The Sightmark PVS-14 Gen 3 Pinnacle Night Vision Monocular is a third generation night vision monocular that's similar in concept, design and quality to the standard-issue military version of this NVD. Fitted with a manual gain-control, the PVS-14 is capable of providing high- quality images under difficult lighting conditions. It is also an extremely versatile device - it can be operated hand-held, or head or helmet-mounted and adapted for use with a camera or camcorder. The heart of this PVS-14 is its premium select third generation intensifier. Third generation intensifiers feature longer life spans, higher resolution and lower levels of bright light blooming.