Nikon 550 Forestry

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ryandallas
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Nikon 550 Forestry

Post by ryandallas » Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:26 pm

What's are everyone's thoughts on the Nikon 550 Forestry rangefinder? I want to get it because my lazy eye/corneal problems interfere with my use of the Suunto clinometer.

Ryan

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Don
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Re: Nikon 550 Forestry

Post by Don » Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:43 pm

Ryan-
While an expensive alternate, the Forestry Pro would be an excellent and versatile alternative. Another option should you have a smartphone, is the Theodolite app (i have it for my iPhone, and it's available for android systems as well). It doesn't have a laser rangefinder, but it is an amazingly adept and versatile app, and costs $3.99 (yes, less than four dollars). It's solidly endorsed in our Measuring Guidelines' list of recommended equipment...
Check it out at:

http://hunter.pairsite.com/theodolite/

-Don
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Re: Nikon 550 Forestry

Post by ryandallas » Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:25 pm

Thanks for the recommendations, Don. The Forestry Pro is out of my price range at the moment, but I might buy a Smart Phone soon, and if I do, I'll definitely get the Theodolite App.

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Re: Nikon 550 Forestry

Post by Don » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:10 pm

Ryan-
All other things being equal, the bigger the screen the better!
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