Farpoint Universal Binocular Mount (UBM)
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Options that can be bundled for a discount include adding a tripod, binoculars, the Far-Sight and the Swing Hinge. By default, the package includes the Swing Hinge and FarSight but you can select to not purchase the Swing Hinge or the FarSight in the drop-down menus. 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.
You may add additional FarSight Mounting Screws and one additional UBM 5 pound counterweight (UBM comes with 2) to your package if you wish. You may also add binoculars and a tripod for a complete package, ready for viewing!
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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. Note that while the Farpoint UBM is sold by several other dealers, only Farpoint includes the $50 swing hinge at a discount– which is what gives the mount 5 degrees of motion. Keep this in mind when comparing prices. Even with all those pivot points, there is virtually zero slop or backlash. 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. For the ultimate in comfort, try it with a reclining lawn chair. Comes with two 5 lb. counterweights, and will easily handle binoculars as large as the Bottom-mount binoculars attach directly to the included dovetail base. For binoculars that have a tripod adapter socket on the front of the body, order the Farpoint FAR-sight. The UBM does not include a tripod. For 10 lb. binoculars, the Manfrotto 055 Aluminum 3-Section Tripod is recommended.
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. Parallelogram with 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″.
*Binoculars and tripod not included but optionally available in package* Farpoint Universal Binocular Mount 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. Parallelogram with a 12 pound capacity.
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- Universal Binocular Mount
- Tripod Adapter with 3/8″-16 Mounting Screw
- Two 5 lb Counterweights
Weight: 22 lb