The Right Angle Viewfinder for use with the polar scope is an essential tool when on location. It allows you to easily view your reticle in the scope, without having to kneel or squat to see into the scope. It offers a 2x zoom or the standard 1x zoom making it so easy to polar align. It's also packed with attachments to allow it to be used with your favorite cameras view finder. I wish the connector was aluminum instead of 3d printed material, but I understand the cost difference. This product should definitely be part of your kit.
Having bought both, Laser and Polar scope, I was still having trouble with alignment, not because I cannot find Polaris, it's my back!
I've suffered with lower back pain for a number of years, but using the Right Angle Viewfinder is a breath of fresh air, also it has the ability to keep stray light out, making alignment easier.
This makes using the polar scope so much easier and is practically essential when the tripod is low. No more cricks in my neck. Thank you MSM.
The Right Angle Viewfinder it's the best friend of my neck. Now I achieve to easily put on station with high precission my msm on a record time, having more than 4 minutes exposures on a 35mm lens. I bought a second unit cause I realized you can also use as a viewfinder for the camera. Now, no matter what part of the sky I'm capturing, I stand comfortable in front of the equipement. The 2x magnifier helps a lot when you have to put the polar star in the correct point and, as a viewfinder for the camera, when you need to focus the lens to the stars.
This accessory just works. Saves my back and makes alignment process easier.
Very light and clear view, I love it.
excellent customer service as usual from MSM (Hanna)
I could not have experimented enough with the MSM, due to the terrible weather in the Netherlands, but I must note that the customer service (Hanna) is outstanding.
Quick response to all my questions.
I just got the new polarscope bracket, and I already notice the advantage of the better construction, needed to get a good polar alignement.
had had both the polar scope and the laser with my MSM but never used the polar scope because it was too awkward to look through at the latitude where I live. The RAV changed that completely. Now I do a basic laser alignment and then dial up a very accurate alignment using the RAV (with illuminator), and the
MSM Wedge to make easy fine adjustments. The RAV makes using the polar scope a breeze, especially as you can change the angle of viewing as well as double the magnification. As if that wasn’t enough you can attach it to your camera’s viewfinder if you don’t have a variable angle LCD.