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    Default Re: Armytek Predator Pro V3 XP-L Hi Quick Take

    Quote Originally Posted by gyzmo2002 View Post
    You should do it again but smashing doors. That way we could see the strength of the Predator.
    Hahaha!!
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    Default Re: Armytek Predator Pro V3 XP-L Hi Quick Take

    sure the PP can easily break glass.

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    Default Re: Armytek Predator Pro V3 XP-L Hi Quick Take

    Quote Originally Posted by gyzmo2002 View Post
    That's where I took my Barracuda. A chance that it was in reduction one day. 19.00can for shipping, 35.00 can for the duties.... That's why I don't buy often from the USA.

    I took my PP and DB from MacOutdoors in BC.

    I bought my mc3000 from Asia, 125 can, free shipping and no duties.



    There is no taxes on purchases under $1000 at the moment in Australia at the moment.

    The 10 percent GST is set to kick in on purchases in about a years time.

    How come you have no charges when buying from Asia.



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    Default Re: Armytek Predator Pro V3 XP-L Hi Quick Take

    Quote Originally Posted by Oztorchfreak View Post
    How come you have no charges when buying from Asia.



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    I think there are a lot of imports from Asia and that customs can not check all. I'm waiting a TM16GT from there, we will see if I will be lucky another time.
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    Default Re: Armytek Predator Pro V3 XP-L Hi Quick Take

    Nice beams hots gyzmo2002.

    Does anyone have on opinion on this vs Olight m23J? I'm loving the look and thinking of grabbing one.
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    Default Armytek Predator Pro V3 XP-L Hi Quick Take

    Quote Originally Posted by SVT-ROY View Post
    Nice beams hots gyzmo2002.
    I think your compliments are for Aldiggi. He has all the merits.
    Sorry for my english. Acebeam k70, Armytek Predator -Dobermann Pro V3 XP-L HI and XHP35, Barracuda Pro V2 XP-L HI, Tiara A1 Pro V2 and C1 Pro V2, Wizard Pro V3 XHP50 and XPL, Partner C4 Pro v3 XHP35, Nitecore TM26, TM16GT, MH20, P12GT, SKYRC MC-3000..+++

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    Default Re: Armytek Predator Pro V3 XP-L Hi Quick Take



    Here goes another beam shot . These are from my iPhone 6s Plus.
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    Default Re: Armytek Predator Pro V3 XP-L Hi Quick Take

    Cool pic, i have the same phone and find they do give a pretty good reproduction of what you see other than the extra light around the edges if makes sense. I find the tint/beam quite well re-produced to what my eyes see. Just high output lights over whelm it and it does dim it down some, throwers tend to get away with it

    Thanks for sharing, i am getting itchy button fingers with the v3

    What i would like is a special edition predator with the xhp35 hi.................what potential! Please listen armytek

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    Default Re: Difference between the Viking and the Predator

    Quote Originally Posted by MX421 View Post
    Not much difference anymore on the Viking and the Predator. The Viking used to be floodier than the predator if I'm not mistaken. At least my 2.5 viking is floodier than my Predator LE, but the LE is supposed to be more of a thrower than the regular predators. The dobermann has a smaller head and less throw. All are one 18650 lights.

    You didn't ask, but the Barracuda throw further than all of the above, has a very large head (64 versus the 41mm head of the predator/viking. It can run off the one or two cell tubes that come with it.
    There is definitely a difference between the aT PP LE XP-L Hi v.3 and the Viking Pro XP-L V.3.
    They both share the same tube and tail cap the difference lies in the heads/reflectors, the Viking is (visually looking at and guessing) about 1/4 inch shorter than the PP , making the Viking Floodier, also the Viking doesn't have the rings around the Hot Spot like the PP.
    Dont have a Doberman... yet so unable to compare.

    Newb to the forum. You folks are amazing regarding knowledge of an LEDs to the point of rendering them almost mind boggling, so much info to digest.

    My first real light purchase is the aT PPro XP-L Hi v.3 LE and I absolutely love it.
    Yes it has the rings around the Hot spot (didn't notice until today after reading related threads here, I've owned it 2 months) has a well centered LED and no defects so far.

    The UI, I'm still not totally clear on its operation. Until finding operation instructions here I tried what came with the light which says to 10x twist head with 1 sec delay to access taktical mode. Doesn't say where to add delay or weather on or off. Of course leaving me unable to access additional modes and frustrated/disappointed after many failed attempts.

    Searching WWW and armyTek for correct manual/operating instructions provided no useful results.

    If it wasn't for post at candlepowerforums by its generous members, I still wouldn't know how to access additional modes.
    Reading of the defective units, the predator seems ok with minimal cycling through additional modes. Going to give it and the Vikings (bought 4 Xmas gifts) a good work out.

    Thank You for the website
    and I thank you members for sharing.

    thinks im rambling on a bit much so ill depart.

