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Laser Rangefinder

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ikzton24

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I have a problem, where can I buy an OEM laser rangefinder that has a serial out and a 30 meters range??? I need this in my project.. Can anyone help me about this. I need a manufacturer that can ship it here in the Philippines.

I hope this is the right place to post this thread. I'm new here. Thanks in advance guys.
 

dknguyen

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Resolution and most importantly minimum range?

Well, it almost doesn't matter because the Opti-Logic RS modules are the only ones that are even remotely affordable anyways.
 

jpanhalt

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From what I can find on a very quick search, the OptiLogic low end is $270.
http://www.opticsplanet.net/opti-logic-micro-rangefinders-for-archery-or-firearm-ballistics.html

Stanley makes a FatMax laser range finder TLM100 (low end) that is about $100. The one I got was new, old stock and still in the retail blister pack for $50, so getting that price will take a little effort. I am quite happy with it. Here is a used one for the same price: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stanley-Fat...ltDomain_0&hash=item5d30b8b9a5#ht_3067wt_1125

John
 

squishy36

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John: how do you like that Stanley tool? I was given a Bosch laser distance meter a few years ago as a gift. I like it's features except the moron that designed it only put in the units of m, feet, and the asinine feet and fractions of an inch. I have spent many happy times imagining my throat around the marketing idiot who didn't include cm, mm, and decimal inches. Of course, I still love what the thing does, as it has saved my bacon a few times. The most recent was a compound miter cut on a 16 foot long 2x6 for an awning and I got it right the first time (never would have with a tape measure, as it was a bit inaccessible and up on a ladder).
 

jpanhalt

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I like mine, particularly its asinine units. I hate converting silly centimeters to feet, inches, and fractions. It is quite accurate and was able to measure the refractive index of water in a bucket. I like the red laser targeting dot so you know what you are measuring. Mine is several years old.

John
 

squishy36

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To the OP: sorry for hijacking your thread, but I only have one more question for John.

Does your unit function well during bright sunshine? I find it difficult to see the red laser dot farther than 5 m or so in bright sunshine. I use an old red B&W filter I had and it helps a bit, but the best measurements are made around dusk. I'm mainly curious, as I won't be replacing the thing anytime soon because it gets used much less than my tape measure. However, it's invaluable at times -- especially indoors. (I know the more expensive ones like those made by Leitz can work well outside in the sun, but I'm not willing to plunk down $500 or more for a unit.)
 

jpanhalt

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I have actually not tried it outdoors. Most of my work with it has been for interior dimensions in homes and barns.
John
 
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