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Leica 1600-B afected by magnet?

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Unread 06-22-2014, 05:18 PM
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Leica 1600-B afected by magnet?

I was thinking of tethering my 1600-b to my pack in the shoulder area but don't want it to flop around. So, I was wondering if you all knew if it would adversely affect the performance of the rangefinder if I were to glue a magnet to the side of it. Anyone know?
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    Re: Leica 1600-B afected by magnet?

    I am not sure if the magnet would have any impact on their function or not. That would be a question you would probably want to ask Leica. I have the Leica 1600 range finder and I have the nylon case connected to my FHF bino harness. It is very handy for quick access and works great for me. Just me, but I would not glue anything to my Leica glass.
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    Re: Leica 1600-B afected by magnet?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Leica 1600-B afected by magnet?

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    I was thinking of tethering my 1600-b to my pack in the shoulder area but don't want it to flop around. So, I was wondering if you all knew if it would adversely affect the performance of the rangefinder if I were to glue a magnet to the side of it. Anyone know?
    What will adversely is effect the Leica rangefinder is when you brush it across a tree limb and it lands on a rock. The magnetic field won't bother it or be very secure.

    Some shooting instruments are affected by magnetic fields. A Kestrel 4500 is an example.

    I keep valuable instruments in vest or jacket pockets.
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    Re: Leica 1600-B afected by magnet?

    Try using Velcro!
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    Re: Leica 1600-B afected by magnet?

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    Try using Velcro!
    Don't want the noise associated with Velcro. See, the magnet on he pack strap will be behind material deadening the sound. The magnet will just perform a stability function. The tether is what holds it to the pack.

    Hmmm, do they make silent Velcro?
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    Re: Leica 1600-B afected by magnet?

    Check out the Range Snap. It has a clip to attach to bino harness or backpack strap, plus it comes with a secure strap that keeps it from flopping and you won't have to worry about the magnet affecting the RF.
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