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#5299459 - 09/10/14 05:25 PM NEW Sightmark Photon XT 4.6x42
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Sightmark just released the Photon XT 4.6X. High hopes for this little unit. Just got word that the first units arrive tomorrow. I will keep everyone posted! $500 MAP and supposedly a 640x480 display.

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#5299463 - 09/10/14 05:28 PM Re: NEW Sightmark Photon XT 4.6x42 [Re: Bearclaw]
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SWEET!!!!!!

The first production models were okay performers, can you give us a quick and dirty on improvements?

Also what is the warranty period?

HTXH



Edited by HuntTXhogs (09/10/14 05:48 PM)

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#5299466 - 09/10/14 05:30 PM Re: NEW Sightmark Photon XT 4.6x42 [Re: Bearclaw]
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#5299472 - 09/10/14 05:33 PM Re: NEW Sightmark Photon XT 4.6x42 [Re: Bearclaw]
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Awesome! Bet they don't miss their delivery date! up

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#5301248 - 09/11/14 02:32 PM Re: NEW Sightmark Photon XT 4.6x42 [Re: HuntTXhogs]
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Ok, just looked through a unit. It's on another level compared to the 3.5X. The display is much bigger, resolution is obviously much higher, the unit is lighter. All digital controls.
What you see on the display is what the video out sends including reticle and icons. It has a battery indicator. Red green and white reticle colors. I can already tell this unit is going to be a big hit.

I would assume it's 3 years like all Sightmark night vision, but I will double check.

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#5301342 - 09/11/14 03:21 PM Re: NEW Sightmark Photon XT 4.6x42 [Re: Bearclaw]
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Hey! What's the trade in value on a 5X?

Looks like your doubler will work on this one too. up

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#5301357 - 09/11/14 03:28 PM Re: NEW Sightmark Photon XT 4.6x42 [Re: Bearclaw]
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Also, the brightness/contrast control has a 1-15 value unlike the photon 3.5x.

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#5301379 - 09/11/14 03:48 PM Re: NEW Sightmark Photon XT 4.6x42 [Re: dfwroadkill]
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Originally Posted By: dfwroadkill
Hey! What's the trade in value on a 5X?

Looks like your doubler will work on this one too. up

That's correct! Same objective lens size and housing so it will fit just the same.

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#5301587 - 09/11/14 06:15 PM Re: NEW Sightmark Photon XT 4.6x42 [Re: Bearclaw]
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#5301611 - 09/11/14 06:34 PM Re: NEW Sightmark Photon XT 4.6x42 [Re: Bearclaw]
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Edited by Archersparadox2020 (09/11/14 06:37 PM)
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#5301615 - 09/11/14 06:38 PM Re: NEW Sightmark Photon XT 4.6x42 [Re: Bearclaw]
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only YouTube video I could find..course this may NOT be representative...or even the same scope!



Edited by Archersparadox2020 (09/11/14 08:59 PM)
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#5302436 - 09/12/14 08:22 AM Re: NEW Sightmark Photon XT 4.6x42 [Re: Bearclaw]
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When will you have them in stock Tyler?
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#5302494 - 09/12/14 08:48 AM Re: NEW Sightmark Photon XT 4.6x42 [Re: Bearclaw]
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Originally Posted By: Bearclaw
I would assume it's 3 years like all Sightmark night vision, but I will double check.


I just went back and looked through the papers that came with my first Photon, I recalled seeing "Limited Lifetime Warranty" on something.

Sure enough you get an insert (warranty notice) with the Photon that says Limited Lifetime but if you read the paperwork and their website they clearly state that Night Vision and Digital Systems are 3 years.

Also can you double check that the PhotonXT has independent controls of brightness AND contrast.

Thanks

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#5302518 - 09/12/14 08:55 AM Re: NEW Sightmark Photon XT 4.6x42 [Re: Archersparadox2020]
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Originally Posted By: Archersparadox2020
only YouTube video I could find..course this may NOT be representative...or even the same scope!


I would imagine it is since it has the colored reticle and it is displayed in the video out. Neither were present in previous models. up

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#5302969 - 09/12/14 12:36 PM Re: NEW Sightmark Photon XT 4.6x42 [Re: Bearclaw]
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HTH--- Will you be doing a comparative review? Maybe 1st released versions vs the newer one?
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