Leica 1200 optics problems

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Jason, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Jason

    Jason Member

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    I just traded up from a Leica 800 (4 yrs old) to a new Leica 1200 scan. It certainly ranges better, but the optics are not nearly as good as my old 800 model. I can focus the eyepiece no problems to get a sharp image but the view is not as clear as my 800 and a little fuzzy around the edges. Its livable as its only a rangefinder but has anyone else had this experience?
     
  2. sub 10/22

    sub 10/22 Member

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    I use a Leica 1200 as well and have not noticed any problems with the optics but i don't have an 800 to compare.

    Have you contacted Leica for an explanation ?
     
  3. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    I've had both and can't tell a difference optically. Send those 1200's back, they sound screwed up.
     
  4. marketello

    marketello Well-Known Member

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    I have never looked through an 800, but my 1200 doesn't have the problems you have described, must be a problem.