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Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder

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  • Fits All 3" LCD Screens
  • Now Use Z-Finder on Multiple Cameras

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Zacuto's Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder is a snap-fit frame that uses a double-sided adhesive to attach to your LCD screen. Additional frames allow you to attach your Z-Finder to multiple cameras, simply snapping it on and off each LCD screen as needed.

Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder
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    ZacutoZ-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder
     
    4.6

    (based on 39 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (29)
    • Compact (21)
    • Lightweight (20)
    • Highly compatible (19)
    • Professional quality (14)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (21)
      • In the studio (14)
      • Complex projects (12)
      • Home movies (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional artist (18), Business owner (11), Enthusiast (6), Film student (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (32)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Simplicity is the key...

      I originally used my Zacuto Z-Finder with the included mounting frame, but didn't like the idea of a semi-permanent mount glued to my 5D MkII, so I requested the, free for a limited...Read complete review

      I originally used my Zacuto Z-Finder with the included mounting frame, but didn't like the idea of a semi-permanent mount glued to my 5D MkII, so I requested the, free for a limited time, upgrade to the newer mounting system. I found that the new mounting plate and frame did not allow me to use some of my other mounted accessories at the same time as the Z-Finder and the whole thing just became too cumbersome.

      So I ordered two of these Zacuto Mounting Frames due to their low profile and ease of use. The Z-Finder now mounts more snugly and my other accessories don't compete for space with the much bulkier mounting system.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Encountered a few issues

      I mounted the frame to my LCD screen and let it set overnight with pressure applied from a book as instructed. The first time I snapped on the Z-finder everything appeared to work great,...Read complete review

      I mounted the frame to my LCD screen and let it set overnight with pressure applied from a book as instructed. The first time I snapped on the Z-finder everything appeared to work great, however, I found it very difficult to snap the Z-finder off when I was finished.

      The Z-finder was too snug on the frame and as a result it took a great deal of force to release it. The real issue is that something has to absorb that pressure as you pull, and if you have a flip-out LCD as I do then you have to hold it very carefully or you will literally rip the LCD off your camera when you try to remove the Z-finder.

      I managed to get the Z-finder removed the first time but the second time I tried to use it the entire frame popped off the LCD, still attached to the Z-finder. Then I had to use a knife to wedge the frame off the Z-finder. I then tried re-setting the adhesive frame to the LCD but I fear it won't hold the same now that its come undone. So unfortunately this product -- while a cheaper alternative to the gorilla plate -- is a far inferior and unreliable solution in my experiences so far.

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      4.0

      Good option for still/video shooters.

      By Lex

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Highly Compatible
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • DSLR Video
        • Manual Focus Lenses

        Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

        Compared with Zacuto's Z-frames, adhesive frames are a considerably less expensive and less obtrusive option. They are definitely a little finicky. One frame I applied and used immediately is holding fine on a polycarbonate camera, another that I applied with a 24-hour cure time (as specified by the instructions) to a magnesium camera came off. So they're not perfect, but they're quite functional.

        In use, the frames are solid. Manual focusing is vastly easier thanks to the magnification, and they make it easy to swap a single finder among multiple cameras. Since the frames encircle the screen, there's a chance that they'll touch the user's nose. A little disconcerting at first, but not uncomfortable.

        One thing to note is that Zacuto's instructions make it clear that LCD damage is possible when removing the frame. Not a high risk for a careful user, but definitely something to be aware of. Ultimately, I recommend these, but they're not drawback-free.

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        1.0

        Encountered a few issues

        By Kase

        from Portland, OR

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

              I mounted the frame to my LCD screen and let it set overnight with pressure applied from a book as instructed. The first time I snapped on the Z-finder everything appeared to work great, however, I found it very difficult to snap the Z-finder off when I was finished.

              The Z-finder was too snug on the frame and as a result it took a great deal of force to release it. The real issue is that something has to absorb that pressure as you pull, and if you have a flip-out LCD as I do then you have to hold it very carefully or you will literally rip the LCD off your camera when you try to remove the Z-finder.

              I managed to get the Z-finder removed the first time but the second time I tried to use it the entire frame popped off the LCD, still attached to the Z-finder. Then I had to use a knife to wedge the frame off the Z-finder. I then tried re-setting the adhesive frame to the LCD but I fear it won't hold the same now that its come undone. So unfortunately this product -- while a cheaper alternative to the gorilla plate -- is a far inferior and unreliable solution in my experiences so far.

