Field test of my home made NV

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Field test of my home made NV

Post by AirRifleSport » 22 Feb 2013, 23:46

Here is a video of my CCTV NV setup used in the field.
The camera is a cheap Sony Super HAD II with 0.01 LUX, as seen on my other video here. Obviously no match for the Watec but I am sure you agree that it is OK for air rifle ranges. :)

Sorry about the shaking and fast movement on the video. My arms got tired quickly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vSBKVF6NNM

I have yet to find out better settings in the camera. :mrgreen:
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Re: Field test of my home made NV

Post by weebster » 23 Feb 2013, 00:15

Is that the hawke 10x half mill dot ret?

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Re: Field test of my home made NV

Post by AirRifleSport » 23 Feb 2013, 00:19

weebster wrote:Is that the hawke 10x half mill dot ret?
Yes.
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Re: Field test of my home made NV

Post by some bloke » 23 Feb 2013, 03:50

That looks excellent for a super HAD 1/3" sensor cam, I'm presuming it's a day/nite bullet jobbie? It just goes to show how people waste their money on a 1/2" mono watec if they are going to view generous light levels through a 1/3" lens. :thumbup:

What was the aspheric lens size, what would you say is the reliable shooting distance of that set up and could you be more specific about the scope because that seems exceptional at 10 mag. What time of the night and sky conditions were there?
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Re: Field test of my home made NV

Post by paulham » 23 Feb 2013, 09:07

Can you post up a link for the camera please

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Re: Field test of my home made NV

Post by AirRifleSport » 23 Feb 2013, 15:52

some bloke wrote:That looks excellent for a super HAD 1/3" sensor cam, I'm presuming it's a day/nite bullet jobbie? It just goes to show how people waste their money on a 1/2" mono watec if they are going to view generous light levels through a 1/3" lens. :thumbup:

What was the aspheric lens size, what would you say is the reliable shooting distance of that set up and could you be more specific about the scope because that seems exceptional at 10 mag. What time of the night and sky conditions were there?
OK... Here we go.

The camera is this one:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/700TVL-1-3-SO ... fd2&_uhb=1

The lens is a 16 mm.
The torch is the NightMaster 800 IR. The aspheric lens is 50 mm.

The scope is Hawke Sidewinder 3-12x50 1/2 mildot @ 10 times mag. with the tube diameter of 30 mm.

Video taken on the 16th Feb 2013, late evening, conditions overcast and a sliver of moon shine maybe about 1/10 of a full moon (sorry but don't know how to describe it. Maybe there is a place on the net that can tell you what size the moon was that night). Almost no moon.

The reliability of shooting range is subjective to all various factors; visibility, backstop, terrain, etc...
I have not enough experience with a proper firearm as I only shoot my air rifle but 200 metres at a magnification of 6x and in combination with the 16 mm lens seems good to me as I can see some background terrain. So far my longest shot using this setup with my air rifle is around the 60 metres mark, that is using a bipod attached to the rifle.

Today I went back to the location and used my laser range finder and realised that the distance to the telegraph pole was wrong, it should be 49 metres not 40, I measured from the wrong tree. The distance from the tree I was sat at to the far hedge is actually 355 metres ( behind the 2 hares).

Another thing... The camera has been adjusted with the OSD to be more sensitive than the standard settings. This means that if I want to use the camera in the day time, I have to "reset" it otherwise you can see nothing but a white screen (overexposed).

Hope this helps. :)
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Re: Field test of my home made NV

Post by some bloke » 23 Feb 2013, 17:52

AirRifleSport wrote:
some bloke wrote:That looks excellent for a super HAD 1/3" sensor cam, I'm presuming it's a day/nite bullet jobbie? It just goes to show how people waste their money on a 1/2" mono watec if they are going to view generous light levels through a 1/3" lens. :thumbup:

What was the aspheric lens size, what would you say is the reliable shooting distance of that set up and could you be more specific about the scope because that seems exceptional at 10 mag. What time of the night and sky conditions were there?
OK... Here we go.

The camera is this one:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/700TVL-1-3-SO ... fd2&_uhb=1

The lens is a 16 mm.
The torch is the NightMaster 800 IR. The aspheric lens is 50 mm.

The scope is Hawke Sidewinder 3-12x50 1/2 mildot @ 10 times mag. with the tube diameter of 30 mm.

Video taken on the 16th Feb 2013, late evening, conditions overcast and a sliver of moon shine maybe about 1/10 of a full moon (sorry but don't know how to describe it. Maybe there is a place on the net that can tell you what size the moon was that night). Almost no moon.

The reliability of shooting range is subjective to all various factors; visibility, backstop, terrain, etc...
I have not enough experience with a proper firearm as I only shoot my air rifle but 200 metres at a magnification of 6x and in combination with the 16 mm lens seems good to me as I can see some background terrain. So far my longest shot using this setup with my air rifle is around the 60 metres mark, that is using a bipod attached to the rifle.

