A customer visited the Northern Optics Optics weekend at the Waters` edge centre in Lincolnshire, pretty much already making up in advance the Hawke Frontier ED X 8×42 ticked all the boxes. But they did try some different options, which included the Hawke Endurance ED 10×42 and Helios Nitrosport 12×50 to see what, if any benefits extra magnification gave.
But having tried all three sets above, it was the wide field of view and extra clarity the ED X 8×42 offered. Stunning optics aside, our customer was impressed with the build quality, handling and case. As with all our customers, the chance to test optics looking over the local nature reserve lake made it the perfect place to try before you buy