I wrote a review in February 2013 about this item. I am the "Gentleman Farmer" in Florida. At the time I gave it four out of five stars, and complained about a "twinkle." Guess what? Somehow the "twinkle" disappeared after a few nights of use and hasn't come back. Don't ask me why, I'm just grateful that it did!
I now give this unit a five-star rating.
This monocular gets used almost every night in my battle against crop-destroying wildlife. Dozens of nuisance coons, feral hogs, armadillos, rabbits, and possums have bit the dust as a direct result of this NV monocular being in my hand. I now have the advantage of spotting them before they are aware of my presence. I can then plan my stalk and line up the shot which ends their fruit and vegetable-stealing careers for good.
By the way, the armadillos don't actually eat my crops, but their digging and rooting destroys young and tender vegetable plants.
I suppose my only complaint would be the high cost of batteries and how quickly this unit devours them. Other than that, I'm thrilled with my monocular and it has definitely improved my quality of life, because I now get to enjoy the produce I work so hard at growing.
Knowing what I know now, I would buy the 5x unit instead of the 3x version, but the 5x one wasn't available when I made this purchase.
If my present Armasight unit died and couldn't be fixed, I would immediately order the 5x model, because nowdays I simply can't LIVE without a night-v...