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#1 Ryoma Kohari

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 05:15 PM

Hi, everyone.

I'm thinking to buy a laser range meter and researching about it.
Now, I think the best one is Hilti PD32 because it has a telephoto lens
to measure a far point. It's very useful to see a laser point clearly under
daylight in outside as well.

However the compact Leica meter looks attractive, too.

Please tell me your best laser range meter for AC jobs! :rolleyes:
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#2 David Auner aac

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 01:56 AM

Hi Ryoma,

I have recently bought a Leica Disto A5 based on member's recommendations here. So far, I have not used it on a shoot, but for a number of other thing. It's a great tool. Simple to use and very accurate!

Cheers, Dave
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#3 Andrew Brinkhaus

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 02:09 AM

The Disto A2 is great as well, for a lower price, however with less features. The A2 is accurate up to an 1/8th of an inch, and has a range of like 200ft or so.
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#4 Dror Dayan

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 03:06 AM

The A2 is verx good for indoors, on sunny days on exterior locations you can have a lot of problems finding your point and measuring.
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#5 David Auner aac

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 12:39 PM

The A2 is verx good for indoors, on sunny days on exterior locations you can have a lot of problems finding your point and measuring.


That's why I got the A5. It has a 2x viewfinder which makes it much easier to aim outdoors. They say that red sunglasses work well too, you might be able to use a red filter for B&W photography as well...

Cheers, Dave
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#6 Ryoma Kohari

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 02:09 PM

That's why I got the A5. It has a 2x viewfinder which makes it much easier to aim outdoors. They say that red sunglasses work well too, you might be able to use a red filter for B&W photography as well...

Cheers, Dave


View finder seems necessary using in outdoors.
Even concerning price and functions, Leica Disto A5 sounds good.
Thanks for your info Dave. :lol:

Is there anyone who knows AC using Hilti laser meter??
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#7 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 05:36 PM

Two AC's that I work with use Hiltis mostly for Steadicam stuff it seems. And not all the time.
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