Ward D Vision 800 - Further improvements

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Re: Ward D Vision 800 - Further improvements

Postby cliveward » 27 Jul 2017, 12:47

Percyallen wrote:Hello Clive,
Reading the above posts from you I would have expected a delivery from you by now, I ordered on 14th June, my order number is 18772446, is there any chance you could give me an update, kind regards Percy Allen.


Hi Percy,

Replied to your e-mail. :thumbup:


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Re: Ward D Vision 800 - Further improvements

Postby Percyallen » 27 Jul 2017, 12:52

Cheers Clive

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Ward D Vision 800 - Further improvements

Postby blcouch » 05 Aug 2017, 22:02

Thank you. Never mind.
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WT1-75 3

Postby slimbo1973 » 12 Aug 2017, 11:02

Hi Clive

Do you have these in stock and if so how much and how long to wait ?

Are they better than the XP50 trail ?

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Re: Ward D Vision 800 - Further improvements

Postby Radagast » 13 Aug 2017, 04:05

Slimbo1973:
Wrong thread, but Phoenix, the resident techie has covered this in several threads
and the answer is buy the WT, not the Pulsar:
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=17156
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=16971
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=16363

This is the meat and potatos:
Just had a quick look at the specs of the XP50 trail (640x480) and the XQ 50 trail (384x288)
In terms of detection range, the current Apex XD75 is still the best!!!
Hornady - since all 3 scopes used the same OLED display, the magnification is defined by the diameter of the objective lens and the physical size of the sensor - NTSC/PAL doesn't come into it
Of the 2 new scopes, I think the XQ50 trail will be better value for money (640x480 sensors are a LOT more expensive than 384x288)
A quick way to compare the detection capability of any thermal is to divide the pixel size by the focal length of the objective lens.
This is known as the instantaneous field of view (IFOV)
The number you get is in milliradians (mrad - like some scope turrets) and the smaller the number, the longer the detection range for a given size of target
The Apex XD thermals use a 25 micron pixel sensor and the new Trail thermals (XQ and XP) use a 17 micron sensor
So, the old Apex XD75 has an IFOV of 0.333 mrad, and both the Trail XP50 and the Trail XQ50 have an IFOV of 0.34mrad.
i.e all 3 are virtually identical and none nearly as good as a WT1-75-3 which has an IFOV of 0.22mrad
The new Trail thermal have some significant improvements in terms of the battery pack, video and wifi, but they will NOT give you a clearer image of a potential target than the current XD75, and they will certainly not be better than the WT1-75-3 or WT1-75-6.

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Re: WT1-75 3

Postby phoenix » 13 Aug 2017, 08:21

slimbo1973 wrote:Hi Clive

Do you have these in stock and if so how much and how long to wait ?

Are they better than the XP50 trail ?

Thanks
Stew


The Ward 800 is a rear night vision add-on which uses infra red light to illuminate the target
The Trail XP50 is dedicated thermal rifle scope
You can't really compare them

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Re: Ward D Vision 800 - Further improvements

Postby slimbo1973 » 13 Aug 2017, 08:58

Sorry guys I thought I private messaged him, :crazy: didn't realise it went to this thread :roll:

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Re: Ward D Vision 800 - Further improvements

Postby Callidus Vulpes » 27 Aug 2017, 15:39

Hi Clive, sent you a couple of emails asking for an update on my order dated 11th August but no response, thought my NV might have arrived by now as it's over ten days? Any ideas when I'm likely to receive it please? Rob :thumbup:

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Re: Ward D Vision 800 - Further improvements

Postby cliveward » 27 Aug 2017, 19:23

Callidus Vulpes wrote:Hi Clive, sent you a couple of emails asking for an update on my order dated 11th August but no response, thought my NV might have arrived by now as it's over ten days? Any ideas when I'm likely to receive it please? Rob :thumbup:


Hi Rob,

Sorry we're under staffed at the moment due to more staff holidays...bloody summer. :x :lol:

This should be done this coming week for you. You'll get an e-mail when it's on the way with the tracking info, etc. :thumbup:


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Re: Ward D Vision 800 - Further improvements

Postby premierpistol » 31 Aug 2017, 08:52

I recently had my 800s delivered and its pretty bloody awesome. I've had a few nights out on rabbits and rats with airguns and rimfires and a night out foxing with a .223 to test all my kit.
If anything could be improved I would only say the power button could be upgraded to a 'stiffer' unit as I've had 2 experiences where its been accidently turned on by the time I get out to use it, thankfully the battery life is good so it hasnt ever gone flat but I figure there will be that one time..

I have had the unit on a S-Tac 4-20x50 and its very clear even on 12 to 14 mag, although I use 10 mag on that scope/gun setup for the holdover points.
Also a Hawke Nite-Eye which on lower mags around 4 to 6x is great around buildings when ratting.
My rimmy had a lovely clear Lightstream scope but this is having setup issues due to the AO parralax adjustment and the fact its got 11 lenses for the light to get through?
I'm looking to upgrade that soon to something SF adjustable

Overall I'm very pleased with the unit, its a great bit of kit and will be recommended to anyone i speak to.

Thanks Clive &Co.


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