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    Default Re: Okluma TinyDC Aluminum - Video Overview

    gunga, does the TinyDC currently allows user to change the level/sequence/memory via programming?

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    Only if you have the H17f driver in it. Stock driver I don't believe you can program.

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    That is correct. The stock driver is not programmable. I was just saying that any 17mm driver will fit. The H17F is just one of the most powerful ones. Sorry to be misleading!

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    I have the H17f in mine. The ability to have two "groups" and set them however I like, makes this beauty of a light into my EDC light- no safe queen here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    I think the other thing to remember is that the TinyDC is quite moddable. The Dr Jones H17F driver is crazy programmable (though any common 17mm driver will fit) and you can pick practically any LED you want (with 3.5mm footprint) on it. You can change it every time you find something new or better.

    I really appreciate lights that are truly future proof.
    This is my internal debate. Do I invest in lights like HDS and Boss because of how awesome they are, or focus on what I call "host makers" like Sinner, Okluma etc? it's a trade off between amazing proprietary internals or off the shelf guts for forward compatibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech25 View Post
    Only if you have the H17f driver in it. Stock driver I don't believe you can program.
    Oh I get it. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    That is correct. The stock driver is not programmable. I was just saying that any 17mm driver will fit. The H17F is just one of the most powerful ones. Sorry to be misleading!
    No worries! Thanks.

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    This is cpf. Buy both.

    The hds rotary is truly unique. Worth having. It will make a bit more sense (size wise) when they come out with an 18350 tube. It's rather huge for its battery type.

    I'm waiting to check out a boss. I'm still not sure how it's better than say an Okluma TinyDC with an H17F driver. The H17F is actually more flexible, allowing more modes, etc. But it's more clumsy to program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    This is cpf. Buy both.

    The hds rotary is truly unique. Worth having. It will make a bit more sense (size wise) when they come out with an 18350 tube. It's rather huge for its battery type.

    I'm waiting to check out a boss. I'm still not sure how it's better than say an Okluma TinyDC with an H17F driver. The H17F is actually more flexible, allowing more modes, etc. But it's more clumsy to program.
    I have both! Well more than both... I should really post pics here one day.

    The HDS with 18650 tube is excellent, I prefer it in 250lm for the nice throw.

    Boss is great, but it's real attraction is the Lux-RC. I don't see a point in having that driver in more than one light, in essence it's just a 4 mode light with programmable brightness. HDS ui kicks its butt, my Sigma will be H17F, hopefully I won't have to wait to long.

    I'm unsure what driver I'd want in my Okluma when I end up getting it. Toykeepers new crescendo is looking real nice.

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    Default Re: Okluma TinyDC Aluminum - Video Overview

    Oooh. Please post details. I have not heard of that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    This is cpf. Buy both.

    ....

    I'm waiting to check out a boss. I'm still not sure how it's better than say an Okluma TinyDC with an H17F driver. The H17F is actually more flexible, allowing more modes, etc. But it's more clumsy to program.
    A few possible reasons ...

    ● "bounce" glare reduction feature (pro or con)

    ● programming via web (pro or con)

    ● secondary low color output (for those who find this useful)
    ... is the archimedes peak

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    Thanks. Please continue if you think of other reasons. I'm still not sure.

    Is the boss only programmable via Web?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    Thanks....
    Is the boss only programmable via Web?
    Yep ... (sort of) ....

    The actual BOSS programming is done via light pulses, and created with a web menu interface.

    The resultant video "program" can be recorded and stored for later (offline) use, however, such as on a mobile phone.

    This does necessitate preparing all of the desired programs in advance, though.
    Last edited by archimedes; 03-26-2017 at 03:22 PM.
    ... is the archimedes peak

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    Oooh. Please post details. I have not heard of that one.
    She brilliantly managed to make a ramping ui for a clicky switch. It's on r/flashlight, am I allowed to link other sites?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    Thanks. Please continue if you think of other reasons. I'm still not sure.

    Is the boss only programmable via Web?
    In my opinion it's not that great, it's really just a 4 mode forward clicky ui. Yeah, bounce back is neat and the optical programming is cool but it all feels so gimmicky when all you have afterwards is 4 modes.

    That being said, I like mine and I don't think I'll sell it. Just room for improvement.

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    Default Re: Okluma TinyDC Aluminum - Video Overview

    Then why wouldn't you sell it? What is the special appeal for a $400+ aluminum light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    Then why wouldn't you sell it? What is the special appeal for a $400+ aluminum light?
    It's tiny in 35 configuration, has long life in 70 configuration keeps separate programs based on battery type & seems ultra light in both configurations.

    Seems pretty tough & looks really cool.

    Although, there's a tiny D.C. In my pocket today.

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    Default Re: Okluma TinyDC Aluminum - Video Overview

    Can you take a picture next to the TinyDC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    Then why wouldn't you sell it? What is the special appeal for a $400+ aluminum light?
    There's just something about the design, machining, finish...

    It's also my brightest EDC light in the 2x18350 configuration. I may sell it if only because I believe second hand value on the black will go down, but I really like it. I also have a collectors mentality, gotta catch em all! (Caught a Sigma today )

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    Can you take a picture next to the TinyDC?
    Sure ...



    ... not the most artistic photo, but I tried to line up the 35 and the 70 tubes, to give a comparison with the Okluma
    Last edited by archimedes; 03-26-2017 at 05:23 PM.
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    Default Re: Okluma TinyDC Aluminum - Video Overview

    How about a 35 next to the Okluma?

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    Not that I feel the Boss needs defended, but one of it's great features, especially useful on the Boss 70, is voltage flexibility. The ability to run one 18650, two 18350's or even 2 CR123's is just plain cool! Also a very unique looking light, especially in the Patina finish. Nothing else like it! I have a Aluminum Tiny DC on the way, and I'm looking forward to it as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    How about a 35 next to the Okluma?
    That is the 35 on top .... It's shorter than the Okluma
    ... is the archimedes peak

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    A picture of a Patina Boss 35 and a tumbled aluminum tiny DC would be cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by K2-bk-bl-rd View Post
    Not that I feel the Boss needs defended, but one of it's great features, especially useful on the Boss 70, is voltage flexibility. The ability to run one 18650, two 18350's or even 2 CR123's is just plain cool! Also a very unique looking light, especially in the Patina finish. Nothing else like it! I have a Aluminum Tiny DC on the way, and I'm looking forward to it as well!
    This is the truth. It's the most unique and original aluminum body out there, and in my opinion, the most beautiful. All credit to all other makers, but they're really all derivatives of Mac's work. The Boss is something new.

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    Default Re: Okluma TinyDC Aluminum - Video Overview

    Keep up the info. I am looking for reasons to get a boss (my friend is holding a black 35 for me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    Keep up the info. I am looking for reasons to get a boss (my friend is holding a black 35 for me).
    Honestly the main attraction for me it the 70, the 35 limits you to just another 18350 ~1300lm triple. The 70 give you the flexibility and uniqueness of 2x18350 in a compact and good looking body

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    Default Re: Okluma TinyDC Aluminum - Video Overview

    So, a TinyDC and BOSS can co-exist? I've been eyeing the black, but now maybe the patina can be a better match to the TinyDC Al? Having said that, maybe the copper or brass versions will even match better?

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    Default Re: Okluma TinyDC Aluminum - Video Overview

    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    How about a 35 next to the Okluma?
    Here you go

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    Default Re: Okluma TinyDC Aluminum - Video Overview

    Great shots. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    Great shots. Thanks!
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