Canon C300 Z-Finder Recoil Kit

Canon C300 Z-Finder Recoil Kit

Canon C300 Z-Finder Recoil Kit

B&H # CAC300ZK MFR # 2733V588
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Product Highlights

  • Shoulder-Mounted Rig for Canon C300
  • Z-Finder Magnifies & Extends EVF
  • Balances Weight of Rig Over Shoulder
  • Baseplate with Shoulder Pad & 15mm Rods
  • Zgrip Comfortably Extends C300 Handgrip
  • Helmet Mini Cage with Multiple Mounts
  • Maple Recoil Handgrip with 2 Cold Shoes
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Canon C300 overview

  • 1Description

Use the C300 Z-Finder Recoil Kit from Zacuto to shoulder-mount and more comfortably view your Canon C300. This kit includes a C300 Z-Finder with mounting kit, VCT Universal Baseplate, Zgrip Relocator, and C300 Helmet Kit. The components in this kit enable you to assemble the camera rig so that it is optimally balanced, and so that focus and other camera controls are more ergonomically positioned. The kit's components can remain assembled when using the camera rig on a tripod, saving time when you switch to handheld mode.

The Z-Finder magnifies the C300 EVF by a factor of x1.8 and includes three diopters (magnifiers) for further customizing your viewing. The mounting kit is used to position the camera's LCD screen forward and off to the side to better enable shoulder-mounted shooting.

Features of the VCT Pro Baseplate include a curved shoulder pad, a V-wedge tripod connector, 6.5" (16.5 cm) iris rods, and rows of 1/4"-20 threads along the sides to mount accessories.

The Zgrip relocator provides full handgrip articulation via a single thumb lever, and includes a right-angle cable for connecting to the port on your camera. Along with the handgrip, the Zgrip extends the trigger on/off and other control functions away from the camera body. The C300 handgrip is not included and must be purchased separately.

Mount the C300 Helmet Kit directly to the top of the C300 in place of the Canon top handle. It offers multiple 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting threads to attach a variety of accessories. The Recoil Handle is a maple top grip that accepts two cold-shoe-mounted accessories and has a quick-release 15mm rod port.

  • C300/500 Z-Finder 1.8x with Mounting Kit

    The Zacuto C300/500 Z-Finder 1.8x with Mounting Kit 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 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. An aluminum sun mask is built in to the Z-Finder to protect your LCD screen from sunlight.

    The Mounting Kit for the Z-Finder allows you to position the LCD screen forward and off to the side in a position better suited for shoulder-mounted shooting. The Mounting Kit attaches to a Z-Rail mount and allows forward/backward, side-to-side, and tilt adjustment of the Z-Finder. The kit is designed to integrate with the Zacuto C300/500 helmet and handle.

    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 enclosed lens cap to block light from entering your Z-finder when not in use.

    Note: The C300/C500 Z-Finder with Mounting Kit is only compatible with the Canon C300, C300 Mark II, and C500 cameras. It is not compatible with any other camera or setup.
    The C300/C500 Helmet Kit is required to use this kit. For the C300 Mark II, the C300 Mark II is required. When moving the monitor farther forward, you may also need the optional extension cable from Canon.

    • Four diopters: 0, +1, +2, +3
    • Anti-fog coating on diopters
    • Built-in aluminum sun mask
    • Mounting Kit for use with C300/500 Helmet Kit or C300 Mark II Helmet Kit
    • Lens cap included
  • VCT Universal Baseplate

    The Zacuto VCT Universal Baseplate features a built-in, curved shoulder pad, a V-lock plate, removable, 15mm LWS spring-loaded rod clamps with 1.6" of vertical adjustment, and rows of 1/4"-20 mounting threads along the sides for accessories. The contoured and cushioned shoulder cavity allows your camera to sit only three quarters of an inch above your shoulder, and you can mount the VCT Universal Baseplate to a tripod with a VCT14 QR plate. The shoulder pad is made of soft-gel polymer and a two-piece shoulder pad accounts for the natural slope in shoulder, and is designed to balance your camera on the operator's right shoulder only. The V-lock tripod connector also incorporates 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads for direct connection to your tripod quick release plate.

    The spring-loaded rod clamps are set far back in the baseplate. This allows you to position your camera further back on the plate, thus keeping the balance point of your rig directly over your shoulder. The sliding track of the rod riser offers 0.87" of vertical adjustment. The riser can also be flipped to offer up to 1.57" of adjustment from the lowest point. The shoulder pad is set as far forward on the plate as possible in order to maximize your accessory capable rod area and help with balance. This baseplate is designed to provide balance and comfort for every camera.

