The wedge you are asking for finally comes,
Dimension: 4.25 x 3.15 x 3.85 inches (10.8 x 8.2 x 9.8 cm)
Item weight: 1.16 pounds (0.53 Kg)
Material: CNC-Milled Aluminum alloy
- Sliding stopper on the plate as a safety lock
- Handle to lock the Wedge after position adjustment
Maximum load: 11lbs(5kg)
How to use it?
- Screw on the Wedge on a rig, let's name it Rig 1.
- Screw the QR plate on another rig, Rig 2.
- Mount the QR plate with Rig 2 to the Wedge.
- Make the wedge pan and tilt until the rig is facing in the direction you want.
- Lock it with the handle.
There you go!
For more details, please check here: https://www.moveshootmove.com/blogs/faqs-in-general/how-to-use-the-new-wedge
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
I do really think the wedge is crucial to getting a good polar alignment. With my ball head, it was difficult to get an accurate alignment, and near impossible to get one that didn't change every time you touched the camera. The wedge has made it possible to get a quick, accurate alignment, and I don't have to realign every time I change the settings on my camera. I would give it five stars, but I found the horizontal adjustment to be bothersome, I had to adjust it to take up slack if I was changing directions. I did pull the plate off the mount and found that the two adjustment screws hit a vertical screw inside the mount, and the vertical screw was loose. I tightened it up and reassembled and it now works perfectly. I would highly recommend the wedge.
I received my MSM Wedge in the mail within a few days of ordering the product. I arrived on time and packed very well.
Only having 'tested' the Wedge in my backyard, it enable more precise polar alignment movements in a single direction at a time - than just a ball head which I find tends to 'flop' around, especially with a camera+lens mounted. Being small & lightweight my aim is to take it out with a conventional ball-head into the landscape to capture my images.
Another great lightweight product.
Todavía no he tenido ocasión de probarlo, pero estoy contento con el servicio. Este verano voy a sacarle todo el partido posible. Gracias.
I finally had a chance to try out my new MSM and the wedge, they both work outstandingly well especially considering both the size and price disparity when comparing with other star trackers on the market. I have not yet had an opportunity to put it to full use under dark skies but I am very excited to give it a go as soon as I am able to see how it all performs with optimal conditions. Customer service from this company is worth the five star rating by itself. When I contacted them with nothing more than a "at least I will know I tried to get the issue resolved" mentality considering all the "ship it and forget it" companies popping up everywhere in the last decade that would rather boil themselves in oil than acknowledge a customer service rewuest, I definitely didn't expect to be contacted within an hour of my email with a proposed solution to my issue and an open request to directly follow up to whether or not my I was satisfied with the solution and if not what they could do to fix it.
The tracker is really easy to use and able to work with the Wedge to support very fine polar alignment
I’ve been impressed with this compact star tracker. It has been a help for gathering more light and detail for Milky Way images without introducing noise.
Polar alignment is a breeze with this wedge. Not only is the product amazing but also customer support is solid.
I just recently received the Wedge. Yes, it is a precision tool. I am very happy about it. I was always tightening and loosening ball valves and never quite able to get the set-up exact. The Wedge allows me to move the polar alignment tools with precision. Thanks!
Anyone committed enough to night photography that has purchased MSM's inimitable Star Tracker will soon discover that the Wedge is the perfect solution for a challenge you might not have known you'd have in aligning your equipment. And of course the maker of the Star Tracker knows exactly what is needed to make it excel. Like a lot of photographers, I had extra ballheads to use for this purpose, but the Wedge just does everything better.
The wedge is a nice addition to the MSM. It allows easy and accurate polar alignment. I first start with laser alignment, then use the polar scope. The wedge makes it easy to get precise alignment.