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    Pulsar HD38s Tips and Battery Questions?

    Good evening,

    Managed to get my hands on the above mentioned imager. Any one have any tips for using it for spotting possums. I find the trees go really white when you have more sky than tree. What calibration modes have people found the best?
    Also anyone know of any good rechargeable AAA batts? Kind of like Maxtoch and their rebranded Panasonic. Just find the price of rechargeable in the shops a little much.

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    Trees will appear "hot" in the evening but at least you can see them, a possum at this time of year should stand out like all hell.
    Mornings are best for thermals when ambient and ground/foliage temps have dropped...makes defining the background more difficult but life sticks out better....same for rain 12hours steady rain makes everything the same temp.....except the animals which stick out like a sore sticking out thing but you cant see any background as it is all the same temp.

    IMO it should be used as a spotting aid
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    batteries I use are eneloop pro.
    make sure if you buy on trade me you get the latest generation and the smart charger

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    @veitnamcam cheers for that. Yeah i just went for a wander and used it to find the possums then lit them up with the maxtoch, saves flicking the light around in the trees at lot.

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    @andyanimal31 cheers for that will check them out, do you happen to have a link to this smart charger? Cheers.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics...1389062941.htm Like this then just purchase the AAA's? The AA's would be handy anyway. Or is there a better charger i could get from Aliexpress or the like such that would do the Maxtoch 18650/AA/AAA? That tell's you how full. I remember someone posting a link to a NZ company that sold them for a reasonable price but i can't remember where or who did.
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    I use eneloop pro in my xq38, trees are white but can still see possums, better in the morning though, I use d4 digi charger from aliexpress, charges my AA, AAA and 18650


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    Yes if you point it to high and get to much sky in the viewer things get out of sync. Agree eneloop pros last very well.
    I use number 7? white hot with slightly red hue background. , I dont loose as much night vision in the eye im useing with that setting.


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    I use eneloop pro in my xq38, trees are white but can still see possums, better in the morning though, I use d4 digi charger from aliexpress, charges my AA, AAA and 18650


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    Quote Originally Posted by sneeze View Post
    Yes if you point it to high and get to much sky in the viewer things get out of sync. Agree eneloop pros last very well.
    I use number 7? white hot with slightly red hue background. , I dont loose as much night vision in the eye im useing with that setting.




    2016 ORIGINAL Nitecore D4 SMART BATTERY CHARGER & 1 YEAR WARRANTLY | Trade Me

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    I have the same charger. Had it a couple years but only charged 18650 batts in it.

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    I find that it is easier to look through my non shooting eye to stop loss of night vision with my thermal also have the nitecore d4 and eneloop batteries
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    yep that would do it!

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    Thanks for the help. Will get some batteries on order.
    Quite impressed being easily able to see sheep at over 500m

    Will look into changing the settings @sneeze thanks.




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    Quote Originally Posted by carlhurley View Post
    I find that it is easier to look through my non shooting eye to stop loss of night vision with my thermal also have the nitecore d4 and eneloop batteries
    Shootings fine as theres normally sun on a stick (maxtoch) lighting up the region, its fumbling with stuff and stumbling around that I find annoying with one eye white out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sneeze View Post
    Shootings fine as theres normally sun on a stick (maxtoch) lighting up the region, its fumbling with stuff and stumbling around that I find annoying with one eye white out.
    You stumble around without having your eyes impaired

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    You stumble around without having your eyes impaired

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    Yes that is true, especially around the keyboard,
    theres a fair bit of me thats impaired these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyanimal31 View Post
    batteries I use are eneloop pro.
    make sure if you buy on trade me you get the latest generation and the smart charger

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    Yea - ditto this

 

 

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