Vanguard BA-185 Binocular Tripod Adapter

Vanguard BA-185 Binocular Tripod Adapter

Vanguard BA-185 Binocular Tripod Adapter

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Product Highlights

  • Hands-Free Use on Most Support Systems
  • 1/4"-20 Binocular and Tripod Mounts
  • Maintains Interpupillary Distance Range
  • Thin Profile and Form Factor
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Vanguard BA-185 Overview

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The Vanguard BA-185 Binocular Tripod Adapter steadies your binocular for clear, relaxed, hands-free viewing without vibration. It works with any binocular that has a standard 1/4"-20 threaded adapter socket, and its thin profile is especially useful with roof prism models as it will allow you to set the binocular to the minimum interpupillary distance without interference. It should be noted that binoculars with 50mm objectives and larger may experience an obstruction. For mounting on tripods, heads, monopods, window mounts, and other support systems the adapter has a standard 1/4"-20 mount.

UPC: 026196308836
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Vanguard BA-185 Binocular Tripod Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Vanguard BA-185 Specs

    Mount Thread Size Tripod: 1/4"-20, female
    Binocular: 1/4"-20, male
    Weight 3.2 oz / 90.7 g
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    Package Weight 0.255 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 5.15 x 1.4"

    Vanguard BA-185 Reviews

    BA-185 Binocular Tripod Adapter is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The one to get. 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.
    Date published: 2012-02-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from lightweight Height about 8cm, lightweight aluminum with a telescoping screw head. The screw threads protrude 5mm, but about 1mm of that is taken by a rubber gasket; I don't think more than three threads of the screw will actually enter the binocular. The base is 4mm thick with a smooth bottom (no rubber). The tapped hole has a slight relief (almost a counter-sink) which helps in starting the threads of whatever shoe you attach, but again only leaves about 3 threads of bite doing the work. The screw head design is useful: it allows hand tightening from the end using your fingertips on narrow, smaller binoculars which may not have enough spacing at the hinge for a knurled knob. It telescopes forward about 12mm, presumably for shorter fingers or longer binoculars. One minor annoyance is that when you un-telescope it, it doesn't stay. It just falls back out to its lengthened position which, in my case, is longer than the binocular. This is a light-weight, light-duty item. I would not recommend it for anything heavy or particularly valuable, but for my small 8x42 binoculars, it works well enough. That said, I bought this and another inexpensive brand and chose the other brand over this one for actual use.
    Date published: 2015-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Works ! Holds 10x50 Pentax binocular just fine, use permanently mounted to tripod quick release for easy change from camera to field glass, etc...
    Date published: 2015-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST THING EVER 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.
    Date published: 2011-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product 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.
    Date published: 2011-03-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the right fit for some binoculars 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.
    Date published: 2011-10-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits as described. It fits perfectly.
    Date published: 2015-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECT FIT AND EASY TO ASSEMBLE!!! I bought this accessory for my Dad's birthday along with the trip to mount his binoculars on. My Dad was extremely happy and it was easy to assemble and mount on the tripod. This was a great product and you gave awesome fast shipping service along with the tripod. Perfect in every way. Thank you B&H!! Best regards, Diane
    Date published: 2018-07-16
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    What is the size of the base plate?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    1 and 5/16th x 1 and 3/16th
    Answered by: RICHARD F C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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