Nikon is the world leader in optics and is on the cutting edge of laser rangefinder technology. The new ACULON Rangefinder delivers world-class performance in an extremely compact body. Nowhere else will you find the speed, the precision and the optical quality of the palm-sized ACULON.
If smaller means better, then the ACULON Rangefinder is at the top of its class. With its ultra-compact size (3.6”x2.9”x1.5”), this new rangefinder redefines “portability” and is small enough to rival most smartphones. Its palm-sized dimensions make it comfortable to wear around your neck or fit in your pocket. And because it weighs just 4.4 ounces (without batteries), the ACULON Rangefinder is so light you’ll hardly even notice it’s there.
Operating the ACULON Rangefinder is intuitive and requires just the simple push of a button to get an instant distance reading. When the button is held down, the rangefinder gives a continuous measurement for up to 20 seconds as you scroll across the visible area. The display is uncluttered and free of any unnecessary obstructions so you can concentrate on the object you’re ranging. The ACULON Rangefinder automatically powers down after eight seconds of inactivity.
The ACULON Rangefinder is programmed in Distant Target Priority Mode – meaning that it will display the range of the furthest target amongst a group of targets measured. This is particularly useful if the object being measured is partially obscured by grass or brush.
The ACULON Rangefinder has 6x magnification and a 20mm objective lens. It features long eye relief (16.7 mm) and is engineered using Nikon’s multilayer coated optics, which provide an even higher light transmittance across the entire visible light spectrum. This minimizes the loss of light due to reflection, thereby ensuring a more natural, clearer view.
Speed is a virtue in which the ACULON Rangefinder excels. As soon as you push the button, it delivers an accurate reading from six yards all the way out to 550 yards. Measurements are easy to read and are displayed in 1 yard/meter increments. When seconds count, you’ll have an instant reading with a precision that you can rely on.
The Canon 10x30 IS Image Stabilized Binocular delivers outstanding optical performance and stabilization capability at an affordable price. Whether you're upon the water's edge or perched high in the upper deck of a stadium, you'll get a close view of action with this well-contoured Canon offering. A textured rubber coating provides a sure grip as well as a bit of protection from the elements, while the center-mounted focus and stabilizer controls are easily accessible for both hands. This 10x30 IS is a bit bigger than a 10x32 midsized binocular, but has exceptional ergonomics.
Canon's series of image stabilized binoculars deliver outstanding optical performance and stabilization capabilities at a very affordable price. Whether upon the water's edge or high in the catacombs of a stadium, you'll get a close view of action with this well-contoured Canon offering. A textured rubber coating provides a sure grip as well as a bit of protection from the elements, while the center-mounted focus and stabilizer controls are easily accessible for both hands.
The revised edition of their 12x36 model has dramatically decreased the bulk and weight of the unit. The drawbacks are that it no longer accepts 43mm filters and the minimum focusing distance has been lengthened.
The Canon 15x50 IS Binocular delivers truly outstanding optical performance and a well-stabilized, high-magnification view. Whether upon the water's edge or high in the upper deck of a stadium, the 15x50 IS will put you right in the middle of the action. The 15x50 IS binocular's great for big game hunters, spectators of the more distant sports such as surfing, or anyone with a hunkering for incredible pulling power which can actually be observed without a tripod. It is a water resistant design with a tripod socket, to allow for easy mounting to tripods or monopods for extended periods of observation.
The 15x50 IS was not designed to be habitually worn around the neck, but if you prefer to carry your optic in this manner then consider a thick neoprene strap instead of the supplied flat woven strap. If you'll be using the binocular in cold weather, it ishighly recommended to use lithium batteries instead of alkaline.
The 15x50 IS is threaded to accept 58mm filters, which is convenient for using polarizers around water, but it also means that during extremely bright or humid conditions you can use a pair of 58mm lens hoods to help shield the objective lenses from dew and stray light (and thus improve contrast).