This thing is super compact and very easy to setup and use. Great StarTracker fits in a backpack without any issue!
I am an experienced astrophotographer so I expect a lot from my equipment. I tested the Tridapter extensively with my telescopes, binoculars, and spotting scope and it performed admirably. It is very well built, precise, and easy to use. Well worth the price. You can see my full review on YouTube at AbdurAstro.
The ball head attachment does not slip al all, I always had trouble with slippage on the original. The screw in laser pointer mount is a great improvement over the previous flimsy attachment bracket. I never used the pano rotator mode so not having it is no loss.
Very high performing monoculars. I'm very impressed.
I’ve made a review on YouTube about out:
The bracket does what it promised: holds my phone squarely over the eyepiece even inside its Otter-type case. I'm pleased with the well-machined stainless steel lead screws, which allow fine adjustment. I ordered the Bluetooth remote shutter release which worked fine with my iPhone 8+.
While the paper instructions are not clear, and I was too impatient (and I had just one clear, moonless night before weather closed in, again) to try using the Nomad, so did not watch any videos, I had enough info to guess my way to setting the Nomad up, attach the Laser (the screw in attachment is slick) and try a few short star tracked photos - before I got too cold (think winter snow and ice). I need to play/experiment some more, to learn what camera settings work best for me, but I like the Nomad. Its is compact, solid and works. I have a fluid head, three ball heads to choose from and a solid tripod, so used those for support.
I received all my products and everything is OK !
I placed my order and paid the extra for expedited shipping. As I tracked the shipment it appeared to have stalled. I contacted MSM and they replied within a couple of hours apologizing for the mixup and without any prompting from me they refunded the extra I had paid for shipping. After waiting a few more days and seeing no further movement MSM readily agreed to send another shipment that arrived promptly. I haven't had a chance to use the gear but I wanted to offer this review to give MSM kudos for their customer service.
El nuevo MSM NOMAD es más compacto y ligero que el Rotator y muy sencillo de usar. Estará siempre en la mochila para las salidas nocturnas.
Last week I used the laser kit on my Skywatcher EQ-35 Pro and HEQ5 Pro mounts to initially point them toward Polaris. This let me do a faster, course orientation of mounts toward the North over my usual process of doing this by hand or using an app called PS Align Pro. When I then did my fine polar alignment with an ASIAIR & guide scope., the process was much faster since I started with equipment set up already properly aligned. I really like the feature that this same laser kit can be using on these mounts and my Star Adventurer star tracker. If you can see Polaris where you use your star tracker, the laser kit is a handy device to have.
This device is advertised as a time saver. It works! In a Bortle 3-4 zone, I'm not always sure where Polaris is. Set my Star Adventurer (2i) to the proper coordinates, affixed the MSM Laser to the SA, turned it on, and followed the laser to its end with binoculars. ...Voila! Polaris was in the binocular view. All in 5 minutes or less. I appreciate devices that do as they claim. This one does.
I am still waiting for the Nomad. The Post Office says it delivered the package. I never received it. Move Shoot Move asked me to follow up with the Post Office. I visited the local office and was told the Post Office would look into it. I was sent a follow up email from the Post Office in which the Posted Office stated the package was delivered. Again, I never received it. I notified MSM customer service about all of this but I do not know the current status. Are you issuing a refund? Are you shipping a replacement? I can provide an alternative ship to address if it helps.
Seems like a good device but it will not hold the weight I wanted it for. It might prove useful for something else in the future.
The v mount was not completely folded when fully folded and there was a slight gap.
A slight gap was disturbing the level, and this gap wanted to be improved...
I have filed a claim for this issue with msm.
However, so far no one involved has emailed me regarding this relationship.
What do you think about this issue?
I own both the MSM and Nomad. Plus, the L and Z mounting bases.The mounting bracket that came with the MSM that holds the laser and polar scope, is totally useless for calibrating the laser you need to bring back the laser only mount as used in your video on how to center the laser beam. Both units are great, just bring back the original laser ONLY mounting bracket. Bruce
On my first clear night I was able to laser align in seconds. Critical because of high volume of air traffic. Very few star trails. I think due to not being level to start. Very easy set up and use. Used a benro and a msm head. Seems the photo was toiling large to post here
This has made my life a lot easier getting pin point focus on the stars with my DSLR. Would highly recommend
I ordered the laser mount for the Sky Watcher Star Adventurer 2i for polar alignment and it came without the screw that it should come with. I sent MSM an email advising them of the missing screw. It's now in the mail. Thanks MSM.
Have not had a chance to try this outside yet but doing a trial setup was straight forward. It just screws in on the underside of the MSM. Put the phone in and PhotoPills works perfectly to align. It should allow tracking when polaris is not visible. Even if it was, I’m interested to see if it’s accurate enough to allow more fine alignment with the polar scope instead of using the laser for rough alignment (use can be very limited by local regulations). So far it’s exactly what’s advertised.
Very stable and the precise adjustment is great. No looseness or wobble anywhere.
Item seems solidly made. My delivery was missing the thumb screw to tighten onto scope tube, so I had to source that myself. There is some play in the mount when attached to the scope tube. Tightening the thumb screw will cant the laser a bit. I have yet to try and see if that makes a difference in aligning with Polaris.
A Very good adapter. I’ve made a YouTube Review about it, with lot of samples. You can check it out here ;-) : https://youtu.be/nfI9lXOtTMk?si=Fd3Sju3c7qgcVcUJ
No timelapse Funktion in the Nomad anymore. As a further Development it was Not sufficient Figuren out that this function is lost - my favorite functionality.
I purchased the Celestron phone adapter and it was clunky, flimsy and unstable.
This was the a fantastic replacement. Right hold, steady, made of metal. It’s very solid.