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5 of 6 people found this helpful
It's an ok product
on May 4, 2011
The tripod adapter is just ok. You will have a hard time attaching this product to the larger Monarch series binoculars. There is not really enough room turn turn the large thumb screw into the binoculars and you will have a hard time keeping the screw tight. The finish on the screw will come off if you try to use a screwdriver to tighten the screw since the slot on the face of the screw is too shallow. I even tried different types of coins to turn the screw with little success. I ended up taking the screw to a local machine shop and having them cut the slot deep enough to get a screwdriver in it, you can't turn it by hand to get it tight enough. If you buy this and use it, you won't want to take it off due to the time it took to get it on tight enough to work. This makes storage of your binocular it it's case impossible. I leave it mounted and on the tripod.
Once mounted and setup, it does make it much easier and faster to observe things in the distance. It's great for target spotting on the range off of a shooting bench with a small tripod. The Nikon Monarch binoculars are excellent!