Yukon Photon Extreme DIY enhancement Library.

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Radagast
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Yukon Photon Extreme DIY enhancement Library.

Postby Radagast » 14 Feb 2016, 06:48

This thread is intended to be a central source for threads about the Extreme conversion to the Yukon Photon.
Q:What is a Photon Extreme?
A: It is a Yukon Photon or Yukon Photon XT dedicated digital night vision scope that has had the front lens assembly removed, and an aftermarket adapter fitted that accepts commercial camera lens. These lenses provide better resolution and or magnification than the OEM lens.
Q: What lens can be fitted?
A: Adapters are available for the M42 Pentax screw mount, Canon EF bayonet mount and the C mount. For more info read the threads below.
Q: Who manufactures the adapters?
A: SRB Grittuns, a camera house. Read the threads below.
Q: who provides the lenses?
A: Ebay, Gumtree etc. The lens used tend to be second hand, high quality, manual focus Prime (non zoom) lenses. For more info read the threads below.
Q: How do I....?
A: Read the threads below.
Q: My question isn't answered in the linked threads. How do I?
A: Start a new thread in DIY Night Vision.

Original design work by Lenny.sch:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11280
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12025
viewtopic.php?t=11986
viewtopic.php?f=30&t=11429

Where to buy adapters:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?t=12810
Note: SRB Grittuns may not be offering the Cannon and C Mount lens adaptors any longer:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16761
C Mount adapter:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=13847
My C mount adapter did not focus and had minimal thread contact. Mallow has designed a better unit:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14474
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15304
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16163
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=16259

Canon mount adapter:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13684

Use of Extreme during daylight:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=14124

Video:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14384
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14317&p=121635#p121474
viewtopic.php?t=11986
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qafZon1 ... e=youtu.be



Lens discussion:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13701
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13848
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13404
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13750
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13373
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=6999
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?t=12513
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7039
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=14276
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=15868
Not all lenses work:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14434

Takumar lenses can be serviced to prevent point of aim shift:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=16715

Discussion of recoil force on Futon, Broom Pro, Photon Extreme & Scopeless lens:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=12916
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=9357&start=10#p84349
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=8833
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=11780

Discussion of effectiveness:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13609
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14008
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14267

Using multiple adapters on the same scope:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14175

Does the adapter need an O ring?
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14433

Using the Nightmaster torch with the Extreme conversion:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14414

Photons sometimes come with the lens carrying head out of alignment with the mounting tube. This can be sorted by shimming fixed mounts, using adjustable mounts, or by clamping the scope tube, then loosening and adjusting the scope head.

Custom windage scope adjustable mounts:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=15311

Commercial windage and elevation adjustable mounts:
viewtopic.php?t=4943
viewtopic.php?t=7745
viewtopic.php?t=10569
viewtopic.php?t=13032

Adjusting the lens head:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=15489&start=20
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15348&p=128505#p128505

Breaking the seal on the OEM lens to allow replacement with extreme adapter
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=15489
Last edited by Radagast on 20 Mar 2017, 11:30, edited 22 times in total.

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Re: Yukon Photon Extreme Library.

Postby jdk1 » 14 Feb 2016, 07:12

Nice one radders :clap:

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Re: Yukon Photon Extreme Library.

Postby fizzbangwhallop » 14 Feb 2016, 12:12

Brilliant Radders!!

Saves a lot of hunting :thumbup:

Fizz
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A correct grip on the butt & cheekweld is imperative for accurate shooting....but, heck.....I just like posting. :crazy: :lol:

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Re: Yukon Photon Extreme Library.

Postby baffled » 14 Feb 2016, 16:42

Well done Mr. Radagast,

I really do think that the post of SENIOR librarian is only a matter of time.

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Re: Yukon Photon Extreme Library.

Postby Barmyfarmer » 28 Feb 2016, 20:35

Bought a 6.5 photon, bought the adapter and a couple of lenses, now I just hope I can get the front off the photon!!

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Re: Yukon Photon Extreme Library.

Postby 7700 » 29 Feb 2016, 08:37

go for it ,sits nice and low on the rifle not used my drone now for a couple of months after doing the photon.had it the other night checking some new loads (223) on an inside out crisp packet out to 270 yards with a blacksun t20 might have to try a sunranger some day, but the small t20 fit so nice on the photon out a truck window

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Re: Yukon Photon Extreme Library.

Postby some bloke » 29 Feb 2016, 13:08

Good reading - librarian. :angel:
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Re: Yukon Photon Extreme DIY enhancement Library.

Postby Brooksy » 11 Mar 2016, 23:33

Well boys, I got the adapter, got the 55mm lens and bunged it together today, work was quiet with nowt to do but pick a fight with the union which always makes me think of shooting for some reason so I went home before I regretted it. :D

So I set up a 30 yard range at home and zeroed the Photon, bloody hell, it's the first time I've been able to see where the POI is at 30 yards, with the original lens I've always had to leave the gun clamped in the bench and hike to the target. Within 10 minutes I was bang on the money with a stunning sight picture.

This little mod works gents, give it a whirl !!
You won't regret it for a second.

Thanks fellas.

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