Zacuto is having a big 7-day clearance sale starting today, offering significant discounts and even gift cards.
Starting today and until July 5th, Zacuto is holding a massive clearance sale of their discontinued and B-stock inventory, with some of their products getting as much as a 60% price drop. So, if you’ve always wanted to get some of those very popular Zacuto accessories but have held back due to the premium prices, then this is your lucky week!
To sweeten the deal even further, Zacuto is even throwing in a $100 Gift Card to use in August if you spend over $500 during the sale.
Here are some of the sorts of items you can find on sale:
Whether you shoot on a DSLR or higher-end cameras, EVFs can be a great addition to your rig as they allow you to position your camera on your shoulder while still being able to monitor the image, often giving you a better image quality than what cameras offer out of the box. The offerings from Zacuto are popular options, but are often beyond the budget of beginner filmmakers.
The Zacuto Z-finder EVF Pro, for example, is a 3.2” LCD monitor with flip-up loupe, and offers many exposure and focus assist tools. It is compatible will all cameras with an HDMI output, and is powered by common Canon LP-E6 batteries. With a 50% discount on the demo Zacuto Z-finder EVF Pro bringing it from $1,000 to only $500, this may be your chance to hop on the EVF bandwagon.
Alternatively, if you are looking for something a bit more high-end, the Lemo-powered, SDI-only Zacuto Gratical Eye may be for you. Offering amazing image quality with true blacks and great sharpness thanks to its OLED display, as well as LUT support and multiple assist tools, this is truly a professional solution for your monitoring needs. You can read all about it in our hands-on review HERE. The demo Zacuto Gratical Eye is down to $1,365 from $1,950.
Possibly the kind of accessory for which the brand is best known, Zacuto shoulder rigs are synonymous with quality and a modular, functional design. The Recoil series, for example, is built around the concept of keeping your camera always balanced on your shoulder, regardless of your configuration. Whether you decide to change between heavy cine lenses or small Micro Four-Thirds glass, or decide to add a big battery solution to the back of your camera, the Recoil system allows you to easily move the camera back and forth to compensate for the weight shift and achieve perfect balance for more stability and comfort.
At the heart of the Recoil system is the Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate, which gives you a comfortable shoulder pad, removable 15mm rod support, a VCT tripod plate, a rosette, plenty of 1/4″-20 accessory mounts, and a sliding plate that gives you the ability to adjust the exact position of your camera. The demo Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate is $390 down from $650, and is the perfect starting point from which to build your own shoulder rig.
The following taylor-made Recoil Rigs for specific cameras are also on sale:
Sony FS7 Recoil Rig: $600 down from $1,200.
Cine Mini EVF Recoil Rig: For cameras with a top handle like the Panasonic DVX200 or Blackmagic Design URSA Mini. $617.50 down from $900.
Sony FS5 Recoil Rig: Includes Grip Relocator and Top Plate. $750 down from $1,350.
These are only a few of the discounted items, with plenty of offers on smaller accessories like rods, handles and accessory mounts, so make sure you head over to their Clearance Sale page to grab a bargain!
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