Hawke Spotting Scopes by Hawke Sport Optics



Hawke Panorama ED Spotting Scope

About Hawke Sport Optics

Whilst a relatively new brand in the US, Canada and the rest of North America, Hawke Sport Optics has been producing optics in Europe and the UK for more than thirty years and they now supply binoculars, riflescopes, crossbow scopes as well as spotting scopes and accessories to over forty countries throughout the world.

Hawke Spotting Scope Range

Hawke Sport Optics currently produce five different ranges of scopes and thus cover most peoples needs and budgets. Below are the details of each series:

Hawke Endurance Spotting Scopes

Hawke Endurance ED Spotting ScopeIn the past, Hawke had six different models within the Endurance range, with both angled and straight through options and some with ED glass in their lenses and some without. This has been slimmed down and there are now only four separate models, all of which are angled at 45 degrees and contain ED glass.

Hawke Sport Optics splits these four models into two size categories: with the Endurance ED Compact containing a small 15-45x60mm model and the tiny, very travel-friendly 13-39x50mm scope.

Then the other two models fall under the "standard" Endurance ED banner and consist of a 16-48x68mm model and a large, powerful 25-75x85mm scope.

In the past, I have reviewed a 50mm Hawke Endurance spotting scope, it was a little less expensive as it came without ED glass and a different 12-36x magnification range, but this is no longer being produced. This for me is a slight shame as whilst they may not quite reduce color fringing as much as the others, the quality of the view was still very good in my opinion. You may still be able to find these at some retailers and so maybe still worth checking out: My review of the Hawke Endurance 12-36x50 Spotting Scope

The 68mm Hawke Endurance ED scope with its 16-48x zoom eyepiece strikes a nice balance between portability and light gathering, whilst the large 85mm scope designed to collect the maximum amount of light enabling higher magnifications and/or for the best quality and brightest images even in very low light situations.

As you can see in all my full reviews of these Endurance ED scopes, this series combines a whole host of high-end optical components with features like a well designed and lightweight magnesium alloy body, to produce a scope with an impressive performance level, but which Hawke Sport Optics has still managed to keep the costs down to appeal to a wider audience.

So whilst a few years back now, the 85mm version bagged the award as the Best Spotting Scope for 2014, but it is still in my opinion one of the best scopes out there in this class. The full review of the 20-60x85 Endurance ED.

Key Features:

  • Fog & Waterproof Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Dual Speed Focus Wheel
  • Extra-Low Dispersion glass (ED) Lenses on all models
  • Fully multi-coated
  • BAK4 Phase Corrected Prisms
  • Supplied with zoom eye piece
  • Stay-on soft scope cover

Available Models & Reviews

Price Range & Where to Buy

Hawke Panorama ED Spotting Scopes

Hawke Panorama ED Spotting ScopeThe Panorama ED Series from Hawke Sport Optics is currently their flagship scope and as you would expect for a top of the range, spec product they use the finest materials both in the body design and in the optical system.

Key Features:

  • Flat Field View
  • ED (Extra-Low Dispersion glass) element in the lenses
  • Fully multi-coated optics
  • Dielectric coated, BAK4 Prisms
  • Supplied with zoom eye piece
  • Fully waterproof
  • Stay-on soft scope cover

Stay on Cover for the Hawke Panorama ED Spotting ScopeThe Panorama ED spotting scope is fully waterproof and comes with a removable zoom eyepiece that has a twist-up eye cup that ensures you maintain the correct eye-relief no matter if you wear glasses or not.

The use of ED glass elements in the lenses help to ensure that chromatic aberrations are minimized, which in real terms almost completely eliminates color fringing on the viewed image.

Fully multi-coated optics and a dielectric coated prism ensures that as much of the collected light is transmitted to your eyes, for the best quality and brightest image possible.

Digiscoping
Hawke advertise that this scope is compatible for use with almost all cameras and supply a number of adapters depending on your needs.

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Hawke Nature Spotting Scopes

Hawke Nature Spotting ScopeDescribed by Hawke Sport Optics as the ideal beginners spotting scope kit, the angled Nature scopes come with either 60mm or 70mm objective lenses and are obviously aimed at the more budget conscious observer.

