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Sony Handycam Dcr Sr55E

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Sorry mickeyfn19, its was actionman that said he had a couple of camcorders left for a rainy day,lol. I'm looking for one to try the diy nv, but after reading these forums does make you want to buy all the parts and have a go at making your own.

Mickey

unfortunately i have sold the 4 that i had,if you are looking for a decent camera board to build your own with then this one is really good,you will need to get either a 12mm or 16mm day/night IR lense as well to focus on the crosshairs of your scope properly though. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/700TVL-1-3-SONY-Super-HAD-CCD-II-Color-Camera-Board-PAL-3-6-6mm-Lens-Effio-E-CC-/221298930451?pt=UK_CCTV&hash=item338671b313

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I think you need a bigger lens than the 6mm I used a 16mm.

yes 12 or 16mm are the most widely used,depending on the FOV you prefer.

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thanks actionman, I may get away with a bullet camera, but a board camera, I wouldn't know where to start, where do you get the housing and how does it fit together?.

Mickey.

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The don't need anything for the board other than a lens. You just either put it inside a piece of pipe or waterproof the board with something like hot glue or silicon

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thanks actionman, I may get away with a bullet camera, but a board camera, I wouldn't know where to start, where do you get the housing and how does it fit together?.

Mickey.

its a bit of a job but i build mine into a little box and mount the joystick controller to the outside....a bullet cam is easier and you can still swap the lense for a 16mm,just mount it inside a tube that slips over the end of your scope. :0)

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Thanks again actionman333, I'd like to have a go but I think I need a step by step diagram, lol. seriously I do need to learn a bit more about the camera side before I make a start.

Mickey.

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same here, mate, so far the info ive gather is, bigger image sensor is better, it is better to have a 16mm lens and it is better if the camera is already able to see ir instead of having to take the ir cut filter off yourself.

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Monochrome (b&w) cameras such as the watec 902h don't have an ir filter,only colour cams have it to adjust the colours for daytime otherwise they look a bit strange/washed out due to IR light in daylight.

You don't have to remove the ir filter from all cams,the better quality colour day/night cams will still peform perfectly well for airgun ranges and if the plan is to record daytime shooting it might be better to leave it in place if the cam is good enough when used at night to do what you want it to do.

The benefit of removing the filter will mean the cam will pick up more of the ir light that you throw down range,this varies quite a bit from a small improvement to a great improvement,it also means a smaller lens ir torch could be used in some case's especially at closer range,although the cheaper board cams do tend to benefit the most from removing the ir filter, left in place on cheapy's they don't seem to do as well as the more pricey cams at night.

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the cam in the link i posted will produce a crystal clear image at night well in excess of 150yds in pitch black darkness using a T-20 ir with oslon fitted....you dont need to adjust it at all.

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