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Hilkinson 8×25 monocular review

Entry level 8×25 monocular from Hilkinson. Being only 131g and 110mm long , they are perfect for wildlife watching on the go. So lets take a closer look. The monocular comes in a plain box show the brand name and … Continue reading

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Viking traveller 8×21 binoculars review

The Viking traveller compact binoculars are aimed at the beginner. So lets have a look to see how the build quality and optics perform for such a low price (around £25 – £30 at the time of this review) First … Continue reading

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North Lincs Astro meeting 3rd February 2020

We had a great turn out, including a new face , to watch John Dunthorne give an excellent talk at the February 2020 North Lincs astro society meeting. His talk entitled The challenge of transporting Man to Mars. This was … Continue reading

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Olivon PC-3 8×34 binoculars. Blog post December 2019

A customer visited the Northern Optics Optics weekend looking for a good quality set of binoculars. And I would imagine they would also need to be lightweight for travels on his bike. He looked at a couple of 42mm models … Continue reading

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Olivon PC-3 8×26 binoculars. Blog post 15th December 2019

The Olivon PC-3 8×26 binoculars were the optics of choice when a customer visited the Northern Optics display at their Optics weekend at Barton Upon Humber , Lincolnshire. Their main requirement was a light weight set that was “grab and … Continue reading

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North Lincs astro meeting. 2nd December 2019

We had a good turn out of members and guests for the North Lincolnshire astronomy society meeting on Monday 2nd December 2019. As it was the last meeting before Christmas, Glenys and Malcolm treated us to some mince pies in … Continue reading

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Hawke Frontier EDx 8×42 binoculars. Blog post November 2019

It was a very dull and damp day at Northern Optics when a customer visited our Optics weekend at Barton`s Waters` edge visitor centre. So you could say it was perfect conditions for a customer looking for a set of … Continue reading

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Hawke HD X 8×42 binoculars. Blog post November 2019

It`s always nice when a customer visits our Optics Weekends as a result of a recommendation. In this case the buyer needed a good quailty set of binoculars with 8x magnification. But were open to options with 10x. It was … Continue reading

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Olivon T650, T800 and T900 spotting scopes

The Olivon premium “T” series are a versatile set of 3 spotting scope sizes with different options, subject to availbilty. The T650 (65mm) , T800 (80mm) and T900 (90mm) offer something for many budgets and uses. Each model comes as … Continue reading

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North Lincs astro society. Meeting 4th November 2019

A good turn out of regulars were in attendance for the November 2019 North Lincs astro society meeting at Barton Upon Humber, Far ings visitor centre. After discussing unpluging of washing machines and near mishaps with screw drivers, we were … Continue reading

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