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New easy NV set up

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by Chutney ferret, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Chutney ferret

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    Hi guys I have recently joined and thought that I would share with you my NV set up. A good way to mount a board camera with an adjustable 9-22mm lens is to use an old 110 volt plug (a yellow coloured plug used on building sites) these are dead cheap and perfect to mount the camera in so it stays still and is the perfect distance from the eye scope eye piece. It is also water proof.

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    If anyone would like some more detailed info on this then let me know.
    Cheers thanks for looking.
     
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    Nice setup - HW95?
     
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    nice neat setup. you'll have to go into more detail about the camera to scope mount. always looking to improve my setup.:up:
     
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    +1, can you break it down and list the parts etc, would love to have a go at making something like this, but other than adding a 35mm camera to a scope I wouldn't have a clue.
     
  5. Chutney ferret

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    Cheers for the replies and yes it is a HW95K. I was going to try the NV out tonight for the first time so if I don't I will go into detail tonight and post some more info. If I go out though I will post something over the weekend and I will break the setup down into all it's single parts and take loads of photos.

    cheers
     
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    waiting to see how it performs :up:
     
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    very nice
     
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    Sweet
     
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    Nice job fella! :up:
     
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    Another neat solution. +1 on the camera/scope mount.
     
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    Just got back from my field and the weather was fricking freezing and it was also raining for a bit so for the NV's maiden voyage didn't start off that great. The camera though performed really well it was clear and crisp up to 70-80m, with my clulite shootalite 100w lamp with an IR filter. The filter is not a clulite one though as they wanted £37 posted for a filter which I thought was too expensive, so I ordered up some 3mm IR plastic acrylic sheet off ebay and made my own for £10. The clulite is very good when just lamping when switching the lamp on and off constantly. However, when the lamp is needed to run constantly it doesn't last that long with the 7 ah battery. The battery for this is in a pouch that is on a sling that goes over my shoulder and I have a trailing lead, which is not ideal, therefore, I think I might look at a smaller torch IR source that doesn't have an external battery.


    The cameras mounting was pretty good and solid, though, a couple of times I knocked it out of position so I might fit a packing piece between the bottom of the mount and the stock. Once the packing piece is in I can then Velcro the mount to the stock so it will be solid. Overall the system done the job quite well but I'm going to go away now and look at all the faults and sort them out. If I use a different torch then the screen mount will have to change so I might give it a little box to stop the weather getting in and also try the hide the brightness of the screen which was spooking the rabbits.


    Over the weekend I shall try and put together the camera housing build guide which is dead easy if people are interested. Don't think that I have missed anything so let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, cheers guys.
     
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg My camera mount is very easy to make and if you have plumbing bits and electrical parts lying around its cheap. First I found an old 110v plug which I unscrewed and took the pins out. On the back part of the plug I screwed in a 20mm compression gland (which you can get from screw fix) to hold to cable for the camera a waterproof the plug. The camera I have is from security 2000 part no. PL1690 and has a 9-22mm focus, this camera fits perfect into the back of the plug and is at a good distance from the scope lens. In the top half of the plug I drilled a 28 mm hole for the camera to fit through. Pilot drill this whole first as it makes it easier to drill the 28mm hole. In the end of the top part of the plug you can see I have fitted a waste water pipe fitting that screws down on the rubber seal which goes on the scope to give a tight fit. This was just glued into the plug top piece. To keep the camera nice and square when I put the plug together I cut another piece of plain waste pipe that goes flush with the bottom part of the plug. (As seen in the photo). There you have it a cheap, easy and secure way to mount your camera.
     

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