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    Quote Originally Posted by Haz View Post
    I like this light, I'm just hoping for a Ti version
    Check out the IlluminaTi CA1. It can be had in XPG or XP-E. I LOVE mine.

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    For me it seems to be the almost perfect neck light. Great runtime, low first UI, AAA battery, and most importantly a nice, beefy split ring attachment point. The only down side is that 4seven's didn't come out with a Ti version, but I guess I'll have to settle for the stainless steel version.

    The biggest thing that stopped me from getting a Ti Preon was the split ring attachment point which didn't seem that strong.

    Price is a bit high considering the ReVOs competition, but oh well. Since I plan on keeping this light for a long time I'm willing to pay the slightly higher price if I can get what I want.

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    How long do you guys think they will wait before re-releasing it with an XP-G?

    Looks nice though, I'd definitely want one in SS, although I will wait.

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    Priced to be a Fenix LD01 killer perhaps? Can't wait to see some beamshots and tint comparisons at different output. (UnknownVT, you out there? )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haz View Post
    I like this light, I'm just hoping for a Ti version

    +1

    I find all the complaints about the price pretty funny. It shows how spoiled we are by the A3, E01, maratac, MiNi etc.

    I definitely feel it's a step up from the preon 1(emitter aside) and the price simply reflects this.

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    THANKS for the comment about Quark Minis having PWM and non AR Coated glass.

    I was thinking AA Mini, but will still try instead to get an AA WW.

    PWM unless it's really fast PWM bothers the heck out of me.
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    I liked the original Preon. But only in the 2AAA version.
    The single AAA was nearly unusable as a twisty (at least for me).

    So yes, this one looks nice to me.

    edit:
    And its available in stainless steal, for not much more than the aluminium.
    Nice.

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    THANKS for the comment about Quark Minis having PWM and non AR Coated glass.

    [...]

    PWM unless it's really fast PWM bothers the heck out of me.
    I find PWM really annoying too, especially when it is a low frequency - the ITP Eos, for example, is practically unusable (for me) because of the very perceptible PWM Effect.

    Fortunately on the MiNi it's a much higher frequency, so the PWM is not that noticeable. It seems a little slower than on the Preon, but not enough to be a problem.

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    This REVO looks nice but I think it's really expensive for what it is.
    The lack of a tailstanding feature in a pocket light is a deal breaker for me
    as I really need the ability of using it in candle mode.
    I don't see any advantage over the Mini AA and LF2XT I'm EDCing so I'll pass on purchasing this light...

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    I came close to ordering this light twice but both times backed off. For just a little bit more money I can buy the QAA or Q123 regular and have a true 0.2 lumen moon mode as well as a far brighter light in the case of the Q123. It'll be quite a bit bigger than the PReVO but it will be simpler than carrying both a MiNi 123 and the PReVO at the same time, which is what would happen if I buy it. I'm about to order an ITP A3 EOS upgrade edition, though. For the money I just could not resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red02 View Post
    ...I just don't understand the reasoning behind this light.
    Variety is the spice of life, or something like that. Personally I'm GLAD that not every light is for me. I can't afford to own every light out there, but I find a way to afford the ones I DO like.

    It's refreshing to me that I own light's that appeal to me more than this one. Reaffirms that my existing lights are a good purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziptrickhead View Post
    For me it seems to be the almost perfect neck light. Great runtime, low first UI, AAA battery, and most importantly a nice, beefy split ring attachment point.
    + 1

    If they release this in a neutral tint, it'll be my neck light (in aluminum over SS because of the lighter weight). Only downside for me, is it's more throw oriented than flood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusto View Post
    + 1

    If they release this in a neutral tint, it'll be my neck light (in aluminum over SS because of the lighter weight). Only downside for me, is it's more throw oriented than flood.
    But I guess that with such a small reflector it will still be quite wide hot spot and still not to consider throwy. I am looking forward to read the first report and review with beamshots!

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    Default Re: 47's Preon Revo

    Quote Originally Posted by ziptrickhead View Post
    For me it seems to be the almost perfect neck light. Great runtime, low first UI, AAA battery, and most importantly a nice, beefy split ring attachment point. The only down side is that 4seven's didn't come out with a Ti version, but I guess I'll have to settle for the stainless steel version.

    The biggest thing that stopped me from getting a Ti Preon was the split ring attachment point which didn't seem that strong.

    Price is a bit high considering the ReVOs competition, but oh well. Since I plan on keeping this light for a long time I'm willing to pay the slightly higher price if I can get what I want.

    +1,i have the same thinking.



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    I'm going to guess 2-3 months before a neutral or warm version comes out.

    I really like the body of this light. I wonder what the difference in weight is between the SS in this and the SS LD01.

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    Default Re: 47's Preon Revo

    Build quality?
    HDS Systems 170n Clicky, Surefire S2 Stratum, Quark Mini AA on the key chain, Quark Mini 123 being ignored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbs View Post
    Build quality?
    With all lights from 47 igot (well, they are all minis), i noticed only one problem with build quality, and thats the twisty action, combined with bad threads.

