- Jan 8, 2013
I'd like to briefly share my short experience with Beam expander specifically made for the PL-E PRO 800mW I own. This thread is not about detailed reviewing of the product, it's based more or less on introducing it through pictures that supplement the writing.
All the necessary description which includes the BE's parameters and attributes are to be found at the following link:
Basically as some other members who already own PL-E PRO I've participated in the following GB organised by Gray himself, the true jetlasers.org representative on lpf.com:
Despite the prolonged waiting time (UPS delivery difficulties) once I've received the BE and the Titanium B 532nm laser I could start exploring the long light green beam horizons.
Beam expander gallery
The actual product consists of 2 key parts: adapter ring which serves as a middle section that is attached to PL-E PRO's outer focus ring (with the original lens cover cap of the main lens removed beforehand) and the bigger up to 10x magnification lens adapter which is screwed onto the smaller adapter ring. Connecting all parts within is extremely simple and they all hold together tight and secure. Using the BE's focus ability is achieved by rotating the fine thread, it's a smooth and problem free operation.
Pictures of the adapter ring
Pictures of the magnification lens adapter
No flash, room light on.
Flash on, room light off.
Front side closer look.
Fine thread as a focusing section of the BE.
Beam shots gallery
I apologize for not providing more details of the beam focused to distance, any measurements are a subject of further investigation. I understand it'd be fun to try to light a match or pop a balloon from a longer distance, but since I was on my own and also was limited by area/place dimensions where I've been taking pictures and the risk to catch attention of public would have been too great. Not to mention it was dark enough and using a decent flashlight was a must:shhh:.
At least, let me come out with a series of portrait and distance shots. A heavy tripod had to be used to get the extra long PL-E PRO with BE securely attached.
Wider beam achieved thanks to breath condensation and cooler air condition.
Some angled distance shots.
:thanks: jetlasers/Gray for this great PL-E PRO Beam extension and everyone else for reading!