Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized Rangefinder

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  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX Posts: 1,501 ClubWRX


    Yeah, is kind of lame, but Leupold is 100% quality, which is why I didn’t get rid of it. I’m a competition shooter, and all my long range rifles optics are either Nikon or Leupold, there’s nothing better out there.



    At the end of the day, I don’t find removing one sunglasses to use a rangefinder as a deal breaker.


    Agreed. I just find it a bit annoying and unexpected.
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  • Golfer4LifeGolfer4Life Bob Parsons Bodyguard, Chump! ClubWRX Posts: 2,152



    Yeah, is kind of lame, but Leupold is 100% quality, which is why I didn’t get rid of it. I’m a competition shooter, and all my long range rifles optics are either Nikon or Leupold, there’s nothing better out there.



    At the end of the day, I don’t find removing one sunglasses to use a rangefinder as a deal breaker.


    Agreed. I just find it a bit annoying and unexpected.




    I understand.
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  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers Posts: 22,906 ✭✭


    Nikon could have changed the design between the two models.




    I have an older Nikon - the LR550 (Callaway branded) I can see if it has the same issue. I normally never try to use it w/ Sunglasses but now you have me curious.
  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX Posts: 1,501 ClubWRX
    Stuart G. wrote:



    Nikon could have changed the design between the two models.




    I have an older Nikon - the LR550 (Callaway branded) I can see if it has the same issue. I normally never try to use it w/ Sunglasses but now you have me curious.


    My previous Callaway/Nikon (on its last legs prompting the new prchase) does not have this issue, hence why I was so surprised.
    Driver: Callaway GBB Epic 9° w/Project X HZRDUS T800 65 gm 6.0 flex
    3W: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Evenflow 5.5 Graphite R-flex
    Hybrids: Callaway Apex 3h, 4h w/MR Kuro Kage 80HY S-flex
    Irons: Maltby TS-1 5i-GW w/KBS Tour R-flex
    Sand Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 54/08 M Grind w/KBS Tour R-Flex
    Lob Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6 58/04 L Grind w/TT Wedge Flex
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X w/Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0
    Ball: Titleist AVX in yellow
  • coloradojercoloradojer Members Posts: 3

    Stuart G. wrote:



    Nikon could have changed the design between the two models.




    I have an older Nikon - the LR550 (Callaway branded) I can see if it has the same issue. I normally never try to use it w/ Sunglasses but now you have me curious.


    My previous Callaway/Nikon (on its last legs prompting the new prchase) does not have this issue, hence why I was so surprised.


    I had the same problem using polarized sunglasses with the Nikon 80i VR. Non-polarized lenses weren't a problem, and if you turned the 80i VR 90 degress with polarized lenses you could see well enough to get a reading. It was enough of a deal breaker for me to return it. Just wanted to say thanks for posting this because you're the first person I've heard that has had the same issue I had. It doesn't help you at all, but I feel better knowing I'm not the only one out there.
  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX Posts: 1,501 ClubWRX


    Stuart G. wrote:



    Nikon could have changed the design between the two models.




    I have an older Nikon - the LR550 (Callaway branded) I can see if it has the same issue. I normally never try to use it w/ Sunglasses but now you have me curious.


    My previous Callaway/Nikon (on its last legs prompting the new prchase) does not have this issue, hence why I was so surprised.


    I had the same problem using polarized sunglasses with the Nikon 80i VR. Non-polarized lenses weren't a problem, and if you turned the 80i VR 90 degress with polarized lenses you could see well enough to get a reading. It was enough of a deal breaker for me to return it. Just wanted to say thanks for posting this because you're the first person I've heard that has had the same issue I had. It doesn't help you at all, but I feel better knowing I'm not the only one out there.


    I seriously considered returning mine. I decided to live with the annoyance. Or maybe its an excuse to buy a pair of non-polarized sunglasses and see if it helps with reading grain. image/yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yes:' />
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    3W: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Evenflow 5.5 Graphite R-flex
    Hybrids: Callaway Apex 3h, 4h w/MR Kuro Kage 80HY S-flex
    Irons: Maltby TS-1 5i-GW w/KBS Tour R-flex
    Sand Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 54/08 M Grind w/KBS Tour R-Flex
    Lob Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6 58/04 L Grind w/TT Wedge Flex
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X w/Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0
    Ball: Titleist AVX in yellow
  • ChadR7371ChadR7371 ClubWRX Posts: 49 ✭✭
    For what it's worth, there are two different families of polarization: linear and circular. You can have a lot of different experiences given the type of polarization you have.



