I wanted to buy a hand held thermal device but didn't want to spend what a new one cost and couldn't find a demo or refurb unit.
I decided to buy a Seek XR to see what they can do. I got a brand new one off of eBay for $220. This one use iOS but they also make them for Android devices.
I had my wife stand in the road with one of the dogs and took pictures at 25, 50, 75 and 100 yards. I did this twice. One time with a white pallete and once with orange. White appears a little better.
There are lots of trees around us so it cluttered it up a bit but where I will be using it will be pretty much open fields so the picture should be clearer.
My goal is 150 to 200 yards of detection on incoming hogs, nothing more. After detection I will switch to the X-Sight.
It is going to take a while to get the pictures inserted so anyone reading this in the next few minutes won't see any.
Here is 25 yards white
Here is 50 yards, whiteSeek thermal by -Crawdaddy Mark-
Here is 75 yards, white
Here is 100 yards, white
25 yards orangeSeek thermal by -Crawdaddy Mark-
50 yards orangeSeek thermal by -Crawdaddy Mark-
75 yards orange , I think I was shaking when I snapped thisSeek thermal by -Crawdaddy Mark-
100 yards orangeSeek thermal by -Crawdaddy Mark-
This device shows some possibilities. The proof will be in the pudding, I won't be back to the lease for a while, so I won't know for certain.
I thought i would post this in case someone else is interested.
Hope someone finds it useful whether it be to rule it in or out as a purchase.