- Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
- Item model number: 1154
- ASIN: B0094GF006
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Aug 2012
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,254 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
The Viking laser range finder lives up to its military pedigree and also incorporates a set of more modern day features. By design it is very compact and weighing just 225g is one of the lightest models on the market. The body has been slightly textured to give a solid grip even if a user is wearing gloves. It also rubber armoured to help protect the internal optics against minor knocks and bumps.
The Viking laser range finder is extremely simple to operate. Simply point the device at your chosen object (align it with the reticle) and push the power button. The device will then instantly feedback to you the distance that the object is away from you in either metres or yards. It has a maximum operational range of 400m and minimum of just 5m, making it handy for both long and short distance use. The device also feeds back to you the quality of the target indication, allowing you to determine the accuracy of the measurement. You can easily select between three different modes as follows –
The above modes make the device extremely versatile and able to operate in many different scenarios. They also ensure that the device is power efficient as each mode utilises different levels of power depending on what you require. Another power saving function of the Viking laser range finder is the on/off button. Unlike some laser range finders, where you need to separately switch them on and off, this device only powers up when you hold the power button down. As soon as the power button is released, it switches off, thus avoiding situations where a user might leave the power on mistakenly and deplete the CR2 battery.
Inbuilt 6x25 Monocular
Another added feature of the Viking laser range finder is that it can also be used as a 6x25 monocular. With high quality BAK-4 prisms and multi-coated lenses, the monocular produces bright and clear images. A fold down rubber eyecup means that the monocular can be used by spectacle wearers so they too can enjoy a full field of view (122m@1000m). The eyepiece doubles as a large focus wheel which has been grooved, both features making focusing easier even with gloves on.
With such a variety of functions, the Viking laser range finder has a multitude of different uses. Thanks to the different modes and accurate measuring features, the device is ideally suited for use in golf, where accurate measurement of distance is important. Equally, these attributes make this device useful for surveyors on construction sites.