To be clear the Rotator works great it's easy once it's set up it just works. For me the thing that's difficult is actual alignment I know there's a lot of videos trying to make this look easy but where I live I cannot see Polaris, so I've purchased the cell phone extension thing that I'm supposed to put on the back that helps me use an app like photopills to align. I think these apps are probably not very good and so because of that my alignment is not very good. I can't blame the device for this the device works great it would just be good if I could get some type of tools that would make alignment better, I looked at options like mounting an electronic polar scope onto the wedge but I can't figure anything out like that. Returning to the actual move shoot move device it works great the battery lasts a long time it's pretty easy to use. I have not tried this with anything other than a wide field DSLR
If your idea of astrophotography is capturing the MilkyWay in all its glory and magnificence, then the MSM star tracker does the job perfectly . It’s fairy to use , and as long as you get your polar alignment right , you’re well on your way capturing trail free and sharp MilkyWay shots .
Being small and light, it’s the perfect addition to your camera gear .
It’s the ideal stepping stone star tracker to use to really learn star tracking before going to the next level with advanced star trackers for deep sky photography.
Purchasing the Move Shoot Move has been the best thing I have done to improve my astrophotography. It is simple to set up and use and helps me to take better cleaner images. A great purchase for anyone wanting to improve their nightscape photography.
It's a small device that will help me to take great pictures of the night sky. By tracking the stars, I can reduce the ISO value on my camera and get a better detail as a final result.
The device is really compact and I've found it very hardy and well built. There are no gaps or movements between the body and the rotary plate. Once the Polar alignment has been set, it's possible to shot the sky even with 70mm of focal lenght. I have tried it with good ressults, and I will keep improving the technique.
I think that's a good star tracker to start wit, and easy to use.
The small size and light weight of the MSM tracker makes it the best for my needs.
Having used my star tracker for the past two months, I feel I can now give a worthwhile review.
I can honestly say that the MSM rotator has completely changed my astro photography and I’m now achieving the images I always wanted.
The kit is light and compact, easy to operate, and when used with the Benro 3-way geared head and the MSM laser pointer, polar alignment takes just a few seconds. Battery life is also very good, allowing longer sessions in the field. I've exposed images up to 2 minutes without any problems.
In short, the MSM star tracker is a game changer for me. A great piece of kit and real value for money.
Since I have purchased the MSM I have been catching up on how it is used, having handled the item to practice assembling for use I can see it is of excellent build quality and easy to use.
Can’t wait now to get out now and use it.
I purchased MSM after reading some ravishing reviews by respected astrophotographers and nightscapers. I was looking for a light-weight star tracker that worked well with short focal length lenses for nightscape photography. A tracker I could carry comfortably in my backpack, easy to mount and align and precise enough for exposures up to 1 or 2 minutes. And that is exactly what I received (the shipping was very fast, too!). The Polar alignment is very easy. I use the laser, but the day I tried MSM for the first time, I simply aligned it looking at Polaris through the pinhole, and it worked fine (for me at least) with a 15 mm lens and 1 min exposure. I have used MSM almost diary during a month, and I have fond the MSM performance satisfactory even with a 135 mm focal length lens and 90 s exposure time. The in-built battery lasts up to three consecutive nights. It is great that MSM can operate connected to a portable power-bank. Very convenient! Definitively, MSM is great value for the money!
I started off withj my Move Shoot Move after looking at some tutorials on how to use it and after a bit of trial and error i finally got to where my milky way core shots were getting better and better and now i would not go out without it it has improved my photography so much i wish i had this a long time ago and in summing up i would recommend this to anyone who wants to inmprove their milky way photography it is a great product to have and is awarded 10 out of 10 by me.
Muy contento con el MSM, lo he probado y es genial. Muchas gracias.
How to setup
YES! The tracker is designed for wide-angle Astro-landscape use but we realize that many people are using it for deep space also. Therefore although we recommend you not exceed 135mm focal length for best tracking, longer focal lengths may be used if the effect of torque is considered.
In order to not exceed recommended torque and possibly damage the tracker, the maximum length of your lens must be 305mm (12 inches) or less.
1, Replaced the Knob with a Button to solve the deficiencies with the knob design.
2, 15% smaller than the Knob.
3, Added 1/2 speed star tracking mode, then you can take photos of the Milkyway with one shot.
4, Removed the less frequently used panorama mode.Easier to install with the new screws with stopper
5, An illuminator was added to the polar scope.
It has 2 modes!
Under the star tracker mode(by default), it can support all cameras.
Under the passive timelapse mode, it only works directly with Nikon, Canon, and Sony cameras through the hot-shoe port.
Under the passive timelapse mode, For non-Nikon, non-Canon, non-Sony cameras (Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus, Pentax, etc), you just connect the intervalometer.
"So I've always been interested in night sky photography, but finding the right gear was always a guessing game. Until I I saw an ad for the Move-Shoot-Move. With its relatively inexpensive price tag, I decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed at all. It is solidly constructed, and very easy to align and use in Star tracking mode. It arrived quickly, in time for a camping trip to a dark sky area. I was very impressed with the results. If you are in the market for a start tracker, you will not be disappointed with the Move-Shoot-Move.. Easy setup, user friendly, and most of all, it just works! I will be recommending it to all my friends who are interested in night sky photography. My dream of getting sharp, images of the Milky-Way have come true, and the Move-Shoot-Move made it possible. No complicated image stacking needed. Able to shoot long exposures at very low iso. I love this piece of gear, and you will too!"
- N Hamill, US