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The full list of Nv parts.

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by kenhawker, Apr 5, 2012.

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    Is the WATEC a good camera for the price?? I bought a eBay job and coupled it with a 5w (allegedly) IR flashlight. Tbh at short range (30m or so) its good.... at very short ranges (15m or less) its amazing. Unfortunately that's not what I need!!!

    If the WATEC is as good as people say I might have to she'll out the £200!!
     
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    Do some more research. Check YouTube as well. The watec is the best camera for the price (although the price has doubled over the last year)
     
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    I have only recently made my set up and used it at rat shooting ranges on my air rifle.
    However it is better than an NS50, and with my L808 laser i can see over 200 odd yards i would say, on lowish mag.

    It isn't as good as my Digisight but then it didn't cost £1200 either!
     
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    Cheers guys. WATEC 902K arrived this morning! (Courtesy of cypri a member on here) I'm busy organising power supplies etc but it should be up ans running in a week or so. Ill post pics and screenshots.

    Deano
     
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    Updates:
    Lens adapter http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_tr...at=0&_from=R40
    Camera http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2212106303...84.m1423.l2649
    Lens http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3507775522...84.m1423.l2649
    Battery http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3210892162...84.m1423.l2649
    Monitor http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4004068913...84.m1423.l2649
    Flip up cap if you need one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3306299219...84.m1423.l2649

    This list as well as the others, is for those of you who wish to build a night vision kit for themselves. And who don't know what to get.
    The lens adapter is to be glued to the flipup cap (once you have removed the plastic screen and hinge). Then the 9-22mm lens pushes into the adapter (it will be a tight fit).
    And for those who comment with this is a better .......... then put the link/addy in a post on here and share with the rest of us.
    Im sorry Ive been abit absent lately but ive had my reasons.
    Any way if anyone get stuck or out, send me a pm and we will sort it out.

    Atb

    ken
     
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    Ive just pm'd Ken about the camera he suggests, its 0.5lux is this enough?,just checking..a lot of the previous cameras are listed at 0.1 lux or 0.01 lux,some where 0.001lux
    ta Paul
     
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    My first camera was a 0lux and it worked just fine for airgun ranges.

    Atb

    Ken
     
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    Of course it would be. You want the lowest lux available. If you had a 0lux camera it would be better than the watec according to specs.
     
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    With the latest setup, would you recommend a 3w infra red flashlight or do i need the green laser from the previous parts list.i want it for fac air rifle up to 80 yds.
    screen and battery pack ordered.Luckily both rifles have the same scope, so it should be interchangeable.
     
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    Lasers give a grainy texture to the image on the lcd. Ide go for a 3w with a atmospheric lense.
     
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    right ho, thanks ken, off the bay we go.do you think we'll get 80yds out of this setup?
     
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    The way to get a more tightly focussed beam for longer range is to fit your torch with an aspheric lens and they work best with a single chip led. The 3W leds have 3 separate dies and can't be focussed quite as well as the 1W or 5W single chip units. Be careful as some of the 5W units have 4 dies. A better solution is to fit an Oslon Black led and driver to a torch with a focussing mechanism but this requires more work. With either of these mods you should get your required range with most cameras and a bit more to check what's behind the target.
    An led will give a 'cleaner', more even illumination than a laser and there are plenty of 'howtos' for making them at sensible cost. Try and make sure you get 850nm ir leds, they do give off a slight red glow but provide much better illumination than the 905nm type.
     
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    I just bought this one,long story but ive a mate who has a spare chip but it didnt fit a recently bought ultrafire, so ive just bought a complete new kit, and ill sell the ultrafire torch i bought secondhand.
    Thats it , just gotta wait for the posty to turn up, got bits coming from all over the globe,my credit card has taken a bash this month.
     
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    does the use of a iris lens so you don't need a ir torch??
     
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    The kit ken has linked is very similar to what I use, I have housed my screen and battery in a plastic hobby box that fixes to the top of my scope
    I araldited a ally disc to the flip up then took the end ring off the lens of the camera and aradlited that on,
    I use a 850nm oslon black in a 501b torch made by customlites, we can see eye shine at 200+ yards and anything at 70-80 yards is crystal clear
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1377326921.792077.jpg
    I made the small box to fit the rear of the camera to cover the cables and connection
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    Screen fitted to box and battery velcrod inside
    This is then mounted to the top of my scope mounts
     

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    Do you need to use the tourch at a max range of 30 yards in complete darkness what sort of price did it cost you if that's ok,
    is it basically camera,iris lens,battery pack and screen ?
    Thanks Ste
     
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