Parallelogram mounts? Which to buy.
Posted 03 May 2004 - 10:31 PM
Pros and Cons.
I want to be able to view whilst seated mainly, but laying down position may be a good option also.
Thanks in advance,
Posted 04 May 2004 - 05:35 AM
Also in the "Best Of" thread, refer to the post
Binocular Articles over on the Reviews side of CN
follow the link to all the binocular mount reviews on the CN Reviews page.
Lab Report - A Comprehensive look at Binocular Parallelogram Mounts
my favorite is the Universal Astronomics Unimount Light Basic. The mount you choose is very much dependant on the weight of the binoculars you have in mind. The tripod is every bit as important as the mount.
Posted 04 May 2004 - 09:33 AM
Posted 04 May 2004 - 10:41 AM
I have a hand crafted p-mount that is very well made and works great, but I found that I may be a sitter not a stander. Since it has the standard head on it, it is not compatible.
So, I talked to Larry at UA and based on your recommendation, I bought the Unistar Light Basic. I did add the special L bracket he sells that gives the binocs the ability to tilt from side to side. Not sure if I need it, but I am an impulse buyer. I will be using my Fujinon 16x70's with them. I'll be putting it on a Bogen 3046.
So, did I do good? I really like the mount I have, but I really want to sit down.
Posted 04 May 2004 - 10:58 AM
I find I can't use a straight-on Pgram mount like the Virgo Skymount from a seated position.
Posted 04 May 2004 - 11:45 AM
Posted 04 May 2004 - 12:03 PM
I bought an extra center post. I have one on my surveyor. For the surveyor, I already had a 3/8 adapter plate. So the 3/8 post I use on my surveyor also fits my Bogen tripods. Normally a 5/8 screw would be purchased to fit a surveyor. I also have a 1/4 screw center post I use on other tripods.
Posted 04 May 2004 - 01:25 PM
It is helpful when someone has tried a few different types and can give some good tips.
So it looks like the UA Unimount light will suit my current binos and the need to view whilst seated or standing.