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Help needed with Side Shot Phone Holder

Forums Cameras, Videos, & Recording Equipment Help needed with Side Shot Phone Holder

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    Jason
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    I have an Athlon Midas Tac 6-24×50 scope and just received a side shot cell phone mount.  I cannot get the side shot to line up perfectly with my scope eye piece.  If I just push the side shot into the retainer clips, the cell phone image is almost totally black.  I have to push the side shot up and to the right against the scope eye piece for the image to show up on camera.  As soon as I release it, the side shot retracts back to its original position.  I’ve even 3D printed a few offset adapters that force the side shot to the correct position, which helps, but I still have a dark area on the top side of the image suggesting that it’s still not perfectly aligned.  Does anyone have any suggestions that I can try?

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    Duanen
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    I hate to say this  but I need a pic of what you are trying to explain here. 

    Everything should line up perfectly. If the two clamps are in line with each other.

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    enkey
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    Hi

    For a long time I felt like an idiot having thousands of problems adjusting my side shot, now I feel more relieved to see that I am not the only one, when I want to film something I lose mid-morning to get a semi-decent filming

    Regards

    Enkey 

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    Hajimoto
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    Hey there! I will attempt to assist in you getting crisp clear video capture through your very capable Side Shot Phone system.

    1. Have you went through all the lens centering procedures as demonstrated in this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsnbBXnudGM
    2. When you are tweaking the Side Shot and attempt to "push the side shot up and to the right", Are you loosening the thumbscrews in the scope ring and tightening them back up after you get the image result you want?
    3. Can you make a short recording through the lens of your result so we can see it as it plays out? Narration, while the image is being captured, would be very helpful.

    Look forward to your responses

    Hajimoto

     

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    Jason
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    Hajimoto,

    Yes, I went through the process of centering the phone lens with the side shot.  
     

    Yes, I loosen the thumb screws in the retainer rings before adjusting the position of the side shot; and have also tried to tighten them down after it’s in the proper position.  The side shot just shifts slightly back down to it’s original position.  Tightening the thumbscrews has no effect.

    I think the issue may be due to the length of the Midas Tac eyepiece.  Because it is longer, the retainer rings are further away from the end of the eyepiece so it’s not as rigid as it should be.

    After three attempts, I successfully 3D printed an adapter that works.  It’s made of two rings, on the inside diameter of the side shot where it contacts the scope eyepiece and the other slides over the scope eyepiece.  The two rings are attached to one another, but one is offset and not perfectly centered with the other.  As I turn the adapter, the ring on the scope eyepiece spins in place, but the offset one pushes the side shot in the correct location.

     

     

     

     

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    Jason
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    enkey,

    You’re not alone brother.  I’m thinking that it may be because some scopes have a longer eyepiece than other.  The longer it is, the further the side shot is from the retaining clips, allowing it to sag slightly.

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    enkey
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    Jason, Hajimoto

    I manage more or less to center it, but my phone has several cameras and the centering by removing the three screws is impossible, it is necessary to center it with the second method looking at the filming on the phone, and I think that the phone in its support is very far side shot and not 100 % centered.(Parallel phone with side shot) To make it look good I have to loosen the brackets that hold the phone, approximate more and tilt the phone otherwise I see like Jason's first video. 

    If I have time today I will do a filming and update the publication

    Regards

    Enkey 

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    Hajimoto
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    Hajimoto,

    Yes, I went through the process of centering the phone lens with the side shot.  
     

    Yes, I loosen the thumb screws in the retainer rings before adjusting the position of the side shot; and have also tried to tighten them down after it’s in the proper position.  The side shot just shifts slightly back down to it’s original position.  Tightening the thumbscrews has no effect.

    I think the issue may be due to the length of the Midas Tac eyepiece.  Because it is longer, the retainer rings are further away from the end of the eyepiece so it’s not as rigid as it should be.

    After three attempts, I successfully 3D printed an adapter that works.  It’s made of two rings, on the inside diameter of the side shot where it contacts the scope eyepiece and the other slides over the scope eyepiece.  The two rings are attached to one another, but one is offset and not perfectly centered with the other.  As I turn the adapter, the ring on the scope eyepiece spins in place, but the offset one pushes the side shot in the correct location.

     

     

     

     

    After reviewing your videos I am certain that the rods are not being held in place. You need to really crank down on those thumb screws. When they are tight, you will move the rifle before the side shot will move.

    Hajimoto

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    Duanen
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    I also don't see the support arm attached from the scope to the side shot.

     

    Are the rods parallel to the phone holder itself?

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    Ricky177
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    I own a side shot as well. I love it! only problem I'm having is bad crosshair shake on trigger pull while filming in slow motion. I use an iPhone 10 and a Monstrom 6×24 scope. I shoot it at squirrels at 25 yards. not sure if its normal or if it can be tuned out.any advice?

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