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  1. #1
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    Feb 2010
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    F75 Special Edition versus F75 Limited Edition ??? What are the differences?



    Can anyone tell me exactly what the differences are between these two models? Is it still possible to get the LTD edition?

    I'm looking to buy a general purpose detector and I'm a bit confused by the stuff I've seen on the internet and YouTube regarding this particular detector.

    Thanks!

    Bob

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    us
    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
    South Central Upstate NY in the foothills of the headlands
    '72 RS Kit/Musketeer Advantage with 8" & 10" DD coils/Fisher F75se with 11" DD & 6.5" concentric coils/Sunray FX-1 Probe/Black Widows/Rattler/F-Point/Merlin SXL Pinpointers
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    Re: F75 Special Edition versus F75 Limited Edition ??? What are the differences?

    Good question. From what I can gather the LTD has a "boost" feature and there is also a cache mode (The SE has four modes - default, bottlecaps, plowed field and jewelry). I'm dying to know just what the boost does for you. My assumption is it kicks the detector into high gain from any mode and discrimination setting. On the SE you get high gain in jewelry at all times or by setting the discrimination lower than 5 or higher than 19 in other modes.

    I can seldom run the sensitivity higher than 90, usually much less, so I have convinced myself I don't need the LTD version (which is no longer available, I understand).

    LOVE to know whether the software of the SE can be upgraded to LTD if is is something else and presumably a new release and not just a slightly updated version. F75 v 1.2 (F75 v 1.1 being the weatherproofing & battery box upgrade).
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2007
    Missouri
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    Re: F75 Special Edition versus F75 Limited Edition ??? What are the differences?

    Inquiring minds need to know, I would upgrade too.
    Have detector, Will Travel  
                                           RJW

  4. #4
    us
    Feb 2010
    13

    Re: F75 Special Edition versus F75 Limited Edition ??? What are the differences?

    I've since learned from another source that the LTD edition also has a faster processor giving (among other things) more depth and sensitivity - so it is not just the new software modes apparently and therefore updating the software alone would still not make them equal.

    Too bad this F75 Limited Edition version is not available any more.

    But you know that with the electronics it is just a matter of time before Fisher make more of them available - processors are getting faster and cheaper all the time so continuing to buy slower processors makes no sense.

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    Oct 2004
    East Tennessee
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    Re: F75 Special Edition versus F75 Limited Edition ??? What are the differences?

    They will be available again soon No camo all black same thing as the LTD as far as I know.

    Jason

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    us
    Aug 2005
    Central Pennsylvania
    Fisher F75 LTD, Minelab ETrac & Tesoro Silver UMax
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    Re: F75 Special Edition versus F75 Limited Edition ??? What are the differences?

    Jason, I think you are correct. I have the LTD and looking at the specs on the Fisher site I'm pretty sure the only difference is the color. The LTD is camo and the new special edition is gonna be all black. I'm stuck in an ugly winter so I haven't had a lot of time with the LTD in the field yet but what little I have used it so far has been impressive.

    DK

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    us
    Oct 2008
    Northern California
    Fisher F75 LTD, Tek Omega, Garrett AT-Pro & Minelab E-trac
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    Re: F75 Special Edition versus F75 Limited Edition ??? What are the differences?

    The LTD has an upgraded/faster microprocessor to accommodate the new BP (boost) and CL (cache) modes. FRL has toiled with the names loosely when it comes to the F75 line IMHO. First there was the original F75, then they packaged the same F75 in a "Special Edition" box, yet nothing was different about it (maybe it came with a free rain cover?), then they came out with the LTD in camo, and then they ticked a few people off by announcing the new SE LTD or whatever you want to call it, which is the same as the LTD aside from it's black vs camo. So much for "Limited".

    I've been running it almost exclusively in boost mode and have been, for the most part, very impressed with both it's speed as well as it depth. TID still leaves a bit to be desired on some targets, although a couple of weeks ago I dug my deepest silver with it yet at an honest abe 10"-11" deep standling liberty quarter (my Garrett Propointer went all the way in the hole with a couple of inches before the top of the hole (not the top of the grass either) and the Propointer is 9" long), AND it properly ID'd it, it was a good strong signal and I was hunting with FOUR other Etrac users walking right over the same areas, so I have no idea how they missed it (see writeup about that here: http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...tml#msg2164486).

    I did a review of the LTD after the first week I had it:

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...tml#msg2040370

    Also did my first video of a recent hunt with the LTD:

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...tml#msg2175308

    So in a nut shell, the upcoming black and existing camo LTD/SE are the same machine, you just have to pick whether you like camo (which is actually very nice in person, it's more like a nature scene vs a military camo design) or the standard old boring black
    HH,
    Brian
    [color=red] [b]
    Oldest Coin - 1841 Seated Half Dime
    Oldest Relic - Silver plated 1700's Colonial Buckle

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
    South Central Upstate NY in the foothills of the headlands
    '72 RS Kit/Musketeer Advantage with 8" & 10" DD coils/Fisher F75se with 11" DD & 6.5" concentric coils/Sunray FX-1 Probe/Black Widows/Rattler/F-Point/Merlin SXL Pinpointers
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    Re: F75 Special Edition versus F75 Limited Edition ??? What are the differences?

