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Tripod and adapter for oberwerks 11 x 70

Postby SAC3264 on Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:09 am

I have a pair of Oberwerks 11 x 70, am 6 mos new to this and need an adapter and a tripod for my binoculars. I do not want to spend alot at this point as I am still getting the hang of this. I use them mostly for planets and stars, but sometime daytime use as well. If you have a few suggestions or a site where I can find info, it would be appreciated.
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Re: Tripod and adapter for oberwerks 11 x 70

Postby Jne_K on Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:26 am

You can use any standard tripod adapter for your Oberwerk. Doesn't have to be the Oberwerk tripod adapter, but the Oberwerk is as good as any. As with any standard tripod adapter, the adapter threads into the socket at the front of the center hinge of your bino, though this socket is typically hidden under a cap. Just remove or unthread the cap.

For a tripod, try the Bushnell 784030. Does not have a quick release plate, so you will have to thread and unthread the adapter from the tripod each time you use it, but the Bushnell tripod is metal with a metal head. Going any cheaper gets you a tripod with a plastic head.
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Re: Tripod and adapter for oberwerks 11 x 70

Postby SAC3264 on Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:29 pm

Thanks for the info, if I wanted a quick release tripod, what would be a less expensive model that I could buy, and does it really make a big difference. If you could give me a couple of tripods it would be much appreciated.
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Re: Tripod and adapter for oberwerks 11 x 70

Postby Jne_K on Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:43 am

You are very welcome

You could get the same tripod as the Bushnell 784030, but with the QR plate in the Bushnell 784040.

QR plates do make for a more convenient setup if you plan to take the bino on and off the tripod a lot, but if all you plan to do is leave the bino on the tripod, you could make a case for a tripod with no QR plate, since QR plate setups usually induce a little bit of slop in the head. Without a QR plate, you typically get a slightly tighter connection, though with an 11x70, not enough weight to be a serious factor, one way or the other. On the ohter hand, the weight of a 25x100 will make any slop in the setup a very serious issue.
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Re: Tripod and adapter for oberwerks 11 x 70

Postby SAC3264 on Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:43 am

Hello again and thanks again for the info. I am wondering if I can use the manfrotto bogen digi with ball head and the oberwerks adapter?. Or what would you suggest for that tripod?. Thanks again.
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Re: Tripod and adapter for oberwerks 11 x 70

Postby Jne_K on Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:59 am

Hi

A digi tripod is always too light and small for use with a large binocular. Digi tripods are designed for use with small digital point and shoot cameras, no more. Stay with the Bushnell, the Vortex Pro or similar
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