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Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s

B&H # CAIP5AB MFR # IB-542
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Product Highlights
  • iPhone 5 / 5s, iPhone 4 / 4s Compatible
  • iPhone Case / Eyepiece Adapter Included
  • For 32-50mm Binocular

The IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s from Carson Optical is a digiscoping accessory that allows you to capture the view transmitted by your binocular using the iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s. This adapter comes with an iPhone case and eyepiece adapter that connects to one of the binocular eyepieces or spotting scope. A removable rubber ring inside the adapter enables the HookUpz to fit a wide range of eyepiece diameters; the IB-542 is designed to fit binoculars with 32mm to 50mm objectives. Whether birding in your local park or visiting landmarks during your vacation, the HookUpz adapter gives you the ability to capture the view from your optic and share photos or video using your iPhone.

Compatibility

Brunton
  • Icon 8x42
Bushnell
  • All Purpose 10x42
  • Trophy 10x42
  • Legend 8x42, 10x42
  • Excursion 8x32
  • Elite 8x42
Cabela's
  • Euro 10x42 / 12x50
  • XT 8x42
  • XTI 8x42
Carson
  • 3D Series
  • 3D ED Series 8x42 / 10x42
  • BlackWave Monocular 10x25
  • Caribou Mossy Oak 10x42
  • JK Series 8x42 / 10x42
  • VP Series 8x32 / 8x42 / 10x42 / 12x50
  • XM Series
  • X-View Monocular 7x32
Celestron
  • ED 10x42
Leica
  • Trinovid 10x42
  • Ultravid 8x42 / 10x42
Leupold
  • Cascade 10x42
  • Golden Ring 8x42
  • Mojave 10x42
  • Rogue 8x50
  • Yosemite 8x30
Meopta
  • Meostar 10x42
Minox
  • BR 10x42
Nikon
  • Action EX 7x50
  • Monarch ATB 8x42
  • Monarch ATD 8x36
  • Monarch 8x42 / 12x42
  • Monarch 3 8x42
  • Monarch 4 8x42
  • Monarch 5 8x42
  • Prostaff 8x42
Pentax
  • DCF CS 8x42
  • DCF HFII 8x42
  • DCF SP 8x43
Redfield
  • Rebel 10x42
Scheels
  • Icon Hunter Series
  • Paragon Series
  • Dakota Hunter Series
Steiner
  • Marine 7x50
  • Predator 8x42
  • Safari 8x22 / 8x30
Swarovski
  • EL 8.5x42
  • SLC 15x56
  • SLC HD 10x42
Vanguard
  • Endeavor 8x42
Vortex
  • Crossfire 8x42 / 10x42
  • Diamondback 10x50
  • Razor 10x42
Zeiss
  • Conquest 8x42 / 10x42
  • Victory 8x45 / 10x45
Dimensions 5 x 3 x 1" (12.7 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm)
Weight 1.2 oz (34 g)
Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
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    CarsonIB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s
     
    3.9

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    69%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Widely compatible adapter (3)

    Cons

    • Poor fit (4)

    Best Uses

    • Terrestrial viewing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (10), Avid adventurer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Adaptable Adapter

    This amazingly adaptable digiscoping adapter fits both my iPod and my Kowa scope. It most probaby can be adapted to other optics as well. Morover, it is economical as well, considering that similar...Read complete review

    This amazingly adaptable digiscoping adapter fits both my iPod and my Kowa scope. It most probaby can be adapted to other optics as well. Morover, it is economical as well, considering that similar adapters sell for 5 times as much.
    Recommende without reservation.
    Works best with a bluetooth shutter release for the IPhone or IPod.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Weak Mount

    Fits the 5s iphone well, however the mounting ring to the eyepiece is not suficient for holding it in place. The phone continuelly falls off even thought it is tight around the diameter. ...Read complete review

    Fits the 5s iphone well, however the mounting ring to the eyepiece is not suficient for holding it in place. The phone continuelly falls off even thought it is tight around the diameter. The mounting protion is not deep enought to overlap the eyepiece enough to keep it on. After falling off and hitting the ground a couple times one of the plastic tabs broke. I would not recommend this product.

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    4.0

    Clever device

    By chercat

    from Maine

    Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

    Before purchasing this I tried taking a photo by holding my iPhone up to my binocular eyepiece. The distant image was much better than what I got with camera zoom alone, but it was difficult to hold the iPhone against the eyepiece. This device makes it easy, though it only fits on my full size binocular - not the smaller one I'd take when traveling. Still, it's a useful and inexpensive way to get better wildlife shots.

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    5.0

    Awesome for pictures.

    By Camezcua

    from San diego

    Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

    I placed this on my spotting scope, was able to capture great pictures of my targets.

