I'm considering getting a pair of 56mm binoculars, to be my 'night vision' equipment for owling. I read about thermal imaging, and it seems as if it is very much still awaiting its cost-to-quality revolution. And I found the world of regular night vision equipment very confusing, as well as populated with manufacturers I knew little about and websites offering click-to-buy links. I was also turned off by the high cost of 'Generation 2' or higher binoculars.
But I'd love to see a detailed review, from a birdwatcher's perspective, of a broad selection of current night vision binoculars (or monoculars—those posts by Vollmeise on the too-expensive Pulsar Helion, which I hadn't seen before, are fascinating). I'd guess other birders have gone down the same rabbit hole, eventually emerging without clear conclusions, and would welcome such an overview, too.
Last edited by Peter Audrain : Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 21:51.