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  1. #61

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    Payment sent - cheers!

  2. #62

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    I'm planning to collect the spacers tonight.

    If all goes well, the discount will end and the purchased ones will be in the mail tomorrow morning.
    Maker of Aspheric Lenses and Headlamps.

  3. #63

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    I got the spacers today and they are great. I think they're much nicer than the earlier ones.

    The only problem is that I doubt I'll get to the Post office on Friday so they may not ship 'till Monday.

    Discount will end as soon as they are sent.
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  4. #64

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    1 kit, USA shipping, $54, paypal sent, thanks!

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    Unique Transaction ID # 7F5531004P0985045

    I sent 54 AUD for 1 kit and USA shipping

    gonna be sick with my 1.4a XR-E !!

    any tips on how Ill know its focused best?
    I dont have a lux meter and will be doing
    it by eye.
    I usually just screw my pills most of the way
    in so the head wont have a gap

  6. #66

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    Thanks for the orders guys.

    psychbeat,

    As you adjust the distance from emitter to lens, you'll see the die come into focus and then out again. You should be able to see a sharp image of the die, complete with square corners and parallel lines going across the middle. Then bring the lens as close as you can to the emitter before the lines and corners start to go fuzzy again. Some people deliberately bring the lens a little bit closer so that it's just started to go fuzzy. This way you still get almost as much intensity but a much prettier beam image.

    Most importantly: Do the adjusting on a wall that is as far away as possible. Anything over 10m is probably fine but if you can do it 20 or 30m away from a smooth white wall then that is best. Any more than 30m and you'll probably have trouble seeing whether it's getting better or worse.

    Remember to put a tiny (very, very tiny) drop of glue or thread-locker in the threads of the spacer so it doesn't come out of focus. A soft silicone can be good for this because it's weak enough that you'll get it off again later. The best thermal solution would be to use heaps of AA or AS because the spacer adds a good bit of heat-exchanger to the pill. If you use a lot of epoxy to hold the spacer on, then if you ever want to take it off again you'll need to roast the whole pill to break down the glue.


    Enjoy!
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    oh cool I can just jam the threads up with some AS5 (ive got 3/4 of a tube just chillin)
    I also have some white locktite somewhere..

    there are some old cement army bunkers on the coast here I can use
    to focus on from 30m or so away. pretty excited as this is will be my first
    aspheric light!


    Ive got a few other pills Ill try with it for fun- dual XP-G n SST-50 etc
    for some wierdness

  8. #68

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    I sent via Paypal:

    1 spacer kit = $25
    + 1 lens = $10
    + shipping = $15

    Total $50

    Greetings from Switzerland

  9. #69

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    Hi mrradlos,

    You could actually buy the spacer+ lens for only $30 + postage. I've emailed you to check what you wanted.

    Sorry I might not have been very clear in the first post.
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    heya- any idea how long the packages will take to get to the US?

    Ive got a backpacking trip coming up soonish which would be
    perfect for playing with my new thrower

    its all good - not trying to rush you

  11. #71

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    The offiical line (from my post office) is 7-10 days to anywhere in the world, so they should be there before Friday the 3rd. I think they normally turn up within 7 days to places like the USA, but can take up to 8 weeks to reach the backwaters of Kyrgyzstan.
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  12. #72

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    Updated the first post with a new pricing structure. Now has free shipping worldwide but the shipping cost is actually built into the prices. This is to make it simpler since I get a lot of questions asking what price a total order will be.
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  13. #73

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    Hi-
    Paypal sent for one aspheric kit plus extra lens.
    $55USD plus $8USD = $63USD
    Thanks, chuck614

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    heya-
    Im going crazy trying to get this to work in either my C-2 or L2p
    the spacer ring WILL NOT go past the threads inside the head
    on either host... what am I doing wrong?
    I can fit the lens in place of where it usually goes or put it
    back inside the head from the rear but I just cant seem to get the
    ring spacer to fit anywhere...
    thanks in advance guys!

