Farpoint Universal Binocular Mount (UBM)
Now with free USA shipping!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.
Farpoint Universal Binocular Mount
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. For binoculars weighing 10 pounds or less. the Manfrotto 055 Aluminum 3-Section Tripod is also good.
Celestron 20x80 binoculars and Celestron 15x70 binoculars are recommended and available right here. Binoculars of this size 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".