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shadowpdiggity
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smart phone mounts for bino's new
      #6090422 - 09/19/13 06:02 PM

Just wondering if any knew of a mounting device for smart phones to be attached to my binoculars. I have 20x80 binoculars and have heard of people doing this but have not been able to find anything that I can use. Thanks for the help.

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Re: smart phone mounts for bino's new [Re: shadowpdiggity]
      #6090460 - 09/19/13 06:22 PM

Orion Binoculars and Telescopes has one. I'm sure there are others.

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SMark
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Re: smart phone mounts for bino's new [Re: EricP]
      #6090473 - 09/19/13 06:34 PM

If your 20x80 has a central balance bar type of mount like many giant binoculars do these daze, this here is a great platform...

Arkon CMP227...

Then use it with something like this...

VCM-513A...

...And you'll be in business.


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Re: smart phone mounts for bino's new [Re: shadowpdiggity]
      #6090499 - 09/19/13 06:52 PM

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1409008983/snapzoom-the-universal-smartph...

Stan


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SMark
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Re: smart phone mounts for bino's new [Re: hallelujah]
      #6090645 - 09/19/13 09:12 PM

Quote:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1409008983/snapzoom-the-universal-smartph...

Stan




Wow. I didn't realize that Snapzoom was that close to shipping. I'm tempted to pre-order one now...


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Re: smart phone mounts for bino's [Re: SMark]
      #6090894 - 09/20/13 12:01 AM

Here's a link to CN member Jarrod's excellent post on the Orion smartphone binocular adapter (January 2013):

Smartphone apps & binocular "push-to" capability


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Re: smart phone mounts for bino's new [Re: Man in a Tub]
      #6091090 - 09/20/13 04:34 AM

To be honest I don't see the point, scope yes, binos ?-

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SMark
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Re: smart phone mounts for bino's new [Re: daniel_h]
      #6091810 - 09/20/13 01:28 PM

Quote:

To be honest I don't see the point, scope yes, binos ?-




I find it most helpful when there are others lining up to look through one of my giant binoculars.

Also, I like using a night sky app to suggest other items in a particular area of the night sky to search for.


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