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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    Just get an extra lens, we had a few in stock but not sure if they've been sold to dealers.
    More info re the extra lenses please

    Mentioned in all the literature in passing but have never seen the lenses listed separately and pricing etc.
    Have Helion xp 50 due to arrive from you via Gunworks around mid April and very interested in the xp28 style lens as an option.
    XP50 intended for big open SI country but the lower magnification lens might be ideal for some applications especially scanning for possums.

    I used the previous XQ50 for a couple of months last year and was delighted as to how it performed after having tried @223nut Flir the previous winter. The Flir was a complete waste of space ... no offence @223nut

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    None taken, I fully agree, my leupold is much more suited to what I need one for

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    None taken, I fully agree, my leupold is much more suited to what I need one for
    my xp50 will be here within a month and I'm sure we will catch up some time this winter @223 so you can have a play.
    Sadly another surgery in late June and a couple of months rehab on that one will clip my wings again.

    But got a handy deer yesterday evening so can still afford to eat well at least after the big $s on the thermal.
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    @223nut what is the lto like any good in the daylight for pinpointing deer in the scrub or does it need to be open or darkness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    @223nut what is the lto like any good in the daylight for pinpointing deer in the scrub or does it need to be open or darkness?
    Really needs to be in the open, can see through 'light' vegetation if they are just inside the bush. It's the same as using your own eyes really. Works in daylight, useful for things other than hunting, I.e. Heat leaks in our house, finding studs (works on some walls) kiwi spotting etx
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    More info re the extra lenses please

    Mentioned in all the literature in passing but have never seen the lenses listed separately and pricing etc.
    Have Helion xp 50 due to arrive from you via Gunworks around mid April and very interested in the xp28 style lens as an option.
    XP50 intended for big open SI country but the lower magnification lens might be ideal for some applications especially scanning for possums.

    I used the previous XQ50 for a couple of months last year and was delighted as to how it performed after having tried @223nut Flir the previous winter. The Flir was a complete waste of space ... no offence @223nut
    The factory have only just started to ship lenses and quantities are limited. We received around 20% of what we ordered which were all pre-sold. I know our next order is due next week, so I'll see what we have left.

    The interchangeable lenses work well for the XP, easy to swap. I'm a tad disappointed that we can't get 'spare' lenses for the XQ. I've tried, but the manufacturer refuses to supply. I think, it's because the lenses can be damaged if the force in removing and replacing them is placed upon the focussing mechanism. Also, it's quite a fine thread which can be crossed easily. Having said that, I don't know why they don't use the same bayonet mount for both sensor sizes. Maybe that for next year....

    The XP28 is brilliant for walking in the dark, and for use at close quarters. The field-of-view is massive.

    Incidentally, the Pulsar Helion XQ19 is being phased-out in favour of the Pulsar Helion XQ28. I have mixed feelings about this. For the same price, the XQ28 is better value, and will have better distance and identification characteristics, but I would still rather the 19mm lens for night shooting, as it's easier to walk around in the dark with. But market forces dictate design, and from experience, the majority are after better distance.
    Last edited by Yukon; 29-03-2018 at 06:28 PM. Reason: Forgot to mention
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    More info re the extra lenses please

    Mentioned in all the literature in passing but have never seen the lenses listed separately and pricing etc.
    Have Helion xp 50 due to arrive from you via Gunworks around mid April and very interested in the xp28 style lens as an option.
    XP50 intended for big open SI country but the lower magnification lens might be ideal for some applications especially scanning for possums.

    I used the previous XQ50 for a couple of months last year and was delighted as to how it performed after having tried @223nut Flir the previous winter. The Flir was a complete waste of space ... no offence @223nut
    Just received shipment of lenses, and we have 8 surplus 50mm lenses for the XP Helion. I can't remember how much these are, I will have to check the Pulsar MRRP. PM me, or drop an email ant@acad.co.nz

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    Dose/has anyone traveled international with one of these Pulsar units?
    Thinking of coming from the UK with mine and wondering what needs to be done, if anything.
    I’ll not be coming through the states!
    It's all fun and games till Darthvader comes along

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Dose/has anyone traveled international with one of these Pulsar units?
    Thinking of coming from the UK with mine and wondering what needs to be done, if anything.
    I’ll not be coming through the states!
    I had a mate visiting from UK last year, and he brought his with him . Not sure if he declared it as such though.
    Coming via good ole usa could add extra levels of sillyness
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Dose/has anyone traveled international with one of these Pulsar units?
    Thinking of coming from the UK with mine and wondering what needs to be done, if anything.
    I’ll not be coming through the states!
    To avoid any problems, apply for an export permit, visit this website for info:

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/controls-on-dual-use-goods

    Once you have your export license, you will not need an NZ import license. Also, if you require servicing, we can ask the manufacturer to accept this item for repair. You would at least be able to send it back to the UK distributor, but if we could add it to our monthly warranty returns, it would be quicker and less hassle.

    The UK export license is the same as European, but not sure how Brexit will change this. According to this report, controls are tightening, so best play by the rules:

    Commission report shows EU tightening its export control system for strategic products - Trade - European Commission

    Our products fall into the high-tech electronic catergory.

 

 

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