DIY digital NV spotter library

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DIY digital NV spotter library

Postby Radagast » 28 Feb 2016, 08:16

Q: So what is a digital spotter?
A: A digital night vision scope used to spot game. A digital spotter is not weapons mounted, it can be hand held, truck mounted, car mounted or tripod mounted.
Q: So what are the parameters?
A: Its digital. It spots game. Its hand made. There are a wide variety of builds.
Q: I want to build my own but don't have a clue.
A: UKNVF member Some Bloke sells parts and complete hand held and truck mounted spotters based on a 5 inch LCD screen. Otherwise read the threads below and see what takes your fancy.
Q: I don't want to build one, I just want to buy one and go shooting.
A: There are a variety of commercial units available, they are not the subject of this thread. The designs shown in Some Bloke's threads can usually be purchased from him as complete units.

Michael40's conversion of a Bresser spotter to screen:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1662

22-250jock's conversion of a Bresser spotter to screen:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1785
&
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9956

Bouncer's conversion of Yukon Ranger to truck mount:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=6674

Dazz's conversion of a Bresser spotter to screen:
viewtopic.php?t=8963

Some Bloke's hand held spotter:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14062
Earlier version:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?t=7663
Some Bloke's guide to building a screened spotter:
Original: viewtopic.php?t=8646
Updated: http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?t=10762
Some Bloke's E700 camera to M42 lens adapters:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13493
How to fit the M42 adapter:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=13536
Old adapter threads:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?t=10718
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10600
Some Bloke's E700 camera to C mount adapters:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9998
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=10547
Some Bloke's battery / monitor boxes.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10939
Some Bloke's roof mounted spotter:
viewtopic.php?t=10778
Some Bloke's truck spotter:
viewtopic.php?t=12380
viewtopic.php?t=13167
Some Bloke's twin screen spotter:
viewtopic.php?t=10630
Some Blokes original Watec build with parts list:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=767

Amplegirthage's Steam Punk spotter:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=11710
Andrewlukes hand held spotter using interchangeable Yukon lenses:
viewtopic.php?t=10380
AirRifleSports' Near Eye Display round the neck spotter:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?t=8587
ArAKern's NV Navigator MK III:
viewtopic.php?t=10218
Biffo's Biffo Spotter Mk1:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7619

Blueeyes' build using Ali Express Miracle Cottage bullet cam and Gypo's camera housing tube:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=8355
Brandy66's Near Eye Display build:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?t=13815
Dazz's hand held spotter using Bresser lens:
viewtopic.php?t=8892
Dirt1427's builds:
viewtopic.php?t=7586
Near eye display: viewtopic.php?t=7692
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=5814
Fettler's build:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=3221
Foxkillerdave's build:
viewtopic.php?t=7608
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=6575
Genisis22's Near Eye Display spotters:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=2902
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=3391
Gypo's build:
viewtopic.php?t=7476
Hamish's roof spotter:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=8154
Hardtail's build:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=14199
jfkenpowmans' build:
viewtopic.php?t=10945
Jirka's board camera build:
viewtopic.php?t=8161
Jirka's 3D design threads:
viewtopic.php?t=10215
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=11832
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=12842
Kevgun's Night Buster pan & tilt spotter:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=12841
Kevgun's custom E700 to C mount adapter.
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?t=13333
Lenny.sch's 3D printed Mega Spotter:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=11524
& Pan and Tilt spotter:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=6575&p=62357#p62357
Lightmesser's Spottaper v1:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7202
Mark.postle's Camera conversion:
viewtopic.php?t=10311
Marky610's builds:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=2948
Mart1n's build:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=6197
Mgladwin's build:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1624
Mr Newbie's Just Another Gadget handheld spotter:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=12793
Mr Newbie's wireless proof of concept E190 add on and Effio V remote spotter:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=13606
Nitro Joe's Nitro Spotter MK1.5:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=5486
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5682
Poppy Mae's builds:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14274
viewtopic.php?t=4775
Near Eye Display: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=11138
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=10838
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=6879
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3137&p=29989#p29989
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=14297

Pesca's build:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=2952
Phoenix' truck spotters:
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1082
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=948&start=10#p16868
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2506
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=2898
Phoenix' hand held spotter:
viewtopic.php?t=983
Phoenix Near Eye Display spotter:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=5813
Rodp's DIY Spotter MK1 & 2, using Watec 660 camera:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=3253
Saggy61's hand held spotter using Watec camera and picatinny rail mount:
viewtopic.php?t=8892#p80374
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=5179
Sika Stag's build:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=3052
Slimbo'1973's builds:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=5485
viewtopic.php?t=10563
Watec camera and picatinny rail mount:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=4386
Snapper's near eye build:
viewtopic.php?t=10439
Sunndog's truck spotter:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=6590
sverou12 & Ptitscarabe52 3D design thread:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=14258
Torchwood's builds:
Near Eye Display: http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic ... 29&t=10776
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13750
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?t=11073
viewtopic.php?t=10151
Using Miracle Cottage bullet cam and Gypos custom camera housing tube:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7806
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8554
viewtopic.php?t=9481
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=11209
viewtopic.php?t=10234
Weebster's build:
viewtopic.php?t=7775
Near eye:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=6607

Jirka's universal holder for E700 camera & M42 or C Mount adapter:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=9858
Jirka is not a Trader member, so contact him via PM or Email for availability.

Gypo's camera housing tube for Aliexpress Miracle Cottage bullet camera:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7774
viewtopic.php?t=8622
Gypo is not a Trader member, so contact him via PM or Email for availability.


Kevgun's custom aluminum E700 C mount E700 housing:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=13333
Kevgun is not a Trader member, so contact him via PM or email for availability.

