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Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars

The Zeiss conquest HD 8×42 binoculars are a premium set of binoculars designed for general use and even wide field astronomy. A wide 128m @ 1000m FOV and long eye relief make for comfortable viewing. The Conquest HD 8×42 are … Continue reading

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Celestron Nature DX 8x42ED binoculars review

Looking very similar in design with the small red ring around the focus, the Celestron Nature DX 8x42ED binoculars look like a more compact version of the Regal 8×42 ED. That is where the similarity ends, with the Regal having … Continue reading

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Celestron Regal FF 8x42ED flat field binoculars review

Before even taking the Celestron Regal 8x42ED FF binoculars out of the box, you know in advance these are solid and well built. Some may say heavy, I say well built. No corners cut with accessories, that include a padded … Continue reading

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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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Viking Cygnus ED 8×42 monocular review

Straight out the box and soft Nylon case, the Viking Cygnus ED 8×42 monocular feels very solid and well built. Weighing nearly 50g more than the non ED version, their is obviously less plastic / polycarbonate in the shell. In … Continue reading

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Hawke Frontier EDx 8×42 binoculars. Blog post November 2019

It was a very dull and damp day at Northern Optics when a customer visited our Optics weekend at Barton`s Waters` edge visitor centre. So you could say it was perfect conditions for a customer looking for a set of … Continue reading

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Hawke HD X 8×42 binoculars. Blog post November 2019

It`s always nice when a customer visits our Optics Weekends as a result of a recommendation. In this case the buyer needed a good quailty set of binoculars with 8x magnification. But were open to options with 10x. It was … Continue reading

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Hawke Nature Trek 8×42 binoculars . Blog post September 2019

A customer came to the Northern Optics public optics weekend at the Waters` edge visitor centre Barton looking for a set of lightweight binoculars for bird watching. 8x magnification was another major factor due to the wider field of view. … 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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