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              5.0

              I bought two & already wish I had more!!

              By elliothr08

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                I'm a small business owner and use a Nikon D7000 on all my projects. I had been looking for a mount for my Zacuto Z-Finder. I also have a rig, so I was heavily researching Zacuto's Z-Finder Mounting Frame (in conjunction with the Gorilla plate). During my research I came across the adheasive mount. After reading through B&H's reviews, I was convinced. Because of it's slim profile and light weight, it received a number of positive reviews. I ordered two mounts (just incase one lost it's adhesive). I've already used it on a number of shoots and have noticed a drastic difference in the quality of my shots. When I was on a shoot, a Client came up to me and asked me where I had purchased my equipment. I would & have recommended this product to a friend.

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                3.0

                Fits theCanon 6D --

                By River Ripper

                from River Ridge,

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects

                    Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                    The double-sided adhesive does NOT last.
                    Be prepared to glue it down..

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                    5.0

                    Used for 42 days in the Himalayas

                    By Jonn Jeanneret (Jean)

                    from Okinawa

                    About Me Adventure Photographer, Videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Light
                    • Light Simple Reliable
                    • Reliable
                    • Simple

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                        I used this product for 42 days to film a team of climbers attempting to make the first ascent of an unclimbed mountains in the Himalayas.

                        I chose this mount because it only weighed 6 grams, which was 152 grams less than the other mount that Zacuto offered at the time. It was also simple and didn't have any moving parts that I had to worry about.

                        My camera was worn on the outside, ready to shoot, and didn't have any protection. This mount endured snow storms, melting ice, and repeated abuse from the rock as I was climbing. It stayed solid and reliable the entire time. My Z-finder was secure and never fell off.

                        This is a great product from Zacuto. I prefer this over their bigger mounts.

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                        4.0

                        Solid Mount

                        By Ryan Loe

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Independent Films

                          Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                          Better than Z-Finder Jr standard mount. Found to work itself loose if unmounting Z-Finder from top-down instead of bottom-up. Otherwise solid mount - well made and sticks on if you don't yank at Z-Finder too much. Not quite as low profile as one might like when Z-Finder is off but what do you expect?

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                          4.0

                          Great mounting option for 5d MK ii

                          By GSheldon

                          from San Diego, Ca

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                              Rated four stars because it definitely works, but I will say the fact you need to mound it directly to your camera is a bit scary.

                              Way cheaper than the gorilla plate mounting option
                              though!

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                              5.0

                              Great accessory for Z-finder owners

                              By mnvideopro

                              from Minnesota

                              About Me Business Owner

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Complex Projects
                                • Home Movies
                                • Independent Films
                                • In The Studio

                                Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                                I originally purchased the screw on mount for the Z-Finder, but when I purchased a Nikon D5100 w/ articulating LCD screen, I decided to purchase this accessory. I mounted it easily and it has stood up well on demanding video shoots where I'm taking in on and off a lot. Great product!

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                                5.0

                                Perfect accessory!

                                By Eric

                                from San Francisco

                                About Me Professional Artist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                                    I bought this in January... it's now June. It's still attached to my camera after attaching and removing my z-finder many many times. That's pretty much all I can ask of this accessory and it has performed perfectly. It's great to not have to mount the gorilla plate if you're not using any of the other zacuto gear.

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                                    4.0

                                    Simple Solution

                                    By Fish Foto

                                    from NYC

                                    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Independent Films

                                      Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                                      Don't want to use the gorilla plate included with my Z-Finder Pro 2.5x on my Nikon D7000s so I gout a couple of these instead. Applied as per the instructions it works well.
                                      Depending on your anatomy you may encounter an issue when using the optical viewfinder. In my case the frame makes it a little difficult for me to get my eye up tight to the viewfinder to eliminate light leaks. It also requires me to change the position of my right thumb on the multi selector dial on the back of the camera (had I known this in advance a quick touch with the Dremel would have fixed it). I'd also like a clear screen cover to mount to the frame to protect the LCD when the viewfinder is not mounted.
                                      On the whole though it's a great mounting solution and of far more utility than the bulky gorilla plate supplied with the viewfinder

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                                      5.0

                                      Great add to my kit

                                      By Pete

                                      from Oklahoma City

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Complex Projects
                                        • Home Movies
                                        • Independent Films
                                        • In The Studio

                                        Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                                        Replaces the Gorilla Plate. This really works and eliminates the need for the bulky Gorilla Plate. Follow the directions and it should stay in place for a long time.

