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Focus WheelThe focus wheel can be easily rotated to change the focal distance of the binoculars.
All Hawke binoculars feature a central focus wheel which accurately guide and adjust the internal lenses while keeping them protected from outside elements and dirt.
Dioptre AdjusterEach binocular is equipped with an adjustable dioptre which is used to correct any imbalance in eye strength. Typically the dioptre adjuster is positioned on the right hand eyepiece.
Strap LoopAll Hawke binoculars are engineered with a low-profile strap loop that provides a secure attachment point for your beloved optics.
Binocular HingeThe binocular halves can be hinged to increase or decrease the distance between the two ocular lenses. This distance is called the interpupillary distance
Lens CoverLens covers protect the optics from dust and dirt. ‘Stay-on’ lens covers are supplied with most Hawke binoculars.
All binoculars are also supplied with an eyepiece cover.
Tripod AttachmentAll Hawke full-sized binoculars have a tripod fitting with a standard tripod thread (1/4-20 UNC). This allows for positioning and solid mounting to keep the binoculars still when in use.
Objective LensThe objective lenses are at the front end of the binocular. The width of the objective lens relates to the second number in the binoculars description. e.g. a 10×42 binocular has a pair of objective lenses that each measure 42mm in diameter.
Larger objective lenses give better light transmission and allow for a brighter picture. A larger objective lens will allow the binoculars to be used in lower light conditions.
Textured GripErgonomically designed to give extra grip in slippery conditions.
Twist-up EyepieceWith three different height settings, the twist-up eye cups can be set to ensure the best eye relief for your use.
Eyeglasses users often leave the twist-up eye cup in the downward position, while non-eyeglasses users rotate the twist-up mechanism upright.