Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Which is the best Hawks Ed model

Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Tuesday 12th August 2014, 07:38   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Staffordshire
Posts: 46
Which is the best Hawks Ed model

Out of all the Hawks Ed binoculars, which if any seems to be the most consistent in giving the best optical view through them?

I was looking at a compact pair of leicas but reading on some of these hawkes, say like the 8x43 Ed they seem to be compatible in image quality and enjoyable experience, all info appricated.

Thanks Gary
wingedwarrior is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 12th August 2014, 17:50   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 3,550
I like the Sapphire ED Top Hinge the best of the x43s. Haven't seen the new Frontier ED 8x32 yet but should get to try it this week.

typo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 15th August 2014, 06:08   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wolverhampton - the true original Capital of the Black Country
Posts: 5,733
I would like to see a reviewof the Frontier's v the Sapphire (the latter obviously meant to be the latest and better binocular).

I have 10 x 43 Frontier as I like the extra magnification, and I think they are superb optically.
Nick Moss.
Fav Birds - Hen/Pallid/Monty Harrier, Gyrfalcon, Great Grey Owl, Hobby, Golden Eagle, Merlin, SE Owl, Pom Skua, Hawfinch, Wryneck, Redstart, Shrikes, Roller, Bee-eater's, Nightjar, Smew, GN & BT Diver, Spotted Redshank, any Warblers (especially yank ones)!
wolfbirder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 15th August 2014, 21:12   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Staffordshire
Posts: 46
Well I know this don't help but managed to try a pair of swarovski 8.5x42 against the frontier 8x43 and the swaro ask expected made the hawkes look was in low light though in the shopping mall..they were amazing! But I know there not in the same class, always liked my old frontier 8x43ed thought they were great, but its not until you get the chance to compare side by side in low light you really can tell..sorry to ramble. No back to the hawkes..

Also tried a pair of the 8x25 sapphire Ed..there compared very well against the leica trinovid 8x20.. Very nice compact indeed for one third of the price!
wingedwarrior is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 24th February 2016, 16:48   #5
Swarovski Man
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 115
Hawke Frontier ED

I bought the 10x43s a couple of weeks ago. Haven't had them out much yet, but they seem extremely good - the view is sharp and punchy. The one caveat I would mention is that they have a yellow cast. This isn't too noticeable in general use, but you can see it once you realise that it is there or if you compare them to some other bins.
Swarovski Man is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Old model Diascope and new model albatrosviajero Zeiss 6 Sunday 2nd March 2014 14:01
Anybody know this model? dwatsonbirder Zeiss 22 Monday 14th January 2013 08:36
what model, wee kayso Nikon 2 Tuesday 27th May 2008 10:57
do red tail hawks attack in pairs the way haris hawks do scuba0095 Birds Of Prey 4 Tuesday 11th March 2008 00:22
Which model do you think I should get? Gray C Leica 7 Monday 4th February 2008 10:49

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.12685800 seconds with 14 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 00:38.