Yes Tom, that’s what I meant. A great big over-tightened central screw that does nothing at all useful. The only thing holding the MCPCB tight against the shelf were the other two small MCPCB fixing screws, which in at least one of yours, weren’t even doing that. The only thing pressing anything together would have been the bezel/lens/O-ring.
Edit: take a careful look at the X-ray, It may be that you can see the MCPCB being dished by the central screw, though to be fair it looks so gross and obvious that I must surely be mis-interpreting it.
Edit: and take a look at the lovely fit of the threading from the tube to the head. And contrast that with the crappiness of the tail cap threads.
Beautiful radiography by the way, forgot to say that, really nice and useful. Hospital or industrial ?
I have to admit that when I was comparing the Q8 against the L6 indoors (for white wall beamshots) I was a bit underwealmed. Yes, it is brighter, but not by a huge degree. However after using the Q8 outdoors I was amazed with the Q8’s ability to turn night into day, and such a nice neutral tint too! It’s great to have so many lumens in a light that doesn’t take up half my camera bag!!
Tom has the NarsilM v1.2 BETA cooking and it will have a modus with momentary on.
Maybe it’s usefull for light painting?
And Toykeeper said she will have Andúril for the Q8 .
I was being a bit picky complaining about lack of momentary in the Q8 as it isn’t really a tactical light. However having momentary as an option for Narsil would be great, especially for 18650 tube lights. I probably should contribute to the Narsil thread.
Niiiiiice! Thanks for the nice review and shots. Can’t wait til I get my hands on one of these, unfortunately mine are still on the slow boat from China and I don’t expect them to arrive for another 4 months or so.
After rereading your review:
A newer version of NarsilM v1.2 has a momentary mode. Activated by 5 clicks. There is no command to stop this mode you had to disconnect the battery. So you can morse really fast.
If you can flash firmware you should try it.
Thread NarsilM - configurable e-switch firmware for Multi channels, v1.3