That said, I've never used anything else. I had originally purchased a Star Guider Pro. And while it was in transit, I read some reviews and watched some videos about the MSM and was sold. Quickly ordered the MSM with the laser pointer and returned the Star Guider Pro once it arrived. From my first night using it, I was shocked at how good my results were. Now I just gotta figure out the whole stacking thing. Next up for me and my MSM ...NEOWISE comet.
For the money and ease of use....there is nothing better on the market. Think I'm lying? Buy one and tell me I'm wrong.
Delivered quikly to the UK and a follow up from MSM to check that the rotator had arrived as it hadn't been updated in the tracking page. Easy to align with the laser pointer and small and light enough to carry around in your rucksack. Excellent!
I've used the MSM with laser polar alignment on several occasions so far this Milky Way season. I'm always hesitant to use the laser initially due to fear of accidentally shining it at a plane, so I usually take a a few moments to really watch the sky first, then light it up, line it up, and I'm done for the night. It really only takes a matter of seconds and easy to get fairly accurate alignment. The amount of sharp detail and color within the galactic core and sheer number of stars I've been able to get on a 4:30 minute exposure with my 15 mm Irix Firefly on my Canon 6D Mark II blew me away. I've only used it once for time lapse to test it out, but that was super easy and straightforward. For the price, ease of set up, and results, you can't beat the MSM.
I Love my MSM for how easy it is to take with me to remote shooting locations. Set up is easy and for my Olympus EM-1iii tracking is very steady. I've just added the Red LED head lamp and polar scope to my set up and find the quality to be top notch. Having USB charging off wall or power pack is just what I was looking for. Thanks MSM!
Yes I have'nt had the opportunity to get out because of the virus lockdown but it seems file on short term inspection.
So I use both the MSM and the StarAdventurer tracker. Since receiving the MSM tracker, I find I use it 95% of the time. On the StarAdventurer, accurate alignment sometimes took 5-10min, whereas the MSM I can generally achieve accurate alignment in 1 min or less, using the laser alignment. This is nice when you accidentally knock the tripod in the dark, or remove the camera to change the lens for a different focal length. with the ease of alignment I will check it after lens changes or during long shooting sessions. During long shooting sessionsI find I never have to readjust the alignment (when I mean never, I mean, the last time I did, I don’t remember). I have used the MSM for shooting anywhere between a 14mm f/1.8 lens to a 85mm f/1.2 lens so far, and have find the images are absolutely clean. Owning the StarAdventurer and the MSM, i find I prefer the MSM and use it far more often.
Found this kit easy to setup and use, just wish we had better skies in the Uk to use it more. Got to make the best of when we do. Keep safe and well
It is my first tracker, so I can’t compare it to others. But it is so easy to use. I like the fact that it is compact enough that I can leave it in the camera bag and always have it handy. All this and it’s cheaper than other trackers!!! No brainer!!!
I will give 5 stars because it does what it's told. Im from New Zealand, it is hard to polar align with polar scope, but with the help of the phone app I was able to take 1 minute exposure with my sigma 50-100mm at 100mm. I would highly recommend this great tracker to anyone who wants to photograph night sky!
Ordered the move shoot move after a long process of investigation seemed like the one for me , I ordered the kit with rotator laser polar scope and extra ball head , still not had a decent chance to use it fully but on the limited testing it looks like a brilliant bit of kit , bring on the milky way
Love the laser and so easy to set, good value for money,
Devo essere sincero , ero un po’ scettico quando l’ho comprato , è stata una scommessa spendere quasi 200€ per questo tracciatore stellare ! Non appena è arrivato sono subito uscito a fare i miei primi scatti di prova , e me ne sono subito innamorato !
This device works very very well. The first time I used it I ended up with sharp stars on a 4 minute exposure. I would recommend this to anyone! I agree, the laser pointer for alignment works very well.
I revieved my tracker and it was pretty speedy considering it came from abroad, well packaged item too. The build quality is great too, a lot of plastic but that keeps the price and weight down also, very handy size and fits in my camera bag no bother with all my camera gear. Can't wait to get some dark skies again here in the Highlands of Scotland as it's still quite light at night here. Great service and great quality product.
Thanks very much.
The Move Shoot Move tracker is easy to set up - and worked flawlessly. I have a second generation model with the buttons instead of the knob which i bought late 2019. I do like that the company continues tweak and improve the set up and system with new connection screw, remarkable battery for the laser, and now the new wedge pan tilt head making polar alignment easier and more accurate to quickly set up.
Soy fotógrafo aficionado.
Mi experiencia con fotografía de la vía láctea siempre había sido bastante decepcionante.
Añadir esta joya a mi equipo me ha vuelto a motivar para ir en busca del mágico paisaje nocturno .
There is nothing that compares size wise or price wise! The the laser pointer for aligning is awesome!
Kinda difficult to get use to but works great.
Fantastic product, easy to use, easy to set up and affordable as well. I've never owned one before and was getting stellar images my first night. thanks for making this product.
This small little tracker almost fits in my pocket. But it trackes the night sky like a charm. Mounting my fullframe with heavy glass aint a problem.
Thanks for this awesome product.
I came across MSM in a review from my friend Javier Martínez Morán, a Spanish astrophotographer. I already had bought a tracking mount, but it's too heavy and I have had troubles putting it on station. So I haven't used it yet. That's the reason I gave a chance to this one. I can tell that I am really happy with the results of my firsts pictures. With a 50 mm lens I was able to take pictures of one minute of the milky way.
Excellent customer service, fast delivery and good products. Thoroughly recommend MSM's products!
took me a long time to figure out how to find Polaris, but that was the hardest part and that's not even part of what the product does. Loved everything about this so easy to use the laser was very simple set up with super simple product work fantastic I've got exposures up to 3 minutes so far and I'm thinking about pushing it to four or five minutes. Absolutely wonderful would recommend it to anybody!
Works well enough for me to use my DSLR and 200mm lens to capture many 10 to 15 second exposures of galaxies and bright nebula.
Have to double check and re-allign every 40 minutes to 1 hour or so as I think my setup is slightly too heavy. But still great value for money and works as advertised. Excellent for hobbyists and makes you quickly learn more and push your photos up a level.
I got polar aligned within about 2 minutes... good to go. I shot 4 minute Milky Way photos for the first time with amazing success. Even with a good 14mm wide angle lens, one should check the laser beam on polaris since setups can move 1-2 hours later. Great product.