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ZacutoZ-Finder 3.2" Mounting Frame for DSLRs
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video (9)
    • Sports/action (4)
    • Weddings (4)
    • Travel (3)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    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

    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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      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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        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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                    4.0

                    Worked well for me...

                    By NYC Shooter

                    from NYC

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                    Verified Buyer

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                          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

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                                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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                                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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                                  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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                                    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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                                      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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