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Zacuto Sony FX6 Z-Finder Recoil Pro

BH #ZAZSX6ZRP2 • MFR #Z-SX6ZR-P2
Key Features
  • Balances Camera over Shoulder
  • Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate
  • Zacuto Z-Finder
  • Axis Micro and Fluid Rosette Joint
The Zacuto Sony FX6 Z-Finder Recoil Pro is designed to outfit your FX6 camera for comfortable handheld shooting using the Z-Finder eyepiece. This allows you to set the balance point of your rig directly over your shoulder and shoot film- or ENG-style with your camera. The components work together providing support, control, adjustable balance, and accessory mounting that doesn't stress your camera's body. The Recoil Pro setup allows you to quickly rebalance for different lenses or accessories to help prevent fatigue while creating smooth handheld shots.
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Zacuto Z-SX6ZR-P2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate
  • 3Zacuto Trigger Grip for Sony FS5 & FX6
  • 4Zacuto Sony FX6 Z-Finder
  • 5Zacuto Sony FX6 Top Plate
  • 6Zacuto Sony FX6 Handle Mount

The Zacuto Sony FX6 Z-Finder Recoil Pro is designed to outfit your FX6 camera for comfortable handheld shooting using the Z-Finder eyepiece. This allows you to set the balance point of your rig directly over your shoulder and shoot film- or ENG-style with your camera. The components work together providing support, control, adjustable balance, and accessory mounting that doesn't stress your camera's body. The Recoil Pro setup allows you to quickly rebalance for different lenses or accessories to help prevent fatigue while creating smooth handheld shots.

The included Z-Finder slides onto the Sony LCD and provides 2.5x magnification of the LCD for a larger, clearer image with diopter adjustment. The included Axis Micro and Fluid Rosette Joint allow you to adjust the angle of the Z-Finder. The VCT Pro is a padded shoulder support that mounts onto a VCT plate for quick tripod mounting and unmounting. It features a forward/back adjustable camera mounting plate, 15mm LWS rod clamps, rods, and an ARRI rosette. The included rosette trigger grip attaches to the rosette on the VCT Pro, and it allows you to move the Sony handgrip that came with your camera forward and off the camera, for better balance, while maintaining the electronic control over your camera with the included 13.5" long LANC cable. The top plate and handle mount allow you to mount additional accessories on your camera via 1/4"-20, 3/8"-16, and ARRI-style accessory mounting holes, or optional 15mm rods.

Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate

With built-in ergonomic shoulder pad, 10" sliding track, extra space for accessories in front, VCT14-compatible V-wedge, red buttons and levers all around, and much more, this is the stylish VCT Pro Baseplate from Zacuto. Use it with all types of cameras, from DSLRs to larger models, like the Alexa.

A section of the baseplate extends out beyond the 15mm LWS rod adapter in front. With the rod adapter thus set back, you have additional space to mount accessories under the camera lens, allowing you to position the camera further back on the plate, keeping the balance point of your rig directly over your shoulder. (The rod adapter is vertically adjustable 1", and has to be in a raised position to allow for accessories to be mounted in the additional space. Also, a 1.8" riser for the rod adapter is optionally available for RED cameras by special order from Zacuto.) Also, on the bottom of the section that protrudes out is where the V-wedge is. There is also a 15mm LWS rod adapter on the rear.

The VCT Pro Baseplate features a 10" sliding track, providing the space to optimally adjust balance after every lens change. Moreover, the included red camera plate can be loosened by a spring-loaded lever instead of a screw, so you can make adjustments quickly and easily. To fully release and remove the plate (and camera), just press a red button on the side of the baseplate and slide the plate out. The rod ports also have spring-loaded levers.

An ARRI M6 rosette is available on the front for attaching accessories and grips, and there are also three 1/4"-20 threaded holes on the side providing additional mounting options. 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 tripod mount holes are available on the bottom to use instead of the V-wedge. The shoulder pad runs pretty much along the entire length as well as width of the baseplate, and is made of gel polymer. Two 6.5" 15mm rods are included. One 1/4"-20 and one 3/8"-16 screw are supplied for the camera plate. The VCT Pro Baseplate is made in the USA.

Key Features
  • Front rod adapter is set far back, providing more space for accessories, and allowing the camera to be positioned further back for better balance
  • 10" sliding track (with spring-loaded lever) for balance adjustment after lens changes
  • VCT14-compatible V-wedge
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 tripod mount holes
  • Ergonomic gel polymer shoulder pad
  • 15mm LWS rod adapter on the rear
  • Front rod adapter is vertically adjustable 1"; optional 1.8" riser available from Zacuto for RED cameras
  • ARRI M6 rosette
  • Three 1/4"-20 threaded holes for accessories
  • Includes two 6.5" 15mm rods
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screws supplied
  • Made in the USA
Zacuto Trigger Grip for Sony FS5 & FX6

The Trigger Grip for Sony FS5 & FX6 from Zacuto is an adjustable relocator for the camera grip of the Sony FS5 or FX6 camera. It's designed to attach to camera supports offering an ARRI-standard rosette, including the Zacuto VCT Pro baseplate. The entire unit can be rotated a full 360° at the quick press of a lever with no need to unscrew a knob or lever as with standard handgrips, and it can also be adjusted in length by loosening another lever.

