Pros: Crisp, high-resolution image, impressively bright and sharp across the field of view. Fast, accurate focussing thanks to dual focusing knobs. Tough magnesium-alloy body. Included stay on case functional and effective. Excellent optical quality at a very compelling price point. Cons: Not many, at the price -- as with most zoom eyepieces you get a slight "tunnel vision" … [Read more...] about Hawke Endurance ED 20-60×85 Spotting Scope Review
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Hawke was established in the United Kingdom over 15 years ago. Today Hawke is a worldwide market leader, offering an extensive range of high quality, value for money optics from binoculars and spotting scopes to laser range finders and accessories. A family-run business, Hawke’s head office is based in Suffolk, UK but the company has quickly grown its presence to over 60 countries.
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Pros: Excellent image quality rivalling many much more expensive options. Superb wide field of view. Ergonomic, well-balanced magnesium alloy body gives a quality feel while remaining light. Great all-around performer offering superb value. Cons: Biggest gripe is the rain guard... which has no bearing on the quality of the binocular, but has a big impact on its usability. … [Read more...] about Hawke Sapphire ED 8×42 Binocular Review
Pros: Tiny but robust travel scope with great ergonomics that delivers plenty of optical bang for the buck. Super-portable the Endurance delivers a bright, clear, razor sharp image across a wide field of view at 12x, and remains sharp and detailed (though a little darker, as you'd expect with a 50mm objective) right up to a the max zoom of a very useful 36x. Cons: While … [Read more...] about Hawke Endurance 50 12-36x Spotting Scope Review
Pros: Bright, high contrast views with natural looking colours and excellent fine detail even at lower light levels. Impressively lightweight, yet still feel extremely robust. Packed with high-end features at a price that represents exceptional value. Cons: None worth noting. Price: Listed in the Birdwatch Ireland Shop for €230, RRP on the Hawke UK website is GB£169.99 … [Read more...] about Hawke Endurance ED 8×32 Binocular Review
Congratulations to Daire Cleary, who's name was drawn at random earlier today as the winner in our latest competition. We'll be getting Daire's prize... a pair of excellent Hawke Endurance ED 8x42 binoculars. I was really impressed by the Hawkes when I reviewed them recently, and I'm sure that Daire will enjoy many fabulous up-close wildlife experiences with his new … [Read more...] about Announcing the winner of our Hawke Endurance ED 8×42 binocular competition