AGM Global Vision: Optical, Thermal & Night Vision

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About AGM Global Vision
Founded by Mark Tarakanov, Gary Tarakanov, and Allen Harding, AGM Global Vision is a relative newcomer within the niche of night vision and thermal imaging devices, and because of this they are perhaps not yet quite as well known as some of the more established brands amongst the general public. However, within the electro-optic industry, they are highly respected and aim to become a dominant force within both the US and international arenas.

AGM has its headquarters in Springerville, Arizona, USA, where they currently (at the time of writing) employ more than fifty "professional and skilled technical experts". As well as this they have a secondary facility in Europe which concentrates on assembly and sales with a staff of up to thirty.

Range of Optical, Thermal & Night Vision Devices

As well as a vast range of professional-level night vision binoculars, monoculars, goggles, and rifle scopes AGM Global Vision also designs and produces thermal binoculars, monoculars, and weapon sights.

Added to this they also have a substantial range of laser systems, IR lights, weapon lights, rangefinders, rifle scopes, clip-on systems, accessories spotting scopes, and a small selection of standard optical only daytime binoculars!

Featured AGM Thermal Monoculars:

 

AGM Asp-Micro Thermal Monoculars

AGM Asp-Micro Thermal MonocularAt just over 16cm long (6.3in) and weighing in at only 270g (0.6 lb), the smallest of the thermal imaging monoculars in the AGM range and indeed one of/if not the smallest currently on the market, the ASP-Micro comes in two variations to accommodate differing budgets, but both are designed to be as small, lightweight and easy to use as possible making them one of the most convenient, take everywhere thermal imaging devices available.

Both models share the same outer housing and from the outside, look and feel identical. However it is on the inside where the differences lie and which you choose will depend on the quality of image you want and natrually your available budget:

The most notable difference is in the resolutions of the thermal detectors. So the Asp-Micro TM160 has a detector with a resolution of 160x120 and as the name suggests, the TM384 has a higher sensitivity detector with a 384x288 resolution. For those of you wh are not sure what this all means, be sure to check out my quick guide as to How Thermal Imaging Works.

Models Available:

Price Range & Where to Buy:
One of my recommendations as the best thermal monoculars under $600 (£/€), at the time of writing the TM160 is widly available for around $485 making it one of the most affordable thermal imaging monocular currently available. Whilst the higher specification TM384 will currently set you back around $1,500:

 

Where to Buy AGM Binoculars, Monoculars & Scopes:

 


Tested & Reviewed AGM Devices

Below are a few feature AGM Binoculars, Thermal Imaging & Night Vision Devices that I've tested, view >> All AGM Products reviewed


AGM Asp-Micro TM160 Thermal Imaging Monocular Review

Small, lightweight, easy to use, low-cost thermal imaging monocular that punches well above its price tag.

For me, the AGM Asp-Micro TM160 is a game-changer and has now been added to my must-have pieces of gear for use around the home as well as being one of the first instruments I put into my bag on any outdoor/nature/wildlife adventure where I will be spending the night.

Price: (4/6) Mid-High Value Thermal Imaging Monoculars

View >> All AGM Devices reviewed on The Best Binoculars & Reviews website.

 


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AGM Binoculars (Daytime)

AGM currently has a small selection of three optical binoculars within their catalog of products.

This consists of two Porro prism models and a single roof prism binocular. All come with a limited 3-year warranty and whilst AGM say they are "designed for professional use" in their marketing, I would put them more at the mid-level tiers in terms of the quality of the optics and coatings that they incorporate:

AGM 10x42 BinocularsAGM 10x42 Binoculars

  • Multi-coated optical system
  • Roof prism design (BaK-4?)
  • In-view reticule for rangefinding
  • Waterproof chassis with full rubber body armoring
  • Folding Eye-cups
  • Individual Focus Binoculars (No central focus wheel rather a diopter on each eyepiece)
  • Field of view: 5.8° (101m @ 1000m)
  • Minimum focus distance: 10m
  • Eye-relief: 15mm

AGM 7x50B Binoculars

  • AGM 7x50B Binoculars7x Magnification with large 50mm lenses, great for low light performance
  • Multi-coated optics
  • In-view reticule for rangefinding
  • Prisms: Porro made from BaK-4 glass
  • Individual eyepiece focus system
  • Fold down Eyecups
  • Strengthened PVC Chassis
  • Waterproof 0.5 m for 30 min
  • Diopter Adjustment -5 to +5 dpt
  • Field of view at 1000 m / 1000 yd: 131m / 393ft
  • Minimum Focus Distance 9.8 m
  • Eye-relief: 22.8 mm

AGM 8x36B Binoculars

  • AGM 8x36B Binoculars8x Magnification with 36mm lenses for more lightweight boday and compact shape.
  • Multi-coated optics
  • In-view reticule for rangefinding
  • Prisms: Porro made from BaK-4 glass
  • Individual eyepiece focus system
  • Fold down Eyecups
  • Strengthened PVC Chassis
  • Waterproof 0.5 m for 30 min
  • Diopter Adjustment -5 to +5 dpt
  • Field of view at 1000 m / 1000 yd: 123m / 369ft
  • Minimum Focus Distance 8 m
  • Eye-relief: 16.2 mm

AGM Global Vision Contact Details

US
173 West Main Street,
#962 Springerville,
AZ 85938, USA

Tel. 928-333-4300
Email: info[at]agmglobalvision.com

 

Europe
7 Andrey Lyapchev blvd.
Sofia P.C: 1756
Bulgaria

Tel. +35.988.412.5573
Tel. +44.292.168.0223
info[at]agmglobalvision.eu