Laser pointer discussion. Read/write reviews of laser pointers and laser pointer companies. Learn about all types of laser pointers and lasers





Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser pointer or want to compare different laser pointer companies, you may want to check out the LPF Laser Pointer Company Database. The link will open in a new window for your convenience.








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes
Laser Technology Laser Pointer Parts Lasers by Wavelength
Top 10 Laser Pointer Companies Laser Pointer Company Database Visible Beam Laser Pointers


One laser store meets all your needs

























Go Back   Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers > Lasers > Trades Feedback & Dispute Resolution



LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-18-2012, 05:29 PM #1
ryansoh3's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,282
Rep Power: 276
ryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond repute
ryansoh3 ryansoh3 is offline
Class 3R Laser
ryansoh3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,282
Rep Power: 276
ryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Props to Dogs Best Friend (The Bushwhacker)

The lucky one whom DBF sold the Bushwhacker to was me.

The sale thread is here:
SOLD: "The Bushwhacker" ~2W 445nm - No duty cycle!

The transaction was very smooth and DBF was quick with his replies.
I was worried about the customs in South Korea as it might have been confiscated. To combat this, DBF tightly secured the laser in many ways.

When I received the package, I noticed the package itself was very solid. Noting rattled around when shaken. I opened it up:



Inside were very nicely packed components:



I was impressed with the packing of the laser as well. DBF wrapped it with a towel and secured it with zip ties:



Anyway, I was very pleased with DBF's service and want to thank him for that!

Cheers!

(I'll write up a review of it this weekend!)




Last edited by ryansoh3; 04-21-2012 at 09:04 AM.
ryansoh3 is offline   Reply With Quote







LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)







Old 04-19-2012, 01:54 PM #2
TomD's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Metro Manila
Posts: 123
Rep Power: 68
TomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond repute
TomD TomD is offline
Class 1M Laser
TomD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Metro Manila
Posts: 123
Rep Power: 68
TomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond reputeTomD has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Props to Dogs Best Friend (Bushwhacker)

Congrats neighbor!

This was the first laser I had my eyes on ever since I joined LPF. Glad to know they got through safely.

What shipping method/speed did you opt for, and how long did you wait, if you don't mind me asking?

Last edited by TomD; 04-19-2012 at 02:52 PM.
TomD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 07:45 PM #3
ryansoh3's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,282
Rep Power: 276
ryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond repute
ryansoh3 ryansoh3 is offline
Class 3R Laser
ryansoh3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,282
Rep Power: 276
ryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Props to Dogs Best Friend (Bushwhacker)

Thanks!

We used USPS Priority Mail International Parcels to ship it, and it took 8 days.
Despite the fact that it was tracked, the tracking system had a slight delay. For 4-5 days it said it "arrived at sort facility" and I was getting worried, but it was just the tracking being slow. No problems through customs and what not.

Cheers!
ryansoh3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 02:54 AM #4
cheech226's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: across the river from the big easy
Posts: 1,485
Rep Power: 1051
cheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond repute
cheech226 cheech226 is offline
Class 3R Laser
cheech226's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: across the river from the big easy
Posts: 1,485
Rep Power: 1051
cheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond reputecheech226 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Props to Dogs Best Friend (The Bushwhacker)

i have to give him a big thumbs up too. i bought a nice melle griot beam expander from him and the sale went smooth smooth. packed up very securely. it arrived in perfect condition.
__________________
i have fond memories of owning
10 hene tubes 2 argon ion units and lots of diode and dpss lasers in these wavelengths:
405,445,450,458,473,488,532,543,594,612,632,635,650,685,780
I'm rebuilding my collection:
Skyray 405 12x
kryton groove gitd 445
B&W Tek 473 lab laser
JDSU 2214-40 multiline argon ion
Osram pl520 in an sh-032 host
Skylaser HL532-300
543 HeNe
632 HeNe x3
Opnext 638 single mode in c6 host
Rayfoss 650 150mW
Laserbee II Deluxe lpm w/ Peregrine
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
cheech226 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 10:56 AM #5
Seoul_lasers's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Posts: 2,313
Rep Power: 5175
Seoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Seoul_lasers
Seoul_lasers Seoul_lasers is online now
Class 3R Laser
Seoul_lasers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Posts: 2,313
Rep Power: 5175
Seoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Seoul_lasers
Default Re: Props to Dogs Best Friend (The Bushwhacker)

