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    Lights Shootout intro video

    I'm not sure this is useful but I shot this last night with my Canon G9. It might be a good way for me to talk about highlights among these lights.

    I might do another one about charging, mounting, etc.

    Note that the exposure is changing as I shine each video on the wall. So the darker I am, the brighter the light!!

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    Hi, francois I'm hallucinate with you

    Thanks for the video

    Greetings - Saludos

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    Now we can put a face and voice with your name. It's going to be much tougher to ever bash you for anything

    Good job with the explanations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    Now we can put a face and voice with your name. It's going to be much tougher to ever bash you for anything

    Good job with the explanations.
    Yes, it's a pity that I don't speak english...

    Greetings - Saludos

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    He basically said that France blows and Socialism rules and then threw in some tidbits about some light-related stuff. It was mostly a political tirade and you didn't miss much.

    Well, that's not true- I was just kidding.

    He basically went through each light and talked about the brightness (which you can see) and some of the features but you didn't miss too much and you already know most of it anyway. It was a basic rundown of the lights he is going to test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    Now we can put a face and voice with your name. It's going to be much tougher to ever bash you for anything
    He, he, he. On the Norcal board, we all ride together and drink beer. That's why we're a little nicer to each other on that forum.

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    Are you diggin that G9? I just got mine two days ago and am still just scratching the surface of capabilities/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    Are you diggin that G9? I just got mine two days ago and am still just scratching the surface of capabilities/
    Oh man, you have no idea. This camera is soo good! Someone borrowed this G9 for a couple weeks and I had to use an Sony Alpha SLR and Canon G6. I was not happy!

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    francisco---your comparison Dinotte 600 and Exposure maxx

    great comparison vid
    since you have side by side comparison and have noted in forum about the 2 lights
    which to you prefer? you noted that the actual light of the Exposure Enduro Maxx is really not at 720 lumes.
    how compare to output of the 600l?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideano
    great comparison vid
    since you have side by side comparison and have noted in forum about the 2 lights
    which to you prefer? you noted that the actual light of the Exposure Enduro Maxx is really not at 720 lumes.
    how compare to output of the 600l?

    thanks
    Senor hideano. The 600L is a bit brighter and has a wider beam pattern. both have great pattern with no hotspot. The Enduro max is lighter and is self-contained. Run time is a little longer on the Enduro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    He, he, he. On the Norcal board, we all ride together and drink beer. That's why we're a little nicer to each other on that forum.

    fc
    Is the reason you don't invite me because I'm French? suce mes boulles baguette!

    nice little video Francis...

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    I am so jonesing for a ride. The pics are killing me but keep them coming

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    fc-
    looks like i will go with the dinotte because of the wider light pattern
    it comes with 2 battery packs (6 hrs or so combined on hi)
    it will be a companion to my Lupine Wilma 4 (upgraded)
    thanks for photo comparisons

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    I thought the Enduro Maxx would have a wider beam but it is dimmer and narrower than I has initially expected....somewhat dissapoiniting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Senor hideano. The 600L is a bit brighter and has a wider beam pattern. both have great pattern with no hotspot. The Enduro max is lighter and is self-contained. Run time is a little longer on the Enduro.

    fc

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    2) Dinotte 600L
    Ok, caveat on my Enduro Maxx photos. They are pre-production and they might be under-driven by the batteries/regulator.

    The run time at full power before step down should be 3 hours. I'm getting 5 hours 14 minute and 5 hours 20 minutes. Sooo, there is something awry according to Exposure.

    We will try to fix this situation and post more/better info.

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    That sounds reasobable. If the lights are being overdriven, they should be a bit brighter than the 600L and they are not. I'm surprised nobody properly tested the Enduro Maxx before sending it out. I hope the new unit is representative of what is normal. I bet James at ExposureUSA is kicking himself right now

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    francois, that was great !~!

    Thanks for taking the time to do this

    Can't wait for another installment.

    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    I'm not sure this is useful but I shot this last night with my Canon G9. It might be a good way for me to talk about highlights among these lights.

    I might do another one about charging, mounting, etc.

    Note that the exposure is changing as I shine each video on the wall. So the darker I am, the brighter the light!!

    fc


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    Great stuff, francois!


    (PS I'm finally home, 25 deg. C and happy )

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Ok, caveat on my Enduro Maxx photos. They are pre-production and they might be under-driven by the batteries/regulator.

    The run time at full power before step down should be 3 hours. I'm getting 5 hours 14 minute and 5 hours 20 minutes. Sooo, there is something awry according to Exposure.

    We will try to fix this situation and post more/better info.

    fc
    Really looking forward to another posting. I'm really really interested in the self contained Enduros, so any new info you have about what may have happened will be welcomed.

    I also thought the video was great. Easy to digest and informative. Thanks!

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    Oh yeah... The Dinotte 600 looked really nice. (maybe I don't need a self contained bar light. Do the batteries strap on nicely and securely?

    But what I want to know even more is: do you or could you compare the Dinotte 200 and Enduro Joystick headlights? Please???

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    Good job! regarding run down demo vid,

    hi.

    well done good work,

    great stuff,

    love the demo vid,

    better than still photo images, beam shot can you consider doing a outdoor demo vid,

    thanks,

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    Here you go. Exposure lights!!!



    I should be able to do one of these for each light set... as long as I can get my kids to stop popping into the garage while I'm shooting these videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    Oh yeah... The Dinotte 600 looked really nice. (maybe I don't need a self contained bar light. Do the batteries strap on nicely and securely?

    But what I want to know even more is: do you or could you compare the Dinotte 200 and Enduro Joystick headlights? Please???
    Here:
    Both are best of breed so you really can't go wrong with either one. I'll compare the Joystick Maxx and the Dinotte 200L with small battery.

    Price: tie at $250.
    Brightness: Dinotte 200 - slight edge goes to the Dinotte as it is brighter
    Beam Pattern: tie since both have a great pattern with no hotspot.
    Weight: Joystick - 100 grams vs. 251 grams with mount
    Run time: Dinotte - 4:10 hours vs. 2:50 hours
    Mounting: Joystick - best helmet mount in the business. can get caught on low branches.
    Usability: Joystick - riding with only 100 grams on your head with no wires is a groundbreaking experience!
    Charge time: Dinotte - 2 hours vs. 8 hours
    Battery Replacement - Dinotte, cheap. Exposure, you have to send your lights back.
    Origin: hmmm - USA vs. UK.
    Customer service - Dinotte - has a longer track record and more mtbr reviews.
    Kewl factor - Joystick - the conversation starter...

    Photos:
    1)Dinotte 200L
    2)Exposure Joystick Maxx
    3)Exposure Enduro Maxx mounting system.

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    Cool thanks. Is there any way to set the video color temp on something constant? I don't like the way it changes color from blue to yellow sometimes. I think that is probably the only drawback to this new video format (since I can speak English).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    Cool thanks. Is there any way to set the video color temp on something constant? I don't like the way it changes color from blue to yellow sometimes. I think that is probably the only drawback to this new video format (since I can speak English).
    Good obsevation. The video turns blue and yellow tint after those beam patterns. No, I'm only using a Canon G9 digital camera for the videos. It takes decent video but all the settings are auto-adjust. I'll look for that feature though on the next camcorder. Also, locking the exposure setting is needed.

    Edit... I see the white balance settings on the camera now, even in video mode. I will change it from auto to fluorescent on the next ones.

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