  15. #75

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    I already replied to your PM, but for the sake of others:


    Assuming the lens and threaded spacer fit, you have 2 options:

    1. Don't use the ring. This may mean that the lens protrudes from the front of the body and is unprotected in some lights this will be ok.

    2. Take the ring and cut a tiny slit in it (1-3mm wide) either with a rotary cutting disk, tin snips or strong scissors. Now you have something like a C-clip that can be squeezed to fit inside the head. I suggest opening it up just a little so that when you put in the head, it naturally springs out to press against the sides. I also suggest cutting a very thin slit to start with and only make it just wide enough so that it looks like a complete ring when inside the head.


    It's unfortunate that there's a variety of P60 hosts out there and each is a slightly different size, but most can be made to work with the kit.
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    Default Re: Ahorton's sales (Lenses, headlamps ...)

    thanks!
    yeah I can make it work without the ring, in fact
    there is still a bit of a space between the head and
    body with the L2P even without the spacer. I cut the
    spacer but the head will barely screw on.
    I also had to stretch the + spring quite a bit and add extra
    copper tape for the L2P
    it does not protrude with the stock bezel ring installed.
    maybe I can cram an Oring in there somehow..

    Im trying to tune out the corona right now.
    my Ma_sha1 1.4a XR-E is looking pretty good tho
    already with the new lens and is annoying the neighbors
    Im sure!!

    Ill post back with field impressions after I get this out
    on the trail.

    thanks again for the help and the sick lens.

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    I'm glad it's working ok. My experience has usually been that the hosts which don't fit the ring, don't tend to need it anyway (just by luck!).

    Sadly the corona or 'rings' in the beam are very hard to tune out. I've just learnt to live with them. My best results have been with a long, deep, non-reflective barrel.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you and others who should have received their kits by now.
    Maker of Aspheric Lenses and Headlamps.

  18. #78

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    Looking forward to hearing back from you and others who should have received their kits by now.[/QUOTE]

    Received lens kit in the mail this AM (6/17/11). Looks like it took 8 days to get to the eastern US. Thanks, Ashley.

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    Well the eastern US is about as far as you can be from me (Western Australia), but not necessarily the furthest according to the postal system.
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    Is there anyone in the US reselling your lenses? I need just one for a project and shipping is a killer.

  21. #81

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    Hi,

    I would like one P60 kit and a spare lens, if i correctly read the first post it would be 63$AUD, correct ?
    Shipping to France.

    Regards

  22. #82

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    Hi Taratata. Yes that's right about the kit and spare lens. You'll find Paypal details in the first post too.
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  23. #83

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    Great!
    Paypal Sent

  24. #84

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    Thanks! I'll post them tomorrow.
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    Default Re: Ahorton's sales (Lenses, headlamps ...)

    Hi, Payment sent for 20 aspherics! ($160)

    Thanks!

    Jason

    Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID # 4U3527605U364590C)

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer6817j View Post
    Hi, Payment sent for 20 aspherics! ($160)
    Thanks. I can't wait to see what you make with them all!
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    I have one of the aspheric kits from the first run and I have just discovered that they fit PERFECTLY into a Z32 Surefire shock isolating head.

    No need for any spacer rings and no need to remove any of the glass in the head. The shock isolating spring holds the lens against the end of the body and it all looks very neat. I will try and get some pics later.

    Cheers,
    Nova

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    That's very interesting Nova. I'm keen to see the pics. Being able to keep the original flat lens (and waterproofing) would be great.
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    Hello Ahorton,

    My shipment arrive today, thanks for all.

    I now have to play a little with these lenses

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    Default Re: Ahorton's sales (Lenses, headlamps ...)

    I wanted to follow up and say Im VERY happy with my lens kit.
    my aspheric XR-E L2P is KILLING it throw-wise!
    really cool to have in my "arsenal" of lights.

    Wanted to possibly order a custom 2X XM-L T-5 headlamp
    Ill PM you with my idea so as not to clog up this thread.

    THANKS!

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