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Talk Story / Re: a nude man and a nude woman
« on: January 18, 2011, 12:03:52 PM »
Howdy sweet SWEEEET  :D Verbie

remember me?  >:(

Sorry :P

Love the title of dis tread  :-[

Best wishes my friend  :)

Hi Ken! Hi Verbie!

LED Mods / Re: Malkoff Devices
« on: January 12, 2011, 12:07:08 PM »
My favorite is my M30 that I run in my little 3P. Awesome light in a small package.

I didn't know you had a 3P - those are kinda hard to come by?

Got any extras?

BTW - what is the best source for affordable drop-ins?  Thought about picking some stuff up *sometime* as well as some rechargable cells.

Hi Bill!


Talk Story / Re: Cool Phone
« on: January 08, 2011, 08:10:58 PM »
Been using the Nokia N97 Mini since September.  My Nokia E61's buttons were starting to get unresponsive - I still use it for my work phone, but my N97 Mini has been great.

A few highlights:

1) Buying last years flagship model saves you a bundle.  Phone with car kit (windshield mount and car charger) for only 300.
2) 8 gig internal storage (not RAM) with micro SD currently supports up to an additional 16 gig.
3) Worldwide navigation with free map upgrades for the life of the phone.  Will navigate walking or driving with a myriad of map choices.
4) Touch screen, slide out keyboard, 5MP camera with dual flash and Carl Zeiss lens.  Also forward facing camera for video conferencing (Skype).
5) All the normal great Nokia applications (most of which are free - even the good ones).
6) Uses regular headphones - charges via USB - no special adapters to purchase.

Very happy!

Other Gear / Re: Clean Up!
« on: January 08, 2011, 05:50:57 PM »
I just use my Torch - the multitude of IONS vaporizes all dirt and if not, it blinds the other residents so they can't see the dirt anyway!


General Flashlight Discussion / Re: Looking for new flashlight
« on: December 04, 2010, 09:51:24 PM »
ginger - if you want to post sales threads - then do so in the appropriate place.  Don't pretend otherwise.


Talk Story / Re: Food Pictures Part 3
« on: November 13, 2010, 09:33:23 PM »
I also to avoid this thread - so much great food and it is late here and I'm hungry.

Anchovies anyone.

General Flashlight Discussion / Re: Olight SR90 Intimidator Review
« on: November 13, 2010, 09:29:48 PM »
Thank Ya for a great review (as always). 

2200 Lumens on a single emitter?  Man I need someone to upgrade all my stuff!

Lights Buy/Sell/Trade / Re: WTB 2.5" FiveMega Throwmaster head
« on: November 13, 2010, 09:24:54 PM »
OK thats different than the one I have - I got the nice FM2? Chrome and Red Beauties.  Never got around to getting the Chrome on my Torch.

Lights Buy/Sell/Trade / Re: WTB 2.5" FiveMega Throwmaster head
« on: November 08, 2010, 12:52:36 PM »
Do you mean the FMH-2?  I have an extra limited Chrome version if this is what you were looking for.

General Flashlight Discussion / Re: Touchy Feely
« on: October 19, 2010, 08:36:34 AM »
Brass Cubbie
Ti Chammie
Can no longer touch DamCham
Ti Dragon

Welcome and Introductions / Re: Hello from Canada (sask)
« on: October 19, 2010, 08:33:45 AM »
Welcome to Flashlight-Forums!

Things are more laid back here and a bit sleepy as well - we all try to contribute when we can.

You can always PM me with direct questions and I will try to give what limited advice I can!

General Flashlight Discussion / Re: Top 5 Lights Per Dollar
« on: October 19, 2010, 08:32:13 AM »
Now lights that have Value for Art, History, collecting, AND flashlights?  Well that is a different discussion (again IMO).  Check my signature for some of my favorites.

General Flashlight Discussion / Re: Top 5 Lights Per Dollar
« on: October 19, 2010, 08:30:35 AM »
Dollar amount vs Quality is hard to compare. ;)
Well said.  VALUE for $ will depend on what you value.  Lose it in the snow and ice for a week only to find it a week later - pick it up, wipe it off and turn it on?  Don't get me wrong, I've got a whole boatload of cheap lights that get regular use around the home or for the younger users to use and abuse - $2.50 for a quality Rayovac LED light?  Right on!  By the same token, $100 for a SF C3 that gets abused but is built like a tank and just shrugs it off?  Right On!

Custom Collectable lights in excess of $500 and up?  Great value for ART - Right On!

My top 5 for value and regular use (no shelf queens - just daily stuff)
1) Rayovac LED - $2.50 - nice form factor - inexpensive - great to have for everyone to use.  Lost, stolen, or broken?  Who Cares?

2) Hyperion pocket light - Asian twisty - 160 bulb lumens (probably about 100 actual).  Three light levels plus strobe and flash.  HA III coating.  Bought it a few years back for about $30 - still getting daily use and gets abused.  Twisty means not much to go wrong.  At this point, if it breaks, no love loss, it has served its purpose well.

3) Original D-Mini - another asian special - awesome throw for a small light - nice to have.  I should take better care of it but I don't think it has any collector value anyway.  $50 was a bit steep for an Asian light, but the throw is worth it IMO.

4) SF C3 - can't say too much about this light other than it is a tank and it works.  I still keep the P91 in it and like to have incandescent light and the wider spectrum of light gives better color rendition, especially in winter.

5) OK one more cheapie:  Rayovac Lantern (about $9 IIRC) - great little task light - for the nightstand outdoors at night - nothing special, but very user friendly in design.

Welcome and Introductions / Re: Aloha!
« on: October 19, 2010, 07:57:34 AM »
Welcome to F-F - you're sure to find a few Hawaiians lurking about.  Actually more than average...

Of course you will find even more of us who WISH we were in Hawaii!


I think some of the Asian produced lights are overpriced.  They may put out a lot of light, but the workmanship is 2nd class (IMO), and service and support has been a toss up (from experience).

Surefire is top notch in quality, materials, and workmanship, and they stand behind their products like no other (from experience).  Except for the state of the batteries, I never have to question whether the light is going to function.

Paying more for smaller lights?  Many of us have paid easily $300, $500, $1000, or more for some lights - but it has nothing to do with how much light is produced.  But these are custom lights - for the collectors - special materials, finishes, limited runs - things of beauty and art. 

Even today with very limited funds, I would spend the extra cash for a light with quality workman ship.  Just like anything, you get what you pay for.  Again depends on your needs and budget....

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