QUANTUM OR OLD SCHOOL IR?
If like me you’ve invested heavily in IR, shoot predominantly at night and you’re an enthusiast rather than a pro £1,299 is a big ask. If you generally shoot smaller permissions from fairly fixed positions, you can certainly get by with your existing IR set-up. Do I want the Quantum? Definitely! Can I justify it? I’m certainly trying to.
The biggest selling point for me is that the Quantum brings night vision into the daylight. My IR gear is useless to me during the day but a thermal delivers full body eye shine day or night. As a detection tool it’s a game changer and its enhanced daytime potential could well be the clincher for many.
If you shoot large permissions and cover a lot of ground, target bigger game like deer or do a lot of foxing, you should start saving or sell something. If money is no object get a 640x480 Helion. For financial mere mortals the Quantum Lite offers a route into serious thermal at a still painful but bearable price.