You can make smartphone photos or video of everything from distant objects to microorganisms with the Universal Digiscoping Adapter from Snapzoom. Compatible with phones up to 3.67" / 93mm wide and 0.79" / 23mm deep, including the iPhone 6/6S Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, the adapter attaches to binoculars, spotting scopes, telescopes, and microscopes to capture images as focused through the optic's lens. Extra padding is provided to customize the phone clamp to avoid touching side buttons, and a counterweight is used to balance the weight of heavier phones. The adapter positions the phone to shoot in landscape (horizontal) mode. A user-supplied tripod is recommended for sharp images.
- Take Smartphone Photos/Video
- Use with Binocular, Spotting Scope
- Use with Microscope, Telescope
- Fits Most Smartphones
Snapzoom SZ-1.5 Overview
Snapzoom SZ-1.5 Specs
Stainless steel screws
Nickel-plated brass nuts
|Compatibility||Smartphones up to 3.67" / 93 mm wide & 0.79" / 23 mm thick|
Binoculars/microscopes/spotting scopes with eyepiece 0.91 - 2.17" / 23-55 mm wide & minimum 1" / 25 mm high
|Dimensions||6.75 x 2.5 x 6.5" / 17.1 x 6.3 x 16.5 cm|
|Weight||1.3 lb / 0.6 kg|
|Package Weight||1.185 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||6.8 x 6.45 x 2.5"|
Snapzoom SZ-1.5 Reviews
No stars This is a poorly made product One of the parts fell off the frame and needed to be re attached while attempting to use it the first time The attachment for the phone is cumbersome and took too long It is too difficult to get the lens of the phone attached in the center of the binocular eyepiece I plan to return this item this week
I've had this adapter for over a year. Adjustments are very finicky, and it takes unacceptably long to attach your phone to the scope--by the time you're done adjusting everything, the wildlife you were observing is likely to have moved on. I would not buy it again.
All around good product
It's mostly plastic, so make sure there is a secure place in your bag. The screws, threads, etc. are all metal which I appreciate. The counter weight doesn't feel like it will hold, but it does work well. The clamp to fit over your binocular or monocular eye piece holds well.
Works as advertised. Takes good pictures and video. Only issue I can find is that it's the only way to use binoculars when it's installed. I found myself wanting to take it off to use binoculars. Great product though.
Good if you plan to use it a lot
Interesting system, but cumbersome if you're going to set-up and take down, or if you use it only occasionally. Since I wasn't going to do that much photography I returned it.
This product can be a little challenging to attach to larger binoculars. When using a Galaxy Note 4, the on/off button tends to get triggered even with the provided padding to lift the adapter away from the cell phone buttons. In addition, even with tightening to capacity, the phone has a tendency to come lose from the adapter. The biggest issue is the phone getting turned off because the tightening required to hold it on the adapter presses the phone button. However, if you get your phone on the adapter and focus the binoculars correctly, you can get good terrestrial images. With larger binoculars that have higher magnification, you are not likely to get good celestial images because you need a very steady tripod and a larger celestial object. Smaller objects (like Jupiter, Saturn, Mars) will only show up as a blurry dot. But I have been able to take great daylight terrestrial images of objects over a quarter of a mile away with me cell phone using this adapter with 25x binoculars. But this adapter is just a piece of plastic, so it seems overpriced at about $65.00.
Does not work with iPhone 10
Not quite universal... The camera on the iPhone 10 is off to the side and not in the center. The SnapZoom can only accommodate centered cameras. I also tried it with my older Android phone, but it can only be awakened by clicking the side button and this is inaccessible in the mount. Sadly having to return this. I like the idea and it looked fairly straightforward to slip on and off the eyepiece.
Works as advertised
Works great with my Iphone 5S & Iphone X Does what it says it will do. I use it when I shoot my rifle at targets on the range. I can just look over at the phone after each shot and instantly see the impact. Works great on binoculars or a spotting scope.
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