Category Archives: Hawke Binocular Reviews

Hawke Frontier APO 8×42 review

The Hawke Frontier APO 8×42 binoculars were introduced, not to replace the EDx, but as an addition to the Frontier family. The key word that gets the attention of discerning users is Apo or Apochromatic . This triplet lens configuration … Continue reading

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Hawke Frontier APO 8×42 review. A customers thoughts

A customer visited our optics weekends with one thing in mind. The Hawke Frontier APO binoculars in 8×42 and 10×42. After travelling some miles, they were happy to see we had one of each model. They commented on the fact … Continue reading

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What is an aperture mask for a telescope

Often integrated into a telescope lens / OTA cover, an aperture mask reduced the effective diameter of the main objective lens or mirror. Although you lose resolution, you also reduced the effects of atmospheric turbulence under bad seeing conditions. Also … Continue reading

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Hawke Endurance ED 8×25 monocular review

The Hawke Endurance 8×25 ED monocular is an ultra compact solution, weighing only 150g. Ideal for keeping in a pocket or hanging from your wrist with the strap included. Can also be attached to a belt , using the soft … Continue reading

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Hawke Endurance ED 12×50 binoculars. Blog post 2nd Aug 2020

A customer came to the Northern optics Optics weekend looking for a set of good quality binoculars for birdwatching. Knowing the reserve they visit, I was aware that they needed a little extra magnification without reducing image quality. After try … Continue reading

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Hawke Endurance ED 12×50 binoculars. 2020 update

The Hawke Endurance ED 12×50 binoculars have made a come back in 2020, featuring a brand new body design and look. Available in black or green , with a textured rubber finish for easy handling. Despite weighing 805g, I found … Continue reading

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Hawke Frontier HD X 8×42 binoculars vs Hawke Frontier ED X 8×42 binoculars

At first glance when you look at these Hawke Frontier binoculars, the ED-X and HD-X 8×42 look pretty much identical. Both have the same case, straps, lens caps etc. The body is exactly the same , other than the badge … 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 Vantage 8×25 binoculars review #34201

The Hawke Vantage range of binoculars replaced the discontinued premier range. These are designed to be affordable to most users, while retaining the Hawke build quality and back up service. If I were to sum up the Hawke vantage 8×25 … Continue reading

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Hawke Frontier HD X 8×32 binoculars review

Released in 2019, the Hawke Frontier HD X range fill the gap between the Endurance ED and Frontier ED X, and priced accordingly. Although not ED glass, what you do get is a premium set at an affordable price, and … Continue reading

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