Boulder IR Class & New i5 Camera

We got to test the new Extech i5 camera at the Boulder IR class.

http://texas-inspection.com/boulder/ir5.jpg

We found the new i5 functional but very narrow in its veiw.

http://texas-inspection.com/boulder/ir6.jpg

The new i5 is limited in some ways but still a workable camera.
It would be like raking the yard with a narrow rake with large
gaps in the rake teeth.

http://texas-inspection.com/boulder/ir1.jpg

Nick bought food for everyone.

http://texas-inspection.com/boulder/ir4.jpg

Joe Ferry was helping too. :mrgreen:

http://texas-inspection.com/boulder/ir2.jpg

Helping Dan Bowers get down the last bite…:mrgreen:

http://texas-inspection.com/boulder/ir3.jpg

“Look I’m taller than Will Decker… take the picture fast”. :mrgreen:

See you guys tomorrow for more fun.

Dan Bowers was the winner of our door prize of a GPS system.

Thanks to Will Decker for providing the door prize.

It works great - it helped the 3 of us from Kansas City find our way right from the hotel to a downtown restaurant in a strange town. Real cool. Met some great guys. Good class.

You look at Will Decker and think - - - If I hadn’t smoked so much when I was a kid, maybe …

It must be nice for Will… he never has to bring a ladder to an inspection…:slight_smile:

Dan;

I propose a deal.

You lay off the tall jokes and I will lay off the fat jokes :mrgreen:

Deal?

“The new i5 is limited in some ways but still a workable camera.
It would be like raking the yard with a narrow rake with large
gaps in the rake teeth.”

I don’t really care how it is for yard work. How is it for home inspection work? I’ve not had a chance to use it yet. As I’ve said in other posts, I’m VERY concerned, after looking at the specs, that is will simply not be useful in most instances for home inspection work.

The attached shows resolutions of 320x240, 160x120 and 120x120 (all taken at about 40 feet away but on different days under slightly different conditions so you can compare everything about them). You can see differences, especially with regard to spatial resolution, but clearly ALL of these can work in these moderate conditions for residential buildings. I wonder what an 80x80 image will look like???

Clearly it is a very well designed and impressive tool that WILL have many uses, but: will it be useful for buildings work?!?!

Thermally yours,

John Snell
ASNT NDT Thermal/Infrared Level III #48166
Snell Infrared
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[quote=John Snell]

I don’t really care how it is for yard work. How is it for home inspection work? [

I was using an analogy John.
I was not suggesting that you use the camera to rake your yard. :mrgreen:](“http://www.thermalsolutions.org”)