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Posted: 1/15/2015 6:05:40 PM EST
I have a new/refurbished PVS-4. I've been looking at the TVS-5 lense assemblies. Is there any real reason to get into one of these for around $400? they don't magically transform the performance other than magnification, do they?
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 6:15:34 PM EST
In my opinion you are better off with the standard PVS-4 optics, the TVS-5 lense is too unwieldy.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 7:43:21 PM EST
More mag 6x iirc, and they are absurdly huge... I wouldn't mount one on anything but a crew served weapon.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 7:54:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/15/2015 7:55:05 PM EST by TheHorta]
I have a Gen 3 PVS-4 that I put a new TVS-5 lens on. I use it on a tripod and for long-range viewing, stargazing and tracking satellites. It's awesome for that purpose. Forget about using it on a man-portable weapon, as the increase in magnification is relatively nominal for the extreme size differential. I believe it is 7x magnification.

My unit, before and after the lens conversion, next to a PVS-14 for comparison:





Link Posted: 1/15/2015 8:19:49 PM EST
Dang Horta! You could launch mortars out of that thing.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 2:21:06 PM EST
Wow! That thing is huge! points well made. Thanks everyone.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:36:43 PM EST
I don't know about you guys, but the amount of usage I get from any night vision device goes up exponentially the smaller and lighter the device is.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 7:07:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AlmightyTallest:
I don't know about you guys, but the amount of usage I get from any night vision device goes up exponentially the smaller and lighter the device is.
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Yeah the TVS isn't too practical.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:31:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/21/2015 7:59:49 AM EST by tigerhound]
-disregard last question-edited
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