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NEW Portable DPSS Wavelength - 556nm 20mW CNI

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So, first things first -
While I'm thrilled to be debuting this gorgeous wavelength, it wouldn't have been possible had it not been for the fact that both Aryntha and myself were simultaneously pressuring CNI to custom build this exotic DPSS process into a portable for us. I have no doubt that it was our combined tag-team effort that finally tipped the scales.

Both Aryntha and myself ordered ourselves one of these, and to my knowledge they were engineered side-by-side, shipped at the same time, and received by both of us this afternoon (pretty fantastic synchronicity given that Aryntha is in the US and I'm in Canada). Aryntha was kind enough to offer me the first go at debuting this wavelength. Thank you :)

Alright, down to business! The specs:
- PGL-III-C-556
- DPSS 556nm
- 20mW (and LPMs dead on)
- Runs on 1x 18650

This is a beautiful colour. Very difficult to describe. It isn't yellow, it isn't really green. My best description is that it's the colour of a banana that is half-way between unripe green, and ripe yellow.

At 556nm this is pretty bang on to the peak sensitivity of the human eye. In the photos below, you're seeing the 556nm next to a ~60mW 532nm. In reality, the 60mW 532nm looks slightly brighter than the 20mW 556nm.







 

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Fenzir

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hate to ask, but price?
And could this be the same as the 561nm that somebody had reviewed earlier?
 

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Congratulations, that's incredible. $X,XXX?

The first two handhelds. Nice. Only ever heard of one hobbyist before this having 556nm... and that was a second hand labby.

Wow. Simply stunning, man.

-Trevor
 

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Did aryntha say what his measured?

And the easiest way to find out the price, is to just ask CNI.
 
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qumefox:939745 said:
Did aryntha say what his measured?

And the easiest way to find out the price, is to just ask CNI.
His measured 22mw IIRC.

Mine hit 21 on first measure, and has actually hit 23 this evening. But basically - 20mw.
 

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It is NOT the same as 561. (I'm the one who reviewed that earlier, Fenzir.) 556 looks a bit "paler" whereas 561 looks a little "more ripe"... Getting to be real hard to describe.

Anyways, the pics really do at least show the difference between 556 and 532.

It does appear they were made side by side as rhd and I received them hours apart. :D

Anyways, VERY nice pics, rhd. I'd love to hear what you used to get those, and if you did any post processing.
 

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Awesome!
This makes me miss my PGLs.

Great photos btw. They really capture the difference in color well.
 

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aryntha:939748 said:
Anyways, the pics really do at least show the difference between 556 and 532.

It does appear they were made side by side as rhd and I received them hours apart. :D

Anyways, VERY nice pics, rhd. I'd love to hear what you used to get those, and if you did any post processing.
Hey,

Thanks!

They were ~1/40 exposure, at 3200 ISO , on a Canon 60D, with some glycerin in the air.

The only post processing was the stock photoshop noise reduction filter (because of the high ISO) and then an image resize. On the third photo I adjusted brightness/contrast slightly.
 

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I'd describe that as more of a mustard colour?

Insane laser...cant make my mind up which i like best...589 , or this.
 

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WOW!
Thats a great privilege to poses such a sweet thing.
Nice side by side photo with the two colors, and use of the green plant.
 

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rpaloalto:939780 said:
WOW!
Thats a great privilege to poses such a sweet thing.
Nice side by side photo with the two colors, and use of the green plant.
For what it's worth, I won those flowers for only $6 worth of draw tickets ;)
 

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Wow. Simply beautiful.
Just something really soothing about the shade.
 
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