Laser Rangefinder "Forestry 550"

Written by Varadharajan on 3:52 AM

On September 24 (2008) NIKON co. Ltd introduced its new Laser Rangefinder "Forestry 550"
Its stated that NIKON released its first model in 1999 (i'm sorry i do not know it). Well this "forestry 550" comes with
with angle compensation technology.
Here are some of the key features stated by NIKON(visit

Key Features

  • In addition to actual distance measurement, height, vertical separation (difference in height between two targets), horizontal distance and angle can be easily measured.
  • The results are displayed on both internal and external LCD panels. The external LCD panel displays all results simultaneously.
  • Two measurement modes (Target Priority Switch System) are available:
    First Target Priority Mode displays the range to the nearest target taken from multiple results obtained with a single measurement.
    Distant Target Priority Mode displays the range to the farthest target taken from multiple results obtained with a single measurement—especially useful for forestry and hunting.
  • High quality 6x monocular with multilayer coating produces bright images.
  • Waterproof (up to 1 meter for 10 minutes) but not for underwater usage. The battery chamber is water resistant.
  • High-eyepoint design allows easy viewing even with eyeglasses.
  • Capable of measuring different distances in succession, for up to 20 seconds, when the button is held down.
  • Measurement range: 10-500 m/11-550 yd./33-999 ft.

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