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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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Hilkinson nature line 8x32ED binocular review

Released late 2021, the Hilkinson nature-line 8x32ED binoculars offer remarkable performance for a sub £200 solution. Key features are a lightweight and waterproof polycarbonate body, fully multi-coated ED glass with BaK4 dielectric coated prisms. End results is a delightful wide … Continue reading

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Viking Kestrel ED 8×32 binoculars review

Designed for the serious beginner, the Viking Kestrel 8×32 ED binoculars offer dielectric coated prisms and ED glass for around or just over £200, making them excellent value. Although not the build quality of the higher priced Merlin 8×32 ED, … 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 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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