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Run n Gun Bundle
Product ID : Z-RNGB
Price: $975.00
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This handy bundle includes the Marauder and a Z-Finder Pro with an adhesive frame for 3” LCDs. This is a great fit for cameras like the Canon XC-10, the Sony A7S, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, and many more! Check out the video (in the video tab) of Canon Professional Scott Winn with the Canon XC10 demonstrating the bundle.

The Marauder is the first of its kind, a foldable DSLR run’n’gun rig. It’s small enough to fit in your back pocket but when unfolded, it’s an extremely stable DSLR camera support. The Marauder unfolds instantly to fit you and is ready to shoot in seconds. It folds up just as fast and can then fit into any carry on, backpack, purse, camera bag or cargo pants pocket. The Marauder includes both a gunstock and an adjustable handgrip to create a small stable framework.

The Marauder includes our Gorilla Plate V2 as the platform for your camera. You can attach your Zacuto Z-Finder Mounting Frame to this Gorilla Plate V2. Attach your camera to the plate with the single ¼ 20 screw and quick release on and off the Marauder with the red quick release ratcheting lever. The Gorilla Plate can be attached at two different points. Keep the Marauder in a vertical position for use with a Zacuto Z-finder. This will give you the correct distance from your eye to the Z-Finder eyecup. Extend the Marauder via the red push lever to place the camera further away for use without a Z-Finder. This gives you a bit more distance to focus on the camera LCD.

The handgrip can be adjusted into five different positions for individual comfort and is locked with the release of the red lever. The grip itself also articulates and locks with red locking lever. Built into the Marauder is a gunstock with a comfy rubber pad. Adjust the angle and/or position of the gunstock with the two Allen screws to conform to your body size and shape.

The Marauder folds up by first quick releasing your camera off the rig. Then push the red push lever to snap the camera support arm down. Push down on the silver circular cap to flip the gunstock away and depress the paddle lever to tuck the handle in place next to the gunstock. Reverse to quickly get the Marauder ready to shoot! Please click on our video tab to watch a short video demonstrating the collapsible features of this kit.

The Z-Finder Pro 2.5x is an optical viewfinder that allows DSLR cameras to have the correct form factor for video. This Z-finder will magnify the LCD screen by 2.5x 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 Z-finder Pro 2.5x comes with a 40mm diameter Zacuto optical designed lens, anti-fog coated protective covers, and an adhesive frame for 3” LCD screens. (Zacuto A 3.2" version is available.) 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 Pro and extend the Z-Finder glass further away from the LCD screen for people who are farsighted.

The adhesive frame sticks directly to the body of your camera. To use, take the mounting frame and peel off the adhesive protection. Slowly bring the frame down to the LCD screen being careful to align the edges of the frame to the edges of the light LCD image. Make sure that the frame is aligned and square. Apply pressure with some weight such as a book for 24 hours to fully cure. After 24 hours the Z-Finder can snap on and off the frame.The Z-finder itself pops on and off the Z-finder Mounting frame.

PLEASE NOTE:

All Z-finder bodies are the same size and can fit on any of our frames. This Z-Finder Pro 2.5x comes with a 3” Adhesive Frame. That will fit any camera with a 3” screen like the Canon XC-10, 5D MII, 7D, T3i or the Nikon D3000 or D5100 or Sony A7S.

This Z-Finder Pro 2.5x package includes:

Z-Finder Pro loupe with 2.5x magnification and diopter Three (3) Extender Frames 3” Adhesive frame Lanyard and Lanyard Hook 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
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WARNING: The Z-finder is a magnifier and as such will magnify the sun and could damage the LCD screen if the sun is allowed to shine directly through the Z-finder lens. This is not a defect but a physical property. Caution should be taken to avoid direct sun light. Proper use of the included lens cap and sun mask will dramatically reduce but not eliminate risk.

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Reviewed by tria18
03/04/2016 - 04:50:46 PM
Run n Gun Bundle
Perfect rig for use on-the-go. Folds up very easy and is small enough to fit in my camera bag. Perfect for travel! It was money well spent and the quality of build is excellent. I'm happy I added it to my rig and would say it's a no brainer for anyone shooting DSLRs.
Reviewed by videowaale
10/05/2015 - 02:00:00 PM
Marauder is the king
I had the opportunity to use the run & gun bundle at a recent wedding.

I'll start with the Marauder which I'm a big fan of. A few reasons for my liking are:
- Less than 10s set-up time is never heard of in the gear industry
- The build quality is excellent. All the part are well machined and reliable - now you know why you're paying top dollars for this equipment. The high customizations on the grip handle position makes it suitable for all body frames. A BIG SHOUTOUT to the person who thought of the tool-less ratchet screw arrangement.
- Extremely high level of stability specially in the pan shots. Feels a bit heavy on the shoulders but that's what adds to the stability
- Allows me to sneak in really tight spots without too much distraction
- Makes me look more professional than a simple handheld shooting setup 8)

The only problem I faced was lack of access to the recording start/stop button (when compared to pure handheld shooting. I hold the marauder grip in my right hand & use the left for racking focus. I prefer to manage the camera battery & storage space effectively by stopping the recording when not needed.
It's more of a first world problem that can be resolved if the shooter is trained to rack focus with the right hand & hold the marauder grip with the left.


Using the Z-finder with the marauder is cherry on the cake - providing a 4th point of contact for extra stability.

I personally feel that it's an over-engineered piece of mechanical-optical equipment. Zacuto should think about simplifying this design and try to cut down the cost if possible. Forgive me that I'm comparing this to my Kamerar Viewfinder that does the job equally well, is 1/2 the weight, 1/3 the price and comes with a bigger viewfinder rubber cup that feels much more comfortable.


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