Thanks for the feedback and the thorough review - we really appreciate it! As far as the set screw goes, that is meant to be backed out slightly while threading the the stud in. Once the stud is secure you would tighten the set screw just so it makes contact and keeps it from slipping.
I agree that this isn't very clear in the instructions, so we are looking at revising those and will be putting out a video going over it.
If you have any questions or need any help, don't hesitate to reach out!
Happy to do it. I really think Vortex has created a viable contender to the other adapters on the market given its price point and build quality.
It sounds like the set screw making contact with the hinge of the bino is standard across the adapters that use “studs”, and therefore isn’t as much of an “issue” as I maybe made it seem.
With that in mind, I re-examined the stud and I think the fault is in the fact that the threads of the adapter should line up so that the set screw’s position lands on the side of the binos that are fixed. This way the set screw would still contact the hinge of the binos restricting its movement, but would not “scratch” when the interpupillary distance was adjusted. Maybe that’s how the design was intended to work and I just got one with misaligned threads; I’d have to hear from someone else who buys one to know whether that’s the case.
Happy to hear a product video is in the works as I think that would definitely help potential customers.
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