DIY E700 spotter compared to Bresser commercial spotter:
viewtopic.php?t=11343

Discussion of roof mounted pan and tilt spotters:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10837
viewtopic.php?t=11147
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2506
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=11209
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=6590
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=12841
viewtopic.php?t=8696
viewtopic.php?t=10548

Camera and lens for night vision driving:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=12078

Lens discussion:
Use of Yukon NV monocular lens for spotters:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=11921

Crash course in lenses for Scopeless builds:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic ... 29&t=12513

135mm F2.8 Chinon discussed:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=9314

Samyang 85mm F1.4, Cosmicar 75mm F1.4, Zenit 100m F1.5 discussed:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=8962

Cosmicar 75mm F1.4 C mount lens discussed:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13373

Pentax 75mm F1.4 C mount lens discussed:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic ... 29&t=14466

Weights of popular lenses:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic ... 29&t=11646

M42 vs CS. Focal Length vs Magnification. Zoom vs Prime (fixed) lens discussed:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=4082

Focal length Vs Magnification:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=9902

SLR lenses discussed:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=6999

Suitable SLR lenses. F Stop explained:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7822
viewtopic.php?t=11778
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9572#p85671
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-number
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7039

Why the 85mm Zenit IR lens is not usable for DIY NV:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=12248

Why some SLR lens will not hold POA/POI when focused and how to spot them:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=12365

Ebay 'Fujian' 50mm F1.4 C mount lenses are crap:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8070

M42 F1.8 Pentacon 50mm lens:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=13218&start=10#p113398

Effective shooting range of different lenses:
viewtopic.php?t=7963

Estimating magnification:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=6051
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7843
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=14019

Jirka's comparison of multiple lens:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=10199

Jirka recommends a cheap 6-60mm F1.6 CS varifocal lens:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=9902#p88227
& Foxkillerdave finds the E700 case needs trimming to make it work:
viewtopic.php?t=7362
& Some Bloke gives his opinion:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=10371&start=20#p92679

5-100mm F1.8 CS Lapsun varifocal lens:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=13218

5-100mm F1.6 CS Stock Optics varifocal lens:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=3918

In depth discussion of spotter lenses:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=8060

Cosmicar F1.8 12.5-75mm zoom lenses:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8420

Fujica F1.2 12.5-75mm zoom lens &
Sony F1.8 12.5-75mm zoom lens:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=8937

F1.4 C Mount vs F1.8 SLR test, cheap CCTV lens discussed.
viewtopic.php?t=9426

Lenses for scopeless - SLR, CCTV or something else?
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7830

Difference between 50mm and 55mm M42 lens:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=9721

Cheap CCTV lens under perform when compared to similar M42 & TV lenses.
viewtopic.php?t=9572&start=10

Stock E700 lens is not suitable for a spotter:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=11636

Varifocal lenses for spotters:
viewtopic.php?t=10275
viewtopic.php?t=7517

Not all M42 lenses are the same quality:
viewtopic.php?t=10203

Lens doublers are a bad idea for night vision applications:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=8268&start=10#p75534




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Lens adapter threads:
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Gypo's camera housing tube for Aliexpress Miracle Cottage bullet camera:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7774
&
viewtopic.php?t=8622

Jirka's Universal E700 camera holder/lens adapter, good for project box builds:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=9858

Using commercial M42 to C mount, C mount to S mount adapters:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7345

Focusing a 135mm M42 lens fitted to C mount adapter, fitted to Some Bloke C mount scopeless tube:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic ... 29&t=12365

Use of IR filters to prevent day/night focus shift:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14626
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=10454
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=11678
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=14510
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1397

Stronger M42 to C mount adapter:
viewtopic.php?t=11887
Note the link in the thread is to a T mount to C mount adapter, this has the wrong thread for an M42 lens. Contact the seller and ask for an M42 to C mount adapter. Or ask SRB Grittuns who provide the Photon Extreme adapters to manufacture one.

Cutting back the EJ230 camera to fit a CS mount adapter:
viewtopic.php?t=6024

Battery discussion:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=2699
18650 batteries, use of, life span:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=6982
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7538
viewtopic.php?t=9809
viewtopic.php?t=11260
Wiring diagram for screen, IR & camera of same batteries:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=12661
Interference running IR and screen off same battery:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=12338
Battery level OSD:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=10565

Screen discussions:
Why we recommend Sure24 for screens - a lot of Ebay sellers don't provide the correct item.
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=8706
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic ... 29&t=13738
Rolaids tests screens and glasses:
viewtopic.php?t=3320
Use of colored theatre gel filter and computer privacy screens to reduce screen glare:
viewtopic.php?t=8824
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10939&p=96376
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=5300
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=5314
viewtopic.php?t=4120

Screen dead? Camera must be switched on and video cable plugged in.:
viewtopic.php?t=6069
Screen turning off or flickering under recoil:
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic ... 29&t=11780
Screen flicker problem:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=11156
Screen interference caused by torch:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=10439
TE968H DVR locks up:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=2719
Smart phones & tablets will not work as screens, may work as DVRs:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=4999
viewtopic.php?t=7158
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=12626

Wireless DVR as screen:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7704
http://nightvisionforumuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=6906

Use of a loupe over screen:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=9103
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=3120
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=10997
viewtopic.php?t=8113
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Re: DIY digital NV spotter library

Postby sunndog » 07 Apr 2016, 00:12

Fellas, this is a sticky for information only. Please go into the d.i.y night vision section and start a new thread with any questions you may have


Cheers.......adam
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viewtopic.php?f=35&t=2333

when asking for advice, please include what n.v device and/or illumination you already have (if any) and what rifles you intend to use them on...cheers


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