But if the traditional has light tubes don't won't they wear out with use and hours on them ? The digital wouldn't I am guessing as there isn't a tube. I have old digital cameras that the unit work but there is now better technology for the price.
So my question is why will Yukon Digital Night Vision Ranger 5x42 LT maybe not last as long as lets say Yukon NVMT 4x50 Multitask Night Vision Monocular
These are the two I am choosing between.
Also the Night Vision Ranger won't let you change the objective lenses ? So I would have to have 5x magnification always??
Thanks for the help you guys are great !
As far as the question of which will be more robust and last longer, the CCD chip will by far last longer. CCD's have been around for a very long time and have been used in video camcorders for years. Unlike tubes, bright light will not hurt them. They are also much more shock (bumps, bangs and drops) resistant.
Unfortunately, present available technology to the public, the Gen 1 tubes are better at amplifiing light than the CCD. The CCD device always needs an IR source for night viewing.
I would really like to have a Gen 1 or CCD device with a variable zoom from say 1X to 5X but have been unable to find one.
- John B.
Yukon NVMT Interchangeable Objective Lenses 2X Mag
Yukon NVMT 4x50 Multitask Night Vision Monocular 24027
Its not ideal but will hopefully do the trick
Thanks again for the opinion
- John B.
I guess you should call to find out if in stock or not.
Gen.1 tubes have got a lifetime about 2000 hours.
Gen.2 tubes are around 5000 hours for standard U.S. tubes
and around 10000 hours for 2+ tubes like XD-4, XH-72, XR-5
Gen.3 U.S. tubes non-gated should last aproxymately 10000 hours and autogated tubes should last the same time.
Gen.4 IIT tubes last actually 23000 hours.
Actually Gen.4 IIT tubes are not available in the U.S.
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hi, i just add something from i heard.
CCD basically on integrated lens with IC sensor, so if you are not turning it "ON" for a long time, let's said for 1 year, it could damage.
is it true ?
GOD bless you
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