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200mW Rayfoss Waterproof 532nm

yobresal

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So I am not sure about many things at tis point because I am away from my laser related gear. But this is what I have so far.

Output: 75mW
IR filter: NO
Powered by: 1 RCR123A battery (included with charger)
Waterproof: Yes
Beam diameter: Smallest I have ever seen (hundreds of lasers)
Beam divergence: Terrible, just really really bad.
Burning capabilities: Great within 3.5 ft, after that you can't even pop a balloon because the divergence is so bad.
Focusable: Not easily, but if you unscrew the head you can access the focus, I attempted to fix the divergence but remembered that because of the extrordinarliy tiny beam diameter this laser is inevitably doomed to massive divergence.
Sex appeal: If I were a red laser I'd be all over it.
Power button: Nice rear clicky, constant on/off momentary off.
Price: Was $125, now $139.
Worth it?: Yes, because of it's waterproofing, sexy design, and close range burning capabilities.
No, because of the god awful divergence (lack of burning capabilties at >3.5ft), Clicky should be the other way around, price increase, WAY UNDER SPEC

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you can adjust the beam divergence by using a special tool to re-focus the laser,
 

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Focusable: Not easily, but if you unscrew the head you can access the focus, I attempted to fix the divergence but remembered that because of the extrordinarliy tiny beam diameter this laser is inevitably doomed to massive divergence.
Yeah I am well aware of this. I have done so with many lasers including this one. The focus on this laser however has already ben tuned to it's optimal setting which is terrible so adjusting the fous only makes more terrible in either direction.
 

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ive been lookin at this laser for awhile it looks real nice do you think this is a freak unit with bad divergence ..do you have any beam shots?
 
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Yeah I am well aware of this. I have done so with many lasers including this one. The focus on this laser however has already ben tuned to it's optimal setting which is terrible so adjusting the fous only makes more terrible in either direction.
You should ask Faona if all 200mW lasers have a bad divergence, maybe you just got unlucky with this one (yeah, that's what we all want to believe) and you could send it back for testing.
I'm more interested in the power readings, will be waiting for them :)
 

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This is the darkest it has been since I have had this laser in my possesion so forgive the low visibility/quality (camera phone)
 

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looks pretty bright. were you able to get your hands on a LPM to test out the output?
 

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You should ask Faona if all 200mW lasers have a bad divergence, maybe you just got unlucky with this one (yeah, that's what we all want to believe) and you could send it back for testing.
I'm more interested in the power readings, will be waiting for them :)
according to faona, the least divergence they can do is 1.5mrad

I did successfully fine tuned mine. it is now at 1.2mrad... im using rayfoss 200mw too.
 

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I am sure there are variation in beam diamter and divergence in every module. Yours sounds nice. Mine isn't. I am at work right now but when I get home tonight I will test the output out. The diameter of laser at 36ft is 1.5 Inches
 

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i contacted faona about my current order. she said that she is still testing the new ones out to make sure it is working correctly. " customers having bad experience " with the previous ones. So its been about a week and it still hasn't shipped, but I guess that is better than getting a bricked laser..but yeah let me know the output.
 

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to be exact "Sorry,The laser is still not past the test of engineer.
Since those two days we got some customer complain on the performance of this laser.
Engineer enhanced their testing items...found there are some potential thecnical problem...We need some time to sove this...For good sake we will not ship the item to clients until the laser get the improvement."
 




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