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    Quote Originally Posted by kenster View Post
    Rob, this is a family type place and your Spy is like naked! ......... no O-Rings Do you like the switch better without the O-Rings?

    Oh and
    Kenster, For now yes I prefer naked. Added a couple of ice blue locators to the slots provided so I can keep an eye on her tonight.
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    I love the "packaging" that the SPY 007 comes in. A Pelican 1010 case. Now if we can get some custom foam inserts cut with holes for spare 123 batteries too, now that would be perfect.

    I would've posted pics earlier, but CPF has been having problems a lot today. I just gave up and came back later.

    Here some pics of mine. I focused more on close ups and beamshots, since people have already posted plenty of full body shots.















    Machining is immaculate. Only thing that is off, is the teflon washer is a little too big and sticks out.

    Oh, and the lanyard hole is so tiny that only the smallest cell phone strap type lanyards will work. You'll have to use some kind of monofilament woven into paracord or something like that if you want a fancier paracord type lanyard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arewethereyetdad View Post
    I'd guess at least 150g.
    Quote Originally Posted by Data View Post
    147g with two batteries.
    Quote Originally Posted by arewethereyetdad View Post
    Well, I'd say my 150g guess wasn't too shabby.
    Ouch, I'm sorry but by The Price Is Right rules, you're guess is over and you lose. Now please send me your spy. (great pics btw!)
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    Very cool pics Edwood. I especially like the one with the Orb-Spy-PD. I'm going to be able to complete that trio myself soon I hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottiver View Post
    Very cool pics Edwood. I especially like the one with the Orb-Spy-PD. I'm going to be able to complete that trio myself soon I hope.
    +1 I have tried but never been very good at shooting shiny, small items. What did you use for lighting? Are your shots taken in a light tent? What camera/lens did you use? Thanks!!
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    The photos in this thread are GORGEOUS!! Great job, guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by N162E View Post
    +1 I have tried but never been very good at shooting shiny, small items. What did you use for lighting? Are your shots taken in a light tent? What camera/lens did you use? Thanks!!
    Close up shots were shot with my Pentax *ist DS with 35mm f/2 lens and close up filter. (I really need a real macro lens).

    Last two shots, including the beamshot were shot with my Nikon D80 with 18-200mm VR lens.

    Lighting used was an Ott-lite lamp, special equipment was two pieces of white illustration cardboard.

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    Very nice shots!


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    Nice pics, Ed. The PD-S still looks great among such fine company.

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    Hi guys!

    Here a just a couple of pics I have shot. Lighting is natural, quite neutral and cool.

    What you are looking at is an industrial chunk of solid titanium


    Serial #0202 and the rail


    Tailstanding will be a piece of cake


    Wow the guy wasn't kidding when he said the emitter would be perfectly centered


    Machining is as smooth as it can get, yet is not buffed out so it keeps 100% of it "crisp" look


    Absolutely no trace of any foreign stuff on the reflector or glass, no fingerprint, no visible dust


    Now, my few thoughts :
    - The feel of the wheel is superb. It plays a huge role in the fact that you can't put this flashlight down. You just keep it in your hand, and clic, clic, clic... it's so addictive as it has already been pointed out. But it really is! The response is firm and the clic idealy audible. Less would not be as good. The sound and feel are just perfect, you've got a clear feedback of the level change.
    - It is realatively heavy but totally acceptable IMO for a 2 cells torch. It also gives a solid feel that what you have in hand is built to last.
    - the tailcap is a great piece of design. The locking mechanism seems undestructable. Again, closing the tailcap really gives a firm and positive feedback with a clear "clic". You won't be asking yourself it the door is properly closed or not. Spring tension seems very good too.


    I don't want to go on with a list of everything that is fine and refined about the Spy, a lot has been said already. It is my first SPY and will be the last flashlight of all I've got that I will let go if I'm forced to. This 007 is a keeper and I really doubt any of them will show in B/S/T unless in a case involving financial issues for the seller. I could be wrong, but heck I would be extremely surprised if someone didn't like his SPY.

