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Kahles Helia 2-10x50i VS DD Optics Nachtfalke III 2.5-15x50

Kahles Helia 2-10x50iDD Optics Nachtfalke III 2.5-15x50

Introduction to Kahles Helia 2-10x50i VS DD Optics Nachtfalke III 2.5-15x50

  • Both DD Optics and Kahles are European manufacturers, Kahles from Austria and DD Optics from Germany.

  • Kahles Helia is in production from 2017 and this model of DD Optics is in production since 2020.

  • Both Kahles Helia 2-10x42  and DD Optics Nachtfalke III 2.5-15x50 are deigned for hunting.

  • For low light hunting to be exact.
  • Both DD Optics and Kahles offer high quality optics.

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DD Optics vs Kahles Helia comparison table

  Kahles Helia 2-10x50i

Kahles Helia 2-10x50i

DD Optics Nachtfalke III 2.5-15x50

DD Optics Nachtfalke III 2.5-15x50

Short Description Kahles Helia 2-10x50i DD Optics Nachtfalke III 2.5-15x50
Manufacturer Kahles DD Optics
Color No Black
Diopter adjustment - 3.5 / + 2.0 dptr -3 / +3 Dpt
Twilight Factor 6.2 - 22.4 11.2 - 28.3
Light transmittance - -
Built in Range finder No No
Working temperature range - -
Fogproof Yes Yes
Water proof Yes Yes
Shock proof Yes Yes
Made in Austria -
In production since 2017 -
Variable magnification Yes Yes
Tube size/diameter 30 mm 30 mm
Type of mount rail No No
Parallax setting 100 m Adjustable
Parallax adj. No Yes - side focus
Parallax adustment range - 20 m - Infinity
Fast focus eyepiece type Yes Yes
Reticle illumination Yes Yes
Usable at daytime Yes No
Illumination color No Red
Reticle position 2. focal plane - SFP 2. focal plane - SFP
Click Value 10mm/100m - 0.10MIL No
Filled with Nitrogen Nitrogen
Lens coatings Fully Multicoated Fully Multicoated
Special features Fogproof, Fully multicoated, Illuminated reticle, Shockproof, Variable, Waterproof Fast focus, Fogproof, Fully multicoated, Illuminated reticle, Shockproof, Variable, Waterproof
Objective size diameter 56 mm 58 mm
Reticle No No
Warranty 11 years 30 years
Type of Turret Capped Capped
Number of Turret Turns MT - Multi Turn MT - Multi Turn
Automatic Turn Off Yes No
Direction of turret rotation CW CCW
Lens size diameter. 50.0000 50.0000
Maximal field of view. 23.3620 15.0184
Min. magnification. 2.2269 2.7837
Weight. 653.8522 640.0000
Max. magnification. 10.0000 16.6926
Minimal eye relief. 95.0000 88.0000
Size of Dot. No No
Length. 383.4030 407.0143
Mount length. No No
Minimal exit pupil. 5.0000 3.3871
Minimal field of view. 4.5612 2.2000
Elevation - mrad. 17.8334 12.7063
Mounting rail. Yes No
Locking turrets No No
Zero-Stop No No
Scope Rail Standard No No
Mounting Standard No No

DD Optics vs Kahles Helia price comparison

DD Optics costs quite a bit less. It costs 1069€, while Kahles is 1659€.

DD Optics vs Kahles Helia body comparison

  • DD Optics is heavier, weighing 640g while the Kahles Helia weighs 585g .

  • DD Optics rifle scope is 362mm long, and Kahles is 341mm long. 

  • Both rifle scopes have fast focus eyepiece.

  • DD Optics has adjustable parralax 20m to infinity.

DD Optics vs Kahles Helia optics comparison

  • Kahles has minimal magnification of 2x and DD Optics has it 2.5x.
  • Kahles has maximal magnification of 10x and DD Optics has it 15x.

  • Kahles has minimal eye relief of 95mm and DD Optics has 88mm.

  • DD Optics`s minimal field of view is 2.2m/100m and it`s maximal field of view is 13.5m/100m.

  • Kahles`s minimal field of view is 4,2m/100m and it`s maximal field of view is 25.2m/100m.

  • Elevation on Khales is better it has 16mrad and DD Optics has 11.4mrad.

Kahles Helia 2-10x50i

Kahles Helia 2-10x50i


  • Field of view

  • Weight

  • Diopter range

  • Auto turn-off(very good)

  • Reticle illumination


  • Price
  • Fixed parralax

  • Warranty
  • Love it or hate it body

DD Optics Nachtfalke III 2.5-15x50

DD Optics Nachtfalke III 2.5-15x50


  • Price
  • Magnification

  • Adjustable parralax

  • 30 year warranty


  • Heavier

  • No auto turn-off

  • No daytime usable illumination

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