    PS... Im finding these Quality lights extremely addicting, im searching for that elusive perfect edc

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    Default Re: Difference between the Viking and the Predator

    Chagrin-from what I know there are 3 different versions of the V3 firmware. That means 3 different number of head twists you need to do to access the other features. The first V3's firmware(I believe it was the first batch V3's)required just a simple 3x head twist from either tight to loose 3x or loose to tight 3x. The second version of V3 firmware required 5x head twist tight to loose 5x or loose to tight 5x. The third version firmware is the 10x head twist 10x tight to loose or 10x loose to tight. The new XPH35 HI likely has new firmware. I do not have any of the new XHP35 HI lights yet so Idk how they work. The Armytek site has the current manuals for their lights available in PDF format just go to the site click your way to which model light you have and on the product page there will be a manual link about halfway down the page. That said there is no way of telling which version firmware you got so you may have to try all 3 methods. If those fail try 7x tight to loose or 7x loose to tight. I am not 100% sure but I think I recall reading about a possible firmware update that was a 7 twist. Good luck

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    Default Re: Armytek Predator Pro V3 XP-L Hi Quick Take

    Received my PP LE warm two days ago...
    PP v2.5 warm (XP-G2) on left
    PP V3 LE warm (XP-L HI) on right
    Picture taken at 5m.
    The beam seems totally out of focus. Nothing like the previous version. The spot seize is much smaller on the LE if checked at 0.5 m but increasing distance the spot enlarge quickly. Something like if the beam is focused on a 0.5m distance instead of at infinite.
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    Default Re: Armytek Predator Pro V3 XP-L Hi Quick Take

    ah yes! This is a perfect example of two excellent medium size "throwers".

    The v2.5 in either CW or NW is STILL a benchmark profile for its output class. I managed to score a BNIB(!!!)v2.5 PP CW that had sat in somebodies inventory for a decade! I am the only person to have ever even OPENED the box it came in after it left the factory. The v2.5 PP UI compared to the V3 PP LE UI is to be honest just like trying to solve a rusted iron Rubiks Cube. Yes I always have lots of fresh Nyogel on hand for all my multi point contact head twist UI lights. The MAIN v2.5 PP full output beam profile is XPG2 perfection to many.

    The V3 PP HI LE has the THICK CORONA on purpose. Why? The AT V3 Predators be they Pro or not have that specific profile because over LONG DISTANCES it is much easier to see to the naked human eye. Yes that beam profile is NOT out of focus. It actually is IN focus. That is explicitly why AT designed them like that. It DOES work!

    But these lights throw SO FAR now...unless one lives out far enough to use these photon blasters over 400 yards they seem to be expensive very bright and unfocused against most suburban/city environment.

    The more expensive AT's have very unique beam profiles. If AT says it is designed to throw...the reflector design is 100% for the farthest beam distance possible out of whichever PP, DP etc. That is why the AT beam profiles over many of their products are so UNIQUE and yes designed to look like that for that purpose.

    The v2.5 PP is still the best XPG2 medium output thrower in the eyes of an awful lot of people though. The v2.5 PP does NOT have the super thick corona. But of course the max lumen wars began and have still yet to subside.

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    Default Re: Armytek Predator Pro V3 XP-L Hi Quick Take

    When they work, they are wonderful lights, I love the Predator design.
    I'm under the impression that if the light is going to fail due to a manufacturing error or faulty component, that it should do so sooner than later if pushed to the edges of its range, stress testing in other words... so if you get an Armytek and are planning on using it for serious purposes where the issue is not
    "does it have a warranty?"
    but
    "I'm stuck in the dark, so now what what am I going to do?"
    -then stress test that light!
    Run down a few high drain batteries in the max setting, get the light hot, manually switch strobe the light on max, switch modes a bunch, run it from strobe (head loose) to max (head tight) a bunch of times... make sure you've got a reliable one.

    Both of the two that I have had their failures early on while pushing the capabilities of the light.
    I love my XB-H warm Predator v3, it's failure was the loss of strobe, and i liked that so much that i never got it fixed, it's been perfectly reliable otherwise.
    Good luck!
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    wow! I also have TWO XB-H warm Predators. One Pro one non Pro. They are one of the most unique PP's ever made. The beam profile is still the V3 thick corona beam profile though but it does not bother me at ALL. The tint of the NW XB-H to my eyes is unlike anything I have seen before. It looks like well...a "hot NW" is the only way I can explain it.

    Despite pushing an average of just over 500 lumens out the front it STILL throws extremely well. That specific V3 thrower beam profile with the thick corona is still present on the XB-H versions which is just fine. Remember the whole point of the thick corona is to make what you are trying to see over long distances better. Without that thick corona the hotspot would "disappear" over long distance. With the thick corona it makes what you at shining the light at over long distances much easier to see.

    That BNIB v2.5 CW PP became a family heirloom the moment I realized just how LUCKY I had just gotten when I found out I was the only person to have even opened the box let alone use the light. The main max output beam is about as good an XPG2 thrower can get. The v2.5 was before the medium size moderate output proven lights suddenly got copied all over the world.

    The V3 has vastly better UI despite the fact AT seems to go out of their way to hide what they are capable of

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    Default Re: Armytek Predator Pro V3 XP-L Hi Quick Take

    The Olight M23 is outstanding. But the M23 and any PP are two totally different animals. The UI is different. The M23's nice wide tail switch is very easily to manipulate with gloves on. The beam profile is like the PP just without the thick corona. M23 beam profile does not have the thick corona. M23 UI is much easier than almost any AT. 3 output levels plus strobe. Nice fat hotspots, very well built. Even the spill portion of the beam is very useful.

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