Hi all first post.
Well to get to the point I ordered a tk11 and bought some 18650's and a charger from a different sorce and was sent a tk10. I've read here that some people arn't that impressed with the tk11. So my question is should I keep the tk10 and save the batteries for a future purchase or keep on them about an exchange. They told me they were sending a mailing lable but it's been two weeks and natta. Any advice would be appreciated
It depends on what you prefer. I personally like the TK10 over the TK11 because I'm a floody guy. The ring artifacts from the smooth reflector are annoying... even if you're not a whitewaller. I like the new body style, but until they offer a TK11 with an orange peel reflector I'll stick to my TK10. I'd LOVE the 18650 option, but I just can't get past the beam artifacts. My 2 cents.
As for the comments about the orange peel reflector being "more useful in the real world," I call BS.
Yeah, beam artifacts may bother some people, but these aren't horrible beam artifacts like an old Mag lite.
I would take the extra throw and the battery system offered by the TK11 any day. Lack of MINOR beam artifacts is the ONLY advantage of the 10, and in my opinion, that isn't much of an advantage at all.
See I like smooth reflectors, you got the throw when you need it and with a little bit of LDF you can have the flood whenever you want it too.
At this current deep stage of flashaholism I just have smooth lights or optics for outside throw and MOP lights for inside work. And everything in between like frosted lenses on MOP lights and LDF over optics, etc, etc, etc!