New Night Vision From Firefield

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If you’ve ever hunted at night, or want to, you understand the need for good quality night vision. New from Firefield are three different pieces of night vision, each with a different feature to recommend. After all, you can never have too many toys, and when they do double duty as useful tools, it’s even better.

The new gear lineup is called the Spartan series and includes the Spartan 4×50 Night Vision Monocular, Spartan 3x42WP Night Vision Waterproof Monocular, and 1×24 Night Vision Goggles. Each of these has built-in infrared illumination and gives users Gen1 images. They’re made with ABS plastic, making them both lightweight and tough, and feature a variety of user-friendly options. Among those features is a 1/4 socket so you can mount your night vision on a tripod or head mount.

The Spartan 4×50 Night Vision Monocular has a range of 195 yards while the Spartan 3x42WP Night Vision Waterproof Monocular has a range of 165 yards. The Spartan 1×24 Night Vision Monocular, which is designed for surveillance, has an 87-yard range.

The company’s Marketing VP, Tim Hewitt, outlined the new night vision’s features: “Multi-coated optics decrease glare and improve light transmission to provide an excellent viewing experience while the compact and durable rubber armor body is small for easy carry, yet rugged enough to withstand heavy use in extreme conditions.” He also mentioned that they’re designed for a longer battery life; the Spartan series is listed as having 40-hour batteries.

Spartan 4×50 Night Vision Monocular Specs:

1
           Generation

  • 4
    Visial magnification, x
  • 50mm
    Lens diameter
  • 36
    Resolution, lp/mm, not less than / typical value
  • 15
    Field of View
  • 12
    Eye Relief, mm
  • ±4
    Diopter adjustment, dptr.
  • 1
    Min. focusing distance, m
  • 805
    IR Wavelength, nm
  • 100
    Equivalent IR power, mW
  • 180 / 195
    Range of detection, m/yd (object 1.7m high, illumination level 0.05 lux (“1/4 moon”))
  • no
    Water resistant yes/no
  • 3
    Power supply, V
  • 20/40
    Battery life, (with IR / without IR ) hour
  • -22 to 104
    Operating temp, °F
  • 191x60x87
    Dimensions, mm
  • 21.2
    Weight (without batteries), oz

 

Spartan 3×24 Waterproof Night Vision Monocular Specs:

1
            Generation

  • 3
    Visial magnification, x
  • 42mm
    Lens diameter
  • 36
    Resolution, lp/mm, not less than / typical value
  • 20
    Field of View
  • 12
    Eye Relief, mm
  • ±4
    Diopter adjustment, dptr.
  • 1
    Min. focusing distance, m
  • 805
    IR Wavelength, nm
  • 100
    Equivalent IR power, mW
  • 150 / 165
    Range of detection, m/yd (object 1.7m high, illumination level 0.05 lux (“1/4 moon”))
  • yes
    Waterproof, yes/no
  • 3
    Power supply, V
  • 20/40
    Battery life, (with IR / without IR ) hour
  • -22 to 104
    Operating temp, °F
  • 162x60x82
    Dimensions, mm
  • 17.6
    Weight (without batteries), oz

 

Spartan 1×24 Night Vision Monocular Specs:
           Generation

  • 1
    Visial magnification, x
  • 24mm
    Lens diameter
  • 36
    Resolution, lp/mm, not less than / typical value
  • 30
    Field of View
  • 12
    Eye Relief, mm
  • ±4
    Diopter adjustment, dptr.
  • .3
    Min. focusing distance, m
  • 805
    IR Wavelength, nm
  • 30
    Equivalent IR power, mW
  • 80 / 87
    Range of detection, m/yd (object 1.7m high, illumination level 0.05 lux (“1/4 moon”))
  • no
    Water resistant yes/no
  • 3
    Power supply, V
  • 20/40
    Battery life, (with IR / without IR ) hour
  • -22 to 104
    Operating temp, °F
  • 142x60x82
    Dimensions, mm
  • 13.4
    Weight (without batteries), oz

 

Take a look at the company’s website at www.fire-field.com. View the Spartan 1×24 Night Vision Monocular at http://www.fire-field.com/ff24125.html, the Spartan 3×24 Waterproof Night Vision Monocular at http://www.fire-field.com/ff24122wp.html, and the Spartan 4×50 Night Vision Monocular at http://www.fire-field.com/ff24127.html.

Spartan 1×24 Night Vision Monocular MSRP $359.99. Spartan 3×24 Waterproof Night Vision Monocular MSRP $299.99. Spartan 4×50 Night Vision Monocular MSRP $219.97.



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • Ethan

    Gen 1 tubes? No thanks.
    Gen 1 NV systems are novelty toys – totally useless in practical applications.
    This system’s real world value is about $60-$100.

    • Squirreltakular

      I’ve never used Gen 1 or Gen 2 NV, but considering how bad the photos of Gen 1 resolution are and how expensive Gen 2 still is, it seems like saving up to purchase a PVS-14 is the only smart option.

    • Beju

      Useless? You just need to not dawdle about wasting time while wearing them.

  • Bill

    I was almost surprised that Gen1 models are still on the market. They should be at FRS radio prices.

  • Edward Franklin

    About the only Generation 1 systems that are useable are the old Cascade systems like the AN/PVS-1/2/3. Those things are bulky as hell but work fairly well for what they are.

  • iksnilol

    Durable ABS plastic?

    Now that’s a good joke if I’ve ever heard one. Pick up a Lego brick, that’s ABS plastic.

    • Bill

      but Legos are water-resistant, even water-proof, I daresay.

      • iksnilol

        They are also a sorta cheap area denial weapon.

  • David

    Not sure if you have been researching any of the articles you’ve been posting lately (this and the MPX article). Gen 1 night vision is the opposite of the first paragraph.

    • RocketScientist

      Haven’t you been keeping up? Thats Katie’s niche. Posts that are 90% press release with 10% commentary that shows she doesn’t know (or maybe just doesn’t care?) about that which she writes.