To keep costs down to a minium they of course lack most of the most expensive coatings, yet they still seem to have all the basic bases covered, including optics that are fully-multi coated and thus should still deliver a bright and good image quality:

Hawke Nature Spotting Scope KitMain Features:

  • Fully Multi-coated Optics
  • Waterproof Body
  • Included Hard Storage Case
  • Soft Carry Pouch
  • Included Tripod

Available Models & Reviews

  • Hawke Nature 24-72x70 Spotting Scope - (HT3653)
  • Hawke Nature 20-60x60 Spotting Scope - (HT3651)

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Featured Hawke Scope Reviews

Below are a the most recent Hawke spotting scope reviews that I have written:


Hawke Endurance 12-36x50 Spotting Scope

Ultra compact and lightweight spotter from Hawk Optics that combines high end optical components, a wide range 12-36x zoom eye-piece with a well made chassis that is tough, water and fog proof.

For the money this is certainly for me on of the best travelscopes that I have had the pleasure of testing.


Hawke Endurance ED 15-45x60 Spotting Scope

This 60mm Hawke Spotting scope delivers an extremely bright high-quality views in all but extremely poor light conditions, which considering it's size is impressive and thus offers a great compromise between image brightness, quality and being travel friendly and easy to carry about.

Highlights include a Fully Multi-Coated Optics system, ED glass lenses as well as the very best Dielectric mirror prism coatings.


Hawke Endurance ED 20-60x85 Spotting Scope

With an included 20-60x zoom eyepiece, large 85mm objective lens with Extra Low Dispersion Glass elements, fully multi-coated optics, phase corrected BaK-4 prisms with highly reflective dielectric coatings all wrapped up in a lightweight, waterproof magnesium body it is no surprise that this Hawke Spotting Scope produces a very bright and stunning quality image.

What is really surprising to me however is the relatively low price tag especially when you consider just how much scope you are getting for your money.


View >> All Hawke Spotting Scopes reviewed on The Best Spotting Scope Reviews website.

 

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Hawke Binoculars

As well scopes, Hawke Sport Optics manufacture a large selection of binoculars in a wide range of sizes and price categories designed for all types of pursuits and uses including birding, hunting, general wildlife observation, camping, hiking, safaris, traveling and general use.

Hawke Sapphire ED-8x42 BinocularPopular Models & Reviews

  • Hawke Frontier ED X 8x42 Binoculars - Hawk's new flagship range are the Frontier ED X binoculars and of all the models in that series, this 8x42 model really stands out for me. Indeed in the conclusion to my review I stated this: "These are a truly great pair of binoculars and within their mid-to-high end price category",and I "really do rank them amongst the very best that I have ever come across".
  • Hawke Frontier HD X 8x42 Binoculars - Apart from the price, the only difference between these and the Frontier ED X binoculars above is the lack of ED lens elements and so if you are willing to put up with a fraction more color fringing, then you can make a substantial saving.
  • Hawke Endurance ED 8x32 Binoculars - Winner of the award for Best Safari & Travel Binocular 2016/17, this mid-sized, mid-priced Hawke binoculars that impress in almost single every area.
  • Hawke Sapphire ED 8x42 Binoculars - Just like their top ranking scopes, the Sapphire ED (pictured right) incorporates the latest optical components and coating to produce a stunning quality view, this includes fully multi-coated optics with ED glass lens elements and dielectric coatings on the BaK-4 roof prisms.

    All this, along with a very wide field of view, high quality finish, fog and waterproof magnesium body, it is not surprising they achieved an "Outstanding" 85% score when I tested them, ranking them up there with the very best and they went on to win the award as the Best Birding Binocular of 2013.

  • Hawke Nature-Trek 8x42 Binoculars - Whilst the Nature Trek may be a low cost binocular aimed at the more budget minded observer, it still comes with a surprising array of quality features that are not usually found within this price range, but which ensure that they easily outpace most if not all of their direct competitors.

    Their single top hinged Polycarbonate body is lightweight, comfortable, fog and waterproof. Optics are fully multi-coated and they come with good quality BaK-4 roof prisms.

For these and many other reviews I have written on Hawk bins, as well as to get a more detailed overview of all their binoculars be sure to check out my Hawke Binoculars Section on BBR.

Contact Details - Hawke Sport Optics

Deben Group Industries is as far as I know the sole supplier and distributor of Hawke:

Address:
Deben Group Industries Ltd,
Avocet House, Wilford Bridge Road Melton,
Woodbridge IP12 1RB
UK

Phone: 01394 387762
Fax: 01394 386255
Email: sales@deben.com