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Forum: Hawke Optics Saturday 12th January 2019, 19:13
Replies: 19
Views: 4,485
Posted By irishweather
I think you may have got a bad example. Mine...

I think you may have got a bad example.

Mine are perfect, and brilliant value. I got mine for 300 second hand, unused. I come from a photographic background and am extremely fussy.

I would say, i...
Forum: Hawke Optics Thursday 10th January 2019, 21:48
Replies: 19
Views: 4,485
Posted By irishweather
Love my Hawke Sapphire ED 8x42. I cannot fault...

Love my Hawke Sapphire ED 8x42.

I cannot fault it in any way. The view is bright, wide and crystal clear to my eyes. The sharpness is clear out to about 85% from the centre. The edges as you would...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 1st September 2018, 18:08
Replies: 46
Views: 4,954
Posted By irishweather
Love my Hawke Sapphire ED 8x42. I cannot fault...

Love my Hawke Sapphire ED 8x42.

I cannot fault it in any way. The view is bright, wide and crystal clear to my eyes. The sharpness is clear out to about 85% from the centre. The edges as you would...
Forum: Hawke Optics Wednesday 15th August 2018, 20:11
Replies: 7
Views: 3,466
Posted By irishweather
Typo, I have had a look again at the 8x32. With...

Typo,

I have had a look again at the 8x32.

With glasses it is about 15/20% of the outer circle all around that i cannot see, so i reckon it is blackout then based on what you are saying?
I have...
Forum: Hawke Optics Wednesday 15th August 2018, 13:53
Replies: 7
Views: 3,466
Posted By irishweather
I recently bought a pair of 8x32 ed endurance for...

I recently bought a pair of 8x32 ed endurance for my wife.

I had a major problem with the eye relief. I do wear glasses and got quite a bit of black out in the view. So much so that i don't like...
Forum: Vortex Monday 6th August 2018, 10:07
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By irishweather
Typo, Thanks for your insight in eye relief on...

Typo,

Thanks for your insight in eye relief on binoculars.

I think i have solved the mystery (well you have done the solving for me), regarding the difference in eye relief between the 2...
Forum: Vortex Friday 3rd August 2018, 20:22
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By irishweather
Hi Guys, Just to give you an update on my...

Hi Guys,

Just to give you an update on my binocular purchase.

I saw a Hawke Sapphire ED 8x42 for sale on Ebay last week.
They were new and unused. I got them for 280 and was delighted with this...
Forum: Vortex Thursday 19th July 2018, 15:01
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By irishweather
Thanks for your views Mike. I suppose the...

Thanks for your views Mike.

I suppose the reality is that try and buy 1st is probably the best advice i can give myself.

I bought the Hawke 8x32 endurance ed for my wife based on the glowing...
Forum: Vortex Thursday 19th July 2018, 10:53
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By irishweather
Hi David, Thanks for your opinions, much...

Hi David,

Thanks for your opinions, much appreciated.

The 8x42 was the single hinge and the 8x43 was the open double hinge. I must admit that the feel of the single hinge was much better and i did...
Forum: Vortex Wednesday 18th July 2018, 17:17
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By irishweather
Thanks Bataleon for your advice. Just an update,...

Thanks Bataleon for your advice.

Just an update, I have been to my local camera shop and have had a look at the Hawke Saphire 8 x 42 and Hawke sapphire 8x43. From an image point of view both ...
Forum: Vortex Monday 25th June 2018, 18:50
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By irishweather
Hi Joachim & Binatro, Thanks for your advice it...

Hi Joachim & Binatro,

Thanks for your advice it is much appreciated.

I think I am beginning to understand the physics.
That would explain why I found the 8x42 much better from a wider field point...
Forum: Vortex Monday 25th June 2018, 16:11
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By irishweather
Hi Chuck, I have tried what you said. It does...

Hi Chuck,

I have tried what you said. It does not really make any difference. I have even tried not wearing glasses and i still cannot see the full circle, also having extended them fully out and at...
Forum: Vortex Monday 25th June 2018, 13:44
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By irishweather
Hi Chuck, Yes, i wear glasses. All that i have...

Hi Chuck,

Yes, i wear glasses. All that i have read says the 18mm eye of the relief of the Hawkes Endurance ED should be plenty for glasses wearers to see well through.
Forum: Vortex Sunday 24th June 2018, 22:41
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By irishweather
Which Binoculars to buy: Newbie Dilema

Hi, I am new to the forum and thank you in advance all for any help you may be able to give me.

I have been an avid photographer for most of my life and have always tried to achieve the best results...
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