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Need a Leica A3 to build a DistoX

Postby tilaloz » Mar 11, 2010 3:05 pm

I recently purchased a DistoX modification kit from paperless.bheeb.ch. But I can't find a Leica A3 to buy every site online that lists it for sale has it out of stock.

Does any one have a source of Leica A3 or have an old, functional one that they would like to part with?
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Re: Need a Leica A3 to build a DistoX

Postby John Lovaas » Mar 11, 2010 3:33 pm

They come up on eBay once or twice a week- usually runs $120-$180 by the end of the auction.
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Re: Need a Leica A3 to build a DistoX

Postby Dan Henry » Mar 15, 2010 12:55 pm

Look in the links section of Beat Heeb's DistoX homepage. he has identifed some alternate models of rangefinder, based on the A3 design that are still available.
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Re: Need a Leica A3 to build a DistoX

Postby John Lovaas » Mar 15, 2010 1:28 pm

DanHenry wrote:Look in the links section of Beat Heeb's DistoX homepage. he has identifed some alternate models of rangefinder, based on the A3 design that are still available.


Doh! I had steered the folks at Mystery Cave, MN towards a Disto X, but their state purchasing guidelines don't allow them to buy used items. They just got a DUSI, and are wrestling with the calibration. Had I known about the Stabila, I would have sent them down that route. I like my Disto X a lot, and will be going the Stabila route for my next one.
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Re: Need a Leica A3 to build a DistoX

Postby Martin Sluka » Mar 16, 2010 3:34 am

tilaloz wrote: Does any one have a source of Leica A3 or have an old, functional one that they would like to part with?


Check Stabila LD-50, identical electronics as A3 it is on link page of Beat. Where to buy: http://www.stabila.com/main.taf?p=3,1,3
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Re: Need a Leica A3 to build a DistoX

Postby Amazingracer » Mar 18, 2010 10:54 am

John Lovaas wrote:They just got a DUSI, and are wrestling with the calibration.


I've wrestled with that too. It takes some patience, but can be done.
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