Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Which Leica Disto?

  1. #1
    Jim2
    Guest

    Which Leica Disto?

    http://www.leica-geosystems.us/en/La...meter_5061.htm

    Which one do you use? I'm thinking of getting the D2 because it says it's the smallest (and hopefully lightest). Do I need more than D2 (I don't want to have to 'upgrade' my distometer!!!!) in the field?

    Is there anything I need to know about disto meter?

    Planning to use it with RM3di

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Subscriber & Workshop Member GrahamWelland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vancouver, WA
    Posts
    5,803
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    564

    Re: Which Leica Disto?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim2 View Post

    Is there anything I need to know about disto meter?

    Planning to use it with RM3di

    Thanks
    I find that a distometer is something you use for a while but pretty soon you don't really need it. I prefer using a manual focus camera/Lens (M9) and use the distance off the lens or for most situations with landscapes I can estimate pretty accurately. For still life/macro or other more critical situations it's probably more useful but I don't typically shoot those with my Alpa so can't really comment.

    I bought the D8 because I got a great deal on it but it's mostly overkill. Having the viewfinder display helps in bright conditions when you can't easily see the laser dot.
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

    As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Marseille, FRANCE
    Posts
    972
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Which Leica Disto?

    in my opinion, for photography, the D5 makes sense... you need the video viewfinder for bright light... there's a new stanley as well !

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    171
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Which Leica Disto?

    Quote Originally Posted by archivue View Post
    in my opinion, for photography, the D5 makes sense... you need the video viewfinder for bright light...
    likewise of the same opinion - D5 for bright light (outdoor) use. Indoor, any laser devices will work.

  5. #5
    Jim2
    Guest

    Re: Which Leica Disto?

    Thanks! I have bought the D5 from Amazon. I know it's $100 cheaper for refurb one but oh well.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Marseille, FRANCE
    Posts
    972
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Which Leica Disto?


Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •