Has anyone tried one of these or products that are similar?
No one every tried one of these?
I thought it would be a nice thing to have in case you get caught out at night, radar is great but who has those on a go fast,,,,,,,,,,,, I know of only one guy on here.
Price the problem?
I played around with it.
It worked really well and is a great bang for the buck.
Make sure you get the super wide angle lens.
I have been using this camera personally for over a year and I have never been in a situation where it does not work.
There would rarely be a situation where there is no ambient light. Pricing is a third of the thermal imaging cameras cost.
I use the portable version with the suction cup. When Im done I put it away. Displays on anything with an RCA video input. www.livorsi.com
This one is not a magnification and will only see what the naked eye sees during the day. There are however lenses that will allow you to see further out but of course are more money.
[QUOTE=Wildman_grafix;3405004]Has anyone tried one of these or products that are similar?
Low lux cameras have been around for a while. They work ok under certain conditions and do have some pitfalls. If you are in a changing light situation the IRIS of the camera will adjust. I have a true Thermal camera on my Skater. For me I do want to have to climb out on the bow, have a cable across the deck or forget to bring on the day I end up needing it. Just depends on your needs and budget.
Expensive yea, there are others out there and I am just thinking at this point. I like to look at all options. I never thought they would allow me to see longer distance, but that doesn't mean some people might not.
What got me thinking about this type over a thermal was a local FL show I was watching this spring that compared the two. The low Lux seemed to have more of a 3d image, but the thermo would show everything. Of course the fishing boat they were using to test had both, and radar.Low lux cameras have been around for a while. They work ok under certain conditions and do have some pitfalls. If you are in a changing light situation the IRIS of the camera will adjust. I have a true Thermal camera on my Skater. For me I do want to have to climb out on the bow, have a cable across the deck or forget to bring on the day I end up needing it. Just depends on your needs and budget.
Looked like the electronics cost more then the boat!
I take it you decide thermo was better?
Isn't the cost on the thermo even more?
You know as for cost, all of us here read every year about someone killing themselves and others running at night, a few grand don't seem like much then does it?
Last edited by Wildman_grafix; 05-23-2011 at 09:56 PM.
Nice set up.
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