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Smartphone cameras are replacing regular cameras. Unless you’re a professional photographer or a real enthusiast, you’re probably not walking around with an actual camera. You may have even given it up on trips and events — smartphones are light, portable and easy to carry around, so why bother?

One significant difference comes to play when you want to zoom in on things. Smartphones only offer digital zoom, which usually reduces the image quality. In fact, on most smartphones, even zooming in a bit will result in a somewhat blurry photo. Want to shoot something that’s really far away? Good luck with that. Unless you own a Snapzoom, that is.

The Snapzoom is a scope mount — a plastic contraption that aims to connect between your smartphone and your binoculars or telescope. Using the Snapzoom, you’re supposed to be able to take pictures of anything you can see through your magnifying device, and do so with your smartphone camera. Sounds too good to be true? We purchased a Snapzoom and I’ve taken it for a serious spin to find out if this is a real breakthrough or merely a gimmick. Want to find out first-hand too? You can win this $150 Snapzoom and binoculars set for free! Read on for more details.

What Is The Snapzoom?

When I first stumbled onto the Snapzoom, almost a year ago, it was nothing more than a concept. A group of people came up with an idea, and that idea was available for pre-order through the Snapzoom website. Things took longer than expected, as often happens with such things, but seven months later, the Snapzoom finally landed on my doorstep.

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The Snapzoom is in essence a smartphone mount for your binoculars. You attach your smartphone to one side and your binoculars to the other — a combination which should let you shoot photos as seen through your binoculars. It’s a simple idea, but one that is not as easy to execute.

Looking around for similar scope mounts, I didn’t find many, although there are a few options worth checking out. The most promising of the lot, if you own an iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S4, is the Meopta MeoPix iScoping adapter, which works with both binoculars and telescopes. There’s no price for it on the website itself, but looking at several US retailers, you’re looking at around $70 for this adapter. There doesn’t seem to be a way to get your hands on it outside the US, though.

meoptic

Another similar product, the iScope, is aimed specifically at hunters who want to shoot or film their hunt through their rifles, although the iScope adapter does work with binoculars and telescopes as well. The iScope seems to be available with mounts for various smartphones and costs $119 off the iScope website or $67 from Amazon. Warning, the website is heavy with hunting photos. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

The last scope mount I managed to find is the S4 Zoom SVS. This mount is supposed to work with any smartphone, and mounts on binoculars, telescopes, and even microscopes. It costs $57 on Amazon.

Overall, the Snapzoom doesn’t have too much competition. The fact that it fits all smartphones and ships internationally makes it one of the most viable options if you don’t live in the US, or own a device other than an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy S4.

At the moment, the Snapzoom is listed as “in-stock” on the website, but is still available for “pre-order” only. There’s no indication as to how long it may take to ship.

What Do You Get?

At the time I pre-ordered the Snapzoom, the company offered a Snapzoom and binoculars set. This was lucky, as I don’t own a pair of binoculars myself. Unfortunately, this set is not offered anymore, and all you can get right now is the Snapzoom mount itself for $75. If you win the Snapzoom in this giveaway, however, you’ll be getting both the mount itself and the pair of Nikon binoculars that came with it. Hurray!

nikon-binoculars

The binoculars are small and lightweight, and come with their own case and strap. For such a small pair, these binoculars are quite powerful, with 8x magnification and a 25mm front lens. They also claim to be waterproof, but I haven’t tested this to make sure.

binoculars

On to the Snapzoom itself! While the mount does feel a bit like a prototype at times, the designers thought of almost any possible scenario, and included accessories accordingly. We’ll go through what each one of these are for, but first, let’s take a general look at what comes with the Snapzoom.

snapzoom-accessories

Aside from the mount itself, you’ll get a tripod adapter, a small screwdriver, a ball-shaped weight and a metal bracket for it to slide in, and a piece of extra padding. While at first this collection of items might seem a bit weird, all these things have their specific uses, as you’ll soon see.

At the end of the mounting process, this is what you’re aiming to get:

snapzoom-in-action

How do you get there? And is it really something you’ll be able to do everywhere and every time you want to take telephotos? That’s what we’re going to find out next.

Assembling The Snapzoom

As you may have seen in the video review above, assembling the Snapzoom is a bit of a process. The first time you do it, you’ll need to make specific adjustments for the smartphone you’re using, and you’ll have to make these again when using the Snapzoom with a different smartphone.

