ATN 3x50mm Night Spirit Gen 2 Night Vision Monocular - A Top Buy!November 22, 2010
ATN Night Vision is extremely popular for hunting and home security, but we're seeing more and more interest in night vision goggles for other uses too. Outdoor activities, such as boating, camping, and even paint-balling (playing paint-ball at night is getting really popular, and night vision is quickly becoming standard equipment!) and other purposes like neighborhood watches have seen night vision explode in popularity.
So long as your expectations are right, you'll really love your night vision. No, you will not be able to see a thumbtack 1,000 yards away with Gen 2 night vision. But you will be able to tell the difference between a dog and a cat at 150 yards (unless it's one of those dogs that is basically a canine cat, that can be tough.) The more ambient light you have (moonlight) the farther and clearer you will see. Night Vision works by intensifying available light, so the more light you have, the better the image. In the absence of any light, the ATN 3x50mm Night Spirit Night Vision Monocular does have a powerful IR emitter that will provide infrared light that your night-vision monocular can pick up, but doesn't alert animals or other people.
One of the best characteristics of the ATN Night Spirit Gen 2+ Night-Vision Monocular is the size of the unit. At about three-quarters of a pound and only being around 6.5" by 2" by 4", it doesn't take a lot of space, nor does it add a lot of weight to your kit. It is waterproof, rugged, durable, and has a limited lifetime warranty from ATN. For under $1,000, you won't find a better buy in Gen 2+ Night Vision.
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