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    I finally got my very first McGizmo - the Haiku XP-G and am just blown away. McGizmo's are built to be ultra-reliable, highly functional, but aside from that they are truly a work of art. I'd love to see some of the old models along side some of the new.

    So let's see 'em! I'll start with my very humble collection of 1. (I'll compensate by posting several pictures of it..)




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    I love that Haiku/Seiko combination. I already have the Haiku, now I must have one of those Seiko's, very cool.

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    Oh no. I can tell this thread is the one that'll finally make me weaken and buy one. If I can find one to buy that is!

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    OK ...





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    Awesome pics kiessling,Alien meets Mcgizmo

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    RichS- What is the backround? Looks like leather, very nice...

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    I would love to post a photo of my McGizmos together! Unfortunately in the last year I don't believe they have been together. I had my Haiku & LS20 at Matt's - the last run of holesters he made he used my lights to shape / fit the holesters. Now I have a bunch of them off at modomag's exotic coating (DLC Ti Mule getting recoated) and just over a week ago my TiPD & 27LT went to DatiLed's for XP-G transfusion....



    Last Spring...


    Hmm, Haiku is now a BB Haiku

    The photo below was for a small review of the Sundrop XR-U that I put in Don's thread as I was one of the first to receive one. I swapped the creemator head (e1b head) off the 2-pak McClicky over to the 1-Pak XR-U body & the XR-U head on the ano'd 2-pak

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    You guys don't have mercy on us, the unfortunate McGizmo no-owners (yet)

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    Keissling - nice lights - I love those smooth battery tubes..very clean looking design. Are you using a black light in the background of the first pic? And that McGizmo/Alien pic is just sick...

    nfetterly - nice collection! Who did the special anodizing on that 2 pak? That looks very nicely done..


    Quote Originally Posted by scout24 View Post
    RichS- What is the backround? Looks like leather, very nice...
    Nope, it just a vinyl ottoman with a leather-looking pattern. I was just watching TV one night and set my Haiku down on the ottoman and thought, hmmm, that would make a nice pic!

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    That's a great set of pictures, RichS. Your Haiku almost looks like it's been laquered.

    Here's my humble collection:





    For some weird reason I left my Sapphire out of the lineup, so here it is too, showing a Raw Ti who wears the pants around here:


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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    That's a great set of pictures, RichS. Your Haiku almost looks like it's been laquered.

    Here's my humble collection:


    ..............Humble collection?!

    Very, very nice collection fyrstormer...so I have to ask - which is your favorite McGizmo and why? Also - how does the Haiku stack up in your opinion compared to the legendary PD?
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    Some of the family... Easy to see where that new kid gets his fins from!




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    Wowza!! Some bad ass lights! I will post a few asap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichS View Post
    Keissling - nice lights - I love those smooth battery tubes..very clean looking design. Are you using a black light in the background of the first pic? And that McGizmo/Alien pic is just sick...
    It is just blue and red light. It's a very old pic.


    Some more:










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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiessling View Post



    bernie
    I absolutely love the form factor of this one Bernie - I've seen (and drooled over) it before. Do you have any specs on it or a link to to an old thread about it?
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    Here are Don's build notes:
    http://www.dmcleish.com/CPF/McT-plus/index.html

    This one is among my most prized lights of all time. It is pure CPF history. It is very old, about 2003 IIRC. Which puts it well before other lights with the dual beam feature.

    The specs aren't that impressive any more. The flood of the 6x3mm Lichia LEDs is about as bright as a Photon Microlight of today, the LuxV at the center (U-bin) is less than today's Cree and whatnot flashlights.
    But that's not the point of this light anyway.

    bernie
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    My shoes are too tight. But it doesn't matter, because I have forgotten how to dance.

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    This my Haiku XP-G AA2 my first McGizmo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Per-Sev View Post
    This my Haiku XP-G AA2 my first McGizmo

    Is it me or does that remind you of a snake in the swamplands awaiting its prey?

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    some nice stuff there.
    Once things leave my hands I am not responsible for what happens.

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    Gotta love McGizmos!!!

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    Gotta love the showoff-threads






    There is a type of perfection that transcends the quest for lumens. Buying a $250 1-cell light for "lum factor" is like buying a $250 single malt Scotch for the alcohol content.
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    My shoes are too tight. But it doesn't matter, because I have forgotten how to dance.

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    Wow.. this thread is stunning! Kiessling, nice pic of the "eight passenger"

    [PS.: it is as the 1st movie of the Alien was renamed here].

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    Three of my favorite McGizmos...only time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiessling View Post
    Gotta love the showoff-threads






    What are the two lights in the last picture,I really like the way the lens is done are they for a special purpose. Thanks
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    The second one from the bottom is just killer. What kind of finish is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Per-Sev View Post
    What are the two lights in the last picture,I really like the way the lens is done are they for a special purpose. Thanks
    Lunasol 20 and Lunasol 27 (LS20 and LS27)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light11 View Post
    Lunasol 20 and Lunasol 27 (LS20 and LS27)
    Thanks I just did a search on them and I figured it was a duel purpose light but I could not tell if those were LED'S around the center one. Thanks

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    Here are my 3.
    A modded by McGizmo L1 PR-T-917, a 3S Sundrop and a Sapphire from the first run, not the newer 25 version.

    Last edited by lisantica; 04-23-2010 at 12:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBryan View Post
    The second one from the bottom is just killer. What kind of finish is that?
    Quote Originally Posted by Light11 View Post
    Lunasol 20 and Lunasol 27 (LS20 and LS27)
    It is an Aleph2 with a swirl Type2 ano. There were a bunch of those in different color combos out there back then.

    LS20 and LS27, yes.

    berie
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    My shoes are too tight. But it doesn't matter, because I have forgotten how to dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisantica View Post
    This is a great pic, because it gives a sense of scale. Anyone who's handled an Arc AAA knows how big (i.e. small) the Sapphire at the bottom is, and you can see the Sundrop just above it is only slightly longer.

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