Farpoint UBM (Universal Binocular Mount)


Farpoint UBM (Universal Binocular Mount)

(5 customer reviews)


Out of stock, more arriving late-Sept. Order now to reserve one.

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Besides making night sky observation much more comfortable, a parallelogram mount gives a big range of eyepiece height without adjusting the tripod- and without loss of target (ideal for sharing the view with kids). For almost 20 years, the Universal Astronomics Unimount was the finest aluminum parallelogram-type mount on the market, and we sold a ton of them!  Unfortunately UA is no longer in business, so we offer the next-best thing- a Farpoint copy of the Unimount called the UBM (Universal Binocular Mount).  Like the Unimount, they are 100% made in the USA. These UBM’s also come with the normally-optional swing-hinge, at the head- at a price still well below the basic Unimount. Note that while the Farpoint UBM is sold by several other dealers, only Oberwerk includes the $50 swing hinge– which is what gives the mount 5 degrees of motion. Keep this in mind when comparing prices. Even with all those pivot points, there is virtually zero slop or backlash. While observing the night sky, you’ll feel like the mount is not even there. Because all axis’ are in perfect balance, the binocular simply “floats”, while you effortlessly point it in any direction. For the ultimate in comfort, try it with a reclining lawn chair.  Comes with two 5 lb. counterweights, and will easily handle binoculars as large as the Oberwerk 25×100 Deluxe. Bottom-mount binoculars attach directly to the included dovetail base. For binoculars that have a tripod adapter socket on the front of the body, order the Oberwerk Heavy-Duty L Adapter or the Farpoint FAR-sight.  The UBM does not include a tripod. For binoculars less than 10 lbs. we recommend the Oberwerk 5000 tripod, available without the 5000 head for just $169.95.  For 10 lb. binoculars, the Oberwerk TR3 maple tripod is recommended.

Additional information

Weight 24 lbs
Dimensions 36 × 16 × 5 in

5 reviews for Farpoint UBM (Universal Binocular Mount)

  1. Brad Lorenze (verified owner)

    This is great product. Was easy to assemble. have the oberwerk 15×70 binoculars and this works very good with them. Holds the binoculars steady and holds them right where I put them.It is very steady mount.The swing hinge works good and gives plenty of movement. Use this in a gravity chair and have no issues ihis setup. It makes using binoculars a pleasure to use.

  2. Debra

    I have only been able to use the mount a few times, too many cloudy nights. However, I love it. It was easy to set up, and the freedom of movement and being able to scan the night sky is awesome.

  3. Ray Bureau (verified owner)

    Exceeded all expectations. Well made in every respect. Very robust materials and smooth operation.

  4. Jamie (verified owner)

    This mount arrived very quickly and was packaged extremely well. I’ve had several opportunities to use this mount coupled with the Oberwerk 5000 tripod for my 25×100 astronomical binoculars. It is very steady, it moves freely and with minimal effort to scan the night sky in all directions. I am also able to fit both the mount and the tripod in the heavy duty carrying case that came with the Oberwerk 5000 tripod. I couldn’t be more pleased with these products and this company! Keep up the good work!

  5. Andrew Corkill (verified owner)

    This mount is essential to easily view astronomical objects in all directions (including directly overhead!)
    I’ve used the Farpoint UBM for a few months now and have already viewed more than half of all the objects in the Binocular Observing Programs from the Astronomical League! DoubleStars, Planets, Star Clusters, Messier Objects, The Moon, and much more are STEADY and without vibration using this mount. I’m using the mount with my Oberwerk 20×80’s and will soon purchase the 25×100’s.

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