Nikon ProStaff 3 Laser Rangefinder Review

One of the most precise well designed rangefinders on the market, offering superb distance and speed.

This laser rangefinder is easily among the best in its price range, attested by the fact that it occupies second place on Amazon’s Bestselling Laser Rangefinders list. Its affordable price and high-quality makes this one of the most attractive devices for golfers on the market. Specifically designed for golf, the Nikon ProStaff 3 weighs in at just 6.2 ounces and fits snugly in the hand.

The exit pupil is a nice 3.5mm with a 6x magnification that gives accurate results up to around 550 yards. The device picks up the flag fairly easily its continuous scan mode, although it does struggle if you don’t hold the device dead still. The entire device is completely waterproof and is super simple to use – simply power on and fire the laser.

With its line-of-sight use, the ProStaff 3 can be used in tournament play and the display is both multicoloured and bright and will display distance in yards or meters. Excellent choice for people who want top features on a budget.

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Nikon ProStaff 3 Laser Rangefinder Review

This laser range finder is a must-have if you’re on a bit of a budget but don’t want to sacrifice performance and quality. Its features rival those of much more expensive models. Whilst it struggles a little to pick up the flag in windy conditions, for just under $200 you can’t really go wrong.

Video Review

Check out this very informative review from Pirschwerk.

Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Very precise and accurate at gauging distances
  • Excellent value for money
  • Very small and light.
    CONS:
    • Targeting system is very sensitive and difficult to use in wind.
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    Key Features

    Accurate Measurements
    The Nikon ProStaff 3 Laser Rangefinder has a functional range of 550 yards, but you can push it to go further to up to 733 yards. This device will also be able to measure distances as short as 11 yards so you can make up-close measurements with ease as well. It has a 1/2-yard accuracy within 99.5 yards and 1-yard accuracy from 100-550 yards.

    Continous Scan
    Continuous measurement mode allows you to make multiple measurements without making additional adjustments every time you switch targets: This will help you gauge the distance between your current position and specific objects on the course.

    Waterproof
    The Nikon ProStaff 3 Laser Rangefinder is made out of 100-percent waterproof and fogproof material so you can use in various weather conditions without worrying about its performance.

    Slope Compensastion
    Has a built-in functionality that compensates for slope height changes accurately. The Nikon ProStaff 3 Laser Rangefinder’s advanced ID technology will help you make precise measurements at angles up to 89 degrees.

    Approved for tournaments
    The ProStaff 3 is pro-certified by golfers and complies with the USGA 14-3 rule for use in tournaments.

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