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Default Review: Focusable 100mW Rayfoss Bluray

Because I love all things waterproof, I had to get the 100mW waterproof, Focusable 405nm laser at Rayfoss (here):
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The build is very similar to other Rayfoss pointers, except that it is focusable, and only comes apart in 2 places (3 pieces).

As you can see from the image above, the focusing lens sits in the head of the laser. It is an acrylic lens that is focusable and sits very close to the diode (~3mm). My laser arrived focused at infinity (long beam) and a few twists of the head, and it focuses for burning:
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One thing I found strange is that the Rayfoss laser is case-positive, when all of my other Bluray's (LPF member builds) are case-negative. So, it's good that the tail clicky has reverse-polarity protection (I was told).

Thanks to Daguin, I was able to meter the laser.
So. It measured very close to 100mW:


From the Rayfoss Picture the laser looks black.. But it's actually a very dark purple.
And, of course it is Waterproof:

Video taken in my sink at ~6in deep. Haven't tried the swimming pool yet.

I do recommend this laser for anyone that wants a durable waterproof bluray.


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Old 10-22-2009, 04:48 AM #2
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Default Re: Review: Focusable 100mW Rayfoss Bluray

Nicely done, Ash!

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Nice water proof laser!

A water proof camera too? What kinda camera is that?
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Default Re: Review: Focusable 100mW Rayfoss Bluray

The camera is an Olympus Tough 8000
Waterproof to 33ft:
http://laserpointerforums.com/f48/wh...tml#post593949
Forgot a beamshot... so here is one I just took:


-Side by side beam comparison with a little smoke-


Rayfoss 98mW (left) Daguin 190mW (right)
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Default Re: Review: Focusable 100mW Rayfoss Bluray

at 0:08 what's that with the air bubble? if i saw bubbles I'd immediately take the laser out of the water lol
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That's just the air bubble between the host and the lens, every time you dunk one of these lasers in water you get that annoying air bubble.
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