Old 08-27-2013, 05:58 AM #1
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Default CNI PGL-RG-655/532 200mw (Poor man's yellow)!

I first want to thank DJNY for the GB and everything he has done with being the middle man!

I finally got my hands on the PGL-RG-655/532 200mw from CNI. So I am writing up a review on it because this is a pretty cool laser and there is not alot about it on here.

For those who don't know abot this laser, it features both a red and green laser that can be used combined or by theirselves. If I had to guess it, uses a pass green reflect red dichro (based upon the dot quality of the red).

The laser is under the 200mw output because DJNY passed on to them that I am more worried about the color then power and I accepted if it would only be around 150mw instead.



The green LPM Graph doesnt show the peak because I had a hard time starting the graph at the same time i switched from red to green mode.





Now here are some pictures of the laser itself. One thing I wish that they would include is a lens shutter or something to cover/protect the opening. You can look right in and see the dichro.





Now for the good pictures.

I questioned the splash and faint dots you see with the red and their answer was.

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the dots in the south and west is normal statate, because there are many optical lens in side the cavitty. Please confirm that if it is accepted?
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It didn't bother me enough to make a big fuss about it.






The green dot looks perfect.





The combined dot is nice between 5-10ft but the red splash is a little noticible. They did a good job on the color mixture though I really like it.









The distance where they truly overlap and looks yellow is between 5 to 10 feet (1.5 - 3 meters). After that they start to seperate it it just looks like a red and green next to eachother. I have played around a little with dichros and it is a pain in the butt to line them up nicely i just thought from CNI that it would be a little better.


Here are some pictures to show what I am talking about. The shed I am aiming at is about 90ft (25-30m) away.




I walked over to the shed and took a picture of what the dot looks like.



Now looking back at it from the shed you can see where the two beams have crossed and appear like two different ones again.





Overall though I am happy with it. It definitely makes me want a true yellow laser now. This definitely one of the most unique lasers I have had the pleasure of owning.

Hope you guys enjoyed it!


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Neat! I really like these multi diode lasers.

How do you switch modes on them?
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Neat! I really like these multi diode lasers.

How do you switch modes on them?
Thanks! it is really cool and it sucks I am actually going to be letting it go but I figure I would do a review for everyone.

It has an on off button on the tail switch. Then a blue button on the side that goes from Off,Red, Green, Combined, Off.
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Hey mhemling,
Nice review, why are you letting it go?
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Nice review, why are you letting it go?
Thanks and it's really due to finances and it us easier to let this go then one I made. There is like an emotional attachment to my favorite builds

Between bills, school, and this gun bill that goes into effect October 1st here in Maryland I need all the moneyi can get.
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I'd still love to see this done with a 450nm SM and a 520.

Awesome laser you got there! Its a shame you're letting it go, I'm sure somebody will grab it pretty fast.
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I'd still love to see this done with a 450nm SM and a 520.

Awesome laser you got there! Its a shame you're letting it go, I'm sure somebody will grab it pretty fast.
This is already SPF to brucemir! So it looks like he will be the owner of this awesome laser
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Not bad at all and who doesn't want a yellow look at my signature they are that strange color that a lot of other ppl have but just you cant get your hands on for love or money, great write up thanks +1
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Any way to adjust the alignment of the two? WOuld be nice if the included an extra fine thread trimmer accessable with a small allen wench
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