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Domesox

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Newcomer from STL here. I always thought lasers were a pretty cool hobby and last month I won a 50mw 495nm laser from sanwu lasers. Just came in today, just waiting for the batteries to charge. Anybody else have a laser like this? Nice to meet everyone!
 



diachi

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Welcome!

I have a DIY 495nm pen build, gorgeous colour! Which host did you get? I'm guessing it's a pocket series - good fit for one of those.
 

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Welcome!

I have a DIY 495nm pen build, gorgeous colour! Which host did you get? I'm guessing it's a pocket series - good fit for one of those.
It’s a guardian, little chunky guy haha. I just got to turn it on, definitely a nice color. Does yours have a large square outside of the laser dot? I’m just trying to figure out if that’s normal. Here’s a picture of it63404
 
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Lifetime17

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Hi, Your square in the picture can be minimized by using a 2 element lens or an acrylic lens considering the out put isn't to high for the acrylic lens. Its been called an artifact, Maybe Red Cowboy or Paul can give some input.
Oh tell us about your self in the Welcome section and where your location is many folks here will be more willing to help you out..

Rich:)
 

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Welcome, STL, MO. The rectangular artifact that you are getting comes from the Sharp 490nm diode it uses. This become worse with short FL aspheric lenses like the G2, but can be eliminated by using a 2 Element 520nm AR coated lens from DTR. You can also get the same effect with the acrylic lens that is available with any 12 module you buy. The lens holder is too short, but you can get around that.
 

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Hey there Domesox, Welcome to LPF, and a hello-back-atcha-also-from-MO. As a Springfield resident, I envy your ready access to Jack-in-the-box and white castle, but I'm happy I don't have to deal with STL traffic. 65 & James river down here are already enough of a headache for me. That's awesome that you won a free Sanwu unit! Would be cool to see some pics of whichever one they sent. I've had my eye on one of their pocket series myself for a while.
 




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