Farpoint Universal Binocular Mount (UBM)

SKU: FP130
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Farpoint Universal Binocular Mount (UBM) (6795810635929)
Farpoint Universal Binocular Mount (UBM) (6795810635929)
Farpoint Universal Binocular Mount (UBM) (6795810635929)
Farpoint Universal Binocular Mount (UBM) (6795810635929)
Farpoint Universal Binocular Mount (UBM) (6795810635929)
Farpoint Universal Binocular Mount (UBM) (6795810635929)
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Farpoint Universal Binocular Mount (UBM)

SKU: FP130
Regular price $438.90
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Henning Jacobs

Have not received anything yet. I followed the shipment on the UPS site. It is standing still in Kempton Park, South Africa from 22/03. It says that they tried to contact me about clearance information. I did not received any calls of email from UPS. I would like to contact the people in South Africa, warehouse in Kempton Park, but I cannot find any contact details. Maybe you could assist me? The number on the UPS site is a US number. I could not get any answer. Thanks

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Jose Bosch
Magnificent mount

I am really impressed by the quality of the UBM binocular mount. The delivery was relatively fast even though there was some delay due to the fact that the invoice was not clearly detailed. Thanks also to Cindy for her kind card!

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Craig Lamison
Viewing Near Zenith

The UBM with swing hinge allows comfortable viewing of targets at high target altitudes from a reclined position. The swing hinge assembly facilitates sweeping for targets and allows some tracking of targets without moving your seating as frequently. Previously I have used a tripod for large binoculars. This requires craning your neck to an agonizing degree to view objects at high altitudes with straight through binoculars. I then bought an Orion Paragon-Plus Binocular Mount but had to make a home brew binocular swing to allow mounting my 20 x 80 binoculars at a right angle to the parallelogram assembly. This is necessary to allow the binoculars to cantilever out over a reclining pool or zero gravity chair so one can recline while observing those high targets. While I also had incorporated full swing hinge capabilities in my home brew, it would loosen up with use and require frequent adjustments. The UBM with swing hinge mounted on my Orion Tritech II Field Tripod addresses all these issues. The only downside is that it is fairly heavy and difficult to move when fully assembled on the tripod. Removing the binoculars and weights will address this but with the added inconvenience of some reassembly. The two 5-pound weights are more than I need for my fairly light 20 x 80 Orion Astronomy binoculars but give you additional weight capacity compared to the Orion Paragon-Plus Binocular Mount, and with much less expense (and weight) than the Orion Monster Parallelogram Binocular Mount. In my only outing so far, the Farpoint mount allowed me to observe all 5 double stars on my target list in an hour and a half from my light polluted backyard. They were all high targets as the sky is darker near the zenith.

Farpoint Universal Binocular Mount

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Besides making night sky observation much more comfortable, a parallelogram mount gives a big range of eyepiece height without adjusting the tripod- and without loss of target (ideal for sharing the view with kids). The UBM (Universal Binocular Mount) is an aluminum parallelogram-type mount. Like its predecessor the Unimount, they are 100% made in the USA. While observing the night sky, you’ll feel like the mount is not even there. Because all axis’ are in perfect balance, the binocular simply “floats”, while you effortlessly point it in any direction. We highly recommend the Swing Hinge as it provides a 5th degree of motion for an even better observing experience. It is available right here at a discount.

For binoculars that have a tripod adapter socket on the front of the body, order the Farpoint FAR-sight, which you can choose here. The Far-Sight comes with one Standard Mounting Screw that mounts on your binocular. If you have additional binoculars or need a different type screw, optional screws are available.

The UBM does not include a tripod.

For any size binoculars, the Adjustable Carbon Fiber Tripod is our recommended tripod. Save $75 when purchased here with UBM!

Binoculars up to 80-100mm probably will not need additional counterweights as the UBM already comes with two 5 pound weights. For heavier binoculars, the UBM can hold one additional 5 pound counterweight, available here.

This product includes Farpoint’s universal binocular mount, tripod adapter for tripods with 3/8″-16 mounting screw, and two 5-lb counterweights for safe mounting of your binocular. The Parallelogram has a 12 pound capacity. The UBM's total weight, including the two 5lb. counterbalance weights, is 16.4 lbs. The collapsed length is 35", and fully extended measures approximately 51".

If your binoculars have the tripod mount in-line with the optics, you will need the FarSight or an "L-Bracket". If your binoculars have the tripod mount on the bottom (90 degrees from the optical path) you don't need the FarSight or an "L-Bracket", as both would be incompatible. No adapter is needed for bottom-mounted binoculars as they will mount directly on the UBM.

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