Thanks for your reply again. Actually the reason why I wanted a lens attachment is because I can't decide if I want a goggle or a scope, since I have no experience with night vision
. Because the terrain varies from heavily wooded areas (goggles
are useful) to bare hills where one can see quite a distance (scopes would be more useful), I would like the best of both worlds.
However, I agree it would be quite troublesome to change lens in the middle of operation, and it is not something I intend to to. I will most likely stick with one or the other, just not sure which one.
Having studied the Dipol D-125, I think that is the perfect device for me. It is a monocular with various lens attachments, and can be mounted on rifles as scopes, as well as used with a head mount as a goggle. Moreover, it can also support an IR laser attachment (I think this model can). It's all modular! Why can't any other manufacturer think along this line? It's also made using light weight aluminium. Unfortunately, it is not sold by a reputable distributor like Optics Planet, and it is twice as expensive as the Bushnell if the 80mm lens is added, so I think I'll stick with the Bushnell
or the Yukon
Ignoring the lens attachment for the moment, can you comment on whether the Bushnell
or the Yukon
is better? Below are the specs, but I don't really know how to interpret them. And I also don't know which one is more durable and reliable.
Bushnell Night Vision 1 x 20mm Tactical Monocular 26-2013
Power x Obj.: 1x20
Viewing Range: 0.5-240 / 0.2-73
FOV, ft.@1000yds. / m@1000m: 96 / 32
Infrared Illuminator: Yes(Built-In)
Battery Type: N battery(2)
Size, in./mm: 5.4x2.8x2 / 137x71x50
Weight, oz./g: 11 / 332
Tripod Mount: No
http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-ni ... 62013.html
Yukon NVMT Multitask 1x24mm Goggle with Headgear Kit 24025:
Image Tube Generation: 1st
Lens Diameter: 24mm
Image Tube Resolution: 36lp/mm
Angle of View: 30 degrees
Diopter Adjustment: +4
Max. Range of Detection: 150m
IR Illuminator Range: 100m
Power Supply: CR123A, #V
Tripod Mount: 1/4"
Dimensions (mm): 142x82x60
http://www.opticsplanet.com/yukon-1x24- ... cular.html
Thank you again for your help.