Smartoscope Vario Universal Smartphone Digiscoping Adapter

Smartoscope Vario Adapter for Smartphones
Smartoscope Vario Adapter for Smartphones

Digiscoping Adapters

First, let me quickly explain what a digiscoping adapter is for those who may not be familiar:

A digiscoping adapter is a device that allows you to connect your smartphone or camera to a spotting scope or binoculars, so you can take photos or videos of distant objects. It essentially turns your spotting scope or binoculars into a telephoto lens for your camera.

There are many different types of digiscoping adapters available on the market, each with its own unique features and capabilities. Some are designed specifically for certain types of spotting scopes or binoculars and are designed to be used with large SLR cameras while others are more universal and can be used with a variety of different models and cameras.

With the rise in the popularity of using your phone as a camera, there are now more and more adapters on the market that will connect your phone to your scope or binoculars.

Important
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a digiscoping adapter is its compatibility with your existing equipment or the equipment you intend to get. You need to make sure to choose an adapter that is compatible with your spotting scope or binoculars, as well as your camera or smartphone. It’s also important to choose an adapter that is sturdy and durable, as you’ll be using it in outdoor settings where it may be exposed to the elements.

With so many factors to consider all this can seem a little overwhelming and then what if you want to use different phones and different scopes?

Universal Digiscoping Adapters
Here the ideal solution is a universal adapter that can be easily altered or adjusted to work with just about any gear that you have and one of the best that I have come across in regards to digiscoping with your phone is the Smartoscope:

Smartoscope Vario Universal Smartphone Digiscoping Adapter

Smartoscope Vario Adapter for Smartphones

My first look at this adapter was at the 2023 IWA Outdoorlassics Show in Nuremberg, Germany where I was also given a full demonstration on the Kowa stand by the marketing manager Robert Wilton:

Robert Wilton of Kowa demonstrates the Smartoscope Vario Adapter for Smartphones at the IWA Show

After the in-depth demo (see video above) and then taking a look and trying it out for myself here are my initial thoughts:

The Smartoscope Vario Adapter for Smartphones is a small, versatile, and high-quality digiscoping adapter that will enable you to capture stunning photos and videos of distant objects using your smartphone and a spotting scope or binoculars.

As the name suggests, this adapter is designed to be compatible with a wide range of smartphones and spotting scopes, making it a great choice for nature enthusiasts, bird watchers, and wildlife photographers.

Smartoscope Vario Universal Smartphone Digiscoping Adapter

One of the main features of the Smartoscope Vario Adapter is its adjustable clamping mechanism, which allows you to securely attach any size of smartphone to the adapter and adjust it to the ideal position for capturing your images or videos. The clamping mechanism is designed to be compatible with smartphones of different sizes, from smaller phones like the iPhone SE to larger phones like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

Another key feature of the Smartoscope Vario Adapter is its adjustable eyepiece clamp, which allows you to securely push on the adapter to your spotting scope or binoculars. The clamp is designed to be compatible with eyepieces of different sizes, ranging from 46mm to 63,7mm in diameter, making it easy to attach the adapter to a wide range of spotting scopes and binoculars.

The Smartoscope Vario Adapter is also designed to be lightweight and portable, making it easy to take with you on your outdoor adventures. The adapter weighs just 165g and comes with a small strap that makes it easy to carry about.

Overall, the Smartoscope Vario Adapter for Smartphones is an excellent choice for nature enthusiasts, bird watchers, and wildlife photographers who want to capture stunning photos and videos of the natural world using their phones. With a high-quality metal construction, adjustable clamping mechanism, and adjustable eyepiece clamp, it is easy-to-use and to me looks sure to help you take your digiscoping to the next level.

Look out for a full in-depth review coming to BBR soon!

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