    Now, what could be improved. Well, not much, and I have to dig in the smallest details to find any idea of improvement.
    - although there is zero axial play in the button, when it is on any of the 6 levels, it has a small rotary play of a few degrees. I think (I am not positive) that I would prefer no play at all once it has reached a level. That said, as it is you can't have the light flicker between two levels even if you try to turn the button very slowly, and I'm not sure this would still be the case. What I'm saying here could be BS and the more I think about it the more I believe there is no other way to make the flicker impossible.
    - the teflon ring would be less visible if it had a smaller OD

    And... that's all I have been able to find so far. I even feel ridiculous to post my poor findings

    Cheers and long life to the 007. I am not aware of any other custom flashlight that is as close to perfection as this one.

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    AND... Let's see how it looks with tritium vials (not potter, just tryin')





    Not too bad eventhgou asymetrical...

    A funny idea if there's any sailor around here : a green vial on the right, a red on the left

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    This is the best pictures that I can do. My little guy and my SPY007. He thinks its his, now I might have to figure out a way to get another.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chipwillis View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by tino_ale View Post
    . . . That said, as it is you can't have the light flicker between two levels even if you try to turn the button very slowly, and I'm not sure this would still be the case. What I'm saying here could be BS and the more I think about it the more I believe there is no other way to make the flicker impossible . . .
    Let me see, how can I explain . . . the STFu is a microprocessor (uP)controlled converter board. It's computer is filled with 8K of logic that I wrote and compiled from my C code. The switch state is read by the uP. It either reads that the switch tumbler is at a location or it reads that it is in between two locations. This is because it is a break before make type of switch.

    The uP logic looks at that switch state every so many micro seconds and then decides what to have the DC to DC voltage converter send to the LED. If it sees that the switch has just arrived at one of the seven locations it takes action to control the LED. If it sees that the switch is still on a previous state or is in an open circuit state it goes about performing other tasks. Typically it is always busy with reading the current going to the LED and adjusting the output to maintain a constant current target. A target that is specified by the user.

    That is part of what is going on inside the SPY controller board. It would take me a large text to even overview all that is in there. It took Wayne a long time to design the converter board and start the code. After that, he handed it to me I spent 1.5 man years perfecting it and that spanned several hardware iterations from Wayne. I am very proud of the STFu and so is Wayne. It is very advanced and on par with the very best in the industry.

    So to sum this up, the switch can never be put in a static state that will cause flicker in the output because it would require transitioning through three states and back again.

    Cheers
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    very unique light indeed!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Data View Post
    . . After that, he handed it to me I spent 1.5 man years perfecting it and that spanned several hardware iterations from Wayne. I am very proud of the STFu and so is Wayne. It is very advanced and on par with the very best in the industry.

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    awesome pics, flashlight porn at its best.

    how about some more "action" or in-hand shots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoopleHead View Post
    awesome pics, flashlight porn at its best.

    how about some more "action" or in-hand shots?
    I concur.

    Dad, I demand you get some pics with Casey... I am sure you remember her. Perhaps her friends would join in..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thujone View Post
    I concur.

    Dad, I demand you get some pics with Casey... I am sure you remember her. Perhaps her friends would join in..
    LOL, you're just gonna have to get your a$% back down here and join me in the festivities. I'm sure she'd like to see your Spy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arewethereyetdad View Post
    LOL, you're just gonna have to get your a$% back down here and join me in the festivities. I'm sure she'd like to see your Spy.
    Can you imagine a shot with her and two of her friends with yours mine and griff's 007 posing like charlies angels...
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    Well I got my 007 yesterday and this light is just awesome!! Ever since I saw the photos of the finished light, I knew what I wanted to try with mine and so I did it.



