Re: Leica LRF 1200
I bought a Leica 1200 to replace my Bushnell Yardage Pro 1000. When the Leica arrived, I decided to give them a through comparison test so that I would know exactly what I was getting for the extra money.
The Leica was smaller and lighter, that's a nice improvement.
The Leica has MUCH better optics and is nicer to view through, although I always carry quality binos and only use the rangefinder for ranging.
The red LED on the Leica was sharp, but small and not always easy to see in bright light.
On most targets both rangefinders ranged well and gave readings within 1-2 yards of each other. On large, reflective targets @ 1,000 yards and over the Leica had a very hard time giving readings and sometimes just couldn't do it at all. The Bushnell 1000, however, gave a consistent reading every time, even beyond 1000 yds. I was shocked.
I took both of the rangefinders to the waters edge and tried to range wodded piles that were sticking out above the water. At 250-400 yards the Leica could not range a single pile. The Bushnell ranged every pile without a hitch. Shocked again.
For all of the extra $$$$$ all I found was LESS performance from the Leica. I sold it and couldn't be happier. I might add though, that the guy who bought it just loves it.
Now I know that a lot of guys have the Leicas and love them too but this was the results of MY direct comparison. Many shooters don't have the opportunity or inclination to do such a comparison.
Do your own test. Actual milage may vary. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]