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    beamshot thread

    THANKS TO THE MODS FOR STICKING THIS

    PLEASE CAN THE BEAMSHOT POSTERS USE THE MTBR SETTINGS ON YOUR CAMERA IF POSSIBLE

    6 SECONDS AT F4 - WHITE BALANCE - DAYLIGHT
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    makes sense.
    Tommo.

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    Sounds good to me.....is there an already running thread with just beamshots?

    if not, start one and will stick it or I could just stick this one

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    6 Xpe / Carclo 10 Mm Optic Narrow

    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    Sounds good to me.....is there an already running thread with just beamshots?

    if not, start one and will stick it or I could just stick this one

    Thanks Crisillo This one sounds the right title.


    Ok here goes

    Only beamshots and discription and link to build thread.
    , no comments start a thread for comments

    Emitter = 6 XPE Q5 leds
    Optics = 6 Carclo 10 mm 10417 narrow optic
    driven by a maxflex @ 700ma per led. Hi / LO
    Build thread here




    OPTIC CHANGE Swopped out 2 narrows for 2 elipticals

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb
    Mods -Can we please have a beamshot thread made sticky
    like the diy database one
    with only beamshots and emmitter / optic specs

    If you agree register your interest here
    Quite a good idea Mr Trout

    IMHO everyone beamshot should be made with the same camera settings.
    e.g. MTBR shootout settings http://www.mtbr.com/beamcomparisoncrx.aspx

    "camera settings: full manual, ISO-100, Exposure-6 seconds, Aperture-F4.0, Focus-Manual, White Balance-Daylight"

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    thread stuck!

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    great idea!

    emitter: MCE M bin.
    Optic: Rocket SS
    driver: 1A buckpuck in 2s2p giving 500mA per die.

    near enough standard camera settings.

    Distance to shrubs at the back is around 100 feet.
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    All pics MTBR settings, 1st small tree ~20ft, 2nd small tree ~50ft, Treeline ~100ft


    NR HID on 13.2v NiMH (the brightest of the three I've had)




    MC-E Modded Cygolite Tridenx



    Cutter 3-up R2 WH, Fatman, 900mA, Med Optic




    Big Light, 5 levels of maxFlex from highest to lowest

    ~30W


    ~14W


    ~7W


    ~3W


    ~1W




    Tarsier Occam Dynamo/NiMH (single MC-E, 27mm reflector)

    Cool White on Dynamo Power (~3W)


    Neutral White on Dynamo Power (~3W)


    Cool White on NiMH AAs


    Neutral White on NiMH AAs
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    Various Optic And Led Beamshots

    DEESTAS CUSTOM CNC HOUSING Linky thingy here


    3 --K bin MCE s
    3 ledil CMC- SS Optics

    Maxflex @ 600ma per die




    1 MCE M BIN - LEDIL CMC SS & 2 XPE Q5 -CARCLO 10 MM TIGHT NARROW OPTICS ALL @ 700 MA
    HYBRID LIGHT
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    2MCE M bin in 4s2p configuration 500 per die Ledil LM1 SS and LM1D optics

    Wall is about 135 feet

    Low or 175ma per die



    High or 500ma per die


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    MTBR camera settings:
    first photo is control
    2nd is standard 3x Cree R2 light
    3rd is a 4x XPE light

    The blue tarp is 40yards away and the house behind it is another 30.
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    holy molly, what kind of lightining system are those, i once was using a catseye nytlight with dual halogen reflectors 3watts and 6watts 6volt rechargeable battery. now i'm using a led light but it doesn't come closed to those. i have to get one of those world war 2 spotlights

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    Does anyone know how to change the exposure and whatnot on my canon SD850IS? I don't think it's possible but maybe it is...

    Here are some I took last night. F2.8, ISO200, exposure time 1 second, it just happened to use these settings, I didn't change anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuksul08
    Does anyone know how to change the exposure and whatnot on my canon SD850IS?
    Just google the user manual.... I found this in the PDF. I didn't read the whole thing but this gives the basics...

    Picture 1.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocean breathes salty
    Just google the user manual.... I found this in the PDF. I didn't read the whole thing but this gives the basics...

