First Look: Nikon LaserForce Rangefinding Binocular

posted on September 11, 2017

Earlier this year, Nikon introduced its new LaserForce Rangefinding Binocular. The new, tricked-out design is meant to cater any requirements the hunting community may have, at an MSRP of just over a thousand bucks. Here are five things you need to know.

1. The lenses and prisms are top-of-the-line.
A reflective mirror coating is applied on the mirror surface of the roof prism unit, which helps keep your image bright. Lead- and arsenic-free glass is used for all the lenses and the prisms. The lenses features ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass, which is built to correct chromatic aberration that causes color fringing.

2. The rangefinder is fantastic.
The LaserForce’s rangefinder offers a bright, clear display and features a 4-step intensity adjustment. It’s easy to read in any lighting condition, and you can alternate between single of continuous measurement. Holding the activation button down allows you to get a continuous measurement for up to 8 seconds, which is a neat little trick. It’s capable of ranging from 10-1,900 yards, ensuring that few targets will ever be out of reach.

3. It features ID Technology
The rangefinder built into the LaserForce are equipped with Nikon’s ID (Incline/Decline) Technology, which provides the horizontal distance to the target, even when ranging at incline or decline shooting angles. What that means is that you’ll get the true horizontal range to your target. It’s an added perk that bowhunters in particular can make use of.

4. It’s packed with smaller features.
The LaserForce includes a bevy of other features that hunters might find useful. The rubber-armored exterior ensures that your binos will be able to take a beating, and they’re fogproof and waterproof. The LaserForce’s body is nitrogen purged to prevent fogging or molding inside the optical system even under significant changes in temperature. An optional tripod adaptor is available.

5. They’re covered by Nikon’s No-Fault Repair/Replacement policy.
If your Nikon LaserForce Rangefinding Binocular requires repair that goes beyond what the company already offers in its Limited Lifetime Repair warranty, don’t worry—Nikon has you covered. You can send your binos back and the company will, depending on the situation, either repair or replace them at no charge. Not a bad deal.


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