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Old 11-10-2009, 05:13 AM #1
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Question Getting used to laser brightness?

When I first got my DX50 a long while ago, it seemed blindingly bright when I first put the batteries in and turned it on. I had to squint to look at the dot. Now it doesn't seem so blindingly bright to me anymore. Anyone else notice this?


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^ lol

But really, it could be that the laser is simply losing power as it ages
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I was also going to suggest it might be time for fresh batteries.
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Yeah, its probably the laser putting out less power, due to batteries or something else.

Brightness is not something you develop a long-term insensitiviy for, but how you experienced it depends on the situation too... but even someone used to working with a 200 mW green will find a 50 mW 'darn bright' if you turn one on in an otherwise dark room.
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We don't know anything about your laser or how you use it...
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I've thought about it more than once. It might be the lasers that go down, but I do also think our eyes or at least our brain "learns" to look at them.

Just for instance, the first time you see bluray your eyes go crazy trying to focus on it etc, but after some days you just see it better!
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Another theory could be that the lenses may are dirty, try to clean them
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LOL...

I've changed my batteries every day... I rotate between 3 sets of rechargeable NiMH AAAs. Sometimes I use alkaline ones but they don't last very long.

The laser still lights matches... it seems perfectly fine.
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did you check the lens?
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might be that too xD
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yeah, yeah, fresh batteries are your friends
I have one DX 50 too, after 2 months of using it started mode-hopping, 2 weeks ago it started having problems with switch
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I had trouble viewing 300mw red dots at first, but now I don't have any trouble viewing the dot for long periods of time now. I think I've simply gotten used to it, because if my diode were degrading or something like that, I would notice through its burning ability.
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