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WOW: 500mW Viasho 532nm Green Laser

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One of the best buys I have made in quite a while. I'm still pretty bogged down with work to do a good, full review at the moment but here's a total brief one that will hopefully give you an idea of how awesome this is.

Via Optotronics GB I got this baby for $580 (INCLUDING shipping AND the case but NOT the battery).
In comparison: a 400mW PGL III -C-532nm (green) from CNI is priced at $710 for just the laser in its respective GB.


I realize that CNI is about quality and you get what you pay for, but I also understand that Viasho isn't a company to take lightly either!

So, here it is (only thing in the case not included is the battery -- about $10 extra for a high quality battery):




Now... the whammy. With this nice battery at around half-charge here is a graph of the laser being on for 45 seconds (this particular run peaked at 638mW!!!!!!) -- sorry about the mislabeled title this is rated as a 500mW laser!
NOTE: This is IR filtered. I viewed the IR that does leak and in comparison to other IR "leaks" that I've seen I'm estimating this one to not leak more than 10mW tops (JUST TESTED IR -- HOVERS AROUND 3.4mW):



Video and beamshots will eventually be added here along with more description/analysis etc. No time right now though!!
 
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Rofl. OH look a nice laser! I was too blinded by the sheen of those cough drops.

That is an AWESOME laser and I am very excited to see it in action! Pics pics pics Please? :)
 

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Nice man! Also a very quick warm up time! I miss my RPL-425 :(
 

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Just got my RPLB 473 from Jack / Optotronics... Really makes me consider getting a green RPL too. Kinda amazing for a 473, as it can hold its output for 5+ minutes. Never seen that from a 473. It's good stuff.
 
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I vote for unique wavelengths getting cheaper.
Agreed.

Just got my RPLB 473 from Jack / Optotronics... Really makes me consider getting a green RPL too. Kinda amazing for a 473, as it can hold its output for 5+ minutes. Never seen that from a 473. It's good stuff.
That sounds awesome. I need me one o those ;)
I don't think I'll be leaving my 532 on for more than 45 seconds out of paranoia...
 




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