New Romisen RC-G2 with xpg-r5 at shiningbeam!

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New Romisen RC-G2 with xpg-r5 at shiningbeam!

I just ordered one, anyone else have any thoughts on it? 

 

http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/the-149/**NEW**-Romisen-RC-dsh-G2-II/...

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Thanks mizjif for the tip!

I don't know why, but I just can't get into the styling of the RC-G2.

 

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I am giving my q5 model to my parents for their trip to Africa so I figured this was a good replacement:) can't wait to compare!
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sb56637 wrote:

Thanks mizjif for the tip!

I don't know why, but I just can't get into the styling of the RC-G2.

 

 

If you don't have one, it's worth getting one just because it's probably the quitessential quality romisen. You'll get over the looks once you find how usable it is.

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It just arrived today. about 10 days shipping time, (I am happy with that seeing as I am used to DX shipping times). Very quality light from shiningbeam as usual. 

 

Comparing it to my RC-G2 with the Q5 emitter (in my dark basement), the difference is barely noticeable. I will wait until tonight to judge any further. Either way, a very nice AA light. 

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mizjif wrote:

It just arrived today. about 10 days shipping time, (I am happy with that seeing as I am used to DX shipping times). Very quality light from shiningbeam as usual. 

 

Comparing it to my RC-G2 with the Q5 emitter (in my dark basement), the difference is barely noticeable. I will wait until tonight to judge any further. Either way, a very nice AA light. 

Please do update us on the beam differences. My expectiation was that the XPG-R5 would be brighter AND have a wider beam than both the previous versions. Thanks.
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Hmm, I already had trouble telling the difference between the one from DX and the G2 II with Q5 from SB.

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After going outside in the pitch black and pointing the two lights at trees about 50 meters away, i have to say, they are identical, which is disappointing.  The beam on the R5 is a bit nicer, the hotspot is more distinguished but other than that, I can not tell a difference. 

 

I have two RC-G2's now, one blue, one black. Thats ok, they look nice in the collection and are of very nice quality Smile Just seems like a waste of an xpg-r5 if its not being worked a little harder. 

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I like the beam much better than the Q5 , the spill is brighter .

One of the cool things about the old model is the ability to remove the head/reflector and have a pure flood light . The R5 model does not do this , as the pill screws into the reflector rather than the body tube .

On a white wall the tint is slightly greenish .

A good little light for the $$

 

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