Lenses for spotter- yes again!

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Lenses for spotter- yes again!

Post by Trackerman » 13 Aug 2018, 22:01

Hi all,
Its been a while...

I have come across a 5-100mm CCTV lens, rated as f1.6, (plenty on fleebay).

e.g.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-100mm-F1-8 ... Sw9~5ZQ3pi


Has anyone tried one of these on a spotter?
It seems the same build and size as the 6-60mm.

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Re: Lenses for spotter- yes again!

Post by some bloke » 14 Aug 2018, 00:05

They're designed to be focused and zoom set up in a fixed location - such as a well lit car park, corridor or warehouse for example. Almost every time you change your viewing distance you will have to feck about with the focus at the very least.

There is a reason most sensible spotter builders use a primary (fixed zoom ) lens.
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Re: Lenses for spotter- yes again!

Post by Trackerman » 14 Aug 2018, 20:23

I see what you mean, very fiddly in the field, zoom and focus are nor easy to get right in the dark.

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Post by poppy mae » 14 Aug 2018, 21:46

As mentioned in the past , always found Yukon lenses ideal for a spotter....

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Post by reindeer » 19 Aug 2018, 19:57

I support Poppy Mae, Yukon 3x42 lens is the best way to go in combination with an e700 camera.
Even better is his way of fitting the Yukon lens to a floplast camera housing. I built quite a few of these and have only very satisfied users.
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Post by reindeer » 19 Aug 2018, 19:57

Doubled!
Last edited by reindeer on 20 Aug 2018, 07:19, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by poppy mae » 19 Aug 2018, 20:24

Cool , im still using the 5 x60 lens , works well ...... complements the thermal

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Post by reindeer » 20 Aug 2018, 07:22

For those who don't want a thermal or can't afford one, the e700/Yukon/T20 S spotter is the best way to go. It is so good that I changed the AS led for a less powerful S led because the AS was much too powerful and a complete overkill. I hardly ever use the high mode on the S pill.
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Re: Lenses for spotter- yes again!

Post by some bloke » 20 Aug 2018, 09:53

I'm having a senior moment - is this using a Yukon lens for the camera?
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Re: Lenses for spotter- yes again!

Post by poppy mae » 20 Aug 2018, 11:11

Yes , young David......

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