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Link Posted: 2/11/2019 3:34:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By usar_ds:
Hey apex ns2 tinkerers.

Been watching this thread for awhile.

I got a Q thats a bit off topic.

I have a NS2 that i have had for years. Tube burned out some years back.

I recently sent it to ATN to have it swapped out for a fresh tube.

Old tube was a epm223. new tube is a epm66g-4k.

New tube works in starlight or with the ir illum. but exhibits alot of sparkle in very low light (indoors), also has squirm so bad in the lower light with out ir that the image looks like a moving jackson pollock painting.

For those of you with working tubes, how are they performing inside at night with no ir illum? Clear to dark, or same as mine?
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Take the cap off
Link Posted: 2/11/2019 4:53:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/11/2019 5:12:34 PM EST by usar_ds]
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Originally Posted By ZedsDeadBaby:

Take the cap off
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Thats a joke right? Funny.

I actually dont have a lense cap for it.
Link Posted: 2/11/2019 9:15:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/11/2019 9:18:41 PM EST by fmj_shooter]
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Originally Posted By usar_ds:
Thats a joke right? Funny.

I actually dont have a lense cap for it.
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So I was just looking at my NS2 with all the lights off in my lounge. Only lighting in the room was from the LCD panel of my cigar humidor and the standby light on the laptop. The image was dark enough I could not photograph it (typical gen2 no light situation). The large American flag, as seen below, could be seen and distinguished as an American flag, BUT it was dark with a ton of noise. **Noise being the graininess/squiggliness you've described in your thread (NOT audible noise)**

I only own Gen 2 units, but I understand low/no light is where they fall short. Others can confirm better than I.

These things are the shit with supplemental IR tho.

I'll post this in your thread too.

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Link Posted: 2/11/2019 10:22:36 PM EST
Thanks man. Maybe i am miss remembering it being more clear before. Its been a few year sitting on the shelf waiting to get fixed.

I appreciate the assessment.
Link Posted: 2/12/2019 12:55:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By usar_ds:
Thanks man. Maybe i am miss remembering it being more clear before. Its been a few year sitting on the shelf waiting to get fixed.

I appreciate the assessment.
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If you don't mind me asking, how much did they charge you for a new tube?
Link Posted: 2/12/2019 1:04:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/12/2019 1:08:28 AM EST by usar_ds]
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Originally Posted By IslandTimes:

If you don't mind me asking, how much did they charge you for a new tube?
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Dont mind at all. They originally wanted $600, but I talked them down to $400.

I also asked about accessories, 1x objectives, helmet mounts, weapon mounts, scope and camera adaptors, etc...

I was told that they no longer carried or had any more, and that they will generally only keep optional accessories for 2 years after an item is discontinued.

Unfortunately.
Link Posted: 2/14/2019 11:19:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By usar_ds:
Dont mind at all. They originally wanted $600, but I talked them down to $400.

I also asked about accessories, 1x objectives, helmet mounts, weapon mounts, scope and camera adaptors, etc...

I was told that they no longer carried or had any more, and that they will generally only keep optional accessories for 2 years after an item is discontinued.

Unfortunately.
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Originally Posted By usar_ds:
Originally Posted By IslandTimes:

If you don't mind me asking, how much did they charge you for a new tube?
Dont mind at all. They originally wanted $600, but I talked them down to $400.

I also asked about accessories, 1x objectives, helmet mounts, weapon mounts, scope and camera adaptors, etc...

I was told that they no longer carried or had any more, and that they will generally only keep optional accessories for 2 years after an item is discontinued.

Unfortunately.
All things considered, that's not too bad. Thanks!

I can also confirm that there is a lot of noise when using the NS2 in a very dark environment. A little IR light makes a big difference though.
Link Posted: 2/14/2019 11:22:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/14/2019 11:51:53 PM EST by usar_ds]
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Originally Posted By IslandTimes:

All things considered, that's not too bad. Thanks!

I can also confirm that there is a lot of noise when using the NS2 in a very dark environment. A little IR light makes a big difference though.
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No prob. Thanks for the input on image distortion. Much appreciated.

I should prolly say that i tried to deal with atn customer service years ago. They were not responsive..

This tube swap experience this year has been much different. it definitely appears that ATN has really stepped up in the customer service dept recently. They were responsive and easy to deal with.

For whatever thats worth.
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