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Nikon 550 Instruction Manual

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5. Selecting display unit (Factory default setting is yard.)
Troubleshooting/Repair
If your Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice should require repair, please contact
m
Meter
Yard
[
]
[
]
your local dealer for details regarding where to send it. Before doing so, you are
1. Confirm the internal LCD panel is on.
advised to consult the Troubleshooting Table below.
2. Press and hold the
button for more than two seconds.
Symptom
Check Points
3. When display unit has switched, release the
button.
• Depress POWER button.
Unit does not turn on —
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until your desired mode is displayed.
• Check and replace batteries if necessary.
LCD fails to illuminate
5. When you have completed setting, results will be converted and displayed
in the your selected measurement unit.
• Be sure that nothing, such as your hand or finger, is
Target range cannot be
blocking the laser emission aperture and laser
obtained
detector.
• Be sure that the laser emission aperture and laser
6. Switching measurement/display modes
detector are clean. Clean them if necessary.
(Factory default setting is Horizontal distance measurement mode.)
• Be sure that the target shape and condition is
Ang
Linear Distance[
]
Horizontal Distance[
]
appropriate to reflect the laser beam.
RifleHunter 550 / RifleHunter 550 MAX-1 / Archer's Choice
• Replace battery.
NIKON VISION CO., LTD.
1. Confirm the internal LCD panel is on.
Customer Service Department
2. Press
button within 0.5 seconds.
• Be sure to hold the unit steady while depressing the
[- - -] ("Cannot
3-25, Futaba 1-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-0043, Japan
3. When mode has switched, release the button.
POWER button.
measure") appears
Tel: +81-3-3788-7699 Fax: +81-3-3788-7698
• Be sure the target is within measuring range
Instruction Manual / Mode d'emploi
E F
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until your desire mode is displayed.
Printed in China (185K)/1E
(10 - 500m/11 - 550 yards: RifleHunter,
5. Switching the mode after measurement converts the results to the new
4.5 - 91.5m/5 - 100 yards: Archer's Choice)
mode.
6. After the mode is set, measurements are performed in the new mode.
• Be sure that nothing, such as leaves or grass, is
Closer target cannot be
Laser Rangefinder
3. 『
』Display Units
between the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice and
measured
Thank you for purchasing the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's
』 Indicates distance being measured in meters.
the target.
7. Switching Target Priority modes (RifleHunter only)
Choice.
』Indicates distance being measured in yards.
(Factory default setting is Distant Target Priority mode.)
This high-spec laser rangefinder features a new angle measurement function in
• Be sure that nothing, such as leaves or grass, is
Target beyond a certain
4. 『
』- Indicates battery condition. (See "Changing Batteries")
addition to the existing linear distance measurement function for enhanced
between the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice and
distance cannot be
Ang
First Target Priority [
]
enjoyment of sports and other outdoor applications. (The Nikon RifleHunter /
5. 『
』Display Modes
Distant Target Priority [
]
the target.
measured
Archer's Choice is also able to measure the horizontal distance to a target.)
Linear distance mode
1. LCD panel should be on.
• Replace battery.
『No unit displayed』Measures linear distance to your target and
Measurement result is
Please observe the following guidelines strictly so you can use the equipment
• Be sure that the target shape and condition is
unstable
displays the results.
2. Press and hold
button, then depress and hold
button within
properly and avoid potentially hazardous problems. Before using this product,
appropriate to reflect the laser beam.
0.5 second.
Horizontal distance mode
read thoroughly the "SAFETY PRECAUTIONS" and instructions on correct usage
• Be sure to hold the unit steady while depressing the
Ang
』Calculates horizontal distance to your target by measuring
Note)If the
button is not pressed within 0.5 second, the display
accompanying the product.
POWER button.
unit (m/yd/ft) will be switched.
the linear distance and angle, and displays the results.
• Be sure that nothing, such as leaves or grass, is
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures
between the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice and
6. 『
』Target Priority mode (Archer's Choice doesn't have this mode.)
3. Continue to press and hold both buttons (more than 2 seconds) until First
other than those specified herein may result in hazardous
Target Priority mode and Distant Target Priority mode are switched.
the target.
First Target Priority mode
radiation exposure.
Note: If buttons are not pressed in the correct order, switching will not take
『No unit displayed』Indicates when First Target Priority mode is set.
Keep this manual within reach for easy reference.
• Replace battery.
