- Jan 8, 2013
it's been some time now since I've posted a thread of mine. Frankly, I've been busy at work and once I could steal the precious free time, using it for rather late evening and night photography was my priority. But since ignoring enjoyment of the laser beam singularity was not an option for me, especially after winning the long awaiting missing wavelength, it was as clear as high skies sun that I must present a personal experience with the golden photonics...
Desire for Gold
First things first. My sincere thanks goes to two people who shared their own art and involvement with the very same product: brucemir and wannaburnstuff. Hereby - just as a reminder - links to their reviews to be mentioned here:
This very own thread has no ambition to compete with their reviews. Both gentlemen have provided enough of precious information for me to take the final decision go ahead and buy that se*y thing! My goal here is simply to participate up to an extend based on pure picture presentation (what else, huh). On another side I must note how the actual buying process and communication with Adam from Dragonlasers pleasant and easy-going was. First I had to wait a week or so, due to the product being out of stock(!), but there after laser with two diffraction gratings were delivered after cca. 10 more days. Happy days!
After 2x LPM tests done with 1x fully charged 3200mAh Panasonic battery inserted, I couldn't be pleased more.
Welcome home, sunstar!
I divided gallery in two sections: macro/close-up laser host and parts shots and laser beam outdoor portrait and medium to far distance shots. In case some of you will be wondering about the colour trueness. I personally see the 589nm as dark yellow with an orange tint to it. I believe golden would be the right term here. Much depends on daylight/night time conditions. All pictures taken with Nikon D5200 were adjusted accordingly in RAW Camera Filter of Photoshop CC, but the ultimate post-processing impact on the beam colour was minimal, hue and saturation varied though (if a darker or lighter tone chosen). One way or another, I hope some of these depictions will you, forum viewers, find good enough for 589nm wavelength as it is. Each picture comes with a brief description.
Discreet battery insert mark on the body host's end where it meets the tail cap.
Side front view tail cap.
Closer inside view of tail cap.
Tail cap rear view.
Body host tube.
Laser head up view.
Front side view laser head.
Safety screw in cover, top and bottom.
Inside the body host tube (where the heart beats).
Spark in the Dark.
Colour War Zone.
At the Lake.
At the Doorstep.
At the Wall.
Sunbeam at Night.
Halo, my artificial Sun.
:thanks: for watching!