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The Snapzoom has two sides. The one you see above is the smartphone side, which you need to adjust using the red screws. This is only a matter of getting the right width for your smartphone and tightening things up around it so it doesn’t fall off the mount when you use it.

You do need to get the smartphone on the Snapzoom the right way: the camera needs to fit in the top slot, on the other side of which you will place your binoculars. The slot goes all the way across the mount, but you may have a bit of trouble with especially wide phones. I had no problem fitting the Nexus 5, even with its case, but the Sony Xperia Z1 was almost a no-go.

snapzoon-xperia

The side you see in the photo above is the binoculars side. This is where you’re going to fit your binoculars, and align one of their lenses with your smartphone’s camera. This is the most tricky part of the process.

To start, you’ll need to use the included screwdriver to loosen up the mechanism so you can move it around. You want to adjust it so the middle of the binocular holder is aligned with the smartphone’s camera lens (as seen above).

snapzoom-screwdriver

Once aligned, use the screwdriver again to tighten back the screw. You don’t want this moving around when you use the Snapzoom.

It’s now time to place in your binoculars. Using the Snapzoom’s black screw, you can adjust the width of the holder to fit your pair of binoculars and to tighten it around them so they don’t fall off. The Snapzoom comes with a strap you should tighten around the binoculars for extra protection.

snapzoom-assemble

You’d think the assembly part ends here. Not so. Even when everything is sitting in place, most chances are you won’t be seeing a clear picture through your phone’s camera. It takes some moving around, adjusting, tweaking and budging things over in order to see what you’re supposed to see on your screen. You’re looking for a sharp image surrounded by a vignette. Don’t expect to get a completely clear picture at this point.

snapzoom-photo

You can now either shoot as is for best quality and crop the images later to get rid of the vignette, or use your phone’s digital zoom to get a complete picture. The latter is the recommended method on the Snapzoom website, but I find it can reduce your final image’s quality significantly, so it’s not always the best option.

snapzoom-zoom

If this process looks a bit complicated, keep in mind you won’t have to repeat all of it every time you want to use the Snapzoom. Once the mount is adjusted for both your phone and your binoculars, most of your work is already done. You’re still going to have to place both device into the Snapzoom and adjust them to align properly, but the process is not as complicated or as long as the first time, especially once you get the hang of it.

Using The Snapzoom

The first thing you’re probably asking yourself is, do the photos this thing produces really justify the work? It all depends on what it is you want to shoot and the reason you got the Snapzoom in the first place, but when it comes to telephotos in general, the Snapzoom definitely delivers.

This is a water fountain I shot using my Nexus 5, without digital zoom. The quality is good, but you can barely see the fountain from where I’m standing.

fountain

This is the same fountain, shot without the Snapzoom, using my phone’s digital zoom as far is would go. The fountain is definitely closer, but the image’s quality is not really acceptable.

nexus-5-zoom

Now, here is the same fountain shot taken from the exact same spot, this time using the Snapzoom without any digital zoom. I cropped the photo to get rid of the vignette caused by the binoculars. Pretty impressive.

snapzoon-fountain-

Once the Snapzoom is already assembled, it’s easy to use. You aim, you shoot, you score. It’s now all up to the magnifying device you have connected on the other side of your smartphone, and, of course, your camera’s abilities.

using-snapzoom

It’s not all sunshine and flowers, though. Although it’s fun and easy to use, you’ll find that taking good photos is still a bit of a challenge without a tripod. Videos are almost out of the question.

The reason is the huge magnification, which does a good job of magnifying your movements as well. As you aim to take a picture with your Snapzoom, you’ll notice that things are very shaky. You’ll need to practice some breathing exercises for a really stable shot, and I wouldn’t recommend trying videos without mounting the Snapzoom on a tripod. Luckily, it does come with a tripod mount, but that’s just another thing to carry around, which kind of defeats the point of the whole exercise.

Another problem I ran into all the time is one that’s a bit easier to solve. With most smartphones and smartphones cases, the Snapzoom is going to press your phone’s buttons, causing all sorts of weird things to happen. This was so common with my Nexus 5 (especially with my Spigen case on), it became almost unusable at times. The Snapzoom even went so far as to turn my device off. There is a solution, however.

Remember that extra piece of padding that came with the Snapzoom?

snapzoom-padding

Once you see where the Snapzoom comes against your buttons, you can use the extra padding to create a small recess where your buttons go. It’s all shown in this video:

While this solves the problem for your regular smartphone, the problem could still occur when using a different one, and there’s not much you can do there.

