Works well with my 8x30 Zeiss binoculars and Samsung S10 phone. Easy to set up to get the best results from binocular /phone combination. Money well spent.
So far it's all metal. No plastic parts.
Very easy to use, easy to attach, very easy to adjust and align. Metal construction, not plastic.
very well built, works as it should. good product.
Great device. Makes eyepiece alignment so easy.
Top quality product. Highly recommended.
I am the new owner of a legendary "vintage" spotting scope, the Nikon ED82 with a 30x DS (digiscoping) eyepiece. I love it. I'm also a Nikon DSLR (and now Z) photographer. One of the aspects of the ED82 "kit" when I bought it was that it came complete with the Nikon UBK bracket and FSA-L1 adapter enabling Nikon cameras to attach directly to the scope. What could be better?
I also am an early adopter of technology, so I just purchased Samsung's Galaxy S23 Ultra with the super-ridiculous 200 megapixel camera. Naturally, I had to try both.
Before I could use the Samsung on the scope, I had to buy an adapter to "hold the phone" (sorry, I could not resist). 20 minutes of research later, I'd ordered Novagrade's "Double Gripper" only finding MSM's ACCUVIEW a little later (and out of stock at the time). I pre-ordered it anyway. I'm an engineer, so I believe in a good bake-off.
While I waited for the ACCUVIEW to arrive, I had sufficient time with the Novagrade to appreciate its build quality (also excellent) and frustrate myself a bit with attaching and aligning it to the scope. I'm not here to trash the Novagrade, it's an excellent product, but I found that attaching it to the scope and tightening the compression ring invariably "jostled" the scope off its target. Fine adjustments to the phone's position presented their own challenge. I waited (somewhat) patiently for the ACCUVIEW to arrive. Hanna kept me very up to date with shipping progress.
Right out of the box, the build quality presents itself immediately. Not as heavy-weight as the Novagrade, but every bit as precisely machined with the clear advantage of its 3(!) axis fine adjustments. I dropped my "important" task to test it out, and I could not be more delighted with the results.
Attaching, removing and reattaching the unit with phone attached can be done quickly, reliably and precisely. Love it.
Fine tuning the alignment on the centerline of the scope to minimize vignetting was dead simple.
First shots looked great!
Then I discovered just how important that Z axis adjustment is to us with fine eyepieces and high-resolution wide-angle cameras in our smartphones! Until I discovered that, I was pinch-zooming to fill the screen. Then I started backing the phone away from the eyepiece and was BLOWN AWAY by the image as it nearly filled the screen.
Remote control in hand, I snapped my first few images and reviewed them.
I'm keeping the ACCUVIEW and have already informed Novagrade that I'm returning their Double Gripper. Again, Novagrade's Double Gripper is an excellent unit, but the ACCUVIEW just kicked its butt. It wasn't even close.
I have bought a few different phone holders the past this one by far is the best. Everything is very easy to control and has very good tight micro adjustments. Which is really nice to be able to line up my phone lenses to the telescope easily.
Work well, and I enjoyed the heavy-duty build and precise movement capabilities. The little rubber pads that grip to the binoculars/scope did start to shift a little after multiple uses.
MSM was not happy with the quality of the cheap phone adapters available so they set out to design their own. They did a great job. From the first time I tried it I could tell it was a quality piece of equipment and after shooting tonight I really have to applaud the work they did. The adapter has knob adjustments in all 3 dimensions to let you smoothly and accurately move the phone into position. It really is a pleasure to use.