Glassing with your binoculars mounted to a good tripod is a life-changing experience. Less eye fatigue, less shake, and more stability. The more stable the glass, the likelier you are to catch movement when glassing. The benefits are many but the negative has been that many of the tripod adapters are big, heavy, intrusive, and may require permanent alterations to your binoculars.
So far, the AZIAK Equipment bino clamp is the best lightweight bino/tripod adapter I’ve seen for hunting and lightweight applications where saving every ounce of weight matters.
The AZIAK bino clamp only weighs 0.3 ounces and your binoculars will still fit in your bino case or chest harness. Put it on and leave it.
It’s a 3D printed clamp that attaches to the barrel of a binocular and that has an integrated low-profile dovetail that fits ARCA-style tripod heads.
ARCA is quickly becoming the standard for both hunting and tactical applications related to tripods. If you’re using a different system, the AZIAK will work with that by simply making use of the small 1/4-20 nut to screw your specific plate onto.
AZIAK has a size for pretty much every size of binocular that you could imagine and is easy to install. It comes with everything, including the right size Allen wrench, in the package.
The 3D printing looks very high quality and seems to be plenty strong.
Even better, the AZIAK bino clamp is designed and manufactured in the USA and it only costs $36.99