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Will I be able to use my Z-Finder EVF and Z-Finder EVF Pro
straight out of the box without buying anything else?
A: Yes, it will come with everything you need: a hotshoe ball mount,
rechargeable battery, battery charger, HDMI cable & case. You can
start shooting with it immediately. If you already own a Z-Finder Jr or
Pro, you can purchase the EVF snap or EVF Flip Up and be ready to
shoot straight out of the box.
Why is anti-fog so important?
A: When an EVF or optical viewfinder fogs up, game over. It becomes
unusable. Zacuto spent a lot of time coming up with our Zacuto anti-
fog formula. Z-Finder version 1 owners complained about fog more
than any other issue. Your normal body temperature is almost 100
degrees but the Z-finder optic will never reach that point. The human
body also naturally puts out a lot of moisture. These two factors com-
bined mean any optical viewfinder will fog. To eliminate the fog, you
need to separate yourself from the viewfinder to let the fog dissipate,
and then you can begin to shoot again. This is a huge problem when
doing shots over 30 seconds. You must have anti-fog to really have a
usable product. We rectified the problem with the anti-fog protective
covers. Our Z-finder Pro models come with two expendable anti-fog
protective covers included. All Zacuto version 1 Z-finders can easily
and inexpensively be upgraded to anti-fog with the addition of the anti-
fog protective upgrade kit.
Will this EVF have HD-SDI?
A: Not this version. We hope to make another version or converter with
HD-SDI later down the road. Adding HD-SDI does add cost and we
wanted to keep the cost as low as possible. Only a small majority
of users are interested in HD-SDI so it doesn’t make sense to have
everyone have to pay for a feature that most will not use. Since every
camera, including the new Sony F3, AG-AF100 and DSLR’s, has
HDMI we went that way. The future model or converter will allow you
to come in HDMI and cross convert to HD-SDI for output to an HD-SDI
monitor. It will also allow you to accept HD-SDI as an input.
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