The Zacuto Z-Drive is a follow focus unit designed for single-operator shoulder mounted rigs. It attaches to a single 15mm rod and features a curved design that creates space and distance from the lens. This extra space provides for more comfortable use when the camera rig is on your shoulder.
The Z-Drive is adjustable for use with a variety of lens sizes, and can be operated on either side of your rig, facing either towards the lens, or backward toward the operator for use with a standard focus whip when on a tripod or dolly. It slides onto a single 15mm rod and tightens into place with a quick-release ratcheting lever. It can also be adjusted towards and away from your lens via a red thumb screw, for use with a variety of lens diameters.
The Z-Drive has a fixed 0.8 pitch gear for connecting to your lens. For lenses that don't have 0.8 pitch gears, like most DSLR lenses, Zacuto ZipGears are available, sold separately. Also available is the Zacuto Tornado, which attaches to the Z-Drive's whip port and provides a mechanical follow focus handgrip.
Follow Focus for Shoulder-Mounted Rigs
60° Curved Design
Single 15mm Rod Port
0.8 Pitch, 1.75" Diameter Gear
Standard Accessory Port for Whips/Cranks
No Internal Gears for Zero Play
Rod Compatibility Mounts on single 15mm rod
Gear Drive 1.75", 0.8 pitch
Dimensions 5.0 x 2.5 x 2.0" (12.7 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm)
Weight 10.4 oz (294.8 g)
Standard Manufacturer's Warranty