August 6, 2008

Nikon Announces Prostaff 550 Laser Rangefinder

Nikon Announces Prostaff 550 Laser Rangefinder

Nikon, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sport optics, has introduced the ProStaff Laser 550 rangefinder in 2008. The new ProStaff 550 is a pocket-sized, waterproof rangefinder that will accurately measure distance from 11 yards to 550 yards with Nikon’s trademark precision.

The ProStaff 550 is the perfect size and profile for any hunt. It is easy to use in the field with a high-contrast LCD display, single button control and a continuous tracking feature that allows for ranging of multiple or moving targets. The ProStaff 550 is unaffected by extremes in temperatures, so consistent ranging can be accomplished in even the toughest hunting conditions. The unit measures ranges in either yards or meters and features an automatic power shutoff after the reading has been displayed for eight seconds. The Nikon ProStaff 550 features an easy-to-grip green rubber armored body, and is also available in REALTREE APG.

Nikon’s ProStaff 550 features a six power monocular with precisely ground and polished lens glass that is multicoated with anti-reflective compounds to improve light transmission, clarity, and color rendition. The rangefinder provides an exit pupil of 3.5mm for maximum brightness under less-than-ideal lighting conditions. The eyepiece is adjustable, with a range of +/- 4 diopters, and has 18mm of eye relief and folds down for use with eyeglasses. In addition, the Nikon ProStaff 550 has a real angle of view of 6.0 degrees.

The ProStaff 550 measures 5.1” x 2.7” x 1.5” and weighs 6.3 ounces without battery. It is powered by one CR-2 lithium camera battery that is included with the rangefinder and an internal display shows the user how much battery power is remaining.

Suggested retail for the ProStaff 550 is $199.95 and $219.95 for REALTREE APG.

Nikon Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.

For more information on the new Nikon ProStaff 550 or information on Nikon’s full line of Riflescopes, Binoculars, Spotting Scopes, Fieldscopes and Laser Rangefinders, visit our website at www.

Nikon Sport Optics
1300 Walt Whitman Rd.
Melville, NY 11747-3064

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