Just saw ryansoh3's "Bushwhacker", and LPM'd it using both a Laserbee and the new Ophir20C from Trevor. I met Ryan at the local Apple retailer here in central Seoul and went to a local Starbucks and ordered him a coffee and we talked a bit.
Ryan is a really decent, smart person and I am happy that he has realized the importance of having a hobby!
I have to admit the copper modules really make for stability in the output. I'll let Ryan do the honours and give the information about the overall build and the
405G1 lens that this build came with.
I know I have something to say about this!
- Seller looks like they included safety wear with the build. Not sure if they were sold separately or not? (I'll let Ryan explain)
From the start, the thing that REALLY concerned me about the build was the quality of the lens (this is not dog'sbestfriends) fault, but a manufacturing issue with the coating, or at lest this is what it appears to me to be.
I have a 405G1 lens on RHD's build and the splash doesn't look anything like this.
Ryan had mentioned that the slash seemed strange to him. Sure enough, at home I noticed something was defiantly odd. A couple of times Ryan explained to me that he thought dust might have gotten on the lens surface. I had another look with a magnifying lens.
The lens coating looked as though it has flecked off in places, creating a swiss cheese pattern (major lens artifacts)!
Also the focusing ability of this build ( I suspect the copper module) doesn't allow for minimal divergence. Best spot distance is only just a tad bit less than 2m.
HOWEVER, Output is quite stable. 2358mW max with an average around 2200mW at 60 seconds run time, is pretty decent. Obvious that copper has SERIOUS advantages over Aluminum and that is getting the heat away from the diode fast! Ryan will be showing and explaining more. I want to leave him room to post. After all this is HIS laser.
__________________
650nm ~350mW DVD 20x diode RyanSoh3 Class IIIb
650nm ~350mW DVD 22x 3.5mm labby build 2010 Class IIIb
532nm 10mW-15mW DPSS Module IR filtered(S.Korea)RyanSoh3 Class IIIb
450nm CarbonFiber ElectricPlasma build 9mm +6W Class IV
445nm 3.49W pk ~3.15W av. Sinner Cypreus II +DTR 9mm 445nm Class IV
445nm RHD Saber Twins 2.7W ~2.35W pk Class IV
445nm A140 module x2 Maxsink Class IV
405nm Daguin Kryton Groove SO6J 700mW build. Class IV
405nm Olike 560mW-600mW pen sold Scopeguy20
Class IV
337.1nm TEA Nitrogen laser project 2011 Class IIIb
---------------------------------------------------
Die4Drivers 1.3v lab laser/projector driver

Laserbee 3.2W Deluxe LPM
ARGMeter 1.1v
Ophir 20C-A sensor

Peregrine 1.5.0 is working now on MacOSX Yay!!

Last edited by Seoul_lasers; 02-02-2013 at 02:38 AM.
Seoul_lasers is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 06:00 PM #6
Dogs Best Friend's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 148
Rep Power: 23
Dogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant future
Dogs Best Friend Dogs Best Friend is offline
Class 1M Laser
Dogs Best Friend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 148
Rep Power: 23
Dogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant future
Default Re: Props to Dogs Best Friend (The Bushwhacker)

Thanks for taking a look at the laser, I'll be waiting for what Ryan has to say as well!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seoul_lasers View Post
405G1 lens that this build came with.
I know I have something to say about this!...
The lens coating looked as though it has flecked off in places, creating a swiss cheese pattern (major lens artifacts)!
That is actually a 405-G-2 lens. All of the G2s seem to have some VERY minor factory imperfections in the coating which are only visible in an unfocused beam, but I haven't seen anything like you are describing. If the lens is in fact defective, I will see that it is taken care of.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seoul_lasers View Post
Also the focusing ability of this build ( I suspect the copper module) doesn't allow for minimal divergence. Best spot distance is only just a tad bit less than 2m.
The focusing range of that laser is adjustable. The focusing ring can be changed so that it stops at or past infinity when it butts up against the body. There is no problem with the copper module, if it is not focusing to minimal divergence, it just needs a quick tweak.

