Night Owl Optics takes pride in providing you with consistent, top quality products. They maintain their position as an industry leader in night vision technology by integrating state-of-the-art concepts and designs into all of their night vision monoculars, binoculars and flip-up goggles.
Night Owl's iGen 20/20 Day and Night Vision Monocular takes the world of night vision to new levels with a new technology, and a stunning form factor. Instead of relying upon ubiquitous intensifier tube technologies, Night Owl has incorporated an extremely sensitive video capture system into the iGen 20/20.
This versatile monocular can be used 24/7 without compromise. When ambient light-levels prohibit clear detailed viewing, simply adjust the variable frame rate to enhance the light-gathering abilities of the monocular. The integral IR illuminator features a smart-circuit that automatically adjusts to accommodate ambient lighting conditions.
The iGen 20/20 features a mid-range level of magnification, making it an excellent choice for outdoor viewing. Its simple yet dynamic form factor offers a secure grip for both right and left handed users, and the controls are easy to locate, intuitive and very accessible.
There are many different variables that affect the distance that one can see with a night vision device, among them the object's size, the level of details being sought from the object and the conditions of observation. 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. No matter what, bright light in any form is not good for the longevity and performance of image intensifier tubes.
Intensifier Tube Not applicable
Infrared Illuminator Yes
Angle of View 12.0°
Field-of-View (@ 1000 Yds) 636.0' (211m at 1000m)
Minimum Focus Distance 24.0" (61cm)
Lens System 41mm Objective Lens
Power Source Four 1.5V "AA" batteries
Dimensions 9.0 x 4.0 x 2.5" (229 x 102 x 64mm) LxWxH
Weight 1.3 lb (595g)
Night Owl Optics iGen 20/20 2.6x Day & Night Vision Monocular
I hog hunt in Florida. While sitting in ladder stands the bait pile is usually from 30 to 100 yards away. What is the best night vision monocular for $500.00 or less for deciphering whether the critters in the area are varmints like raccoons or hogs. We shoot them with a red light but would like to use a simple night vision to see them come in. Joel
From Joel on Nov 27, 2014
Hi Joel. In that price range, Armasight Spark is by far the best performer. Here is the link http://www.nightvisionguys.com/armasight-spark-multi-purpose-night-vision-monocular-core-technology-ceramic. You can always add an optional 3x lens at a later time if you decide you need it once you try it out.
Hello, I was reading above question & answer to Joel. the Armasight Spark web link is broke. Would you please provide a working link, I see a few Armasight Spark's on your site, which were you referring too? Thank you
From Victor on Oct 10, 2015
Hi Victor, here is the working link: http://www.nightvisionguys.com/armasight-spark-multi-purpose-night-vision-monocular-core-technology-ceramic
What is the best product to see deer horns quality?
From Greg on Nov 10, 2015
Hi Greg. For observing deer horns night vision technology is much better than thermal. In terms of which night vision unit is best for this purpose, much depends on the typical conditions under which you will be using it. How far will the deer be, how dark will it be, etc. If you can give us a bit more information about your circumstances we will be able to provide a more educated suggestion.