Nikon Callaway Golf Diablo Octane Laser golf Rangefinder Review – Snap It!

Callaway Golf Diablo Octane golf laser rangefinder is a limited feature rangefinder manufactured by Nikon. Callaway Diablo Octane laser golf rangefinder inhibits the basic feature of distance measurement through first target priority mode and scan mode. The device delivers good limited functionality for comparatively cheaper price. Diablo octane golf rangefinder does not have slope technology which makes it legal for tournament play.

Callaway Golf Diablo Octane Laser golf RangefinderThe device is always on “First Target Priority” mode. The first target priority enables measurement of distance to the nearest target within its range coverage without taking into account the stronger targets in the background. Thus Golfers can easily target a flagstick accurately ignoring the trees in the backdrop. The device also features the scan mode that allows measurement of multiple targets instantaneously. By keeping the button pressed, displays the updated distance information after scanning of multiple targets for up to 20 seconds. The Callaway Diablo Octane golf laser rangefinder is believed to be the fastest device in updating distance readings with a speed of 65 seconds despite the re-fire of laser after every eight seconds.

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 Diablo Octane golf rangefinder also scores in the looks and comfort in the external design. With a dimension of 5.1 x1.5 x2.7 inches and weight of 6.8oz., the device fits into the hands comfortably. The device has an attractive red and black colour scheme and the rubbery body texture facilitates firm hold of the device. The eyepiece is surrounded by a rubber gasket which can be folded down to enable players using sunglasses. The product box includes a nylon cover for the unit, carabiner clip for attachment to the bag and a 3-volt CR-2 Lithium battery. The body of the device is waterproof; however the battery chamber is not waterproof but fog or weather resistant.

 Callaway Diablo Octane laser golf rangefinder has 6x magnifications which efficiently serves the purpose of seeing smaller object from a larger distance. The Diopter can be adjusted to +/- 4 degree and the device has range coverage up to 550 yards. User can choose the distance measurement unit between yards and meters.

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 Being one of the least expensive golf laser rangefinder in the market, the device offers value to its customers with an effective ‘First Target Priority’ feature, 6 x magnifications and durability of the device.  However, it lags behind in performance in poor lighting conditions. Callaway Diablo Octane golf rangefinder has fewer features compared to its closest competitor Leupold GX -1 which offers features like fog mode but has advantage in price terms as Leupold GX – 1 has a higher price tag. Diablo Octane golf rangefinder would be highly preferable for users looking for a basic purpose rangefinder at a reasonable rate.

Quick Recap of the Features:

First Target priority System
Scan Mode
Tour Certified
Ranging Accuracy: 0.5 Yards (< 100m/yds) and 1.0 Yards (≧ 100m/yds)
Optical  Type: Roof-prism monocular
Range: 550 Yards (500 meters)
Display: LCD
Weight:  6.8 ounces.
Magnification: 6x (object 4 times closer)
Dimension: 1.5 x 5.1 x 2.7 inches (H x W x D)

Merits
Tour Certified
Long eye relief
Easy to use
Speed Score of 7.0/10
Waterproof (battery side is fog proof meaning the entire device it’s not water resistance)
Easy to use
Compact and durable
Cheap for the value (compared to other laser rangefinder)

Demerits
Not completely water proof (don’t deep in water)
Short Range (suitable for new golfer)

What should be included?
Callaway Golf Diablo Octane Laser Rangefinder
3-volt CR-2 Lithium battery
Carabiner Clip
Nylon cover
Waterproof
Two year Warranty

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