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Does anyone on here sell NV

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics' started by Meteor62, May 11, 2012.

  1. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    Have been looking closely at the Nitesite NS50, however the general consensus on here is build your own. Not being very good at that sort of thing is there anyone that regularly builds NV equipment that is as good as the NS50 and if so at what price?
     
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    i tried that one lol i was convinced it was easier and cheaper to build your own im nearly done just waiting on parts
     
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    Hey Covgun best person to speak to is KENHAWKER as he's the resident NV guru.
     
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    it was ken who convinced me to build my own lol
     
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    there is a thread here that says if you buy all the stuff he will make it for a price (you will have to pm him)

    i think he is convincing people to build there own as he wants them to try it and make something there selves ;)
     
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    mate, seriously, if you want to basic set up, a five year old could do it, a lcd screen, comes with connectors attached, a cctv camera, again leads attached, its simply a case of fabricating a mount for the lcd screen, and another from bits of waste pipe,mastic cartridges,spray can caps etc, and then plugging connectors into each other.

    if you build it yourself, you'll not be worried about pulling it apart to make it even better, if you get someone else to do it, you'd be worried about touching it...

    http://youtu.be/7Haioaq56wY


    http://youtu.be/pMwgZx5eTVA
     
  7. kenhawker

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    Hello Covgun,
    You could make youre own nv unit that will knock the socks off anything that is on the market at the moment. Depending on how much you want to spend.
    It all comes down to image quality. Cameras use a image chip, the bigger the image chip the clearer the picture will be when used with infrared light.
    The camera`s we use are 1/3" ccd security cameras or a 1/2" watec security camera. A car reversing lcd monitor, a 12volt security camera battery and iether a 12mm, 16mm or a 9-22mm zoom lens. And as you dont do soldering like most of the gents that have built these nightvision units, you will need the connectors which cost pence.
    The parts for a 1/3" camera setup would cost you around £40-£60 depending if you get them from the uk or hong kong.
    The parts for the 1/2" camera setup would cost £130-£150 again depends on where you get them from.
    Both camers need infrared light and there are loads of ways you can make it. You could iether use a ir laser or a halogen lamp with a ir filter etc etc.
    The best thing about building your own unit is not only do you learn something but you can upgrade it and fix things yourself and it wont cost you the earth.
    If you want a list of the parts look on the parts list thred or ask here and I or someone else will post them but you will need to say what camer you want to use. Dont forget anyone can make iether setup and if you get stuck just say.

    Atb
    Ken
     
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    OK You have convinced me that this would be a good project and yes I would love a parts list and any link where to get them from. Thank you very much.
     
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    check kens list on nv for the masses......... very good
     
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    OK I think I found all the parts in this thread . Is there a detailed image anywhere on the forum of this setup on a rifle?
     
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    I've recently finished my Mk2 NV with the zoom lens and mini recorder, and it's great. Of course, I'm now tempted with the Watec camera. However, they look a bit bulky and weigh 90g. Are they tricky to mount? Do you remove the camera from its case?
     
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    they are not at all tricky to mount, you can use 38mm silicone tube which is a perfect fit. they also have mounting threads top and bottom, or you can use a weaver rail and two scope mounts, one around the lens. I use a 16mm 1/3 lens and it works fine.
     
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    Do you know if I would be able to use my current lens,

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270711673320?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    or would I need to buy a different one?
     
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    no board lens and cs mount are different. i have a 12mm 1/2 f1.4 lens i can sell you?
     
  17. Yogi GunKanobee

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    Thank you, but I've ordered the 16mm C mount lens and adaptor! :)
     
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    no probs, i'm finding the 16mm fills the screen better than 12 on my setup, may be the same for yours.
     
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    Yogi GunKanobee Engaging Member

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    Do you have any pics of your setup?
     
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    In my defence you can use a 1/3" cs lens on a 1/2" cs watec and you won't be able to tell the difference. Nobbybones uses a 16mm cs 1/3 on a 1/2 watec and doesn't have any issues with his rig what so ever.
    But if you can get a c 1/2 12mm lens and use a c to cs adapter then by all means do so.
     

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