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Fisher F75 versions

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:23 am
by Bobcromer
Hi all I had a Fisher F75 quite a few years ago and sold it as it was a bit sparky for me. However I got the opportunity to buy another the other day with (DST). It actually says fisher 75 years special edition with DST on the box. It appears that there have been a few versions of the f75. I’m sure my old fisher was one of the first modals and also had two extra feature that my new one doesn’t have (boost and cache). Does any body know the order in which the modals came out and what was the differences between them all. And what was the reasons for adding and taking away the different features. Basically I like fisher machines and would like to think that my newer machine is at least a bit different from the old one I sold a few years ago. Not really been that close to emi problems yet so I suppose so far so good. Any thoughts appreciated

Re: Fisher F75 versions

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:42 pm
by Bors
I think the order is........ F75 SE, F75 LTD, , F75 SE with dst, F75 Ltd DST, and F75+

Re: Fisher F75 versions

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:33 pm
by Bobcromer
Many thanks for that it’s interesting .im sure many people that buy second hand machines will appreciate this, as with so many versions of the same detector it’s useful to know exactly which ones they are. Anyone with info on the exact features of these versions would be very helpfull

Re: Fisher F75 versions

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:11 pm
by Bors
Ok, Fisher F75 metal detector available as F75 SE, F75 ltd, F75 Ltd2, and F75+

The original F75 was the F75 SE (special Edition) and then F75 LTD (ltd Edition). The " first " special Edition was , a basic edition ,and later an American one with special camouflage paint scheme was available for a limited time only, and I think there were only 500 made then. It is also referred to as the F75 Camo but that also had a boost & cache mode .
The F75 Camo detector had a few EMI ( electro magnetic interference ) issues with it I believe.
Next The ( SE )Special Edition is basically the same model ,but later decked in an all black paint scheme and these models were fitted with a faster processor .It also had Boost mode.
All " Standard" base unit F75 models can be distinguished by the rod assembly having a black and gold colour scheme.The Latest ones are fitted with the DST mode as now std.
The All Black LE models have " Limited edition " on a banner on the Arm Cup.This model has Boost and Cache mode on board.

The 2014 up versions of the F75 and the Limited Edition have a new feature called Digital Shielding Technology (DST) which basically is just filtering applied to reduce the perception of electrical interference. Because of concerns that it might come at a performance cost, the feature can be disengaged if desired.
The new models also feature a new " FA " search mode that enables faster target recovery times, allowing two adjacent items to be better discerned as separate targets.The F75 LE(Limited edition )is in all Black colours and this has Boost and Cache modes,and the later models come with DST ( Digital Shielding Technology ) as std .Also other audio options were added, most important being the ability to adjust the volume of the ferrous tone response. This is desirable in areas thick with ferrous trash where the constant barrage of sound can be tiring.
The ferrous tone volume can be reduced to minimum independent of the non-ferrous response, which stays loud and clear. The version of the F75 Ltd with DST is referred to as the F75 Ltd 2.

Fisher introduced yet another new configuration in 2018 - the F75+.
All this is ,is a Fisher F75 Ltd2 sold with a pinpointer instead of the 5" accessory coil and at a lower price.

To confuse things even more it was rumoured that Fisher started pushing out some Special edition models in Black and gold colours which confused the heck out of everybody as to exactly what model did they actually have .
but I`ve " attempted " to give you some idea as to which models are what but even I can get muddled some times by the wide variety of models it really does become confusing , I`ve had to re edit this post a few times . ) :D

You have the same model F75 as I use Bob.

Re: Fisher F75 versions

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:03 pm
by Bobcromer
Many thanks bors, you have explained that very well, it’s a wonder anybody knows exactly what modal they are buying, or for that matter selling.until you actually get some hours in the feild. I think you are right I have the DST version with the standard 4 modes plus the fa mode for trashy areas. Very happy with it. It’s worth noting that 2 modals seem to be available to purchase new at this point in time with a £300 price difference. Whether this is justified or not I will probably find out when one comes up second hand in a few years time. Black,gold,DST,se,ltd,Ltd2 🤔😂😂. Let’s hope the next modal isn’t the( f75 special ltd edition 2+ gold version).many thanks bors.

Re: Fisher F75 versions

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:10 pm
by Fusion
I have an F75, and I've lost track of the specs of all the newer dst-onwards versions. And Fisher don't help by packaging them all in the same box, black-shafted ones inside a box depicting a gold-shaft model .....
And for further confusion, anyone upgrading their machine may have newer hardware, as well as software. So it IS possible to have a gold-shafted machine with all the boost/cache/dst/FA features. I shied away from sending mine away to Texas, I didn't want to be disappointed by the result.

Re: Fisher F75 versions

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:48 am
by Bobcromer
Hi fusion. I’m glad I’m not the only one a little confused by the different versions. I suppose this is only a problem when buying second hand machines. I think if buying a second hand machine the best thing to do is to go through the menu to see exactly what you have in terms of programs and settings. My opinion is the f75 is a good machine which ever version you buy. The niggle in the back of my mind is,do the different versions exists because fisher have continued to improve the f75s performance or just a marketing scheme to keep them selling. Think fisher would do very well with a brand new modal and keep the f75 from anymore revamps. Maybe something carbon and wireless😜👌

Re: Fisher F75 versions

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:39 am
by Bors
There is a rumour floating around on a couple of the American forums that Fisher have a new concept detector on the drawing board ,yet to be released.

Re: Fisher F75 versions

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:35 am
by Fusion
Quote:"Do the different versions exists because Fisher have continued to improve the F75's performance?"
Absolutely, DST noise reduction, FA, Boost, Cache mode have their uses, there are other additions, like user-adjustable audio pitch in single-tone mode. And people say they have improved the search-coil, shielding it better from interference.

Regarding the 'new' Fisher machine, I posted about it here:
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=21132
Whether that morphed into the 'Mosca' and 'CZX' I don't know.
But there's also the new new, in the shape of the 'Aquamanta' or 'AQ' Pulse Induction machine, which promises great things to the beach detectorists.

Re: Fisher F75 versions

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:37 pm
by chesters4
It would be nice to match software versions with age aswell ,my SE comes up with 7.9 at reset