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Pitch Black Hunter - first look video

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by tinmanofkent, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Tiger King

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    Afternoon all,

    I have just purchased a Pitch Black Hunter from the British Shooting Show. It is my very first night vision unit, there's not a lot about it online so I made this first impressions video for others to take a look.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz4OWb880pM

    More videos and reviews of it in action to follow shortly...

    James
     
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    nice presentation, cant wait to see it in action, well done.
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    what the rrp on one ?
     
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    Good introduction video, looking forward to seeing the action videos. Have they introduced focussing on this Mark2 version?
     
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    New to me interesting to see how used.
     
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    I had a good chat to the pitch black guy myself and was very tempted. I think I like it because its so simple yet effective. Have you give it ago yet?
     
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    Very interesting mate,can't wait to see it in action

    Stan.
     
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    Quite a bit smaller than what I expected, hope it performs as good as it looks!
     
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    looking forward to seeing it in action looks very good:up:
     
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    No focus yet. I am told the lens is a C fitting and this can be altered to change the magnification, which is x5 from the factory. I spoke to the designer about changing the magnification. He said he had tried it but for one reason or another it was best at x5. Objects come in to focus at just over 10 yards and from there everything is in focus to infinity.

    James
     
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    I am ashamed to say I haven't actually fitted it to a rifle yet. Before I do I am running battery life tests, as I write the unit is switched on next to me. It has been running on full power since 6pm this evening so she has managed 5 hours so far. I really want to test the batteries thoroughly before I mount on the gun, it is a new product and I think the information will help others make more informed choices when they purchase.

    I also need to sort out a digital video recorder to connect to the RCA video output to get proper quality video of it in use. I will keep posting as more info comes up.

    James
     
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    Looks a good bit of kit james, look forward to your findings and video's. Atb
     
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    I think the designer is right with that, as you increase the magnification the focussing becomes more critical. The videos that I have seen certainly didn't show any fuzziness.
    If you go for a higher magnification lens (longer focal length) you would probably have to compromise on image sharpness either side of where it's focussed which could be annoying.
    It seems to be a decent unit with reasonable performance, more than enough for air rifle shooting, and robust although not particulalry streamlined!
     

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