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Not what the other reviewers made it to be
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.