Farpoint Universal Binocular Mount (UBM)
Love this binocular mount! Really nicely made. Works easily, too.
Very heavy duty!
The UBM allows for my astronomical binoculars to be easily suspended/supported at my ideal position whether seated, reclined or standing. Allowing for a longer, comfortable and more satisfying session.
A great item.I wasn't sure it would hold a 25x100 binocular but right out of box it says it does.It is sturdier than I expected and appears easy to assemble.I will thoroughly enjoy this item.I wished I had purchased sooner.Thank you.
I received this UBM from Farpoint priced well below the competition, same mfg, different branding. I ordered the extra side to side pivoting end piece and I think that was a wise decision since it lets the binoculars move not only up and down but side to side as well. I had a problem mounting my 20x80mm and 25x100mm binoculars on this mount. It comes with a dovetail bracket and an blue washer on the top of it. The bolt through the washer assy was flush with the washer so no way to thread this onto the large binoculars. A trip to ACE hdwr. and a 1 3/4" bolt of the right size remedied the problem. However, Once you've installed these on a set of binoculars one does not want to have to remove them to put them on another set, at least I don't. So I ordered a second dovetail/washer assy and so both my binoculars can be easily transferred without any need for an Allen wrench. Overall I gave the mount a 4 out of 5. It does what is supposed to do and I like the fact that it will swing up and out of the way when getting in and out of a chair. I have astro chairs that allow me to look straight up so these work wonderfully for that purpose or convential camp style chairs as well. However I'm taking 1 point off my rating since some of the winged screws that lock things in place are small and should be more robust. Further there is a little sag when loaded up with the 25x100mm binocs but I can live with that slight sagging. One thing important to note is the removal of weights and the binoculars. One has to be careful or the arm between the binoculars and wights will send one end flying. So it's not a bad idea to have an extra set of hands to help take the weights and binoculars off the mount when done. I purchased a case for the assembly. I use a heavy duty photo tripod with a removable head and HD legs for the primary support. It's rated for a 20 pound load, highly recommended to have a stout tripod!
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