I had an 8x42 Kahles binocular, one of the earlier models, and it was of high quality all around, but was limited by a smaller FOV, and offered very nice optics. I also have experience with their scopes.
If you want to research Kahles, it has been all about rifle scopes, they were at the forefront of the development, being the oldest riflescope mfr. in the world, since 1898.
They still are a sister company of Swarovski, and are located in the same building in Absam, Tirol, Austria.
Kahles tried to branch out on their own for repair in the US some years ago, but now all of that goes to Swarovski, in Cranston RI.
For Kahles, riflescopes continues to be their main product line. All of very high quality, and they often mesh with Swarovski, so their products don't compete with themselves, with models sold in the same size.
I think the current Kahles binocular models are a good thing, look at the quality, the smart case ideas and more.
This is a way for Swarovski to offer some nice optics in the midrange.
Last edited by NDhunter : Thursday 7th February 2019 at 23:59.