- Oct 3, 2021
I've purchased two diode packages from Dtr's Laser Shop... both of them with G8 lenses. If I'm correct, the G8 has a rather long focal length, which is what I want, however. Just 'what' does the 8 mean? For example. I'm currently having great fun in lighting matches, at ever increasing distances... and 'now' wanting to find out just how far I can actually go, in distance, until the match 'no longer light'. Same with bursting balloons. I hear that balloons are easier to burst than matches are to light, so I should be able to get a bit more range on balloons, I'm thinking. I know that the power of the laser is a major factor, but power is not what I'm really looking for. I'm just wanting to learn how to properly use optics, to properly focus a laser, for 'any' level of power, and achieve its maximum effective distance, while also experiencing the least amount of losses along the way. DTR's G8 is a good start, because that is what I currently have on hand. Once again. "What does the '8' mean? Is there anything better than G8 for even 'longer' distances, regardless of power?