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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 Endurance ED 10×50 binoculars. Blog post October 2019

A customer who already owned a set of Hawke Nature trek 8×42 binoculars visited Northern Optics at one of the Optics weekends at Barton Upon Humber. They required something offering more magnification without sacrificing image quality. After trying the Nature … Continue reading

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Hawke Endurance ED 20-60×85 spotting scope. Blog post August 2019

A customer with a Hawke binoculars brochure in hand came to the Northern Optics Optics weekend at the Waters` edge visitor centre, Barton Upon Humber looking for a good quality spotting scope. He had two in mind. The hawke Endurance 85mm or … Continue reading

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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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