    But in my experience (have most combinations of material and size) the problem is bigger with bigger light diameter (123s are shit, AA is good, CR2 no problem). So i would not thing that the AAA as any issues.
    Anyways, i ordered it in stainless steel after seeing that picture in the other thread:
    http://chows.smugmug.com/photos/982908981_8w6Eh-L.jpg
    (I currently use 2 Mini AAs as EDC, in exchance. A Ti with an eneloop and an Al with 14450 cell. The size difference at the same brightness compared to the eneloop version did it).
    Also, i am still missing by LD1 SS. It _has_ to be somewhere in my appartment, but no idea where...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusto View Post
    + 1

    If they release this in a neutral tint, it'll be my neck light (in aluminum over SS because of the lighter weight). Only downside for me, is it's more throw oriented than flood.
    Well I got my SS ReVO in the mail today and I LOVE IT! It's actually not that heavy for a SS light, although of course it is heavier than an aluminum light. It is lighter than the Fenix LD01 SS I had before, but that's probably because the overall size is smaller than the LD01.

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    Default Re: 47's Preon Revo

    Size comparison for anyone who's interested. BTW, I see why they used an XP-E instead of an XP-G; the Revo has such a small reflector that the hotspot is actually larger than the Mini 123's hotspot.



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    What's the deal with the asymmetric tail lug? Not that it matters. I suppose it's just stylin'.

    Geoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by ti-force View Post
    BTW, I see why they used an XP-E instead of an XP-G; the Revo has such a small reflector that the hotspot is actually larger than the Mini 123's hotspot.
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    This is good news. How is the spill compared to the Mini 123? any comparison beamshots, plz?

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    After how long it steps down 20% from high?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusto View Post
    This is good news. How is the spill compared to the Mini 123? any comparison beamshots, plz?
    Have a look here http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/sho...d.php?t=235556

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuk View Post
    After how long it steps down 20% from high?
    I timed it and it seemed to be around 2 mins. After the drop it's hard to tell that the output is less, but if you're looking for it you can see when it drops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Turtle View Post
    What's the deal with the asymmetric tail lug? Not that it matters. I suppose it's just stylin'.

    Geoff
    I suppose it's like you say, mostly for stylin'. I noticed that you can tailstand this light if you set it up gently, but all it takes is one little bump, and it falls over. For example, say you were to set it up tailstanding on a table, and you bumped the table, it would fall over. If you did the same on a very solid surface, it would remain standing as long as you didn't bump the light itself.




    Quote Originally Posted by Gusto View Post
    This is good news. How is the spill compared to the Mini 123? any comparison beamshots, plz?
    When comparing the Mini 123 in Medium mode vs the Revo in High mode, the spill is brighter on the Revo, and the hotspot is noticeably larger on the Revo. When comparing the Mini 123 in High mode vs the Revo in High mode, the Mini 123 appears to have just a touch brighter spill, and the hotspot is closer to the size of the Revo's hotspot. The Mini 123 does have a larger spill area due to the larger reflector though. Beamshots will come, but I don't have time tonight.

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    I was looking at this light for EDC until I saw the above pic and as has been mentioned what the heck is up with the split ring attachment point? Its off center? For what reason? Why would they do that as opposed to centering it? Aesthetically it looks lopsided and I cant see any functional reasoning? They had the right idea in design and structure and then someone had the bright idea to offcenter it.

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    Love them silky smooth brass threads.

    -PSM

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    Is this a battery crusher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightsandknives View Post
    I'm not looking for throw and a small hotspot, I'm looking for more of a balanced beam with good spill. I too will stick to my CR2 mini.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshadow View Post
    Agree with you - really get on well with the MiNi interface. Since I'm very happy with my MiNi CR2, I'm not sure if the ReVO is for me though.
    Quote Originally Posted by red02 View Post
    Current controlled levels, which don't make up for the price.

    The E01 is popular because its bomb proof, simple, small, cheap and efficient. This maybe small, but its not as simple and therefore not as bomb proof. Its definitely not cheap. The E01 is a cool 12-15 bucks which is cheap and simple enough to gift or for intermittent use on a keychain.

    The size difference between the AAA and AA is marginal at best but the power difference is significant, especially for a multi-mode. For about a few dollars more you can get a full sized Quark thats not much bigger and much much more efficient. Because the battery is small and doesn't hold much power, why bother with CC levels? XPG is more and more a selling point and with a keychain light does any really need 30m? Flood is much much more useful upclose and even a reflectorless XPG would be a great improvement. How many people sung the praises of the RGB because it was floody?

    I just don't understand the reasoning behind this light.
    Quote Originally Posted by Warp View Post
    I don't see any worthwhile reason to want this $47 ReVO over my ~$22 ITP A3 EOS Upgrade.
    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    But I've already got an E01 for keychain duty and I usually EDC an LD01 SS or a Ti Mini AA as a backup to my Ra clickies. So while I quite like it, I'm not sure it's different enough from my LD01 SS or MiNi to warrant buying one.
    I was going to write something down, but all of the CPFer's above had pretty much taken the words right out of my mouth. This light is not much of a difference really than the Mini's/PreOns which are less expensive than this light. All I really wanted was an "Upgraded" replacement for my Fenix E01 with longer runtime and a more up-to-date LED. The price is very unreasonable since the Preon I does the same job as this light (except for the difference in runtime) and atleast with the PreOn you have the option to use a clicky/twisty.

    But going back to my comment on wanting an upgraded E01, Red02 pretty much summed it up completely. I like the E01 because of the Price, runtimeand durability. I do not want another light with the same UI as the previous 2 lights I had purchased from 4Sevens. I just want 1 low mode and that is it. I have so many other wonderful lights in my collection that screams brightness, I really do not need another one... unless it is really that big of a difference. I also would have liked a light that is has a very wide Flood as a keychain light, with an option to table-stand.

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