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    Default In/Outdoor Beamshots UPDATED FOR 2010! |M61|MD3|Z2-S|M6|LX2|E2DL|A2L|A2|U2|M60/W,M30|

    New for 2010!

    This is my new series of beamshots for 2010. This time I have them a little more exposed to produce a more realistic look. Ie. If you squint when using the light, the hotspot will seem slighty overexposed.


    Malkoff M61 (2x18500 in SF Z3)


    Surefire Z2-S


    Malkoff MD3 (Gen 2 ~ XP-G)


    McGizmo SunDrop XR-U


    McGizmo Haiku XP-G


    McGizmo Haiku XP-G Warm


    GatLight Ti


    Mac's Customs SST-50 EDC (4500K 2.8A)


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    Indoor/Outside shots updated with the Surefire A2, and ICON Rogue 1

    UPDATE 7th September 09 Surefire M6, M2. Moddoo R2 Triple and Quark 123 Tactical Neutral Outside

    UPDATE 11th August 09 Malkoff M60/M30/M60W Outside

    UPDATE 7th August 09 Surefire A2L and U2 Ultra Indoor shots!

    Comments are greatly appreciated! I work nights, so any motivation to do more shots is helpful

    Just did some quick beamshots of most of my lights.

    Only had the chance to do one of each in my room, no outdoor ones yet sorry

    Not the greatest and my room isn't the best size, but from lights, to the wall is 2.5m

    Anyway here they are:

    LX2


    E2DL


    A2L




    A2 Yellow-Green




    U2 Ultra
    Level 1


    Level 2


    Level 3


    Level 4


    Level 5


    Level 6


    Malkoff M60/Surefire 6P host


    Olight M20 R2


    Fenix TK11 R2


    Surefire 6PL


    ICON Rogue 1


    Jetbeam Jet-III Military R2


    Jetbeam Raptor RRT-1


    Olight M30
    Last edited by DimeRazorback; 06-18-2010 at 04:18 AM.

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    Default Re: Indoor Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, Raptor, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III, 6PL

    Actually those are quite usefull comparisons for me. Thanx for posting them!!

    It seems like the TK11 is a bit briter than all but the M30 yes?

    Is the Olight M20 the Q5 version or R2? Also is the JetIII M Q5 or R2?

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    Default Re: Indoor Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, Raptor, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III, 6PL

    Thanks mate
    I am going to add some outdoors ones as soon as i can.
    Stuck in bed sick atm.

    I forgot to add that they were R2's.

    Good pickup!

    Will edit my op now



    And the TK11 is probably the brightest/most useful of them.
    It has a nice hotspot but more useable spill then some of the others.

    The M60 isn't quite as bright, however i love how smooth the beam is.

    Ah heck, i love them all
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    Default Re: Indoor Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, Raptor, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III, 6PL

    Just did the outside ones... it was bloody cold!

    They aren't the best as i need a tripod, and i didn't aim the lights in the exact same place each time

    Uploading now
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    Default Re: Indoor Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, Raptor, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III, 6PL

    Control


    M6 - with MN20


    M2 - with P60


    LX2


    E2DL


    A2L


    A2L/A2


    A2


    Malkoff M30/Suerfire 6P 18650 cell


    Malkoff M60/Surefire 6P


    Malkoff M60/Surefire 6P host 18650 cell


    Malkoff M60W/Surefire 6P


    Moddoo R2 Triple


    Quark 123 Tactical Neutral


    Olight M20 R2


    Fenix TK11 R2


    6PL


    ICON Rogue


    Jet III Military R2


    Jetbeam Raptor RRT-1


    Olight M30
    Last edited by DimeRazorback; 09-07-2009 at 06:46 AM.

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    Default Re: Indoor Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, Raptor, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III, 6PL

    Thanks!! Great job...

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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    Thanks for the outdoor shots. Looks like the Raptor has the hottest spot...

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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    Thanks guys

    Yeah the raptor looks like its gonna burn through the fence

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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    great real life pictures man! i am so totally tech un-savvy and get lost when the posts get into technical details. Just need to know how bright it is, how long it lasts

    that M30 looks great with loads of spill and a larger hotspot too.
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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    Many thanks for doing this great comparison! It's very helpful to see all these lights rounded up like this.

    Out of curiosity, does the LX2 really seem that much more impressive than the M60 in person as it does in the beamshots? Somehow I was under the impression that the M60 was pretty similar to the E2DL in output and throw, which seems here to be much closer to the performance of the LX2 than the M60 is. Anyway, I'm just curious if these beamshots are pretty representative of what your own eye sees in the real world.

    And if the LX2 really is that much more impressive than the M60, that just might settle my LX2 vs. A2L decision before the A2L is even released. (After all, I don't see how a reflector in a light the diameter of the A2L is going to throw even remotely as far as the LX2 looks like it does here.)

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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    The thing is, the LX2 is just one big hotspot pretty much.
    So yes, what you point it at is lit more than the M60, but the surrounding area, is better lit by the M60, creating more usable light.
    I personally prefer the M60, as it is more versatile, and has greater spill.
    But i can't draw a conclusion until i compare at further distances!

