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Postby aaronleong91 on Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:42 am

Hello All

I'm new to this whole concept of NVD's and all this cool stuff. I would really appreciate if someone could help me choose a reliable brand and device (preferably a Hands-free monocular, but goggles will do as well) for use in the Australian Bush at night times.
I'm a cadet, so it has to be hard wearing, waterproof and have a battery time of 5> (more than) hours, have a decent quality and be hands-free. I have a price limit up to $750.
I am looking at a few Bushnell models, but am not sure if these are any good at the moment. If anyone can help me out,, that will be greatly appreciated.

Also, can someone tell me the difference between a "traditional" NVD and a digital NVD.
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Postby Ryan_W on Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:28 pm


I really like both the Bushnell models and the Yukon models. For a nice sleek lightweight and durable unit take a look at the Bushnell 1x20 Night Vision goggles available in either a monocular or a binocular. These are really quick and easy to adjust and are the most comfortable hands free units to wear. Most other brands or models in a gen 1 are large, bulky and heavy and will try and fall forward.

Digital is a nice way to get a flat field of view and high image quality without spending lots of money. We only have 5x magnification in a digital unit, which you would not want to use as a hands free unit while walking.
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Yukon vs. Bushnell

Postby SKovarik on Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:41 am

I'm also comparing between the Yukon NVMT and the Bushnell 1x Monocular. Does the Bushnell have replacement (2x or 3x) magnification lenses? Also is the digital image technology superior to the Yukon?

I really like Bushnell's products and I'm a little wary of Yukon, but they have lots of available accessories. If Bushnell has the lenses, I will definitely go with them.

Steve K.