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Vixen Optics Piggyback 1/4"-20 Fine Adjustment DX

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Vixen Optics Piggyback 1/4"-20 Fine Adjustment DX

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  • Geared Alt/Az Movements

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Controlling where a spotting scope, telescope, or high-powered binocular is pointing can be a tricky task.  But by using the Piggyback 1/4"-20 Slow Motion Controls from Vixen between your lens/spotting scope/binocular and your tripod head, you'll gain accurate slow motion adjustment in both elevation and azimuth axes (up/down & left/right).

The device has a standard 1/4"-20 threaded tripod screw upon the bottom, and thus attaches to anything with a 1/4"-20 threaded tripod screw.  On top it has a standard 1/4"-20 threaded tripod screw so that you can put any lightweight spotting scope, telescope, or binocular upon it.

Being quite stable and not terribly heavy, it is a popular accessory to put between a spotting scope and the fluid head moving it about to achieve the ultimate in control.  You'll have the capacity to follow birds in flight at moderate magnification with the fluid head itself, as well as zeroing in upon stationary birds at high magnification with the Piggyback unit.

Handles bigger scopes easily
Fine movement
Little to no backlash
Weight 0.74 lb (335g)
Vixen Optics Piggyback 1/4"-20 Fine Adjustment DX
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    Vixen OpticsPiggyback 1/4"-20 Fine Adjustment DX
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

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    5.0

    Solid base for camera

    By Bill Shakes

    from Central New Hampshire

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Terrestrial Viewing

      Comments about Vixen Optics Piggyback 1/4"-20 Fine Adjustment DX:

      The product does a good job - allows for fine control of alt and az movements (up and down and side to side). Control knobs are a bit close to the part - if you have a large camera or scope attached they can be difficult to reach without bumping the camera. But control is solid and smooth. Solid metal construction is firm. Arrived with some play in the alt direction but easy to tighten the bolt - just a quarter turn and the mount is solid.

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      5.0

      Very useful purchase

      By Wes

      from Western Colorado

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Digiscoping

        Comments about Vixen Optics Piggyback 1/4"-20 Fine Adjustment DX:

        I first tried digiscoping when an osprey began taking trout breakfast and dinner on a pole 540' distant. Problem was - while at 90 power the osprey filled the frame - keeping him there while locking the head was so impossible that I dreaded trying.

        Thus the piggyback is a big relief. I can just get close and make the fine adjustment easily.

        For astronomy it's equally useful.

        Simple, elegant solution with plenty of range. Adjustment screws are visible, so re-centering would be easy when needed. Thanks for making this available.

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        5.0

        wish i got it sooner

        By Rick.C

        from Deering,NH

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Bird Watching

          Comments about Vixen Optics Piggyback 1/4"-20 Fine Adjustment DX:

          highpower viewing its a must and its well made

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