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Cliff Ray

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About Cliff Ray

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  • Birthday 19/02/1967

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    In the sea at Felixstowe
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    Everything except biology, history and politics.

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  1. Cliff Ray

    Anshultz 1417 outing

    I looked at the GRS stocks at IWA and they are really nice......
  2. Cliff Ray

    Night vision ?

    Phil, the good thing is they are SO cheap you can buy two and keep one as a spare
  3. Cliff Ray

    Night vision ?

    Try one of these as a spotter.... http://www.opticalsolutions.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=33_71&product_id=183
  4. Cliff Ray

    IWA and questions

    Does anyone have any pressing questions they want answers to from IWA? If so let me by Thursday and I will try and find out for you. The list of the suppliers at the show can be found here: https://www.iwa.info/en
  5. Cliff Ray

    Sting in the tail

    I tried them many years ago and still have most of them left. They are perfect for when you don't want the aggravation of having to pick up whatever you were aiming at......
  6. I am not saying it would be a good idea, just that you cannot make your statement based on the diameter of the lens.
  7. Why the obsession with the diameter of the lens for your magnification calculation? Yes it makes a load of difference for light gathering and image quality, but the lens diameter does not govern the magnification. Magnification is down to the focal length of the lens and the spacing between the lens and the sensor. It would be perfectly possiblee to make lens of 100mm and 1mm diameter with the same focal length in which case placed at the same distance they would give the same magnification.
  8. Lamp Shy, there isn't a warranty issue regarding water on the ATN scopes provided you don't leave them in a bucket of water. They are warranted for use in the rain. so there is no issue with doing so. Actually the two scopes don't have the same lens size as the ATN is quoted as the focal length rather than the physical diameter. It's a pain for comparison, but lots of optics are quoted that way. As what you are seeing is a 4.5x magnified image that uses all the pixels in the sensor , then that is the non-digitally-zoomed native image. If you want to claim that is a trick then speak to Swarovski, Zeiss etc, since the magnification they quote includes the affect of the the lens closest to the eye.
  9. Woops, forgot to reset the time and date. They are taken just after 9am, but obviously light doesn't make any difference to a thermal scope. The distances are in the file name, but in order they were 206m, 94m, 274m and 471m
  10. Not that I know of in West Scotland, but if you are close to Glasgow you can fly to Southend and I will meet you there for a demo.
  11. This is what I could get in 10 minutes this morning as I have masses to do before heating to the shooing show. It's jerky as I was also using a rangefinder at the same time, plus it was freezing cold and I was on the way to a squash match so really inappropriately dressed. Shot with the an 384 4.5-18x scope, handheld so I didn't get arrested. http://www.opticalsolutions.uk/footage/labrador at 206m.MOV http://www.opticalsolutions.uk/footage/golf at 94m.MOV http://www.opticalsolutions.uk/footage/golf at 274m.MOV http://www.opticalsolutions.uk/footage/golf at 471m.MOV
  12. Okay, tonight I would need SCUBA kit to go outside, but it is forecast to be better tomorrow
  13. Pick what distance and I will go and record it as soon as the rain stops. I can't guarantee a fox, but I should be able to persuade my neighbours whippet to pose for you
  14. Cliff Ray


    I don't know what part of Kent you are in, but if you can brave a drive across Essex into the bottom of Suffolk you are welcome to see the two in action and form your own opinion
  15. Cliff Ray

    NV holdover

    Rabid, I worked for many years supplying in IT related sales and treated all my customers with respect, so don't see why I should stop now.