I thought I might do something different today and review a one of my new items in my kit that I am very happy with. I am not aligned with any shops, nor am I sponsored by these shops.
The first item is my Zacuto View Finder which I bought about 6 months ago.
I am extremely happy with this purchase and with my fading eyes especially in glair conditions, I find it almost impossible to focus without the Zacuto View Finder. I was advised by my good mate Flembot to go for the stick on clip frame rather than the heavier and more cumbersome attachment you can buy that screws into the tripod mount at the bottom of your camera and I agree that the stick on type is the way to go.
The Zacuto View Finder then simply clips into place and lets no light in and you are away. I went for the x3 magnifier and there is the option for a x2.5 as well. I would stay with the x3 as it works very well.
With this attachment you can get your focus point exactly right and you can also review the shot taken very easily and scrutinise the histogram. When Stitching I tend to get my focus and exposure where I want with the Zacuto and then unclip to do the stitch.
The only negative I have found with the Zacuto is that the rubber attracts sand like flies to a honey pot for some reason. I have found though that after a sand dune shoot or something where the Loupe does get impregnated with sand, simply pull it apart and wash in soapy water and the sand comes off very easily.
Tomorrow I will review my new tripod and head…stay tuned!