Rangemeter Leica 3500.com discontinued for civilians due to its 3R laser ?

Habu34

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Jul 25, 2020
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South of France
Hello from France

As I was looking for a Leica 3500.com rangemeter, my favorite shop in France told me that the Leica 3500.com was reserved to administration and won’t be available any more to civilian due to a too powerful laser 3R !
Do you have any information ? Or did they just want to sell me the Leica 2800.com ;-)
Maybe it’s only for Europe...

Thanks in advance

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Habu34

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Jul 25, 2020
17
9
South of France
Hi,
They were available in Europe initially, then they have disappeared from the stores and website in Europe.
Apparently due to regulation IEC 60825-1, laser class 3R are not allowed for civilian if they are able to hurt somebody (if the laser is visible from the outside of the gear).

Regarding the licence, apparently Leica is using a licence from Leupold & Stevens.

Take care

Habu34
 

White Mamba

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Mar 28, 2011
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Sonoma county, CA
Hi,
They were available in Europe initially, then they have disappeared from the stores and website in Europe.
Apparently due to regulation IEC 60825-1, laser class 3R are not allowed for civilian if they are able to hurt somebody (if the laser is visible from the outside of the gear).

Regarding the licence, apparently Leica is using a licence from Leupold & Stevens.

Take care

Habu34

Might try and stay in contact with North American and Eastern bloc hunters heading out that way and try to buy one from them
Good luck!