Tag Archives: ED

Hawke Endurance 8×32 ED binoculars. Blog post July 2019

A customer visited the Northern Optics Optics weekend looking for a lightweight set of binoculars for use when out cycling. After trying a number of 25mm and 26mm options, they ended up getting a slightly larger set in the form of the … 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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Hawke Frontier ED 8×43 binoculars. A modern classic

Since being replaced by the Hawke Sapphire and Frontier ED-X range, the Hawke Frontier ED 8×43 remain a quality set of binoculars compared to many of the latest model. Could they be classed as a modern day classic. Here are … Continue reading

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Hawke Sapphire 8×25 ED binoculars review

The Hawke Sapphire ED 8×25 binoculars offer big performance results from a compact set. Features include ED glass with Dielectric coated BaK-4 prisms and water repellent glass. It is difficult to believe how bright the image is from the small … Continue reading

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Ostara Diamond APO ED 8×42 and 10×42 binoculars review

The Ostara Diamond APO 42mm binoculars are ideal for those wanting to take the step into premium binoculars. Recently I was fortunate to have a set of the 8×42 and 10×42 to test. Starting from the beginning you see a … 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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Helios Mistral WP6 10x42ED binoculars review 30956

A customer came to the Northern Optics weekend outlet looking for an upgrade to his Celestron 8×32 binoculars that they had bought from us. Ideally he wanted a set of high quality 10x42s. Luckily we had a good choice of … Continue reading

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Ostara FF 27mm v Celestron X-Cel 25mm v Ostara ED 21mm eyepiece shootout

Have just done my own little wide field eyepiece shoot-out. This was following a request from a customer looking for a good wide angle E/P for his Olivon T800 spotting scope that he purchased from us. I tested on an … Continue reading

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Visionary Fieldtracker Emerald ED 8×42 binoculars review

  The Visionary Fieldtracker Emerald ED 8×42 binoculars received a great review in Birdwatching magazine 2011 Click here to read the full review (3.92MB download) Click here to buy  

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Helios Aero ED Binoculars

  The Helios Aero ED 8×42 and 10×42 tick all the boxes required for the demanding birdwatcher.  At an incredible £199 for both 8x and 10x, they must be one of the best value / high performance ED birdwatching binoculars … Continue reading

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