KAHLES Helia Rangefinder: binoculars with rangefinder for hunting

The Austrian optics company KAHLES is one of the oldest still active manufacturers of riflescopes. The invention of the first modern riflescope is attributed to the company founder. In addition to the development of riflescopes, KAHLES also produces high-quality binoculars.

For the first time, KAHLES launches a pair of binoculars with an integrated rangefinder: the KAHLES Helia Rangefinder. The optics company offers the binoculars for hunting in the two practical magnifications 8x42 and 10x42.

Features of the KAHLES Helia Rangefinder binoculars

The new binoculars by KAHLES come with a durable aluminum housing and a brown rubber armor. The color alone distinguishes the binoculars from the products of the competition, since they are mostly in a boring black. The reinforcement lies comfortably in the hand and is non-slip even when wet.

The sturdy aluminum housing offers protection against the most adverse conditions and is very robust. The controls were designed in a practical way and ergonomically designed. The function buttons and the slight pressure point of the rangefinder function ensure that simultaneous monitoring and measuring complement each other.

KAHLES Helia binoculars with rangefinder
The KAHLES Helia Rangefinder binoculars are easy to operate.

The KAHLES Helia Rangefinder binoculars are easy to operate. The user is intuitively guided through the menu.

With the integrated rangefinder reliable target measurements up to 1,500 meters are possible. In addition to the single distance measurement, the very fast scan mode can be used, which allows a continuous measurement on moving targets.

The new KAHLES Helia Rangefinder includes an angle compensation system (EAC-function). This guarantees even more precise hits with angled shots. In addition to the standard measurement, the more accurate EAC (Enhanced Angle Compensation) can be displayed. Thus, a ballistic relevant correction is included in the result of the distance measurement.

The data show on a high-quality OLED display. This has 5 manually adjustable lighting levels to adapt to the lighting conditions. The user can fix the brightness of the display. This prevents unwanted and automatic changeover.

Technical data of the KAHLES Helia Rangefinder binoculars

The KAHLES Helia Rangefinder binoculars come with a noiseless and water-repellent wool-felt protective cover and a leather-wool carrying strap by the Waldkauz manufacturer.

Model:Helia RF 8x42Helia RF 10x42
Lens diameter:42 mm42 mm
Eye relief:18.5 mm16.5 mm
Exit pupil distance:5.25 mm4.2 mm
Twilight Factor:18.320.5
Field of view:125 m107 m
Near focus:10 m10 m
Diopter compensation:+-4+-4
Measurement range:10 - 1.500 m10 - 1.500 m
Dimensions:148 x 131 x 71 mm148 x 131 x 71 mm
Weight:880 g880 g
Battery:CR2 Lithium (3V DC)CR2 Lithium (3V DC)
Warranty:10 years, 2 years electronics   10 years, 2 years electronics
Price (RRP):1,500- Euro1,500- Euro

Highlights of the KAHLES Helia Rangefinder binoculars at a glance

  • Simple and reliable distance measurement up to 1,500 m
  • Angle correction with EAC function (Enhanced Angle Compensation)
  • Simple menu navigation
  • High-quality OLED display with 5 lighting levels
  • Scan mode for continuous measurement
  • Long battery life
  • High-quality accessories of handmade leather-wool strap and case protection made of alpine Loden materials
KAHLES Helia with handmade Loden protective covers and a leather-wool strap
The KAHLES Helia Rangefinder binoculars are equipped with handmade Loden protective covers and a leather-wool strap.

Conclusion for the new KAHLES Helia Rangefinder binoculars

The KAHLES Helia Rangefinder in 8x42 or 10x42 is a high-quality binocular with an integrated laser rangefinder. With ease of use, advanced angle correction and noiseless, hand-crafted accessories, the Rangefinder by KAHLES is a great overall hunting package.

The binoculars are available from January 2018 for 1,500 Euro (recommended retail price) in the specialized market.

Further information on KAHLES products can be found directly on the website of the optics manufacturer.

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