Nikon 350 Rangefinder

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The Specs:

  • Compact, high-performance laser rangefinder specifically designed for golf
  • First Target Priority Mode enables easy measurement of the distance to your target pin at the golf course
  • Depressing the POWER button provides 8-second continuous measurement, which enables measurement even with slight hand movement.
  • Measurement range: 10-500m (11-550 yd.)
  • Distance measurement display step is 0.5m (shorter than 100m/yd.)
  • High-quality 6x monocular with multilayer coating for bright, clear images
  • Easy one-push measurement after the power is turned on
  • High-eye point design affords eyeglass wearers easy viewing
  • Compact, lightweight design enables easy, single-hand operation
  • Diopter adjustment function
  • Capable of distancing different targets in succession with a single press of the button.
  • Waterproof (up to 1 meter for 10 minutes), but not for underwater usage; the battery chamber is water resistant.
  • Wide temperature tolerance: -10ºC to +50ºC

The Nikon Laser 350G is compact and very easy to use and, of course, has been specifically designed for golf.

First Target Priority mode enables easy measurement of the distance to the target even against a background of trees or buildings. And by ‘target’ it doesn’t have to be the flag. Distances to water/bunker hazards or angles of a dogleg can also be easily measured.

It’s also waterproof, measures from 11 to 550 yards and thanks to the R&A’s recently amended ruling on range finders (Rule 14-3B)* it’s now a legal addition to your golf bag.

One other consideration is that it can also be utilised at the practice ground. Hit each club 10 times, discount your bad shots and record the distance to the good shots, then simply take the average.

In summary, if your preference is for a laser rangefinder, the Nikon Laser 350G is an excellent, and very affordable, option.

If, however, you’re prepared to pay a little more, the Nikon Laser 350G also has a more advanced brother – the 550A S – more suited to the serious amateur and professional.

It takes distance measurement one-step further by allowing for the slope of the golf course terrain. That means that if you have an uphill or downhill shot to play, the Nikon Laser 550A S will take into account both height distances and slope angles and adjust your yardage to the pin accordingly.

Note that, at present, it is only legal for use in practice, not in competition play.