AA-zoomie at dx

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AA-zoomie at dx

I'm always on the look-out for AA-zoomies that look less ugly than the sk68, I like this one (it has a good size lens too), and ordered one, $7.24 at dx, I will give an update about the quality when it arrives Smile :

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That does look very ice. If Roche made a Zoomie, that is what it would look like.

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DX always has some stuff nobody else has. Smile
This one looks even better i.m.o., but it seems to have crappy intestines…

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It will not have the quality of a Roche of course. (and not the throw: 'beam range 150cm' :bigsmile: )

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Jerommel wrote:
DX always has some stuff nobody else has. Smile "This one":http://www.dx.com/p/150233 looks even better i.m.o., but it seems to have crappy intestines...

I agree about the looks of that one, very nice, I had not seen it before. The build quality looks very very cheap though, and the led is a dubious chinese one.

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The intestines might be the same as that AAA zoomie I did that short review on.
It’s the same LED and only takes AA, not 14500.
It’s overpriced… Sad

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WB had it on promotion or group buy about 6 months ago. Anyway they have it cheaper with wallbuysfantasy coupon than DX.

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Pregulla wrote:
"WB":http://wallbuys.com/Product/Mini-CREE-XP-G-R5-150LM-3-Mode-White-LED-Zoo... had it on promotion or group buy about 6 months ago. Anyway they have it cheaper with wallbuysfantasy coupon than DX.

Ah, the pictures on Wallbuys make it look cheaper Wink . Anyone bought it? the coupon works, just checked.

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Wonder how it compares to the “classic” zoomie:
Torchlight C78

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BLightSam wrote:
Wonder how it compares to the "classic" zoomie: "Torchlight C78":http://dx.com/p/torch-light-c78-flood-to-throw-zooming-cree-q3-wc-130-lu...

My guess is that the performance will be just the same. It is more that I like the looks of this one than anything.

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djozz wrote:

My guess is that the performance will be just the same. It is more that I like the looks of this one than anything.

Looked over the spec. This may perform better than C78: XP-E R5 vs Q3. And looks “modern”.
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BLightSam wrote:
djozz wrote:

My guess is that the performance will be just the same. It is more that I like the looks of this one than anything.

Looked over the spec. This may perform better than C78: XP-E R5 vs Q3. And looks “modern”.

IIRC R2 is the max bin for XP-E. Anyway, Chinese bins claims are about the same as Chinese lumens, you can’t trust any of them Wink
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Pregulla wrote:
BLightSam wrote:
This may perform better than C78: XP-E R5 vs Q3.
IIRC R2 is the max bin for XP-E. Anyway, Chinese bins claims are about the same as Chinese lumens,
Could be an error. This page now says XP-G R5 (but the link still says XP-E R5):
http://www.dx.com/p/trustfire-r5-a3-cree-XP-E-R5-3-mode-230-lumen-memory-led-flashlight-1-aa-1-14500-39062

Emitter BIN: XP-G R5

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BLightSam wrote:
Pregulla wrote:
BLightSam wrote:
This may perform better than C78: XP-E R5 vs Q3.
IIRC R2 is the max bin for XP-E. Anyway, Chinese bins claims are about the same as Chinese lumens,
Could be an error. This page now says XP-G R5 (but the link still says XP-E R5): "http://www.dx.com/p/trustfire-r5-a3-cree-XP-E-R5-3-mode-230-lumen-memory...":http://www.dx.com/p/trustfire-r5-a3-cree-xp-e-r5-3-mode-230-lumen-memory... Emitter BIN: XP-G R5

The r5-a3 has always had a xpg. The light from the OP shows a xpe in the picture, and -coming from dx- it could be any bin, but more probably a q5 than a r3  (which is the top bin for xpe).

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djozz wrote:

I’m always on the look-out for AA-zoomies that look less ugly than the sk68, I like this one (it has a good size lens too), and ordered one, $7.24 at dx, I will give an update about the quality when it arrives Smile :

Nice looking zoomie. Good knurling, has heatsinking, and overall looks cleaner than a Sipik 68. Also appears to use a larger 20mm lens.

I expect in performance it’s probably the same as a Sipik 68.

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..it’s probably that lens that everybody uses..
I think the sk68 lens outperforms those.

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Jerommel wrote:
..it's probably that lens that everybody uses.. I think the sk68 lens outperforms those.

It depends on how you define performance: the (indeed in many flashlights widely used) lens has a larger diameter and longer focal length than the sk68 lens, it will have a bit more light loss than the sk68 when zoomed in, but also the (smaller) hotspot is a bit brighter than the sk68. Throw is highly appreciated here at BLF.

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So I notice… Smile
I’m more a OTF lumen guy I guess…

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BLightSam wrote:
Wonder how it compares to the “classic” zoomie:
Torchlight C78

I’ve always loved the form of the c78.
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SK528 looks good. Will get a few if there is a group by for it. :bigsmile:

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What is the point of making holes in the bezel? :Sp

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Gj wrote:

What is the point of making holes in the bezel? :Sp

 

 

probably so if you place the light face down when it's on you can tell you left it on. A little bit of light will escape the holes .  I'm not saying it's a brilliant design concept but thats my guess .

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So did this one work out to be worth having?

SK68s and #3 zoomies are down to $2 apiece nowadays, if you’re a bit patient and search eBay and AliExpress.
But they’re finding new and innovative ways to make them cheaper; lately I find the pills are made of old dried chewing gum, I mean, some cheap gray alloy …