    I havn't done a longer distance comparison just yet, as i am still a bit ill.

    But i will be sure to get some longer distances in the near future.

    Edit - Oh and in comparison with the E2DL and M60.
    My M60 definitely out throws my E2DL.
    There are trees down the road approx. 114m away, the M60 just lights them up, but you can't notice the E2DL on the trees.
    (These trees a fairly well illuminated by the street lights near by... i have to find somewhere pitch black to test the throw properly)
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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    nice works.
    the beamshot of the JB RRT-1 looks ringy indoor.



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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    Quote Originally Posted by DimeRazorback View Post
    Edit - Oh and in comparison with the E2DL and M60.
    My M60 definitely out throws my E2DL.
    There are trees down the road approx. 114m away, the M60 just lights them up, but you can't notice the E2DL on the trees.
    (These trees a fairly well illuminated by the street lights near by... i have to find somewhere pitch black to test the throw properly)
    Hmm....that's interesting. My E2DL seems to throw better than M60 (hand-scribed version). I need to check them again.

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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    i use my M60 without the lens on the bezel.



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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeruel View Post
    Hmm....that's interesting. My E2DL seems to throw better than M60 (hand-scribed version). I need to check them again.
    I've just tested again. My E2DL has a brighter hotspot and throws better than M60. Both using RCR.

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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    I may have my wires crossed... I have so many similar output lights it's easy to confuse them

    I'll test mine tonight!

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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    Great pics!

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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    great comparo!

    My next flashlight is going to be one of the 'larger' 2 cr123 lights. My potentials were the olight m20 warrior, surefire lx2, jetbeam 3 military, and the fenix tk11. Which one would you say is your favorite?

    I've been trying to talk myself into a lx2, but from your review I just don't know if the seemingly slightly more powerful beam is enough to justify the extra cost and no r18650's when compared to the tk11 which seemed to have the next best beam balance

    I'd like to see pictures testing these flashlights throw at longer distance, then I think I'd have all the info I need
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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    I'm going to do longer ones sometime soon!
    Just have to find the time.
    I work nights (like now lol) so it's hard.

    I have to say, the TK11 is such a good light for the price!
    It has a very solid feel too.

    Good battery options!
    The list goes on

    If you don't want strobe, or a low mode cross off the M20
    And if you don't want tailstand ability, cross off the Jet-III.

    It all depends on want you need, and what you want.
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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    great job. any more chances for some further distance shots?

    thanks
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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    Quote Originally Posted by DimeRazorback View Post
    Thanks guys

    Yeah the raptor looks like its gonna burn through the fence
    The beam from the Raptor looks terrible to my eye. Waaaay too many artifacts. Unacceptable in a modern flashlight.

    Nonetheless, great beam shots!! Very useful!

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    BTW, DimeRazorback, did you use a fixed eposure when you made the beam shots or were you using autoexposure? If fixed ISO, Aperature, and Shutter speed, what were your settings?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    Quote Originally Posted by kwkarth View Post
    BTW, DimeRazorback, did you use a fixed eposure when you made the beam shots or were you using autoexposure? If fixed ISO, Aperature, and Shutter speed, what were your settings?

    Thanks!
    I use a DSLR.
    Settings were:

    Inside:
    ISO 200
    Exposure 1 second
    F-stop 14
    at 14mm

    Outside:
    ISO 200
    Exposure 2.5sec
    F-stop 14
    at 25mm

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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2, E2DL, M60, TK11, RRT-1, Olight M30 M20, Jet-III,

    Just updated with outside beamshots of the Surefire A2 and the ICON Rogue

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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2|E2DL|A2|M60|TK11|RRT-1|Olight M30 M20|Jet-III|6PL

    Thanks! The new pics look great.
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    Default Re: Indoor & Outside Beamshots; LX2|E2DL|A2|M60|TK11|RRT-1|Olight M30 M20|Jet-III|6PL

    Thanks mate

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    Default Re: Indoor/Outside Beamshots LX2|E2DL|A2L|A2|U2|M60|TK11|RRT-1|Olight M30 M20|Jet-III

    Updated with A2L & U2 Ultra indoor shots...

    Outdoors to come tonight!


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    Default Re: Indoor/Outside Beamshots LX2|E2DL|A2L|A2|U2|M60|TK11|RRT-1|Olight M30 M20|Jet-III

    Outdoor A2L shots up!

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    Default Re: Indoor/Outside Beamshots LX2|E2DL|A2L|A2|U2|M60|TK11|RRT-1|Olight M30 M20|Jet-III

    Thanks for adding the shots... Can you flip the A2L red leds and main beam shots so that it goes LX2 high, E2DL high, A2L high Main Beam etc.

    Just a thought.

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Indoor/Outside Beamshots LX2|E2DL|A2L|A2|U2|M60|TK11|RRT-1|Olight M30 M20|Jet-III

    Quote Originally Posted by DimeRazorback View Post

    Anyway here they are:

    LX2


    Fenix TK11 R2

    Not too much difference between this two right?

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