- Jul 10, 2015
Hmmm very interesting I'm very grateful for all the replies! What about when it comes to adding a focus to a diode with a gball? Is there a reason it can't be done or rather won't? Power loss? or would the beam but not focus right going through so many lenses? I thought a focusing adapter was merely slapped on. I figured light is light so a focus should work?
What do you mean by " adding a focus " ? Oh and you figured light is light huh......funny stuff, you should do stand up. As for an adaptor being slapped on..........I suspect someone was slapped on but maybe not enough.........eh?
If you are talking about using a lens such as G2/G3/3E/G7/G8 directly after the intact GBall of a nubm/nugm diode it won't work, I have tested all and the beam is too wide coming out of the factory intact GBall of a NUBM/NUGM diode.
If you are talking about removing the GBall can from a nugm/nubm diode and using a G2/G3/3E/G7/G8 lens that will work but the diode will not last nearly as long in the case of the nubm's but the nugm's appear to run with the GBall removed just fine using a G2/G3/3E/G7/G8 lens.
Now if you reduce the beam coming out of a GBall lens of a GBall intact NUBM diode with another GBall lens or a G2 ( turned around )then you can use a G2/G3/3E/G7/G8
I did use a 25mm PCX lens after a GBall lens on an intact GBall diode and was able to get a good focus from a few feet away to infinity.