Incorrect result is
place.
Distant Target Priority mode
• Be sure that the target shape and condition is
displayed
Note: If switching fails to take place, repeat 2.
• Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
』Indicates when Distant Target Priority mode is set.
appropriate to reflect the laser beam.
• No reproduction in any form of this manual, in whole or in part (except for brief
• Be sure that nothing, such as leaves or grass, is
4. Release buttons.
Although the LCD was produced using the most advanced technology, it is
quotation in critical articles or reviews), may be made without written
between the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice and
[Deciding which Target Priority to use]
impossible to eliminate dust completely. When using this product, the LCD is
authorization from NIKON VISION CO., LTD.
the target.
magnified by high magnification of the eyepiece lens and dust may appear as a
When obtaining different results from a single measuring operation, the Nikon
defect. It will not, however, affect measurement accuracy.
RifleHunter will display the distance to the farthest target on the LCD panel when
If problems persist after consulting the Troubleshooting Table,
Key Features
using Distant Target Priority mode, while First Target Priority mode will show the
please contact your local dealer to check/repair the Nikon
• Linear distance measurement range:
Changing Batteries
range to the nearest target.
RifleHunter / Archer's Choice. Never let anyone than the official
10-500 meters/11-550 yards (RifleHunter)
Archer's Choice takes First Target Priority Distant Display System.
representative of the product manufacturer check or repair the
4.5-91.5 meters/5-100 yards (Archer's Choice)
Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice. Failure to follow this
• Type of battery: 3V CR2 lithium battery
ex.) When measuring a tree standing in front of a house;
• Distance measurement display step:
instruction could result in injury, or damage to the product.
(Linear Distance)
Tree
Fence
House
• Battery condition indicators
0.5 meter/yard (measurement distance is less than 100 meters/yards)
:
Battery has enough charge for use.
Distance to Target
115m
123m
128m
1.0 meter/yard (measurement distance is 100 meters/yards or farther)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
:
Battery charge is getting low.
(Horizontal Distance)
"115m" (distance to the tree) will be displayed in First Target Priority mode, and
to the following two conditions:
0.2 meter/yard (measurement distance is less than 100 meters/yards)
flashing:
Battery charge is low and battery
"128m" (distance to the house) in Distant Target Priority mode. First Target
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
1.0 meter/yard (measurement distance is 100 meters/yards or farther)
should be replaced.
Priority mode, for example, has applications for golf, while Distant Target Priority
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including
• Easy-to-aim 6x optical observation system
is useful when hunting in heavily wooded areas.
interference that may cause undesired operation.
disappears: Battery is exhausted and should
• Quantifies the horizontal distance to the target in relation to the rangefinder's
be replaced.
level by measuring linear distance and angle.
• The results are displayed on internal LCD panel.
8. Low battery indication
flashing in the LCD indicates that the battery should be replaced.
• Target Priority Switch System allows you to easily match the measuring
Flashing
indicates that the battery charge is low and battery should be
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
situation. (RifleHunter only)
1 Open the battery chamber cover
replaced. (See "Changing Battery")
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
• Archer's Choice is First Target Priority.
Using the ball of the thumb or a coin in the recessed part of the battery
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
• Waterproof design (NOT designed for underwater usage)
chamber cover, rotate the cover following the Open/Close arrow indicator.
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
• Invisible/Eyesafe IEC Class 1M Laser
It may not open easily due to its rubber packing for water resistance.
• 8-second results display
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
2 Replace the old battery with a new one
Specifications
• Compact, lightweight, ergonomic design
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
Install new battery with the [+] and [-] correctly positioned following the
• Automatic shut-off (after approx. 8 sec. unattended)
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
(RifleHunter 550 / RifleHunter 550 MAX-1)
"Battery installation" indication seal in the battery chamber. (Insert battery
• Default to "Last Use" settings
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
positioning the [+] pole towards the inside of the chamber.) [The RifleHunter
• 20-second continuous measuring function
Measurement System
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
/ Archer's Choice will not operate if the battery is installed incorrectly.]
Measurement mode
Linear distance
: No sign
3 Close the battery chamber cover
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
The Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice emits invisible, eyesafe, infrared energy
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
pulses that reflect off the selected target back to its optical receiver.
