Welcome to Optics Trade debates. In each episode, we talk about a different topic and try to answer the most common questions we receive about it. Today we are going to talk about Pulsar Core devices.
Models 35 and 38 are almost completely the same. The difference is in the eyepiece. Model 38 comes with a really short, nice monocular eyepiece which gives you 3x magnification while the 35 model comes with a long, 5x magnifying eyepiece which gives you a little more magnification when the device is used as a monocular and it’s also much larger.
You can use these devices in two different ways; as a monocular, so you can observe surroundings with them, or you can use them on daytime optics, on binoculars, spotting scopes or on rifle scopes (there are a few countries in EU where this is allowed). Core gives you the ability to convert your daytime rifle scope to a thermal rifle scope.
Devices do not have a reticle, and they can work as a thermal monocular. If you put them on your binoculars you can use them as a normal thermal monocular but with a much higher magnification. If you put them on a riflescope (only where this is allowed by law) then you can convert your rifle scope into a thermal scope.
The models 50 and 55 work on the same principle. If you wish to acquire a device with a smaller eyepiece that is easier to handle, you go with the model 50. If you are using the device much more commonly on daytime optics or on a rifle scope, then you go with the model 55.
These devices are manufactured separately because they’re licensed differently in different parts of Europe and because laws in Europe are very different regarding this type of devices. This is the main reason why they are produced with a permanently attached middle part and with removable parts.
There’s also a difference from the handling perspective. If you’re mostly using it on daytime optics then a model with a permanently attached middle part is more suitable, but if you’re using it as a monocular, then we would recommend getting it in a compact form with a short eyepiece.
Technically, these 4 devices are completely the same, almost identical, the only differences are in the attachments. It all depends on what type of use you prefer.
The models 38 and 35 would be more suitable for those who do most of their observation on shorter distances because they offer a wider field of view. If you’re observing animals and other objects on 60–70 m you have the advantage of a wider field of view on the smaller devices.
If, however, you prefer to see the details better, if you prefer better resolution, if you prefer higher magnification, if you are more into details and you’re observing objects that are a little farther away, the bigger models are better suited for you. You get better resolution and you can use higher magnification.
We would recommend those two models for someone who’s looking to hunt or observe from a short distance. If you are hunting up to 50 m, a smaller device is better because you have a wider field of view.
If you are hunting on 100 m or 150 m, then bigger objective lenses are better because you get better resolution and better details.
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Pulsar Thermal Front Attachment Core FXQ38: https://www.optics-trade.eu/en/pulsar-thermal-front-attachment-core-fxq38.html
Pulsar Thermal Front Attachment Core FXQ50: https://www.optics-trade.eu/en/pulsar-thermal-front-attachment-core-fxq50.html
Pulsar Thermal Imaging Monocular Core FXQ35: https://www.optics-trade.eu/en/pulsar-thermal-imaging-monocular-core-fxq35.html
Pulsar Thermal Imaging Monocular Core FXQ55: https://www.optics-trade.eu/en/pulsar-thermal-imaging-monocular-core-fxq55.html