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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    Quote Originally Posted by iacchus View Post
    Andy,

    Just wanted to let you know, I use this thread all the time to explain high CRI to people (at least, those that will listen to me babble about it).
    I keep those pics of the owl on my hardrive (to easily show folks here without hopping on the net); they may be the best example of the difference that I have ever seen.

    Even my wife, who feigns sleep when I mention anything about flashlights (not fun when she is driving), had to admit that the difference was astonishing.

    Of course, the credit rightly goes to the photographer, and not the light source.
    I think these photos will serve their purpose for quite some time.
    Thanks for the encouraging compliments! I am glad the photos are put to good use in your evangelism of the lights!

    Cheers!

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    Beam shots Night Trekking with HDS high CRI and McGizmo Haiku & Mule high CRI

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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    Quote Originally Posted by EV_007 View Post
    Yup, flat coolish tones that wash everything out like the glow of the moonlight.

    You got some nice photo gear there. I can't think of a better camera than the D3s and the 1.4 lens for handheld beamshots.

    My humble D700 is awaiting the arrival of its big brother to arrive someday.
    I got the D3s for my job. It is indeed a wonderful camera. If you are considering one, why not wait for the D4 that may be coming soon in a year or so?
    The love of light is the reason why I don't walk in darkness. But darkness has it's beauty...Sadly, my lights are much more beautiful!!
    Beam shots Night Trekking with HDS high CRI and McGizmo Haiku & Mule high CRI

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    Sweet thread. Quality!

    Much better than white wall hunting.

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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    Bump for a great High CRI thread. Wish these (or a higher output version?) would come back into stock soon

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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    Great photo comparison! I'm glad I bought my EDC High CRI back when they were still available.
    Hopefully Henry will offer more hight CRI lights in the future.

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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    Quote Originally Posted by Machete God View Post
    Bump for a great High CRI thread. Wish these (or a higher output version?) would come back into stock soon
    Quote Originally Posted by RobertM View Post
    Great photo comparison! I'm glad I bought my EDC High CRI back when they were still available.
    Hopefully Henry will offer more hight CRI lights in the future.
    Thanks guys! I love my high CRI for outdoor usage. Still there are times I wished it could be brighter, but then this is what SSC could offer.
    The love of light is the reason why I don't walk in darkness. But darkness has it's beauty...Sadly, my lights are much more beautiful!!
    Beam shots Night Trekking with HDS high CRI and McGizmo Haiku & Mule high CRI

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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    Thanks for the awesome pictures,
    I'm trying to decide between the high CRI and the HDS.GD 170

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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    I don't think any high CRI HDS lights exist currently in the market, unless someone has a piece that they are selling off on the resale market. HDS is experimenting with a new High CRI emitter and you might want to keep a lookout for that if you are interested. Also have a look at the new 200 lumen cool white lights. Overall it does put out more light and is floodier than the 170 and it is much more suitable for close range use.
    The love of light is the reason why I don't walk in darkness. But darkness has it's beauty...Sadly, my lights are much more beautiful!!
    Beam shots Night Trekking with HDS high CRI and McGizmo Haiku & Mule high CRI

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    Thanks for sharing. I thought for sure Alan was Jacky Chan.

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    I'm going to Sg this feb. I hope to know a few CPF members there.. so I can taste durian right out of the tree

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    very nice thread, thank you for the pictures, really helps a novice understand what my needs and wants are, as far as beam color.

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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    You are welcome. Till now I still like the high CRI clicky very much even though it has been with me quite a while, but now I have discovered also a new love with the McGizmo Haiku high CRI, both of which are awesome lights.
    The love of light is the reason why I don't walk in darkness. But darkness has it's beauty...Sadly, my lights are much more beautiful!!
    Beam shots Night Trekking with HDS high CRI and McGizmo Haiku & Mule high CRI

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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    Bah humbug..now you're tempting me to order my first HDS Ra Clicky 200.(too broke right now,but in a few months,watch out.. my wallet will suffer some HDS-inflicted damage..)

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    Bumpity bump, can't wait to get my HDS high CRI !!

    Sent this link to my brother who is a photographer, he was amazed.

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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyJ View Post
    Bumpity bump, can't wait to get my HDS high CRI !!

