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Leica disto classic 5a

My leica disto classic 5a wont measure over 25 metres in outside conditions even with a reflector, Battery reading shows 4 bars.Error is always 255. Using the viewfinder i cannot see the beam anymore than 15 metres. This thing is supposed to measure up to 200m. I have tried it with a tripod and in my hand still no better. Reflector i used is the on that ships with the hilti pd20. Any ideas anyone

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The optical lens of a laser rangefinder must always be kept clean for optimal performance.

The most common cause for a reduced range on this devices, is caused by dirty, or defective lens.

If the lens are dirty, on the outer or inner side, or they are opaque or defective, or there is wet inside the lens, than that is the cause for the sensibly reduced range.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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