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    Bosch Electronic Rangefinder

    Some time ago I wrote that I would report on using a laser rangefinder.

    I use a few different *viewfinder cameras and I have estimated distances with modest success using measures of knotted string. Good, slow, not perfect.

    I got a Bosch GLR225 laser rangefinder, and by gosh it actually works very well from a ridiculous 2 inches to 239 feet. 239 feet is good for me - close enough to still benefit from accurate measuring and knowing DOF metrics.

    Just a couple highlights: it has four different measuring points on the body for reference - front, back, extension for corners and at the tripod mount. I used it a 1PM on an overcast day and it read perfectly well. The instructions warn of very bright sunlight for which there is an optional target available. I did not get it. And there are the usual good warnings to not point the laser at eyes.

    * 4x5 super-wide, Horseman 6x12, Plaubel Veriwide, Brooks Veriwide

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    Re: Bosch Electronic Rangefinder

    Looks nice.

    $150 of nice.

    Too bad it's laser, I have been researching DIY ultrasonic sensors for LF portrait, but not ready for prime time.
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    Re: Bosch Electronic Rangefinder

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Looks nice.

    $150 of nice.
    No! $99 w/free shipping on 'Bay, $109 from Home Depot.

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    Re: Bosch Electronic Rangefinder

    Huh, the direct link to Home Depot gave $150. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch-225...R225/202505004

    Of course I always shop for a better deal.
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    Re: Bosch Electronic Rangefinder

    I went with the smaller GLM15, which just showed up the other day. Need to get out an test it. $37 new. Measures out to 50 feet. Which is about where the scales end on the GX617 lenses.

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    Re: Bosch Electronic Rangefinder

    Quote Originally Posted by karl french View Post
    I went with the smaller GLM15, which just showed up the other day. Need to get out an test it. $37 new. Measures out to 50 feet. Which is about where the scales end on the GX617 lenses.
    Argh! I did not see that model! 6" to 50' works.

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    Re: Bosch Electronic Rangefinder

    now..couple that sucker up to a laptop or smartphone controlled stepper motor on the focus rail of a studio 8x10

    and NOW yer cooking with fire

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    Re: Bosch Electronic Rangefinder

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    No! $99 w/free shipping on 'Bay, $109 from Home Depot.
    The $109 is a reconditioned unit , free shipping:
    http://www.homedepot.com/s/GLR225?NCNI-5

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    Re: Bosch Electronic Rangefinder

    these and the leica digi rangefinder are part of every motion picture camera assistant's kit. cool tools

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    Re: Bosch Electronic Rangefinder

    Quote Originally Posted by vinny View Post
    these and the leica digi rangefinder are part of every motion picture camera assistant's kit. cool tools
    Good to know! I looked at Leica's products and found this chuckle.

    "With over 100 years’ experience building laser related products the name Leica is a fore runner in the industry."

    Wow! Leica was way ahead!

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