Zacuto Z-Finder Loupe for Panasonic EVA1 Camera

Zacuto Z-Finder Loupe for Panasonic EVA1 Camera

Zacuto Z-Finder Loupe for Panasonic EVA1 Camera

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Package Weight 1.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 7.2 x 3.8"
Z-Finder Loupe for Panasonic EVA1 Camera is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product Terrible documentation. This loupe is a great solution for the EVA1’s missing EVF. But there are no included directions and no online directions. Took me a bit to figure out how to install it without causing the LCD panel to sag. But once you get it set up correctly, it works like a charm. If you’re stumped on how to install, google up some images of it installed on the EVA1 and you should be able to figure it out. Does not require additional parts like the Zacuto top plate to work correctly.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Significant design problems I'll admit I have had a low opinion of Zacuto products for many years, having had several bad experiences with them.� But at the moment, this is the only option for a proper eyepiece for the EVA1. Design flaws:� 1-Weight.� It's heavy enough to tip the camera over onto its left side, even with a beefy Zeiss prime mounted on the body. 2-Diopter.� If you're nearsighted (virtually everyone over the age of 40), the diopter doesn't have the range to correct for your vision.� You have to clip one or two plastic spacers between the LCD and the eyepiece.� If you're significantly nearsighted (I use only a +1.75 strength on reading glasses), you have to install both spacers and crank the diopter all the way, and you'll just barely be able to focus well on the screen.� If your eyesight is worse than that, you're out of luck. 3-Design.� Overall design is clumsy and kludgy.� The clip that holds the LCD into the frame....doesn't.� It pops open all the time.� The clip that holds the hood/eyepiece against the frame is also a bit too easily unlocked accidentally.� It also is located on the hood, rather than on the rear frame, which means you need to use both hands to flip the hood up (unlike the one-handed operation of the FS7 hood).� The hood's hinges are also very loose--the hood just flops around like a dead fish once it's open.� Fortunately, those hinges can be tightened by the user. 4-Support.� Item comes with instructions on how to install the spacers for nearsighted users, but no other instructions.� If I had not previously seen the unit assembled and mounted on a camera, I would have been hard-pressed to figure it out.� Once you've snapped the hood into the frame, then realized you need the spacers, there are no instructions on how to remove the hood (it's MUCH harder than you'd expect).� Also, the instructions for how to remove the spacers are just plain wrong.� I spent 20 minutes trying to do it per their instructions before figuring out another way (which is infinitely easier than what they tell you to do). All in all, this is the only current workable (and overpriced) solution due to Panasonic's failure to provide a proper eyepiece.� But I can't recommend it except as a stopgap.� The moment anybody else makes a similar accessory, I will probably replace this.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect! I've used the z-loupe on Canon's 5D series of cameras, and this one for the EVA1 is even better. �Most importantly, it doesn't require power, which allows for a lighter and less complicated rig. �You give some resolution compared with the Gratical Eye, but you gain a lot in portability and efficiency. �As far as loupes go, this is the best you can get.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from robust but heavy and no instructions Good quality, but heavy and no instructions came with it.� Had to get info on connecting to camera by calling Zacuto. They were very helpful, but it would be good to have a diagram to show how to attach.� Not very intuitive.
Date published: 2017-12-16
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