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Hawke Premier 8x 25 Binocular

Code: N66HN

Hawke Premier 8x 25 Binocular is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
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  • 8x magnification
  • 25mm dia. objective
  • green rubber armour

Product details

Hawke Premier 8x 25 Binocular

• 8x magnification• 25mm dia. objective• green rubber armour• wide angle multi-coated optics• BAK 4 prisms• twist-up eye cups• waterproof & fog proof• light weight open hinge design• carry case and neck strap• FOV 144m@1000m• Hawke 10 year warranty

Hawke Premier binoculars are a cut above the rest. They offer excellent performance in a compact lightweight design. The stylish waterproof design encases a wide angle optical system with impressive eye relief. The lightweight body has an open hinge design making the Premier binoculars portable and ideal for any excursion.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bins are brilliant for the price, the 8x25 is perfect for a steady handheld image, waterproof, coated prism lenses...a big spec for a small price. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2012-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic binoculars that out perform pairs costing three or four times as much. 8x25 is a sweet spot of magnification giving a bright clear image and a wide field of view. Non spectacle wearers should twist up the eye cups (they rotate and extend out) to get a wide steady image. As with all binoculars performance is massively enhanced if you set them up for your own eyes. Focus the left eye using the centre focus wheel whilst viewing a very distant object such as a tree or electricity pylon to ensure a crisp image. Then close/cover the left eye/lens and focus the right eye using the 'dioptre' adjustment ring in front of the right eye cup (take care not to move the centre focus wheel while doing this). Make sure when focusing left and right you start from a close focus before focusing on your distant object. That way the two sides will be more closely matched as there is a 'band' of focus caused by your eyes ability to compensate internally. If one lens is at the start of this band and the other at the end, you are going to find you get eye strain and headaches as your eyes try to cope with this slightly different focus between lenses. You may find a little experimentation with the dioptre wheel will reveal your optimum adjustment which will reveal a much crisper image that gives no strain on the eyes. Once set up all you need to do is use the centre focus wheel to move from close to far focus. Again if you start from a close focus and then focus on a very distant object you will find that you can actually view a range of distances without further adjusting. Don't be fooled into thinking the 10x25 or 12x25 versions will be better, the image is smaller (although it appears closer), is dimmer and much harder to keep still due to the higher magnification giving a smaller field of view. As such you will actually see more at 8x because the image is brighter and wider (meaning you can wobble about and not lose what you are looking at). At 8x you will also have better performance at lower light levels such as dusk and dawn. This is because increasing the first number (magnification) without increasing the second (size of the lens at the big end), results in a smaller, dimmer image. Increasing the second number gives you a brighter, wider image, which is why marine specification binoculars have a 7x50 setup, thats 7 times magnification with a 50mm (nearly 2 inches) lens. Combine 7x50 with waterproofing and BAK4 (BAK7 is worse - don't even bother) and you have a near unbeatable pair of binoculars that are clear and bright, even in low light but on the downside heavy and bulky. To conclude, everyone who has borrowed these 8x25's has remarked at the quality of the image, even when they were using a Ј500 pair of their own!
Date published: 2012-05-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor product with inability to focus properly.
Date published: 2011-05-06
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Bulk Prices

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N66HN Hawke Premier 8x 25 Binocular (1+) £39.99

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