Field Optics Research Rapid-Release Binocular Tripod Adapter

Field Optics Research Rapid-Release Binocular Tripod Adapter

Field Optics Research Rapid-Release Binocular Tripod Adapter

B&H # FIA001 MFR # A001
Discontinued

Product Highlights

  • 1/4"-20 Binocular and Tripod Mounts
  • Quick Release Binocular Receiver Nut
  • Compatible with Manfrotto 200PL QR Heads
  • Lightweight Anodized Aluminum Alloy

Field Optics Research A001 overview

  • 1Description

An ideal solution for those who frequently use their binoculars on a support system, the Field Optics Research Rapid-Release Binocular Tripod Adapter allows you to install the included receiver nut onto the standard 1/4"-20 adapter socket on the binocular and leave it there for fast mounting and removal.

The receiver nut simply screws onto the binocular and the adapter snaps into it, allowing it to be set on a tripod. When the adapter is removed, the nut remains nestled between the optical tubes so there are no protruding parts to cause snags or to interfere with uses most cases or pouches. For those who use multiple binoculars, additional receiver nuts are available separately for quick swaps without the need to remove and mount multiple adapters.

The main part of the adapter is equipped with a standard 1/4"-20 tripod socket for use on most photo/video/field tripods and heads, and it's compatible with Manfrotto 200PL quick release heads — no QR plates required. The adapter is made of a lightweight and durable aluminum alloy with a scratch and corrosion-resistant anodized finish. Up a stand, in a blind, at the range, or anywhere you hunt, bird-watch, or look through your binoculars, the Rapid-Release Binocular Tripod Adapter makes setup and breakdown fast and easy.

UPC: 793573754448
In the Box
Field Optics Research Rapid-Release Binocular Tripod Adapter
  • Receiver Nut for BinoPod
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Field Optics Research A001 specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 3.5 x 2.1"

    Field Optics Research A001 reviews

    Rapid-Release Binocular Tripod Adapter is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Spring doesn't hold binocular bold steady enough The adapter has two assemblies: a removable bolt with 2 washers that can be screwed into the binoculars, and a post that can be screwed onto a tripod or quick release. The post attaches to the bolt via a slot int he bolt and a spring on the post applies pressure to the bolt to hold it steady, but only sort of. In windy conditions the my Zeiss 8x40 Terra ED binoculars wobble on the spring noticeably. I also had to try different combinations of the washers to find out that only with the rubber o-ring washer alone would the slot in the bolt line up (vertically between the two objectives of the binoculars) to properly mate with the post. There must be better ways to design this kind of thing. I may try the Nikon adapter.
    Date published: 2017-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Instructions would help! I purchased this product for use with Nikon 10x50 Action Extreme ATB Binocular. My only difficulty was in understanding how to attach the product to my binoculars(although there were hints in an earlier review). Do not start by trying to turn the screw on the adapter into your binoculars. The screw does NOT move! First you have to squeeze the shiney metal clip above the screw housing in order to slide the screw housing off the vertical post. Then you can attach the screw (plus housing) to your binoculars. Next you put everything back together by sliding the screw + housing back on the vertical post. I would have been so much happier if somehow this had been explained on the web site description of the product. Perhaps this is obvious to everyone else, just not me!
    Date published: 2015-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cool product. Very easy to use. Apparently not all tripod adapters are a like, and this one is very different from the rest. It has a special nut that stays attached to you binoculars so all you have to do is depress the lock spring on and the bino's immediately release from the adapter. It's that easy. And the base of the adapter will fit directly onto my Manfrotto tripods without having using the 1/4-20 screw. Very cool! Great product.
    Date published: 2012-11-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, quick, small and it works! I'm an avid outdoors-man and a biology teacher. I spend the vast majority of my time in the deserts of This adapter sits atop my monopod and the only thing attached to my binoculars is the adapter bolt. Perfect! Arizona watching wild life whether hunting, taking photos or watching birds. I ALWAYS bring my good binoculars along even though they are fairly large 10X50 Nikons. Due to their size I have a harness that I use. I also carry a mono-pod that I use to stabilize the binoculars. I used to have an adapter that had to stay attached to the binoculars which was awkward. I can also use the same device on my tripod when spotting from a stationary position. NOW - if only someone would invent the base part of this adapter that can attach to a belt, so I can just carry the binoculars there and move them between adapters on the belt and mono-pod; while my camera is attached to another front
    Date published: 2017-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Time Saver I purchased this item for use with Vortex Viper HD 15x50 binoculars. The Vortex binocular adapter is difficult to screw onto the binoculars because the 50mm objective leaves a minimal amount of space between the two objective lenses, and it is difficult for someone with larger hands to screw on the Vortex adapter because of the tight space. The Field Optics adapter eliminates this problem with the nut that remains attached to the binos and then just slides onto the component that attaches to the tripod. It probably saves me a minute or so when I'm attaching and detaching the binos from my tripod. It also saves some frustration as I'm not fiddling with an adapter trying to screw it into the binos as the part that screws into the binos remains attached at all times. The only downsides to this adapter is that the connection is a little tight where it attaches to the vertical post (but I think it will loosen up as I use it more) and the retaining clip doesn't always spring into place to lock the binos on (I think mainly because the connection is a little too tight). These are very minor setbacks to the product, and I think with a little use the connection will smooth up nicely. I'm very happy with the purchase overall, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to be able to securely attach and detach their binoculars quickly on their tripod without having to screw the adapter onto the binos each time.
    Date published: 2014-07-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Great product. Inexpensive and easy to use.
    Date published: 2017-07-03
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