{"id":2781707173952,"title":"LEONARDO BM-100 Bino Mount","handle":"leonardo-dm-100-bino-mount","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLEONARDO BM-100 Bino Mount\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUltra-stable precision parallelogram mount for heavy duty binoculars and spotting scopes (bino\/spotters up to 150mm, SCTs to 8\")\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHigh Rigidity for freedom from vibrations.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSmooth motions and ease of balancing enable comfortable viewing and panning at all angles.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e10Micron quality and precision\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- TABS --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDescription\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eSince ancient times, the lever principle has been utilized in order to solve problems related to lifting big loads with minimum effort and best safety. LEONARDO-BM100-L, the 10Micron-mount for heavy duty binoculars and spotting scopes, optimizes this principle, with the clear aim to provide all Astro- and terrestrial observers with a reliable optical platform and perfect aiming- and targeting-system.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe LEONARDO-mount is able to provide\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eexceptionally sturdy instrument support, totally free of vibrations,\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eand to ensure prolonged observation in total comfort. The extreme variability of the Leonardo-mechanical system enables you to observe any astronomical or terrestrial object conveniently by utilizing it´s 4-axis pointing system.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFriction adjustment hand-knobs in elevation and horizontal rotation enable the user to precisely match the pre-load of the parallelogram while retaining\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ea fluid-movement with varying instrument weights\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e- and to fine tune all mount-movements to effectively compensate for accidental shock or sudden intense wind-gusts. All hand-knobs are placed conveniently, nearest to the position of the observer.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe fourth axis, defined as \"scan\", offers very smooth left\/right movement for the optical instrument across a viewing angle of 30 degrees.\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eThis allows the user to conveniently monitor moving targets, birds, planes, satellites at any height above the horizon\u003c\/strong\u003e, without the need of having to move the parallelogram itself and without changing the observers head position.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe instrument platform at the upper end of the parallelogram is well balanced, to provide ultimate smoothness for movement in elevation with any optical instrument weight up to the Zenith.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn any viewing position, the observer always can keep a good distance from the tripod legs. This helps enormously to move freely without danger of tripping in the night.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn general, maximum care has been given,\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eto make all movements of the Leonardo-Mount to be as smooth, well-balanced and effortless as possible.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eRegardless of whether the observer will be standing upright, sitting in a (wheel-)chair, or conveniently stretched out onto a lounge chair, he will find the handling of all mount-movements to remain extremely effective and to allow for the most convenient head- and body position.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eSpecifications\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"table-responsive\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eName\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eLEONARDO - BM100 L (BinoMount 100 “Leonardo”)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSKU\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e10M100L\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDesign\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eDesigned and manufactured entirely in Italy at the 10Micron headquarters – based on an idea of Roberto Volonté\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMaterial\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAnodized light-alloy aluminum , all axes equipped with stainless steel\/bronze bearings\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMount Weight\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e13 kg (28.5 lbs) - mount w\/o tripod or accessories\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCounterweights\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e3 kg or 6 kg\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCounterweight shaft\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eStainless Steel - diam. 30 mm \/ length 500 mm\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLoad Capacity\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eMax. instrument load 13.5 kg. (30 lbs)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInstrumentation\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSuitable for binoculars \/ spotting scopes from 50 to 150 mm in diameter \/ compact SC-telescope-OTA up to 8”\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMax. Instrument Height\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e200 cm, at tripod extension 100 cm (perfect for observation in upright\/standing position )\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMin. 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Actuating one plunger (w. dual locking pin) will securely lock the parallelogram in horizontal position for mounting all optical instruments onto the instrument platform in total security\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUse \u0026amp; Movement\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\"Soft Move\" fluid friction for effortless positioning in all directions. Custom friction adjustment in Azimuth and Elevation via Soft-Touch hand-knobs of large size, best suited even for winter gloves; for all other movements the axes are factory preloaded and steel-spring assisted\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOptical Instrument lock\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eStandard: two locking screws with interchangeable thread 1 \/4 \" or 3\/8 \" (world photo standards) .\u003cbr\u003eOptional: 44 mm dovetail clamp (Vixen\/Celestron\/Skywatcher comaptible)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTripod Base Adapter\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSpecially designed for compatibility with 10Micron and Geoptik series tripods. 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LEONARDO-BM100-L, the 10Micron-mount for heavy duty binoculars and spotting scopes, optimizes this principle, with the clear aim to provide all Astro- and terrestrial observers with a reliable optical platform and perfect aiming- and targeting-system.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe LEONARDO-mount is able to provide\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eexceptionally sturdy instrument support, totally free of vibrations,\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eand to ensure prolonged observation in total comfort. The extreme variability of the Leonardo-mechanical system enables you to observe any astronomical or terrestrial object conveniently by utilizing it´s 4-axis pointing system.