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Postby fkalich » Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:52 pm

I am using a D-300 with a 10160 Alpha tube, over 25 s/n, and about 2400 photo sensitivity. No infrared used. No lights nearby, no street lights, pretty dark.

I just got my Nikon coolpix 990 from ebay. Either that, a 995 or a 4500 is suitable. I have just started learning how to use the camera. But still you can see that already the pictures are starting to look decent. I have the focus set at .4 meters. That surprises me. There are a lot of variables. And the light can really change things. It can put that picture out of focus, even though it is in manual mode. I don't know why. The diopter on the night vision is another issue. Setting it to what is good for you may not be what is best for the camera. I will have to play with all the settings, maybe even try some filters. However it is clear that this camera will do the job once I learn how to take pictures.
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Postby fkalich » Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:54 pm

Here is another picture of BoBo. His breed is an All-American Mutt, which is of course the finest breed in the world. He is a great hiking dog, boat dog, fishing buddy. My constant companion, 99.9% of his life has been spent at my side.
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Postby fkalich » Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:59 pm

This is my neighborhood. The University of Kansas is just up the next street. My street is very dark, no street lights. No moon tonight. The lights you see are just dim lights on the houses.

Well more pictures to come, as soon as I work with the settings and try to improve the images.
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Postby Kalua1969 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:15 pm

Hey, great pics Frank! Which NVD did you use to take these pics?

And, Bobo kinda looks like my mom's dog, Benji... such fuzzballs they are :wink:
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Benji and BoBo could well be cousins

Postby fkalich » Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:08 am

You mix 5 or 6 breeds together, they all look like that. I got BoBo as a puppy from the shelter. The tag "Wirehaired German Shepard Beagle Pointer".

I used my D-300, with an Alpha tube. The camera is important. Auto focus is unreliable for night vision, this camera is fully manual down to very close macro range. I need to play with the settings.

I like green, but sepia tone is not bad.
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Postby fkalich » Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:13 am

and black and white. BTW, I scale these pictures down before posting, 50k to 80k.
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Postby felix » Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:34 pm

Nice Pics fkalich

Keep them Coming :)
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Postby tazorac » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:17 pm

what generation is that d-300 you used to take those pics? :?:
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Postby Michael » Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:33 pm

I am using a D-300 with a 10160 Alpha tube


That was a D-300 Gen 3 Select Alpha
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Postby Guest » Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:17 pm

Michael wrote:
I am using a D-300 with a 10160 Alpha tube


That was a D-300 Gen 3 Select Alpha


oh, i thought it ment that he droped in his own tube, sorry! btw, will you guys have those select alpha tubes in september to november? i am saving up my money but wan't to know...
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Postby Michael » Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:23 pm

Probably yes. However, ITT is raising prices (again!!!), so they will cost somewhat more.
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Postby Guest » Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:37 pm

Michael wrote:Probably yes. However, ITT is raising prices (again!!!), so theu will cost somewhat more.
well, the d-300 is still a GREAT deal compaired to the mini, or any other an/ pvs 14. :cry:
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hi

Postby dragonfire223 » Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:22 am

wow 2400 and over 25 is it thin film and how much did you get it for ?
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price for my unit

Postby fkalich » Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:31 am

Oh, it was a year ago, prices were a little cheaper then, they went up right after I got it. If you are thinking about buying a new scope, I would give Michael a call (or one of his people). I have had good experiences with them.

I like the D-300. I also have a mini-14 which is very nice. I think you said you had a D-300 in Gen 2+. And yes in answer to a question you have elsewhere, you can see people with a Gen III 51 lp before they see you. I have owned an ITT Night Mariner with 51 lp, and two Alphas. I stil like the Night Mariner, although the view is of course much better with the Alpha scopes. I just upgraded my 25 S/N Alpha scope to an Alpha hand select 30 S/N (have not received yet). I think a Gen III above mil spec is a super view. However I consider the highest grades worth the incremental price. You get the spec card, and I figure if you are going to spend that much, well spend the extra and get the Alpha (if you can afford it). It is a matter of priorites. I have about the best Night Vision. Still my old DVD player broke, I went out and paid $34 for a Walmart special DVD player and am satisfied. It is up to the person. I think Gen II+ if fine for many people (and they might hate the DVD player I bought).
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Postby placebo » Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:02 pm

The sepia and black-and-white photos really prove just how great the tube is, they look good for photos taken during the day.
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