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Night Owl Optics Explorer Pro 5.0x 1st Generation Night Vision Binocular

B&H # NIEP5X Mfr # NOXB5
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You Pay: $499.95

This is a pretty impressive product. The Explorer Pro nightvision binocular with integrated infrared illuminator gives powerful 5x magnification and a bright f/1.7 aperture upon both of its lenses, penetrating the darkness to unearth details missed by other 1st generation units.

PLEASE NOTE:  There are many variables which influence the distance one sees with night vision devices-amongst them the object's size, the level of detail being sought and the observation conditions.  Night vision devices detect much further under a full moon and clear skies than they will under a new moon and cloudy skies.  Many different formulas are used to determine the statistic of maximum viewing range and this varies by manufacturer, so ultimately the generation of the intensifier tube is much more relevant than any quoted statistic when determining the maximum viewing range.

All night vision devices sold by B&H have mechanisms in place to protect the intensifier tube from a sudden burst of bright light, but this does not mean that bright light doesn't damage the device.  Bright light in any form is not good for the longevity and performance of image intensifier tubes.

High performance 30,000x light amplification with a fully integrated illuminator
±4 Dioptric correction
Operates in extreme temperatures
Intensifier Tube 1st Generation
Maximum Viewing Range 700' (213 m)
Infrared Illuminator Yes
Magnification 5.0x
Angle of View 10.0°
Field-of-View (@ 1000 Yds) 525' (175 m at 1000 m)
Minimum Focus Distance 10.0' (3.0 m)
Lens System Two 80mm f/1.7 lenses
Power Source One CR123A 3-volt lithium battery
Weatherproofing None
Dimensions 7.7 x 6.0 x 2.6" (195 x 153 x 66mm) WxHxD
Weight 2.77 lb (1.26 kg)
Night Owl Optics Explorer Pro 5.0x 1st Generation Night Vision Binocular
  • Case
  • Strap
  • Two Screw-In Lenscaps
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Night Owl OpticsExplorer Pro 1st Generation Night Vision Binocular
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear image (3)
    • Compact (3)
    • Good contrast (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Twilight (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

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      4.0

      Great Gear, Great Buy

      By Dion

      from Silver Spring, MD

      About Me Professional Guide

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Ease Of Use
      • Functionality

      Cons

      • No Removal Neck Strap
      • Sharper Focus Needed

      Best Uses

      • Hunting
      • Surveillance
      • Twilight

      Comments about Night Owl Optics Explorer Pro 1st Generation Night Vision Binocular:

      I bought this item for work - there is no problem observing and identiffing your subject at 200 yards. The focusing is not military grade, but still impressive - especially for the money

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      5.0

      Best of both worlds

      By photowood

      from Martinsville, VA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Image
      • Compact Design
      • Good Contrast
      • Weather-proof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Orientation
        • Surveillance
        • Twilight

        Comments about Night Owl Optics Explorer Pro 1st Generation Night Vision Binocular:

        Received this quality product from a quality and trusted retailer. Makes for a happy Christmas indeed.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        powerful IR imaging beam

        By vince

        from new jersey

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Image
        • Good Contrast

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Orientation
        • Twilight

        Comments about Night Owl Optics Explorer Pro 1st Generation Night Vision Binocular:

        pros:easy to set up with positive click focus ,nice rubber finish and screw on metal lense caps. cons: unit is a bit bulky

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        NIGHT VISION BINOCULARS

        By Dirty Larry

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Image
        • Compact Design
        • Good Contrast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Twilight

          Comments about Night Owl Optics Explorer Pro 1st Generation Night Vision Binocular:

          Purchased for twilight and night time veiwing of animals at national parks. Great image,super sharp twilight image, light weight, easy to focus. Love that it has screw on lens caps! We had no knowledge of night vision,and the B&H representative recommended this unit for our needs and priced below our stated price range. Thanks B&H

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          Required item: Batteries not included are required to operate this NVD

          General Brand -  123A 3V Lithium Battery
          • You Pay: $3.99
           
          Watson -  Dual Rapid Charger for 3V CR123A and CR2 Lithium Batteries with 2 CR123A Batteries
          • You Pay: $18.95
           

          Cleaning & Anti-Fog

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          Pearstone -  Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
          • You Pay: $4.99
           
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