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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Update June 2014: After almost 3 years, this adapter is still going strong. I'm still using this and I like it so much I'm thinking of getting another one so I don't have to switch it back and forth.

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Mine just came in the mail today and I can equivocally say that mine is made of metal and is not flimsy. The top 2 reviews here who say theirs is made of plastic are dated from 2009 so it's possible that in 2009, the Barska tripod adapter was made of plastic, but in August 2011, the Barska tripod adapter bought from Amazon is made of metal.

It is a very nice tripod adapter, very sturdy and solid. It looks bigger than in the picture and is more than 4 inches tall. It's made of metal, probably aluminum because I tested it with a magnet and it's not magnetic. I tried it on two tripods and two binocs and it fits well on all 4 items. For the price Amazon is selling it at right now, it's a steal. You can't get any other tripod, metal, at this price - I highly recommend it.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on July 17, 2014
Yep this is really all metal, except the knob to attach the binoculars which is a solid plastic or rubber and all metal threaded screws, it is very sturdy and strong. Received it in great condition July 16, 2014.

After inspecting the tripod adapter it really seems to be made with as one person said in his review "pot metal". The underside has a rubber pad seated within a countersunk area of the base and its flush so that it will not scratch the tripod attachment surface. If dealt a severe blow with a hammer or something similar across the shaft it will snap and not bend.

The full length from the bottom of the base to the top of the knob that tightens to the binoculars is exactly 4 1/8 inch long.
The thickness at its thinnest point along the shaft is 5/16 inch and 1/2 inch at its thickest close to the base.
The width of the shaft at the top is 7/8 inch going down to the bottom it widens to 1 1/4 inch.
The base is 1/4 inch thick and triangular, at its widest on the base 1 1/4 inch and narrowest 3/4 inch.
If you were to measure from the bottom of the base to the top of the screw its exactly 3 7/8 inch vertical.
The knob is 3/4 inch thick and 3/4 inch long. The screw is 1/4 - 20 thread
The hole to screw the adapter onto the tripod is 1 inch deep and 1/4 - 20 thread. I took a toothpick and measured it to determine the depth of the threaded hole.
The extended thread on the knob to attach the tripod adapter to a binoculars is exactly 1/4 inch long.

When attached to the Celestron 15x70 Binoculars its very strong and firm.

All in all its a great buy for me. Its definitely stronger than the tripod adapter supplied with the 15x70 Binoculars. Take a look at the images I've uploaded.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on March 14, 2013
Got this to replace the mount that came with my Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 binoculars. These are, indeed, made of solid metal and sturdy enough to work with heavy binoculars. Well worth the money for a stable image.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 31, 2012
I don't understand the people that disparage this product. For $11 what do you expect? I still think it's a great deal. It feels substantial, like it's made of metal (aluminum, maybe?). It affixes to my tripod easily, and my only complaint (-1 star) is that it allows the binoculars to move axially around the screw (that attaches to the binoculars) if you twist them a bit. However, for the $11 that I paid I can go out and get a star washer for $.05 at the local hardware store to fix that. I'm very happy with my purchase overall!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on June 29, 2011
I bought from the Barska website. They were having a sale. Around 8 bucks with 6 something shipping, under 15 total.
Made of METAL, as advertised. I screwed it onto my Gladiator 10-30x50, and when I disconnected it, I can see bare metal where it wore some of the flocking off. So it is some kind of cast metal. I can see a small casting spot just below the screw. Also, it feels cold to the touch. Like metal should.

So if you want the real deal, go to the websight.
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33 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on January 26, 2009
I'm a bit disappointed with my purchase of the Baraska bino tripod adaptor. I made my purchase based heavily on the reviewer who said it felt like anodized aluminum (and/or it had a heft and texture to it that made it feel very high quality).

Well, either that review was an outright fabrication, or they didn't purchase this tripod adaptor. This thing is unmistakably made of plastic and is not textured at all and is not particularly solid. To elaborate a bit on this, it is made of hollow form plastic that is about 3-4 mm thick. It uses the extruded form to try to give it some strength but this is a cheap adaptor - It only cost 8 or 9 [..] - probably worth more like 3 or 4 but, heck, at this level it's about the same.

I wish I had purchased one of the solid aluminum adaptors which are available for under $20. This one moves and causes your binos to oscillate (as expected with plastic) if you touch your face/forehead/whatever to your bino's eye piece during viewing. Very frustrating.

Again, I guess I thought I was getting a bargain when I bought this based on the the other positive reviews, but instead I got what I paid for - oh well.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2010
I had bought this for my roommate as a birthday present, in combination with a moderately priced tripod off this site. He has a Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binocular which is a pretty hefty beast. But, with the metallic design of this adapter, he held it up pretty well so far on the tripod. We have tried it a couple times with the new tripod on our roof, and so far, no wobbling factor which gives credit to its sturdy metallic build. So, I'm quite satisfied with the purchase so far.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is heavy plastic, not metal. It is very solid. I like the finish. This is a good choice if you are looking for a tripod adapter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2011
This item feels very solid. I mounted it on my inexpensive Velbon tripod, which for now will be dedicated to this task. I leave the whole setup next to the entrance to my back yard so I can pop out for a few moments to observe whatever is up without any extra hassle. It has set me free :-)

So why is it not perfect? Well, the binoculars want to twist. I can get it fairly tight if I twist the binoculars as I tighten the nut and then twist the binoculars back top level. That last bit helps a lot, but it does not last. I will try a thin rubber washer when I find one ... for anti-slip purposes. Otherwise, it's terrific.

I mounted a pair of Oberwerk 10x60 Mariner binoculars, which are pretty big.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 23, 2012
To confirm this is metal, rather heavy...perhaps die-cast. Looks identical to the picture, also very close to the Oberwerk adapter which is double the price. Binoculars can twist with the screw if that makes sense...look at David Zemke's review below for a better explanation. I have a piece of leather scrap between the adapter and my binoculars to provide a bit of friction to stop the binoculars from twisting and the need to over tighten. I suspect that this twisting with the threads is something that would happen with any binocular adapter, so I would not worry too much about that. The threading worked well with my camera tripod and with my Nikon Action Extreme binoculars.
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