Re: I did not know there was a night Vision forum over here...
Ok, here I begin
I've been always fascinated by night vision devices since I was a child (even before liking flashlights) but I've never been able to buy one.
Once I tried (i was 11 maybe, I don't remember anymore) a cheap Russian gen 1 handheld monocular but the quality was really crappy, besides you needed the IR illuminator to see. Then, many years later, I began to see online images of gen 2 (and gen 2+) and gen 3 devices, but the prices were too high and, the most scary thing, I discovered that the only ones that looked fine and didn't stress the eye (the gen 3) were prohibited to Italian civilians , so even if I saved some money I couldn't buy them
As today there are xd4 and 5 but gen 3 are still restricted to military in Italy, and now I'm also in love with thermal visors but still