It's one of the best examples of a
performing digital night vision
monocular. Emphasis on digital. The Ranger produces a bright
image under low light conditions. The Yukon Ranger 5x42 has an
image that is as
clear as any standard Gen 2+.
This monocular lends itself well to neighborhood and property
surveillance but it excels when used for night time animal observation.
The image is clear from border to border,
presented in gray scale.
Night time photo recording is so much better in black and
can record on the fly with the built in video output. The video out can
be connected to an auxiliary monitor or portable recording
device. The distortion free image presentation makes for good
recordings that are
bright and well contrasted
The Ranger digital works well under a half moon or more and for darker
conditions has a high power illuminator. The 940nm IR Illuminator is
very powerful and adjustable. You can turn it on when needed
and off to conserve battery
The 5x magnification makes for outstanding medium and long range
observation, with or without the Illuminator. At these ranges, Staying
beyond the notice of dear, birds or raccoons is much easier.
is a digital night vision device and works as well in the daylight
as it does in near dark conditions. It handles the transitions between
night and day without image interruptions or equipment damage
On the down side:
Like all digital night vision monoculars and camcorders in general, the ranger
will use up the batteries.
The field of view is limited, owing to the large magnification (5x). So
close range observation is difficult especially when the subject is on
Using it on foot and on the move can be difficult because of the manual focus. The depth
of field is restrictive and may require frequent focusing,
again owing to the 5x magnification factor.
On the up side:
The Ranger 5x42 was designed and built for Surveillance.
The Ranger 5x42 is armored and rugged. It is simple to operate and the
price is right for a night vision device with this many
features. This is a great
night vision device for intermediate and long range observation. Its
the best night vision device out there for
Some important Yukon Ranger 5x42 specifications:
The Yukon 28041 is a digital night vision monocular with the following feature set
Resolution, lines/mm 40
Field of View, degree 5
IR Power, mW 2000
Power Supply, V DC 6-12V 1000mA
Video Output Signal Standard CCIR (PAL