If you’re still curious about the weight and bracket the Snapzoom comes with, these are used as counterweights to balance the Snapzoom on a telescope in landscape mode. Since I don’t own a telescope, I didn’t get to try this myself, but I see no reason why it shouldn’t work as promised.

Living With The Snapzoom

There’s no denying that the Snapzoom is a neat device. It promises to turn your smartphone into a telephoto camera, and it delivers on that promise. Once my Snapzoom was assembled, everyone enjoyed using it and taking photos with it, despite (or because of?) the fact it made us feel like spies.

As fun as it is, the Snapzoom is not for everyone. To start, I just couldn’t find uses for it in my everyday life. It could be great for bird or animal watching, or for shooting a sports event from a high seat. But these are things I rarely get the chance to do. This is different from person to person, of course. So the first thing you need to ask yourself is, “How often do I need/want to take telephotos?”

snapzoom-living

In addition, the Snapzoom is not as hassle free as I’d hoped. Lugging our dSLR around, especially with a telephoto lens, is getting a bit old, but lugging around the Snapzoon and binoculars was not a whole lot different, when it came down to it. Especially when assembling and adjusting came into the mix. So the next question you need to ask yourself is, “Do I own a dSLR and a telephoto lens? If so, are they really that hard to carry around and use?”

If you find that you often want to take such photos or videos, and you don’t own a good camera or the right lens, the Snapzoom is a great option. Especially if you plan to use it with the same devices every time, which makes assembling easier.

If this is not the case, you’ll find yourself enthusiastic at first, but once you use it a couple of times, you may find yourself leaving the Snapzoom at home just so you don’t have to mess with it.

Should You Buy The Snapzoom?

For the true fans of telephotos who always wished they could take them with their smartphone, the Snapzoom is a great find. For the rest, I’m afraid it won’t serve as much more than a fun gimmick.

Our verdict of the Snapzoom Scope Mount:
MakeUseOf recommends: Buy it, but only if you really plan on taking lots of telephotos with your smartphone.
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  1. Peter H
    May 3, 2014 at 5:15 am

    The SnapZoom can be useful for me too.

  2. Morrison
    May 3, 2014 at 4:28 am

    Turning your phone into a multifunctional camera ;)

  3. Heather C
    May 3, 2014 at 3:19 am

    I think it would be useful for bird watching, for starters!

  4. isterico89
    May 2, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    for taking photos at a distance :)

  5. nitin hassija
    May 2, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Clicking picture in a professional manner. This is for sure a handy device that can be carried around to any place and made use of in all the different ways possible.

  6. Adrian
    May 1, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    For taking good pictures from far away

  7. Joel G
    May 1, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    The snapzoom can be useful for Concerts. No need to be on the pit when you have a gadget like this.

  8. D-J Russell
    May 1, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Would definitely be useful for taking photos at a distance.

  9. Gena
    May 1, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    This would be great for taking great nature shots when I go camping or hiking - it's so easy to carry!

  10. James J
    April 30, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Snapzoom can use for anyone who loves to take long distance shots. I would use tthis tool I could through when I go to games and concerts where cameras and telephoto lenses aren't permitted.

  11. Mark P.
    April 30, 2014 at 4:32 am

    The SnapZoom can be useful for anyone that loves taking photos in long distance.

  12. Joel
    April 29, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    This looks pretty awesome for vacations!

  13. Alfred Chan
    April 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    taking awesome photos. :)

  14. Nathaniel
    April 29, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Birding

  15. Jan H
    April 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

    This is great for the photography enthusiasts, sport, nature and longer distans.

  16. Edmund S
    April 27, 2014 at 7:59 am

    The SnapZoom can be useful for taking pictures of stars when paired with a telescope.

  17. Jacob
    April 27, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I think it would be perfect for concerts! It's way more convenient that carrying around a big camera bag and since I never get to sit that close would be useful!

  18. Sam K
    April 25, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    The Snapzoom can be useful for taking better photos

  19. Johnna Rhodus
    April 25, 2014 at 4:29 am

    The SnapZoom can be useful for anyone that loves photography!

