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Hey ABA Blog readers- I recently saw this video showing the new PhoneSkope C4 universal phonescoping adapter and thought it was pretty intriguing.  I haven’t put my hands on one yet (I’m hoping to get one to review soon) but wondered if any of you have tried it?  If so please leave a comment with your thoughts about it.

The twist-on piece that adjusts and locks onto the eyepiece looks especially neat.  If it works as promised this would be excellent to bring on birding tours where you may be looking through different scopes (always ask permission first before digiscoping or phonescoping on someone else’s rig) or for switching between your scope and bins without needing any extra adapter parts.  Good to see companies like PhoneSkope continue to innovate!

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Bill Schmoker

Bill Schmoker

Bill is known in the birding community as a leading digital photographer of birds. Since 2001 he has built a collection of digital bird photos documenting over 640 species of North American birds. His photography has appeared in international nature publications, books, newspapers, interpretive signs, web pages, advertisements, corporate logos, and as references for art works. Also a published writer, Bill wrote a chapter for Good Birders Don't Wear White, is a past Colorado/Wyoming regional editor for North American Birds and is proud to be on the Leica Birding Team. Bill is a Colorado eBird reviewer and is especially fond of his involvement with the ABA's Institute for Field Ornithology and Young Birder Programs. Bill is a popular birding guide, speaker, and workshop instructor, and teaches middle school science in Boulder, Colorado. When he isn’t birding he enjoys family time with his wife and son.
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  • It makes sense. I have found the company to be very helpful. I have one of the older phone holders and made a small design suggestion — to add a hole to push through and help get the phone out of the older. The next time I saw one advertised, they added. That is pretty neat. I’ve not used mine as much has I thought, not been in the field as much as I wish to be and bought a new camera. It is more expensive than a cell phone adapter, but does have a 50x optical zoom.

  • Jonelle Balais

    Because of your post I thought I would try this rig with my 65 Leica. Love it! While none of the pictures will go into Nat’l Geo it does document birds nicely. A small learning curve. I look forward to trying video. Now I don’t have to lug my camera in my pack as I rarely pulled it out in time. Bought the C4 and the iPhone 5 holder.

  • This smart phone adapter seems to be the most universal I have seen and researched. I am pretty new to the forum but I specialize in all smart phone photography mostly digiscoping. There have been several adapters that have come out lately but most of them are either scope or phone specific. A lot of my work has been done by hand because of those restrictions. Thanks for the post.

  • tom sayer

    Cellphoneholder Company provide a normal price cell
    phone holders also support Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies as
    well as. Best deal.

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