The Zacuto C300/500 Z-Finder 1.8x is an optical viewfinder designed specifically for use with the LCD screen on the Canon C300 or C500 Cinema Camera. The Z-Finder uses 1.8x magnification to turn the camera's 4" LCD monitor into a clear, easy-to-focus viewfinder that lets you see your image in magnified detail. The light-proof eyecup also provides added stability to your handheld footage by adding an additional point-of-contact between the camera and your eye.
The Canon C300/500 Z-Finder features an optical correction system that uses a set of four diopters (0, +1, +2, and +3) to correct to your eyesight. Additional -1 and +4 diopters can be purchased separately. All of the diopters are coated with Zacuto's anti-fog formula to prevent fog from forming on your viewfinder. The 0 diopter gives you fog protection without adding optical correction.
The Z-Finder uses a foam padded sleeve that slides over the LCD screen of the Canon C300 or C500. The sleeve is secured into place with a bar clamp. It also uses a unique monitor lock clip to keep the LCD screen from moving forward when the Z-Finder is pressed against your eye. An aluminum sun mask is built in to the Z-Finder to protect your LCD screen from sunlight.
Note: The Z-Finder is a magnifier and as such will magnify the sun which can damage the LCD screen if the sun is allowed to shine directly through the Z-finder lens. Use the included lens cap to block light from entering your Z-finder when not in use.