Align the Open/Close indicator with the white dot and insert the battery
display
Horizontal distance
: Ang
•Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Sophisticated precision charge circuitry is used to instantaneously calculate
chamber cover. Using the ball of the thumb or a coin, turn the cover in the
Measured range
10-500 meters/11-550 yards
distances, by measuring the time it takes for each pulse to travel from the
opposite direction to the arrow indicator. It may not close easily due to the
•Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Distance indication
No sign (Linear distance):
rangefinder to the target and back. Laser reflectivity and measurement results
rubber packing for water resistance, but continue to turn it all the way until
•Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
step
0.5 meter/yard (<100 meters/yards)
may vary according to climatic and environmental conditions, the colour, surface
it stops. Confirm that the cover is securely closed.
1.0 meter/yard (≧100 meters/yards)
finish, size, shape and other characteristics of the target.
Ang (Horizontal distance):
• Battery life
Do not use the Nikon Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice for purposes
Continuous operation: Approx. 10,000 times (at 20°C)
0.2 meter/yard (<100 meters/yards)
The following factors ensure best range and accuracy:
Target focusing, measurement, and automatic power off are included in a
beyond the limits of its stated accuracy.
• Nighttime use
1.0 meter/yard (≧100 meters/yards)
single cycle. This figure may differ according to temperature, and other factors
• Cloudy weather
Target System
Target Priority Switch System
such as target shape, colour, etc.
• Bright-coloured targets
Measuring system
Single mode/Continuous mode
* The Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice come with a 3V CR2 lithium battery. However,
• Targets with highly reflective surfaces
due to natural electric discharge, the life of the battery will likely be shorter than that
• Targets with shiny exteriors
(Archer's Choice)
noted above.
• Large-size targets
Replace battery if the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice is ever submerged in water or
• Shooting targets facing at 90 degrees
Measurement System
if water enters in the battery chamber.
Measurement mode
Linear distance
: No sign
Measurement may result in inaccuracy or failure in the following cases:
display
Horizontal distance
: Ang
• Slender or small target
Measured range
4.5-91.5 meters/5-100 yards
• Target has diffusing reflective surface
Operational Summary
Distance indication
No sign (Linear distance):
• Target does not reflect the laser beam (glass, a mirror, etc.)
• Black target
Caution—use of controls or adjustments or performance of
step
0.5 meter/yard (<100 meters/yards)
• Target has varing depths
procedures other than those specified herein may result in
1.0 meter/yard (≧100 meters/yards)
• In snow, rain or fog
hazardous radiation exposure
Ang (Horizontal distance):
• Target measured through glass
0.2 meter/yard (<100 meters/yards)
1. Install a battery in the battery chamber. (See "Changing
• Reflective surface measured from diagonal direction
Batteries")
1.0 meter/yard (≧100 meters/yards)
• Moving target
2. Rubber eyepiece cup
Target System
First Target Priority System
• Obstacle moving in front of the target
Eyeglass wearers: Roll up the rubber eyepiece cup and use.
• When targeting the surface of water
Measuring system
Single mode/Continuous mode
Non-eyeglass wearers: No need to roll up the rubber eyepiece cup for use.
Composition
(RifleHunter 550 / RifleHunter 550 MAX-1 / Archer's Choice)
3. Diopter adjustment
Adjust diopter to obtain a clear image in the LCD.
Body ...........................................1
Neckstrap ...................................1
Optical system
Soft case (CCN: RifleHunter, /CCV:
Lithium battery (CR2) ..................1
First, rotate the diopter adjustment ring counterclockwise until it comes to a
Type
Roof-prism monocular
complete stop. Next, turn on the power to activate the LCD when you look
Archer's Choice) ..........................1
Magnification
6x
through the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice. Rotate the diopter adjustment
Nomenclature
ring clockwise until the display comes into focus.
Effective diameter of objective lens
ø21mm
If the diopter is not adjusted to correspond to your eyesight, you may not be
Angular field of view (real)
6.0°
able to clearly focus your subject.
4
Eye relief
18mm
4. Measuring
3
Exit pupil
ø3.5mm
Note: Depressing and holding down the POWER button causes all symbols to be
Dioptre adjustment
±4m
-1
displayed in the internal LCD panel. After you remove your finger from the
1
Others
POWER button, the last-used setting is displayed. (If you briefly press the
POWER button then remove your finger, the LCD panel may display the last-
Operating temperature
-10° — +50°
used setting without displaying all of the symbols. This is not a malfunction or
Power source
CR2 lithium battery x 1, 3V DC
other problem.)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
130×37×69 mm
2
Before measuring, be sure to confirm settings, such as unit, measurement/display
Weight
Approx. 180g (without battery)
mode and priority mode.