Thanks for taking a look!
Dogs Best Friend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 02:38 AM #7
Seoul_lasers's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Posts: 2,313
Rep Power: 5175
Seoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Seoul_lasers
Seoul_lasers Seoul_lasers is online now
Class 3R Laser
Seoul_lasers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Posts: 2,313
Rep Power: 5175
Seoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Seoul_lasers
Post Re: Props to Dogs Best Friend (The Bushwhacker)

Well I gave Ryan the beam shots to upload. So, we'll wait and see his review.
The average for 1 minute run time on the Ophir20c
is 2207.97mW. That is seriously stable !
I was quite impressed to say the least.
I'm guessing if I had allowed a longer run time, say 2 minutes , I would have seen
2200mW on the par.
__________________
650nm ~350mW DVD 20x diode RyanSoh3 Class IIIb
650nm ~350mW DVD 22x 3.5mm labby build 2010 Class IIIb
532nm 10mW-15mW DPSS Module IR filtered(S.Korea)RyanSoh3 Class IIIb
450nm CarbonFiber ElectricPlasma build 9mm +6W Class IV
445nm 3.49W pk ~3.15W av. Sinner Cypreus II +DTR 9mm 445nm Class IV
445nm RHD Saber Twins 2.7W ~2.35W pk Class IV
445nm A140 module x2 Maxsink Class IV
405nm Daguin Kryton Groove SO6J 700mW build. Class IV
405nm Olike 560mW-600mW pen sold Scopeguy20
Class IV
337.1nm TEA Nitrogen laser project 2011 Class IIIb
---------------------------------------------------
Die4Drivers 1.3v lab laser/projector driver

Laserbee 3.2W Deluxe LPM
ARGMeter 1.1v
Ophir 20C-A sensor

Peregrine 1.5.0 is working now on MacOSX Yay!!

Last edited by Seoul_lasers; 04-29-2012 at 02:50 AM.
Seoul_lasers is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 02:57 AM #8
RyanElectro's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 804
Rep Power: 630
RyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to RyanElectro
RyanElectro RyanElectro is offline
Class 2M Laser
RyanElectro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 804
Rep Power: 630
RyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to RyanElectro
Default Re: Props to Dogs Best Friend (The Bushwhacker)

That "swiss cheese" effect you're getting with the lens is in fact dust and/or residue. I've solved this problem by simplying removing the retaining ring on the G-2, and cleaning the lens with a microfiber cloth and some aerosol spray at the end to remove the dust without contact with more dust on the cloth. If need be, use a LITTLE alcohol with a Q-tip.

Good luck,
Ryan

Last edited by RyanElectro; 04-29-2012 at 02:58 AM.
RyanElectro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 03:45 AM #9
ryansoh3's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,282
Rep Power: 276
ryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond repute
ryansoh3 ryansoh3 is offline
Class 3R Laser
ryansoh3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,282
Rep Power: 276
ryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Props to Dogs Best Friend (The Bushwhacker)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seoul_lasers View Post
Just saw ryansoh3's "Bushwhacker", and LPM'd it using both a Laserbee and the new Ophir20C from Trevor. I met Ryan at the local Apple retailer here in central Seoul and went to a local Starbucks and ordered him a coffee and we talked a bit. Ryan is a really decent, smart person and I am happy that he has realized the importance of having a hobby!
Thanks for metering my laser, Seoul! It was a pleasure meeting you.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seoul_lasers View Post
Seller looks like they included safety wear with the build. Not sure if they were sold separately or not?
DBF included the two pairs of Uvex goggles for $15. He offered $5 for one, but I suggested two pairs. (I think I took his personal one as well.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RyanElectro View Post
That "swiss cheese" effect you're getting with the lens is in fact dust and/or residue. I've solved this problem by simplying removing the retaining ring on the G-2, and cleaning the lens with a microfiber cloth and some aerosol spray at the end to remove the dust without contact with more dust on the cloth. If need be, use a LITTLE alcohol with a Q-tip.

Good luck,
Ryan
Yeah, I tried blowing it with a air blower made for the camera optics, the one you squeeze. Seoul also tried using 20% ethanol to clean it up, but to no avail. Thanks for your suggestion though. If I do take out the lens, is there a specific orientation? Is the AR coating one way?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dogs Best Friend View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seoul_lasers View Post
Also the focusing ability of this build ( I suspect the copper module) doesn't allow for minimal divergence. Best spot distance is only just a tad bit less than 2m.

The focusing range of that laser is adjustable. The focusing ring can be changed so that it stops at or past infinity when it butts up against the body. There is no problem with the copper module, if it is not focusing to minimal divergence, it just needs a quick tweak.
Thanks for taking a look!
As DBF said, the reason it was not focusing to infinity was because somehow, the position of the lens and the focus ring had shifted. No biggie. It does take some trial and error, but I quickly fixed it.

