Nikon's New Monarch 7i VR Laser Rangefinder

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#1)  Nikon's New Monarch 7i VR Laser Rangefinder

Postby Lucas » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:15 pm

Nikon's New Monarch 7i VR Laser Rangefinder.

http://www.petersenshunting.com/gear-ac ... ngefinder/

The Monarch 7i VR has an effective measurement range between 8 and 1,000 yards, and it displays measurements in .1-yard increments.

The Monarch 7i VR instantly compensates for shooting uphill or downhill and offers the equivalent horizontal distance without further calculations.
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#2)  Re: Nikon's New Monarch 7i VR Laser Rangefinder

Postby Erik Danielsen » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:39 pm

I think the real news with this unit is the integration of Vibration Reduction, which I can say provides a very tangible and real benefit in my photography work. Like most hunting-oriented units it doesn't sound like this will be calculating heights for the user. If it provides more precise ranging than current Nikon units, that's a plus though.
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#3)  Re: Nikon's New Monarch 7i VR Laser Rangefinder

Postby dbhguru » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:18 pm

Lucas,

  If I understand the specs, automatic adjustment for elevation so that all distance shots represent the horizontal separation between the unit's centroid and the target would require that the distance be multiplied  by the tangent function applied to an independently measured angle (clinometer) to get the height of the target. It would be interesting to test the HD return of a TruPulse for a target versus the distance returned by the Monarch 71 VR. Display resolution yo 0.1 yards is pretty good.

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#4)  Re: Nikon's New Monarch 7i VR Laser Rangefinder

Postby Lucas » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:08 am

Erik Danielsen wrote:I think the real news with this unit is the integration of Vibration Reduction,


Correct. That was my intent until I got sick of fighting the tablet.The love hate tablet relationship continues.
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#5)  Re: Nikon's New Monarch 7i VR Laser Rangefinder

Postby Lucas » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:11 am

dbhguru wrote:Lucas,

  If I understand the specs, automatic adjustment for elevation so that all distance shots represent the horizontal separation between the unit's centroid and the target would require that the distance be multiplied  by the tangent function applied to an independently measured angle (clinometer) to get the height of the target. It would be interesting to test the HD return of a TruPulse for a target versus the distance returned by the Monarch 71 VR. Display resolution yo 0.1 yards is pretty good.

Bob


Your interest validates my hunch for the FYI but I know nothing re: rangefinders.
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#6)  Re: Nikon's New Monarch 7i VR Laser Rangefinder

Postby Karlheinz » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:10 pm

What about the new Nikon Coolshot 80i VR?
It is equipped with Vibration Reduction and Inclinometer.
The Internal display in golf mode shows distance and height (see illustration):
http://www.nikon.com/products/sportopti ... /index.htm
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