Sharp Edge and Gate Action Fixed, But Action Stiff on New Models
I just handled some of the newer Photon Wire biners, and CAMP seems to have addressed some of the design flaws and quality control issues people have commented on in various reviews. Thankfully, the sharp edge where the wire gate is anchored to the biner is no longer sharp, and the gate action is no longer "floppy" as it was on many units. Unfortunately, they overcompensated with the gate action, and what used to be that perfect balance between too loose and too stiff on most Photons is now a uniform too stiff. At least it doesn't vary from unit to unit as it did in the past, but in fixing the gate action on the Photon, CAMP did away with the one thing besides weight that made it a truly great carabiner. I would now recommend the Photon, but unfortunately, it falls short of it's potential.