Nikon has expanded its range of laser rangefinders with the launch of the Laser 30 and Laser 50, both of which offer rapid distance measurement in a variety of different environments, including the golf course.
The more powerful Laser 50 is capable of measuring distances of up to 2,000 yards, while the Laser 30’s range is 1,600 yards – which is still 400 yards farther than most current golf rangefinders on the market. Both models offer x6 magnification.
There are four different measurement display modes – horizontal distance and angle; actual distance and angle; horizontal distance and height, and actual distance and height. Once the target is locked on it displays the measurement in less than 0.3 seconds, although keeping the button depressed allows continuous measurement for up to eight seconds.
First Target Priority mode displays the distance of the closest subject — which is useful when measuring the distance to a subject in front of an overlapped background, while Distant Target Priority mode displays the distance of the farthest subject.
The viewfinder boasts a red OLED internal display, and an automatic adjustment function that fine tunes the display brightness according to the surrounding light level. Both models are housed in a durable, waterproof magnesium-alloy die-cast body.
RRPs: Laser 50 – £549/€649; Laser 30 – £399/€469.
For more details, visit www.nikon.co.uk.