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Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket)

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So you went and bought the binocular of your dreams with with the highest magnification and largest objective lenses you could find... and guess what? They're heavy and hard to hold steadily! That's why you'll need the Vortex Binocular Tripod Adapter to take the load off your own frame and put it on your tripod.

Narrow-profile 1/4-20 offset mount for superior balance and minimal interocular impedance
1/4-20 female tripod mount
Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket)
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    VortexTripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket)
     
    4.2

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (9)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Compact (3)
    • Easy to install / use (3)
    • Good value (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hunting (9)
      • Wildlife viewing (9)
      • Bird watching (5)
      • Outdoors (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid adventurer (5), Casual/ recreational (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Perfect!

      This thing is lightweight, sturdy, and narrow. Narrowness is ESSENTIAL for people like me that use roof prism binoculars and have a narrow interpupilary distance (i.e. have to squish the optical tubes...Read complete review

      This thing is lightweight, sturdy, and narrow. Narrowness is ESSENTIAL for people like me that use roof prism binoculars and have a narrow interpupilary distance (i.e. have to squish the optical tubes close together to get them to match up with my eyes). The narrow "stem" of this may lead to slightly more wobble or vibration than other designs, but for me the narrowness is needed due to the need to fully compress the optical tubes together. I highly recommend this product.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not worth the price

      The adapter does not come with a thumbscrew as shown in the image. Instead, it has a twist blade. My item was received with multiple nicks and dents possibly due to it being...Read complete review

      The adapter does not come with a thumbscrew as shown in the image. Instead, it has a twist blade. My item was received with multiple nicks and dents possibly due to it being sold in a thin plastic bag. Overall, the surface finish is poor. Lastly, my 20X60 binoculars are easily twisted out of position due to the minimal surface contact of the adapter.

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      5.0

      GREAT PRICE, LOVE IT

      By Kilo

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Enthusiast, Hunter, Law Enforcement

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy to install / use
      • Good in any weather
      • Good value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hunting
        • Outdoors
        • Shooting Ranges

        Comments about Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

        Best price, fast service and great product as always.

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        5.0

        Great Tool!

        By Colby

        from Ogden, UT

        About Me Enthusiast, Hunter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to install / use
        • Good in any weather
        • Good value

        Cons

        • Heavy / Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Hunting
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

        This is constructed very well! I have been impressed with how easy it is to install and how much use I have gotten out of it already.

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        3.0

        flimsy connection with bino

        By lewood68

        from waxahachie tx

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult to install / use

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

            threading the connection to the binnoculars are dificult

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            2.0

            Not as good as the Binoculars

            By OneSoonerFan Mark

            from Phoenix Arizona

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult to install / use
              • Poor value

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

                You might see my Vortex Binocular review as well. My only knock on these, to me, is a big one. I got the adapter with the flat blade thumb screw even though the picture looks like a round knob. It is nearly impossible to get my fingers between the lenses to tighten the screw to my binoculars therefore when on the tripod they are not stable. In my mind that is the reason to put them on a tripod for the stability. I gave them two stars only because they do work, they just don't work well at all. Wish I could recommend these but I can't.

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                4.0

                Pretty much does what it is supposed to

                By Nate

                from Havertown, PA

                About Me Beginner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to install / use
                • Good value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Binocs Swivel On It

                Best Uses

                • Being A Creepy Stalker
                • Hunting
                • Outdoors
                • Shooting Competitons
                • Shooting Ranges
                • Stargazing
                • Target Practice

                Comments about Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

                I use this to connect my 10x50 binocs to my tripod for stargazing.

                It's pretty simple, and it does it. It's better than some other ones because the knob for the connection is thin, so with binoculars you don't have it limiting the the minimum distance between each eyes' lenses.

                On the other hand, with the binoculars attached, the binocs swivel on the point of connection, which can be annoying.

                Overall, though, worth the money.

