Dude i am really not a careless guy i care about safety
So i just want a seat belt as you put it
A good pair of 532nm goggles should be fine right,
I am extremely careful i just wanna be prepared for somethig that might happen
But you can reduce the chance of it happening by being safe and prepared
Thanks dude looking forward to being apart of a hobby that is unique
I have always wante to be a pro baseball player and its gonna happen but for the winter time i need something to entertain my self and experiment with thanks all!
I will be posting several lasers for late tonight. All all well over 100mW, I'm not committing to it yet, but one of them might be a lazerer classic 200mW. I need to think about it though. I had 5 lasers in the same host, it's the last one... best beam specs, and divergence. Starts off in tem01, but shifts to tem00 after a few seconds, and immediately, once it's warm.
A 200mW 532nm laser would make for a very good first laser. They are impressive and that output is rather nice. I have heard lots of good things about Lazerer lately and I plan to buy one of their lasers soon. Overall I dislike o-like from personal exp and from what I have heard around.
As for goggles, at 200mW the laser will be so bright in 532nm that I agree that IR isn't really much of an issue. The only time you may have problems is if you intend to look at the dot at close range for extended times(burn stuff). You should be good to roll with those cheap goggles if you mostly use the laser outdoors and for distance pointing. Better goggles that block IR as well should be on your list of things to buy but may not be required right away.
In a nutshell (IMHO), get a laser from Lazerer or from infinitus and you will be best off and grab cheapo goggles for now.
For the most part focus on a 532nm isn't useful since they are usually set to infinity at the minimum focus level meaning you usually cant take them to a smaller focus for burning which is pretty much the only reason you would need focus. Besides burning with a 200mW 532nm laser would not be too spectacular anyway.