G1X (PICS) - Cats, Steel, Fool's Gold & 30,000 volts

Started Aug 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
Marco Nero
OP Marco Nero Veteran Member • Posts: 4,800
To Otto re: Detector Probes

Otto wrote:

Quorra is a beautiful cat. My Rosie also likes to play with paper balls.

From one detectorist to another, I can't get over how Minelab made their pinpointer look so much like Garretts. Have you had a chance to use the Minelab yet?

Great shots. Makes me want a G1X.


Hi Otto

I used to work for ML and I did get an ML Pinpointer to use in these photographs... and I agree completely that it looks identical although Garrett seem to have used ML's design when designing the Super Scanner security wand. It's a better pinpointer than the Garrett in terms of initial tests.

I actually made a couple of YouTube videos with the ML Pinpointer using the G1X camera and edited the still and footage in iMovie: It's nothing slick but you can see them here:

All video and stills by the G1X
All video and stills by the G1X

I haven't used mine in the field yet but I intend to do so in a few weeks when Springtime kicks in here. I like the new probe and find that it is much more sensitive than the Garrett.

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