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Hawke Frontier ED X binoculars. Key features

  Available from Northern Optics the Hawke Frontier ED X binoculars come in two popular sizes, 8×42 and 10×42, with green or grey options. The new lightweight  rubber coated magnesium alloy chassis only weighs 692g (8x version), making them ideal for … Continue reading

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Hawke Frontier ED 8×43 binoculars. Easy to handle comment from a customer

A customer came to the Northern Optics weekend outlet at the Waters` edge visitor centre, Lincs, looking for a replacement set of binoculars for his trusty older set. Having heard about how good the Hawke brand are, Northern Optics, being the … 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 Nature Trek 8×42 binoculars. Customers choice for general use

A customer who visited the Northern Optics weekend outlet at the Waters` edge visitor centre at Barton Upon Humber, Lincolnshire was very happy with his purchase of the Hawke Nature-Trek 8×42 binoculars. After trying the smaller 8×32 and 10x32s, the … Continue reading

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Hawke Endurance ED 12×50 binoculars. Ideal for long distance viewing

Always good to see returning customers at the Northern Optics weekend outlet. Some time ago a keen bird watcher bought a set of Hawke Endurance (old model) 8×32 binoculars which gave a sharp wide view. But needed a second set to … Continue reading

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Hawke Endurance ED 8×32 binoculars. Customer purchase Oct 2018

A customer came to the Northern Optics outlet at Barton Upon Humber asking about High definition (HD) binoculars. I explained that some budget binoculars often call their optics HD, so can be misleading. I mentioned that ED glass is more … Continue reading

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Hawke Frontier ED 8×43 binoculars. How to test for chromatic aberration

A customer who bought a set of Hawke Frontier ED 8×43 binoculars from the Northern Optics weekend display at the Waters` edge visitor centre, Lincolnshire asked what ED stood for in the description. I explained that with normal binoculars not all colours come to … Continue reading

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Hawke Nature-Trek 15x50mm monocular review #35201

The higher magnification of the Hawke Nature-Trek 15×50 monocular makes it ideal for long distance subjects such as Plane , Ship spotting as well as distant terrestrial targets. With such high power, holding steady will be an issue. But this … Continue reading

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Hawke Endurance 8×32 ED. Northern Optics blog 12.11.17

A customer came to the Northern Optics weekend outlet looking to buy a set of high quality mid sized binoculars with very good eye relief. A number of 8×25 and 10×25 options were tried. One of which was ideal, with … 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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