on 10 February 2012
Bought one of these to attach my excellent Celestron 20x50 binoculars to my tripod.
Simple bit of engineering, well made and not a lot to go wrong. Two things stopped it getting 5 stars: firstly it cost half as much as a decent set of starter astro bins and secondly it isn't black, but unpainted aluminium, if it had been black powder coated it would have looked nicer and been less cold to handle. Upside I suppose is if you drop it in the dark it's easier to see !
on 16 December 2014
If only retailers would put dimensions on products such as this - it would save a lot of time and hassle! This was second attempt at finding something to mount Vanguard binos on a tripod, but I still had to file off section around 1/4-20 attachment bolt, to fit between objectives on the bins. Threads on 1/4-20 seem a bit loose. Solid Al.