Summary: I tried out about a dozen sets of bins,from £150 to £2500, and i must say these were miles better than the cheaper ones and i could not tell the difference between these and the dearer ones,i like the way the bottom of these bins have been made to take your thumbs for better grip and support.A must for all birders like my self....
Summary: OMG what a brilliant product. I was trying to save for a Swarovski until I was out with someone who owns a Hawke Frontier 10x43. I couldnt believe the quality. The image looks like I'm standing beside object I'm looking at. The light levels are brilliant also If you are thinking of saving for or buying Swarovskis save your money for something else and buy a this.
Summary: Being a keen photographer and bird watcher I had been looking for a good sensibly priced set of binoculars for the field. After much research and reading of reviews on all makes and models I decided on these Hawke 10 x 43 ed bins and must say have no regrets whatsoever. They are sturdy, waterproof, light, provide an amazing bright image and are easily and quickly adjustable through the range.
Summary: I have owned and used pretty much the full range of premier binocular brands over the last two decades. I bought my son a pair of these and have to say they match up pretty well against my current Leica ultravid 10x42. For most use most of the time they are pretty much neck and neck - the leicas are better quality optically and work better at sharpness and in low light - but you really have to work hard to see the difference.
Good optics, well made. Just be careful of the lens covers
canon snapper, Amazon
26 June 2011
Summary: Having never owned a proper pair of binoculars until recently I did a fair amount of research into the options which, to the uninitiated, seemed quite baffling. Should you go for roof prism or porro prism? What magnification do you need? Is it worth going for an image stabilised model? How about budget?
Summary: Excellent quality binoculars that perform well above their priced point. Only small niggle I have is the objective lens covers are too easy to lose. However Hawke have been superb and replaced the lost covers FOC. Good customer service.
Summary: These Hawke ED 10x43 binoculars are fantastic at a very affordable price. They rival even some of the alpha brands and from my experience of trying out the likes of Viking and Opticron to alpha brands like Swarovski and Leica; I have to say that the Hawkes came top on my list. You just can not beat this combination of price and quality.
Summary: The Hawk Frontier 10x43ED are a fantastic pair of binoculars, light in weight, good in low light conditions, close focusing and excellent build quality. I was unsure at first whether to purchase the 8x43 or the more powerful 10x43, I have always previously used 8x magnification, but on occasions, small distant objects are not always brought "close enough" for detailed viewing. I made the right choice in going for the 10x43 FrontierED.
Summary: These binoculars are awesome! Just shows - you get what you pay for. You need a steady hand, hence a tripod ma be advisable but it could be just me :-). I can now watch even the tiniest warblers really close up and from a long distance. Marsh harriers are no longer an elusive species thanks to these binos. Fabulous and highly recommended.