Hawke Endurance ED 8×25 monocular
The Hawke Endurance 8×25 ED monocular is an ultra compact solution, weighing only 150g. Ideal for keeping in a pocket or hanging from your wrist with the strap included. Can also be attached to a belt , using the soft nylon case included. Other features and a twist eye cup and lens caps , which has a stay on , drop down objective cover.
So what about the optics. You get fully mulit-coated ED glass with phase corrected BAk-4 prisms. End result is big optics performance from a compact monocular. The image is very sharp for around 80% from centre, where it gets a little softer (and I mean a little) towards the edge. Unless you know what you are looking for, chromatic aberration is hardly evident. Looking into heavily back lit branches in trees show virtually no colour fringing. Another plus point is the total lack of internal reflection.
Field of view is 119m @ 1000m with an AFOV of 54 degrees. Eye cup is twist type with 13mm eye relief. The focus wheel is small, but turns easily. Close focus is 5m and is fully nitrogen waterproof.
All in all and cracking little monocular that will be a great take anywhere solution.
Plus points – Very bright image with extremely low levels of CA
Minus points – 5m close focus and short eye relief