The Geoptik Pantograph Binoplus is an integrated system mount for binoculars in that it provides a pantograph mount complete with a dedicated aluminum tripod and counterweight.
As the Geoptik team notes, “It is the result of Geoptik’s experience that together with the suggestions, opinions and experiences of many amateurs at star parties and specific events, allowed us to design and produce this mount. Providing the complete system was a compulsory choice given the experience of many users who, after purchasing similar systems, did not complete the kit with a suitable tripod and thus creating problems that threatened stability and correct operation.
The Geoptik Pantograph Binoplus fits easily into a tripod through a threaded pin; the entire system rotates on special roller bearings that give it a stable and smooth rotary motion. The elements that characterize the mount are its construction materials, size, ease of assembly in the field, the use of various types of binoculars by shape and weight in addition to its design and the all-Italian production make it a product of certain success.
The ease of mounting in the field is ensured by a simple locking of the horizontal axis by means of mechanical stop that forces the pantograph in a stable position avoiding uncontrolled movements of the pantograph. This allows both the counterweights and the binocular to be mounted safely. This position also allows the system to be perfectly balanced by means of a removable bar that supports the counterweight(s).
In addition, the Geoptik Pantograph Binoplus is designed to prevent critical hand safety points. The pantograph undergoes a good epoxy-polyester paint finish (RAL 7035) that is very resistant to weathering and surface scratches.
Included is an anti-fatigue handle to move the binoculars to any position without any fatigue to your arms that would otherwise have to be held aloft in order to operate the binocular holder. The Binoplus incorporates an anti-fall safety system for the binoculars. Once the binocular is inserted, two clamps will permanently lock the binoculars in their position preventing them from falling .
The Geoptik Pantograph Binoplus specifications include:
– Maximum tripod extension (height): 1420 mm
– Maximum loaded weight with 1 counterweight of 5 kg. (included) : 3.5 kg.
– Maximum loaded weight with 2 counterweights of 5-kg. : 9 Kg.
– Weight of the aluminum tripod : 5 Kg.
– Weight of the pantograph : 9 Kg.
– Total weight : 21 Kg.
– Optional accessories: Additional 5 Kg. counterweight with 20 mm adapter and transport bag.
You can learn more about the Geoptik Pantograph Binoplus here.
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