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                                        5.0

                                        It sticks!

                                        By T

                                        from Fort Worth, TX

                                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Highly Compatible

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Independent Films
                                          • In The Studio

                                          Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                                          I ended up ordering another one of these for my 7d when the original fell off. As long as you install it correctly, it works great. Always a good idea to have a few backups, over time heat and pulling the z-finder on and off will cause it to lose its stick.

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                                          5.0

                                          Good option w/o guerilla plate

                                          By Stepan

                                          from Los Angeles, CA

                                          About Me Film Student

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Highly Compatible
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                          • Poor Performance

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Complex Projects
                                          • Home Movies
                                          • Independent Films
                                          • In The Studio

                                          Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                                          I use this to attach my Zacuto Z-Finder if I'm not using my guerilla plate.

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                                          5.0

                                          Works great!

                                          By r

                                          from san francisco, ca

                                          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Independent Films
                                            • In The Studio

                                            Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                                            Works as advertised. I attached it and let it sit under a weight for 24 hours as per the instructions, and it works great with the z-finder.

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                                            5.0

                                            I would buy this product again and again

                                            By Edgard Neves

                                            from Australia

                                            About Me Business Owner

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Complex Projects
                                              • Home Movies
                                              • Independent Films
                                              • In The Studio

                                              Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                                              I find better to use the mounting frame than the mounting system that zacuto sends with the Z-finder. This way Im not adding extra bottom plate under my camera.

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                                              4.0

                                              Works as advertised

                                              By mquitney

                                              from New Orleans, LA

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Independent Films

                                                Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                                                I only purchased one, and it ended up not sticking. The entire thing would pop off with the Z-Finder. I contacted Zacuto and they are replacing it free of charge. Great customer service.
                                                T3i owners be wary. The weight of the Z-finder will constantly disloge the screen, giving it a loose feeling. The Z-Bands may be a necessity.
                                                A good cheap alternative for those who can not afford the full Gorilla Plate system.

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                                                4.0

                                                Great!

                                                By Cinema_Works

                                                from North Bay, Ontario

                                                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Highly Compatible
                                                • Improves Performance
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Complex Projects
                                                  • Independent Films
                                                  • In The Studio

                                                  Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                                                  I really dislike the new mounting system that the z-finders now come with. I've used it and it always comes loose. So these mouting frames really help.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great

                                                  By KBP

                                                  from Valby, Denmark

                                                  About Me Travel

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Compact Design
                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Home Movies

                                                    Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                                                    Easy to use

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Great way to reduce weight

                                                    By wallywld

                                                    from Miami, FL

                                                    About Me Professional Artist

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                    • None

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Complex Projects

                                                    Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                                                    If you use the Z-Finder, the frame that comes with it is very sturdy, but heavy. It also has several screws and such that make it a little rough on camera cases, etc. The Z-frame is much lighter than the universal bracket so it's easier to handle the camera without much extra weight.

                                                    Great if you want to use the Z-finder on several cameras.

                                                    Beware, it will not survive being removed.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Cheap way to extend use of z-finder

                                                    By robbie roller

                                                    from Washington, DC

                                                    About Me Hobbyist

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Compact Design
                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Highly Compatible

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Zacuto Z-FRM 3.0" Mounting Frame for Z-Finder:

                                                        Cheap way to allow the use of the Z-Finder Pro on multiple cameras. We have the Zacuto Z-Finder Gorilla plate on one camera, and this mounting frame on a second camera, allowing for easy transfer from one body to another. time will tell whether the glue on the frame is any good. One issue I see is the use of this mounting frame on top of a screen protector. I am using a screen protector that comes with the Snug-It. the screen protector sticks on the screen. Dunno if this Z-finder mounting frame will cause the screen protector to peel off. If this happens with the Z-finder mounted on the camera this could lead to the Z-finder falling off of the camera and onto the ground, which could result in destruction of the Z-finder. It wouldn't be the fault of the mounting frame. So just a word of caution.

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