Zacuto Sony FX6 Z-Finder

The Z-Finder for Sony FX6 from Zacuto is an optical viewfinder that uses 2.5x magnification to turn the camera's LCD monitor into a clear, easy-to-focus viewfinder. Designed specifically for use with the Sony FX6 LCD screen, the Z-Finder features a flip-up design and a diopter wheel for focusing the finder to suit the individual user's eyesight. It includes two extender frames for farsighted use and can be used with separately available drop-in diopters for further correction. This finder's large, lightproof eyecup also increases the stability of handheld footage by adding a point of contact between the camera and the user's eye.

A built-in aluminum sun mask on the Z-Finder protects the LCD screen from sunlight. The included Z-FRM-FX6 mounting bracket attaches to the Sony 15mm rod mount. The viewfinder has an Anti-Fog disc installed to keep the view clear in humid or cold conditions, and it also includes an additional disc.

Note:
WARNING: 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.
  • Dedicated optical viewfinder for Sony FX6
  • Flips up 140° to view the LCD from a distance
  • Focusing diopter and two frame extenders
  • -4 to 0 diopter range with included extenders
  • Use with separately available frames for greater correction
  • Built-in aluminum sun mask
  • Two anti-fog disks
  • Lens cap and dust cover included
Zacuto Sony FX6 Top Plate

Designed for attaching accessories, the cheese plate-style Sony FX6 Top Plate from Zacuto can be used with or without the original Sony handle mounted on your camera. It provides a NATO/Z-Rail, two 15mm rod supports, and multiple 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 ARRI-style accessory threads. Use the rail to attach accessories like a monitor arm and use the 15mm brackets to support rod-mounted lens motors.

Versatile Accessory Mounting
  • Multiple 1/4"-20 threads
  • Multiple 3/8"-16 anti-twist threads
  • NATO/Z-Rail
Top Cheese Plate
Works with or without the original Sony top handle
Zacuto Sony FX6 Handle Mount

The Zacuto Sony FX6 Handle Mount screws into the handle unit of the camera and provides a 15mm rod port for attaching a 15mm EVF mount, such as the Zacuto Axis Micro or Mini. It screws into the handle tool-free and sturdy, and it positions at a 45° angle. The rod port is secured via a lever, also tool-free.

Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate Specs

Support Type
Shoulder Support
Grip Type
No
Camera Compatibility
Universal
Mounting
Rod Standard
15 mm LWS / 60 mm Spacing
Included Rods
2x 6.5" / 16.5 cm 15 mm Rod
Accessory Mounting
Side
3x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
Camera Mounting
Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Male Screw, 3/8"-16 Male Screw
Tripod Mounting
1/4"-20 Female Thread, 3/8"-16 Female Thread, VCT-14
Rod Ports
2x 15 mm Rod Port
Rosettes
Side
1x ARRI Rosette w/ M6 Female Thread
General
Dimensions
14.25 x 4.25 x 2" / 36.2 x 10.8 x 5 cm (with Rods)
Weight
2.1 lb / 0.96 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.81 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.8 x 8 x 3.7"

Zacuto Trigger Grip for Sony FS5 & FX6 Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.905 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.75 x 5.5 x 2.3"

Zacuto Sony FX6 Z-Finder Specs

Magnification
2.5x
Diopter Range
-4 to 0 Using Included Extender Frames
Dimensions and Weight
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.69 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.8 x 7.2 x 3.8"

Zacuto Sony FX6 Top Plate Specs

Accessory Mounting Threads
Multiple 1/4"-20
Multiple Anti-Twist 3/8"-16
Rail Type
1 x NATO/Zacuto Z-Rail
Dimensions
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.415 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.4 x 4.15 x 2.1"

Zacuto Sony FX6 Handle Mount Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.115 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.4 x 2.9 x 1"

Zacuto Z-SX6ZR-P2 Reviews

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Does this unit use the FX6 lcd screen? Or a ...

Does this unit use the FX6 lcd screen? Or a Zacuto evf?
Asked by: chuck
it uses the sony LCD screen
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2021-02-08

Is the handle that I see on the picture belong to ...

Is the handle that I see on the picture belong to the camra? I don't see any cable that link it to the camera, is it normal?
Asked by: Yvon
Yes, the side handle you see in the image provided with the Zacuto Sony FX6 Z-Finder Recoil Pro is included with the Sony FX6 Full-Frame Cinema Camera (Body Only). Although it is not shown in the image, a 13.5" LANC cable is included with the rig to connect the side handle to the camera.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2023-06-16
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