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captaindantheman 06-23-2010 02:00 AM

Does anyone even care about 473nm anymore?
 
Now that 445nm is in and is very cheap, I just wanted to ask if anyone still cares about 473nm? I remember about 6 months ago drooling over a 5mW 473nm and I was so jealous of anyone that had one, but now i'm like f**** that there's 445nm and it goes up to 1 watt!

Xplorer877 06-23-2010 02:06 AM

Re: Does anyone even care about 473nm anymore?
 
Many of us collect wavelengths. I will not rest until I have them all.
There is more to lasers that just burning stuff.

-Tony

daguin 06-23-2010 02:11 AM

Re: Does anyone even care about 473nm anymore?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Xplorer877 (Post 723188)
Many of us collect wavelengths. I will not rest until I have them all.
There is more to lasers that just burning stuff.

-Tony

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
What he said

Collectors and hobbyists will still look to have all the colors that they can find/afford

Peace,
dave

ElektroFreak 06-23-2010 02:11 AM

Re: Does anyone even care about 473nm anymore?
 
I have a thing for DPSS lasers.. I'm fascinated by how they work. I'll never part with my 473nm lasers, and I might buy more..

I have replaced the 473nm laser that was in my full-color projector with one of these 445nm diodes at 620mW, though.. The color depth has improved greatly. They are far superior for laser show projector applications.

daguin 06-23-2010 02:20 AM

Re: Does anyone even care about 473nm anymore?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ElektroFreak (Post 723199)
I have a thing for DPSS lasers.. I'm fascinated by how they work. I'll never part with my 473nm lasers, and I might buy more..

I have replaced the 473nm laser that was in my full-color projector with one of these 445nm diodes at 620mW, though.. The color depth has improved greatly. They are far superior for laser show projector applications.

I'm working on it ;)

Peace,
dave

Pontiacg5 06-23-2010 02:22 AM

Re: Does anyone even care about 473nm anymore?
 
The beam quality of 473 is still a lot better than diodes so no, I don't see everyone completely forgetting about them. I would still buy one if a nice deal came around.

Scottyzedinosaur 06-23-2010 02:34 AM

Re: Does anyone even care about 473nm anymore?
 
i agree. plus, 473 is more turqiouse, therefore closer to green, therefore better beam:) people want what they cant have. i have an arctic on the way(i hope. hehe..:p), but id still love to have a 473, just because its more exotic, and expensive.

scopeguy20 06-23-2010 02:39 AM

Re: Does anyone even care about 473nm anymore?
 
I want all the different lasers wavelengths too, and I also hope the cost of DPSS will drop. :D -Glenn

Kevlar 06-23-2010 04:55 AM

Re: Does anyone even care about 473nm anymore?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Xplorer877 (Post 723188)
Many of us collect wavelengths. I will not rest until I have them all.
There is more to lasers that just burning stuff.

-Tony

I also agree, burning get boring fast. I would love a 473nm!!:D

aryntha 06-23-2010 05:03 AM

Re: Does anyone even care about 473nm anymore?
 
I hope to get a >100mW 473. And I'm not getting rid of mine. 445 is not 473.

Things 06-23-2010 06:17 AM

Re: Does anyone even care about 473nm anymore?
 
I'd take 1W of DPSS 473 over 1W of 445nm any day, the beam specs are just so much better!

heruursciences 06-23-2010 06:29 AM

Re: Does anyone even care about 473nm anymore?
 
473 still has a better beam mode, and argon 488nm is still my favorite shade of blue :o)

HumanSymphony 06-23-2010 06:37 AM

Re: Does anyone even care about 473nm anymore?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by heruursciences (Post 723405)
473 still has a better beam mode, and argon 488nm is still my favorite shade of blue :o)

488nm is EPIC! Probably won't ever own one myself though...

RA_pierce 06-23-2010 06:49 AM

Re: Does anyone even care about 473nm anymore?
 
I agree with everything that is said. Burning stuff is cool, but I love the unique colors. Watching the beams together is beautiful!

If I were to put my 5 favorite wavelengths in a list, it would be ordered:

1. 473
2. 532
3. 445
4. 635
5. 405

Flaminpyro 06-23-2010 06:54 AM

Re: Does anyone even care about 473nm anymore?
 
Nope !

dnar 06-23-2010 07:23 AM

Re: Does anyone even care about 473nm anymore?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by captaindantheman (Post 723175)
Now that 445nm is in and is very cheap, I just wanted to ask if anyone still cares about 473nm? I remember about 6 months ago drooling over a 5mW 473nm and I was so jealous of anyone that had one, but now i'm like f**** that there's 445nm and it goes up to 1 watt!

I just have one question for you. What is 473nm? Is that a laser or somin? :crackup:


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