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Vanguard BA-185 Tripod Adapter (f/ Binoculars w/ a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket) USA

B&H # VABA185 Mfr # BA-185
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Product Highlights
  • Optimized for Roof Prism Binoculars

The Vanguard BA-185 Binocular Tripod Adapter steadies a binocular for clear, relaxed, hands-free viewing.  It works with any roof prism binocular that has a standard 1/4-20 thread tripod socket, and on most models its thin bridge will still allow you to set your bincular to the minimum interpupillary distance adjustment.

Screws on to binocular between objective lenses (binocular must have a 1/4"-20 threaded socket)
Attaches to any standard tripod, monopod, chest support, etc. (support mechanism must have a 1/4"-20 threaded screw)
Intended for roof prism binoculars (some 50mm+ roof prism binoculars may have an increased minimum interpupillary distance)
Vanguard BA-185 Tripod Adapter (f/ Binoculars w/ a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket)
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    VanguardBA-185 Tripod Adapter (f/ Binoculars w/ a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket)
     
    4.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird watching (4)
      • Sporting events/concerts (3)
      • Wildlife viewing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      5.0

      The Perfect Match for Quality Bins

      By good golly glasses

      from Kitchener Ontario Canada

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Sporting Events/Concerts

        Comments about Vanguard BA-185 Tripod Adapter (f/ Binoculars w/ a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

        The size is right.
        The quality is superb.
        Its sturdy, easy to use and perfect for the job.
        Buy it.

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        5.0

        A Must for Vanguard Binoculars

        By MightyTiki

        from DC Metro

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Vanguard BA-185 Tripod Adapter (f/ Binoculars w/ a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

          If you own a pair of Vanguard binoculars and you plan to observe something for more than 5-10 minutes, then this tripod adapter is a no brainer. Highly recommend and easy to install on your existing tripod. Money worth spent and highly recommend to Vanguard binocular users.

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          5.0

          The one to get.

          By Trombone One

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compatible design
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Vanguard BA-185 Tripod Adapter (f/ Binoculars w/ a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

            If you purchase Vanguard Endeavor binocs and plan to use them on a tripod, this item is the one to get. The mount base is drilled and tapped 1/4"-20 to receive a standard tripod mounting screw, and the tapered body shape fits between the binocular tubes without interference. The wide paddle "bolt" is easy to screw into the 1/4"-20 binocular socket, and it projects out far enough from the body of the binocular to avoid finger entanglement, while not intruding into the optical image. Obvious thought and care went into the design of this item, and it does the job.

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            5.0

            BEST THING EVER

            By DHMan

            from Frisco

            About Me Professional Guide

            Pros

            • Strong Construction
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Vanguard BA-185 Tripod Adapter (f/ Binoculars w/ a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

              ALL TRIPOD ADAPTERS should be made like this............

              The tightening KNOB is the best thing ever.........all screw driver head tightening knobs are LAME and should be discontinued by the entire industry..........actually,......they should be banned.

              It won't fit all Binos though .........VANGUARD™ needs to make Narrower/Smaller version that won't Rub on the armor of all great roofprism binos out there.

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              3.0

              Not the right fit for some binoculars

              By ivanjunge

              from Boulder, CO

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Vanguard BA-185 Tripod Adapter (f/ Binoculars w/ a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

              I bought the Vangaurd Endeavor Ed 1045 10.5x45 Binoculars. The front screw that come out for the mount is only about a 1/4 of an inch from the front of the binoculars. Basically this whole contraption extends out in front of your glass. I can see who this would work better for binoculars with the screw attachment point near the middle of the unit. Also, the cylindrical housing or sheath for the screw is too wide for the rubber coating that's around the binoculars.

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              5.0

              Great product

              By RobbyMo

              from Downingtown, PA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Vanguard BA-185 Tripod Adapter (f/ Binoculars w/ a 1/4"-20 Threaded Tripod Socket):

                    Bought this for my Olympus Magellan roof-prism binoculars and some night time star gazing with a tripod. This adapter delivers as promised, fitting perfectly. Easy to adjust with the extended screw piece. Solid aluminum.

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