The Leica 2400-R RangeMaster CRF is Leica’s update of the older 1600-R (now discontinued) rangefinder. In fact, if it weren’t for the 2400 number on the casing, you might not be able to tell the difference between the two.
If you’re in a hurry and just want to check the pricing and availability of the Leica 2400-R at Amazon, you can click the link just below.
Otherwise, you can just keep scrolling and reading as usual to get all the details, especially those that relate to the earlier 1600-R model.
Leica 2400-R Standards and Upgrades
The 2400-R has the same physical specifications as the 1600-R. It weighs 6.5 ounces, measures 4.5 by 2.25 by 1.25 inches, and magnifies targets 7x. It fits easily into the palm of your hand (unless they’re really, really small) and just as easily into almost any pocket.
Leica considers the 2400-R an entry-level rangefinder. This implies that they thought the same about the 1600-R. They both feature Equivalent Horizontal Range (EHR) which is Leica’s phrase for angle compensation. This measurement is accurate from 10 to either 800 meters (874 yards) or 1100 meters (1200 yards), depending on which figures you choose to believe on the Leica website.
Another questionable measurement is the speed at which you can get readouts. Leica says it’s either 0.3 seconds or 0.5 seconds, and an owner reported only getting a 3-second response time. (He may have needed a fresh battery.)
In addition to the increased distance upgrade, the 2400-R now adjusts its readout brightness automatically based on ambient light. Some older models that didn’t have this adjustment were just too bright at times. This automatic adjustability should make the rangefinder measurements readable at all times.
Field of view at 1000 yards is 347 feet – not bad. Like the 1600-R, this new model has AquaDura coating, eye relief of just 15 millimeters, plus or minus 3.5 diopters, and is watertight (proof?) to a depth of 1 meter. Most of these features are fairly standard from one rangefinder to the next.
The Leica 2400-R is accurate (in good weather conditions) to about 1 yard out to 400 yards, to about 2 yards out to 800 yards, and about 5% beyond that. Leica claims that the laser beam diverges approximately 0.5 x 2.5 mrad. On their own, these figures might not mean much to you. I provide them so you can compare to other models to see which is the more accurate.
In the package, you get a shoulder strap, Cordura bag, battery, micro SD 8 GB memory card, and a micro SD card-A. This is everything you need to put the Leica 2400-R to use right away.
As you should expect, you get Leica’s 10-year Passport Protection Plan and a 30-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Verdict on the Leica 2400-R Rangefinder
Leica is going to be a top contender if you compare the 2400-R to other similar models. What it really comes down to is this: Can you afford this rangefinder and is it accurate and speedy enough for your purposes?
Assuming you have the cash, then is the quality – accuracy and speed – good enough for you? There are a few other features I didn’t really touch on and some more expensive models may have additional bells and whistles. But if it’s not accurate or fast, what good is it?