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    20 lumens in actual use doesnít appear 20 times brighter. This is one reason why many headlamps and flashlight will have a low moon light mode and then jump up much higher (on paper) to the next level. People often complain they canít see the difference between medium or high in some lights as it takes such a big increase to notice in field use. There is the exception. Some users are low level connoisseurs. But that represents a very very small market IMHO. In real use the Mini low mode of 20 or so lumens doesnít appear to much for near work. Well not to me anyways.
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    Good points re: Logarithmic perceived brightness, etc. To be clear, I wasnít saying that 20 lumens is too much for up close work... rather that it might *not be enough* for walking uneven terrain at night. And 250 lumens as the next mode option is kind of a big jump. It would be nice to have a mode in the middle that would run for 4+ hours or so.

    I also realize that beam profile can make a big difference in perceived brightness and suitability for a given task... so my comments are speculation, since I donít own the light

    Nevertheless, unless someone tells me they are using the Mini Mk II as a headlamp with great success, I will probably steer toward the stainless steel Turbo model and look elsewhere for headlamp options.

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    I just realised that the Mini MKII has the same TIR optics as the Olight S1 and S1 mini.

    I got the Titanium version, its quite nice, but the treads are not smooth at all. The MKII turbo in aluminium is super smooth.
    I cleaned the treads, re-applied a low viscus grease with PTFE to the o-ring and a more viscus grease with PTFE to the threads. It got a bit better, but still gritty.

    Will it just get better with use and time?

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    The optic casts a haze of light beyond the hotpot. It's actually better than one might expect (per my eye) for near activities though its a comprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno28 View Post
    I just realised that the Mini MKII has the same TIR optics as the Olight S1 and S1 mini.

    I got the Titanium version, its quite nice, but the treads are not smooth at all. The MKII turbo in aluminium is super smooth.
    I cleaned the treads, re-applied a low viscus grease with PTFE to the o-ring and a more viscus grease with PTFE to the threads. It got a bit better, but still gritty.

    Will it just get better with use and time?

    Mine has gotten better with judicious breaking in (ever once in a while I'll twist it back and forth just for the heck of it), itís still gritty but itís easy enough to turn with generous superlubing. I doubt itíll ever be smooth though. The UI is still not totally reliable, it does skip modes still so deliberate twisting is needed. I guess Iím satisfied with it enough but itís a little bit disappointing overall even though it was on clearance ($42 combo+$10 international shipping)

    Even though itís the hardest to use out of my three, the rainbow PVD finish is so pretty that itís taking first tour duty as a EDC (have the regular aluminum, and copper autumn which are the backup team).

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    Got one through with a nice £12 customs charge on top(£8 of that is handling) I am still waiting on a black turbo head to arrive which is CW.
    Anyway its ti and NW flavour which i am happy with!. Quite nice and easy on the eye. Programming took a little getting use to, but its simple enough. I thought it blinked out 1 to 6, then just lock in at that(on/off) from instructions. Instead it just blinked out 3 flashes, then again 3 flashes etc etc. undo/tighten then you get the next mode etc etc till desired(or how i remember it anyway).

    Moon,low,med all fine but i must have seen a flicker in my eye(something must have been noticed) to get the phone out and get up close to the LED. Its not something i do, or certainly not often anyway as i see it as a pointless exercise if my eyes can not detect PWM, why go looking for it(personal opinion). Anyway its there on high of all levels, strange as would have thought detectable on lower levels if at all.........But real hard to detect, so its not a problem for me. In fact, it wont get used on high much anyway(think 15s before steps down), medium level with memory will be its most used amount. Kind of enough amount of light for most close up tasks. The high is super bright, crazy little think this mkII(i like crazy)

    Threads as expected, little gritty, but can operate single handed if required. Love the design on the clip, where it fits in to the tail(cut outs)............think its some nice detail there.

    The beam is just a large spot of usefulness.............i likey!
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    I think its worth about $30 , I would not be too happy if $60 tbh(then add $15 shipping and £12 customs.............well more than that, as thats based on $30, would be near a $90+ light in total!) but subjective and just my personal opinion.

    I dont have much experience with 47 lights, not had that many(think this is my 2nd of soon to be 3). I like them, would like the stainless and cu versions if i ever decide to try and source some. I have seen the ss mkII on the bay, but held off so far. Not sure if to keep this as is, or go for a 219b or 219c triple and better driver.............for now will enjoy it as is i think
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    I've been traveling in South Asia with a Mini Mk II Turbo for the past several days. I've got the high-amperage 47's rechargeable battery (with a Nitecore D2 charger), it works great and lasts a long time.

    Plumbing varies considerably once you leave the U.S. and the British style light and 'boiler' switches are often well hidden in my opinion. The tailstand capability on the Mini is very handy for quick bathroom visits and finding a bottle in the host's liquor cabinet. Whenever I get well enough to drink anything stronger than bottled water that is.

    Next stop I will be in a very nice downtown hotel, I'll be able to use the Mini to find all the light switches in the room. By the time I figure out the switches, it's time to leave, right?

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    My updated Mini Collection, including my Mini MK II updates including the Mini MK II TurboVN aka "Goliath"....
    https://i.imgur.com/VY9m0Qj.png
    https://i.imgur.com/MFIxkY3.jpg
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    Just amazing!

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    Awesome family eddie

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    Default Re: Foursevens Mini Mark II

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyeddiethefirst View Post
    My updated Mini Collection, including my Mini MK II updates including the Mini MK II TurboVN aka "Goliath"....


    What good is a collection if it doesn't grow?
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    Never point a flashlight at anything you don't intend to illuminate! Never buy a flashlight you have to make payments on.

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