Top 3 features of the new Zacuto Z-Finder EVF - Electronic view finder for your Canon 5D Mk II, 7D, T2i, Nikon D7000
It's hard to shoot pro video on a DSLR for the simple reason that the ergonomics don't accommodate a proper shooting style. Most shooters have invested in an optical view finder mounted to the LCD of their camera, but the results are still unbalanced. What we have needed, and wanted, was an electronic view finder similar to what is found on pro film and video cameras. This allows you to mount the camera off-set from the viewfinder, giving you better access to the lens, and positioning your cam over your shoulder for support. Existing camera rigs allow you to offset the camera from a shoulder mount to get your eye directly behind the cameras LCD, but this doesn’t fix the access to the lens. Your essentially stuck executing a reach around technique to pull focus. Also in this configuration there are no options for monitoring with a viewfinder from any direction other than directly behind the camera.
Today an industry leading camera accessory manufacturer Zacuto announced their latest product, the Z-Finder EVF. A 3.2” high resolution monitor that will be used in conjunction with their industry leading line of optical viewfinders called, Z-Finders. The incredibly robust and high quality Z-Finders will mount to the monitor in place of a permanent optical viewfinder.
Here are the specs so far