Sofirn C8G

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FUN..
I use the twist the rear cap to isolate ALL my torches. even the copper and Stainless ones.
Get into the habit. Just one flat is usually enuff.

Thank you.

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gchart wrote:
Are you able to measure the driver diameter?

 

 - 21mm

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Thanks, 80T.

And good point about the GT Mini. Definitely a contender as long as someone isn’t hung up on 21700 capability.

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Yesterday I got the C8G in my mailbox (was sent to me for review).

First impressions are good.
The only thing I didn’t like is the wanky ramping: The transition from low brightness to high is quite fast for my liking.

The review should be ready by the end of the next week, but if anyone is interested, today I can capture some comparison beamshots between the C8G, C8T and GT Mini (will add C8A to the mix, provided that I have it included in my flashlight box Smile )

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The previous topic was deleted, glad to see the talking here. Big Smile

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I got mine a week or so ago.
Pretty good light for the price i guess. I’ve come to terms with the tail switch, it seems to be a good quality one. Also the side switch is very satisfying to click, so no problems there. I’m not too fond of the beam pattern and color though. You can clearly see some yellow tints and you get a bit of a weird spill ring. One other “problem” is that the battery indicator light lights up every time you press the side switch. But some people would probably like that for easy visibility and so on.

As far as modes go, i prefer ramping. It starts on moonlight, which gives me plenty light for small things. If i need turbo, its a double click away, single click back to moonlight. and tbh i rarely use turbo other than to impress non flashlight-guys .

It is a decent thrower for its size, 300m for sure. 500 might be a bit of a stretch, depending how dark it it.

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The C8T gives 1193 lumens and the C8G gives 1470 lumens measured at 30 seconds. These measurements were taken with a calibrated lumen tube.

I tried bypassing the springs but this made no difference.

The C8G will not out throw the XPL HI at that output. I’d much rather stick with XPL HI for a thrower when it comes to the pricing between the two

Since the new C8F 21700 released Sofirn has been overrating their lights quite badly

Texas Ace Lumen Tube calibrated with maukka lights

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Myself  I've swapped the C8G's reflector with the one on my C8+ (XP-L HI) Now the beam pattern it's better on the C8G with the C8+ reflector and on the C8+ it got.. worse. Quite a nice light for what it is now, but still, the driver it's killing it.. The ramping curve it's as bad as it can be and I can't get over the lack of the stand-by functionality on the side switch like with the C8F. Now, the C8F, that's a great light as is, as it came out of the box. The C8G on the other hand.. not so much. Sofirn really has to update the driver on this one and put in the standard C8 reflector, something's wrong with the current one.

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Here's a few comparison beamshots at 220m (White house)

Sofirn C8G - Sofirn C8T
 

Lumintop GT Mini - Sofirn C8A
 

The C8G is of course the brightest of all.
The GT-Mini has a tighter hotspot and thus more throw, though the C8G might even be a bit more throwier than the C8T and delivers a wider spot Smile

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Most of the reason the C8G looks brighter is from the cool white tint being trapped in the atmosphere on the way down range. It’s only 270 lumens more, not much

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Funtastic wrote:
Most of the reason the C8G looks brighter is from the cool white tint being trapped in the atmosphere on the way down range. It’s only 270 lumens more, not much

I will also measure the brightness of the flashlight and report back in my full review.

For the time being, I went for another comparison round, this time in a 400+ meter target and had an extra pair of eyes with me.
The C8G delivered visually the same amount of luminance with the C8T to the target, but as said had a bigger hotspot.

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Eagerly awaiting beam distance data (candela) comparison for the Sofirn C8G vs Sofirn C8A vs Sofirn C8T vs GT Mini…

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Funtastic wrote:
Moonlight access on a dedicated thrower? Why is this a huge issue, I’d only ever use this light for hunting. Use something else if you’re needing moonlight. like an EDC.

This may be shocking but other people have different use cases from you.

Why remove a functionality they had on previous models and make the light more complicated?

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Hi. These days I noticed on my Sofirn C8G there is the little yellowish spot in the middle of hotspot. It is possible that be overburned LED from turbo or it is normal?. Because some week ago I tested the flashlight with TURBO at several minutes. I attached two picture with and without reflector.

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