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Old January 21st, 2003, 09:01 AM   #1
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night shooting and lenses

Hey, question...

Going to do some night shooting and can't use a light source; scare away the creatures we're shooting. Question is, is there a lense that will fit the slr adapter that I can use? Will the electronics work thru the cam?

Thanks,
Eric

PS- tried multiple settings to gain light in the dark but it's just not enough...night vision would be the only answer.
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Old January 21st, 2003, 09:43 AM   #2
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There are two night vision modules that I'm aware of for the XL1 / XL1S. Both are compatible with the EOS adapter.

See http://www.optexint.com/digivid/xl-1llnt.htm

and http://www.electrophysics.com/AstroScope_9300xl.htm

Hope this helps,
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Old January 21st, 2003, 12:24 PM   #3
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Fun, never knew such things existed! Any idea what such things
would cost (probably much, otherwise I would have heard more
about it I guess).
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Old January 21st, 2003, 12:52 PM   #4
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Not sure, but they are seriously expensive, believe at least $2000 USD or higher.
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Old January 21st, 2003, 02:49 PM   #5
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Back in 2000 at NAB in Vegas, the people at optex quoted a $5000 price
tag for their "night scope."

It may have come down in price since then, but I wouldn't count on it.
The other thing about this image intensifier is, if you (or anyone else) turns on a light/flash light/lighting you blow the electronics. I don't know if they've come up with a way to keep this kind of accident from happening.
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