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFriction adjustment hand-knobs in elevation and horizontal rotation enable the user to precisely match the pre-load of the parallelogram while retaining\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ea fluid-movement with varying instrument weights\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e- and to fine tune all mount-movements to effectively compensate for accidental shock or sudden intense wind-gusts. All hand-knobs are placed conveniently, nearest to the position of the observer.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe fourth axis, defined as \"scan\", offers very smooth left\/right movement for the optical instrument across a viewing angle of 30 degrees.\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eThis allows the user to conveniently monitor moving targets, birds, planes, satellites at any height above the horizon\u003c\/strong\u003e, without the need of having to move the parallelogram itself and without changing the observers head position.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe instrument platform at the upper end of the parallelogram is well balanced, to provide ultimate smoothness for movement in elevation with any optical instrument weight up to the Zenith.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn any viewing position, the observer always can keep a good distance from the tripod legs. This helps enormously to move freely without danger of tripping in the night.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn general, maximum care has been given,\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eto make all movements of the Leonardo-Mount to be as smooth, well-balanced and effortless as possible.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eRegardless of whether the observer will be standing upright, sitting in a (wheel-)chair, or conveniently stretched out onto a lounge chair, he will find the handling of all mount-movements to remain extremely effective and to allow for the most convenient head- and body position.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eSpecifications\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"table-responsive\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eName\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eLEONARDO - BM100 L (BinoMount 100 “Leonardo”)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSKU\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e10M100L\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDesign\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eDesigned and manufactured entirely in Italy at the 10Micron headquarters – based on an idea of Roberto Volonté\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMaterial\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eAnodized light-alloy aluminum , all axes equipped with stainless steel\/bronze bearings\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMount Weight\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e13 kg (28.5 lbs) - mount w\/o tripod or accessories\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCounterweights\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e3 kg or 6 kg\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCounterweight shaft\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eStainless Steel - diam. 30 mm \/ length 500 mm\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLoad Capacity\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eMax. instrument load 13.5 kg. 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Instrument Height\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e50 cm, at tripod extension 100 cm (perfect for observations from a chair or lounge chair)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePointing System:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003ePassive 3D pointing w. adjustable parallelogram, consisting of four anti-torsion rods 100 cm long\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eElevation range\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e-35 °\/ + 53 ° below\/above the horizon\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eParallelogram rotation\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e360 ° in azimuth\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTilt of instrument platform\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e+\/- 90 ° in elevation\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAux azimuth tilt (4th axis)\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e+\/- 15 ° to left and right\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSafety Lock Feature\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eLEONARDO BM -100 is equipped with a quick safety lock that acts simultaneously onto both sides of the Parallelogram arms. Actuating one plunger (w. dual locking pin) will securely lock the parallelogram in horizontal position for mounting all optical instruments onto the instrument platform in total security\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUse \u0026amp; Movement\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\"Soft Move\" fluid friction for effortless positioning in all directions. Custom friction adjustment in Azimuth and Elevation via Soft-Touch hand-knobs of large size, best suited even for winter gloves; for all other movements the axes are factory preloaded and steel-spring assisted\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOptical Instrument lock\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eStandard: two locking screws with interchangeable thread 1 \/4 \" or 3\/8 \" (world photo standards) .\u003cbr\u003eOptional: 44 mm dovetail clamp (Vixen\/Celestron\/Skywatcher comaptible)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTripod Base Adapter\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eSpecially designed for compatibility with 10Micron and Geoptik series tripods. The LEONARDO BM100 base plate can be mounted to any heavy duty tripod suitable for astronomical observations by utilizing the included adapter flange with predrilled holes\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAvailable Colors\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003ealuminum surfaces are Silk-Glossy durable anodized. Standard color is BLACK. 10Micron proprietary colors - Red or Blue - available on special order (inquire for delivery time)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eStandard Package\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eLEONARDO BM-100 standard package includes a stainless steel 3 kg counterweight, stainless steel counterweight shaft diam. 30 x 500 mm, two locking screws with “1\/4 \" and 3 \/8\" photo-thread , universal flange-tripod adapter, user manual, sturdy cardboard transport box with molded foam\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOptional Accessories\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003eCordura carrying bag with handles to be used for recycling the molded foam of the transport box; 3 kg or 6 kg counterweights; optional 44 mm dovetail clamp – Vixen GP standard\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eIncluded Items\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLEONARDO Bino-Mount BM-100\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3 KG Counterweight\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e30x500mm counterweight shaft stainless steel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003etwo locking screws with 1\/4″ and 3 \/8″ photo-thread\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003euniversal flange-tripod adapter\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003euser manual\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003esturdy cardboard transport box with molded foam\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- \/TABS --\u003e"}

