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Legacy Reviewer's Review of Swarovski Laser Guide 8x30 Laser Range Finder 70002

I was very disappointed with this range finder. I love my swarovski binos and my ATM 80 spotting scope because they are amazing glass but swarovski needs to do better on their electronics before placing a $1000 price tag on it. It's much heavier than the leica and my biggest problem with it is the readout. The readout has bold letters which actually makes it hard to read. The color is an almost transparent red which makes it very hard to read when looking into the brush or on broken up backgrounds, even when the battery is brand new.
The glass is excellent. The construction is descent but it's allot bulkier and heavier than the leica.
The electronics aren't as good as the leica either. It's very hard to get readings over 1000 yards even while holding still. It has some cool features and options but in the long run it doesn't hold up to the Swarovski name and definitely isn't worth the price tag.
I hate to say this because I love swarovski, but I would not recommend this product. The leica glass is just as good and the leica electronics are much better. But I guess thats what you would expect since Leica has been making survey equipment for about 100 years.
Long story short, I bought the swarovski and then gave it to my brother and bought the leica. Since then I have been much happier
Pros: Good glass, that's about it
Cons: bulky, can't see the readout, heavy for the size, expensive, doesn't seem as accurate as my leica

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