Zacuto Z-Finder with Flip-Up Frame for Sony FS7 Camcorder

Zacuto Z-Finder with Flip-Up Frame for Sony FS7 Camcorder

Zacuto Z-Finder with Flip-Up Frame for Sony FS7 Camcorder


Product Highlights

  • Designed for FS7 LCD Screen
  • Clamps onto FS7 LCD Screen
  • Flip-Up Design
  • Auto-Closing Eyecup
  • Four Interchangeable Diopters
  • Anti-Fog Coating on Diopters
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Zacuto Z-FIND-FS7 overview

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The Z-Finder with Flip-Up Frame for Sony FS7 Camcorder is a two-piece unit specifically designed to work with the FS7's LCD monitor. The flip-up frame clamps securely, creating a mounting platform for the optical Z-Finder assembly. You can pop the Z-Finder on and off the frame, or leave the finder attached to the frame and flip it up and out of the way without removing it from the frame, similar to how a traditional ENG viewfinder works.

The Z-Finder features an eye cup with a removable flap that will automatically cover the optics and protect your camera's LCD screen from damage from direct sunlight. It includes four drop-in diopters that have an anti-fog coating.

The Z-Finder can be easily removed from and put back into the frame. When inserted into the frame the viewfinder can flip up out of the way.
The four included diopters are 0, +1, +2, +3.
Optional diopters are available in powers of -1 and +4.
Each diopter receives an anti-fog coating that helps prevent fogging when moving from cold to hot areas.
UPC: 741459186173
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Zacuto Z-Finder with Flip-Up Frame for Sony FS7 Camcorder
  • Auto Closing Eyecup vwzqqfsfyvesfdzxuyyeyxvsra
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Zacuto Z-FIND-FS7 specs

    Articulation 140°
    Diopter Range 0
    Dimensions 3.7 x 4.0 x 3.5" / 9.4 x 10.2 x 8.9 cm
    Weight With Frame: 8.5 oz / 241.0 g
    Without Frame: 5.2 oz / 147.4 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 7.2 x 3.7"

    Zacuto Z-FIND-FS7 reviews

    Z-Finder with Flip-Up Frame for Sony FS7 Camcorder is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Somebody needs to say it ... No! I think Zacuto dropped the ball with the Sony FS7 Z-finder ... The flip-up frame is great but the construction cuts off the far edges of the screen, I find myself having to really look around turning my head just to see the corners. The diopters are just a joke forcing only one operator to use it unless you spend time swapping the diopters in and out. I use the +3 but got glue on it so now i need to replace it, but no one sells the diopters on their own... not even on the zacuto website. So last night i cut the Sony FS7 z-finder pro in-half and gaffed my canon 5D z-finder 3.0x and its perfect and the image is amazing and I can focus praise the lord! I actually think the sony monitor is fine it just needs a better eye piece. I personally feel Zacuto made the FS7 Z-Finder not so perfectso you're forced into buying their Gratical later ... i'm very close to buying the Gratical but still not convinced. I heard the black magic USRA works well but its only progressive and I work with mixed interlace & progressive. It looks like it will have to be the Gratical but the price! I get it... Its very frustrating... I hope blackmagic or smallHD come to the rescue with a dedicated EVF at a reasonable price. For the mean time I will use my gaffed 5D3.0x adopted to the FS7 Z-finder Flip-up until a better solution comes to the market. Dear Zacuto. Can you please make a version ii mixing the5D z-finder 3.0x technology. That would be awesome... P.S. You're products are awesome! I work with the Sony FS7 on a daily bases, filming corporate, documentaries and television. Currently I am freelancing for CNN features department so I'm not new to this. I just need something thats going to work with no hassle while in the field. Sorry for the rant.
    Date published: 2016-12-18
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good for The price Diopter goes +1,+2,+3 .. No micro ajustment, for the price very bad !!!
    Date published: 2016-06-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best add on for your FS7 I was a little skeptical at first (with the CDN exchange it was close to $) but proving to be the single best add-on I've purchased for my FS7. Night and day over the bulky Sony loupe that comes with the camera. LCD image now feels bigger and I'm able to focus a lot faster. Overall construction is strong and flip frame that attaches to the viewfinder is solid.
    Date published: 2015-09-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unfortunately, this expensive loop is a must for handheld Best thing about this expensive loop is that it is shorter and allows you to slide the screen closer to the center of gravity of the FS7. This has made my FS7 feel more balanced when handheld and shoulder mounted. I'm running metabones adapters and the Canon 12-105 80% of the time. I mount mine upside down so the hinge is on the bottom and I can release and move the eyepiece with one hand. I wish the base of it was lighter but overall the unit weighs about the same as the OEM version. Mine doesn't fit snugly on the base and rattles a bit which is only a small annoyance.
    Date published: 2015-11-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid The Z finder is much sturdier than the viewfinder that Sony provides with the FS7. You add a little weight, but that's acceptable. One thing to consider with it though is that it's much shorter, and so will affect the ergonomics of your camera. This might be a good thing or not, depending on whether you've replaced some of the rods and such that come with the FS7. Another thing that I didn't know before is that the Z-finder does not have an adjustable diopter like the Sony viewfinder does. They do however provide 4 different lenses and I found that one (plus 1) that works fine for myself and a regular cameraperson I use. That said, it could make it difficult if the camera is changing users regularly. It's not all that simple to change lenses. And older guys like myself need a little reading glasses kind of help.
    Date published: 2017-07-25
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not recommendet for filming in snow and rain The quality of the plastic lenses inside are pretty low, no easy adjustment of the dioptrin. Filming in snow and rain is very difficult, because huminity goes between the lenses and you have to open it with a screwdriver to clean. Lots of fogging.
    Date published: 2016-03-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fog protection Addition to my last review: I got some great advice and support from Zacuto (both thumps up guys!) Next time I will try Zacuto Anti-Fog Protective Covers (Pack of 3) B&H # ZAZAFPC Would be very helpfull to get this product into the recommended accessories on this B&H webside.
    Date published: 2016-03-21
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from No way to focus to individual eyes. I often have a director who I share the viewfinder with. This model does have a focusable diopter, which makes it useless when switching between 2 operators who have different eye sights. They expect you to take the thing apart to put in different diopters. Not good for collaboration or communication on set. I lost the diopter that worked best for me so now I have a piece of junk attached to my FS7. Why don't they sell replacement parts?
    Date published: 2018-06-12
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