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Zacuto Z-ZWING1 Zwing Away Adapter for 15mm Rods

B&H # ZAZZWING1 Mfr # Z-ZWING1
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The Zacuto Z-ZWING1 Zwing Away is an adapter designed to allow a matte box to swing away without being completely detached from its rod system. The adapter is lightweight and connects to any standard set of 15mm rods.

Weight 6.8 oz (192g)
Zacuto Z-ZWING1 Zwing Away Adapter for 15mm Rods
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    4.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (4)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Professional quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (3)
      • In the studio (3)
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        • Professional artist (3)
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      3.0

      Well built but flawed

      By Steve

      from Australia

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Zacuto Z-ZWING1 Zwing Away Adapter for 15mm Rods:

      I want to love this, because I love all of Zacuto's other products. The problem is that it doesn't actually slide on the rods. This means that unless all your lenses are the same length you actually have to adjust the placement of the rods themselves. In my case this requires an allan key and a lot of adjustment. It would be much quicker just to take the matte box off! For this reason it's unfortunately completely useless for me. I own a bunch of Canon L lenses, and they are all different lengths. I should probably send it back, but I'll keep it in my spare parts box in case I find another use for it one day!

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      5.0

      Game Changer for the Matte Box

      By Devin W

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Film Student, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Zacuto Z-ZWING1 Zwing Away Adapter for 15mm Rods:

      Another great Zacuto product. When filming we all know that time is a factor and this really does help with changing lenses out. Great build quality, and you feel very confident that you will not run into problems with this product. Only downside is price, but with quality like this you know you are getting what you pay for.

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      2.0

      nice but!

      By AllProHD

      from Ohio

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Zacuto Z-ZWING1 Zwing Away Adapter for 15mm Rods:

      Works good with a Arri MMB-2 but a few things that I dont like about it. First is it is about a [$]dollars to expensive, second is the swing does not stop so it tends to slap the lens when you open it. Third is it only holds tight on one rod and becomes a issue when moving your rods in and out for different lens lengths. So, it works but has a few issues.

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      5.0

      Great but beware different sized lenses

      By Arthur Woo

      from New York, New York

      About Me Professional

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zacuto Z-ZWING1 Zwing Away Adapter for 15mm Rods:

          This product is great if used in the right situation and makes switching out lenses fast instead of having to remove the entire mattebox from your rig. The build quality is fantastic as expected of Zacuto gear.

          The thing to be careful of here is if you will be using this with lenses that are different lengths. If all your lenses are the same length then this product works beautifully. If your lenses are different lengths, there is no speed gained here (the main reason for using this) since the fore/aft is not adjustable once you put these on your rail system. What this means is that if you swap to a shorter or longer lens, you have to reposition the entire mattebox (by adjusting the rails fore/aft), which takes longer than just taking the mattebox off. For cinema lenses not so big of an issue. But if you're shooting with stills lenses this will be a problem (canon, nikon, etc where primes are different lengths).

          Again, great product, but be careful if you're using more than one length for your lenses.

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          5.0

          Great product

          By NicoVeut

          from Switzerland

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Zacuto Z-ZWING1 Zwing Away Adapter for 15mm Rods:

            If you already own a "standard" mattebox and don't want to invest in a Swing Away, this is the best and cheapest way to go.
            It is surprisingly light and takes very little rod space away.

            Its design and built is so simple and well tought that it amazes me that nobody thought about it before Zacuto.

            I sometimes like to operate handheld by holding to the mattebox. I was hesitant at first, but I did it with a Sony F3 rig with Cooke Prime lenses (a good weight) and it held in place.
            I don't know if I would do that with something heavier, but then again, if I have to I'll operate from the rods or handles.

            So far no complaints and I rarely take it off.

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