Rangefinder for field inspection surveys
We cannot climb into the brush and point the rangefinder back at the home. Therefore we need a rangefinder that can provide an accurate reading of the distance to vegetation within 500 feet.
I am concerned that some of the laser rangefinders require a solid object to bounce the beam off. So I need to find a product that can read the distance to vegetation, rather than ignoring the vegetation to target an object further away. Also I would like the readout to be in FEET instead of YARDS.
I am considering the ATN 800 Laser Rangefinder, and I wonder if this would provide accurate measurements to brush conditions as described.
Thanks for your help.
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No LRF is going to give reliable readings off of brush on a consistent basis. You will need a solid surface to get a reading, at the very least a tree. Just the nature of this technology.
You are most likely to get a reading under tough conditions, though, with a high quality model, such as a Laser Tech Trupulse, http://www.opticsplanet.com/laser-techn ... nders.html than an economy model such as the ATN.
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