Anyone own the SmallSun ZY-C85? 3-mode?

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Anyone own the SmallSun ZY-C85? 3-mode?

Hello everyone, I've been looking at the SmallSun ZY-C85, it appears to be a nice, tailstandable 1xAA flashlight with a zoom lens feature.  But I wonder if it has three modes or a single mode.  It is listed with different characteristics on different sites:

"Single Mode"

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.33708

http://www.popbuying.com/detail.pb/sku.SmallSun_ZY_C85_Zooming_LED_Flashlight_Black-28518

http://www.lightake.com/detail.do/sku.SmallSun_ZY_C85_Zooming_LED_Flashlight_Black-28518

http://www.qualitychinagoods.com/small-1xaa-cree-zoomable-torch-flashlightfczyc85-p-1552.html

http://www.bestofferbuy.com/smallsun-zyc85-cree-q3wc-130lumen-led-flashlight-1aa114500-p-57872.html

 

"3-mode"

http://www.focalprice.com/LF508B/ZYC85_Adjustable_Focus_Flashlight_Black.html [It is NOT a 3-mode light]

 

 

Anyone own it perchance?  Thanks a lot!


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Mine is definitely a single mode. Not as bright as the (now defunct) X2000 which now draws 7.4A from an 18650 but emits no light, just noxious smells. Contrary to some of the DX reviews, mine is pretty well built and works nicely with a 14500. Spot (on maximum zoom) the perfect size at 17 metres for large black dog spotting. Comes with a pretty good holster - at least it does from DX.

 

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Thanks Don, I thought you might have one around!  

I just ordered one of these from Everbuying.com, with a discount it cost me $9.00.  They swear that it does have three modes (at least their version does), but it looks like it probably won't come with a holster, which I would really like.  We'll find out next month...

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In holster

zoomed in

 

Beam on narrow focus

Full zoom

 

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You always produce the best pics Don.  What kind of camera do you use again?

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Thanks Don!  Nice pics.  It looks like it should be pretty nice for the price.  I like these simple cylindrical designs, and the zoomable lens is a neat trick.  Let's hope they send me a 3-mode version as they promised.  I don't doubt that there is a 3-mode version floating around in a warehouse somewhere, SmallSun is especially guilty of producing versions of flashlights with the same name but different mode features.

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Omg this everbuying guy wiky is hilarious. How do we stop him?!

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 I think it time for "brted the Sharpshooter"!!!

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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He's -17 now. Wiky was knocked off and then came back somehow.

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Damn, looks like we have a spammer with body armor.

You should have gone for the head shot brted, that was a 'rookies' mistake.

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Damn, looks like we have a spammer with body armor.

You should have gone for the head shot brted, that was a 'rookies' mistake.

 

Depends what you shoot them with. Looks like the time fuse on the artillery shell took effect Smile

 

Then i checked again and he's back. Must be respawning... Sad

 

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Don wrote:

Then i checked again and he's back. Must be respawning... Sad

Laughing Perhaps Anduril’s BFG9000 is the tool for the job.

 

I say we take off and nuke Wiky from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

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Smile

 

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Nothing wrote:

Don wrote:

Then i checked again and he's back. Must be respawning... Sad

Laughing Perhaps Anduril’s BFG9000 is the tool for the job.

 

I say we take off and nuke Wiky from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

HELL YEAH!!!  J) That sounds like what needs to be done.  Either that or brted needs some armor piercing ammo.

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jert wrote:

It like a military flashlight!

Are you a spammer too?

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jert wrote:

It like a military flashlight!

Are you a spammer too?

 

He's probably going to say, "I like spammer's too".   Laughing

 

 

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Got one from FP, they claimed it was 3-mode but got a 1-mode.

The lens is smaller than on other zoomable lights so it doesn't focus as well.

These tend to have a problem where the plastic screw-in ring in the tailcap has been shoved in at an angle (not screwed in using the thread!) causing some AA batteries to not fit properly.

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higbvuyb wrote:

Got one from FP, they claimed it was 3-mode but got a 1-mode.

The lens is smaller than on other zoomable lights so it doesn't focus as well.

These tend to have a problem where the plastic screw-in ring in the tailcap has been shoved in at an angle (not screwed in using the thread!) causing some AA batteries to not fit properly.

Hi there higbvuyb, welcome to BLF! Enjoy your stay here.

I think I can echo your experiences with the SmallSun ZY-C85.  I just received one from Everbuying (after not expecting to receive it), but I don't like it at all. It is a single-mode when Everbuying promised me personally that it would be a 3-mode. The beam isn't all that nice compared to my cheap $4.99 eBay No. 5 generic zoomable light, although perhaps better than the Sipik SK-58 beam. And worst of all, the tailcap doesn't screw in all the way with a battery put in. Any way to fix this?

Thanks!

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As I mentioned, the plastic retaining ring in the tailcap might not be straight, if you remove it and screw it in properly that should give you a little bit more space for the battery.

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Ugh this retaining ring is EXTREMELY tight, I've been torquing at it for 10 min now, no luck.

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I can't read Chinese so I have no idea where the link leads - it appears to be some sort of search engine but is it spam or not?

 

Here's the Wikipedia entry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baidu

 

It may be legit so I've not marked it as spam.

 

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baidu is a search engine from China ,In China it is more popular than google .

but i don't know what does  leilei393  maean ?

maybe he want to insert a link ?

Don't know

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Thanks for that - I didn't know about Baidu

 

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You are welcome!Smile

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jack1632010 wrote:

Thank you for recommending some models to me!

Sure thing, just make sure you never buy from Everbuying. It's a dirty company.

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jack1632010 wrote:

sb56637 wrote:

jack1632010 wrote:

Thank you for recommending some models to me!

Sure thing, just make sure you never buy from Everbuying. It's a dirty company.

Why do you say so ? You recommended Everbuying to us, and now say it is dirty! 

 

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I think in true CPF fashion, you should delete his posts and ban him. LaughingLaughing

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I have got two C-85. One from DX and another one from Popbuying. Surprisingly they were absolutely identical, specially by means of output and qualityand sadly, as well for the crucked click switch retaining ring. After rectifying this, they both took a protected 14500 with the endcap screwed in all the way. 

I compared  them also with the wellknown C78 using a 14500. The output is quite equal, exept the C78 has a more blueish tint. The zoom range is about equal as well, with a slight adwantage for the smaller die image from the C78 when zoomed. Other than that, the C78 is flimsy from A to Z (protruding clicky, wobbly zoom, thin housing) not to metion the ugly and useless sleeve (twisted sewings, no belt loop), that came with that one. Overall I would say the SmallSun clearly is the better buy. I like this one and I will sure buy some more.

Btw: I have got also his bigger brother, the SmallSun C-84 (18650) from PB, for less than 10$! I own also a SmallSun ZY-A4. And yes, I like zooming lights, there are three other models on the way.

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justin wrote:

I really need one! But i have no idea about them!

OK, well, I would suggest you try to live without it, because the the SmallSun ZY-C85 is a piece of junk, and E verbuying.com is an awful company.

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I cann't understand you!

It's make it clear then. Nobody likes spammers. NOBODY. If anyone ever admits to buying from Everbuying, I would mock their gullibility.

 

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I cann't understand you! I like this one!

http://www.Neverbuying.com/product33499.html

The URL says it all...

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