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Screen Glare and spooking Quarry

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by LuckySniper, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. LuckySniper

    LuckySniper Busy Member

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    Hi everyone. Honest answers please.

    I have a Yukon Photon which I love and it is a great bit of kit however it ties a rifle down to NV. I am thinking of either the ns200/ne500lr or a home brew NV. My only worry is the screen spooking the rabbits/foxes. I will be using it on RF & CF. What's everyone's opinion on the screen spooking. I am reluctant to get rid of the photon until I find out and I have someone wanting the photon but want the cash from that sale to fund the NS200 ETC? helppppppp:confused:
     
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    build your own and use Video Goggles

    or a near eye add on like Nite-tek NT300 by Marky610
     
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    The glare can be reduced either by turning down the brightness in the monitor menu and/or putting some tinted film over it. I find that the brightness of nv scopes can be more disturbing to my night vision than the screen type - they tend to ruin the vision in my right eye for quite a while but a dimmed screen isn't quite as bad especially if you don't have it too close to your eyes.
     
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    My old setup never spooked any rabbits, granted I only had a 2.5inch screen, but it still didn't spook anything.

    I have just bought the camera and screen to make a new setup, I will let you know if that spooks anything once it's built, it's using a 3.5inch screen so should throw more light.
     
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    I got some red window tint, a free sample, i'll dig it out tomorrow and post up the company details for anyone who wants to get a sample.
     
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    Never had a problem :confused:
     
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    In never had problem
     
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    I use my photon during the day as well and it works very well indeed. You just ensure you have a small aperture on the front and preferably an IR pass filter. Yes the sight picture is lower resolution than a day scope but if it is acceptable at night then it should be no less acceptable during the day. I made an extender for my photon using lens extension rings, first one is 48mm (I super glued it to the objective lens retaining ring, a couple of rings of tape and the supplied front aperture filter fits perfectly), i then add a 48 to 52mm step up ring, screw in a 760nm IR pass filter and then add 52mm extension rings to get the correct length for the extender lens focus. Extension rings are available on the Bay in various lengths, if i need very short lengths to get an exact distance i buy a few cheap UV threaded camera filters and take the filter out just leaving the ring. Since i can vary the length of the extender tube at will i can add various magnifications to the photon. So far i have 1.5x, 2.0x and 3.5x all working well. The outer diameter of each magnifying lens may vary and i have made some different sized apertures using lens caps for each lens for both day and night use. Maybe i have been lucky but using this method my POI is very close with or without extenders added.

    Another suggestion:- the photon has a video out and you can add a small screen with higher resolution than the photon display. However with the photon the video out does not display the aim point. I intend to do this and add a cross hair generator which are available now in electronic form.

    I also have a pair of large screen video glasses but want to modify them to one eye only and add the cross hair generator with position adjustment. To me that gives the best overall setup. No facial light reflection, screen brightness can be turned right down. left eye remains night adjusted at all times an can be used during the day as well.

    As others have said when using a screen i cover it with red filter sheet to reduce the glare. More than one layer can be used to suit your own eyes. It is always handy to make that as a push over filter on the screen so you can take it off during the day. Same thing can be done on the eye piece of the photon as a push on filter to help reduce eye fatigue at night. The filter does reduce the contrast of the illuminated aim point but a happy medium can be found.

    My experience of screens doesn't seem to make a lot of difference to quarry. I just like to filter to retain my night vision better. The IR illumination is far more likely to scare rabbits and foxes than the screen. They can see much further into the IR than we can and to them you look as if you are shining a torch at them. Lasers are even worse as the light density is higher.
    Since the Photon doesn't have all the optics of a scope in front of the sensor you can use lower levels of illumination power than needed with an addon. Lower power illumination scares less rabbits etc.
     
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    I got laptop privacy filters that prevent light from transmitting more than 15 degrees from straight on, that works great and prevents light spreading out.
    if you want a piece about 7x5 i will send it to you
     
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    I used window tint from a car company, a freebie, it just takes an email and they send out all different tints for you to test.
    ill also see if I can find out what company it was but I'm pretty sure google will be your best friend for that.
    HTH
     
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