Originally Posted by C.O. Shooter
I would go for the range finder first! What is your budget? Not dismissing the lower price ones, just trying to get an idea where you are coming from. I bought a leica 1600 used and practically new conditions and it is great. I used my cousins old leica 800 and it was very nice. I would say save a little more and try to find a leica on sale or slightly used! They have a new 1000R model which is supposed to be really nice. I would look at camerlandny.com , who is also a site sponsor, who runs some great sales on the leica models. Leica - Camera Land NY
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Good luck on your search!
My budget is a tough question. I was looking the Vortex Diamondback HD and my brother laughed at me at looking at such a low end pair. I'd like to hit the sweet point of what I actually need without overspending. I"m not interested in the flashy glass that I don't fully utilize.
I was looking at trying to find a demo or lightly used Leica CRF 1600 specifically.
I was hoping to get at of this under $500 but if that means I get something I'll have to upgrade later I'd be willing to swing some extra cash. But as I said there is a lot of other stuff I have to buy and all at once sets off the
when the wife sees all the stuff coming in.