Except it's not that simple. No other light behaves the same way the MDC does. Using a light in a quick, momentary fashion in medium mode should not result in it coming on in high mode. I shouldn't have to think about what mode it might come on in the next time I use it. What could be simpler? Either having a memory or not having a memory, not having a memory that remembers a mode that you never used, but only sometimes. Also, advancing to the next mode during long term use rather than going to the lowest mode. would be simpler If you're in medium and need high, which would you rather do, M-H or M-L-M-H? I expect such a UI in cheap Chinese lights, not a high end American made light.Too funny. One man’s trash is another’s treasure. Even though my favorite lights are single mode with hi/lo, the only multi mode lights I use are MDC and forward clickies. Can’t stand reverse clicky nonsense. What could be simpler? Use light and it will start on lowlow or advance modes quickly and the next start will be on the next higher mode. That’s it!
I just use it too and it rarely does what I want. You don't spend good money on a product line that's known for it's simplicity, only for it to behave as it does.I guess I haven't put too much thought into it... i just use it.
If the mode isn't the one I want then I just press until I get to the mode I want.
But I'm not a delicate kinda guy either
I won't even go into your statement about not being a "delicate kinda guy"....
Not sure what that has to do with the MDC UI. I'd also like to point out Mr. Caveman that you're on a flashlight forumIt goes along with the flashlight niche. It's a delicate artsy niche...special metals, special LED bins, very specific tint desires, taking fancy flashlight pics and posting it on FB. I'm a caveman -- I turn light on I turn light off.
How so? It's actually pretty understandable why for me, I kind of have a love/hate relationship with my MDC AA. ....The bigger dislike for me however is the bizarre use of on time for mode switching rather than off time....
I started trying different brand AA lights because of the cost of CR123a batteries. So far I've tried foursevens, fenix and nitecore. So far I am not disappointed, these companies have come a ways since i remember the cheaper end lights 20 years ago..Agreed. I could never get accustomed to the mode switching on my Malkoff MDC AA. It was dimmer and bulkier than expected. I sold it.
I'm not sure I understand the controversy here... so if you leave the MDC AA on for more than a second, next time it goes in to lowlow, regardless of what was the mode it was used in... right?
The MDC is the only light I've had a problem with using in this matter and I have my fair share of lights. What's the purpose of this kind of UI anyway? Who is asking for their light to behave this way?I wasn't trying to argue, just understand what's the kerfuffle was about
btw if you're using your flashlight in that manner, wouldn't you be better of with a single mode light...? with your described usage pattern I feel like almost all electronic mode switching lights would go haywire