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Old Thursday 26th June 2014, 10:41   #1
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Hawke Frontier ED 8x32 and 10x32

The latest addition to the Hawke range is now available. Initial views are favourable. Nothing on the official Hawke website as yet but some pictures here.
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Old Thursday 26th June 2014, 11:48   #2
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Thanks for the heads-up. 460g is pretty light but judging by the hand in the photos it doesn't seem particularly compact. Could you come up with a length and an IPD range?

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Old Thursday 26th June 2014, 12:33   #3
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Hi David,

IPD is c58-74mm and length is 124mm with eyecups retracted and without objective lens caps in place.

I've attached an image with the 8x32 along side the 8x43 for comparison.

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Old Thursday 26th June 2014, 13:17   #4
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Thanks Brian. It looks quite petite next to the x42 but that's still over 5" long. I look forward checking it out in due course, but might have to wait 'till BirdFair now.

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Old Friday 27th June 2014, 22:48   #5
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The strap lugs look a bit low on the body in relation to the focus wheel. Could be a problem digging into your hands. Looks like it's designed like that.
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Old Saturday 28th June 2014, 14:35   #6
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Fov is nothing stellar for a 8x32 @ 122m,..that might be about 7 ..16 mm eye relief doesnt really gives anything extra as a tradeoff of the narrowish fov..Monarch 7 has a whole extra degree of view with very similar eye relief,although one or even half a mm makes a difference in that critical point of the "sweet sixteen"..

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Old Saturday 2nd August 2014, 19:37   #7
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Fov is nothing stellar for a 8x32 @ 122m,..that might be about 7 ..16 mm eye relief doesnt really gives anything extra as a tradeoff of the narrowish fov..Monarch 7 has a whole extra degree of view with very similar eye relief,although one or even half a mm makes a difference in that critical point of the "sweet sixteen"..
According to Hawke info, the FOV should be 133m.
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According to Hawke info, the FOV should be 133m.
That would be about right. It's focus wheel shown in the link in the 1st post above says the FOV is 400 feet. That would be at 1000 yards.
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