Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

Highburymark

Hawke Sapphire ed 8x42

Recommended Posts

Just picked up a nice early Christmas present - Hawke Sapphire 8x42 for birding mainly. Never had a pair of ED binoculars before. Almost £200 off at Birders Store. I believe this model has been discontinued now but I’m very impressed with the views. Super sharp across 80-90% of the field, comfortable, and so far can’t detect any CA. I have no knowledge of this market - have only owned 15x bins in the past, but these strike me as very good value, and might be fun to point them at the night sky too.

5EA94FED-D32D-4A9C-BC1C-F10DCFF3675A.jpeg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5:2mm exit pupil, should be good at night, what’s the apparent field of view?

Peter

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, PeterW said:

5:2mm exit pupil, should be good at night, what’s the apparent field of view?

Peter

They do look nice. Looks like the field is 8.1 degrees. I have a pair of 8x42 non ED which are good, although they do show a little CA.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And bingo! Woodpecker in garden - never seen one here before. 

This afternoon was a tough test of CA. Low sunlight streaming through tree branches. Just a touch of purple fringing. But only evident under direct sunlight.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.