I want to upgrade my bins (and my scope), and would interested if anyone has an opinion on the M7 vs the Hawke Frontier ED X? (Preferably in 8x42.)
The latter gets the best reviews I've found for this price bracket (and seems to compare with many higher priced bins), but as an ex-photographer the Nikon name always tugs at the heart strings.
The closest dealers to me are by appointment only right now (Covid); it pains me, but it's actually more convenient to buy online and return what I don't like. Just thought I'd ask here first - I'd be interested to read some opinions, but I won't base my purchase on them.Try to find shops where you can try them, only you can tell if they comfortably fit your hands.
Hawke's service and no fault lifetime warranty seems unbelievably good. I've not heard a bad word about Nikon's service, but that's just among photographers.Also, try to find out more about customer service.