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Hawke Nature Trek 8×42 monocular review #35220

The Hawke Nature-Trek 8×42 monocular (10x also available) is the replacement for the old 10×50 version. There are many added benefits with this new model, which firstly include the more compact size. Handling The more compact size makes for much more … Continue reading

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Hawke Nature-Trek 8×42 bird-watching binoculars #35102

It was nice to see a returning customer visit the Northern Optics outlet , which is open at the Waters` edge visitor centre at Barton Upon Humber. He was in the market for a pair of 10×42 binoculars to replace his … Continue reading

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Hawke Nature Trek 10×25 binoculars #35053

A customer bought a set of Hawke nature trek 10×25 binoculars at the Northern Optics weekend outlet , Barton Upon Humber as a 2nd set to compliment a larger pair he currently owned. Given the choice between the Hawke and another … Continue reading

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Hawke ED X 8×32 green #38405

The Hawke ED X 8×32 binoculars give you the same outstanding optics and build quality as the larger 42mm models, but with a compact body only weighing 540g and only 4.7 inches by 4.6 inches in size. Featuring waterproofing to … Continue reading

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Visionary 10×50 (M10) monocular review

The Visionary M10 , 10×50 monocular was the choice for one customer visiting the Northern Optics outlet at Barton Upon Humber. The fully multi-coated optics and bright view gave a great image in low light conditions, when tested. They chose … Continue reading

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Celestron Ultima 80 / 45 spotting scope. Ideal for birds in the back garden

A couple came to the Northern Optics weekend public outlet at the Waters` edge visitor centre at Barton upon Humber looking for a good quality spotting scope, that was as useful for looking at birds on the back garden feeder … Continue reading

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Hawke Frontier HD X binoculars with IPX7 waterproofing

The Hawke Frontier HD X binoculars come with the same waterproofing to IPX7 standard and fog proofing as the ED X versions. This means they have can operatein temperatures from -15 to +55 degrees C , and can be stored … Continue reading

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Hawke Sapphire ED 8×43 binoculars with dielectric coated prisms

The Hawke Sapphire 8×43 ED binoculars were the optics of choice for a customer visiting the Northern Optics public outlet at the Waters` edge visitor centre at Barton Upon Humber. Despite being heavier than the smaller Hawke Endurance ED 8×32, … Continue reading

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North Lincs astro meeting. 7th January 2019

The North Lincolnshire astronomy society welcomed 2019 with a quiz night. Despite some suspect allocation of team numbers, it was the lesser headed old boys and wrinklies that proved 4 heads were better than 6, and came out on top. … Continue reading

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Celestron Regal M2 LER eyepiece #82002

When purchasing the Celestron Regal M2 LER (long eye relief) there are a couple of issues, but not problems that arise from the very long 32mm eye relief. Firstly for spectacle wearers the eye cup is not fold down or … Continue reading

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