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 lake.
The first thing the buyer mentioned was the edge of field quality of image . Compared to a set of Sapphire 10×42 they preferred the wider field the 8x option offered. After maybe thinking of the green model, they agreed compared to some on display, the grey colour scheme was much more pleasing on the eye , or less loud as I put it.
They was impressed with the case and strap + the lifetime warranty, which he had already looked at. But as always with our customers, we fully go through the warranty T&Cs with all of our customers at the point of sale.
The Hawke Frontier ED X replaced the older open hinge Frontiers, to make a much more compact set, with better prism coatings. Yet at a very attractive price point