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ZacutoZ-ZENGL Zonitor ENG Large Kit
 
4.0

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3.0

Almost perfect American Israeli arm

By Sandy Audio Visual LLC

from Washington, DC

About Me Business Owner, News Gatherer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Professional Quality

Cons

  • Poor Design
  • Pricey / Poor Value

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    Comments about Zacuto Z-ZENGL Zonitor ENG Large Kit:

    We bought the Zacuto Z-ZENGL Zonitor ENG Large Kit with the Zamerican large version and the Zicromount III's. It's used on a Panasonic 2/3 ENG broadcast camera to hold an Atomos Samurai Blade.

    The Arm is incredible. It's probably the best designed arm you can get for the price. The leverage you can get from the main adjustment knob makes tightening and loosing the arm quick and easy, and when tightened, the arm doesn't budge a millimeter. The finish is great and the aluminum machining is very high quality. Zacuto should probably lose the puffy Zacuto stickers in subsequent designs. Surely it only increases manufacturing time and cost and requires cutting into the arm cylinder.

    The week link in this kit is definitely the Zicromount III. Mounting the Zicromount III to your ENG camera's handle is less than satisfactory. All the stability gains you gain from the Zamerican, you lose with the Zicromount, as it easily rotates and moves with even a modest touch of the Zamerican arm. This was truly disappointing. If a purpose-built mount for an ENG arm was built to retain the 15mm rod of the Zamerican, this whole kit would truly be perfect. We may just have to manufacture one to get full use out of this kit.

    Because of the Zicromount's deficiency the relatively high price tag for this kit does not provide the value you would otherwise gain if it performed well for ENG purposes.

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By Jrod

    from Croton On Hudson, Ny

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films

      Comments about Zacuto Z-ZENGL Zonitor ENG Large Kit:

      I am using the Z-Zengl Zonitor ENG Large Kit by having a monitor right with me on my camera.

      I saw people who have this product and everyone whom I asked about it loved it. I love how stable, and how flexible it is. I must say usually when I am able to see some cons with products but with it I don't really see any of it.

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