I'm looking into buying a pair of nightvision binoculars for use on a boat. A friend once demonstrated how useful it can be during night-time approach to shore and similar. In any case, I've browsed a bit and seen many options, however I'm looking for quality and longetivity, as in the binocs should last a few years and have decent night-vision illumination capabilities.
Seeing how this is the outdoors board, it seems the best place to find people who had to purchase a pair sometime, and would know which brands are good and which to avoid.
Do you have any reccomendations? Price range is up to 1500$, preferably less, as I don't need military grade binocs, just decent magnification and night-vision.
Someone is going to look at the women camp.
We have GPS now, you can drive your boat in the fog.
Binoculars won't help you to drive a boat.
If you really drive boats at night in unmapped area, you are looking for spots. The battery of your boat can support a lot of them.
Thanks for the non-advice.
Also what the hell is a woman camp? If you mean a nude camp, there's plenty around, and no, that is not my intention.
GPS is inaccurate to 50m, and seeing is better.
Buy a good one, GPS is accurate to a meter, and the unbridled GPSs receivers of the army are even more accurate.
If you want to see at night, lamps are what you need. If you really want to drive a boat all lamps off, any NV google are fine, even the "cheap" ones, but it does not worth a lamp.
If you have a kayak, frontal are good.
If you are looking for cheap and durable you will probably want one with a digital amplifier, tube based amplifiers are better, but much less durable and the less costly early generations are prone to dying if you expose them too too much light.
Do you need binocular vision, or would you be fine with a rangefinder/scope? Because I know those are often decently rugged, can be stored more easily in a shock proof/waterproof container and all that.
Can't recommend any brands though I'm afraid, I'm just going off what I have heard from people who know their shit.
I'd prefer binoculars to a scope, although both are viable.
GPS is accurate, but when approaching a shore /marina at night time, it's sometimes hard to navigate by lights only, especially if you're approaching a city center marina, with loads of other lights behind the actual entrance. In this case the background is generally dark, and you'll have a hard time determining the lighthouses/signalization. Spotlights would also not help in this case, as the ship is not a commercial tanker capable of fielding 0.5m sized spots to illuminate the area properly. Either way, I'm looking more for brand names, not advice how to pilot a boat or why NOT to get a night-scope/binocs.
ITT makes this bright yellow search and rescue gen 3 night vision that you can get for around $700 on ebay.
Besides that then look at pvs 7 or pvs 14.
I recommend getting a good IR flashlight to use with any gen nods you get.
Hey Pablo, don't you try landing your cocaine at night, it's not going to make much difference, those go fast boats show up on radar! If I was you I would land your cocaine during the day preferably when the fishing fleets are returning before dark, gives you a bit of cover.
A sub is much more expensive than a NV google.
I don't think he is from a cartel because then, he would just buy the more expensive one without looking at how good it is.
See the third eye on your picture? It is a frontal lamp. It just emit a light that the human eye can not see, and the binoculars are basically just changing the wave length of the light.
If you don't care about other people seeing you, get a frontal.
>Cocaine is delivered via sub, boats are for the poor
possibly huge amounts for subs, you can sit on the beach on Aruba and watch boats come over from Venezuela. They'll toss packages over, a dude on a bike with a backpack will wade out and put the shit in the backpack and pedal off. Seen it many times.
OP, you don't need no stinkin night vision. They do that shit all day long.