Monday, January 12, 2009

Night Vision Update

If you are looking to keep track of the crazy neighbor down the road the EyeClops Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles might not be your best investment. On the other hand if you are out to keep the Chupacabras from eating the chickens and molesting the dogs they will work fine.

Took a hike late Saturday night with the goggles just to see how well they preformed on the move. Long story short it was bad. The full moon really sharpened the surroundings on low power but the narrow field vision made walking difficult. The limitations actually heightened my paranoia, you just don't know what is in your peripheral.

Now, the EyeClops Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles did preform really well watching a stationary target. For monitoring a hen house, shed or trail from a single point they work great. You are able to focus on a small area and your peripheral does not really play into it although you should always be mindful of what is around you.

So take it for what it is worth. The EyeClops Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles are a cheap alternative to high dollar night vision rigs.


HermitJim said...

Hey Big Bear...thanks for the update, my man. Information like this is always good to know!

judyofthewoods said...

One thing to watch out for is that night vision equipment often comes with magnification like binoculars or telescopes (though the image is electronically re-interpreted onto the mini screen), which makes moving with them useless. Try walking around looking through binoculars! As far as I know, proper night vision goggles are made specifically to be able to see in normal 1:1 vision. Those cheap ones may not have the exact 1:1 interpretation.

Anonymous said...

Even high end "nods" (night observation devices, aka NVG) such as the US Army's AN/PVS-7 unit severely reduced one's field of view, 40 degrees is typical.