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Bushnell 1x20 vs Digital 5x24 comparison

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Bushnell 1x20 vs Digital 5x24 comparison

Postby echenberg on Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:03 pm

Bushnell 1x20 vs Digital 5x24 comparison

I have narrowed down my choice to these two.

What are the night vision capabilities. (mono vs binoc are not important, head band etc, hands free) Does the digital capability offer a real difference in these two models.

Also with the 5x magnification, how does that limit closer viewing. Is there a limit below which is doesnt work. ie seeing small animals at less than 10 - 15 yards.
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Postby Steven_L on Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:50 pm

New digitals like the Bushnell Stealthview are much superior in every performance catetgory. First gen NV units do not compare. There's no issue with close viewing with the digitals, even at 5X.
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Postby Ryan_W on Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:02 pm


I personally recommend a monocular. The screen on night vision devices is very bright and when you are not looking through it, you cannot see in the dark because you're not adjusted to it. A monocular allows you to have one eye adjusted to the dark while the other looks through the night vision.

The digital provides a great improvement over gen 1 units. All gen 1 units have edge of field distortion, like looking through a fishbowl. The digital units have a sharp, flat field of view more like a gen 2 unit, but for a fraction of the cost. You can still see and focus about 5-6 feet aeay with the digital model, but the 5x prevents you from being able to safely walk using it for navigation. Like walking while looking through daytime binoculars, I do not recommend it. I do think the digital is the way to go for most applications.
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