Fisher F75 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on May 24, 2016):
- I have detected now for over 35 years, and like many others went through the typical evolution from coin shooter, to competition hunter, and general detecting enthusiast to Colonial Relic hunter. Not being a slave to a particular brand or manufacturer, my main goal was to find a machine that produced - period - and my Fisher F75 has not only met, but surpassed my expectations. I found the ergonomics to be superb, and the controls intuitive and easy to navigate. There is everything you need in the menu, and nothing you don't. No scrolling though settings you'll never use with this machine!! Battery life is nothing short of phenomenal. More than twice the hours you might expect from 4 AA batteries. Depth is also very very good, and compares to any of the deepest machines out there. The Fisher 75's biggest strength however is its lightning fast "Real time" audio and recovery speed. This equates to less masking, and many more recoveries. The pure performance of this machine has MORE than doubled my finds in the types of sites I hunt, which are typically colonial cellar holes and fields. I've made many many recoveries in the year I've owned my F75 that I've credited to the machine... not the man. It simply 'sees' more than many other machines out there. I recovered a Spanish Reale cache last fall with the F75 at a VERY heavily hunted cellar hole in Connecticut, that many other hunters had missed. That made a believer out of me! The F75 also seem to be very durable. I USE my machines, and don't baby them. My sites tend to be rough on machines, due to the rocks, branches, and heavy brush I typically encounter. If I can't break it, its pretty tough!! To sum it up, I'd rate the F75 5 stars in every category. Ease of use. Simplicity of design. Raw depth and power. Fantastic separation qualities. I love it!!! There is nothing like the thrill of pulling a 300 year old relic or coin from a long forgotten spot. This type of hunting accounts for 99% of my time spent.