My attempt at shooting a tree WITHOUT the Snapzoom
The Snapzoom as it's packaged – the counterweight (lower left) is for use with a spotting scope
The Snapzoom allows a smartphone to take telephoto snapshots through a set of binoculars
Users have to supply their own binoculars
The Snapzoom works with a variety of makes and models of smartphones and binoculars
The "binoculars" side of the Snapzoom
The "smartphone" side of the Snapzoom
A red squirrel ...
... a pileated woodpecker ...
... and one of my oblivious neighbors, shortly after getting out of bed
Chances are that you already carry a smartphone with you wherever you go, and if you're a wildlife-watcher, hiker, or sporting-event spectator, then you likely also have a pair of binoculars. Well, the Snapzoom is a new product that brings those two devices together – it lets you get telephoto snapshots of distant subjects, by holding your phone's camera lens in alignment with one lens of your binoculars. I recently got a chance to try the thing out for myself, and liked what it had to offer.
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