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Old 11-17-2003, 10:12 PM
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Re: Leica 1200 Rangefinder

I have the LRF 1200 and I am more than happy with it. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 11-18-2003, 09:30 PM
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Re: Leica 1200 Rangefinder

I have one in the 1200 scan model and love it. I am new to the board and I have been reading the post for a while and it is great.I think I can learn a lot here.
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Old 11-18-2003, 10:27 PM
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Re: Leica 1200 Rangefinder

what is the differance between the LRF and the scan model? And the differance in $$$?
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Old 11-18-2003, 11:13 PM
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Re: Leica 1200 Rangefinder

what is the differance between the LRF and the scan model? And the differance in $$$?

GS,

The LRF is the standard model that you point at a stationary object and it gives you a range. The scan model, constantly updates the numbers so you can get a "floating range" on items as you pan the rangefinder around. It simply fires the laser very often and gives a realtime reading on the range.

FWIW, a little trivia on rangefinders. For those of you who feel the laser is a powerful laser diode, beleive it or not, it actually uses about 1/20th the power of the IR remote control for your TV. Even for myself with hands on experience with that sort of thing I still am amazed at the emitter, receiver, and amplifier technology in these things. Sorting the signal out of all the light noise present just blows my mind. I realize that a lot of it is in the lenses but still for the electronics to see that burst of light and time it, ... wow.
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Old 11-19-2003, 02:59 AM
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Re: Leica 1200 Rangefinder

I just did a test between a Bushnell 1000 yard pro and a Nikon 400 yarder (mine).
I ranged a target at 419 yards with the Nikon, was never able to get a reading on the Bushnell, quality of target never went over more than one bar on the thing. I was ranging to a tree that had a reflective "No Hunting/Private Porperty" sign on it, couldnt ask for a better target "reflective".
Ive always gotten good readings form my Nikon its a bit hard on deer at 350 yards plus gotta hit that range button a few times and hold extremely still.
The Bushnells never gave me a reading on anything I ranged maybe it was me but Ill stick with my Nikon's.
One of these days I'll get those Leica's though.
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Old 11-24-2003, 08:25 PM
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Re: Leica 1200 Rangefinder

Has anyone had a problem with the LFR 1200 read in fog or rain, beacuse I couldn't get the thing to take areading on a whitetail that was about 200 yds on a foggy misty evening.
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Old 11-24-2003, 10:20 PM
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Re: Leica 1200 Rangefinder

Craig, I don't seem to remember ever having mine out in the rain. Nor fog for that matter. It will be foggy tomorow morning here and it's raining now, I'll get it out and see how mine works and get back with ya. 200 yards seems a little too close to have troubles (to me). I've been amazed how different that Leica is than the others I had. I never got good readings in the dark, where most other units work super. Yet, in daylight, it's right on where others usually stink. I'll let you know on the fog for sure.
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