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    Bresser night vision from lidl

    Hi guys

    Sorry if this has already been mentioned but has any one got one of these units?
    If so are they any good as a spotter? what sort of range do they get out too?

    regards,

    Daz.

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    They are ok if you plug them into an external monitor... the optics are good but the internal lcd display is rubbish.
    I use a 7" portable tv screen from maplins mounted on the dash of my truck and monocular mounted on a tripod fixed to the door mirror.

    Also for longer distances over 50yds or so you will need a better IR illuminator (or an IR filter on your lamp) but it takes practice getting the IR beam and the monocular pointing in the same place. I'm working on a dual mounting system.
    "It's halfway down the hill, directly below that tree next to a rock that looks like a bell-end"

    Good deals with ~ deako ~ sakowsm ~ dryan ~ 2734neil ~ mo ~ riggers ~ mmbeatle ~ seanct ~ an du ru fox

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    I have 2!

    i for a spotter 5x50 and one I am about to use as an add-on

    So long as you are not hung up on Gen 3 green vision they work perfectly well
    I use them for spotting foxes and rabbits with the onboard IR
    Rabbits even those looking away show up as black shapes on the grass, as soon as they turn around within 100-150m the eyes light up
    Foxes similarly but the eyes shine further away

    on a clear bright night you can easily see 300m or more (never really measured it but further than I would shoot)

    for 99 quid you cant ask for more

    negatives: focus can be fiddly with both occular and objective adjustment, once set, wrap some electrical tape to fix in place
    take some spare batteries! I use mine for maybe 1-2hrs at a time, often continously using 1200mAh NiCads and it will just about eat a set on each trip.
    without the onboard IR it is useless

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    Sometimes I wonder why people bother spending 2K on night vision when a 99 unit lets you shoot to 300 yards, unless thats 300 very short yards......

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    I've got one that I use as a spotter and will echo bewsher500's comments. Onboard screen is rubbish, but if you're on foot you'll have to live with it. I use a bike handlebar camera mount on mine to add either an IR torch or laser.

    Distance-wise, I've seen rabbit eyeshine at the foot of a gate in the distance (lots of moonlight to help too), and then next day gone back to measure the distance at just under 400 yards. I couldn't confirm the quarry at that distance, and wouldn't have taken the shot, but it was a rabbit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al4x1 View Post
    Sometimes I wonder why people bother spending 2K on night vision when a 99 unit lets you shoot to 300 yards, unless thats 300 very short yards......

    Usually because they have 2k of disposable cash to buy new toys with! if I did I probably would as well!

    A bresser wont let you "shoot 300yds", but it will certainly let you see what you want to shoot at 300yds and walk closer to it in total darkness without having to light up the field to find it.

    will see if I can get some photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    A bresser wont let you "shoot 300yds", but it will certainly let you see what you want to shoot at 300yds and walk closer to it in total darkness without having to light up the field to find it.
    I just can't get on with mine as a hand held unit... if I look through it with my scope eye for more than about 5secs I can't see bugger all when I take my eye away.

    Used with an external monitor it's like daylight in black and white.
    "It's halfway down the hill, directly below that tree next to a rock that looks like a bell-end"

    Good deals with ~ deako ~ sakowsm ~ dryan ~ 2734neil ~ mo ~ riggers ~ mmbeatle ~ seanct ~ an du ru fox

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    Quote Originally Posted by Si View Post
    I just can't get on with mine as a hand held unit... if I look through it with my scope eye for more than about 5secs I can't see bugger all when I take my eye away.

    Used with an external monitor it's like daylight in black and white.

    snow blindness.
    Quite common and I found the same until I turned the brightness right down and alternated eyes for spotting.
    I have a strip of felt stuck to the dial, one half turn and the felt lines up with the line of sight, I know that is where I need to have the brightness
    I also find it makes a lot of difference if you keep both eyes open when using it

    what monitor do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post

    what monitor do you use?
    this one... 7-Inch Digital TV with USB : Flat Panel TVs : Maplin Electronics
    "It's halfway down the hill, directly below that tree next to a rock that looks like a bell-end"

    Good deals with ~ deako ~ sakowsm ~ dryan ~ 2734neil ~ mo ~ riggers ~ mmbeatle ~ seanct ~ an du ru fox

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    Thanks very much to all that has replied, looks like I will pick one up in the morning.

    Regards,

    Daz.

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