    Designed to work with virtually any camera
    Enables you to go from hand held/shoulder shooting to tripod shooting without changing mounting plates
    Attaches to any VCT14 QR tripod adapter system
    Vertically adjustable 15mm LWS rod clamps with spring-loaded locking levers
    Rear mounted screw thread sockets for 15mm rods following the Light Weight Rod Standard (LWS) of 60mm on-center distance between rods
  • C300/C500 Helmet Kit

    The Zacuto C300/C500 Helmet Kit includes the C300/C500 Helmet, a 3" Z-Rail, and the Recoil Handle top grip. The C300/C500 Helmet is a mini cage designed to mount directly to the top of the Canon C300 or C500 in place of the plastic top handle. It firmly attaches to the camera via one screw on top and two on the sides, and gives you multiple 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting screw holes. Two film plane screws must be removed from the camera and used to attach the Helmet. Longer screws are also included for attaching the Helmet to the camera.

    The Recoil Handle connects to the Helmet via the included 3" Z-Rail. It includes two cold-shoe mounts (one vertical and one horizontal), a 15mm quick-release rod port, and two 3/8"-16 screw hole mounts, which can be converted to 1/4"-20 via an optional brass collet. The top handle is made of hand-tooled, three-quarter maple.

  • Zgrip Relocator for Canon Cinema EOS C100/300/500 Cameras

    The Zacuto Zgrip Relocator is a combination of the Grip Relocator for the Canon Cinema EOS C100/300/500 Cameras and Zgrip Z-Mount Zwivel 2. It comes with a 4.5" rod that is attached to one of the Zwivel 2's ports; the other port can be used to attach any 15mm rod. The ports can be rotated up to 365° using pin locking mechanism, allowing you to change the angle between the two 15mm rods at set points. In order to change the angle of the rods, you simply have to loosen either of the levers and the internal spring separates the ports for you to adjust them to the desired angle.

    The Grip Relocator for the C100/300/500 Cameras features a 24" cable that connects to the port on your camera. Once it is plugged in, you get trigger or on/off control, lens aperture control, and a programmable function button that can be set to a number of things including waveform, 1-to-1 zoom, zebras, my menu, and many other functions. The removable grips that come with the C100/300 cameras attach directly to the Grip Relocator's handle.

    Note: Removable grip for the Cinema EOS C500 Camera has to be purchased separately.

In the Box
Bundle Items
  • +0 Anti-Fog Diopter
  • +1 Anti-Fog Diopter
  • +2 Anti-Fog Diopter
  • +3 Anti-Fog Diopter
  • Lens Cap
  • Mounting Kit
  • Limited Lifetime Mechanical Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Electronic Warranty
  • Pair of 6.5" 15mm Rods
  • Gel Polymer Shoulder Pad
  • 1/4"-20 Screw
  • 3/8"-16 Screw
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • C300/C500 Helmet
  • 3" Z-Rail
  • Recoil Handle
  • Set of Mounting Screws
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Electronic Components
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • C300/500 Z-Finder 1.8x with Mounting Kit
    Magnification 1.8x
    Dimensions Z-Finder: 7 x 5.25 x 3.5" / 17.78 x 13.34 x 8.89 cm
    Mounting Kit: 3 x 3 x 4" / 7.6 x 7.6 x 10.2 cm
    Weight Z-Finder: 13.8 oz / 391.2 g
    Mounting Kit: 6 oz / 170.1 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.3 x 10.3 x 8.7"
  • VCT Universal Baseplate
    Material Shoulder Pad: Gel Polymer
    Rod Type 15 mm
    Rod Standard 15mm LWS
    Vertical Adjustment 1.6" / 40 mm
    Dimensions 13.5 x 4.25 x 1.75" / 34.3 x 10.8 x 4.4 cm (without rods)
    Weight 2 lb / 0.9 kg (with rods)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.8 x 7.4 x 4.7"
  • C300/C500 Helmet Kit
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 6.1 x 1.1"
  • Zgrip Relocator for Canon Cinema EOS C100/300/500 Cameras
    For Use with Canon Cinema EOS C100/300/500 Cameras
    Rod Length 4.5" (11.4 cm)
    Rod Support 15mm
    Cable Length 24" (61 cm)
    Weight 1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 8.0 x 1.0"

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