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Product ID : Z-TRN
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The Tornado grip connects to the Zacuto Z-Drive (not included) follow focus via a standard whip port. Due to the unique 60 degree curved shape of the Z-Drive and the comfortable horn shape of the Tornado grip, these products combine to create a unique mechanical follow focus handgrip perfect for single operator shoulder mounted work. This is particularly useful in Zacuto Recoil style setups where the camera is directly over your shoulder. The curve in the Z-Drive brings focusing forward so you can reach it comfortably and the Tornado attachment completes the setup.

Slide the Tornado grip into the Z-Drive whip port by pushing down on the round plunger and pushing the Tornado into the port. Once you release this plunger it will be securely attached. Grab the horn handle with your bottom three fingers, placing your forefinger and thumb on the scalloped focus wheel. Turn your whole hand to focus. For lenses with a large focus rotation, release your thumb and forefinger, ratchet your wrist back and grab the scalloped wheel once again for more range.

This unique Zacuto twist on the traditional follow focus and whip set up is perfectly engineered for use with a Recoil kit.

Looking for a full handle kit? We offer the Z-Drive and Tornado together with a single handgrip in our Recoil Handgrip Kit.

Product Reviews

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Reviewed by professor.z
12/24/2014 - 04:56:58 PM
It's about time!
Wow this thing is amazing!!!!!! Why didn't anybody think of this before?! It has totally refined my DSLR shooting with my Scorpion as I can now freely move about and follow focus without letting go of my handgrip. It is really comfortable and easy to use. It works great!
The only thing is when I set my Scorpion down on the ground this grip pushes up into my lens dislodging it a little bit. I have resorted to keeping my two regular hand grips on the front of the Scorpion, with the tornado further up front,so I can put the whole rig down the ground when I'm not shooting. But it's not a big deal when you consider how much this grip will help your shooting! An amazing invention! Brilliant you guys!
Reviewed by LCPCANADA
10/28/2016 - 05:07:19 PM
Perfect fit for the Recoil Rig
I recently began using an Indie Recoil rig with a Gratical EVF and love the additional of this Tornado and Z Drive. I use this with my Sony A7S and Rokinon Cinema lenses and focusing is a breeze! Definitely recommend buying one.
07/08/2015 - 08:09:31 AM
Prefect fit
The Tornado fits in your hand perfectly. Smooth operation with just the right amount of effort. The quality of this 9and all Zacuto products) is top notch. Great for keeping you hand out in front of you. A must have with the Z-Drive
Reviewed by mliu1983
06/30/2015 - 09:23:58 PM
A must have if you own a z-drive
Even though this is technically an extension to the z-drive, it really is a must have. The z-drive works without it but it shines when paired with this. You get comfortable grips and the ability to ratchet the focus (can focus past a single turn without wobbling).
Reviewed by Elemeknow
Elemeknow bought "Tornado" on our website
06/03/2015 - 04:12:22 PM
Extremely well thought out and well built!
The tornado allows you to do things no order grip I've ever used can. You can literally stabilize your shot and pull focus with one hand. Angling the end to support your hand is amazing, but what's even better is when you pull focus with the most gentle twist of your wrist.

If you have a next gen rig and a Z-drive, this little baby right here will complete the package. No more focus issues while shooting on your shoulder, shots will be stabilized, and it seriously is built to last a generation.

Reviewed by Realprod
02/17/2015 - 12:36:04 PM
Really well built and great for supporting your camera and controlling your focus. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Jasongareth
01/18/2016 - 01:30:34 AM
Needed for that balance
A solid build and intuitive thinking puts the Tornado high up on my list. I use it with the FS7 rig and its a huge help taking the weight off my right arm as well as adding stability from my palm while i pull focus with my fingers in the same hand!Recommended if you are using any 'on the shoulder' rigs with a Z-drive.

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