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ZacutoZ-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Compact (7)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Video (9)
  • Sports/action (4)
  • Weddings (4)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect. Love this for my 5DMk3

I can see everything! I was using the original frame that cropped the edges of the larger screen of the new Canon 5DMk3. Now I can see edge to edge up, down and...Read complete review

I can see everything! I was using the original frame that cropped the edges of the larger screen of the new Canon 5DMk3. Now I can see edge to edge up, down and sideways. But wait there's more! I would always wind up knocking of the Z-Finder by accident. Most of the time I would have my lanyard on to stop it from tumbling to the floor, but not always. The fit was just not secure enough with the old frame. This one is worth getting just for the fit. Now it has a nice firm and secure attachement to the frame. I am sure I will be able to find a way to knock it loose, but this is much improved over the previous design. If you use the Z-Finder a lot for video as I do, you will find this one of the nicest improvements to your work experience since real time volume level control.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Essential gear for 5D MKIII

Shooting music videos, surf movies and wedding films here in sunny Hawaii, the Z-Finder has become essential for shooting with the Canon 5D. Without it, the LCD screen is too hard to see...Read complete review

Shooting music videos, surf movies and wedding films here in sunny Hawaii, the Z-Finder has become essential for shooting with the Canon 5D. Without it, the LCD screen is too hard to see in harsh lighting conditions. Now that the MKIII has a 3.2" LCD screen, (up from 3" on the MKII) this new larger frame allows the same trusty old Z-Finder to fit the new screen size. Unfortunately, the fit on the new frame is too tight - much tighter than my old Z-frame - so I emailed Zacuto."It takes too much effort to remove the Z-Finder compared to the old frame." Zacuto replied that they are aware of this issue, and they even have a video explaining techniques of removing the Z finder more easily. Wish they would just fix the fit and replace it but they were not that accommodating...They just sent me some plastic extension frames that were exercised. Never the less I use Z-Finder frame every time I shoot with the 5D MKIII. It has become an essential part of my kit. Just need to squeeze and yank on the Z-Finder to get it off.

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5.0

It works

By Johnny Cakes

from New Jeresy

Verified Buyer

Comments about Zacuto Z-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs:

I've used the Zacuto finder for years with other camera bodies. So when I bought a D810 I just needed to buy a new frame not the whole thing just the new Mounting frame fro a 3.2 screen which is nice they made it like that. Works good just like I thought it would cause using the live view in bright sun is horrible this makes it livable.

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5.0

Easy to use

By Danipix

from NJ

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video

    Comments about Zacuto Z-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs:

    Needed this accessory to mount my Z-Finder to my D800. Works like a charm and makes getting the finder on and off quite easy.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Works great with the 3.2'' screen

    By ChrisL

    from New York, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Zacuto Z-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs:

      Cheap replacement when I don't have to buy the whole set of Z-finder to fit on my Canon 5D mk3 bodies. I have 2 Z-finders for the Mk2 and I thought I had to replace everything to fit the 3.2 inch screen on the Mk3. turns out I only have to replace the frame and everything else fits.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Works great with 5dmk3

      By Shooter

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zacuto Z-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs:

          I thought that when I upgraded from my Canon 5d mk2 to the 5d mk3 I would have to get a whole new Zacuto Z-finder to work with the larger screen. Turns out Zacuto made it easy by making this larger mounting frame for the newer/larger screen. Bought this new frame and tada! Works great.

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          5.0

          It works!

          By mrianwebb

          from Folsom, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • For 5dmkiii

            Comments about Zacuto Z-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs:

            Does exactly what it's supposed to. Yep.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Essential gear for 5D MKIII

            By Rob

            from Honolulu HI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Zacuto Z-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs:

              Shooting music videos, surf movies and wedding films here in sunny Hawaii, the Z-Finder has become essential for shooting with the Canon 5D. Without it, the LCD screen is too hard to see in harsh lighting conditions. Now that the MKIII has a 3.2" LCD screen, (up from 3" on the MKII) this new larger frame allows the same trusty old Z-Finder to fit the new screen size. Unfortunately, the fit on the new frame is too tight - much tighter than my old Z-frame - so I emailed Zacuto."It takes too much effort to remove the Z-Finder compared to the old frame." Zacuto replied that they are aware of this issue, and they even have a video explaining techniques of removing the Z finder more easily. Wish they would just fix the fit and replace it but they were not that accommodating...They just sent me some plastic extension frames that were exercised. Never the less I use Z-Finder frame every time I shoot with the 5D MKIII. It has become an essential part of my kit. Just need to squeeze and yank on the Z-Finder to get it off.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Glove fit

              By DanMac

              from Seattle

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Zacuto Z-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs:

                  This frame allows use of older z-finder with 5dmkiii, but what I like best us the subtle design tweak that grips the finder much tighter than on old version. My old one used to accidentally get knocked off occasionally. Not this one - it's bombproof.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Worked well for me...

                  By NYC Shooter

                  from NYC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Zacuto Z-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs:

                  Mounted with the same ease my smaller one (for the 5DM2) does. The Finder fits more snugly in this one than it does in the 5DM2 version.

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                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Disappointed, it does work.

                  By Peter

                  from Queensland, Australia

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Zacuto Z-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs:

                  I am a Zacuto fan but must say that this mounting frame makes it difficult to access the D800's buttons on the left hand side. I also found it quite difficult to get the frame flush with the LCD screen even following their instructions. I would only recommend this as I don't know of an alternative if you have already purchased the Z-finder.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

                  By ronjbase

                  from Dallas, Texas

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • It's a Zucato product
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Zacuto Z-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs:

                    I'm a staff photographer at The Dallas Morning News assigned to do video for the papers web site. The Z-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs by Zacuto is a MUST for all those who want a finder over the LCD screen. an essential piece of kit

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Get it...

                    By JV

                    from San Juan Capistrano

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Zacuto Z-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs:

                      Don't compromise your angle of view.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Must have tool

                      By Kevin

                      from Queensland, Australia

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Zacuto Z-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs:

                        If your using 3.2 inch viewer this is a must for your Z - Finder

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works just as it should.

                        By News Maker

                        from Orlando, FL

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Video

                          Comments about Zacuto Z-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs:

                          Great product from Zacuto, perfect fit for the Canon 5D Mkiii. Great fine tuning adjustments for screen coverage.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Z product

                          By Dirk

                          from Carlsbad NM

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about Zacuto Z-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs:

                            Had to have for my new mk3. Zacuto makes great products. Perfect fit. Must have for shooting video.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Perfect. Love this for my 5DMk3

                            By Shooter Norman

                            from Boston MA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Good Audio Quality
                            • Nice design

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Cinematography
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Zacuto Z-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs:

                              I can see everything! I was using the original frame that cropped the edges of the larger screen of the new Canon 5DMk3. Now I can see edge to edge up, down and sideways. But wait there's more! I would always wind up knocking of the Z-Finder by accident. Most of the time I would have my lanyard on to stop it from tumbling to the floor, but not always. The fit was just not secure enough with the old frame. This one is worth getting just for the fit. Now it has a nice firm and secure attachement to the frame. I am sure I will be able to find a way to knock it loose, but this is much improved over the previous design. If you use the Z-Finder a lot for video as I do, you will find this one of the nicest improvements to your work experience since real time volume level control.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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