Hi, and thank you for your post !
I have doing some news pics this evening !!
Outdoor condition, no moon, no clouds, only star light
In this condition, we can see the difference between Omni V and Omni VII
In the woods, I don't see gain performance between the two NV, only a little great resolution on the Omni VII
To resume, the gain performance between Omni V and Omni VII is not spectacular! With a pinnacle tube autogated and thinfilmed, you will have a little more of clarity and resolution. But no variable gain on MX10160c tube !
The advantage of MX11769 is the variable gain ! If you little turn lower gain, you will get a picture darker but more details and less noise !
Difficult choise !!