Zacuto GH3/GH4 Z-Finder Pro Optical Viewfinder

Zacuto GH3/GH4 Z-Finder Pro Optical Viewfinder

Zacuto GH3/GH4 Z-Finder Pro Optical Viewfinder

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Product Highlights

  • Dedicated Optical Viewfinder for GH3/GH4
  • Stable Viewing for Video Composition
  • 2.5x Magnification
  • 40mm Diameter Zacuto Lens
  • Built-In Diopter
  • Lightproof Eyecup
  • 15mm Rod Port in Gorilla Plate
  • Extender Frames and Anti-fog Discs
  • Lens Cap, Sun Mask, Dust Cover, Lanyard
  • Made in U.S.A.
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  • 1Description

The GH3/GH4 Z-Finder Pro Optical Viewfinder from Zacuto attaches to the Panasonic GH3 and GH4 cameras and provides a large, stable, eye-level viewer designed for shooting video. Its large eye cup blocks out extraneous light and offers a comfortable point of stability. The viewfinder has a 40mm diameter Zacuto lens and provides a 2.5x magnification of the camera's LCD monitor. The lens has an anti-fog protective cover and a built-in diopter for fine tuning the focus to match your eyesight.

The Z-Finder Pro attaches to the GH3/GH4 via the included Gorilla Plate V2 and the Z-Finder Mounting Frame for the GH3/GH4. It will not fit other cameras nor will it work on the cameras with a battery grip attached or with the LCD screen articulated. The frame has a rubber coating to protect the LCD as well as to provide a firm seal with the camera. The Gorilla Plate V2 attaches to the camera's tripod socket with a 1/4"-20 screw and offers a 15mm rod port. The Z-Finder Pro can be detached from the frame easily and hung around your neck on the included lanyard.

Three additional extender mounting frames are included to extend the distance between the viewfinder's lens and the camera's LCD monitor. This is intended for use by farsighted users as the increased distance will bring the image into focus. Also included is one installed and one additional anti-fog disc, a dust cover, lens cap, sun mask, protective boot, and lanyard.

If you already own a Z-Finder Pro or Z-Finder Jr, you can use it with the GH3/GH4; however, you do need the Gorilla Plate V2 and the Z-Finder Mounting Frame for GH3/GH4, available here.

Optical viewfinder for GH3 and GH4 cameras with a form factor designed to enable clear, stable video shooting.
40mm diameter lens provides 2.5x magnification of the camera's LCD screen
Built-in diopter
Includes Z-Finder Mounting Frame for GH3/GH4 and Gorilla Plate V2 that attach to camera via tripod mount. Gorilla Plate includes a 15mm rod port, and the Mounting Frame provides rubber seal to protect LCD and fit snugly to camera back
Includes three extender plates to provide focusing for farsighter viewers
Includes lanyard to hang Z-Finder Pro around your neck when not attached to camera.
Includes two anti-fog protective discs (one installed, one additional)
Also includes lens cap, sun mask, dust cover, and protective boot
UPC: 741459185718
In the Box
Zacuto GH3/GH4 Z-Finder Pro Optical Viewfinder
  • GH3 Z-Finder Frame Kit
  • 3 x Z-Finder Extender Frames
  • Lanyard w/Lanyard Hook for Z-Finder
  • Z-Finder 16 x 9 Sun Mask
  • Z-Finder Dust Cover
  • 2 x Anti-fog Discs
  • Lens Cap
  • Protective Boot
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Zacuto Z-FIND-GH3 specs

    Material of Construction Viewfinder: Plastic

    Plate and Frame: Aluminum Alloy

    Magnification 2.5x
    Lens Diameter 40mm
    Dimensions 2.7 x 1.8" (68 x 45 mm)
    Weight 9.6 oz (272 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 7.0 x 3.7"

    Zacuto Z-FIND-GH3 reviews

    GH3/GH4 Z-Finder Pro Optical Viewfinder is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Extra focusing help that I need I don't trust my vision on these little monitors, and this is an affordable way to keep video in focus. Downside: Zacuto has not tested this on the GH4 with a Metabones Speedbooster. The Z-Finder will not fit the GH4-Speedbooster rig!!!
    Date published: 2015-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice for run and gun Got this to help with focusing and to add stabilization while shooting handheld. Well constructed. A little heavy with the plate, but not too bad. Took me awhile to get it to line up properly (the instructions didn't really help), but once I got it right, it works great.
    Date published: 2013-07-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well but takes time to adjust The viewfinder works well on the GH3 but the instructions leave a lot to be desired - they need to be more descriptive and proscriptive concerning adjustment etc. Otherwise, good product.
    Date published: 2013-07-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very High Quality I've been using the LCDVF version of viewfinder for many years on my Canon DSLR's as well as on my GH4. It's worked great but it's held on by the magnetized frame. I recently purchased a 2nd GH4 and decided I should step up to this Z-Finder. It was easy to mount and line up and it is excellent quality. I did add 1 of the extensions because it mounts very close to the eye piece of the GH4 & by doing so it added a large enough gap to mount easier. My only complaint is that once it's snapped in place, it is a bit difficult to remove. The best way I have found to remove it is to squeeze it from the bottom and that helps release it. That's not an issue that should prevent you from using it though because it really is a high end product.
    Date published: 2015-01-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from very Pricey It's a good product - it's basically a magnifier that attaches to your camera and has a diopter adjustment. But I have to point out - What earth shaking difference can this particular product make to a production, considering its high price, than other (upto 8-9x less expensive) similar or identical products available in the market, that can well serve the same purpose. Zacuto should respect the intelligence of consumers more in its pricing of products.
    Date published: 2015-09-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have for Film Making What can I say...Zacuto makes the best products for film makers and professionals. The Z finder works flawlessly with the new GH4 and is critical for stability and accurate focus. There is a little bulk to it, but I don't see any alternatives that work half as well. Zacuto products aren't cheap, but they are worth the money. They never fail and are solid as a rock. I'd highly recommend the Z finder and I'd buy it again in a flash.
    Date published: 2014-05-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dont Settle For Anything Less Simple the best out there. For the price, it should be. It's well built and very secure not like magnetized ones that come off all the time. The zfinder stays in place. Maybe the only downside is that its so secure its tough to pop out. I usually just unscrew it from the base when I need to flip the screen of my GH3. Either that or use an external monotor.
    Date published: 2014-09-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong, reliable, professionnal I use it for my Panasonic GH4. I'm impressed by the overall quality. It's exactly what I needed for my camera.Take care with the extensions, go and install one by one, and check if it's ok with your vision, because it's quite hard to deassemble those extensions after.
    Date published: 2014-09-02
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