Cuz Don can be veery stubborn, and really likes his "spill." /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crackup.gif
Which is better is like Ford vs Chevy. (I drive a Dodge V8 Dak.) Both manage photons, and the execution of both can range from squat to magnificent. My Aleph 3 is definately on the magnificent side, but suffers from a size problem for my EDC requirements. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nana.gif -->Don /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Mine's a Y2K reg cab, 4.7 and stock except for some lighting Upgrades. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif Love it! If they ever put the 5.7 in it, I'll have to get a new one. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Well, aside from the truth spoken by that *Larry* fellah, it's 'cause I can design and get reflectors made but optics are well beyond my scope. Some day I expect we will see an optic "group" that will allow for a single and unified beam that will have an adjustable beam angle. At that point, I would be willing to forego the combination of columated/ spill beams.
If I felt there were an aftermarket optic, available that was in need of a host and worthy of consideration, I would be inclined to take a look at it. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon3.gif
I think the easy answer is that the Aleph system was designed for the purpose-built reflectors that they come with. If somebody made an optic that would drop right in there, then there's no stopping anybody from doing just that!