Perfect. Compact size, weight and payload capability! Easy to use and enough features (Star Tracking, Laser Polar Pointer, Time Lapse & Panorama)!
Low "entry" price but premium product.
A very good product for everyone that is interested in starting in
astrophotography with one telescope, and just with a DSLR camera. Very simple to use, and a fast setup to start taking beautiful night images, to include daytime images as we.. I would recommend this product.
I bought the MSM tracker after a positive recommendation by Alyn Wallace. I have also used a friends’ star tracker. Compared to others, the MSM is super small and takes seconds to set up. The laser pointer makes setup super fast, and having just a button makes use dead simple, compared to having to pair to an app, etc. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking to track stars or shoot the Milky Way. It is also light enough to backpack with, which is another major bonus. After showing it to my astrophotographer friend who had the competitive product he bought one as well!
it works. it allows for slow incremental adjustments during setup. if it is not self evident they have/had instructions available
Pan-tilt head upto 5Kg - Pre order
Setup and polar alignment was a breeze
This is my first tracker and its been so easy to use, the level of my pictures have have been raised. Super simple to set up, small and portable. I highly recommend this to anyone!
In sum, this is a great product for the price point. There are better trackers our there, not at this price point. You would buy this if you wanted something small, portable at a very reasonable price. The MSM does everything very well, it's small, portable and once you figure out some of it's quirks, it's quick and easy to use.
It's not flawless and i've had some minor issues with it. The product continues to evolve and improve. The key is, my personal experience with their customer service has been fantastic. Very responsive and quick to resolve all of my issues.
I would highly recommend the MSM.
The Move-Shoot-Move works great - I use the laser alignment to polar align the tracker. It is so much lighter, and smaller than other trackers. This is a better solution than the other “massive” trackers.
Seems, on the surface to be a simple machine, and I guess to some extent, it is. However, once mounted to the camera, the simplicity becomes magic as the camera begins its march across the heavens, in such minute increments as to allow exposures of the MW in excruciating detail at 120 second exposures. Also, get the wedge!
A little bit flimsy but works well from the limited use I’ve had, definitely helps me to align at night, I have no doubts that MSM will work to improve this item as I’ve seen them rework the rest of their products!!
In my experience one of the best customer relations support teams going.
Affordable and can’t wait to learn more about how to use it more :) nice to have a compact alternative
The whole MSM autotracking system, the wedge, the tracker, the laser polar finding system is the best overall system I've tried. It's more portable, easier to set up and as accurate as any non-guided system out there. I like everything about it from the wedge all the way on up the system, and recommend MSM without reservations.
My first experience with a tracker, this is easy to set up, align and use. First time used, I was up and running in 10 minutes. 4 minute exposures at f5.6 iso 800. Very sharp star field. I am hooked.
Haven't had a lot of working time with it yet but, so far it has worked great. I did buy the Polar Scope after using the Laser Pointer. The pointer worked but, I felt conspicuous using it. It's pretty bright. The tracker has worked well each time I have used it. I was getting 2 minute exposures with no visible star trails. There is a little bit of trial and error when trying to get the camera pointed in the right direction after the alignment because of ball head limits. My first ever tracker and I am looking forward to the possibilities.
Product is portable and lightweight
I am totally in love with the MSM wedge, it's a must have accessory to the tracker. The wedge simply makes polar alignment a breeze! So happy I bought it!
The delivery was fast and the tracker works really good.
Once you find out how to spot the North Star is really easy to use. I used the Photo Pills app combined with the laserpointer. Very adequate results. I’m happy with the MSM
Works as designed...a few awkward steps, but easily remedied either through trial and error, or through help from the MSM FB group.
Inside the city limits of Los Angeles, it's impossible to see the North Star because of all the glowing from artificial lights. But using the Phone Mount for Polar Alignment makes it possible so that 25-second images are possible with a 200 mm lens. To accomplish this I used the Polar Finder App to know where to place the North Star. This was accomplished with Stellarium in it's point the cell phone mode (it has a cell phone icon) and a copy of a the reticle screen from Polar Finder. It works but seeing the copy of the reticle screen from Polar Finder is not always easy against a black screen. But it works. Further away from city lights where stars were more visible, this setup with the help of the it achieved a two minute exposure with a 24mm lens and would be a terribly inconvenient procedure without the aid of the Phone Mount for Polar Alignment.
Quite good customer service and compact versatile product
Using it with my CANON EOS 6D Mk2 and lenses up to 85mm (my 200 is a bigger gun). Easy to mount, It fits perfectly on my Tripod. As I live in the Southern Hemisphere the polar (south pole) alignment is pretty challenging - much more as we do not have a Stella Polaris. Much more disappointing is no laser pointer are allowed in Oz...
I am using my iPhone with PhotoPills - problem solved :-)