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ATN Night Shadow I Generation Night Vision Binoculars NVBNNSDW10 (12131)
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Most Helpful Positive Review Cool night vision
This is the first pair of night binocs I have ever owned. I did not know wh...
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Excellent optical clarity and display resolution, with only slight distorti...
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Night Shadow Gen 1 binocs

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CA Written on November 17, 2012
Excellent optical clarity and display resolution, with only slight distortion at the edge of view. However, I found these ATN Night Shadow Gen 1 binocs to be very dim & weak in light amplification ability, possibly caused by a single intensifier tube being viewed by 2 eyepices. When looking up at the stars on a clear night, I could not see any more stars than I can with my naked eyes, maybe even less. The internal illuminator only helped out to about 50 feet at best on dark nights. Howevever, when I got out my spot light with IR filter, it was awesome, with easy identification of horses and cows to 250 yds, and ability to count them beyond 500 yds.
I have decided to return them, exchanging them for an ATN Aries Mk390 night scope, as they with a more powerful illuminator, as it apparent that powerful illumination really makes the Gen 1 units from ATN work great.
Optics Planet has been a pleasure to do business with so far.
Pros: Excellent clarity for Gen 1; Lightweight
Cons: Weak light amplification; hard to hold shape & poor button location...
Would recommend: No
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Cool night vision

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, WI Written on January 2, 2012
This is the first pair of night binocs I have ever owned. I did not know which model/maufacture to buy. These seem to work pretty nice. I have no problem seeing out on snow about a half mile across the lake. There was no moon, just a snow cover on the lake, but I could see the other shore well enough to probably see fox or coyotes if they had been there. I did spot one 300 yards from me come off an island which did not work out too well for the coyote. I easily watched him until he was in comfortable range and down he went. One thing for certain - this stuff will wet your appetite for the next generation equipment.
Pros: easy to use, good night
Cons: non...
Would recommend: Yes
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Good Purchase on Road to More Night Vision

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, KY Written on February 22, 2010
Very easy to use and came right away. Bought with the doubler and have't decided which way I'll use more - on or off. First experience with night vision and generally what I hoped it would be with small disappointment concerning narrow field of view. Overall clinched my intention to get a 3rd gen scope.........
Would recommend: Yes
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nightshadow night vision

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on January 21, 2010
nice night vision and received very fast w/no problems...
Would recommend: Yes
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ATN Night Shadow 1st gen.

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on August 26, 2009
Its recommended to by an infra illuminator 450Mw. The distance you can see will be much better....
Would recommend: Yes
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