So for a while now I have wanted a FLIR Pathfindir, but they are still so expensive. From my research it seems like $3000 is the best pricing available now. To be honest I think it has a serious "cool" factor, but this weekend was the first time I felt an actual need for this technology. I was driving home late on Saturday night, I was the designated driver and there was some serious fog. I am talking about 10-20 feet visibility. I knew the roads I was driving well, but seeing turns and stop signs was near impossible. I drove slowly and used my fog lights. I also flashed my brights every once in a while to let other drivers or people in the area know I was there. The brights created a huge white wall of fog, but did help to show reflective signs.
Anyway, I sure would have liked to have had FLIR for this drive. I was just wondering how many of you have some time of infrared systems and what you think of it. They are so expensive so its really hard to justify spending that kind of money, but at the same time it is really the last piece of equipment I'm missing. Are there any other options besides the FLIR Pathfindir that people recommend?