Today I went back to the location and used my laser range finder and realised that the distance to the telegraph pole was wrong, it should be 49 metres not 40, I measured from the wrong tree. The distance from the tree I was sat at to the far hedge is actually 355 metres ( behind the 2 hares).

Another thing... The camera has been adjusted with the OSD to be more sensitive than the standard settings. This means that if I want to use the camera in the day time, I have to "reset" it otherwise you can see nothing but a white screen (overexposed).

Hope this helps. :)
yup, good info there. I suspected it would be an effio model as my super had was nowhere near as good as that.

It's probably an optical delusion but the sensor on that board looks off line to the lens fixing holes. Its probably just my knack of pickung up things that look wrong but might not be.

The moon stage is at the top of this forum but another one is here: http://www.dacre.net/moon/moonphase.html

The 50mm objective lens will be helping a bit.

How much did you slow the shutter down by, I don't recall seeing any trails or frame lagging.

Questions questions que... :lol: :crazy:
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Re: Field test of my home made NV

Post by AirRifleSport » 23 Feb 2013, 18:32

some bloke wrote:
AirRifleSport wrote:
some bloke wrote:That looks excellent for a super HAD 1/3" sensor cam, I'm presuming it's a day/nite bullet jobbie? It just goes to show how people waste their money on a 1/2" mono watec if they are going to view generous light levels through a 1/3" lens. :thumbup:

What was the aspheric lens size, what would you say is the reliable shooting distance of that set up and could you be more specific about the scope because that seems exceptional at 10 mag. What time of the night and sky conditions were there?
OK... Here we go.

The camera is this one:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/700TVL-1-3-SO ... fd2&_uhb=1

The lens is a 16 mm.
The torch is the NightMaster 800 IR. The aspheric lens is 50 mm.

The scope is Hawke Sidewinder 3-12x50 1/2 mildot @ 10 times mag. with the tube diameter of 30 mm.

Video taken on the 16th Feb 2013, late evening, conditions overcast and a sliver of moon shine maybe about 1/10 of a full moon (sorry but don't know how to describe it. Maybe there is a place on the net that can tell you what size the moon was that night). Almost no moon.

The reliability of shooting range is subjective to all various factors; visibility, backstop, terrain, etc...
I have not enough experience with a proper firearm as I only shoot my air rifle but 200 metres at a magnification of 6x and in combination with the 16 mm lens seems good to me as I can see some background terrain. So far my longest shot using this setup with my air rifle is around the 60 metres mark, that is using a bipod attached to the rifle.

Today I went back to the location and used my laser range finder and realised that the distance to the telegraph pole was wrong, it should be 49 metres not 40, I measured from the wrong tree. The distance from the tree I was sat at to the far hedge is actually 355 metres ( behind the 2 hares).

Another thing... The camera has been adjusted with the OSD to be more sensitive than the standard settings. This means that if I want to use the camera in the day time, I have to "reset" it otherwise you can see nothing but a white screen (overexposed).

Hope this helps. :)
yup, good info there. I suspected it would be an effio model as my super had was nowhere near as good as that.

It's probably an optical delusion but the sensor on that board looks off line to the lens fixing holes. Its probably just my knack of pickung up things that look wrong but might not be.

The moon stage is at the top of this forum but another one is here: http://www.dacre.net/moon/moonphase.html

The 50mm objective lens will be helping a bit.

How much did you slow the shutter down by, I don't recall seeing any trails or frame lagging.

Questions questions que... :lol: :crazy:

Yeah! Looking at the picture it does show the sensor off position... Mine must be the same because the camera housing does not line up with the battery compartment; I have to rotate the camera housing a tad when inserted on the scope tube so to display the cross air level.

The shutter... It's on auto as far as I recall. I did change lots of settings... Experimenting to see what works best... Then save it all but mainly I changed the brightness, contrast, and sharpness.

If I reset the camera to default settings, I get a grainy picture but don't know exactly what causes this so i tend to make little changes every time I use it.

Must make a proper note of each menu screens and settings soon, as a back up, as I am happy at the moment but maybe... :)

There is no lag with this board. I have bee tempted to buy a Starlight camera off the bay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130656930979? ... 1423.l2649

But it seems that in order to achieve 0.001lux you'll need the Sense Up set to max. Or am I wrong?
On the Tube, the test video shows to much jitteriness when on Sense Up, rendering the camera useless for hunting in my opinion.

The problem I have with my camera is the actual alignment on the holder... It is a bit skewed but I tend to compensate it by moving the all unit within the scope tube an I believe that this is the reason why I get some dark section on the video. My stuff is only held by hot glue... Plenty of :lol:
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Re: Field test of my home made NV

Post by AirRifleSport » 02 Mar 2013, 15:02

I was asked to share the camera settings of my set up. So here they are: :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwIXpcd_ ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Field test of my home made NV

Post by Jam1e » 10 Mar 2013, 10:29

Nice footage and cracking distance mate! :thumbup:
Love the music to. Reminds me of 70's porn films! :lol: "Cough" So i've been told anyhow.... :eh:

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