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I need a tripod adapter for my 10x42 slc's. Is the Swaro adapter worth the money? I've heard good and bad about it. If not the Swaro what do you recommend?
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I use a tripod adapter with my SLCs a lot. Currently I use this:

Vortex tripod adapter link

It has worked well, but it is kind of fussy to keep tight and take on and off. Now I am now looking at the Vortex QR version, as it looks pretty slick:

Vortex QR tripod adaptor link


I don't think the Swaro version would be worth the expense, to me.
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Originally posted by brettpsu brettpsu wrote:

I need a tripod adapter for my 10x42 slc's. If not the Swaro what do you recommend?
Do a Google It search for a Pentax TP-3 tripod adapter.
 
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Originally posted by Bird Watcher Bird Watcher wrote:

Do a Google It search for a Pentax TP-3 tripod adapter.
 
Stan,
 
I have the nikon branded version of that one, and I actually have better luck with the cheap Vortex one staying tighter longer.  Does yours come loose at all?
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

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Stan,
 
Does yours come loose at all?
 
No.
Does the Nikon tripod adapter have a built in rubber washer which comes in contact with the binoculars?
 
If not, try using a small, thin, rubber or neoprene washer between the binocular and the tripod adapter, then snug it down tightly.
 
Another thing to consider is whether or not the threads on your tripod adapter are mated well enough to your binoculars tripod adapter socket threads.
 
If yours is coming loose I would use some non-permanent Locktite.
 
 
Stan


Edited by Bird Watcher - February/06/2012 at 11:42
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