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    Hello Community,

    I am looking for a quality solution for an EVF Mount on my EVA_1. I am trying to avoid purchasing the $300 Zacuto Mount.

    However, I am stilll buying the Zacuto Z-Finder.

    Anyone have any thoughts on this item?
    https://www.amazon.com/SmallRig-Stan.../dp/B00X79NJWW

    Should I just bite the bullet? Advise appreciated.


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    That could work but you would need to add a side-facing vertical NATO rail to the top of the camera, so that would mean a bunch of additional pieces.
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    Maybe that part is enough in addition:
    http://www.smallrig.com/smallrig-saf...lamp-1856.html

    To fix it to the rod-extension at the plastic handle.

    Be aware that the Zacuto part used 1/4 inch screws.

    And if required in addition to the included parts maybe such a part:
    http://www.smallrig.com/smallrig-son...pter-1831.html
    That fits also to the EVA1.

    More complex solutions would include top-plates and nato rails. Depends on your overall needs.
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    WSCHMID, from the two above links, the clamp adapter is all I'd really need to support a Zacuto EVF on my lcd. And the NATO rail would be additional, allowing me to adjust the EVF forward and backward?

    I would be pumped if I really only needed these two parts!


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    Quote Originally Posted by averywrubleski View Post
    Hello Community,

    I am looking for a quality solution for an EVF Mount on my EVA_1. I am trying to avoid purchasing the $300 Zacuto Mount.

    However, I am stilll buying the Zacuto Z-Finder.

    Anyone have any thoughts on this item?
    https://www.amazon.com/SmallRig-Stan.../dp/B00X79NJWW

    Should I just bite the bullet? Advise appreciated.
    The Z finder for EVA1 comes with a mount.
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    That is music to my ears! Thanks Noel.


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    You don't need to spend big bucks on accessories. It's extremely easy to buy a piece of 2" aluminum channel at any hardware store and cut it to fit, then drill it to mount on the three 1/4-20 holes on the top of the camera. Then attach an inexpensive rosette block from SmallRig anywhere along that channel. I did it with a hacksaw, files and a drill in about ten minutes. Total cost about $45. Add a SmallRig Arri rosette extension for about another $60 so you can place it anywhere you want.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    You don't need to spend big bucks on accessories. It's extremely easy to buy a piece of 2" aluminum channel at any hardware store and cut it to fit, then drill it to mount on the three 1/4-20 holes on the top of the camera. Then attach an inexpensive rosette block from SmallRig anywhere along that channel. I did it with a hacksaw, files and a drill in about ten minutes. Total cost about $45. Add a SmallRig Arri rosette extension for about another $60 so you can place it anywhere you want.
    Pictures?


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    Key thing with your EVF mount is to make sure it's strong, solid, steady, secure. Make sure it takes the pressure off the LCD screen itself too.

    You'll be pressing your eye/face into to add a stability point.

    Zacuto is quality and works. I also find their z-mount overly clunky, and over priced. But whatever. I have it and it works. But I can't imagine you couldn't do something just as well otherwise. Again, just make sure of the above points and you'll be good.


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    Sorry I haven’t replied with a picture, I’ve been busy on two jobs and dealing with a lot of stress. I’ll try to upload a picture in a day or two...

    But it’s pretty simple to cut aluminum with a hacksaw, I cut the upright section from the back to about two inches from the front, then cut up from there. I drilled two holes for the SmallRig rosette assembly, mounted and marked the perimeter, then shaped it with files.

    The I cut the base about an inch wide (I’m guessing at dimensions, it was a while ago) . After shaping it with files to look right, I drilled the three holes to mount it to the camera.

    I’m not a machinist, just a duffer with handtools, but after painting it black it looks like part of the camera ...


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