Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fonarevka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    21

    Big Flashlight Comparison Test (Beamshot)

    Big Flashlight Comparison Test (Beamshot)-8.jpg

    You can see many flashlights in our beamshot comparasion in http://fonarevka.ru

    English Version


    Our project is independent and we are not sellers. Flashlights - this is our hobby!




    Video-Instructions for using the base test
    Image-Instructions for using the base test


    Trailer





    Big Flashlight Comparison Test (Beamshot)-7n4b6838.jpg

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	8.JPG 
Views:	358 
Size:	423.9 KB 
ID:	821298

    Big Flashlight Comparison Test (Beamshot)-1.jpg

    Big Flashlight Comparison Test (Beamshot)-8-1-.jpg

    Big Flashlight Comparison Test (Beamshot)-8-2-.jpg

    Big Flashlight Comparison Test (Beamshot)-8-3-.jpg

    Big Flashlight Comparison Test (Beamshot)-8-4-.jpg

    Big Flashlight Comparison Test (Beamshot)-8-5-.jpg

    Big Flashlight Comparison Test (Beamshot)-8.jpg

    Big Flashlight Comparison Test (Beamshot)-15.jpg



    Please, feel free to ask any questions about this test.
    Last edited by fonarevka; 08-02-2013 at 01:54 AM.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fonarevka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    21
    New dislocation (the scene) "Parking 3"

    There were brand flashlights are tested:

    ArmyTek
    Camelion
    Convoy
    DQG
    EagleTac
    Fenix
    GP
    JETBeam
    LIGHT
    LumensFactory
    MAXTOCH
    MONARH
    Maglite
    NEW-K9
    NITEYE
    Nextorch
    Nitecore
    Olight
    Preon
    Quark
    Quark-X
    Roche
    Shadow
    SkyRay
    Solarforce
    Spark
    Streamlight
    Surefire
    Trustfire
    UltraFire
    Uniel
    XENO
    XinTD
    Yarkiy Luch


    Trailer (Click Like in video )

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    9
    Wow!!!

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mtbRevolution's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    342
    Quote Originally Posted by fonarevka View Post
    Please, feel free to ask any questions about this test.
    Hi Fonarevka, I've seen Kir and you around in the Velomania.ru forum. Welcome to mtbr. What are your camera settings? ISO setting and exposure time?

    You have quite a collection of torches. In your collection, which torch has the longest light throw?
    Leonard - All things Xeccon + Beyond
    mtbRevolution.com

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fonarevka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    21
    Quote Originally Posted by Xeccon View Post
    What are your camera settings? ISO setting and exposure time?
    Our default settings for beamshots are ISO200, F/3.0, 2s and 8s, WB: daylight

    In "Road' scene WB was "cloudy".

    Nikon P5100

    Quote Originally Posted by Xeccon View Post
    You have quite a collection of torches. In your collection, which torch has the longest light throw?
    Xenonics NightHunter One is the longest I think. Polarion PH50 is the brightest one

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fonarevka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    21

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fonarevka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    21
    New scene Parking 5




    tested:

    EagleTac
    Fenix
    Ferei
    Inova
    Lupine
    Nitecore
    Peli
    Petzl
    Spark
    Yarkiy Luch


    announcement

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    767
    Thanx for taking the time to do and share these beam shots with us. With all the work you are doing it isn't doing the beam shots any justice with the over exposure of the photos. For example,,, the piko on the high setting (1120 measured lumens) looks way brighter than the TM-26 I have (3500lumens),, and well the Betty-TL2 just looks like about a million lumens. Not trying to be negative, just don't like to see good work hindered. Cheers!!

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fonarevka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    21

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fonarevka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    21
    We test the flashlights on the two exposures 2 and 8 seconds, because participate in the tests.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    767
    Quote Originally Posted by fonarevka View Post
    Yes,,, these seem much more realistic. Couldn't understand your 8second exposure reasoning on your next post??

