Nikon Introduces New Laser Rangefinder "Forestry 550"
Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, is pleased to announce the release of the Forestry 550, a laser rangefinder with angle compensation technology optimized for forestry use.
Ever since the release of the first model in 1999, Nikon laser rangefinders have been well received by a wide variety of users. Designed mainly for forestry use, the Forestry 550 has been developed to meet demand for angle compensated distance measurement. The built-in inclinometer provides easy readings of a tree—height, vertical separation (the difference in height between two targets), horizontal distance and angle in addition to actual distance. Measurement results are displayed on both internal and external LCD panels.
* 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.
Note: The origin of the technique of this Laser Rangefinder with inclinometer is the Surveying Instruments incorporated measuring capability of both distance and angle which were developed by Nikon Corporation. Among such products, especially, the first highly advanced electronic model, the Total Station DTM-1, is the root (Sold in 1985).
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