The good folks at Zacuto manufacture a wide range of filmmaking accessories. If you work with a DSLR, do yourself a favor and get to know their Z-Finder. (Z-Finder Pro pictured above)
When shooting video on a DSLR camera, you’re normally forced to use the LCD screen to frame and focus. Add some camera movement and/or glare and those jobs get way harder than they need to be.
The Zacuto Z-Finders help make your DSLR the right tool for the right job. Z-Finders add stability to your shoot, cut out any extraneous light, and offer multiple mounting and magnification options. As one happy Z-Finder user put it “When Z-Finder is attached, the magnification is just right in order to get a very accurate focus, while being able to see without any issues in the sun.”
Z-Finders are compatible with a wide range of Canon, Nikon, Sony and Panasonic DSLR’s. (See the Z-Finder Pro mounted on a Canon below)
Zacuto was one of the first companies to recognize the DSLR as a revolutionary game changer in video production, and they continue to strive to set the standard for camera and production accessories. If you’re a professional shooter (or just a weekend camera geek) make sure to check out more of their fine products at the Zacuto USA Store.