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Poll: what was your first laser and what year did you get it?

TheDukeAnumber1

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200mw 650nm Dilda in 2008, paid $120
 

Elektrotechniker

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Is it just me or is there no Poll...:thinking:

Jerry
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@TheDukeAnumber1 wut? Why $120? I bought it that year too and it was about $35
My first laser was the dx dilda as well :)
 
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TheDukeAnumber1

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At the time I just didn't know any better, I forget where I had bought it. Comparing it to WL's E3 it was cheaper and focusable.

Glad to hear someone else's first was with that laser too though lol.
 

n2stuff

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My first laser was and still have it is a 1/2 mw HeNe Metrologic kit. I built it back 1988 at about $300.00 for the kit. And yes it still works.
 

chipdouglas

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My first laser was from a local gunshow. It was a "50mw". Now mind you this was the laser that brought me here. I was curious about more power. So I came here. Learned to pot mod. I have no idea what the real power was. But it could smoke black plastic in less than ten seconds. It cost me fifty even. And it was a diode type host with a wrist strap.
 

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My first laser was a pointer I purchased from Office Depot when I was in 7th or 8th grade...so roughly 2004. My first REAL lasers I actually purchased together. They were Rayfoss Waterproof lasers, 50mW 532nm and 200mW 660nm. I paid 40 dollars and 90 dollars respectively.
 

AlexStyl

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My first laser, was when I was 5-7 year old, it were from those that you change the head and the beam was small designs :)) Red ones, low power :))
At my 10, I bought ebay laser pens :))
 

hwang21

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My first was was a keychain presentation pointer, a red pointer at <1mW. My first "real" laser was a Wicked Lasers Evolution Pro 20mW, for $120... LPM'd in at 53mW avg :wave:
 

Spectre Gadget

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Small sun ZY-350, 532 DPSS

Advertised, of course, 5mw on Ebay. The beamshot pictures got me, along with a $22 price tag. I still have it, and works great! Used it this past weekend, as a matter of fact.

I later got curious about the actual power out, and found this website. Oh... the memories!

EDIT: I am incorrect!!!!! I found a red laser pen when I was in the military. It had two buttons. One for steady on, one to strobe at half-second intervals. I wish I knew where that thing went... Radio Shack brand, if I remember correctly.
 
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tonyt

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First laser was in 93' when i was 10. Don't know the mW but i guarantee it was well under 1! My first "real" laser was a 2.7W+ 445nm off a member here.. Not even a month ago :) ....Yeah... I know..
 

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5mw green probably way more power than that about 3 years ago ,about same time some 5mw reds
 

Hislordship

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My first laser was a 30-50mW green one in a pen style host with a star effect cap

I bought it in walking street in Pattaya city Thailand for only 7,30euro ^^
Sadly it broke a few days after i got back in holland :(
But my girlfriend was nice enough to send me 2 replacements which i still have now ^^

I bought the laser last april so you could say i am very new to lasers :p
 

will manners

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bout in 2008 i bought a cheapo 5mw red keychain with an LED on it from the Vic market for like 5 bucks
 

Kookapeli

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I bought a Fleabay 5mW 532nm special :) about 3 years ago, 6 months later I got a 100mW 532nm from Rayfoss
 




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