Category Archives: Hawke Optics Spotting Scopes

Hawke Endurance 12-36×50 spotting scope. Best compact travel scope award

The Hawke Endurance 12-36×50 spotting scope is a great example, as with many of the latest spotting scopes, you do not need a large aperture to get a bright image. Fully multi-coated optics with Dielectric BaK-4 prism gives outstanding performance … Continue reading

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Hawke Frontier 8×43 ED. 38300 Customer purchase

A customer came to the Northern Optics outlet several years after purchasing a set of Hawke Frontier (old model) 8×42 from us. I must say they were in excellent condition after all those years, and the fact they were soaked in … Continue reading

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Hawke Optics Panorama ED 20-60×82 spotting scope. Overview and specification

The Panorama ED 20-60×82 is the new flagship spotting scope from Hawke Optics When you require the finest image reproduction at extended distances, ED (Extra Low Dispersion) glass is a must. Designed around an optical system using ED glass components, … Continue reading

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Hawke Optics Frontier ED 20-60×85 spotting scope. Overview and specification

Very latest offering from Hawke Optics featuring a radical sleek body design and high grade Fully multi-coated optics with ED glass and Dielectric coated prisms to increase light reflectivity The magnesium alloy bodied Frontier ED Spotting Scope features an impressive … Continue reading

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Hawke Endurance 65ED spotting scope. How to attach an SLR camera

To attach an SLR or DSLR camera body to the Hawke Endurance 65ED spotting scope, you will need a small adapter ring (part number HX3729) and a T-ring. To fix to the spotting scope , unscrew the eyepiece twist eye cup anti-clockwise … Continue reading

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Hawke Optics T-rings

Why do Northern Optics sell and recommend Hawke Optics T-rings ?. In order to get a safe and secure lock on to your SLR / DSLR body, the t-ring needs to be of a good quality. Your camera locking pin … Continue reading

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Hawke Optics Full Sized Tripod

The Hawke full sized tripod at £89.95 (Nov 2011 price) nicely bridges the gap between the cheaper plastic versions and the heavier Aluminium tripods. Made from light weight aluminium and complete with carry case, this is a very portable mount. … Continue reading

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Digiscoping with a Hawke Nature Trek spotting scope

These methods apply to the Hawke Nature Trek 80mm & 100mm ED or non ED and the 65mm ED versions. For compact cameras (not bridge) use the Hawke large digiscoping adapter. Item number 3723. This simply clamps to the spotting … Continue reading

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Celestron Ultima spotting scope Vs Hawke Optics Nature Trek spotting scope

For this comparison I used the Celestron Ultima 80/45 and a Hawke Optics Nature Trek 80/45. Both were non ED models. First of all lets start with the optics. They both use the same 80mm objective and 20-60x eyepiece. So … Continue reading

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Hawke Optics Nature Trek 16-48×65 ED Spotting Scope

A small aperture spotting scope from Hawke with big spotting scope performance. In short, the 65ED will easily outperform a similar priced 100mm non ED. On testing I could find virtually no false colour whatsoever (even on the edge of … Continue reading

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