Vanguard BA-185 Binocular Tripod Adapter

BH #VABA185 • MFR #BA-185
Vanguard BA-185 Binocular Tripod Adapter
Key Features
  • Hands-Free Use on Most Support Systems
  • 1/4"-20 Binocular and Tripod Mounts
  • Maintains Interpupillary Distance Range
  • Thin Profile and Form Factor
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.
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Vanguard BA-185 Overview

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

Vanguard BA-185 Specs

Binocular Mounting1/4"-20 Male
Tripod Mounting1/4"-20 Female
Compatible Lens Barrel Diameter Up to 2" / 50 mm
Weight3.2 oz / 90.7 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.255 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6 x 5.15 x 1.4"

Vanguard BA-185 Reviews

Perfect for my binoculars

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-24

Using this for Astro observing with my old 7x50mm binoculars. Helps keep them mounted in a steady manner.

lightweight

By David
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2015-07-23

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.

It Works !

By don ron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-05-21

Holds 10x50 Pentax binocular just fine, use permanently mounted to tripod quick release for easy change from camera to field glass, etc...

The Perfect Match for Quality Bins

By good golly glasses
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-09-15

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

A Must for Vanguard Binoculars

By Kyle
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-05-27

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.

The one to get.

By Trombone One
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-02-06

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.

PERFECT FIT AND EASY TO ASSEMBLE!!!

By Diane
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-16

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

Fits as described.

By Jose M.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-12-08

It fits perfectly.

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