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what to buy?

Postby andy1 on Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:05 pm

Can anyone kindly recommend any optics? My budget is $600 and it would be used on lake surveillance (range around 300m should do), looking for unwanted fishermen



Postby Ryan_W on Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:18 am


Nothing in this price range will give you a range of 300m. Your price range is on the upper end of generation 1 night vision which usually maxes out at about 100m.

Night vision is not designed to see far. It's designed to amplify light. If your unwanted fishermen have a bonfire raging in their boat, then you might be able to see them with a gen 1 unit at that range. Otherwise, you're looking at a Gen 3 model such as the ATN NVM-14 with a powerful IR illuminator such as the Pentagonlight S2 IR illuminator.
Best regards,

Ryan W.


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