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Hi,

 

I am ready to purchase a new set of binoculars, but I cannot decide on the the Kahles or the Pentax SP.  I have looked at the optical rating scale and it appears that users rate the Kahles higher than the Pentax SP.    I would like to know why?  For example, compare durability, warranty, and optical quality ( I can't tell the difference between the two). 

 

Thanks,

lcwill1

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I own the Kahles.  It certainly appears to be of more durable construction for years of useage.  Warranty wise, I have registered mine, but never needed to use it.  I have never heard anything bad about the Kahles warranty system.  Optically, the SP does seem to offer a little better true color representation.  While the Kahles works noticeably better in low-light conditions.  If you are a hunter, get the Kahles.  If you are a birder, get the Pentax.

 

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I'm a birder AND a hunter.

 

I chose the Kahles for the same reasons as ranburr.

 

Unbelievably tough--I've put mine through torture tests (unintentionally; just clumsy) and they're as good today as the day I bought them off the SampleList.

 

Great low light response, excellent contrast in shadows, and tremendous, sharp center image that holds it's own out to 90% of the field of view.

 

Love mine, wouldn't trade 'em for anything new of comparable value.

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Pentax vs Docter

 

Anyone,

 

How would the Docter bino compare to the Pentax DCF SP for hunting?  Is the Docter better in low light conditions?

 

Rusty

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The Docter is better in low-light conditions.  My only concern with Docter would be warranty.  But, they are so cheap now I would go ahead and get one if I wanted it.

 

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Hello,

     Has anyone tried, like me, to be happy without spending a whole new wad of cash on a pair of binocs? 

         What I mean to say is, that until I get on this forum, I am quite content to use the two pairs of binoculars that I currently own for everything.  I have a Predator 8X30 Steiner, and also a Cabela's 12X50 and normally they do everything that I ask of them.  Then I get the urge to go to the local gunstore or check out what people are chatting about on this forum or that forum and I end up wanting to go and buy another binocular.   Except this time it would be one of the more expensive types..  I really want to just be happy with what I have, but I am finding that a hard proposition to keep.  If I were to buy another pair, they would be in the higher end of things for me, anyway, $800.00 + = not sure if I need them??

          So I am going to be happy with what I have for a few more months, before I were to plop down $800.00 + for something that I cannot find a justification for owning.  I hope the rest of you do not get into this dilemma.

             SEB

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