    Picture 1.jpg
    ahh yeah I saw those, I guess the aperture is not adjustable
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    3x SSC P7@2800 mA

    1 Watt led lamp

    +/- 7 Watt 3X P7

    30 Watt 3x P7





    Sign @ 300 Meter

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    troutelight, 6 x R2/ XP-E, ...2 spot 4 narrow optics, nFlex @ 1amp, 6 cell 25v battery pack
    maybe could have done with a couple of eliptical optics for wider throw ...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuyxkJ_Hh9E
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    the uber light full power 3up cutter quads running 3 bflex's slaved 3amps on full
    photo nikon d80 manual 6sec f4 100iso
    control
    control.jpg
    full 3amps 1000ma per quad
    uberfull.JPG

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    Here's my first creation, built per this thread:

    This forum makes me dizzy!

    Beamshot:



    I forgot to check ISO (it was 200) and WB (crap, I have to go turn on the camera). It was 6 sec @ f4.5 and the grape post is ~20 feet away w/ the fence ~45 feet.

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    Triple XR-E R2 with Ledil, Carlco, and DX1920 optics compared

    This is my first build, an achesalot design using 3 x XR-E R2 WC tint, running at 1000ma using buckpuck. All shots taken using DSLR - 6 seconds, F4, ISO 100, whitebalance = daylight.

    The soccer goal is 40' away and the yucca tree is another 90' past that.

    The images are in this order:

    - control
    - comparison using MTE SSC P7 torch
    - 3 x DX 1920 optics
    - Carclo optics - 2 x ripple medium + 1 x plain tight
    - Ledil optics - 2 x CRS-M + 1 x CRS-SS


    ** Control **


    ** comparison using MTE SSC P7 torch **


    ** 3 x DX 1920 optics **


    ** Carclo optics - 2 x ripple medium + 1 x plain tight **


    ** Ledil optics - 2 x CRS-M + 1 x CRS-SS **

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    hmmm very fantastic...

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    Dang...I'm sorry guys...I forgot you had settings already when I went out to capture these...won't be quite the same but should be relatively close.

    My settings were: F2.8, 5 second duration (10 second delay before firing to make sure these came out clear from my point and shoot on full manual).

    Control shot (this is my back alley with just the above and the ambient light)



    This is a shot of my Planet Bike Alias 15W halogen @ 8W (this one is super circuit equipped)



    This shot is of the same light @ 15 W (SC equipped)



    Here is one more @ 15W, but this time I'm using the helmet mount wiring, no SC so it puts out a little bit more power.



    Next shots are of the new light: Deestar Altair 3x R2 Cree's, Ledil optics (1xSS, 1xD and 1xRect), bFlex...it's my first DIY and here's what it looks like:



    Beam shots: Altair @ 350mA



    Deesta Altair @ 700mA (I believe....it is the middle setting)



    Finally, the Deestar Altair @ 1A

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    sorry, but I only have a rubbish camera but it looks very close to what my eyes see.

    Cutter quad XRE R2 WH tint @ 1A. Cute 4 medium optic.
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    4 Xpe

    2 spot 2 elliptical at 700ma
    Click on thumbnail for full size

    Low

    4x low

    High

    4x high

    With DarkStar both on high

    DS4x

    Wall is at 135-140 feet, trees are at 200 or so feet.

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    My little Eva. Single MCE Juiced @ 50 FT.

    Couldn't do the MTBR setting on my camera. I used ISO 100, Daylight, F5.6, 7 sec (which will be quite a bit darker than the MTBR settings despite the one second longer exposure) Included a control too ....ahh yes, look at that sad glow, living in the city

    According to this link which i just found, and really wish I had read a month or more ago here (someone who obviously knows a lot more than me about camera settings) I should have exposed my shot for 12 seconds at 5.6 to get the equivalent to the MTBR F 4 6 sec. He even has this crazy chart that explains more with a little pin wheel chart. Neat!

    If to lazy to read the link. I have summed it up, [SIZE="6"] all the below are equivalent MTBR beamshot exposure levels. (all MUST STILL be done at ISO 100 and daylightl)

    F2.8 – 3 seconds
    F4 – 6 seconds
    F5.6 - 12 seconds[/SIZE]

    F8.0 - …crap, off the chart. Should be 24 seconds (don’t use this, too long)

    Oh well, will have to update my pictures some time so they look brighter and are side by side comparable to everyone else.

    To sum up for those who have glassed over eyes after reading all this blabber mine are ~2X darker than the MTBR setting would yield

    Laters ~Chris




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