  20. Sai
    April 24, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Take Good photos

  21. Prajwal P
    April 24, 2014 at 4:01 am

    No pixel shreding

  22. doe smith
    April 23, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    The Snapzoom can be useful for family gatherings

  23. Philip Austin
    April 23, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    For Anyone That Adores Visual Poetry

    Superb Photos With Your Smartphone

  24. Mehul B
    April 23, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Photography lovers..

  25. Francesco Fiorino
    April 23, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Making good photographs

  26. Wei Lian L
    April 23, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Optical zoom for smartphone cameras and also as a normal pair of binoculars.

  27. Vic L
    April 23, 2014 at 4:50 am

    Snapzoom can be useful for a photographer wannabe like me..

  28. Anne
    April 22, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    quality photography!

  29. Jono M
    April 22, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    ive tried to do this before holding the phone to the binoculars and it works reasonably well especially for those shots where your camera zoom is notenough but you can see something with the binoculars clearly,,, just add phone camera and problem solved. the snapzoom concept makes this easier and more stable to take photos in this way.

  30. Travis Faulkner
    April 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    A news reporter who's organization wont buy a camera that can take decent shots from the back of a courtroom.

  31. djw
    April 22, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    taking telephotos at easy with smartphone :)

  32. Debbie
    April 22, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    The Snapzoom can be use at sporting events, like a football or basketball game,etc.,when you want to zoom in on the players. Now, all I need is a smarthphone.

  33. stan
    April 22, 2014 at 9:21 am

    awesome...binoc's as well!

  34. Csanad SZOVERFI
    April 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

    ...taking good quality pictures with your smartphone

  35. Kyle
    April 22, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Paparazzi

  36. Junil M
    April 22, 2014 at 4:55 am

    better zooming in mobile phones

  37. Valerie L
    April 22, 2014 at 3:24 am

    for taking long distance pictures

  38. JeffC
    April 22, 2014 at 2:49 am

    stopping and taking nature and wildlife pictures along the rail trails that I will be riding my bike on this summer!

  39. Aaron
    April 22, 2014 at 2:37 am

    Taking long distance pictures.

  40. Thomas S
    April 22, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Can be useful for all kinds of outdoor activity!

  41. Jo-anne P
    April 21, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Taking pictures of the wildlife in my backyard I have so many animal visits

  42. Alexey Petrov
    April 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Photohunters

  43. DAN J
    April 21, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    ...taking fantastic smartphone pictures!!!

  44. Isaac C
    April 21, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Take pics of my kids on the stage

  45. Victor O
    April 21, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    taking pictures of wild life

  46. Mukola Obizuyk
    April 21, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Photos of birds and animals

  47. Bogdan
    April 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    all ideas

  48. zaid merchant
    April 21, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Would really Like to Take long shots!1

  49. Igor S
    April 21, 2014 at 11:24 am

    spying

  50. Eric R
    April 21, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Photos of birds and animals

  51. Radite Pramudito
    April 21, 2014 at 9:16 am

    To supervise my children when playing from a distance, children can play freely and free but parents can still keep an eye on the responsibility even though from a distance.

  52. Saad Ahmad
    April 21, 2014 at 8:42 am

    taking snaps.

  53. Tejash C
    April 21, 2014 at 8:21 am

    for getting closer to distant objects!

  54. Bill
    April 21, 2014 at 5:37 am

    spying on people :)

  55. Raul Jara
    April 21, 2014 at 12:35 am

    taking pictures of wild life.

  56. Keith W
    April 20, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Getting you close to the action.

  57. Aydar
    April 20, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Nice Kit

  58. Natalia
    April 20, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Super idea!

  59. xulihang
    April 20, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I am in China. I bought a scope which just cost me 50RMB,about $8.
    http://xulihang.wicp.net/telescope/

    I think it's just fine with 8X zoom.

  60. Elizabeth K
    April 18, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I think that a camera with a zoom lens much easier and more practical

  61. Tony Karakashian
    April 18, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    The Snapzoom could be useful for some easy star gazing on nights when you don't want to pull out the full scope. Attach, put on tripod, look.

  62. Denis K
    April 18, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    snapzoom can be useful for any situation

  63. Kim M
    April 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    The snapdragon could be useful for getting shots of kids or pets that are cameras shy, among others.

  64. AlSam
    April 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    ...my picture-taking-loving sister-in-law to take pics of her baby with

  65. Rick H
    April 18, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    a neat idea would love to give this to my son in law for taking pics of the grandkids

  66. Kristin Peabody
    April 18, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    The SnapZoom can be useful for taking those pictures that are just too far for the digital zoom. At many events, I am just not able to take these pictures, especially with high quality.