    I put two white H3 vials in the provided slots and on the knob, I stuck an O-ring in the bore on top knowing it would stick up a bit proud of the knob and that it would also provide for a pool of Norland and two blue H3 vials that would be under the surface of the Norland.





    I wouldn't think of taking this light apart or doing any irreversible modifications to it but I think that knob pocket is just asking for some personalization! Perhaps a small disk of exotic leather or hyde. I have often wondered if Ti would serve as a base metal for Cloisonné and this knob would be an interesting place to find out if it could be removed easily which I kind of doubt.

    Enough on the knob. This light just feels great in the hand and it activates and shifts levels so clean and easily!!

    I am as likely to EDC Dave's 007 as he is to EDC one of my lights. We understand each other on this.

    The only issue or shortcoming this light has for me and this is certainly a personal issue is that of not having a clip. If I were to carry this light on a daily basis, I would seriously come up with some means of attaching a clip that folded over from its mount on the tail cap and had its tip up just forward of the milled flat on the side. The light could ride so close and tight on your hip, on belt or waist band that it seems a natural. I have gotten in the habit of carrying all of my lights this way and the SPY007 would be great in such a method of carry, IMHO.

    For those who have one of these and don't carry and use it often, they will be missing out on a great tool in hand.

    The 007 is such a beautiful example of functional art. It fits so well in hand and allows you to see that which you couldn't otherwise. It is a pleasure to look at and look with!
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    The only issue or shortcoming this light has for me and this is certainly a personal issue is that of not having a clip. If I were to carry this light on a daily basis, I would seriously come up with some means of attaching a clip that folded over from its mount on the tail cap and had its tip up just forward of the milled flat on the side. The light could ride so close and tight on your hip, on belt or waist band that it seems a natural. I have gotten in the habit of carrying all of my lights this way and the SPY007 would be great in such a method of carry, IMHO.
    Uh Oh!!

    I predict this will be the first Spy 007 (released to the public) to be drilled and tapped for scientific advancement.

    Go for it Don!

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    Don/Dave,

    It really is quite something the way that the great makers/designers/artisans of this forum have such mutual respect for each other, that is shared so freely and openly.

    Now if you can pull of that Cloisonné that would be quite something, although I suspect this may be the start of a downward spiral into crochet and knitting.

    EDIT: Volume marker trits look great btw.
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    For those of you who are clueless like me, I saved you some time: Cloisonné
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    Ok, now I want a carbon fiber/kevlar in yellow, red, orange or blue color disk to fit on my Spy knob. Who's going to offer that to us?



    edit : hey what about a black delrin disk that perfectly fit in the knob and has machined slots in order to fit one or two tritium vials?
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    [quote=McGizmo;2467370]
    I wouldn't think of taking this light apart or doing any irreversible modifications to it but I think that knob pocket is just asking for some personalization! Perhaps a small disk of exotic leather or hyde. /quote]

    . . . or a tritium half-sphere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tino_ale View Post
    ......

    edit : hey what about a black delrin disk that perfectly fit in the knob and has machined slots in order to fit one or two tritium vials?
    Delrin?

    Come on. Consider the light here!

    How about a nice 18k gold disk or coin inset with the H3 vial slot in it? Ti and gold look great together and the knob would no doubt remain polished cause I know you guys know how to polish your knobs!
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    ......cause I know you guys know how to polish your knobs!


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    Don, unlike the 005, the knob does come off the 007. It is held on with a locknut but a nut driver needs to be turned pretty thin to fit. Though taking the 007 apart voids the warranty, it will not stop some. I wanted something easier to assemble and the lock nut makes adjusting the knob a snap.

    I know many of you like using a belt clip on a light. Already in my list of rail attachments is a clip. Anybody else interested?

    Thanks for the fun pictures Don. You sure waisted no time decorating the knob!


    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Data View Post
    Already in my list of rail attachments is a clip. Anybody else interested?
    Dave, you know anything you sell will likely be snapped up faster than a one-legged man at an ass-kickin'. Even for those of us who don't like clips.

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