Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:05 PM
There are three handles on the mount so you can find a comfortable position to hold on at any angle. As you step toward the mount the head pivots up and the binos raise to a higher level to facilitate viewing near zenith.
The idea here is to lean on the monopod to steady not only the binoculars but your body as well.
It is really very comfortable to use.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:09 PM
I just got back form playing tennis so please forgive how I look and how I am dressed.
My wife says be glad you can not smell me!
Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:11 PM
These binoculars have a rocker focusing mechanism that limits how you can fasten them to the mount. Other binoculars would be easier to fasten to the mount. This will have to do until I upgrade to the 15X70s.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:20 PM
My assistant is showing you the bolts that fasten the two ends of the staff together.
Again, leaning on the monopod really helps me to steady my head and makes viewing less tiring. When my hands and /or arms get tired, changing position to one of the other handles helps to get the blood flowing again.
Here is hoping you have clear skies, tonight I don't!
Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:10 AM
That white stuff is not a bandage it is Teflon pipe tape. The Teflon tape makes the head tilt more smoothly.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:22 AM
I have less than $10.00 invested in this project and it can be thrown together in a couple of hours.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:12 PM
Just got Garret Pistol Grip Monopod which is more get up and go portable; plus I like the quick release and screw lock.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:31 PM