Why is "Macro Adjustment System called "SAM"?


Let’s face it, “Macro Adjustment System” is a mouthful. However, if you abbreviate and reverse it, you get SAM. Easy to remember, and also the name of a pretty great rescue dog, a sleek, black greyhound, forever remembered in our logo. Thanks for the memories, SAM.




Where does the wood come from?


Every effort is made to insure wood is FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) compliant. We use locally sourced hardwoods, grown as close to our production facility as possible. The exotic woods we use have to travel farther, of course, but still have to be sustainably harvested to be part of SAM.




What's the best way to clean these?


Remove any dirt (mud, general funkiness) with a damp cloth, then dry. All woods can be polished with a wood paste wax; I like 'Tried & True'. Metals can be cleaned and polished using Brasso or Mother’s Aluminum polish.




What size phone fits the SAM Mount? What if I want to use my iPad?


There are two types of the SAM Mount, each designed with adjustment flexibility, allowing use with a wide variety of products. Phone: any device that is between 2.25" and 3.25” wide. (iPhone SE to iPhone 8 Plus as examples). Tablet: any device 5.5" to 6.8" (iPad Mini 4 to 10.5" iPad Pro).




How much does the Adjuster move when I turn the wing nut?


The SAM Macro Adjuster moves .025” for every 1/2 turn. That’s less than a credit card thickness.




How big is the Quad Pod storage compartment?


It's 1 1/2” wide x 5” long x 3/4" deep. Big enough for an extra lens or two, a lens cap, maybe a car key, or hey, lens wipes, a chapstick, one of those incredibly tiny rain hats; channel your inner MacGuyver and tell us about it so we can share it on our website!




How will SAM change the feel of my images?


Everyone knows focus is a critical part of the photographic process. With Macro photography, SAM opens up a whole new level of possibilities. Nose to nose, 3/8" is between a puppy's unchecked optimism and... Eyeore's soulmate? Resigned 'empty nest' contemplation? The doggie version of those ads for Monster.com? Anyway, you get the point. Focus: master it and change the story.




How do I adjust the Mount?






“One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are.” – Minor White

Macro Adjustment System
A new photographic system for mobile photography. 

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