  67. Derrick Johnson
    April 18, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Taking pictures of nature and wildlife.

  68. Len Pacific
    April 18, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I hope I win this setup ........I do several things I can use it for....read all the review ....looks like a great piece of equipment ......vignetting I can deal with.

    Thanks for letting us know about this adapter.

  69. Len Pacific
    April 18, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Nascar races and bird watching

  70. Eric
    April 18, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    The Snapzoom would be useful for my new job as a paparazzi!

  71. Christopher Leba
    April 18, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    The SnapZoom can be useful for taking those pictures that are just too far for the digital zoom. At many events, I am just not able to take these pictures, especially with high quality.

  72. Tom Bennett
    April 18, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    $14.95 maybe, $75 never!

  73. mike wegener
    April 18, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    lots

  74. Holly
    April 18, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    The Snapzoom would be useful for taking great wildlife shots.

  75. Mike
    April 18, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Planespotting, shipspotting and the like. Might be a bit of fun once you get used to the faffing around to set it up.

  76. Alexandre
    April 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    The Snapzoom can be useful to capture the best moments in life, with almost the same quality as you felt them.

  77. Luweed
    April 18, 2014 at 11:53 am

    The Snapzoom can be useful for snapping high quality shots of electronic circuits and components. Some components and their markings are impossible to capture through most smartphone cams with acceptable quality.

  78. Adly A
    April 18, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Fireworks.

  79. Dianna J
    April 18, 2014 at 9:59 am

    This might enable one to take pictures of surfers far out in the ocean here in Hawaii.

  80. Al C
    April 18, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Useful.if your stuck without a proper camera

  81. Igor B
    April 18, 2014 at 9:07 am

    ...taking nice pictures!

  82. Nabil Z
    April 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Taking some nature shot

  83. Paul-kristjan A
    April 18, 2014 at 8:37 am

    The Snapzoom can be usefol for searching a perfect photography spot.

  84. Beh H
    April 18, 2014 at 8:22 am

    ... for those who can't stand near a subject to take photos.

  85. Marijan
    April 18, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Taking distance landskape pictures . Thanks

  86. David Manzi
    April 18, 2014 at 5:42 am

    The Snapzoom can be useful for snaping beautiful long range photos of the things around where I live. When i get a sunny day around here in vancouver ( not so easy ) there is a wide range of amazing nature shots I would love to take with my nexus 5 + a Snapzoom.

  87. Faiz
    April 18, 2014 at 5:22 am

    for taking telephotos.

  88. TRUNG NGUYEN
    April 18, 2014 at 4:58 am

    It is useful for taking pictures at a distance

  89. Mai T
    April 18, 2014 at 4:11 am

    It'd be useful for telephotographers.

  90. Swapnil lopes
    April 18, 2014 at 3:44 am

    The snapzoom can be useful to capture my view with an angle I cannot capture with my naked phone.

  91. ekeith2000
    April 18, 2014 at 3:43 am

    some shots

  92. Jacob
    April 18, 2014 at 3:25 am

    The perfect photo at a distance.

  93. arthur nelson
    April 18, 2014 at 2:50 am

    for most pictures, especially kids at play and wild life

  94. Youssef B
    April 18, 2014 at 2:46 am

    taking good quality photos

  95. Ulpi E
    April 18, 2014 at 2:40 am

    taking pictures during concerts... :D

  96. Angel A
    April 18, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Great pictures

  97. Jo-anne P
    April 18, 2014 at 2:33 am

    I have a lot of wildlife in my backyard, a coyote, fox, raccoon, bunnies squirrels and a family of opossums. from inside my home it would be great to take some real nice shots without scaring them away so for me it would be ideal.

  98. Bruce S
    April 18, 2014 at 2:26 am

    birding

  99. David Wilkerson
    April 18, 2014 at 2:06 am

    taking distance pictures considering a good high power lens for my camera is a arm and a leg.

  100. Charlita M
    April 18, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Useful for an anticipated event where you've got time to set it all up and be ready at a given time... doesn't really seem handy for those spur-of-the-moment photo ops.

  101. Jim Alix
    April 18, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Any photo-op where you have time to set up...

  102. Michael
    April 18, 2014 at 1:09 am

    my HTC ONE!

  103. Misel
    April 18, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Pretty much everything ;-)

  104. Theresa A
    April 18, 2014 at 12:52 am

    The Snapzoom can be useful for taking fantastic vacation photos.

