I wrote about Rainer Joesch some time ago when he made his first movie about hunting Cape Buffalo in the mountains of Tanzania (that post can be found here). Since then he has made three more movies regarding the subject of buffalo hunting. They have been out for some time but I finally picked up a two of the three. I would have purchased part two but the retailer did not have it in stock. I also picked up an Ivan Carter film as well, Sunset in Botwana.I've watched the two Rainer Joesch films so far and they like his previous film are amazing. Most hunting films are, I'll admit, pretty lame. Joesch's film are not. They are filmed documentary style and the focus is not the kill shot, like in most films, but rather the whole hunting experience. When I have the time I'll do a full review of each film. Stay tuned. Check out the trailer for Part One:
Sunday, October 23, 2016
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Drawbacks of the Sordin: Low (perhaps misleading) NRR rating of 18db (although this article addresses this concern here), batteries are not easily removed or placed in the compartment, the sound is limited to 82 dB(A) equivalent sound level but can not be increased.
For the Pro Ears: Good NRR rating of 26, amplifies sound sub 70db 8 times, 300 hour battery life, three year warranty, Made in the USA.
Drawbacks of the Pro Ears: Requires four not so easy to find N sized batteries (CR123 versions are available but even those batteries still are not necessarily available everywhere), each ear has independent controls that turn in opposite directions (so you may actually leave on side on thinking it is off), not waterproof.