Re: Leica 1200 Rangefinder
what is the differance between the LRF and the scan model? And the differance in $$$?
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.
If you have something that you disassemble and reassemble enough times, sooner or later, you'll have two!