That being said, the teflon tape seems to be becoming loose. Could it be wearing off? Sometimes I notice that when I screw the adapter all the way in to the laser, it's not infinity. It often goes past that.

Anyways, the output is VERY stable. I'll upload the LPM graph in a moment, but with the massive the heatsink, this laser has an amazing performance.

Many thanks to Seoul_Lasers for metering my laser for free (and a cup of coffee as well) and Dog's Best Friend for his stunning laser.

I'll post a review with lots of pictures and beamshots soon.

Cheers!
-Ryan

Last edited by ryansoh3; 04-29-2012 at 08:50 AM.
ryansoh3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 04:08 AM #10
Dogs Best Friend's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 148
Rep Power: 23
Dogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant future
Dogs Best Friend Dogs Best Friend is offline
Class 1M Laser
Dogs Best Friend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 148
Rep Power: 23
Dogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant future
Default Re: Props to Dogs Best Friend (The Bushwhacker)

If the teflon tape on the focus ring is coming too loose, get it to where it needs to be, and use a sharpy to make a reference mark on the back of the focus ring and the side of the lens barrel (on the threads). Unscrew it, put some threadlocker on it, and screw it back in until the marks line up again. I was thinking about doing that before sending it, but I thought I should leave it up to you to set it right where you want.

The lenses are easy to take out of the lens barrel. They are convex on one side, so you can't really put it back in wrong. the convex side goes to the front. It might be a good idea to remove it and clean it like R.E. suggested. Be careful not to over-tighten the retaining ring when you screw it back in so you don't crack the lens. Hopefully, it is just stubborn dust (which can be hard to remove without removing the lens). If the coating really is defective, I'll send you a new lens.
Dogs Best Friend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 04:13 AM #11
RyanElectro's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 804
Rep Power: 630
RyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to RyanElectro
RyanElectro RyanElectro is offline
Class 2M Laser
RyanElectro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 804
Rep Power: 630
RyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond reputeRyanElectro has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to RyanElectro
Default Re: Props to Dogs Best Friend (The Bushwhacker)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dogs Best Friend View Post
The lenses are easy to take out of the lens barrel. They are convex on one side, so you can't really put it back in wrong. the convex side goes to the front. It might be a good idea to remove it and clean it like R.E. suggested. Be careful not to over-tighten the retaining ring when you screw it back in so you don't crack the lens. Hopefully, it is just stubborn dust (which can be hard to remove without removing the lens). If the coating really is defective, I'll send you a new lens.
This is exactly what I wanted to say. You won't be able to properly clean w/o getting it out. Tough residue easily gets back on using alcohol with not 99% purity, you get those water residue marks which worsens the problem. The key is using the alcohol and wiping it off immediately with a dry absorbent material.
RyanElectro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 08:46 AM #12
ryansoh3's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,282
Rep Power: 276
ryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond repute
ryansoh3 ryansoh3 is offline
Class 3R Laser
ryansoh3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,282
Rep Power: 276
ryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Props to Dogs Best Friend (The Bushwhacker)

Here's the extremely impressive LPM graph:


Seoul included a few notes as well:


About the lens:
I managed to take it out and clean it with pure alcohol twice, and the swiss cheese artifacts improved a bit. Still not sure if the remaining artifacts are normal.
I'm having trouble taking a picture with my DSLR. There simply is way too much contrast. The center is clipped out (pure white) and the edges are completely dark. In real life, however, it's perfectly viewable. I'm not sure why this is... Even my iPod touch has too much contrast.

Meanwhile, here's pics of the laser with and without the lens that Seoul took, after he cleaned the lens. Do you mind telling us the camera and the settings you used?





Cheers!

