For the ultimate in thermal spotting, you can’t do better than the top of the Pulsar range, the Accolade 2 LRF XP50 Pro. With a 640×480 17µm <25mK NETD thermal sensor, fast 50mm f/1.2 lens, 640×480 AMOLED display and 50Hz frame rate, it gives a wonderfully clear, smooth picture even in difficult conditions when there’s a low temperature difference.
“They’re called Pro for a reason,” says Phil Taylor from distributors Thomas Jacks, who uses the Accolade 2 himself. “The picture quality is phenomenal – I wouldn’t be without them.” He explains that using both eyes reduces eye fatigue. “If you’re out counting deer on the hill all day, for instance, it just makes the job so much easier.”
The unit has a native magnification of 2.5x with 8x digital zoom for a total magnification of 20x. The detection range is 1800m and there is a built-in laser rangefinder which will give highly accurate range measurement out to 1,000m.
“It’s got 16Gb of internal memory so it can record 10,000 pictures or six hours of video. That’s more than enough for any hunter,” says Phil. Plus it has StreamVision so you can stream to your mobile phone or transfer images and video wirelessly, as well as controlling many of the unit’s functions remotely.
The IPS7 battery pack powers the unit for up to 13 hours, and can be charged via USB or with a separate charger.
Retail price of the Accolade 2 LRF XP50 Pro is £4,649.95. Find out more at the Thomas Jacks website.