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Hawke Frontier ED X 8×42 binoculars. Blog post June 2019

It was the Hawke Frontier ED-X 8×42 that were the binoculars of choice when a customer visited Northern Optics . The Optics weekend display in North Lincolnshire gave him the chance to test high end binoculars with views over a nature reserve … Continue reading

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Hawke Endurance ED 10×25 binoculars . Blog post May 2019

A compact set of binoculars ideal for bird-watching. That was the requirements for a couple visiting the Optics weekend at the Waters` edge visitor centre, Northern Optics display. They tried out a number of sets, before realising that 25mm compacts … Continue reading

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North Lincs astro meeting June 2019

It was great to see a couple of returning members after going AWOL for a few months, giving us a healthy 20 in attendance for the June 2019 North Lincolnshire astronomy society meeting. After a discussion on future events, plus … Continue reading

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Helios Nitrosport 10×26 binoculars . Blog post May 2019

It was a weekend of customers looking for compact sets of binoculars at the Optics weekend at the Waters` edge centre at Barton – Northern Optics display. In this case, the buyer needed a set for viewing nesting birds near their … Continue reading

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Hawke Vantage 8×25 binoculars review #34201

The Hawke Vantage range of binoculars replaced the discontinued premier range. These are designed to be affordable to most users, while retaining the Hawke build quality and back up service. If I were to sum up the Hawke vantage 8×25 … Continue reading

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North Lincs astro meeting 13th May 2019

16 of the regulars turned up for the May 2019 North Lincs astro society monthly meeting. We were instantly rewarded with some glorious evening Sunshine, which meant one thing – get the solar scope out. Together with the club solar … Continue reading

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Hawke Nature trek 8×32 binoculars #35100 Blog post May 2019

Sometimes you simply want a bright and clear image, and are not too concerned about small amounts of chromatic aberration. This is why a customer at the our Optics weekend at the Waters` edge visitor centre, Barton upon Humber went for the … Continue reading

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Hawke Endurance ED 8×42 monocular #36320 Blog post May 2019

A customer visited the Northern Optics Optics weekend at Barton Upon Humber looking for a monocular for general use. Reason being, due to a large difference between his eyes, most binoculars do not have enough dioptre adjustment to handle his eye sight. … Continue reading

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Hawke Frontier HD X 8×32 binoculars. Blog post April 2019

A customer visited the Northern Optics stand Optics weekend at the Waters` Edge visitor centre in North Lincolnshire with around £250 to spend on binoculars as a gift idea.  Optically the Hawke Sapphire 42mm models ticked all the boxes, but were … Continue reading

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Helios Nitrosport 10×26 binoculars review

Very good spec for the money. That would some up the Helios Nitrosport 10×26 binoculars in one short line. At the time of this review, the retail price was under £50, making them remarkable value considering them boasting multi-coated optics, … Continue reading

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