- Mar 28, 2011
Good photo, Smeer. That seems to rule out the Oclaro (it's closed can, right?) and obviously not a C-mount. Could it simply be a Mitsu ML501P73? In DTR's tests, it easily went to 1W and the Inferno's I have seen measured were mostly in the 800-900mW range.Not sure, but i was able to make this macro shot .... Maybe someone Recognize it ... Not too sure myself.
Thats what I was thinking too - do you know if it's possible to get that kind of beam correction in a hobby build? I'm not sure how it's done, and I haven't found too much information about it.Good photo, Smeer. That seems to rule out the Oclaro (it's closed can, right?) and obviously not a C-mount. Could it simply be a Mitsu ML501P73? In DTR's tests, it easily went to 1W and the Inferno's I have seen measured were mostly in the 800-900mW range.
I actually find the Inferno something of an anomaly in WL's product line. Their 445's are literally double the price of competing products. But for what it is (750mw+ 635nm), I find the Inferno's $400 price tag pretty reasonable -- especially considering the correction optics.
Not that I have seen (but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist). I have been watching THIS THREAD with great interest, but if I understand correctly it doesn't address the p73.do you know if it's possible to get that kind of beam correction in a hobby build?
Common red is 300mW 650nm ''that's common''Most people wouldnt pay over $400 for common red laser.
Again common is 650nm.Yes we know its 635 and has corrective optics but to the typical laser buyer its still just a red laser.
And nothing wrong with it as it's a good 635nm handheld, for a good price.Its all marketing.
What? :thinking: You apparently haven't shopped for a high-powered 635nm. Or maybe you just like to extend this old thread because of its title concerning a problem from 2010. :crackup:Most people wouldnt pay over $400 for common red laser.
Yes we know its 635 and has corrective optics but to the typical laser buyer its still just a red laser.
Its all marketing.
Disagreeing is not being "defensive". I cited examples and prices, to bring some facts into the discussion. For Monty Python fans, "I didn't come here for an argument." :yh:I wasnt attacking anything and you guys are getting defensive over nothing.
Did you miss the emoticon there? No "shot" was intended, and I'm sorry you took it that way. I'm not your enemy and I am not out to get you. I am just another forum member, presumably with some shared interests. We don't have to agree 100% on everything to get along, do we?And correcting me over 5 cents is grasping at straws to say the least and a cheap shot to prove your point.
If you are going to take a laughter emoticon as some kind of direct personal insult, then I may simply lack the required level of diplomatic skill needed to avoid upsetting you. No offense was intended, quite the opposite, and disagreeing with you on the facts is not "calling you out". Thanks for the compliment on the Zaser, though. :beer:Dont ever laugh at me. I build ALL my toys. I dont buy most of them like you. Your Zaser is a great build but it doesnt make you an expert on lasers or give you the right to call me out on some Wicked Lasers BS.
Good question, RayJay. The "beam correction" part has been the problem for me. I did a build with the ML501P73, but I am not happy with the beam shape. The Oclaro is only slightly better, based on photos DTR provided.Why don't you just build one yourself?
This is the problem I'm currently grappling with. I want to make a new red build this summer - and make it as unique and complex as I can manage. Even if I fail - it will be a good learning experience. But beam shape is very important to me - and optics are not my strong spot.Good question, RayJay. The "beam correction" part has been the problem for me. I did a build with the ML501P73, but I am not happy with the beam shape. The Oclaro is only slightly better, based on photos DTR provided.
So as far as I can tell, decent 635nm beam correction starts with either an FAC or mounted collimation lens, then some more custom optics and a host designed to hold them. None of that appears readily available for me to use in a build. I am not an optics expert, machinist, or host designer, so at this point I am leaning towards the "buy" option for a beam-corrected 635nm.
You are blowing things up m8,Some of you still dont get it.
Quoted from Smeer talking about the Inferio.
He paid $400 for a laser and he has to send it back. I've read dozens of threads of people with the same problem different laser. Some had to send it back 3 times. This is classic Wicked. What good are corrective optics if the beam is off center, has splash and you have to send it back?
This is and has always been a quality control issue with Wicked. Either they dont check the lasers before they go out or they let them all go out and play the odds that most people wont care. I think the latter. For the amount of money you pay for their lasers all should be running through a thorough quality check. Its blatantly obvious they dont.
You have a company that openly lies in their advertising, has poor quality control and over priced lasers. If this company existed in the US it would have been closed down long ago because nobody would buy from them. I dont know how the fact they are located in China excuses all these problems or why people jump on their bandwagon as hard as they do. The only thing I read positive about them are the hosts. There are plenty of people here that can cut you the host of your dreams for under $100. Back to the question; so how does the fact they are located in China excuses all these problems and why do people jump on their bandwagon as hard as they do?
Some of you guys got mad because I said fanboy. But isnt this the exact behavior Apple fanboys demonstrate everytime a new Apple product comes to market? At least Apple is a quality product. Wicked is a joke, fraud and liar. I dont get the allure or how people can look past these traits and spend big money on mid quality lasers. For the same money you can get a high quality laser build to your own taste and design and have something completely unique to what everyone else has.
I've heard of brand loyalty but give me a break.