night vision behind scope
Anyways I was fiddling around with it since I had my movie camera and a scope on hand in camp. Thinking that I had read about guys mounting these types of devices behind a day use scope.
What I noticed is that looking through the monocular alone the image was vivid and bright througout the entire circular field of view, but when I mated it (cupped my hand and held it behind the day scope and camera) to the scope when I would look through the monocular and scope only areas that had ambient light could be seen. It was as if the scope and camera created a "filter" that greatly decreased the night visions capability.
I see photos all the time on the internet that people use monoculars and scopes and the images represent what the view looks like with the monocular alone.
Am I missing something? I wasn't impressed but perhaps I don't know what I am doing. Was just curious.
Oh and by the way when i got the monocular and scope focused as a tandem when I would pull back to just monocular it would be way out of focus which makes me think that I was doing it right but again the light (night vision) capability seemed to be diminished by at least 80%.
Thanks for your time - just learning
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