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    4.0

    HookUpz

    By Mak 90

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Strong Construction
    • Widely Compatible Adapter

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Terrestrial Viewing

      Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

      Use with my iPhone 4S and Celestron C90 Mak scope with Meade 4000 8-24mm eyepiece.Fit it good and tight on eyepiece, did not have to hold the phone from falling.Pictures were suprizingly good. Has additional silicon spacer for other eyepiece sizes. I would recommend this.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great product

      By Landscape

      from College Station, TX

      Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

      Great for taking close up wildlife pictures. Took nice photos out of my deer stand 75 yds away.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Weak Mount

      By Jack

      from Novi, MI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Poor Construction
      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Terrestrial Viewing

      Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

      Fits the 5s iphone well, however the mounting ring to the eyepiece is not suficient for holding it in place. The phone continuelly falls off even thought it is tight around the diameter. The mounting protion is not deep enought to overlap the eyepiece enough to keep it on. After falling off and hitting the ground a couple times one of the plastic tabs broke. I would not recommend this product.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Product

      By Canyon Shots

      from Canyon Lake,Arizona

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

        This was a great gadget for our nature outings adapts on to our Binoculars and getting some great photo's.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best way to try digiscoping

        By Brain

        from Texas

        Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

        I love this thing. I had never tried digiscoping before and the Carson HookUpz were the perfect product at the perfect price to try it out. Now I'm obsessed and I have purchased several scopes to use it on. The only problem I have had is with the case not staying well-connected to the scope or binoculars. If the cup was deeper or if there was a way to better attach the phone/case to the binoculars this product would be perfect.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Binocular/iphone 5 digiscoping

        By Alan

        from Fairfield, CT

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Padding
        • Strong Construction
        • Widely Compatible Adapter

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

            easy to use
            very secure
            great photos

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            • No

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            You Get What You Pay For

            By Andrew N

            from New York, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cheap

            Cons

            • Poor Construction
            • Poor Fit

            Best Uses

            • Bright Conditions

            Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

            This cheap digiscope adapter says it fits 32mm-50mm. Unfortunately it only come swith two rubber rings that are about 38mm and 45mm. They are far from custom fitting for sizes in between. The eyecup also places the lens of the phone VERY far away from the lens of the scope/binocular. As a result, the area viewable through the scope is a fraction of the viewing field of the camera.

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Adaptable Adapter

            By Bluebird1

            from Long Island, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction
            • Widely Compatible Adapter

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Birding

              Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

              This amazingly adaptable digiscoping adapter fits both my iPod and my Kowa scope. It most probaby can be adapted to other optics as well. Morover, it is economical as well, considering that similar adapters sell for 5 times as much.
              Recommende without reservation.
              Works best with a bluetooth shutter release for the IPhone or IPod.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Easy Toll

              By Feca

              from Sao Paulo-Brazil

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Padding

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Terrestrial Viewing

                Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

                IPhone plus scope and adapter.
                With adapter you have a good way to take pictures without spending a lot of Money with lens.

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                • No

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                not quite as expected

                By birderles

                from massachusetts

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Fit My Binos
                  • Poor Fit

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

                    product is plastic and pretty much as advertised.however, it does not fit either my binoculars or scope making it useless to me. expected more adaptability to variety of binoculars based upon the description. but, at $[$], not a major commitment.

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                    4.0

                    good for the price, but could be improve

                    By Maphead

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

                        Works good on both my 10x40 Pentax and 10x42 Swarovski binoculars. Have to use a pad and felt insert to make the iPhone 4S fit properly - this is included. The included rubber sleeve is only for the iPhone 5.

                        The unit covers over the volume button you your phone when in use. This is an issue since the volume down button is a very convenient trigger for your "camera's" shutter button. This seems like it could easily have been fixed in the design.

                        Works a lot better than trying to hold your phone up to your binoculars. I will use it on trips where carrying my large DSLR and telephoto lens is not practical.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        iPhone Digiscoping adapter

                        By Sweet old Bill

                        from Sebring, FL

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Adds No Function
                          • Poor Fit

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

                            Stay away from this product. VERY difficult to get a clear line of sight and sharp focus. Waste of money.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            WOrks great

                            By CJ

                            from Illinois

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

                                I didn't expect much for this price point; however, this product has worked extremely well. It allows me to take quick, decent pictures for wildlife in my backyard.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                would buy again

                                By Ron L

                                from Austin Texas

                                About Me Avid Adventurer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Hunting

                                  Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

                                  works great, make sure to use the right adapter for your product. due to magnification hard to "steady" the camera

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Hookup your iPhone 5

                                  By ybmagpye

                                  from Fair Oaks, CA

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Inexpensive

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shooting

                                    Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

                                    Ordered the IB-542 HookUpz iPhone 5 digiscoping adapter for use with my Zeiss 45/10 binoculars. While they work well enough with the Zeiss, I decided to try it with my Kowa kowa tsn 823m prominar. OMG! I unscrewed the eye cup from my 20-60 power eye piece, and used the thickest plastic band on the adapter. I am in digiscoping heaven. At long last I can take fantastic wildlife/birding photos. I hold a dark towel over my head & iPhone so the sun doesn't bleach out the iPhone screen. This product is the best $ I ever spent in my life.

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                                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Very satisfied in Tucson Arizona

                                    By Bone Collector

                                    from Tucson, Arizona

                                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Light Weight Simple

                                    Cons

                                    • Needs More Obj Connectors

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Wildlife Photography

                                    Comments about Carson IB-542 HookUpz Digiscoping Adapter iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s:

                                    This product turned my smartphone into a powerful tool after I combined it with my leupold spotting scope. It took seconds to attach right out of the box and I was taking long range photos right away. The pitures came out crisp and clear, I'm very happy with this digiscope adaptor.

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