Last edited by ryansoh3; 04-29-2012 at 10:02 AM.
ryansoh3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 09:37 AM #13
Seoul_lasers's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Posts: 2,313
Rep Power: 5175
Seoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Seoul_lasers
Seoul_lasers Seoul_lasers is online now
Class 3R Laser
Seoul_lasers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Posts: 2,313
Rep Power: 5175
Seoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond reputeSeoul_lasers has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Seoul_lasers
Default Re: Props to Dogs Best Friend (The Bushwhacker)

Good post Ryan!
Actually I used my iPhone 4s to take those pictures.
It really doesn't matter about the camera you use, blue output falls in the peak sensitivity range of most CCD sensors. example : Blue 460nm/spectral sensitivity approx 90%.
a 2W laser spot overwhelms most sensors and as such, you've got to winden you focus on the laser to diffuse the light as much as possible.
Adjust your DSLRs f/stop. The higher value for ƒ = focal length divided by the effective diameter. It is essentially a measure in lens speed. Higher speed in bright conditions give a clearer, less saturated photo.
The first pic is the raw output without the lens, the second is the cleaned lens pic.
Note the splash pattern is still extremely terrible. Before cleaning this, there was solid black marks, that most certainly was dust. After cleaning these disappeared completely.

- I looked at the len via a magnifying lens, the coating job is horrific. Visible when you turn the lens to the light, it's missing coating. Scratching a lens doesn't give a pattern like this.
__________________
650nm ~350mW DVD 20x diode RyanSoh3 Class IIIb
650nm ~350mW DVD 22x 3.5mm labby build 2010 Class IIIb
532nm 10mW-15mW DPSS Module IR filtered(S.Korea)RyanSoh3 Class IIIb
450nm CarbonFiber ElectricPlasma build 9mm +6W Class IV
445nm 3.49W pk ~3.15W av. Sinner Cypreus II +DTR 9mm 445nm Class IV
445nm RHD Saber Twins 2.7W ~2.35W pk Class IV
445nm A140 module x2 Maxsink Class IV
405nm Daguin Kryton Groove SO6J 700mW build. Class IV
405nm Olike 560mW-600mW pen sold Scopeguy20
Class IV
337.1nm TEA Nitrogen laser project 2011 Class IIIb
---------------------------------------------------
Die4Drivers 1.3v lab laser/projector driver

Laserbee 3.2W Deluxe LPM
ARGMeter 1.1v
Ophir 20C-A sensor

Peregrine 1.5.0 is working now on MacOSX Yay!!

Last edited by Seoul_lasers; 04-29-2012 at 02:02 PM.
Seoul_lasers is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 05:51 PM #14
Dogs Best Friend's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 148
Rep Power: 23
Dogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant future
Dogs Best Friend Dogs Best Friend is offline
Class 1M Laser
Dogs Best Friend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 148
Rep Power: 23
Dogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant future
Default Re: Props to Dogs Best Friend (The Bushwhacker)

Yep... Looks like something is wrong with the coating. I will shoot you a new lens element (free of charge of course). Since you already have the lens barrel, you can just drop the new one in. I apologize for the inconvenience, I wish you didn't have to wait so long for the new lens, but it's on its way
Dogs Best Friend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 09:32 PM #15
ryansoh3's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,282
Rep Power: 276
ryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond repute
ryansoh3 ryansoh3 is offline
Class 3R Laser
ryansoh3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,282
Rep Power: 276
ryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Props to Dogs Best Friend (The Bushwhacker)

Thanks! That would be very very kind of you.
Before you shipped the laser, did you notice any artifacts caused by the lens?

Cheers!
-Ryan

Edit: LPF wouldn't let me rep you again.
Will do as soon as it allows me.
__________________
Is your laser a BAMF?

With great power comes a great need for safety.

I am SICK of spoon feeding noobs who just don't care to search the forum.

Lasers:
405nm Amazon Set
445nm BAMF Link
445nm 2358mW Peak The Bushwhacker by Dogs Best Friend
445nm Fantasy Link
532nm "200mW" DealExtreme Pointer
532nm Amazon Set
650nm Amazon Set
FastTech is the new DX. (Nope, prices have gone up, nevermind!)


Last edited by ryansoh3; 04-29-2012 at 09:39 PM.
ryansoh3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 01:27 AM #16
Dogs Best Friend's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 148
Rep Power: 23
Dogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant future
Dogs Best Friend Dogs Best Friend is offline
Class 1M Laser
Dogs Best Friend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 148
Rep Power: 23
Dogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant futureDogs Best Friend has a brilliant future
Default Re: Props to Dogs Best Friend (The Bushwhacker)

It definitely didn't look like that when it left here. I don't have personal experience with this, but I would assume that a defective coating could degrade over time. It's also possible that minor dust was burned onto the lens, or some other crazy thing happened... I guess we will never know.
Dogs Best Friend is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bushwhacker, dogs best friend





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On











Loading








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes






Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:15 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC