Young Soldier Who Wandered Off After Night-vision Goggles Went Missing Was Caught, Tortured And Murdered By Taliban

Sony Digital Recording Binoculars look like military night vision goggles, cost almost as much

Highlander Scott McLaren walked away from the safety of his checkpoint to try to find a pair of night vision goggles. But as the 20-year-old hunted for the valuable equipment he was captured by insurgents, tortured and killed. He was shot five times in the head with an automatic rifle before his semi-naked body was dumped in a river three miles from Checkpoint Salaang in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand. Highlander McLarens body was found by British troops after a 17-hour manhunt involving hundreds of servicemen, including U.S.
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Grief: Kirsty McLaren, the soldier

A comfortably positioned dial allows fingertip adjustment of manual focus ideal for focusing selectively on a subject, rather than overhanging branches or other obstructions in the field of view. Electronic autofocus allows both binoculars to focus cleanly on subjects less than half an inch away when recording in 2D (minimum of 32 inches when recording in 3D). Separate images for left and right eyes are captured by a matched pair of precision G Lens optics by Sony with “Exmor R” CMOS sensors and powerful BIONZ processors. Independent electronic viewfinders provide clear, detailed images for left and right eyes, offering a stereoscopic viewing experience that’s comfortable, natural and highly immersive. The DEV-3 and DEV-5 digital binoculars feature Optical SteadyShot image stabilization (Active mode), the optical stabilization system that’s found on Sony Handycam camcorders and Cyber-shot cameras. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps keep images clear and stable, even when viewing at high magnifications. The binoculars can be connected via HDMI to a Sony BRAVIA HDTV or any HD television with HDMI input for viewing images (cable sold separately).
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