Lester Wareham wrote in post #17585417
Only torch, wow, can you share what sort of torch, range and exposure used out of interest?
Exif now added to posted photos:
Canon 100-400 IS II USM @400mm | 1/100 | f/5.6 | ISO 800
Canon 100-400 IS II USM @400mm | 1/125 | f/5.6 | ISO 800
First shot uncropped, I'd estimate 8 metres to subject.
2nd shot cropped, rough guess 20 metres to subject. (2120 pixels wide of orig 4896)
Secondary hobby was torches (we don't call them flashlights here).
It's a good bright torch, but you can get much brighter ones, although this one has long range (ie it's a "thrower")
due to large smooth (as opposed to "orange peel" reflector used to smooth out the beam). SMO and OP used to describe those.
It uses a Cree XML2 LED, very common LED. I just bought this M3X for $50, it's last years model which is rated 1000Lumens
while my link is later model, rated 1200Lumens. Olight is a quality brand and their Lumens ratings are true, there are many lights advertised with very exaggerated claims.
Olight M3X Triton
The "bloody big torch" I referred to is my home made modified Maglight, it has 3 x XML2 LEDs, driven way over their max current rating of 3 Amps (5.2 Amps) so it's around 57 Watts. The M3X Olight would be around 12 Watts.
The guts. All made with hand tools and a drill press (poor mans lathe)