Looking for users of Manker in general, and the E03H II model in particular

dmenezes

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Hello everyone,

After a lot of searching and thinking and talking, I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Manker E03H II flashlight to replace both my EDC and headlight (more details here).

Before I press the irrevocable "Buy" buttton, I would like to hear from people who has experience both with the Manker brand, and/or with this flashlight in particular, specially about:

1) How good is Manker warranty/after-sale support? I was kinda worried to hear from a guy who broke the red filter on his E03H (the previous model) and was both denied warranty service (due to unknowingly having bought it in an "non-authorized reseller") and told there were no spares even for sale (due to the old C03H being replaced by the new E03H "Mark" II). Is bad after-sale service a constant with Manker?

2) About the red filter: how fragile is it? Also, how "pure" is its red light? I watched a couple of Youtube videos and it seemed at least a little on the "orange" side, but I'm not sure if it wasn't more of a camera/environment effect. This is important because, it it's too "un-red", it would be a no-no at stargazing parties and the like (stargaze parties usually hard-eject anyone using any kind of non-red light).

3) How robust/reliable/well-built is the brand in general and this model in particular? Ideally I would like something to keep working flawlessly for 10+ years, just like my current iTP A3 EOS.

4) Any other experiences with or comments about the brand in general and this model in particular are welcome.

Thanks in advance!
 
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dmenezes

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Thanks to everyone who responded for all the great info.

I've decided to go ahead and purchase the Manker E03H II and clicked the dreaded "Buy it now" button a couple of hours ago. Now let's wait for it to arrive and put it through its paces.
 
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