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Wow, that really puts into perspective how poorly the new clip fits.

What are you referring to??

The pics of earlier prototypes that show the clip’s retaining ring sitting flush with the body of the light.

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I believe that Scallywag is talking about this:

The latest black clip protrudes beyond the FW3As body while the silver one does not.
The ugly hole – meh. Can live with it. The ugly paint job – rather disappointing. But this… this is a dealbreaker for me Facepalm Crying

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It is not fit.

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You’re right, it is not. They won’t send out these nice flashlights with such poorly fitting clips I don’t think. Hopefully.

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Where are Luminotop’s comments on this topic?
If they have changed the boundary conditions, they need to give some explanation.

How do they understand exactly what they have to do and are they committed to not depart from the assignment?

Sorry if I missed some answers…

A lot of energy and time are invested in this product.
I made a simple bill:
(8526 post here) x (5 minutes per post) = about 90 working days just for posts.
The time spend for reading can’t be calculated… !!!

This simple calculation should oblige the contractor to strictly observe the desire of the forum.
Or give a reasoned opinion of the changes…

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MokrySedeS wrote:
I believe that Scallywag is talking about this: !https://i.imgur.com/I8k52LF.png! The latest black clip protrudes beyond the FW3As body while the silver one does not. The ugly hole - meh. Can live with it. The ugly paint job - rather disappointing. But this... this is a dealbreaker for me Facepalm :((

That is exactly what I was referring to. Nice picture!

I honestly don't know if I'd buy the light with the clip that bad. Or I might just get one, instead of two. Fixing that will just be a pain in my tail-switch.

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I would not be surprised if final production version had 5 mode (1%-50%-100%-strobe-sos) firmware and 70$ price Facepalm

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:
teacher wrote:
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Wow, that really puts into perspective how poorly the new clip fits.

What are you referring to??
The pics of earlier prototypes that show the clip’s retaining ring sitting flush with the body of the light.

MokrySedeS wrote:
I believe that Scallywag is talking about this:

The latest black clip protrudes beyond the FW3As body while the silver one does not.
The ugly hole – meh. Can live with it. The ugly paint job – rather disappointing. But this… this is a dealbreaker for me Facepalm Crying

zak.wilson wrote:
It is not fit.
OK, thanks for clearing that up guys. Thumbs Up
I understand now….. “It is not fit”. Wink It appears in that picture anyway.
…….
‘Hopefully’…. it is not as bad as it ‘appears’ in that particular picture. Innocent

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Hopefully.

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I would not be surprised if……. (snip, perceived silliness deleted) ………..

Seriously?? .. Facepalm .. What a silly post. Sad

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cabfrank wrote:
Hopefully.

Smile

Wow… isn’t that the truth cabfrank. Smile .. We are getting a lot of use out of the word “hopefully” the last couple of days. Big Smile .. Wink

hope·ful·ly

  • 1. in a hopeful manner

hope·ful

  • 1. feeling or inspiring optimism about a future event:

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The price will be the last nail.

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Don’t tell LT, but I’ll still buy at least one of these lights as long as they stay <$50.

Obviously $36 would be ideal, but who knows if they even know that was an expectation at this point.

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You just told them. Wink

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If this light ends up at the same price as the D4 – let alone more expensive – I will have zero interest.

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Come on ‘guys’, let’s not be so……
pes·si·mis·tic

  • 1. tending to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen

Let’s try to be….
op·ti·mis·tic

  • 1. hopeful and confident about the future

instead. Wink

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Please don’t tell me what to be, it’s hard enough to be who I am as it is… With all the comercials, politicians, religious people telling me what and who to be.

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Just a suggestion, you of course; are free to take it or leave it. Beer

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:
If this light ends up at the same price as the D4 – let alone more expensive – I will have zero interest.

You can get a D4 for $35 right now though…

I am just bored with side switches at this point. I’m personally willing to spend a little more for something different.

All this is just idle speculation until we hear from Lumintop or Neal or TK or whoever on the price. Heck, maybe the Easter Bunny knows.

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Buzzy243 wrote:
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If this light ends up at the same price as the D4 – let alone more expensive – I will have zero interest.

You can get a D4 for $35 right now though…

I am just bored with side switches at this point. I’m personally willing to spend a little more for something different.

All this is just idle speculation until we hear from Lumintop or Neal or TK or whoever on the price. Heck, maybe the Easter Bunny knows.

That’s my point exactly. The price has to be competitive with the D4 when compared against the same emitter options, especially since this has one less and the X-PL HIs are a significant portion of the cost of a D4 with them.

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Buzzy243 wrote:

(snip) ……

All this is just idle speculation until we hear from Lumintop or Neal or TK or whoever on the price. Heck, maybe the Easter Bunny knows.

+1 . Thumbs Up … Well said.

How did a different price even enter into this wonderful discussion about clip color & hole in clip??

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dekozn wrote:
Please don’t tell me what to be, it’s hard enough to be who I am as it is… With all the commercials, politicians, religious people telling me what and who to be.

I don’t expose myself to commercials, politicians or religious people. I feel so much better! Cool

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JasonWW wrote:
dekozn wrote:
Please don’t tell me what to be, it’s hard enough to be who I am as it is… With all the commercials, politicians, religious people telling me what and who to be.
I don’t expose myself to commercials, politicians or religious people. I feel so much better! Cool

There are literally advertisements all over this site lol

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cabfrank wrote:
You just told them. Wink

Evidence so far is they don’t pay much direct attention to this thread.

Something that was said recently by someone on TLF who is in contact with Lumintop gave me the impression they did at one point in the past look at this thread, but suffered a debilitating eye-roll injury as a result. Wink

Personally, I still don’t care about the color of the clip, as long as it is not something that is going to rust if whatever the coating is wears off, but the apparent protrusion of the clip ring from the body should be obvious as undesirable.

If that is final, I will still buy it, but be a bit disappointed at the need to sand down the outer diameter.

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You’re probably right that they haven’t paid much attention to this thread. It gets hard sometimes for even BLF members to follow it everyday.
Hopefully, there are no glaring issues, or dealbreakers with the samples. Hopefully, the clip fit, and it all fit. Hopefully, production and sales will start soon. Hopefully.

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iamlucky13 wrote:
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You just told them. Wink
Something that was said recently by someone on TLF who is in contact with Lumintop gave me the impression they did at one point in the past look at this thread, but suffered a debilitating eye-roll injury as a result. Wink
With that priceless comment iamlucky13, you win the internet today as far as I am concerned. Beer . Thumbs Up

I love it!! Wink

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Hopefully…. I love that word!! Wink

It is so much better than ‘hopelessly’… Sad

hopefullySmile

  • adv.optimistically

Synonyms for hopefully ….. Smile

  • confidently
  • surely
  • expectantly
  • positively
  • sanguinely
  • trustfully
  • trustingly
  • with confidence
  • with hope

Antonyms for hopefully …. Sad

  • doubtfully
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iamlucky13 wrote:
Evidence so far is they don’t pay much direct attention to this thread.

That’s probably a good thing. I worry a little about the mental condition of anyone who’s followed this 8,000 post “adventure”. (Myself included.)

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I’m included too, but I’ve come this far, I can’t just stop now.

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