Zacuto USA Releases New Version of DSLR Optical Viewfinder

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Mon, 10/12/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Embracing the wave of the growing popularity of DSLR cameras Zacuto has introduced the Z-Finder V2 an optical viewfinder that allows DSLR cameras to have the correct form factor for video. Additional features of the Z-Finder includes: 3x focusable magnification Schneider optics a 40mm diameter lens an adjustable (left or right) eye-cup preventing extraneous light leakage and most importantly a field of view perfectly matched to LCD screen sizes of many DSLR cameras such as: Canon 5DMKII Canon 7D Panasonic GH1 Nikon D300 Nikon D5000 and Pentex 7D.   This Z-finder is awesome. I am using it in Lima Peru right now and am so glad I purchased it. I had a Hoodman but the quality of this is amazing and the eye cup is truly spectacular says W. Ashley Maddox DP/director of Wam Pictures.  

Since the DSLR viewfinder is critical for precision focus on shallow depth-of-field cameras Zacuto's product designers and engineers created an extremely fine focus wheel to achieve exact focus. Robert Primes ASC agrees The Z-finder V2 is a magnificent upgrade and sharp as a tack across the whole image.  The focus gearing was accurate frictionless and backlash free. Zacuto