New Laser 50 and Laser 30 Rangefinders from Nikon
Luke Cuenco 12.22.20
Nikon has just announced the addition of two new high-performance laser rangefinders to their sport optics line. The New Laser 50 and Laser 30 rangefinders bring many features, durability and performance to the table. Some features like the target selection mode seem pretty handy for making multiple shots while its waterproof and wide operating temperature range mean that it can perform in almost any conditions.
Nikon Announces New Laser 50 and Laser 30 Rangefinders
LASER 30 and LASER 50 Key Features
- Measurement range: LASER 50 (9.1-1,820m/10-2,000yds) LASER 30 –(7.3-1,460m/8-1,600yds.)
- Red internal display enables easier viewing in any situation. Automatic brightness adjustment function fine-tunes the display brightness according to the surrounding ambient light level.
- Quick and stable measurement response regardless of distance — HYPER READ displays the measurement result in approx. 0.3 second
- Single or continuous measurement (up to 8 seconds). If single measurement fails, it automatically extends the measurement until succeeding for up to 4 seconds. Keeping the button depressed enables continuous measurement for up to approx. 8 seconds.
- Four selectable measurement display modes
- Horizontal distance and angle mode
- Actual distance and angle mode
- Horizontal distance and height mode
- Actual distance and height mode
- Target Priority Switch System for measuring overlapping subjects: First Target Priority mode displays the distance of the closest subject, while Distant Target Priority mode displays that of the farthest subject — useful in wooded areas.
- Distance measurement display step: 0.1m/yd.
- High-quality 6x monocular with multilayer coating for bright, clear images
- Large ocular for easy viewing (18mm)
- Wide field of view (7.5 degrees)
- Long eye relief design affords eyeglass wearers easy viewing
- Diopter adjustment function
- Compact body design for comfortable holding
- Waterproof (up to 1m/3.3 ft. for 10 minutes) and fog-proof, but not designed for underwater usage; the battery chamber is rainproof
- Wide temperature tolerance: -10°C to +50°C/14°F to 122°F
The LASER 50 and LASER 30 Laser Rangefinder will be available in December at a suggested retail price (SRP) of $449.95 and $349.95 respectively.*
If these new rangefinders can hold up to the conditions stated in their features list then I think these would make for great and affordable rangefinders for any outdoorsman or hunter. Personally I would be interested more in the Laser 30 for the type of shooting that I do. However, I can see the appeal of the much more capable Laser 50 and why someone like a long range shooter might need its extra 400 yards of reach.