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    Thermal gear

    Hey guys looking at buying a thermal imaging gear , itís a lot of money to hand over so Iím just looking for some advice, is there anything I should stay away from ? Any unit any of use use and recommend? Thanks in advance.

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    FLIR is good, but dont drop one because i hate fixing the f...ing things ! NV is far easier to repair
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    Shot show is in a couple weeks - new models be released then
    That’s the Time for latest tech to often be released

    FLIR will have more .12 cored cameras annouced then too - that’s about 30% more resolution

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    FLIR is good, but dont drop one because i hate fixing the f...ing things ! NV is far easier to repair
    Most are fixed in Australia or the USA (FLIR service centre)

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    I havent used the Flir but have used a number of Yukon optics ones and rate them highly.
    Best to get a model to suit you intended use which is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I havent used the Flir but have used a number of Yukon optics ones and rate them highly.
    Best to get a model to suit you intended use which is?
    Yeah I've used the same Model as Cam.
    Flir is shit.
    Here's some deer at 700 odd yards with a handheld


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    This is an old outdated model now, memory is dodgy but I think these reds were around 450y away on a resonably open face but it had been raining all day that is why there is no definition of the scrub and rocks as everything is rain temprature.

    https://youtu.be/0ca3blg5JXE
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    just be sure to buy the latest model to suit your needs - it’s a big investment may as well have the latest model (vs last years car etc - unless it’s a clearance of course) especially at this time of year

    That image has no contrast at all and you make that comment as a comparasion to something being good

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    I've looked through a few Flirs and can confidently say that our Pulsars are better. Let's have a side by side comparison, between dollar for dollar units.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    I've looked through a few Flirs and can confidently say that our Pulsars are better. Let's have a side by side comparison, between dollar for dollar units.
    Now this I would like to see having had an earlier flir and not been impressed, currently got a leupold lto which does what I want it for but is the bottom end of the market

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    you can buy a shit ton of ammo for that cash.....
    Use enough gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    you can buy a shit ton of ammo for that cash.....
    That's dead right, and if you are only using binoculars to spot your game, you don't get to use as much of your ammo, which saves even more cash
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    For thermal gear, avoid shell suits

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    Pulsar Helion XP38
    Best of what I have used/witnessed in field

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    The starting magnification of 1.9
    Handles like its part of your hand
    Clarity and definition - excellence
    Built in rechargeable battery 5.5 - 8 hours (a spare batt is cheap)

    Negative
    Slow to turn off (3 seconds have to hold button)

    Using mine every day now
    Was thinking of upgrading to a XP50 - but the start magnification is 2.5
    Think it be OK with extra aperture size ???
    Do not like the Thermals with 3.8+ magnification - fine if you on open farm land etc, but I found too strong in normal bush edge/river etc hunting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    Pulsar Helion XP38
    Best of what I have used/witnessed in field

    Like:
    The starting magnification of 1.9
    Handles like its part of your hand
    Clarity and definition - excellence
    Built in rechargeable battery 5.5 - 8 hours (a spare batt is cheap)

    Negative
    Slow to turn off (3 seconds have to hold button)

    Using mine every day now
    Was thinking of upgrading to a XP50 - but the start magnification is 2.5
    Think it be OK with extra aperture size ???
    Do not like the Thermals with 3.8+ magnification - fine if you on open farm land etc, but I found too strong in normal bush edge/river etc hunting
    Just get an extra lens, we had a few in stock but not sure if they've been sold to dealers.

    I like low magnification, higher magnification good for central South Island, distant hills etc.

    The XP is better than the XQ because of its higher pixel count, which is even more important now that our sensors are 17Ķ. The smaller the sensor (due to reducing pixel size), the higher the magnification for any given focal length. High magnifications from short focal length lenses delivers a poor image. This isn't just for thermals, but all digital optics, including cameras. Same principle holds for analogue cameras, except the actual grain size doesn't dictate format size.

 

 

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