Thank you for your purchase of the Maverick Pro V2 (also known as the Aviator Pro in some markets). The documentation below will discuss the features of this optical device.
DISCLAIMER: Never aim your Maverick Pro V2 at or towards the sun. The magnification can cause temporary and/or permanent damage to the eye
The Maverick Pro V2 features a chamber filled with the inert gas nitrogen. The pressurization prevents moisture from entering the chamber and allows for fog-proof functionality. If you crack or break this chamber, the device will no longer be able to keep out moisture.
Due to the high levels of magnification, it is strongly recommended to use the Maverick Pro V2 with a tripod or a similar stabilization device. While the included tripod is more than adequate for most applications, larger photography tripods have proven to be the most effective. The tripod threading used with the Maverick Pro V2 is industry standard and will fit any other tripod on the market.
The Maverick Pro V2's lens configuration allows for 1200% static magnification. Using the focusing wheel along the top, the lens can be focused to match your eyesight. The eyepiece of the Maverick Pro V2 features a mechanical piece known as a diopter wheel. The diopter wheel allows for minor adjustments in lens power (as determined by focal length). You may adjust it as needed (+/- 3)
The true potential of the Maverick Pro V2 is unlocked when paired with modern mobile phones.
If you are using a dual-camera phone, simply link the eyepiece with the preferred camera. Open the camera application and a standard image should be visible. It's normal to see a black ring around the edges.
Once the phone and optic are stable, use your phone's screen to zoom, focus, and manipulate the image to achieve the perfect shot. Depending on your particular phone and setup configuration, it's normal for the process to be somewhat tedious. Some phones may require you to disable the second camera via the settings. Some phones may also restrict the amount of digital zoom available when filming video.
Night vision functionality is achieved by using phone applications which manipulate the camera's sensor to allow for additional light. By leaving the sensor open for longer, the image's exposure is increased and therefore brighter. When doing this, it is normal to see a slight lag as the image processing is now slightly delayed. Due to this, video recording in night vision is not recommended. It's best used for extremely stabilized photography.
The applications we recommend for use can be found below:
iOS Application: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/night-eyes-lite-night-camera/id954158424?mt=8
Android Application: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.loorj.nightcap