Devices that provide night vision allow those using them to see better in the dark and these can be used for a range of applications. While there are a few different devices available, a night vision monocular can be a good option to select for a few different reasons and there are a number of manufacturers that produce these.
While the human eye is effective during the hours of daylight, it tends to be much poorer in dimly lit and dark conditions. A number of devices have been developed to compensate for this and provide a more effective view in darker conditions and a night vision monocular is one of these.
A monocular is an optical device that is designed to be used by one eye rather than two. A monocular with night vision is designed specifically for use at night and is used to enhance the vision of the person looking through it so that they can get a better view of their surroundings, even in total darkness. It can be used for a few different purposes with some of the common applications including hunting where it can be used to spot prey, camping where it can be used when moving around at night and wildlife viewing carried out in the hours of darkness.
While there are a few devices available to enhance vision in the hours of darkness, choosing a night vision monocular can have a few advantages. It is typically smaller and more portable that the more common binoculars, meaning it is easier to carry around in a pocket or a bag. Because it only has one lens assembly, the lens opening can be wider and this can be beneficial in terms of the final quality of image. However, as the view of two eyes is typically needed for depth perception and judging distance this can be lacking when using a monocular.
Night vision monocular can work by one of two methods. Passive devices have a wide lens that is designed to gather as much ambient light as possible and passes this through further lenses to improve the view. In this style the final image tends to have a green tinge. Active devices on the other hand scan for infrared and use this to display a view of the surroundings.
Should you choose to use a night vision monocular there are a few manufacturers that produce them. Some of the companies competing in the market include Yukon, Bushnell and American Technologies Network. The cost will typically depend on the sophistication of the device with more affordable models typically starting in the $150 to $200 price range. However, the cost of higher quality devices can run into the low to mid thousands of dollars.
A monocular with night vision can found for sale at a few outlets. Online stores to consider include Optics Planet and Night Detective. If your preference is for in-store shopping then Ritz Camera is a retailer that has monocular with night vision available.
If you spend time in the outdoors at night, then being able to enhance your view of the surroundings is something that can help. A night vision monocular will do this job and as it is small and portable it can easily be stored in a pocket for use. This makes it a good night vision device to consider.