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Kahles HELIA S 8x42

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Kahles HELIA S 8x42 Details

About Kahles

Kahles is an optics manufacturer with a rich tradition, as they have been around since 1898 and are among the oldest riflescope manufacturers. As a subsidiary of Swarovski OPTIK for the past 43 years, Kahles products are popular among tactical and sports shooters.

Kahles decided on a complete makeover of their brand, so the company made some changes to their business tactic. Helia S 8x42 is made in Austria.

About the Product (8x42)

Kahles Helia S 8x42 binoculars are dressed in a combination of orange and brown, which looks both elegant and sporty. The rubber is solid and provides a firm grip. There are indentations for the thumbs at the bottom of the barrels for additional comfort. The housing is made of magnesium.

The 8x42 binoculars sport a single-bridge design, but it is not completely central, so the user can still hold them in one hand. The surface provides a good grip, and the optics have a slow focus. The eyepieces can be adjusted to 3 positions and are comfortable to use, even for those who wear glasses. Kahles Helia S is an ideal pair of binoculars for hunters.

Main Features

  • Magnesium body

  • Rubber armouring (provides a firm grip)

  • Single-bridge design

  • Waterproof (nitrogen gas purged)

  • Dust and water repellent coating on the outer surface of the glass

  • Fog-resistant

  • Can be mounted on a tripod

  • Central focus wheel

  • Wide field of view

Optical Properties

This model of the Kahles Helia S binoculars has a magnification of 8x, which offers a wider field of view compared to the 10x magnification model, but the user does not get to see as many details.

The 8x magnification models are more suitable for beginners, as the handshaking is less noticeable. The field of view of Helia S 8x42 is 136 m at 1000 m. The image is sharp, and the edge sharpness is great. The biggest advantage of these binoculars is certainly their optical quality.

Warranty Terms and Conditions

Kahles Helia S 8x42 comes with a warranty period of 10 years.

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Kahles HELIA S 8x42 Specifications

Binoculars seriesKahles Helia
Made inAustria
In production since2021
Warranty10 years
Type of prism Roof - Schmidt/Pechan
Variable magnification No
Magnification. 8x
Diopter adjustment +/-4
Lens size diameter. 42 mm
Exit pupil. 5.3 mm
Field of view - FOV... 136m/1000m
Field of view (angular). 7.8°
Apperent FOV (angular). 61°
Eye relief distance. 18.5mm
Closest focusing distance. 3.2m
Twilight Factor No
Light transmittance No
Relative Brightness No
Lens coatings -
Length.150 mm
Width.127 mm
Height.51 mm
Working temperature range-25 °C...+55 °C
Filled with Nitrogen
Focusing system Central
Diopter setting locationNo
Minimal interpupillary distance.56 mm
Maximal interpupillary distance.74 mm
Type of BodySingle hinge
Water proof Yes
Fogproof Yes
Tripod compliantNo
Built-in Compass No
Built in Range finderNo
Image stabilization (IS) No
Able to float No


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