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The Quantum DD (and other versions)

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by SAKplumber, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Whatever it is. :rolleyes: Maybe you didn't review one, but you were asking for others the share a review for you're benefit. That info could benefit others as well. Why you didn't just ask in the Quantum thread, I don't know.
    I was trying to be helpful. Excuse me for linking your thread when I asked you to and you didn't know how.

     
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  2. infintium

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    Bought my brother a Quantum DD for his birthday. Our dad was impressed, so we might buy him one for Father's Day. Then I'll be the odd man out, so I might have to get myself one. I can't help but feel I brought this upon myself!
     
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    I love my Quantum Ti. It took the place of the of my trusty Quantum DD on my tool chain.
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  4. Here Comes The BOOM

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    Most of you probably already seen this, but I just came across it & can't remember seeing it posted here before so I figured I'd share:

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    Those are all 5 DDs :eek:

    Source: click me

    I think that's the Nichia 219 second from the right? It looks pretty awesome anyways :D
     
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    After reading about this flashlight for awhile I ended up giving in and buying one (quantum D2) for myself. I must say it is the coolest flashlight I have used. The only thing I have noticed is that the flashlight is not very split ring friendly. I'm guessing that's because of all of the tritium fans out there :p. If the tritium slots weren't there the hole needed for a split ring could be located on the circumference. The flashlight would also be smaller too. However it's still the coolest flashlight I have owned.:)
     
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    Also in case anyone was on the fence about purchasing the quantum D2 over the quantum DD, Illumination Supply is selling the quantum D2 on Amazon for the cool price of $65.00 with free shipping.
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the heads up! Just ordered one. Was gonna get the DD, but might as well get the newer version for basically the same price. Hopefully the new finish holds up well on a keychain.
     
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    Well this thread finally got me. Thanks for the tip about the D2 on Amazon, now otw to my doorstep!
     
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    Just ordered the DD. Here's hoping it will light up the doghouse I'm sure my wife will be sending me to.
     
  10. SAKplumber
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    :rofl: It'll do. :D
     
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    I think my Wife almost sent me out back to the shop when she saw the bill for the two Spyderco Native 5's I got from Jon. My DD does a good job of lighting up my shop though so I'm good :)
     
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    D2 came today, but its almost like it has a "spot" on the lens. I tried a couple times to take a picture of it so I could post it. I'm not sure what to make of it. It looks like its either a bad place in the lens or a drop of lubricant or moisture that made it inside the lens.

    How would I go about getting the to the lens so I could see if it was something I could clean off?
     
  13. Mills

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    I think what you're referring to is typical with this light. The lens is going to look foggy or as if there is moisture trapped inside it due to the type of lens used.
     
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    Go to page 12 of this thread and you'll see closeup pics, that someone made ;), of the retaining ring that holds the led in. Once you get the retaining ring off you can use something like a pencil with an eraser on the end of the light to push the lens in and inspect it.
     
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    Link>>Here<< is a few more pics, that someone made;), lol:D
     
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    Definitely not just the frosted coating on the lens.

    Thanks for the disassembly instructions, definitely a flaw in the lens.

    Its just a small circular defect along the edge of the the lens.

    Ugh!
     
  17. SAKplumber
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    Tanke a picture of it if you can and contact Steve Ku, aka KuKu on EDCF. Getting another lens can't be that big of a deal:)
     
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    The S-Biner 0.5 fits well on the Quantum DD/D2/Ti tail but as mentioned in my earlier post, here, the gate design is not secure without some additional measure.

    My additional measure was some shrink wrap tubing on the gate lock.

    OK … the inability to easily open one side of the S-Biner at the Quantum tail end defeats one feature but there are some advantages. Not having to have a split ring and ease of gate operation at the other end coupled with overall shorter assembly length was a worthwhile tryout for me. The S-Biner also adds some purchase for one handed operation.

    See the pic with spare batt pod, split ring and plastic S-Biner 0 for comparison.

    Please let me know if you have any other alternative mounting suggestions aside from McGismo type clips, triangle and split rings.

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    Personally, with my experience with S-biners, I would do that to the other side too. That is awesome BTW:)
     
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    It's a shame Niteize doesn't make a slidelock #1.
     
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