    Good review.

    Bummer that it is upgraded circuitry. I don't want to sell my F75SE.

    You mentioned you wish it had a stand. I made one after adding the SunRay pinpointer to keep it upright. BIG help on wet grass, too.

    Weighs almost nothing and is a great addition. Made out of a piece of 1" dowel and two pieces of 5/16" dowel; plus a 1-1/4" stub that fits in an existing hole in the shaft to keep it centered and firm. It's held to the shaft with two crossed Nylon cable ties.


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    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

  9. #9
    us
    Feb 2010
    13

    Re: F75 Special Edition versus F75 Limited Edition ??? What are the differences?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cal_Cobra

    So in a nut shell, the upcoming black and existing camo LTD/SE are the same machine, you just have to pick whether you like camo (which is actually very nice in person, it's more like a nature scene vs a military camo design) or the standard old boring black
    This is very educational folks. So are you saying that there is a newer LTD version coming out soon with the faster processor? Any idea how soon that will happen?

    I'd like to acquire an F75 but for that money I'll be holding out for the latest and greatest.

    Cheers and thanks again for all this great info!

    Bob

  10. #10
    us
    Oct 2008
    Northern California
    Fisher F75 LTD, Tek Omega, Garrett AT-Pro & Minelab E-trac
    394
    5 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: F75 Special Edition versus F75 Limited Edition ??? What are the differences?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefarious
    Quote Originally Posted by Cal_Cobra

    So in a nut shell, the upcoming black and existing camo LTD/SE are the same machine, you just have to pick whether you like camo (which is actually very nice in person, it's more like a nature scene vs a military camo design) or the standard old boring black
    This is very educational folks. So are you saying that there is a newer LTD version coming out soon with the faster processor? Any idea how soon that will happen?

    I'd like to acquire an F75 but for that money I'll be holding out for the latest and greatest.

    Cheers and thanks again for all this great info!

    Bob
    No the LTD that's already out has the new microprocessor, and the "new" black LTD/SE (or whatever they decide to call it) coming soon to a Fisher dealer near you, will be identical aside from the color change.

    If you want to hold onto your money for the latest and greatest, I'd wait until the end of the year, as I'll almost guarantee they'll have the F80 coming to coincide with their 80th anniversary next year, but most likely it'll be released at the end of this year (just like cars, you can buy next years model at the end of the current year).

    Brian
    [color=red] [b]
    Oldest Coin - 1841 Seated Half Dime
    Oldest Relic - Silver plated 1700's Colonial Buckle

  11. #11
    us
    Feb 2010
    13

    Re: F75 Special Edition versus F75 Limited Edition ??? What are the differences?

    Hi Brian - that might be a good tip. But I just hope that they don't bring out the F100 instead in ~25 years from now

    Bob

  12. #12
    us
    Oct 2008
    Northern California
    Fisher F75 LTD, Tek Omega, Garrett AT-Pro & Minelab E-trac
    394
    5 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: F75 Special Edition versus F75 Limited Edition ??? What are the differences?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefarious
    Hi Brian - that might be a good tip. But I just hope that they don't bring out the F100 instead in ~25 years from now

    Bob
    Who knows what metal detectors will be like in 25 years, heck who knows if we'll even be allowed to metal detect in 25 years

    Brian
    [color=red] [b]
    Oldest Coin - 1841 Seated Half Dime
    Oldest Relic - Silver plated 1700's Colonial Buckle

  13. #13
    us
    Feb 2010
    13

    Re: F75 Special Edition versus F75 Limited Edition ??? What are the differences?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cal_Cobra
    Quote Originally Posted by Nefarious
    Hi Brian - that might be a good tip. But I just hope that they don't bring out the F100 instead in ~25 years from now

    Bob
    Who knows what metal detectors will be like in 25 years, heck who knows if we'll even be allowed to metal detect in 25 years

    Brian
    Perhaps they'll incorporate their own sophisticated ground penetrating radar (or sonar) so that you can see a picture on the screen of exactly what it is before you even dig it.

    That would be KEWL!

  14. #14
    us
    Feb 2010
    13

    Re: F75 Special Edition versus F75 Limited Edition ??? F80 coming!

    So I just heard a story that the F75 "limited edition" was a spinoff from the development process going into their upcoming F80.

    So it seems you were perhaps right Brian - time to start saving your $$$ for the new F80 model.

    Wonder when it will be released.


  15. #15
    nz
    Any day out detecting, is a good day !

    Jun 2012
    Wellington
    Fisher F75 Ltd, GTAx1000, AT-Pro, Tesoro Sand Shark
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    Do you think the F80 if and, when it comes out will be in the same price range of the F75's or will they be setting a new standard there too ??
    I was saving up for another detector as a Christmas present so yay.. F80

 

 
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