NIGHT VISION BE WARNED
BEFORE YOU BUY!!!
NAGSIG - VOOR JY KOOP!
From one person who has experience with NV and tested
good and bad models read this- you must be careful of
your choices, you won’t have another chance.
DO NOT BUY FROM STRANGERS WITHOUT DOING YOUR
HOMEWORK FIRST – GET INFO FROM A RELIABLE SOURCE
REFERRED TO YOU BY A PERSON THAT HAS NO TIES TO THE
ACTUAL POSSIBLE SALE
Here is a scenario, you go in a shop and see NV
equipment, you firstly stand a 99% chance the salesman
will not know much at all as now in SA we find many
people employed, are in positions other than because
of their knowledge if you get my meaning, so customer
relations, service has gone to hell.
So, you ask the salesman his / her advise and get
whatever answers, you are running a dangerous line
between being given good advice and being led astray
and ripped off by a salesman who just talks, says what
he or she has heard or read on the box that a NV unit
comes in, he sits in a job for little pay and isn’t
dedicated to the business at hand, all they want is a
sale and commission, so watch it!
DO NOT BUY NIGHT VISION
from a stranger or somebody who you can tell by his
answers is vague and not at all qualified. Night
Vision is a subject that’s requires a lot of technical
detail, and most local salesmen are not going to give
you that professional advice in a local down the road
shop, prove me wrong….DONT BUY NV equipment from a
shop selling general stuff – rather buy from a NV
expert dealing in NV equipment.
REMEMBER once you pay and walk out of the shop, that’s
it, if you get home and you are not happy, 99% of all
shops will NOT allow you to bring it back, we are
talking of equipment worth thousands, and most won’t
So, you walk in a shop, a young salesman in his teens
or early 20’s helps you, you ask him / her about the
models, from single tubes or double, technical info
etc, REMEMBER you cannot test it out to see what its
like, so you can easily have the wrong idea of what
light it throws or don’t throw. The salesman also must
throw light on the matter to help you (excuse the pun)
but most cannot as they just work in the shop and
don’t know much. If you buy a NV vision unit like you
see on most Hollywood movies, that you can see so
clear and far etc, if you plan to buy and think like
that you are in for a rude surprise, don’t look at
such movies and expect that result in real life.
So, you are confused by lots of things, totally thrown
in the deep end, and you need help. Example head
mounted 1 power NV is totally useless for jakkals nag
jag, it is not powerful, tubes to small, and light is
not good, it is made to drive in Hummers in wartime,
and you must also be careful in that application or
you can take a corner before you actually get their!
So, getting advice on NV before you buy is MOER
BELANGRIK!!! To many people, what they see in movies,
what they think NV can really do, and what money can
buy can be dangerous.
So, ALWAYS make sure you are directed to a
professional who can give you concrete hard facts
about the models, and tell you good from bad, and what
the unit can or can’t REALLY do – such a person
referred to you and a person you can trust.
If you don’t you will throw your money down the drain
and you will buy rubbish,
especially if you buy NIGHT VISION BLIND!
Do not take a chance.
I am not saying all salesmen are under qualified –
never did, but many are in local shops – be very
careful what they claim various models can do, reading
a box will not help you at all if you are trying to
getting hard true facts.
Knowing what various generation models can offer,
ranges, light, bad makes of NV and good and bad points
are necessary, and generally in a local shop you won’t
get this info easily. I personally met a guy in a
large outdoor shop, he knew ZERO about NV, it was
actually quite funny what he tried to put over as
knowledge, but this is dangerous to a buyer who has no
idea what to look for. I am in my opinion I would rate
myself as 95% qualified to steer a buyer in the
correct direction and will be able to answer most of
I am open to you if you want to ask questions, no
problem, as you can see by my site I promote and
believe in Cobra and Luna NV equipment, simply because
some of the models are top class and only a fool will
argue that point.
BUT do not buy blind and take a salesman’s word on it,
unless he seems to know his story, you want to test a
salesman? As him who makes the intensifier tubes on
the models inside the binoculars and do you get many
different manufacturers? If he knows that he is 30% of
the way to being classed as pretty well informed.
Before he answers you watch his face – it will tell
you within a second if he is knowledgeable or not.
I was born lucky, I have a built in radar, if I feel
in doubt it means there is doubt, if something is off
I get a feeling, but many people are taken for a ride
at some stage in life, so be careful, especially with
regards to NV, a buyer can be overwhelmed with all
makes and models.
You can call me anytime to discuss models and makes
etc, I will steer you in a correct direction. It is
better to speak to a person who knows about NV and the
good models and
NOT sell the stuff, if he is offering
advice and not selling then he has no financial link
to sales etc, if not me if you are referred to a
reliable source then great.
BUT be careful, go into it with your eyes and ears
open and don’t get led astray by smooth talking
many who are only interested in sales / commission and
not about service or advice.
I am open
to calls anytime if you are confused or need help.
I am not saying all salesmen / woman are bad,
uneducated or reflect them in a bad light, however
many are and this could cost a buyer dearly.
I say this often, to a jackal / predator hunter you
haven’t hunted at night until you try with good NV, it
is amazing and it opens up another world. BUT buy
right, get good advice and don’t take a chance with
what a person will spin you to make a sale, be
careful, NV is expensive, you must buy once and buy
HUMPHREY AS EXAMPLE
This is to just give a basic idea of a typical good
night vision unit, this is Humphrey, our family cat
(very loved and spoilt), as an example, look at his
eyes, caught here on infra red light from my trail
camera, this was taken at 5 metres, but this isn’t
about range, I want to show you his eyes, as you see
them in this image you must on a good set of night
vision pick up eyes like this at 300m easily, without
an extra IR laser etc just the built in IR sensor,
just this and the NV binocular on its own. If your
binocular can do this eye robot thing at 300m the
binocular you are using is at this stage passing the
test. You must see 2 eyes at 300m not one eye. With
general good NV you can pick up a predators eyes fast
while scanning with the binoculars, you don’t need any
The big difference between models, names and
generations is the image you can achieve at various
distances, this is the point that the binoculars all
begin to show huge differences, but at 300m on average
you should be able to spot eyes like this fast
As an example, in December 2009 I started using
another new set up, an infra red laser illumination
devise mounted on a binocular, Luna’s latest model, it
is awesome, and here is a reference from a client, who
bought the DVD on Night Vision we have , he bought the
same model as me from a person qualified to sell NV,
read what he says below, this was a client who had no
financial connection to me for any sale of Night
Vision, his opinion on the Luna with laser is as he