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Nikon Forestry 550 Hypsometer Rangefinder

Item# NIKO220
 
5.0

(6 Ratings)

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Description

Nikon Forestry 550 Hypsometer

 

  • In addition to actual distance measurement, height, vertical separation (difference in height between 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 models (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.
  • Long 18mm eye relief great for eyeglass wearers

 

Supplier Sku:
8371

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand

Nikon

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Nikon Forestry 550 Hypsometer Rangefinder
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (6)
  • Strong construction (5)
  • Comfortable eyepiece (4)
  • Fast performance (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Surveying (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (4)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    5.0

    Rangefinder

    By dc

    from Corona, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Comfortable Eyepiece
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Golf
      • Surveying

      Comments about Nikon Forestry 550 Hypsometer Rangefinder:

      Haven't had to use this yet because it is a Christmas gift. Great price and very fast shipping.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      A1 deal

      By Dee Tee

      from Australia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Comfortable Eyepiece
      • Fast Performance
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon Forestry 550 Hypsometer Rangefinder:

          Excellent for shooting range assessment

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Hypsometer worth the extra cost

          By Honda Rider

          from East Islip, NY

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Comfortable Eyepiece
          • Fast Performance
          • Light weight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Archery
            • Golf
            • Hunting
            • Surveying
            • Yachting

            Comments about Nikon Forestry 550 Hypsometer Rangefinder:

            Performs all functions of standard rangefinder however with the extra of the Hypsometer you have the added benefit determining the height of objects. They need to make a cover that shows the LCD but comes in CAMO for hunting.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great for measuring long distances

            By Superman Bob

            from Grand Junction, CO

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Comfortable Eyepiece
            • Compact
            • Good value
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Only measures 30' or more

            Best Uses

            • Crane work
            • Surveying
            • Treetops

            Comments about Nikon Forestry 550 Hypsometer Rangefinder:

            I use this Rangefinder in my work as a Crane Rigging Superintendent. Working in the mountains of Colorado and Utah, the height of the treetops are a concern when on-site for home and commercial construction. I like this product and would recommend it. However, I do wish that it would measure less than the 30' minimum.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great purchase for field measurements

            By Professor Tree

            from Northeast Ohio

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Fast Performance

            Cons

            • Instructions are poor

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon Forestry 550 Hypsometer Rangefinder:

              We are using the Nikon for field research measurements such as horizontal distance, slope distance, slope angle, and tree height. It performs well as long as you have a clear view of the target. "Shooting" between branches sometimes takes several attempts, but that is no different than other laser measurement devices. Accuracy seems to be as advertised (<1%), and it is considerable less expensive than most alternatives. The instructions are poor, but the small summary sheet is understandable and is all that you really need. We wish is had a horizontal angle feature so that distances between two objects in front of you could be caluculated, but that's really pretty minor. The unit also does not calculate distances less than 10 meters

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              Customer Q & A

              Q1: How far can I measure distances using this device? Am I correct that if I wanted to measure the height of the top of a building while standing on the street, this rangefinder would do the trick? Do I have to do any trig or does the device automatically make all the calculations such that the LCD simply gives the height measurement? If the rangefinder doesn't say hypsometer does that mean it doesn't measure heights?

              A: The maximum range is 550 yards. The device has the ability to measure vertical objects as well as horizontal objects.  If a rangefinder does not have a hypsometer feature, it will not be able to measure heights accurately. 

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