The Apex XQ50 and Apex XQ38 continue on from a long line of Pulsar Apex Thermal night vision, but add the very useful function of a laser range finder, so you can ascertain distances easily.. Like all thermal night vision the Apex series isn't affected by bright lights and doesn't need an external light source. The thermal capabilities allow it to see through long grass or scrub, fog or smoke. The Laser Range Finder is good up to 1,000 metres, usually more than enough for most requirements.
Integrated laser rangefinder
Precision begins with knowing the distance to your quarry. The Apex LRF features an integrated laser rangefinder capable of capturing and displaying distances accurately, within ±1 m., up to 1000 m.
A reticle is electronically displayed on the screen and is permanently located in the plane of image. The Apex internal memory contains 10 reticles of various shapes and applications. The color of the reticle can be switched from black to white.
3 types of zeroing parameters memorization
The software allows the user to save in memory three points of impact for three various distances (types of cartridges), and each option allows the use of a dedicated reticle.
“Picture in picture” function
“Picture in Picture” function provides shooter with a possibility to display an additional image region on the screen which contains 2x magnified image of a picture and reticle. This allows seeing image in the reticle area in a more detailed way. Additional region (precise frame) is situated in the top center part of the screen above the reticle. Occupying only 1/10 of the total screen area additional image region allows simultaneous use of the entire field of view for observation. This allows perfect placement.
Zeroing with FREEZE function
Standard for Pulsar digital scopes “one go zeroing” in Apex models is complemented by an even more convenient zeroing function - “Freeze”: after making a zeroing it is enough to save a frame of a picture in the memory of the thermal nv and align reticle with point of impact looking at this frame without the necessity of keeping full immobility of the attached device.
DISPLAY OFF function
Apex has display shut down function which has to be used in the cases of short breaks during the process of observation for preventing disclosure of the user by the light from the eyepiece. When display is turned off all other systems are fully functional which allows instantaneous activation of the monocular.
With IPX7 (IEC 60529 standard) water protection class Apex scopes can be operated in the conditions of precipitation of any intensity and withstand a short underwater submersion. We still do not recommend scuba diving with this monocular!
Eye safe eye relief
The Apex thermal sights feature a 67 mm eye relief – one of the best parameters in its class. The greater is the eye relief the less traumatic is the use of the scope, especially on hunting tools with considerable recoil.
Different calibration modes
The Apex offers three calibration modes: silent manual mode (“M”), automatic (“A”) and semiautomatic (“H”). The “A” mode implies automatic calibration without user’s participation. In the “H” mode the user decides on his own if calibration is required depending on the image quality. The “Cal” button is pressed in this mode. Manual calibration (“M”) is carried out by pressing the “Cal” button when the lens cap is closed. The “M” mode is recommended for hunting due to silent operation.
The Apex offers three operating modes, each designed to deliver the best possible image in specific viewing conditions: “Rocks” (enhanced contrast), “Forest” (low contrast) and “Identification” (improved rendering of hot objects’ details).
Wide operating temperature range (-25…+50°C)The ability to operate in normal mode at sub-zero temperatures is due to the use of a frost-resistant AMOLED display featuring fast response and provides crisp image when observing dynamic object.
2xCR123A Power Supply
External power supply
Operation time can be significantly increased with the help of external power supplies (e.g., Pulsar EPS3/EPS5). When used in frosty weather, the power supply can be stored under the clothes.
Wireless remote controlWireless remote control allows the user to fulfil basic operations without resorting to standard controls.
The Apex thermal sights are equipped with a Video Out jack enabling real time video recording with the use of external recording equipment.
Type of Microbolometer Uncooled
Frame Rate, 50 Hz
Microbolometer resolution, 384x288 pixels
Spectral Sensitivity, 8 ... 14 µm
Pixel Pitch, 17 µm
Display type AMOLED
Display Resolution, 640x480 pixels
Magnification, 2.8 ... 11.2 x
Digital zoom, 2x; 3x; 4x
Objective Lens F50/1.2
Field of View,, horizontal * vertical 7.5x5.6 °
Horizontal Field of view @100m 13m
Eye Relief, 67mm
Diopter adjustment, - 4…+ 3.5 dptr.
Close-up distance, 7m
Range of detection, (object high*width = 1,7*0,5m) 1600m
Power Supply, 4 ÷ 6 V
Battery type 2xCR123A
Battery Life, 4.5 hours
External Power Supply EPS3 or EPS5 from Pulsar
Windage & Elevation, 1 click, mm/ 100m 20/ 20
Shock-proofness, E0, 6000 joules
Click range H/V, mm@100m 4000/ 4000
Physical & operational characteristics
Remote control wireless
Operating Temperature, - 25 … +50 °С
Level of Protection (acc. to IEC 60529) IPX7/IPX4 rangefinder
Weight (without batteries), 0.75kg
Laser wavelength, 905nm
Measurement range, 1000m
Accuracy of range measurement, -/+1m
|Brand||Pulsar Thermal Night Vision|
very goodBy: Adrian on 29 August 2018Bought this with the 42 and 56 adaptors. Works really well and no problem with foxes at 200 yards. Haven't tried anything further yet but have no problem seeing our mob of sheep at 600 or 700 yards. very happy