LEONARDO BM-100 Bino Mount

Product Description

LEONARDO BM-100 Bino Mount

  • Ultra-stable precision parallelogram mount for heavy duty binoculars and spotting scopes (bino/spotters up to 150mm, SCTs to 8")
  • High Rigidity for freedom from vibrations.
  • Smooth motions and ease of balancing enable comfortable viewing and panning at all angles.
  • 10Micron quality and precision
Sku: 10M100L
Vendor: 10Micron
$2,491.00
Maximum quantity available reached.
Description

Since ancient times, the lever principle has been utilized in order to solve problems related to lifting big loads with minimum effort and best safety. LEONARDO-BM100-L, the 10Micron-mount for heavy duty binoculars and spotting scopes, optimizes this principle, with the clear aim to provide all Astro- and terrestrial observers with a reliable optical platform and perfect aiming- and targeting-system.

The LEONARDO-mount is able to provide exceptionally sturdy instrument support, totally free of vibrations, and to ensure prolonged observation in total comfort. The extreme variability of the Leonardo-mechanical system enables you to observe any astronomical or terrestrial object conveniently by utilizing it´s 4-axis pointing system.

Friction adjustment hand-knobs in elevation and horizontal rotation enable the user to precisely match the pre-load of the parallelogram while retaining a fluid-movement with varying instrument weights - and to fine tune all mount-movements to effectively compensate for accidental shock or sudden intense wind-gusts. All hand-knobs are placed conveniently, nearest to the position of the observer.

The fourth axis, defined as "scan", offers very smooth left/right movement for the optical instrument across a viewing angle of 30 degrees. This allows the user to conveniently monitor moving targets, birds, planes, satellites at any height above the horizon, without the need of having to move the parallelogram itself and without changing the observers head position.

The instrument platform at the upper end of the parallelogram is well balanced, to provide ultimate smoothness for movement in elevation with any optical instrument weight up to the Zenith.

In any viewing position, the observer always can keep a good distance from the tripod legs. This helps enormously to move freely without danger of tripping in the night.

In general, maximum care has been given, to make all movements of the Leonardo-Mount to be as smooth, well-balanced and effortless as possible. Regardless of whether the observer will be standing upright, sitting in a (wheel-)chair, or conveniently stretched out onto a lounge chair, he will find the handling of all mount-movements to remain extremely effective and to allow for the most convenient head- and body position.

Specifications
Name LEONARDO - BM100 L (BinoMount 100 “Leonardo”)
SKU 10M100L
Design Designed and manufactured entirely in Italy at the 10Micron headquarters – based on an idea of Roberto Volonté
Material Anodized light-alloy aluminum , all axes equipped with stainless steel/bronze bearings
Mount Weight 13 kg (28.5 lbs) - mount w/o tripod or accessories
Counterweights 3 kg or 6 kg
Counterweight shaft Stainless Steel - diam. 30 mm / length 500 mm
Load Capacity Max. instrument load 13.5 kg. (30 lbs)
Instrumentation Suitable for binoculars / spotting scopes from 50 to 150 mm in diameter / compact SC-telescope-OTA up to 8”
Max. Instrument Height 200 cm, at tripod extension 100 cm (perfect for observation in upright/standing position )
Min. Instrument Height 50 cm, at tripod extension 100 cm (perfect for observations from a chair or lounge chair)
Pointing System: Passive 3D pointing w. adjustable parallelogram, consisting of four anti-torsion rods 100 cm long
Elevation range -35 °/ + 53 ° below/above the horizon
Parallelogram rotation 360 ° in azimuth
Tilt of instrument platform +/- 90 ° in elevation
Aux azimuth tilt (4th axis) +/- 15 ° to left and right
Safety Lock Feature LEONARDO BM -100 is equipped with a quick safety lock that acts simultaneously onto both sides of the Parallelogram arms. Actuating one plunger (w. dual locking pin) will securely lock the parallelogram in horizontal position for mounting all optical instruments onto the instrument platform in total security
Use & Movement "Soft Move" fluid friction for effortless positioning in all directions. Custom friction adjustment in Azimuth and Elevation via Soft-Touch hand-knobs of large size, best suited even for winter gloves; for all other movements the axes are factory preloaded and steel-spring assisted
Optical Instrument lock Standard: two locking screws with interchangeable thread 1 /4 " or 3/8 " (world photo standards) .
Optional: 44 mm dovetail clamp (Vixen/Celestron/Skywatcher comaptible)
Tripod Base Adapter Specially designed for compatibility with 10Micron and Geoptik series tripods. The LEONARDO BM100 base plate can be mounted to any heavy duty tripod suitable for astronomical observations by utilizing the included adapter flange with predrilled holes
Available Colors aluminum surfaces are Silk-Glossy durable anodized. Standard color is BLACK. 10Micron proprietary colors - Red or Blue - available on special order (inquire for delivery time)
Standard Package LEONARDO BM-100 standard package includes a stainless steel 3 kg counterweight, stainless steel counterweight shaft diam. 30 x 500 mm, two locking screws with “1/4 " and 3 /8" photo-thread , universal flange-tripod adapter, user manual, sturdy cardboard transport box with molded foam
Optional Accessories Cordura carrying bag with handles to be used for recycling the molded foam of the transport box; 3 kg or 6 kg counterweights; optional 44 mm dovetail clamp – Vixen GP standard

 

Included Items
  • LEONARDO Bino-Mount BM-100
  • 3 KG Counterweight
  • 30x500mm counterweight shaft stainless steel
  • two locking screws with 1/4″ and 3 /8″ photo-thread
  • universal flange-tripod adapter
  • user manual
  • sturdy cardboard transport box with molded foam