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    Default Best binomount for giant binocular.



    Hello,
    In your opinión or experience which is the best tripod and mount for a giant bino with 45º eyepieces and aprox. 15lbs. of weight ??
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    Default Re: Best binomount for giant binocular.

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    Default Re: Best binomount for giant binocular.

    Tico, another welcome to our forum!

    It looks like there aren't many folks who have experience with giant 15-pound binoculars. Since my little 20x80s only weight seven pounds, I really can't help you.

    Let us know what you find!
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    Default Re: Best binomount for giant binocular.

    Welcome Pluton!

    The Vixen fork mount has a good reputation https://www.mrstarguy.com/Vixen-BT12...p/38068pro.htm
    The Meiling Astro may be a very good engineered alternative, https://www.ebay.de/i/362455159451?chn=ps

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    Default Re: Best binomount for giant binocular.

    thanks for all opinión!!
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    Default Re: Best binomount for giant binocular.

    Quote Originally Posted by tico View Post
    Hello,
    In your opinión or experience which is the best tripod and mount for a giant bino with 45º eyepieces and aprox. 15lbs. of weight ??
    Thanks
    Pluton.
    Much depends on what you hope to achieve. Do you want tracking? Can you use multiple eyepieces? High power?
    Portability and Cost?

    I use a homemade 'L' bracket to hold my binoculars to either the FTX mount or the Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 if I want tracking.
    My binoculars (binoscope) weigh 40 pounds (14.5Kg) and my tripod weighs 15.3Kg

    That may be overkill for your binoculars, the Vixen fork mount is a great option also Beat Kohler at AOK Swiss makes great stuff.
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    Default Re: Best binomount for giant binocular.

    thanks!!
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