Zacuto Z-Finder EVF Pro (3.2")

Zacuto Z-Finder EVF Pro (3.2")

Zacuto Z-Finder EVF Pro (3.2")

B&H # ZAZFINDEEVFP MFR # Z-FIND-EVFP
Discontinued

Product Highlights

  • TFT LCD Display / Resolution - 800 x 480
  • Two HDMI Ports
  • EVF Flip Model / Optical Viewfinder
  • Anti-Fog Shield / Diopter Ring
  • Z-Finder Extender Frames
  • Zebra Stripes Feature / Focus Assist
  • Blue Only Option / Anamorphic Setting
  • Action Safe Markers
  • 3 Assignable Function Buttons
  • Black Sun Protection Disk Included
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  • 1Description

The Zacuto Z-Finder EVF Pro (3.2”) is an electronic view finder with a TFT LCD display and offers a resolution of 800 x 480 and 16.7M color. Consisting of an EVF Flip model and an optical viewfinder, the EVF Pro allows you to operate a DSLR or any other camera with an HDMI port, by offering an image as seen by the camera itself. Designed to be attached ‘in-line’ to your rod system, it aids in stable and efficient shooting, and ensures correct form factor for the video. The EVF can be used with all Z-Finder models and is compatible with virtually all cameras with an HDMI output, including the Canon C100/C300/C500, Sony FS100, Sony F3, Scarlet, Red One & Epic, Panasonic AG-AF100..



Featuring 180° flip-up mechanism, the optical viewfinder can turn over to one side, thereby allowing you to view the 3.2” monitor from a distance. The optical viewfinder with an eye-cup offers 2.5x zoom power and has an anti-fog shield for reducing fog. The built-in diopter ring comes as a help to users who use reading glasses (or far-sighted people) to adjust focusing, thereby offering a clear view. The Z-Finder Extender Frames allow you to further adjust the focal length of the Z-Finder by semi-permanently stacking the frames via a snap fit on to the skirt of the Z-Finder until the LCD screen is in focus for you. Users with high-powered reading glasses would find the extender frames useful.



Using the Zebra stripes feature, you can adjust the IRE level of displayed image. The Focus Assist sharpens the edges of the objects in focus. With the ‘Blue only’ option, you can view the blue channel and calibrate the monitor using SMPTE color bars. The anamorphic setting ’un-squeezes' the anamorphic image produced by the anamorphic lens for viewing in the EVF. It includes aspect ratio frame lines such as 1.33:1 (4×3), 1.66:1 (15×9), 1.78:1 (16×9), 1.85:1 (35mm theatrical), 2.35:1 (Cinemascope). You can refer to the ‘action safe markers’ to avoid cropping of critical parts of image.  A second HDMI port means you can also loop the image to another monitor.



The battery level indicator with selectable on/off display icon appears automatically when the battery power reaches 10% remaining. You can update your EVF firmware via a USB port. 3 assignable function buttons allow you to program up to 3 functions. Using Live Menu Preview, you can view changes during menu changes. The kit comes with a standard hot-shoe EVF mount, HDMI cable, rechargeable battery, battery charger, lens cloth and protection case.

