Manker MK35 Prototype, Review link in the first post

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Manker MK35 Prototype, Review link in the first post

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MK35?

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Looks like an XHP thrower. Also looks like quite a deep reflector. What’ll the range on this thing be?

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Oooh looks like a thrower. //subscribed//

Those tail cap springs need upgrading too! At least the tail cap looks easy to fix. I’d have thought it’d have had double springs already

That is a very “thrunite” style button too. Looks the same as the TN36

U21, single cell, xhp35, 1300 lumens and 700m range. This being a multi cell, xhp35 light I’d put a guess at 2500-3000 lumens and a minimum of 1000m range

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Hold on… That’s the button Utorch uses for the U21 clone instead of the rubber cartoon faced button Manker uses… And now Manker is using this button? Well, it looks like the Chinese have the same type of twisted humor I have… Nice!

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Looks to me like Manker has been reading BLF! Good for them! I’m not personally looking for a thrower, but always interested to see how they perform!

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hIKARInoob wrote:
Hold on… That’s the button Utorch uses for the U21 clone instead of the rubber cartoon faced button Manker uses… And now Manker is using this button? Well, it looks like the Chinese have the same type of twisted humor I have… Nice!

The Klarus G20 is the same too, its really just a rudimentary lighted button.

 

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I Ike the manker dragons eye button much better. I think it’s clear by now that manker and utorch are one in the same.

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DavidEF wrote:
Looks to me like Manker has been reading BLF! Good for them!

They have been reading alright and copying whatever they could.
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Looking at it the head might be a bit small for tn42 competition. Maybe they’ll get the throw with the extra output. I’m certainly interested in this!

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I guess most people here we want to hear the intensity # Big Smile

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I Ike the manker dragons eye button much better. I think it’s clear by now that manker and utorch are one in the same.

I don’t think so, given the “disgusting” comments that Manker did on the Utorch threads

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looks like what, about 90mm head?

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Hikelite wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
Looks to me like Manker has been reading BLF! Good for them!

They have been reading alright and copying whatever they could.

Well, as long as they’re copying features that we like, and do it with quality for a decent budget price, I’m all for it! I’m not saying they’ve succeeded in all those areas, just hoping/wishing they would. Innocent

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Are we talking about 4×18650 or…..;-)?

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X3 wrote:
LightRider wrote:
I Ike the manker dragons eye button much better. I think it’s clear by now that manker and utorch are one in the same.
I don’t think so, given the “disgusting” comments that Manker did on the Utorch threads

That was just one comment and it was one of the first in the thread. I believe that was for show. The the only way they are a copy is if one of the top dogs of manker split and ran with everything. It’s possible but hmmm? When looking at the whole story it makes more sense for the two to be related. These are just my thoughts though. I understand other explanations exist.

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looks like what, about 90mm head?

That’d be my guess. I think the TN42 is 100mm, the TN31 is 80 so this looks like a spot somewhere in the middle. Maybe 1000m throw is all we can expect and I’ll still have to buy the TN42 Sad

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Looks a bit like the K70 or maybe its just me?

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Sweet! I’ll wait for the disgusting version. Silly

everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Looks a bit like the K70 or maybe its just me?

A little bit in the bezel yeah (or a lot)

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LightRider wrote:
X3 wrote:
LightRider wrote:
I Ike the manker dragons eye button much better. I think it’s clear by now that manker and utorch are one in the same.
I don’t think so, given the “disgusting” comments that Manker did on the Utorch threads

That was just one comment and it was one of the first in the thread. I believe that was for show. The the only way they are a copy is if one of the top dogs of manker split and ran with everything. It’s possible but hmmm? When looking at the whole story it makes more sense for the two to be related. These are just my thoughts though. I understand other explanations exist.


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Seeing as the BLF GT is never going to be made, this may be a good alternative depending on price.

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Don’t see why companies don’t make a bigger head than than tn42? If the niwalker and manker would have done this, there could be a lot more sales for them. Who doesn’t want a light than can dethrone the tn42.

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hIKARInoob wrote:
MK35?

…or maybe UT03?

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Seeing as the BLF GT is never going to be made, ~~~
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chrisc wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
looks like what, about 90mm head?

That’d be my guess. I think the TN42 is 100mm, the TN31 is 80 so this looks like a spot somewhere in the middle. Maybe 1000m throw is all we can expect and I’ll still have to buy the TN42 Sad


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I’d like to go out for some beamshots.
Unfortunately, the light has been stuck and can’t be moved since 4am this morning.

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Any intensity measurement or reflector size ? Big Smile

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Output measure is usually the last thing I do.

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You know , everyone here is a bit curious about output . Thanks again for all the updates …

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I hope this thing can compete with tn42 and be $100 or less

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Many collectors look only for that.
But the top speed is not the only thing that makes a good race car. Many others parameters and specs are important also (weight, size, regulation, level spacing, interface, cost), otherwise people would go around carrying a lightouse or a streetlight. Or both.

Since the output test is the quickest, I like to keep that as one of the last things (that, updating the runtime plots from % to lumens).
Now I have a new camera and I will have to make many shots in order to found the combination that matches what my eyes see.
This will take a whole evening, and it may also result in me not being happy with the pics and going back to the old camera or taking more pics.

This time I will do the output measurement next. So in the meanwhile I can publish something.
But you see the blue light on the switch? Means that the batteries are not running low. When they are low it becomes purple, then red. It is still blue. This may take some time.

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