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Forum: Hawke Optics Friday 18th September 2009, 21:08
Replies: 186
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Posted By FrankD
Glad to hear that you are happy with the new...

Glad to hear that you are happy with the new bins. The Hawke and its subsequent siblings (Promaster, Zen Ray, Atlas Optics) are truly superb performers. The fact that they are as inexpensive as they...
Forum: Hawke Optics Saturday 8th August 2009, 02:00
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
I did not think it was spongey either Kevin....

I did not think it was spongey either Kevin. Product variation?
Forum: Hawke Optics Sunday 26th July 2009, 01:01
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
I would agree. There was very little separating...

I would agree. There was very little separating any of the open-bridge EDs. It would appear, based on your comments and those of a few others who have recently checked out the Frontier ED, that they...
Forum: Hawke Optics Wednesday 13th May 2009, 00:49
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
Ahh, finally. I have been eagerly waiting to hear...

Ahh, finally. I have been eagerly waiting to hear what Koshkin had to say about the Frontier EDs!
Forum: Hawke Optics Friday 13th February 2009, 00:43
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
Thank you for the suggestion Kimmo. You are right...

Thank you for the suggestion Kimmo. You are right ofcourse. It would standardize many of the varying reports on different models. I will make it a point to include it in any further observations I...
Forum: Hawke Optics Thursday 12th February 2009, 00:23
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
Kevin's observation of the "useful" range of the...

Kevin's observation of the "useful" range of the focusing is spot on. Though the focus knob does complete a full 2.5 turns only a small portion of that focusing range is needed for the average...
Forum: Hawke Optics Wednesday 28th January 2009, 01:59
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
Ah, but the two are not mutually...

Ah, but the two are not mutually exclusive.

;)

..and, as for the weather, you act as if it isn't always bright and sunny up on the upper west coast.

:-)
Forum: Hawke Optics Wednesday 28th January 2009, 01:17
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
Oh that I would pay to see. You currently have a...

Oh that I would pay to see. You currently have a large enough and varied enough selection to really do a nice comparison of this issue.
Forum: Hawke Optics Wednesday 21st January 2009, 00:21
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
Kevin, I know what you are referring to when you...

Kevin,

I know what you are referring to when you mention clarity. Other than the FL it seems to be porro-specific though the Zen Rays are very close as well. I think what we may often overlook, or...
Forum: Hawke Optics Monday 19th January 2009, 23:43
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
I cannot do the comparison anymore so I will...

I cannot do the comparison anymore so I will defer to Kevin on that one.

Comparing the Legend porros to the Zen Ray really isn't a fair comparison though I guess you could make the case that they...
Forum: Hawke Optics Saturday 3rd January 2009, 23:31
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
Keith, I think your last statement speaks...

Keith,

I think your last statement speaks volumnes. It really does tend to depend on what you prefer for optical characteristics. In my opinion the Promaster and Hawke were closer to the high end...
Forum: Hawke Optics Saturday 3rd January 2009, 00:35
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
Good question on the DOF. I don't have mine on...

Good question on the DOF. I don't have mine on hand anymore. Maybe Kevin can comment. I seem to remember the depth of field being comparable to something like the Monarch and a bit better than the...
Forum: Hawke Optics Thursday 25th December 2008, 01:42
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
Ahh, I slipped up Tero. That is my fault for not...

Ahh, I slipped up Tero. That is my fault for not reading any of the theoretical threads.

:-p
Forum: Hawke Optics Wednesday 24th December 2008, 12:02
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
Kevin hit on some excellent points. In my opinion...

Kevin hit on some excellent points. In my opinion the E2 should have better depth of field. I have found many of the porro prism bins I have owned exhibit better depth of field (probably because of...
Forum: Hawke Optics Monday 13th October 2008, 00:12
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
I spent a great deal of time with the Frontier ED...

I spent a great deal of time with the Frontier ED yesterday and today. After extended use in slightly different conditions than what I was previously testing them in I have found that they do indeed...
Forum: Hawke Optics Sunday 12th October 2008, 17:03
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
Thank you John. I seem to remember Bushnell...

Thank you John.

I seem to remember Bushnell coming out with a new ED scope recently but I honestly don't remember what the objective diameter was. I do know it was very compact because of the folded...
Forum: Hawke Optics Saturday 11th October 2008, 16:31
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
John, Though not a 50 mm Promaster does make a...

John,

Though not a 50 mm Promaster does make a Elite ELX ED 65 mm scope. It was only reviewed once so far over on 24 hour campfire. I believe I am on the list of reviewers at some point.
Forum: Hawke Optics Thursday 9th October 2008, 23:46
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
Again I am surprised by the great series of posts...

Again I am surprised by the great series of posts since I last visited this thread. I only get to hit birdforum once a day because of an internet filtering program at work. ;)



Tero, I genuinely...
Forum: Hawke Optics Thursday 9th October 2008, 00:04
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
As I mentioned in my original review of the...

As I mentioned in my original review of the Frontier ED the stray light appears as a little ring of light just outside the fieldstop. I saw something similar to it in the pair of Bushnell Discoverer...
Forum: Hawke Optics Tuesday 7th October 2008, 23:44
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
I feel the need to comment on the issue of stray...

I feel the need to comment on the issue of stray light with the Hawke EDs. I take a bit of pride in "calling it like I see it" regardless of how I personally feel about a product. I felt the need to...
Forum: Hawke Optics Monday 6th October 2008, 22:31
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
Those are some excellent points Bob and about...

Those are some excellent points Bob and about some very specific models and configurations. Well said. I would agree that a mid-priced 7x42 would probably be very well received. Again, if they just...
Forum: Hawke Optics Sunday 5th October 2008, 17:54
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
Oh my, so much to comment on. I love...

Oh my, so much to comment on. I love it!

Kevin,

Yes, the neckstrap is out of the bag if that is any indicator. I have finally decided to narrow my selection down to a few select bins (for now ;) )...
Forum: Hawke Optics Sunday 5th October 2008, 01:12
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
Well, I am glad a few folks took the plunge and...

Well, I am glad a few folks took the plunge and tried the Promaster Elite ELX ED. The Frontier ED is just as good but with a slightly different flavor. The more I compare the two the more I realize...
Forum: Hawke Optics Friday 3rd October 2008, 23:39
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
You guys are a regular riot.... ;) But, true,...

You guys are a regular riot....

;)

But, true, none the less. The sad news gentleman is that my crazed binocular buying days are pretty much at an end. We all have to buckle down eventually and I...
Forum: Hawke Optics Friday 3rd October 2008, 21:37
Replies: 186
Views: 82,003
Posted By FrankD
Jim, Good points. Let me see if I can address...

Jim,

Good points. Let me see if I can address them one at a time. No, I do not wear glasses but because of the shape of my noise/eyes I do require bins that have generous eye relief...unless the...
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