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I just purchased a Kahles CL MZ 4-12X52 of the sample list,  my question is how much superior can I expect the kahles to be VS. the 4200 4-16X40 ???
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It all depends on how picky you are about your optics.  It's impossible to quantify really, because different people see things different.  I have scopes from both series, and to my eyes the Kahles CL is noticeably superior to the 4200, but whether or not it is superior in direct proportion to the difference in cost, only you can determine.  To me, the Kahles is worth the extra price tag, but the 4200 offers excellent optics for the money!
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well put.
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shouldn't the low light performance be quite a bit better on the Kahles since its 52 vs 40?

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Set the Kahles @10x and the 4200 @8x, they will both be around 5mm exit pupil. I have different models of each brand but I would bet the Kahles lets you see in lower light. The glass and coatings are better.
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The difference is in the eye of the beholder, I personally appreciate the better optics and thus would prefer the kahles to the 4200. Not to say the 4200 isn't good optics, just as you go up the optics pyramid the resolution and lens coatings just keep slowly improving.

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WELL SAID.......
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