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Zacuto Z-Bands for the Z-Finder

You Pay: $15.20

Comprised of 4 red aluminum balls and two elastic bands, Zacuto's Z-Bands are designed as a safeguard against accidental bumping when using the Z-Finder on your digital SLR. Used in conjunction with Zacuto's mounting frame, they help keep the Z-Finder in place during handling.

Note! Z-Bands will not work with the Canon 7D, unless you have a quick release adapter beneath the camera which the bands can wrap around.

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ZacutoZ-Bands for the Z-Finder
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Compact (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video (7)
    • Weddings (4)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Best!

    By GP

    from South Florida

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Zacuto Z-Bands for the Z-Finder:

      The best bands with balls on the end anywhere.

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      5.0

      A Must For Using the Zacuto Z-Finder Pro

      By dchalfy

      from Minneapolis MN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Zacuto Z-Bands for the Z-Finder:

        These bands will ensure that the Zacuto Z-Finder Pro View Finders are securely placed against the back of the DSLR. For those using the Adhesive Frame that mounts onto the Camera's LCD screen, these bands ensure the the weight of the view finder will not pull the adhesive off, removing the frame from the camera.
        They can take a little more time to put in place, but given the investment in Zacuto products, they are well worthy the time. Money well spent.

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        4.0

        Too short for my 1Ds

        By Bay Area Enthusiast

        from El Cerrito

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Zacuto Z-Bands for the Z-Finder:

            I only gave 4 stars to this product because the bands are not long enough to fit my 1Ds. Zacuto should sell a longer version for tall cameras.
            That said, I am sure it would work well on smaller DSLRs as it seem well designed.

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            • No

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            4.0

            odd but required

            By jeremy park

            from Sydney, Australia

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Zacuto Z-Bands for the Z-Finder:

                I find it odd that the Zacuto finder A: doesn't come with these in the first place and B: needs them.

                The are basically required as the design does not have any other method of hold the finder securely onto your camera. The Zacuto base plate is firmly fixed and could have a clip or bolt system to hold on the finder piece. The finder really should have a strap that can be attached to the camera otherwise that stops the finder from hitting the ground if it falls off.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Provides Added Support

                By leem

                from Gaithersburg, MD

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Zacuto Z-Bands for the Z-Finder:

                      These bands are intended to give added support to the Z-Finder which snaps onto a frame but can be knocked off the frame with little pressure. They work OK but on my Canon 7D, only the right band stays on - the left one will slip off because it is too thick to fit between the Mode Dial and the camera body, and the bands are not long enough to criss-cross a band from one side to the other. However, having just that one band seems to provide adequate support, so the 2nd band becomes an instant spare!

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                      4.0

                      Great product!

                      By Sir Richfield

                      from Hamburg, Germany

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Zacuto Z-Bands for the Z-Finder:

                        I bought this to keep the view screen of my 60D from opening when the z-Finder is attached, since the hinges on the 60D aren't too tight, that would happen frequently. Very annoying, especially when carrying the camera on strap.

                        The bands could be a little tighter for my taste, but it works great!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        simple enough

                        By beemore

                        from boston

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Video

                          Comments about Zacuto Z-Bands for the Z-Finder:

                          does the job. solves the only issue i had with the EVF: zfinder always coming off.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          simple enough

                          By beemore

                          from boston

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about Zacuto Z-Bands for the Z-Finder:

                            these bands solved the one issue I had with my EVF. Now all is right with the world.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Keeps the Z-finder on Safely

                            By JeffreyRobert

                            from Denver, Colorado

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Zacuto Z-Bands for the Z-Finder:

                              Run and gun video guy. Had problems knocking the z-finder off. No more, this little bands work great.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              makes me feel better

                              By Eric

                              from San Francisco

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about Zacuto Z-Bands for the Z-Finder:

                                When a decent bump can knock your expensive z-finder off the camera, having these little bands on as a backup sure will make you feel better.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                simple but very effective

                                By Shadow of the forest

                                from Laval Canada

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Zacuto Z-Bands for the Z-Finder:

                                    It is a good security for the Z-Finder, as a wildlife cinematographer
                                    i need it.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works!

                                    By Pete

                                    from Oklahoma City

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Zacuto Z-Bands for the Z-Finder:

                                      Z-bands help keep it in place. Cheap and effective.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Z-bands work perfectly

                                      By John

                                      from LA

                                      About Me Business Owner

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Zacuto Z-Bands for the Z-Finder:

                                          I knew there must have been a way to keep the viewfinder from popping off the camera body! I'm not sure why these aren't included with Z-finder to begin with but I'm glad they exist. A must have

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                                          5.0

                                          Works as intended

                                          By Photog

                                          from Chicago

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Improves Performance

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Zacuto Z-Bands for the Z-Finder:

                                              My 5D with the aftermarket Vivitar battery grip would not allow the Z Finder to mount with the Gorilla plate. These bands along with the adhesive mount work well.

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                                              • No

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                                              System Extensions

                                              Zacuto -  Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder
                                              • You Pay: $5.70
                                               
                                              Zacuto -  Z-Finder Pro 2.5x
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