Can you get a Gen2+ NVD below 1 300€? Yes you can!
Based on Armasight Sirius there is a new NVD device on the market.
N-14 costs close to 2k€ Is N-14 now obsolete?
The key differences are here:
|Objective lens||22mm F1.2||27mm F1.2||A bit more light can enter the device.|
|Weight||460g||340g||Sirius weights 120g more|
|Lenght||147 mm||117 mm||Sirius is 3 cm longer than N-14|
|Price||1 275€||1950€||Sirius is 675€ cheaper!|
Last but not least. N-14 optics are considered premium compared to Sirius.
In our opinion Sirius has a really good price / performance ration when you use it hand-held for scouting. If you want to mount your NVD, you should consider N-14. Sirius has slight fish-eye effect, which causes disorientation while moving and is too heavy to be mounted.
Compared to Gen1+ the Sirius is a huge leap ahead both in light amplification and picture clarity, but lacks the optics we are used to with Gen2+.