Once the sun sets, a lot of outdoor enthusiasts pack up their equipment and call it a day. At Optics4Birding, we understand that
a lot of people wish to continue their activities after dark – that’s why we are a leader in providing our customers a range of the
best night vision scopes available to the consumer.
Night vision optics extend the hours one may enjoy outdoor activities like wildlife watching, hunting, and even security use around
the home or farm. As many birders know, many birds such as owls are nocturnal, and these digital night vision scopes allow birdwatchers
to observe those animals in their natural habitats well after the sun has gone down.
The Night Vision Scope Brands We Carry
At Optics4Birding, we are proud to offer a variety of night vision scopes for sale from some of the biggest names in the optics
manufacturing industry. These scopes range in price from affordable consumer models to pro-grade units suitable for law enforcement
and military uses in addition to wildlife research or other nighttime needs. At our company, our staff uses these scopes to enjoy
the outdoors, giving them the ability to help recommend the right night vision optic for our customers’ specific needs. We carry
night scope brands like:
What Are Night Vision Scopes?
In existence since World War II, night vision equipment falls into two major types: “starlight” scopes that amplify available light,
such as from the moon and stars or infrared light sources, usually built into the scope, to illuminate targets, and thermal imaging
scopes that detect heat and can distinguish a difference of as little as 1°F.
Night vision devices come in several different forms. The most basic is the monocular – a single set of lenses with a single image
intensifier tube. They can be either 1x or have higher magnifications. Goggles are either one 1x monocular with dual eyepieces or
two 1x monoculars ganged together for stereoscopic vision. Binoculars are usually goggles with magnifications larger than 1x. Finally,
there is the bi-ocular – a single objective lens and image intensifier tube and a viewing device that delivers images to both eyes.
Bi-oculars usually have larger magnification. Their purpose is to let both eyes view without the cost of two intensifier tubes.
Starlight Night Vision
While first-generation starlight scopes are affordable for beginner birders, their main drawbacks are the low resolution they provide
to the user, and their need for some ambient light to work properly. First-generation starlight scopes are often quite bulky as a result
of their design, too. Digital night vision devices fall between generation I and generation II in quality and are priced like generation I.
The more-advanced active scopes offer far better resolution, especially when coupled with the superior optic lenses most feature.
These scopes are also useful for birders or wildlife researchers in low ambient light conditions, such as on moonless or overcast nights.
Optics4Birding offers a wide range of night vision scopes, including affordable consumer-grade monoculars like the
Firefield Nightfall 2x24 Night Vision Monocular,
Gen II binoculars such as the very capable Night Owl NexGen
Fixed Focus 2x Binoculars or the innovative ATN BinoX-HD 4-16x Smart
Binoculars, and the advanced
ATN PVS14/6015-2 Night Vision Multipurpose Monocular or the professional-grade N-Vision GT-14 Night Vision Monocular Gen 3 Select Alpha with Head Mount.
Thermal Imaging Night Vision
Thermal imaging night vision devices are also useable in the daylight. They don’t have image intensifier tubes that will burn out in
bright light. Instead they detect very low frequency heat waves and display them in varying colors to indicate temperature levels. As
such, they can be used by fire fighters or law enforcement to locate people inside a building or by wildlife observers to locate
animals at night. Thermal imagers often have selectable color palettes, digital zoom capability, and recording capability. The image
in the viewfinder is an electronic image using an LCD display. Better units have larger displays and faster refresh rates. Because of
the cost, most thermal units are monoculars rather than binoculars or goggles.
Our Night Vision Accessories
To get the most out of your night vision scope purchase, Optics4Birding features many useful accessories for the models we carry.
Infrared illuminators can extend the visible distance
of your night vision device, giving you more range to explore at night. Sturdy cases
protect the night vision scopes when traveling or between uses. To add a camera for capturing photographic images from the scope,
camera adapters are available in our online store. To mount night
vision scopes to a helmet or to wear on your head for comfort and convenience, our selection of
head mounts cannot be beat.
The Optics4Birding Difference
The selection, the pricing, and the variety of night vision equipment that Optics4Birding carries makes us an industry leader
in retail optics sales. We are serious about outdoor activities like birding, wildlife observation, and sporting events, and we are
committed to providing our customers with the best equipment at the most competitive prices. We have built our company’s reputation
on quality, and that quality is backed by some of the most outstanding customer service in the optics industry. Optics4Birding
stands behind every product we sell with our signature no-hassle return policy
and our easy-to-use online shopping storefront.
For law enforcement agencies, we are happy to offer special agency pricing on our night vision equipment. Simply call or contact
our customer service experts for help with this special offer.
In addition to our selection and service, Optics4Birding proudly offers our customers our exclusive Price Guarantee. We
will meet or beat any advertised price from an authorized dealer on the same item. Best of all, most orders ship free!