FS5 Z-Finder

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FS5 Z-Finder
Product ID : Z-FIND-FS5
Price: $595.00
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The Zacuto FS5 Z-Finder is specifically designed to suit the shape and size of the monitor included with the Sony FS5 and FS5 Mark II. The FS5 Z-Finder comes with a flip up frame designed to slide onto the FS5 LCD and lock securely in place. The Zacuto Z-Finder will pop on and off the frame for quick shooting. The red lever at the bottom of the frame allows you to quickly flip the Z-Finder up without removing it from the frame. If a producer/client/director etc. wants to see into the viewfinder, you can flip it open instead of having to adjust so they can get their eye to the loupe. You can also pop off the Z-Finder and use the FS5 LCD as a monitor.

This Z-finder will magnify the LCD screen by 2x and has a diopter for specific focus tuning. It cuts out any extraneous light and offers an initial point of stability by pressing your eye against our comfy, large eyecup. The FS5 Z-finder comes with a 40mm diameter Zacuto optical designed lens, anti-fog coated protective covers, and the mounting system designed specifically for the FS5 LCD. The diopter allows you to dial in the focus to match your eye. If you need extra focal points you can use the included Z-Finder Extender Frames. These are semi-permanent stackable frames that attach to the body of the Z-Finder and extend the Z-Finder glass further away from the LCD screen for people who are farsighted. The diopter range with the included lens and extender frames is -4.0 to 0.0.

If you need more adjustment than the Extender Frames provide, you can add drop in diopters for further diopter adjustment. The interchangeable anti-fog glass diopters, -1, +1, +2, +3 and +4, correct the focus to your vision for perfect clarity. An aluminum sun mask is built in to the Z-Finder to protect your LCD screen from sunlight. Drop in diopters install underneath this aluminum sun mask.

The included FS5 Mounting Bracket mounts the Z-Finder in place for shoulder mounted shooting. This includes a locking lever which screws into the flip frame to hold the LCD securely in place. The Mounting Bracket attaches to either the Sony adapter or any 15mm rod. You can attach a 15mm rod to the top of the camera by getting the FS5 Top Plate . Alternately, you can get the Axis Mini for FS5 which allows for a wider range of adjustment. You can find the FS5 Z-finder with the Axis Mini here: .

Includes:
FS5 Z-Finder loupe with 2x magnification and diopter wheel
Two (2) Extender Frames
FS5 flip up mounting frame
FS5 Mounting Bracket
Lens Cap, Sun Mask, and protective boot
Z-Finder Dust Cover
One installed and one additional Anti-Fog disc. This also acts as a lens protector and is expendable. More can be purchased here.

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. Using the Zacuto Z-Finder shortens the length of the overall FS7 “viewfinder” helping to achieve balance and comfort. Read directions to learn more.

Please note: the FS5 Z-Finder is specifically designed for the Sony FS5 and will not work on any other camera.

Zacuto products are proudly made in the USA and non-electronic products have a lifetime warranty.

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Reviewed by socs
03/26/2016 - 10:59:01 PM
very nice
I have the zacuto rig for the fs5.

Here's a quick review and something I shot today using it. This was all shot with the rig and no tripod. You can get an idea for the movement while it's shoulder mounted.
https://vimeo.com/160484690

The good things:
The z-finder is top notch. A+
The shoulder pad, etc... A+

Minor things:
With a heavy lens like the xeen cinema lens, etc it's hard to move it back enough because the fs5 is so short so it will move the evf etc back too far atleast for me. Might
need a counter weight like a vmount battery, etc to be perfectly balanced for a heavy lens.
Not sure it's enough forward over the rails for a follow focus with certain lenses when it's balanced. Matte box too. Think it's not a big issue but still playing with it.

overall I'm very glad I have it as I don't need to bring a tripod (I'm the tripod).
Reviewed by mrianwebb
mrianwebb bought "FS5 Z-Finder" on our website
03/10/2016 - 09:22:11 PM
I can see clearly now...
I just received this item and I must say, Zacuto never fails to deliver on quality.
My LCD now plays two roles, monitor and viewfinder. I LOVE the fact I can swing it away with one click. The magnification is PERFECT.
I've only been using this for a day and I can't figure out how I lived without it.
Beautiful, solid craftsmanship.

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