Binocular adapters for tripodsContributors to this thread:
Nick Muche 14-Oct-20
Rut Nut 14-Oct-20
Native Okie 14-Oct-20
Looking for recommendations on a binocular adapter for use on tripods. I don't always use my spotting scope and am looking for ideas on an adapter to mount my binos on a tripod. I have Swaro 8X42's. Any suggestions from folks who have used them would be appreciated.
Outdoordmans stud and bino mount us as good as it gets.
I bought this one to use with my Swaro 10x42 and it works well and was cheap. I have the SLCs. Bought on Amazon but bowsite won't allow the amazon link but same product.
From: Nick Muche
Same as Matt
From: Rut Nut
Rut Nut's Link
I have the Vortex adapter- it works well and is lightweight.
Another vote for Outdoorsman stud and bino adapter here.....10X42 SLCs
Swarovski one is awesome as is the Outdoorsmans. Both very quick and solid
Having owned both, the Outdoorsman is more secure than the Swarovski version. Very positive engagement of the stud.
Thanks for the information folks. Seeing this, I am prone to go with the Outdoorsman. Do you have to send your binos to them to install the stud?
I'm assuming you have the EL's? If so yes send them to outdoorsmans. I'm not sure Swarovski covers their warranty if anyone other than outdoorsmans does the install.
Yes I do Brett. Have not heard of Outdoorsman till today. Went to their web site and it looks like a company that sells hunts. Do they do much retail sales? Just hate to mail my Swaros off to someone I don't know much about.
Use this link
Most everyone on this site can vouch for outdoorsmans. Very good company.
Outdoordmans is reputable. Use Brett's link, looks like you found a different company with a similar name.
Just got off the phone with them. One is outdoorsman.com (the one I looked at first) and theirs is outdoorsmans.com. Looks like a truly legit operation. Thanks for all the information folks.
I use outdoorsmans binocular stud and adapter as well. Works out fantastic switching from binocs to spotter. I have their tripod as well.
From: Native Okie
Another Outdoorsmans stud fan. I will add that when viewing stationary game and if I’m careful that I can switch from binos to a spotter using the dovetail mount on the Outdoorsmans pan head mounted on my tripod without having to relocate the animal.
I’ve sent three pairs of EL’s in to The Outdoorsmans over the years and they are 100% legit. Their stud pressed into the EL’s on a tripod IMO is the only way to go.
Thanks for all the information guys. Before yesterday, I had never heard of Outdoorsmans. I spoke with them and will send them my binos after the season is over to install the stud. Can't bear to send them off during hunting season. I do believe they are 100% legit. Guy named Cody was who I spoke with and he told me they do 40+ installations a week. Actually they work with a machine shop who does the work for them and Swaro will still recognize the warranty.