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New Cheap Rangefinder option - NovaOptik


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#1 flogpro2252

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:52 AM

I posted in another thread about trying one of these rangefinders...Found it on eBay while looking for an affordable laser rangefinder option. I paid $160 (free shipping) for mine and it is as good as any other rangefinder i've owned.  It is small, easy to use and locks on the pin immediately.  Really can't go wrong for the money.  If you are looking for a cheap rangefinder option, give this one a go, I was very impressed...

Specs are on the link below:
http://www.novaoptik...l.aspx?pid=1913


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:07 AM

That's a great price. It only has two Amazon reviews, and they are both 5 star.

I see one on Ebay, buy it now free ship, for $144....

I'm looking forward to your long term science project as my Medalist is still going strong.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:22 AM

I was definitely skeptical given there weren't many reviews but I was very happy with the performance.  The big thing for me is the 7x mag and pinseeker mode.  It just locks on instantly...unreal for the money.

Another plus is the user manual...Hilarious writing, some very sketchy translation going on hahahaha

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:12 AM

I agree NovaOptik is really good quality optics with excellent lock on targets, unbelievable for the price.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:12 AM

I agree NovaOptik is really good quality optics with excellent lock on targets, unbelievable for the price.

RAZR FIT EXTREME PHENOM OR 7M3 BLACK TIE
TEE XCG5 11.5 BLUR TEE XCG4 OBAN REVENGE
ADAMS A12 PRO OZIK MATRIX ALTUS 23*
WISHON MC 560 5-P STEELFIBER I 95
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

Anyone else heard of these, or use them? Trying to decide between buying a bushnell on payments... or buying one of these.
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

Got one for Christmas (Ordered it myself, LOL). The price was amazing, it locked onto all the street signs and nearby objects, its easy to use. Small, clean looking.

I think it will be a winner.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

Anyone elseave any thoughts on these?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:50 PM

what kind of warranty does it have?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

 avgjoe, on 13 January 2013 - 03:50 PM, said:

what kind of warranty does it have?

According to the website, 1 year.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

I ordered one last week. Should be here tomorrow. Hoping for good things. I'll post back with a review asap.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

are they weatherproof in any way?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

Let us know what you think of it! I'm looking at the eBay one from the 2nd poster on this thread and I'm very tempted to pull the trigger.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

Looking forward to hearing a review of this!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

What's the verdict?


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

Finally recieved it. Haven't had a chance to take it to the range or to the course yet due to other obligations. Here's what I think so far:

Novaoptik AD-1000

In the Box:
Comes with a carrying case, wrist strap, cleaning cloth, battery, manual, and "tips for use"

Design:
Seems well made. Lightweight, and not at all flimsy as sometimes is the case with cheap chinese made knockoff products. Comparable to any Bushnell or Leupold I've ever used.

Function:
Point and shoot mode, scan mode, and pinseeker mode. Reads in yards or meters. Automatic shutoff after a minute or two so no need to worry about wasting battery.

Review:
As I said I haven't used it on course yet, however I did test it in a field next to the house (shooting trees and other distinct markers similar to what you would on the course.) Every reading seemed to be spot on. Walked off several of the measurements and they were perfect. Scan mode works very well. As long as your target has a decent amount of reflectivity, you will get the correct reading. Haven't had the chance to use the Pinseeker function yet, but I'm sure it will perform to expectations. Swithing between modes is seamless and easy. Very user friendly. Nothing to say about battery life yet, but the CR2 batteries it uses are relatively cheap and usually last some time. Overall, I would more than recommend this product if you're looking for a rangefinder on a budget. Seems to perform just as well as any other rangefinder on the market at a fraction of the price.

I'll update with an on course review as soon as I can but from what I've seen so far I have no doubts. Let me know if anyone is wondering about anything else and I'll do my best to help.

Edited by Zanama, 28 January 2013 - 01:11 AM.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

Thanks for the info! Can't wait to hear back on how it was on the course.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:50 AM

Zanama

Are the batteries CR32 or CR2?  Amazon says CR2 but you say CR32.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:41 AM

 Maverick22, on 27 January 2013 - 12:50 AM, said:

Zanama

Are the batteries CR32 or CR2?  Amazon says CR2 but you say CR32.

They are CR2 batteries. That was a typo.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:50 AM

I still haven't played due to bad weather where I am. However, I was able to take it to the range one day. The pinseeker function is spot on. Locks right on in a matter of seconds and gives a very accurate reading. The guy next to me had a Bushnell V2 and we compared our measured distances and they were the same. Also, the weather doesn't seem to have a negative affect on this product. I was getting readings on a very cloudy day with a decent amount of windy and I was having no problems.

So in all, I'd say this is definitely the way to go for a rangefinder on a budget. Does everything you could ask for and more. Picks up trees, bunkers, flags, and almost anything you could think of with a relative amount of reflectivity. Even on a cloudy, windy day. If you're on the fence, then take my word and go for it.

Again, if anyone has any questions, I'll answer the best I can.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:40 AM

Oh man, this is really tempting.  I have been wanting a range finder, but have been dreading dropping $300+ for a Bushnell.  I may have to take the leap and give this one a try.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:24 AM

I just pulled the trigger on one of these last night too. $160 with free shipping, I thought it was worth a try at that price. I will post back with results also, heading to Palm Springs for a week, cant wait to play again!

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

Can't wait to read a review once it is actually utilized on a course.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:22 AM

For months now I've been very much in the market for the ideal rangefinder:  accurate, fast, reliable, affordable and this one sounds great.

My only question is: HOW COME I'VE NEVER HEARD OF "NOVAOPTIC" BEFORE IN MY LIFE?

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:25 AM

Interesting find. I have been thinking about getting one recently and this may just be the ticket. Looking forward to hearing some more reviews though!


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:04 PM

I got one off ebay, used it a couple times, its great. I already use a skycaddy, just couldn't justify $500 on another range finder, but for $160 was definately worth it.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

Scored one for 135 shipped testing tomorrow

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

Mine came yesterday. I used it in the yard and around the block and it seems to work really well. I will be playing with it this weekend, I can get back with more info. No complaints so far thought, seems to work great.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

Any major difference between the scan model and the pin seeker model?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:48 AM

View Post04chase, on 05 February 2013 - 12:37 PM, said:

Scored one for 135 shipped testing tomorrow

Where did you get if for $135.?  The best I see is $144.


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