5
: See the relevant mode section in this manual for setting.
Structure
Body: Waterproof (maximum depth of 1 meter
for up to 10 minutes)*
POWER
(Battery chamber: Water resistant**)
6
Safety
Class 1M Laser product (IEC 60825-
!w
1:2001)
LCD is illuminated
7
FCC Part15 subpart B Class B
Set your desired modes
CE, EMC directive, c-tick, WEEE
8
Align the reticle
Laser
with the target
9
Class
IEC Class 1M
!p
For continuous distance
Wavelength
870 nm
!q
measurement (up to 20
Pulse duration
14 ns
POWER
seconds), keep button
1 Monocular objective lens/
!q Product number/explanatory label
Output
15W
depressed.
Beam divergence
Vertical: 5° — 8°, Horizontal: 25° — 36°
Laser emission aperture
2 Laser detector aperture
Invisible laser radiation. Do not view directly with
16184
Operating humidity
80% RH (without dew condensation)
optical instruments (Binoculars or Telescopes)
Class 1M Laser product 15w/870nm/14ns IEC 60825-1:2001
appears
3 MODE button
Complies with FDA performance standards for laser
* Waterproof models
products except for deviations
pursuant to Laser Notice No.50, dated June 24,2007.
Made in China
4 POWER button
NIKON VISION CO., LTD.
The Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice is waterproof, and will suffer no
3-25, Futaba 1-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-0043 Japan
5 6x monocular eyepiece
damage to the optical system if submerged or dropped in water to a
6 Eyecup/dioptre adjustment ring
!w Laser warning label
maximum depth of 1 meter for up to 10 minutes.
7 Dioptre index
or
The Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice offers the following
advantages:
8 Strap eyelet
• Can be used in conditions of high humidity, dust and rain without risk of
9 Battery chamber cover
damage.
MODE
!p Battery chamber cover
• Nitrogen-filled design makes it resistant to condensation and mold.
"Open/Close" indication
Observe the following when using the Nikon RifleHunter /
Indication
Archer's Choice
remains
Results are converted to the
Internal Display
• As the unit does not have a perfectly sealed structure, it should not be
illuminated
mode set and displayed.
operated nor held in running water.
for 8 sec.
• Any moisture should be wiped off before adjusting movable parts (focusing
1. 『
』- Target focusing/Laser irradiate system
knob, eyepiece, etc.) of the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice to prevent
』 - Aim at the target. Position the target at
damage and for safety reasons.
the center of the reticle.
To keep your Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice in excellent condition, Nikon
』 - Appears while the laser is being used for
8 seconds pass without operation *
Vision recommends regular servicing by an authorized dealer.
a measurement. (Remains present during single
** The battery chamber is water resistant, not waterproof. Water may enter the
measurement. Blinks during continuous
device if the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice is submerged in water. If
Power off: LCD indications disappear.
measurements.)
RifleHunter
water enters the battery chamber, wipe out any moisture and allow time for
Warning: Do not look into the objective lenses
the chamber to dry.
when this mark is shown.
*Power turns off 8 seconds after the last operation.
88 . 8
2. 『
』: Distance/measurement status display
☆【Continuous measurement mode】
Digitally indicates measured distance in meters/yards.
Also indicates measuring status such as
Depressing the POWER button allows you to perform continuous
"Measurement in progress", "Measurement
measurement for 20 seconds.
unsuccessful" or "Unable to measure."
<Examples of measurement results>
Archer's Choice
Blinks while performing measurements.
(Distance)
e.g. 234 meters = 『
Display of results: (≧100m/yards)
e.g. 76.5 yards = 『
Display of results: (<100m/yards)
- -
』- Now measuring
-
---
』- Failure to measure or unable to measure distance
w Cautions
CAUTIONS BEFORE USE
• Do not leave the polyethylene bag used for packaging within the reach of small
Storage
children.
• Water condensation or mould may occur on the lens surface because of high
Please observe the following guidelines strictly so you can use the equipment
• When not using the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice, do not push the POWER
humidity. Therefore, store the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice in a cool, dry
properly and avoid potentially hazardous problems. Before using this product, read
button.