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fonarevka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    21
    8 seconds - to flashlights < 60 lm, which are involved in the tests. For 2 seconds, with a small flashlight brightness will not be visible)

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    767
    Ok,,,, yes I see where 8 second exposure will benefit the low output torches so we can see beam shape etc.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fonarevka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    21
    Flashlights Tests.
    February - 2014

    In the last weekend of February, the regular tests flashlights.


    65 flashlights were tested the following brands:

    Lupine, Lux-RC FL33, Roche, Convoy, XinTD, Sunwayman, Xeno, FormOptik, NiteFighter, SmallSun, SolarStorm, StrongLight, UltraFire, SingFire, NiteFire, RoadLeader, Speedwolf, Jexree, EagleTac, Nitecore, MagLite, Solarforce lights and number of modified from our members of the forum.


    Announcement here

    New scene here
    Last edited by fonarevka; 03-11-2014 at 06:41 AM.

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Cat-man-do's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    3,644
    Quote Originally Posted by fonarevka View Post
    I applaud your effort to capture all the lamps for review but truthfully none of the beam shots that you supplied are going to help a person ( looking to buy a new bike light ) choose a lamp. You can't take photos inside a structure that has walls and a ceiling and expect this to translate to what is seen during actual use. There is so much light bouncing / reflecting around off the ceiling and side structures that it makes the lamps seem 3x brighter than they really are. So much light is bouncing around that you can't help but notice the light that is reflected "behind" the camera. In actual use you won't get that kind of thing happening unless you ride through a tunnel.

    Case in point; I own a Solarstorm X2 and the photo you show makes the lamp seem WAY brighter than it actually is. I don't know if this is due to just the "light bounce" factor or if your camera settings are just over exposing the photo's. Any one buying a lamp based on the photos you provide are going to be VERY DISAPPOINTED ( to say the least ) once they get their lamp and take it out for a ride.

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fonarevka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    21
    Any such tests Flashlight - a comparison between the Flashlights themselves.

    In the scene there are two Exposure: 2 sec. and 8 sec.

    Photos of self-other can not convey what he sees the human eye because of the camera matrix, differences in monitor settings, etc., but perfectly suited to compare the light of Flashlights together.

    As far as I know, all who chose flashlights to our tests (in the forums CPF, budgetlightforum, taschenlampen-forum and some others) were satisfied with the results, which helped to make the right choice.

    Flashlights often show different results under different environmental conditions. It is our goal to show how a flashlight shining in the narrow space or on the street, or other conditions.

    We shoot tests since 2006 and have accumulated sufficient experience to make our objective tests.

    Soon it will be warm and we will be able to carry out tests on the street (in the park)


    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    Case in point; I own a Solarstorm X2 and the photo you show makes the lamp seem WAY brighter than it actually is. I don't know if this is due to just the "light bounce" factor or if your camera settings are just over exposing the photo's. Any one buying a lamp based on the photos you provide are going to be VERY DISAPPOINTED ( to say the least ) once they get their lamp and take it out for a ride.
    Exposure: 2 sec.

    Solarstorm X2 + A small reflection of light off the walls. On the street results will be slightly different because of other environmental conditions.

    About how he shone. Bright lights always look on Exposure 2 seconds. All tests were conducted on the same settings of the camera in order to maintain objectivity to compare flashlights together.

    Thanks

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fonarevka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    21
    Flashlights tests. April 2014.

    In the test, attended the brand Flashlights:

    Fenix, Nitecore, SupBeam, Spark Technology, Xtar, Olight, Sunwayman, Klarus, IWT (Videofon MV), Yarkiy Luch, Mag-Lite, Lupine, SureFire, Stella Aqua, StreamLight

    Video




    announcement

    Scene: Dendropark

Similar Threads

  1. Is solar flashlight superior to normal flashlight ?
    By Alice2012 in forum Lights and Night Riding
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-05-2012, 09:13 AM
  2. pliny test beer taste test
    By francois in forum The ReCycle Bin
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-26-2011, 01:22 PM
  3. OT: DOA XM-L flashlight.
    By Dream Plus in forum Lights DIY - Do It Yourself
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-29-2011, 10:09 AM
  4. suggest an LED flashlight for me please
    By srileo in forum Lights and Night Riding
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 02-21-2011, 12:14 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •