The LRS by N-Vision Optics is the perfect solution for professional film makers and serious hobbyists looking to adapt their DSLR or production cameras to Generation 3 night vision technology. The LRS is available in three different models: the LRS Scout, LRS Ranger, and the LRS Recon. Each system utilizes a high performance Generation 3 Gated, Pinnacle tube, but the three models differ in the rated performance of their tube’s technical specifications. The LRS Recon utilizes the highest grade Pinnacle tubes available. The Recon surpasses the performance of the LRS Scout and Ranger with a tested resolution of at least 72 lp/mm (line-pairs per millimeter). The housing is constructed of durable, lightweight, hard coated aluminum. The monocular attaches directly to the camera body with the appropriate adaptor (sold separately) for a wide variety of Nikon, Canon, and video production cameras.
The included 50mm objective lens takes impressive photo and video with a shallow depth of field, creating a very cinematic feel. Any 1 inch C-Mount lens, or other lens coupled to a C-Mount adaptor, can replace the standard objective lens. This perfect matching of the night vision system to the camera body results in a crisp, superior image with advantages over systems which instead attach the monocular to the front of the camera lens. On most full-frame 35mm cameras, this means the night vision image will fill the whole frame, eliminating the tunnel vision or “vignetting” effect experienced with other systems. As with most standard lenses, an aperture ring allows for fine tuning light exposure and a focus ring provides manual adjustment for optimum image sharpness.
Very few night vision systems are designed specifically for photography and video production and even fewer offer the ability, as does the LRS, to also be used as a stand-alone monocular without a camera attached. Compare the uncompromising quality and price of the LRS with its competitors and you’ll see why it’s the perfect choice for professional television crews, film, news, and serious amateur videographers.
*NOTE- You are viewing the LRS Recon with Variable Gain. This version of the Recon has a variable gain control knob that allows the user to make additional adjustments to the amount of amplified light utilized by the scope. It works in conjunction with the aperture settings of the objective lens of the scope. If used with the Canon or Nikon DSLR photo adaptor set-up, most cameras will allow additional shutter and ISO adjustments in the camera’s manual setting mode. The variable gain function can be very useful in situations where a brighter light source within the frame is causing your video picture to dim down. The LRS models without variable gain will compensate for lighting changes by adjusting the gain automatically. However, the more advanced user may find occasions when they want to lighten certain dark areas of the video or photo by increasing the gain manually. You can see this manual gain function in action in this video where it’s used on our PVS-14 scope HERE
If you do not need the Variable Gain function, the standard LRS Recon without variable gain is found HERE