Gosky Universal Smartphone
A Cool Digital Camera Adapter for your Microscope
** Compatible with Binocular/Monocular Spotting Scope Telescopes and Microscopes
The Gosky Universal Smartphone Adapter Mount allows the
user to hold a Smartphone on to the lens of either a telescope or a microscope
to shoot videos or capture still images.
Basically, the process
involves lining up the rear camera of the phone with the lens of the
telescope/microscope. This is recommended given that the rear camera of most
smartphones has a far superior lens as compared to the front camera, and thus
allows for images/videos with better quality.
Whether the user is either using
a microscope, monocular or a telescope (all being cylindrical) the concept is
the same, which means that some devices will not be more complicated to work
with. The system is composed of two main parts, which include:
- The clamp for fitting the scope
- The universal expandable cradle for the phone
The Gosky Universal Smartphone Adapter Mount has been specifically designed to allow users to capture
images or shoot videos using a microscope or a telescope.
The universal cradle
opens from 2.1 inches to 3.5 inches, which allows it to accommodate the
majority of the smartphones in the market (iPhone Sony Samsung Moto Etc). This
is an important feature of the device in that it doesn’t limit use to a few
smartphones or require a specific smartphone for use.
It is mostly made of
aluminum, however the cradle is made up of high strength plastic thereby firmly
holding the phone in place. Although the cradle is made out of high strength
plastic, the interface connecting the phone and the eyepiece have been covered
with a soft material that helps protect both devices from scratches and
ultimately any form of damage that may result from regular use.
Mounting Your Phone
While mounting the phone,
users can either do it with the case on or off. While some users will find
having the case on as bulky, and unnecessary, others will prefer it in that it
can provide additional security to the phone.
For a majority of the
smartphones, excluding Samsung, the volume buttons of the earphones/earbuds can
be used as shutter buttons. Given that the earphone tends to be long and
flexible, it is handier and better for use for shutter purposes as compared to
pressing the button on the phone screen. With this feature, the user would be
able to be hands-free with no shaking.
Some of the other important
- Adjustable clamping force. The phone clamping part is composed of
an adjustable locking mechanism with a steel bolt.
- The screen of the phone is protected by high density EVA pads.
- Compact and Light Weight: 1.4"x3.2"x6.2"(LWH),
While the Gosky Universal Smartphone Adapter Mount does indeed allow for users to take still images and
shoot videos using a wide range of smartphones, it is advised that one uses a
phone with advanced image stabilization software to obtain high quality images.
With the adapter, you will get more consistent results in the event that the
phone has at least some advanced image stabilization software embedded.
The device is very practical and easy to use, which is a feature that a majority of users are interested in. The fact that it accommodates different types of phones is also a big advantage. For first time use, it may require some fine tuning for an accurate and stable distance to the monocular lens, which is very easy. However, once this is done, one can start taking pictures/shooting videos.
the iPhone in particular, users may find that the camera produces a fish-eyed
image, this is in fact a slight spherical distortion around the images. While
this may bother some users, it is important to note that it does not affect the
actual quality of the image. The distortion is also as a result of the camera
and not the eyepiece and for most part, is a very minor issue.
Overall, the Gosky
Universal Smartphone Adapter Mount will allow users to have a great time
shooting quality videos and capturing images either using microscopes or
telescopes, which can even be printed and saved. A handy and easy to use device
and a good purchase!
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