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Old Sunday 17th May 2009, 20:41   #1
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Hawke Frontier Ed 10x43

Hi, I am looking at some HAWKE FRONTIER ED 10X43 bins & would appreciate any thoughts or reviews on them. Also theres the Steiner Skyhawk 10x42.

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Old Sunday 17th May 2009, 21:02   #2
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Hi, I am looking at some HAWKE FRONTIER ED 10X43 bins & would appreciate any thoughts or reviews on them. Also theres the Steiner Skyhawk 10x42.

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I have them, and the 8 x 43. I prefer the 10's and I can hold them steady quite easily; my viewing is usually distance rather than close proximity. I came to buy them after trying them at an In-focus day at Upton Warren. I went with the intention of buying some Swaro EL's but preferred the image from the ED's by some margin. I really need to sell my 8 x 43's but they are so very good I can't face letting them go. Prices are climbing so I should get in now if you can, you will not regret it.

Forgot to mention the package that comes with them. You get a hard case, strap, lens-cloth, lens covers and a very good exposed carry case. I made the mistake of cutting my straps a bit short so I contacted Deben (distributor) and they sent me two new straps the next day. I have not done the bino's credit on a performance level but there are so many posts pertaining to their value it's probably worth doing a search through these threads.

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Old Sunday 17th May 2009, 21:17   #3
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hi veracocha, I have just taken the plunge & bought them (Hawke Frontier ED 10x43) In green from Sherwoods for 339 & they come with what you said & a binocular harness & free delivery. I cant wait to get them & try them out on my local bird reserve. I currently have the Opticron Explorer 8x42, but like the more power......

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hi veracocha, I have just taken the plunge & bought them (Hawke Frontier ED 10x43) In green from Sherwoods for 339 & they come with what you said & a binocular harness & free delivery. I cant wait to get them & try them out on my local bird reserve. I currently have the Opticron Explorer 8x42, but like the more power......

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Very pleased for you but you ain't gonna like what I say now; London Camera Exchange are doing them for 280 as do NEFS http://www.northeastfieldsports.co.u...ulars-153.html

Sherwoods are on my doorstep but I just won't shop there based on their prices., you can cancel on the distance selling rules.
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goddammit, how do i cancel. I have only just bought them (1 hour ) ago. I shall have to check. Thanks for telling me..

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also is VAT included in that, ive just checked sherwoods & there was 44 vat added, thats why it came to 339
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also is VAT included in that, ive just checked sherwoods & there was 44 vat added, thats why it came to 339
My 10 x 43 cost 280 including vat.

My 8 x 43 cost 260 including vat because I am a repeat customer at LCE.

If you do cancel you have LCE at Manchester, Nottingham or Chester. I will give Worcester a call tomorrow and see if they still have some, they do mail order.
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Hi, I'll give them a bell in the morning & see If they can match the price. I can ask can't I

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Veracocha's right I purchased my 10x43s from London Camera Exchange for 279, Sherwoods are expensive

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Do any of you wear glasses. I was wondering what eye relief was like on these beauties?
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