I can't come to our place at the beach without taking a few beam shots. CPF Member P_A_S_1 asked if I could take shots of the Malkoff flood, so I thought I'd sprinkle a few others in...
(Oh, by the way, this is a follow up to THIS THREAD)
I won't digress - a few interesting players
- Fenix PD20 - XPG R5 Emitter
- Malkoff MD2 with a (purchased from Oveready) M60 Neutral Flood
- Vinhnguyen Compact 18650 Skyray G5 3-6V, 2.8A, Warm XML, Lens Diffused, 3.04 amp - HERE
- Vinhnguyen Solarforce L2T Warm XML, 4A, moonlight-medium-high with last mode memory. Heavy OP reflector - HERE
- Lumintop P1A that I modded with a Nichia 92 CRI 4500k 219 (I love this light!) Using an IMR - around 100 lumen of sweet, high CRI beam
- Niwalker NWK550. I torture tested this light OVER HERE. Around 700 lumen of nicely tinted XML.
- Finally, in the SECOND set of of photos, the Nitecore TM11 - truly a "tiny monster."
First set of photos are first represented by a video - the Nitecore is excluded from this set. Settings were such that the Nitecore just blinded everything. Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 18-50 lens at 35, ISO1000, 2 second shutter, f/4.0
Here's the setting in daylight
First the video
Now the individual photos,
Next up I left all camera settings the same, except dropped the ISO to 250 to reduce the light sensitivity of the camera. Added the Nitecore to this set and rather than a video, here's an animated gif
And the individual photos
Conclusion? How does one choose!? Vinh's warm lights are incan warm with amazing levels of brightness. The Malkoff flood is a bullet proof flood of great use. The Niwalker and Nitecore are ridiculously bright. The Fenix is a great little bargain light, but that Lumintop (total cost after mod of around $35) is just amazing.
What a great time to be a flashaholic!