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Need NV advice. Camera adaptable, 4th gen w/ magnification.

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Need NV advice. Camera adaptable, 4th gen w/ magnification.

Postby robotplague on Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:42 pm

Hey there. I'm new to NV technology and need a little advice. My budget is $5,000 and I'm looking to get a camera adaptable unit (to be used with a Canon 5D Mark II), preferably 3rd or 4th generation and preferably with magnification. By the looks of things I have my eyes set on a ATN Night Shadow 4 bi-ocular. My main use for it will be for star / sky / plane / "ufo" watching. Any other units out there that might work out for me? Also, does it make sense for me to plunge right into a 4th gen unit or should I spend a little less and try out a 2nd or 3rd first? Any advice appreciated, thanks.
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Re: Need NV advice. Camera adaptable, 4th gen w/ magnification.

Postby George P on Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:45 pm

Either way, I'm not sure you will be happy with the amount of magnification these offer. Typically, you will be looking at 5X-6X tops with night vision devices. Because you require the camera adapter, i would stick with the larger companies (like ATN) for the product offering and the proper adapters for your application. Gen 3 is usually very well regarded, but it you really want the best, go with Gen 4 if you have the finances!
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