    Sent this link to my brother who is a photographer, he was amazed.
    Thanks for bumping this up. Just as an FYI, the current crop of high CRI uses Cree's XP-G emitter and would look slightly warmer than what you see in the photos here. Still very nice color rendition, but just slightly different than what you would get with the SSC P4 emitter. If I were to choose, I prefer the output of the Cree and the color of the SSC P4.
    The love of light is the reason why I don't walk in darkness. But darkness has it's beauty...Sadly, my lights are much more beautiful!!
    Beam shots Night Trekking with HDS high CRI and McGizmo Haiku & Mule high CRI

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    Yeah this is a great thread.
    All of the questions regarding brighter CW vs dimmer HCRI lights should get a link to those two pictures of the owl.
    The brighter the light, the darker the shadow.

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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    Your pictures really show the value of having Hi-CRI. Love the warmth of the light. Awaiting a HDS Hi-CRI to be the big brother to the Eiger Hi-CRI I have.

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    Default Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    Great bump, I love this thread. It made me upgrade my order from a 200 lumen tactical to a HiCRI Rotary custom last year. Now just waiting for it to get here, hopefully soon. Thanks for the great review and photos.

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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    Thank you all. You guys would surely love your hi CRI lights!
    The love of light is the reason why I don't walk in darkness. But darkness has it's beauty...Sadly, my lights are much more beautiful!!
    Beam shots Night Trekking with HDS high CRI and McGizmo Haiku & Mule high CRI

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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    Andy, I clicked to view this thread because you have it linked in your signature. Good idea, because it's a fun mini-adventure to browse through the shots of your trip. What an amazing part of the world where you live! It's kind of like a cross between the Caribbean and Australia. Great photos. I love nature and you captured the night life there very well.

    I was most impressed by the neutral white Zebralight H60W in comparison to the HDS high CRI. I've been saving up for an HDS Rotary, but I'm tempted to get an SC52w instead.

    Cheers, ~Gary
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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    Hi Gary,

    Thanks! I don't reside in that place actually but it is only a short 20 mins boat ride to that island on the north-eastern side of mainland Singapore. Singapore, being a modern city, is just too bright for us to enjoy our lights, and in order to play around with our beloved collection we will have to travel to that island for our addiction fix.

    Since HDS is still in the process of catching up on their production run from about a year back due to some manufacturing issues, I would advise you to go with the Zebralight first. You could always decide on a HDS when production is back to normal. Have a great day ahead!
    The love of light is the reason why I don't walk in darkness. But darkness has it's beauty...Sadly, my lights are much more beautiful!!
    Beam shots Night Trekking with HDS high CRI and McGizmo Haiku & Mule high CRI

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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    Ah yes, it would be a bit on the roughing it side if you lived on the island... but 20 mins away is still close enough to say you're there.

    Funny what you say about Singapore being such a bright city. Even in NYC, you can escape into Central Park and make use of your lights.

    Thanks for the encouragement on the ZL. The SC52 is back in stock, but I'm planning to get a SC52w in April once they ship. Looks like it has a more pleasing tint and beam pattern. Down the road, I do see an HDS rotary... maybe with cerakote.
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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    It is darn bright at night here. Our government thinks that it is cool to install bright lamp posts everywhere, even in the parks, just to make it a much safer place to live in. Well, there are good and bad. Singapore is probably the safest place in the world to live in, but also the most boring place to be in. Just too much restrictions with too many laws here. We could not even carry a small EDC knife without risking ourselves from being hulled in by the police for questioning.
    The love of light is the reason why I don't walk in darkness. But darkness has it's beauty...Sadly, my lights are much more beautiful!!
    Beam shots Night Trekking with HDS high CRI and McGizmo Haiku & Mule high CRI

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    Default Re: Night trekking with HDS clickies. Mainly High CRI. **PHOTO Intensive**

    Quote Originally Posted by pjandyho View Post
    It is darn bright at night here. Our government thinks that it is cool to install bright lamp posts everywhere, even in the parks, just to make it a much safer place to live in. Well, there are good and bad. Singapore is probably the safest place in the world to live in, but also the most boring place to be in. Just too much restrictions with too many laws here. We could not even carry a small EDC knife without risking ourselves from being hulled in by the police for questioning.
    I imagine that the electricity bill must be astronomical... hope the local taxes aren't too much on the population there. I wouldn't be surprised if they start looking into LED replacements.

    I hear you about the laws... that never ending trade-off between freedom & chaos or confinement & order. Seriously, are the police on a major look out for even the tiniest infraction? How are the driving conditions? I'm starting to think it must be a dramatic contrast from some other place like Bangkok Thailand.
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