• Be careful that small children do not inadvertently swallow the eyecup. If it does
happen, consult a doctor immediately.
place.
thoroughly the "SAFETY AND OPERATION PRECAUTIONS" and instructions on
• Do not leave the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice within the reach of small
After use on a rainy day or at night, thoroughly dry it at room temperature, then
correct usage accompanying the product. Keep this manual within reach for easy
children.
• If you use the rubber eyecup for a long period of time, you may suffer skin
inflammation. If you develop any symptoms, consult a doctor immediately.
store in a cool, dry place.
reference.
• Rain, water, sand and mud should be removed from the rangefinder body surface
as soon as possible, using a soft, clean, dry cloth.
• When carrying the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice, store it in the soft case.
w WARNING
NOTES ON LITHIUM BATTERY
• Although the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice is waterproof, it is not designed
• If your Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice should fail to operate correctly,
This indication alerts you to the fact that any improper use ignoring the contents
If handled incorrectly, batteries may rupture and leak, corroding equipment and
for use underwater.
discontinue use immediately and consult the Troubleshooting Table. If you are
described herein can result in potential death or serious injury.
staining clothing. Be sure to observe the following:
• Do not swing the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice by its strap. It may hit
unable to fix the problem, contact your local dealer for instructions on where to
• Install batteries with the + and – poles positioned correctly.
w CAUTION
someone and cause injury.
send it for repair
.
• Batteries should be removed when exhausted or during extended periods of
This indication alerts you to the fact that any improper use ignoring the contents
• Do not leave Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice in an unstable place, as it may
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
non-use.
described herein can result in potential injury or material loss.
fall and cause injury, or damage the equipment.
• Always use the same brand of battery.
Lenses
• Do not look through the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice while walking. You
• When removing dust on the lens surface, use a soft oil-free brush.
SAFETY AND OPERATION PRECAUTIONS
• If battery fluid contacts eyes or skin, rinse well with water. If swallowed, consult
may walk into something and get hurt.
w Warning
• When removing stains or smudges like fingerprints from the lens surface, wipe
a doctor immediately.
• Do not leave the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice in a car on a hot or sunny
the lenses very gently with a soft clean cotton cloth or quality oil-free lens
Never look directly at the laser beam or directly at the sun when using the Nikon
• Do not short-circuit battery chamber terminals.
day, or near heat-generating equipment. This may damage or negatively affect
tissue.
RifleHunter / Archer's Choice.
• Do not carry batteries together with keys or coins in a pocket or bag. This may
it.
Use a small quantity of pure alcohol (not denatured) to wipe stubborn smudges.
• Do not depress the POWER button while aiming with the eye or looking into the
overheat and short-circuit batteries.
• Do not leave the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice in direct sunlight.
Do not use velvet cloth or ordinary tissue, as it may scratch the lens surface.
optics from the objective side.
• Do not put batteries in fire or water. Never disassemble batteries.
Ultraviolet rays and excessive heat may negatively affect or even damage the
Once the cloth has been used for cleaning the body, it should not be used again
• Do not operate the unit with other additional optical elements, such as lenses or
• Do not charge batteries.
unit.
for the lens surface.
binoculars. Using an optical instrument together with the Nikon RifleHunter /
• Do not subject stored batteries to extremes in temperature.
• When the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice is exposed to sudden changes in
Main body
Archer's Choice increases the danger of damaging the eyes.
• Do not subject batteries to strong vibrations or shock.
temperature, water condensation may occur on lens surfaces. Do not use the
• Clean the body surface with a soft, clean cloth and a dry cloth. Do not use
• Do not disassemble the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice. A product that has
product until the condensation has evaporated.
benzene, thinner, or other organic agents because they may cause
been disassembled is not guaranteed by the manufacturer.
• Do not use alcohol for cleaning the main body.
discolouration or rubber degeneration.
• When Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice's body cover is damaged, or if it emits
a strange sound due to dropping or for some other cause, immediately remove
the battery and stop using.

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   Summary of Contents for Nikon 550

  • Page 1

    Warning • Do not leave the Nikon RifleHunter / Archer's Choice in a car on a hot or sunny • Never look directly at the laser beam or directly at the sun when using the Nikon day, or near heat-generating equipment.

  • Page 2

    * Le RifleHunter / Archer's Choice Nikon est livré avec une pile au lithium 3V CR2. requis pour chaque impulsion pour aller du télémètre à la cible et retour.

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