Electronic viewfinder consists of a TFT LCD with battery, an EVF Flip model, and an optical viewfinder
TFT LCD offers a resolution of 800 x 480 and 16.7M colors
Allows you to operate the DSLR or any camera with an HDMI port, by offering an image as seen by the camera itself
Designed to be attached 'in-line' to your rod system, and offers stable and efficient shooting
Ensures correct form factor for the video shooting
Can be used with all Z-Finder models and is compatible with most cameras including the Panasonic AF-100 and the Sony F3
Optical viewfinder with 2.5x zoom can flip up 180°, thereby allowing you to directly refer the LCD from a distance
Anti-fog shield and diopter ring
Z-Finder Extender Frames - Useful for farsighted people or those who wear reading glasses; allow you to further adjust the focal length of the Z-Finder by semi-permanently stacking the frames via a snap fit on to the skirt of the Z-Finder until the LCD screen is in focus for you
Zebra stripes feature - you can adjust the IRE level of the captured image
Focus Assist - sharpens the edges of the objects that needs to be highlighted
Blue only option - allows you to view the blue channel only and is used for SMPTE color bars for monitor calibration
Anamorphic setting - un-squeezes the anamorphic image produced by the anamorphic lens for viewing in the EVF
Includes aspect ratio frame lines such as 1.33:1 (4×3), 1.66:1 (15×9), 1.78:1 (16×9), 1.85:1 (35mm theatrical), 2.35:1 (Cinemascope)
Action safe markers allow you to see that the critical parts of your image will not be cropped out in broadcast
Battery level indicator with selectable on/off display icon appears automatically when the battery power reaches 10% remaining
EVF firmware updatable via USB port
3 assignable function buttons - programmable for up to 3 functions
Live Menu Preview - view changes during menu changes
Comes with a standard hot-shoe EVF mount, HDMI cable, rechargeable battery, battery charger, lens cloth and protection case
CAUTION
Direct sunlight can burn spots onto the EVF screen. A black disk with a 16x9 mask cut out that will reduce the amount of light entering your EVF is supplied that helps to avoid this. It does not eliminate the sun 100% and there is still the potential to burn your screen, but it will help a great deal. Precaution must be taken, and the Z-Finder lens cap must be used at all times when the EVF is not in use. For current owners, please contact the manufacturer for a free protective disk
In the Box
Zacuto Z-Finder EVF Pro (3.2")
  • Standard Hotshoe EVF Mount
  • HDMI Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Lens Cloth
  • Protection Case
  • Black Sun Protective Disk
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    LCD Size - 32" TFT LCD IPS LED
    Resolution - 800 x 480
    Color - 16.7M
    Viewing angle - H 170 degrees V 170 degrees
    View area - 70.6 x 42.76
    Power Battery - 72.6 Canon LP-E6 or equivalent External - 12v power adapter
    Video Input Two HDMI ports - 480i / 480p / 576 i /720 p / 1080i
    Operating Temperature -4F to +158F / -20C to +70C -22F to +176F / -30C to +80C
    Power / Consumption 2.5W
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    Package Weight 2.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.9 x 7.1 x 4.2"
    Z-Finder EVF Pro (3.2") is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 36.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very helpful but not without flaws This electronic viewfinder is nice and rugged and offers a very nice picture quality, and helps to see clearly under strong sunlight or other challenging situations. It's also nice to articulate the finder in different ways for different shooting situations. I use it with my 5D and love the way the image fills the screen when you push the record button!The HDMI out is a an excellent feature for an external monitor for a director. But since this is and electronic device (and not an optical one), the picture gets kind of strobey in fast motion situations, in which case focus is tricky because it's hard to see. The sharpness is also good but to my eye is not as good as the camera's own LCD screen.
    Date published: 2011-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best for buck viewfinder I have found. Don't let the small size of this viewfinder fool you. There are many viewfinders that are 7, 8, 9 inches but the focus is tricky to nail down - To me that's the whole point to having a viewfinder - subjects stay in focus better. I needed this to do low angle shots of my subjects and to maintain my subjects in focus. It's also awesome because even though it's little, it has an output for HDMI so the director or focus puller can have their own viewfinder or monitor as well. I recommend this viewfinder to anyone that does videography with a DSLR. Like I said, best bang for buck if you're starting out and want more freedom with shot variety. Totally worth the $ spent.
    Date published: 2014-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp as a tack. After struggling to get absolute sharp focus on my 7monitor, especially in sunlight, I decided to try the Z-Finder Pro. After a little adustment to accomodate my glasses, the Z-Finder worked perfectly. No worries. The extra rig to extend the viewfinder from my Mark III on a tripod allowed me to change angles and heights easily. Z-Finder is also a must for shoulder mounts. Rather than depending on LCD screen you can now shoot on the move and have the freedom and confidence that even the most critical DOF will be perfect every time. Great product. Well constructed. Good demo videos. Works as promised.
    Date published: 2013-10-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liked it, returned it Like most Zacuto products, this thing is well made and pricey. I was planning on using it to allow me to use my C100 with a shoulder rig. The thing is I already had a TV Logic 5.6 monitor. So when I compared the two, I found that the TV Logic was much crisper for pulling critical focus for run and gun/cinema vrit shooting. But what made me decide to return it (one day after it arrived) was the fact that it is no clearer than the C100's so-so LCD screen. I recommend the TV Logic over this, or even the Zacuto C100 Z-finder Pro.
    Date published: 2014-12-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Z-Finder has a bit of Z-Lag Overall I like the Z-Finder. It's simple to use, the image is decent and it has a long battery life. I bought a second battery which I haven't needed to use yet. My only negative critique is the lag in the video. I bet it's because of the HDMI cable which is the only input option you have. It feels like it's 1 second behind. Which is ok for talking head interviews but it might be difficult if you do any handheld camera work or if you plan on doing some panning scenic shots (which is what I did. I used the evf to make sure focus was good then used the FS700's screen to do the actual panning. It's a solid 3 stars, would have given at least 4 if it wasn't for the lag.
    Date published: 2016-07-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the price This is a good EVF for the price. Focus peaking, zebras, and focus magnification are the three functions I use the most and keep programmed to the F buttons on it. The first one I received had a screw that was loose, but B&H's great customer service was quick to help me replace it with a new one. The battery life is decent, and 800x480 is sharper than it sounds on such a small screen. I did not expect this to be so large - it definitely takes up a lot of room on my rig.
    Date published: 2015-09-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just about essential If you shoot DSLR you got to have it! What you shoot MUST be in focus! Or lets put it in another way, you have to have certainty about where you are focusing! If you are not using a 7, a 9 or more monitor and need the light weight, compactness, to move around, this is it! Can't think of anything else that does the job so well. The biggest problem with the Z-finder by itself, is that it is mounted on the back of the camera built in monitor and it restrict a lot where you can position the camera to shoot. But with the EVF + Z-finder mounted on an arm you can literally put the camera on the ground and look straight down, or high up. The built quality is typical Zacuto and you can shoot all day on one battery! Great stuff...
    Date published: 2012-02-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Product I saw the reviews prior to purchasing this product and as usual, I always have hesitations on trusting them. Now having used the product, I'm reassured by the results and the reviews were right on. The only con; It's sometimes a little hard to attach the battery. It takes a little more pressure than I would think it should. I hope it does not affect the power contacts with the device... remains to be seen.
    Date published: 2014-03-14
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