This week has seen the Bushnell Trophy Cam in use on the BBC one program Lost Land of the Tigers. The small size and quick response time of the camera traps made them an ideal choice. I was pleasantly surprised at the results of the quality of video achieved given that the camera is only giving a video image of 640×480 at 20 FPS. Even on the bigger screen of a TV the results although not pin sharp like some other camera traps may be (Stealth Cam Prowler HD – Video) they certainly achieved a very good level of detail, showing impressive images of the illusive wildlife. Interest in the camera has certainly been high since the airing of the program and we have been lucky to keep up with stock of the standard non viewer version which sells at £210. The Viewer version was available from stock in small quantities before the show was on, these were quickly exhausted with more on the way in the first weeks of October. Any advance orders of the viewer version will be rewarded with a complementary 4GB SD Card.
If you have any questions with regard to using camera traps please contact me.
The technology behind digital night vision has come on leaps and bounds over recent years, meaning devices can now be used in the fields of sporting and leisure pursuits.
For example, you may benefit from a pair of binoculars capable of this when you are away camping. While traditional flashlights and other methods of illumination have their uses and can be helpful, they are inappropriate in some circumstances.
If you are keen to avoid disturbing local wildlife and wish instead to observe the nocturnal activity of animals near your tent, you could use night vision.
And this is by no means the only application for the products. They also come in handy for hunting. Clearly, when tracking an animal or waiting for one to appear, the last thing you want is to be conspicuous. And by shining a light to enable you to see, you make all creatures nearby aware of your presence.
Using the latest binoculars that allow you to see in the dark, in contrast, is a stealthy way of making yourself aware of the creatures in your vicinity.
Meanwhile, people on sailing boats also frequently find they have use for the devices and they provide them with a completely different way of dealing with the dark conditions of the night.
From a security point of view, the technology can come in handy as well as it allows you to see possible intruders in situations in which they may normally not be visible.
So, if you’re planning to purchase such an item, you will be by no means alone.
There are a number of things you should bear in mind when deciding whether or not to purchase night vision devices such as night vision goggles.
The technology enables you to see in the dark, which could be handy in a variety of scenarios, such as hunting, fishing, camping and if you have security concerns.
However, before you decide to purchase such items, there are certain facts you should be aware of.
Using intensified digital night vision creates a different effect than that of regular binoculars or your own eyes and this is something you should not be alarmed by.
For example, objects that seem light during the day but have dull surface areas may appear darker through such instruments. This is perfectly normal and is a result of the physical processes involved.
In the same way, darker objects with a highly reflective surface may seem lighter. Once you are used to the technology, you will easily be able to factor this into your perception.
Meanwhile, do not be surprised by the fact that depth perception is not normal when using the instruments. Again, this is a result of the processes involved and it is surely a relatively small price to pay to be able to see in the dark!
When using digital night vision in the fog and rain, you may experience a slight drop in performance levels. This is because the devices are very responsive to reflective ambient light and therefore light reflecting off the water droplets can have an effect.
As long as you know what to expect from your new device, you won’t be disappointed.
Nature photographers, whether amateur or professional, are often frustrated when their equipment lets them down as they attempt to capture that killer shot. Night vision binoculars and bird watching binoculars allow us crystal clear live images of fantastic animals in their natural environment but some of us want a lasting record of these animals for posterity.
Many of us are privileged to live in areas where wildlife such as deer, foxes and badgers roam into our properties at night or in the early morning. Our glimpses of these animals are few and far between and we seldom have the appropriate equipment at the ready in order to capture these magical moments. However, at Sherwoods, we can help you build your own impressive photographic portfolio with perfect natural images for all to see. Our wireless remote control release devices are compatible with all major camera brands, and allow you to covertly place your camera in a prime position and then hide in order to monitor developments. When wildlife comes into the vicinity, simply click away and your camera will take as many pictures as necessary.
For those of us who want a more sophisticated method for obtaining our wildlife photographs, the innovative Bushnell trophy camera is ideal. This camera has one second trigger speed and a one year battery life, is tough and highly functional, with 32 night vision LEDs which enable you to capture after-dark images in perfect resolution. You can easily programme a trigger delay or up to three images per single trigger, and also shoot short movies in the appropriate mode.
So, why not add some high-tech camera kit to your night vision technology and binocular collection- you will be ready for any event.
The modern gun or bow hunter uses modern technology such as night vision as well as more traditional spotting methods such as using binoculars in order to track, target and eliminate his prey. Hunting has become more accurate and precise than ever before thanks to the introduction of laser range-finders. These amazing devices give pin-point accuracy on the distance of a target in an instant, thus allowing you to make split second decisions on the calibre of ammunition to use, which weapon is your best choice and levelling the playing field between you and your prey in terms of stealth.
Animals have a sixth sense because their instincts, vision and sense of smell are so superior to our own senses. They seem to know we are in the vicinity, no matter how experienced and skilled we are. However, laser-range finders provide us with the chance to endow ourselves with a sixth sense which has been previously impossible to develop.
At Sherwoods, we have Bushnell elite devices with an accurate range of between five and fifteen hundred yards, low light LED display for dawn and dusk conditions and superior resolution because of multi-coated optics. These range finders are fully water-proof, tough and durable, and suitable for the harshest hunting conditions.
We also have compact Bushnell legend 1200 devices and the Bushnell scout 1000 as well as a full range of Bushnell sport and trophy hunting aids. Therefore, combined with our binoculars and our range of night vision technology, you have no excuse for missing your target, day or night!
Night vision technology has been used by the military, nocturnal hunters and nocturnal animal observers for many years in order to allow them privileged access and capabilities in a world previously inhabited only by creatures with specially evolved night vision. Night vision equipment was previously so expensive that it was unavailable to those of us on regular budgets, but the technology and manufacturing processes have improved to such an extent that high-tech products are cheaper and available to all.
Sherwoods have a great range of night vision binoculars, scopes and gun sights to suit the needs of hunters, gamekeepers, and wildlife observers. Our binoculars allow the keen naturalist to observe fascinating creature such as owls, bats and foxes in their element, as the midnight marauders move with ease through the undergrowth, interacting with mates and offspring, hunting and patrolling their territories. #
We also have a great range of night vision goggles which will be familiar to those interested in the exploits of Special Forces such as the SAS and Navy SEALS as well as monoculars and gun sights for serious nocturnal hunters. Night vision technology is now available to us all at very reasonable prices and allows access us into a fascinating and unique world where most people never tread. You have to sleep sometime, but theoretically, you could observe all of the wildlife in your area during the daytime with our spottingscopes and then swap your kit over as darkness descends in order to use our night time technology to monitor nocturnal creatures.
At Sherwoods, we have you covered twenty-four hours a day!
We have now taken delivery of the much talked about Pulsar DigiSight N550. The new digital gun sight from Pulsar offers Sum Light™ function which automatically increases CCD array sensitivity under low light conditions as well as several switchable pre-loaded reticules of various shapes. Apart from this, the user can upload optional reticules. Another useful feature is Reticule inversion (color change from white to black and vice versa depending on the target colour) and enhanced contrast function. We will be taking stock to the upcoming CLA Came Fair over the week end 23 – 25th July. If you would like to arrange to collect one from us, please advise before the start of the show and we can ensure that stock is held back for collection as they are sure to be of the most sort after products there. Any Pulsar Digisight Pre ordred and paid for before the show, for collection during the show will include a free Opticron Trailfinder Monocular worth £40.00.