    For instance, most people know that looking at an LCD screen like an old cell phone, you can't see if you rotate the phone 90 degrees while wearing some polarized sunglasses.



    The Oakley Prizm Polarized (the few lenses that actually are polarized) I've seen do something different and don't seem to have traditional issues, so they might be circular polarized. Another example of circular polarization is 3d movie theatres now. They actually project the two different pictures with left and right circular polarized light. They can't use linear because tilting your head would cause the screen to dim significantly.



    I can't answer whether the rangefinder has a polarized coating, but you'd have to have the opposite polarization and the correct family to notice anything other than some dimming.



    If you both need this rangefinder and need a specific pair of sunglasses, you might be able to try the polarizer magic trick - put a 3rd polarizer (I think must be linear) on the viewer of the rangefinder and rotate it until you can see an image. This polarizer will shift the light angle far enough that you should be able to see again.
  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers Posts: 22,906 ✭✭
    edited Oct 4, 2018 #39
    ChadR7371 wrote:


    The Oakley Prizm Polarized (the few lenses that actually are polarized) I've seen do something different and don't seem to have traditional issues



    For instance, most people know that looking at an LCD screen like an old cell phone, you can't see if you rotate the phone 90 degrees while wearing some polarized sunglasses.




    ATM's seem particularly annoying in this respect. But I've read that, because of this, many polarized sunglasses are now moving to orient the linear polarization at a 45* angle to reduce much of the glare but still allow viewing the LCD output. Don't know if that's the case for the Oakley's or not.



    And a quick check to determine if a polarizer is linear or circular is to look through in both directions. The linear polarizer will work the same both ways, a circular is only one way.
  • Seeking70sSeeking70s Getting Shorter Every Year Members Posts: 79 ✭✭
    edited Apr 11, 2019 7:31pm #40

    Bought The Nikon Pro Stabilized Rangefinder and Love it. Easy to use and Fast. Seems ideal to me.
    Love the first target lock on and the framing.
    Too bright out turn it slightly after reading and you see the yardage against a totally black background.
    Easy no shake.

  • earleyrcearleyrc Members Posts: 359 ✭✭

    Love mine.

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    Wedges (46.08F, 50.08F) - Vokey SM6 DG S200
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    Flat Stick (34") - Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 Matador Mid
  • earleyrcearleyrc Members Posts: 359 ✭✭

    @MNDan said:
    My understanding is that while the optics are stabilized, the laser is not. Leads me to believe that there isn't much of an advantage vs a standard range finder.

    This is not accurate. The laser aligns with the optics. I can hit pins from 400+ yards with one hand, no joke.

    Driver (9.5°) - Titleist 915D3 Fujikura Speeder Pro TS 74
    Wood (15°) - Titleist 915Fd Diamana D+ White 80
    Hybrid (19°) - Titleist 913h Diamana S+ Blue 82
    Irons (4-9) - Titleist 718AP2 DG S300 AMT
    Wedges (46.08F, 50.08F) - Vokey SM6 DG S200
    Wedges (54.10,58.10) - Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 DG S200
    Flat Stick (34") - Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 Matador Mid
  • I wear a polarized Maui Jim sunglasses and I can see everything perfectly fine. I also emailed Nikon and confirmed that the laser remitter and receiver , along with the viewfinder mirror, all align with the VR mechanism. What you see is what laser targets.

  • Seeking70sSeeking70s Getting Shorter Every Year Members Posts: 79 ✭✭

    @BraveAnthony said:
    I wear a polarized Maui Jim sunglasses and I can see everything perfectly fine. I also emailed Nikon and confirmed that the laser remitter and receiver , along with the viewfinder mirror, all align with the VR mechanism. What you see is what laser targets.

    Yes that is correct, and This unit is as accurate as any on the Market. I bought one and Love it. So Easy to use and Fast.
    They say it locks on in .3 of a second. Seems right. The Stabilization is a HUGE plus.

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