Category Archives: Comparison

Digital Night Vision. Has it arrived?

Digital night vision technology has come a long way in recent years and has become increasingly popular for a variety of purposes, including surveillance, hunting, and other outdoor activities. It works by sensing in low light conditions and then amplifying that available light via software to create an image. The resulting image is displayed on a screen, typically a LCD screen. Digital night vision devices are generally more affordable and easier to use compared to traditional analog night vision. However, the quality of the image may not be as good as that of traditional night vision devices, and they may not work as well in complete darkness.

In this video Isaac Botkin lays down another dissertation level analysis of the current state of digital night vision. Specifically the SiOnyx Opsin. Personally, I will continue to stay analog but the future of digital night vision looks.. bright.

Optics Magnifiers and You

Below is a comparison table of 19 different industry optics magnifiers. Specifically the add-on type that can be flipped-to-side when not needed. From the expensive to the … less expensive. I can’t claim credit for any of the research here. I was given this chart by someone who got it off of the Light-Fighter Manifesto discord server. Just passing it along. I am sure someone out there needs this.

Do Russian Lasers Blink?

While lazing my neighbors house the other night (as one does) I noticed my Zenitco Perst-4, when moving rapidly, would appear to have a blinking frequency. A slow enough frequency that I could see it. Hard science then took place as I grabbed a DBal i2 (9003) and tried to duplicate the results. So far only Perst (Russian) lasers seem to do this. None of the American or even Chinese lasers seem to do it. Anyone know why?

Is Flecktarn NIR Compliant?

UPDATE: This information has been transplanted to the master “Is It NiR Compliant” page.

There was a pretty good response to the somewhat of a joke-post about MultiDoge (DogeCam) being NIR compliant or not. So, why not make this an actual series and get something out of it? Hopefully I can post some of the more obscure and harder to find patterns that I have access to for those of you who make your own gear.

So, how did genuine Flecktarn material do under Infrared?

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Green and White Phosphor Night Vision. What’s the difference?

Night Vision used to always be green, right? That is certainly how I remember it. All of a sudden this pale bluish-white image started appearing in intensifier tubes and everybody had to have it. Is it better than green? The price it commands seems to think so.

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Is MultiDoge NIR?

Since S2 Underground and Garand Thumb both have videos circulating about NIR (Near Infrared) compliance of your gear and clothing 30MC figured it was time to do our part and find out the question that nobody has answered. Is MultiDoge (Sometimes known as “DogeCam”) NIR compliant? We put on the lab coats and went to work for you. The testing resulted in three images. Doge under white light, under NOD (night vision) and again under NOD but with the onboard illuminator turned on. After many minutes of date calculation and peer-review(ish) consultations we can firmly say…

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