The C300/500 Z-Finder is an optical viewfinder, specifically designed to attach to the Canon C300 and C500 cinema camera's LCD screen. This Z-Finder will magnify the LCD screen by 1.8x and has a diopter wheel for specific focus tuning. It cuts out any extraneous light and offers an initial point of stability by pressing your eye against the large eyecup. The Z-Finder includes 4 interchangeable anti-fog glass diopters, 0, +1, +2, and +3 so you can correct it to your vision right out of the box and then fine tune it with our red adjust wheel for perfect clarity. -1 and +4 diopters are available for purchase separately. An aluminum sun mask is built in to the Z-Finder to protect your LCD screen from sunlight.
The C300/C500 Z-Finder is attaches by using a foam padded sleeve that slides over the LCD screen of either the C300 or C500. The sleeve is secured into place with a bar clamp. It also includes a unique monitor lock clip to keep the LCD screen from moving forward when the Z-Finder is pressed against your eye.
If you'd like to move the detachable Canon LCD screen off to the side to better place it for your rig see our C300/C500 Z-Finder with Mounting Kit here.
The C300/C500 Z-Finder is only compatible with the Canon C300 and the Canon C500. It is not compatible with any other cameras or set ups.
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This is the same Zacuto viewfinder everyone knows and loves, but it was supposed to be redesigned to fit the unique size of the C100 screen. Unlike the other Z-finders, which have either a 2.5x or 3.0x magnification factor, this one is 1.8x. However, it still doesn't fully cover the screen, resulting in the image being cutoff slightly on the left and right side. Also, it ships with a worthless cord that is supposed to help support the weight of the Z-Finder, as the camera's screen will not stay up in any position other than completely down with it attached. However, it is much too elastic, and when you attach it, is immediately just stretches out and serves no real function. Really disappointing, Zacuto. With all that said, the viewfinder on the C100 is universally acknowledged as being completely unusable, so even with its flaws, this version of the Z-Finder is the only solution to being able to see what's going on with your C100.