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                2.0

                Not worth the price

                By Prudent Shopper

                from La Mirada, CA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Construction

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy
                • Wildlife Viewing

                Comments about Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

                The adapter does not come with a thumbscrew as shown in the image. Instead, it has a twist blade. My item was received with multiple nicks and dents possibly due to it being sold in a thin plastic bag. Overall, the surface finish is poor. Lastly, my 20X60 binoculars are easily twisted out of position due to the minimal surface contact of the adapter.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Works like it should

                By Mick from Creative Angles

                from Glens Falls, NY

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy

                  Comments about Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

                  Thought about making one of these myself but sometimes it is just easier to buy it. This is well made and works great.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Useful Product

                  By Muley505

                  from Albuquerque, NM

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to attach

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Hunting
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

                  This product works well for its intended purpose. I have used it with my Vortex Viper HD 15x50 binos to glass for game animals, and I have no difficulty sitting behind this setup for 8-12 hours a day. My biggest problem with it is that it is difficult to apply to the 15x50 binos because the space between the larger objective lenses is pretty tight, and it is difficult to get it screwed in because the knob is slightly too large for this application. If the knob were more narrow, it would save some frustration while applying this adapter. Overall it is a good adapter and well worth the money; it is just a little difficult to apply to a pair of binos with a large objective lens.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent improvement, a must buy

                  By deadeye

                  from upper midwest

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well built quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bird Watching
                    • Hunting
                    • Sporting Events/Concerts
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

                    This adapter replaces the "not so good" adapter that came standard with my Kiabab binoculars. Much better attachment points and the reulting steadier rest with out much movement. Highly recommend this for the relatively low price.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Another great Vortex Product

                    By huntin punk

                    from Arizona

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hunting
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

                      Bought this adapter for my 15x56 Kaibab Bino's. Worked as advertised, very well made.

                      There is some play in the screw on attachment but that turned out to be an benefit when glassing on uneven ground.

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                      4.0

                      Could Be Better

                      By Glock 22

                      from Albuquerque, NM

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Very Stable Once Applied

                      Cons

                      • Difficult to attach

                      Best Uses

                      • Hunting
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

                      I purchased the Vortex Viper HD 15x50 binoculars and this tripod adapter simultaneously. There is nothing structurally wrong with the adapter other than that it is difficult to attach to the 15- power binoculars because of the diameter of the 50mm objective lens. The tolerances are tight especially for individuals with larger fingers. The adapter can be attached and secures the binoculars well once attached, but it does take more time to attach them than it probably should. I don't think this would be a problem with the lower power binoculars because the gap between the lenses is greater on the lower-power binoculars.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Perfect!

                      By incognito

                      from california

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Unstable

                      Best Uses

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

                      This thing is lightweight, sturdy, and narrow. Narrowness is ESSENTIAL for people like me that use roof prism binoculars and have a narrow interpupilary distance (i.e. have to squish the optical tubes close together to get them to match up with my eyes). The narrow "stem" of this may lead to slightly more wobble or vibration than other designs, but for me the narrowness is needed due to the need to fully compress the optical tubes together. I highly recommend this product.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Sturdy

                      By TWR175

                      from Santaquin, UT

                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hunting
                        • Wildlife Viewing

                        Comments about Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

                        This is a great addition to any tripod and binocular set up. I searched for a solid one that didn't break the bank. Works great for me as I don't always like to haul a spotting scope when I back pack. Keeps my 10x42 binos very secure.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Solid Adapter

                        By BrotherC

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Avid Adventurer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bird Watching
                          • Hunting
                          • Sporting Events/Concerts
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Comments about Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

                          This adapter is made of solid metal and thin enough to fit in between most, if not all, binoculars with an adapter connection. Compared to other cheaper adapters from [...] or other brands this has the best value/quality. Others are made of plastic, break, or are not solid enough to use for glassing or any other activity. Also, if you pay more for an adapter than you pay for this one you are overpaying.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          "I would buy this product again"

                          By Papa

                          from Romeo, Michigan

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bird Watching
                            • Wildlife Viewing

                            Comments about Vortex Tripod Adapter (for Binoculars with a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

                            I use my Vortex Tripod Adapter to attach my high power Binoculars to my tripod. It gives a very steady view as I watch the many varieties of birds & wildlife out in our orchard.
                            The adapter is very well Made.

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