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Has anyone had exerience with the 8X32 gray binos?  I own a Kahles CL scope and it's terrific.  How about the bionocular?  

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I don't have any experience with the 8X32, but I do own a Kahles 10X42, also in gray.

Kahles binoculars are good, but CA is not as well controlled as what I would expect for what they originally cost.  Now that Kahles is without a US importer, prices have dropped considerably, making these binos a good value.  However, in the same general price range, I think the Vortex Viper 8X32 has better image quality. 
 
If you're willing to step up to a 42mm objective, your options open up considerably.
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I had the 8x42 Kahles, and it was a very nice mid-range optic.  Very well built and I agree
that it may now be obtained at a good price. (SWFA Samplelist).
 
I also have a Kahles riflescope, and really like the quality of a fine Austrian built optic.
 
I have not tried the 8x32, but give it a go.  These can last a lifetime, and it is hard to say
that about some others out there.
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Just for the record, recent production Kahles binoculars, if memory serves me right, were made in Japan, while all Kahles scopes were made in Austria.

That having been said, Kahles binoculars are well made and at current practice are a pretty good deal.  I looked at a few Kahles binos a while back and I recall think that comparatively, 8x42 was the best one of them with 8x32 being pretty decent as well.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Just for the record, recent production Kahles binoculars, if memory serves me right, were made in Japan, while all Kahles scopes were made in Austria.

That having been said, Kahles binoculars are well made and at current practice are a pretty good deal.  I looked at a few Kahles binos a while back and I recall think that comparatively, 8x42 was the best one of them with 8x32 being pretty decent as well.

ILya
Ilya:  Not to nitpick here but I took a look at the website, and it looks like the current bins are very much the same as the ones I had from several years ago.
From the Kahles website:  Each and every Kahles product is assembled in the plant in  Vienna, Austria.
I would like to have a look through the 8x32, I bet they handle very well.
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Originally posted by NDhunter NDhunter wrote:

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Just for the record, recent production Kahles binoculars, if memory serves me right, were made in Japan, while all Kahles scopes were made in Austria.

That having been said, Kahles binoculars are well made and at current practice are a pretty good deal.  I looked at a few Kahles binos a while back and I recall think that comparatively, 8x42 was the best one of them with 8x32 being pretty decent as well.

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Ilya:  Not to nitpick here but I took a look at the website, and it looks like the current bins are very much the same as the ones I had from several years ago.
From the Kahles website:  Each and every Kahles product is assembled in the plant in  Vienna, Austria.
I would like to have a look through the 8x32, I bet they handle very well.
Jerry

Does it say Made in Austria on those binoculars?

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FWIW, my 10X42 is about 4 years old, and it has "made in Austria" on it.

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