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589nm 50mW Dragon Lasers Spartan Yellow Laser Review

Pouie

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Link to laser: Yellow Laser Pointers : Dragon Lasers

Cost: $499 USD

Delivery Time: 10 days (8 business days) from ordering. Very impressive! (Philadelphia)

Weight: 9.2 oz.

Length: 8 inches or 200mm

Power: Using LaserBee AX (3.1W) the laser slowly ramps up to 40mW over the course of 20 seconds from a cold start. After that point it does in fact average right around 50mW - Ranging from 40-60mW hanging closer to the 48-54mW range. The rated duty cycle is 1 minute but it can and has gone longer than that without issue. I felt safe doing so since in one review someone left it running for a half-hour, I believe.

Review: I really love the amber color of this laser as well as the build quality. I enjoy shooting that amber beam into the night sky.

The Laser:





Indoor Beam Shots:




(Above) The camera's focus makes the beam look focused. It is not a focusable head.


Outdoor Beam Shots:





450nm 532nm 589nm:



LPM:



Dot at 20ft:

 

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Nice write up and great pictures. Those beam shots are more than worth :drool:ing at.

Like your three colored shot, with that yellow, it really makes the color's stand out. :gj:
 

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Is the spot that big at 20 feet or is it just the ISO/shutter speed making it look so big? I can get a shot of mine at 20ft tomorrow night for some comparison. Mine isn't perfect, but it doesn't look that big I don't think.

I'm a fan of the glossy look your second indoor beamshot has! Nice pics for sure :)
 

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Glad to see it finally arrived safely

Nice review and photos. Beautiful and relatively rare wavelength and output power.

You are one of the few lucky to have one.
 
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Pouie, nice to see that you received your DL Spartan with no issues. :yh:
Thanks for sharing those nice 589nm beams, those golden rays are always a treat to see!
 

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Very good review and wonderful photos. Enjoy your new 589nm pointer. I hope you get many hours of enjoyment out of it.
 

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Nice review, 589nm lasers are quite impressive technological gadgets for sure. Good to see you got a stable unit which performs up to spec as well.
 

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Awesome color! Glad you got such a good unit :)

-Alex
 

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Thanks so much for the kind words, everyone! People are so nice here.

Is the spot that big at 20 feet or is it just the ISO/shutter speed making it look so big? I can get a shot of mine at 20ft tomorrow night for some comparison. Mine isn't perfect, but it doesn't look that big I don't think.

I'm a fan of the glossy look your second indoor beamshot has! Nice pics for sure :)
Yeah it really is that big at 20 feet. Almost as big as the door knob. I look forward to seeing yours for comparison. :)
 
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Thanks so much for the kind words, everyone! People are so nice here.



Yeah it really is that big at 20 feet. Almost as big as the door knob. I look forward to seeing yours for comparison. :)

As long as it is a real member this community is like family.

That does seem a little big. IIRC, mine was the size of a quarter at ~50 feet or so. Now you just need a beam expander to go with it.
 

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Could be something to do with the white paint on the door. Here it is at 34ft on my hand.



Edit: Slightly bigger than a quarter
 
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Man, that seems awfully large for such a short distance. For that kind of money, I think I'd complain. It sure looks bigger than a quarter. Unless you have very tiny hands. The splash alone covers half your hand.
 
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Could be something to do with the white paint on the door. Here it is at 34ft on my hand.



Edit: Slightly bigger than a quarter
Ouch! :(
That dosn't seem normal spot size on that close distance... Hopefully you can sort it out.
 

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I’m getting mine on monday, I HOPE IT WILL BE OVERSPEC PLS GOD 100mW :can:

Guys I can’t sleep at night thinking about that. I really want overspec, I really don’t wanna mess with issues :(

I see you getting a large dot— you should pm Adam from DL about that.
 
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