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NV advice.

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics' started by bazzab, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. bazzab

    bazzab Engaging Member

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    Hi all. Am considering treating myself to a NV set up for my scorpion. Have looked at NS50 units. Look decent bits of kit. Anyone got any thoughts / advice / experience on set ups? Early days at min doing me research. :)
     
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    make one:D
     
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    Save yourself a sh*te load of money and do what pastie said. You could even get a watec 1/2" camera and a recordable lcd dvr and blow that thing out of the water and it would do the same to the ns200 too. And at a fraction of the cost to.

    Atb
    Ken.
     
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    hi mate follow this thread it explains all

    ive just bought all the bits from fleabay for a tad short of 60 notes thats a £340 saving on the nitesite, i will be using an incandesant light (logun gun lamp) with a 720nm infra red filter (ebay £6 ) as my light source but if you want to use a designator then you can add anther 20-30 notes on top, even so still a huge saving on the nitesite. £300 or so - thats one expensive plastic carry case for the nitesite!:D

    good luck
    simon


    http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums/night-vision-optics/122037-diy-night-vision-masses.html
     
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    hope that was a spelling error ken:D
     
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    With the very kind help of kenhawker I've just about got mine together and I'm so glad I never bought a nitesite now, lots more satisfaction in making it yourself and it's really not that difficult once you know what you are looking for.

    Sent a load of pellets down the garden with mine tonight achieving a one hole group :D

    Just got to decide on the light source to stick with now.
     
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    Sorry muka. Bloody pridictive text bud.
     
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    See ya point about making it yourself. Would.really like to but don't know anything nv.
    Anyone got any pics / videos off there set up?

    Bazza. :)
     
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    mate, none of us probably knew anything about NV before this either, its more like digital vision, basically a screen and a cctv camera, plus a few bits and bobs, ken's the grand master, read any of his post's on this page to get your ideas going, heres my attempt
    http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums/night-vision-optics/128164-my-attempt-night-vision.html

    theres loads of links provided to point you in the right direction on evil bay:up:
     
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    With the guidance on here it's so simple that a child could almost do it. The only awkward bit is how you fit your particular set up to your particular scope and finding the bits that are just right for that.

    Even the shop bought versions need tweaking which probably demands as much time as making your own.
     
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    Bazzab if your untreated in building your own, get a flask and a sleeping bag and have a read through the threds. It's not just my thred everyone here who has build there own nv rig has also added what they have learned and they have also added some cracking information in this section. All's I did was to show you lads the way.
    There is a list of parts you will need baz, and if you get stuck, just post and ask. Someone who's built a rig will point you in the right direction. Or just pm me and ile try and sort something out for you.
    The best thing about this build is that there are loads of lads here using the same rig, so if you have a question, ask.
    And if you come up with an idea share it. This is what we have learned so far, if your hunting from a 4x4 or car you can filter your spotters on the roof and use them for a great ir light. You can use a 12mm lens on the ir camera for a better field of view. If you want to record you can add a dvr recording unit to the rear of the lcd and record to a SD card. Using a adjustable mount will put the ir light exactly where you want it. You can make a night vision camera, battery and monitor for less than 60 quid. And if you get a wired crt mini view finder you can make the smallest nightvision unit that's completely functional and you can record from it. You can use camcorders for nv and women's knickers don't half diggin if you sitdown to quickly. Oops.
     
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    Kenhawker i just watched ya YouTube video mate. Whole thing makes sense now. Love ya post by the way. I find that too with ladies undies haha.

    Been looking at bits on ebay. First question im afraid i own LED Lenser torches. If i get a IR filter for it would it be suitable? Just is a great torch and have mounts and batteries etc already for it.
     
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    im no expert mate, but im sure they have to be an incandescent light ie halogen, filament bulb etc, i may be wrong but im sure some one will tell you exactly sooner or later.
     
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    Im affraid led's give off very little ir light mate unless they are infrared leds.
    If your making a nv don't use a caddy like the one on the vid. EBay a 6800mah cctv battery. You could use a ir laser or an inspection lamp with a ir filter or a tin can with a 12volt halogen bulb in it with a ir filter taped to the front but don't use cree or any other led except ir ones.
    The can light has got me thinking lol.
     
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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::D
     
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    at least it will keep your hands warm!
     
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    Ah lovely job. mmmmm as ya say make a can light. or from some tube or something. What a great idea. Glad i thought of it!!!! hahaha :D:D
     
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    Sorry gents would this camera be ok? item no 290643077871

    And this lense 110867806224


    Do prefer to deal with people in UK quicker delivery and had few dodgy experiences from abroad before. (oh er!!!!)

    :) this is exciting. much more than just buying a set up!!!! :)
     
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    Well the camera seems to be the same as the one I bought but the description saya 1/4" CMOS and I understood that we need at least 1/3". I bought this camera and it seems to work fine, but I've nothing to compare it against 180794126769.

    I used the supplier of your lense, Stock Optics, but he advised me to use a fixed 12mm lense and it does seems to work great at £9.10 delivered.

    Got my monitor here 270953166444
     

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