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Night Optics PTS-33650 Panther #5413970 11/11/14 11:15 PM
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Ive been checking out different Thermal scopes and came across this optic: Night Optics PTS-33650 Panther for $6499.00

Has anyone ever had experience with one? I've searched on youtube for videos and got nothing.

Specs are as follows:

Detailed Product Specifications
Panther 336 | 336x256 3x Thermal Weapon Sight
Resolution (FPA Format) 336x256 VOx II Microbolometer
Optics 2x | 50mm f1.2 High-Grade Germanium
Refresh Rate Smooth Real-time 60 Hz
Field of View (standard) 12x9
Digital Zoom 1x (2x), 2x (4x), 4x (8x)
Spectral Response Sensitivity 7.5-13.5 m
Pixel Pitch 17 m
NETD (Thermal Sensitivity) <50mk
Detect Human Activity +/- 1500 m
Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3
Eye Relief 50mm
Range of Focus 10m to &#8734;
Eyepiece Adjustment Manual Focus
Additional Controls Brightness; Shutter
Reticle Mil-Dot & Crosshairs
Reticle Options 5 Colors | Windage & Elevation
Polarity Control Black Hot / White Hot / Sepia
Color Palette 7 color options
Display 600 x 800 AMOLED
Video Output NTSC (STD) PAL (On Request)
Power Requirement (2) 3v CR123 Batteries
Continuous Operation 4+ Hours
Environmental Water Resistant
Weight (with mount & batteries) 630g
Dimensions (mm) 260x78x92
Operating Temperature -40F to 140F

Cheers folks.

TX Grubby

Re: Night Optics PTS-33650 Panther [Re: TX Grubby] #5413988 11/11/14 11:23 PM
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I know this might sound biased due to my background but there are so many other scopes in the market that offer a lot more features for less money. Almost anywhere from a $1000 to $1500 less. Being an industry insider, I have not seen anyone with this scope yet.

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Re: Night Optics PTS-33650 Panther [Re: SachalATN] #5414376 11/12/14 01:55 AM
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Thanks Sachel,
All affiliation with ATN aside, can you comment on the short comings that you see off of the spec sheet/price? Just trying to be more informed.

Thanks

Re: Night Optics PTS-33650 Panther [Re: TX Grubby] #5414619 11/12/14 03:28 AM
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Grubby,
When considering buying any thermal it is more than just price and similar specs. Because on paper two germanium lens would be the same but you have no clue on what type of germanium lens they are using; commercial grade or milspec. Commercial grade can easily filter out anywhere from 15% to 30% of the heat radiation. They are also not perfectly symmetrical, hence most of them have fixed focus. Milspec on the other hand cannot filter out more than 5% of the radiation and are perfectly symmetrical and in most cases manual.

Second, would be the sensor. You have so many companies now in the thermal market making sensors that just measuring pixels is not good enough.

lastly I personally think the display is also very crucial. LCD vs amoled, 640x 480 vs 800x600. There are companies now producing 720p displays.

Lastly the battery. Is it internal or external? Field changeable or not.

I hope this helps.


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Re: Night Optics PTS-33650 Panther [Re: TX Grubby] #5414633 11/12/14 03:33 AM
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Great info and thanks a lot!

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