Well I finally picked up some AW 750mAH RCR123's. I wanted to see what the difference was and if it was noticeable. OH HELL YEA!!! Very impressive!!
Since my beamshots in my last thread weren't absolutely horrific (thanks Teej for the support) I figured I would share my discovery the best way possible. Again, I am throwing out the disclaimer that this is a simple digital camera so noise is an issue that is not there in person. Hope you like them.
Control shot (barely perceptible tree line):
XT11 - 18650 Fence line at @80' (missed the fence a little but got the bushes 10 feet behind it...oops):
XT11 - RCR123's Fence line same distance as above (better aim this time):
XT11 - 18650 Tree line at @100':
XT11 - RCR123's Tree line same distance as above:
XT11 - 18650 Distant tree line at @175':
XT11 - RCR123's Distant treeline same distance as above:
Bonus close up RCR shot:
Again, the shots were a lot better in person. The 18650 was not a slouch in performance at all. I could see a lot more detail like branches and leaves than the distant pictures portray. This was just to show a comparison between the two battery types in the XT11. The detail that you could see with the RCR 123's were spectacular.