superslack wrote:The camera uses standard M12x0.5 board lenses. I have a 1/2" format C mount lens and adapter. I don't have any vignetting so I think I'm getting the full FOV advantage of the larger sensor.
It does have some foam in there behind the back plate, but I haven't had any electronic issue yet.
I plan to get Foxeer Night Wolf and compare to the Night Eagle, but that is likely a few months off.
Just got in the house from a little side by side test between the Night Eagle and the Night Wolf V2.
I used the same Pentax C61215KP f1.2 12mm 1/2" format lens on both cameras so each camera viewing was a couple minutes different. Unfortunately I don't have DVR yet. Without a doubt, the Night Eagle is WAY more low light sensitive than the Night Eagle V2.
I could easily see things 30 yards away with the Night Eagle with no IR assistance (some ambient sky light). With the Night Wolf V2, I had to add a considerable amount of IR and then the image would snap onto screen and be in focus.
The Night Eagle was able to provide good image with some noise with no IR. Add some IR and you have a nice sharp image. The Night Wolf V2 was dark, then a very noisy image with a decent amount of added IR, then a good image with no noise when enough IR was added.
Now, the Night Wolf V2 comes with a JST connector (I think that's what it's called) which I cut off to solder on a yellow composite video connector. I soldered the cable to the male portion of the connector. Pretty sure my connection is fine, but I've never spliced a video cable so not sure if that had something to do with it. The Night Eagle comes with a yellow composite video connector.