Attach Camera to Night vision Goggles?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Guest, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Now, lets ignore the subject of the image. I ma just curious, can you
    just attach a film camera to a pair of decent night vision goggles and
    get an image like that?

    The second one clearly would've been enhanced, so is that first one
    consistent with using those sorts of goggles on film?

    I'd've thought that you'd never get enough light to make any kind of
    image, short of a super high speed film, mounting on a tripod, having a
    realllly slow shutter speed, etc, and that that wouldn't jive with the

    Anyone tried to use these kinds of techniques?
    Guest, Jun 19, 2006
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    Mark Guest

    Hi there,
    I have taken pictures with image intensifiers, such as those used in
    night-vision goggles. The amount of light is amplified electronically,
    typically by a factor of 100,000 or more, so shutter speed is not an
    issue. The lens system focusses an image onto the intensifier, which
    amplifies the light onto a phosphor screen (hence the monotone green
    image). Then some sort of relay lens allows you to focus the image of
    the screen onto the film plane of the camera.
    Hope that helps,
    Mark, Jun 19, 2006
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    no_name Guest

    Actually the second one looks like it could have been shot through a
    starlight scope or something ... other than the little guy to the left.

    I expect both images on that site are crap.

    I've shot a P&S digital through a pair of AN/PVS-7Ds.

    This isn't my image, but it's realistic of what what real NVG images
    looks like:

    Here's another:
    no_name, Jun 19, 2006
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks to the two of you!

    I am impressed, I'd've really thought that the light comming out of the
    night vision goggles was just too dim and weak to react well enough
    with film. Thanks.
    Guest, Jun 26, 2006
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