  105. Jack
    April 18, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Taking Long distance photos and night photos

  106. Marcos Batac
    April 17, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    The Snapzoom can be useful Taking picture for Long Rage Hunting.

  107. nc
    April 17, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    by students on a limited budget.

  108. David Goodman
    April 17, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    The Snapzoom can be useful for getting pics of wildlife

  109. Dave Wells
    April 17, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Spying.

  110. Bill
    April 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    The snapzoom would be very useful for reverse surveillance of law enforcement!

  111. Rory R
    April 17, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    The Snapzoom can be useful for taking long range pictures, getting an upclose shot of something on a roof or beyond a fence, or an upclose of animals that would most certainly otherwise tear your flesh off.

  112. Daniel V
    April 17, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Capturing photos!

  113. S
    April 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    taking great telephoto pics

  114. Andrew L
    April 17, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Taking pictures of events like the recent lunar eclipse.

  115. Ismael R
    April 17, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    The Snapzoom would be great for local sporting events, freelance news reporting, and kids' plays and other school performances. Oh...and for being a creeper.

  116. Jeremy
    April 17, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Since the cost is much lower than a DSLR!!!!

  117. Julian
    April 17, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    ..looking like a real creep.

  118. Casey W
    April 17, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    taking better looking pics without interfering with the situation!

  119. Ted W
    April 17, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    could be useful for sporting events and nature photography

  120. Larry
    April 17, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    wasting time in fun ways.

  121. Jerri B
    April 17, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Telephoto pictures.

  122. Dennis Dubs
    April 17, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    That wildlife shot you weren't expecting

  123. Daniel Perez
    April 17, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Capturing photos of skittish animals in the wild without spooking them

  124. Rúben Santos
    April 17, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    The Snapzoom can be useful to take pictures to far things and also to do it in the country, no need to be stuck in some stuff. In short it's useful to many things

  125. Paul Harris
    April 17, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Can useful for those who don't already own a DSLR. Possibly would require the purchase of a decent pair of light weight binoculars. These could cost more than the Snapzoom device.

    I would like this attachment, as it is obviously been adapted for a Nexus 5, which just so happens to be my phone.

    • Chris Dowling
      April 17, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      It does look spectactulary good. And for $57 it is quite a bargain. Looks like a useful tool for security, bird watchers, wild animals and a host of others.

  126. Mklopez
    April 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    stalking!

  127. Matt
    April 17, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    ...vacation pictures, bird watching, scenic views, etc.

  128. Dany B
    April 17, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    taking better quality picures.

  129. Joseph J. Pollock
    April 17, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    The snapzoom can be useful for nature photography when I leave my camera behind.

  130. Agha
    April 17, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Wildlife photography

  131. Serg O
    April 17, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Taking better cell phone photos

  132. Dmitriy S
    April 17, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Zooming for sure! ))

  133. Jon
    April 17, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    ...wildlife photography and scenic views from our property.

  134. Neil John Ocampo
    April 17, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    The snapzoom can be useful for my coarse photography! I would be so grateful to have and experience this one of a kind <3

  135. jlp
    April 17, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Birdwatching

  136. Mihir C
    April 17, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    The Snapzoom can be useful for clicking pictures of distant objects.

  137. Themis
    April 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Epic photos of your friends failing at football...

  138. Daniel G
    April 17, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    birdwatching

  139. Jurmy C
    April 17, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    ...taking cool photos.

  140. ?????? ?
    April 17, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Birds fhotos

  141. Dan D
    April 17, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    car watching. Setup looks like a pain in the ass but the price seems reasonable. It did make me get some binoculars and test to see if it could take zoomed photos... and to my amazement it did actually sort of work.

  142. Nikhil N
    April 17, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    The snapzoom can be useful for taking good quality pictures of distant objects. especially on my wildlife tours.

  143. Laurel N
    April 17, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Taking better cell phone photos

  144. Mandip D
    April 17, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    It could be very useful for bird watching and snapping!

  145. maida
    April 17, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    amazing giveaway i love it <3

  146. HarleyGordon Shunk
    April 17, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    The snapzoom can be useful in a few carefully chosen situations.

  147. MarkTGT
    April 17, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Vacation pictures and fun shots.

  148. Va D
    April 17, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    spying. While I did find it interesting, it seems awkward to use and carry around. I just don't know how practical it is.

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