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Posted: 6/28/2003 11:44:23 AM EST
Can you use one to check how high the clouds are on an overcast day?
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 12:18:12 PM EST
I've never tried it, but I highly doubt it.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 12:28:45 PM EST
No
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 12:33:48 PM EST
Winston, can you explain why? Is it too far or does the cloud absorb/scatter the light? TIA
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 12:37:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/28/2003 12:40:18 PM EST by Winston_Wolf]
... Civilian market laser rangefinders must have a stable reflective surface to rebound off of, and well, most all clouds are too amorphous and too nebulous to record a good reading .
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 1:18:50 PM EST
I work in the laser/fiber optics industry so I have acces to several laser diodes and stuff. If anyone has a damaged or broken range finder I would love to see if the laser could be upgraded (highpower) to increase the effective range.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 2:23:49 PM EST
Dude, I have a Bushnell (I think) that is not damaged, but I would love to see if you could upgrade it. I an current using a Leica 1200 (you can't have it!). Email me if you are really interested in screwing around with one. Dennis
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 2:41:22 PM EST
If you upgrade one of these things test it on an overcast sky and let me know if works. I would very interested.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 2:50:32 PM EST
roptics, At what point do you start getting into non-eyesafe lasers. I know the US and Russian military range finders are not eyesafe.
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