When we take to the field for a hunting trip, we’re often equipped with a fairly high magnification scope, and that in itself allows us to survey some of the area in question, but a decent pair of binoculars is the professional tool, to do the job properly – and safely.
Field of View is perhaps the biggest advantage of bino’s, and that huge panoramic view is hard to beat when out in the countryside. On test here is the Hawke Endurance ED 8X32, and with the Endurance range overall sitting somewhere around midprice, this model offers a pleasing specification, for reasonable money. ED denotes Extra-low Dispersion glass, and this is specifically designed to reduce colour fringing. Lenses are also ‘Fully Multi-Coated’, which is a common feature on modern optics.
Where the internal spec’ is concerned, Hawke advertise the use of ‘high resolution, phase corrected BAK-4 roof prisms’, and whilst that means little to me, the performance comfortably does the talking, which I’ll come to. These bino’s can be specified in green or black, and come with a semirigid case complete with adjustable carry handle, There’s an adjustable padded strap for the binoculars, instruction booklet, front and back lens covers and lens cloth.
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