Zacuto C300/500 Z-Finder 1.8x

Zacuto C300/500 Z-Finder 1.8x

Zacuto C300/500 Z-Finder 1.8x

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Product Highlights

  • Viewfinder for Canon C300/500 LCD Screen
  • 1.8x Magnification
  • Four Anti-Fog Diopters: 0, +1, +2, +3
  • Lightproof Eyecup
  • Built-In Aluminum Sun Mask
  • Lens Cap and Lens Cloth Included
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Zacuto Z-FIND-C3 overview

  • 1Description

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.

  • Four diopters: 0, +1, +2, +3
  • Anti-fog coating on diopters
  • Built-in aluminum sun mask
  • Lens Cap and Lens Cloth included
UPC: 741459186104
In the Box
Zacuto C300/500 Z-Finder 1.8x
  • +0 Anti-Fog Diopter
  • +1 Anti-Fog Diopter
  • +2 Anti-Fog Diopter
  • +3 Anti-Fog Diopter
  • Monitor Lock Clip
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cloth
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Zacuto Z-FIND-C3 specs

    Magnification 1.8x
    Dimensions 7.00 x 5.25 x 3.50" (17.78 x 13.34 x 8.89 cm)
    Weight Z-Finder: 13.8 oz (391.2 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 7.5 x 4.6"

    Zacuto Z-FIND-C3 reviews

    C300/500 Z-Finder 1.8x is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big help This fits over the existing LCD screen on the C300 by flipping and rotating the screen to the upside down position. (Canon allows you to push a button to orient the image correctly.) This works great for handheld work. I added a few 3rd party accessories after removing Canon's handle and have the screen and viewfinder in a solid position when handholding. The Z-Finder does a great job for this specific function. The build quality is very good. The red locking handle is easy to use; easy on, easy off. You will be taking this off. It's difficult to see anything in the screen unless your eye is pressed right up the eyepiece. I find I'm taking this off and putting it back on often during a shoot, just to see the shot or show a producer the framing when I'm not in handheld mode. The magnification is good, and my eyes are getting weaker all the time. 1.8x is plenty for me. My only complaint is that Zacuto typically prices their products above what I feel they're worth, and this is no execption. But I didn't see anything else on the market that seemed to work as good, so you gotta pay the man.
    Date published: 2015-01-19
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