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A Beginner’s Guide to Night Vision and Thermal Optics

Alternative optics such as thermal and night-vision optics, while great tools to extend precious predator hunting hours, don’t operate like your average scope or binocular. Here are a few things to take note of before embarking on your next nighttime hunt.

How to Use Your Natural Night Vision in Low Light

While we'll probably never be able to see in the dark without the aid of expensive electronics, there are a few ways we can optimize natural night vision for low-light scenarios.

Bushnell Announces Lynx Night Vision Binocular

Bushnell has introduced the new Lynx 2.5x 40mm night vision binocular. The Gen I night vision unit features 2.5 times magnification and a viewing range of 750 feet.

EOTech Acquires Intevac Photonics

EOTech, a Michigan-based manufacturer of holographic and magnified optics, has acquired Intevac Photonics, a California-based technology leader in cutting edge high-sensitivity night vision sensors, cameras and systems.

Bushnell Adds Two New Night Vision Binoculars in Equinox Z Line

Bushnell has introduced two new night vision binoculars in the company's Equinox Z product line. The digital night vision bios are designed to offer top-of-the-line optical clarity, illumination and field of view. Both units will feature digital zoom, image capture and video recording abilities.

Thermal vs. Light-Intensified Optics

Today’s hunters have a wide array of choices in both light-intensified optics and thermal optics to help them see their prey when the lights go out. Which technology works better, though, is more of a debate than you may realize.

Hunting Texas Hogs in the Dark

Texas is crawling with feral hogs, and the state needs some help thinning them. If you go, be sure to take the right equipment.

First Look: Axeon NightVue

The NightVue, from Axeon, is a binocular-mounted green laser illuminator, which transforms a standard set of binoculars from being a daytime-only tool, to a round-the-clock optic.

First Look: Sionyx Aurora Night Vision Kit

The Sionyx Aurora Black and Pro, handheld digital color night-vision cameras, will now be available in all-new Uncharted kits.

Pulsar Introduces Thermion XG50 Thermal Riflescope

Combining 640x480 microbolometer strength with 12-micron pixel detail, the new Thermion XG50 delivers 2,400-yard thermal detection range in stunning clarity on a 1024x768 AMOLED display.

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