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 field at 48x). Brightness, sharpness and contrast are quite incredible for such a lightweight scope. There is some fall off in sharpness at higher power on the edge of view, with a little bending of straight lines.

Included in the box is lens caps, a stay on case. aluminium case, and probably the best ever microfibre cleaning cloth I have ever tested. Warranty is 10 years.

The eye cup is fold down. Would have been better with a twist cup, but it is still very easy to fold down. Eye relief is good enough for spectacle wearers.

Unlike the non ED 65mm Nature Trek, the ED version uses the same eye piece as the 80mm and 100mm versions. This means it has a standard T-thread for attachment of digiscoping T-rings.

Due to the light weight (1049g) you wont need to spend a large amount on a heavy duty tripod.

Seeing really is believing how good this little scope is.

Highly recommended

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