Zacuto Fast Draw Review

Big thanks to the people at Zacuto who were kind enough to loan me an entire D-SLR rig for review a few weeks ago. The timing and setup could not have been better. After a week with the Zacuto Fast Draw, I’m here to share my thoughts on their video D-SLR solution.

My work sent me to Florida to shoot video with a D-SLR and no assistant. Whatever system I chose would have to be incredibly nimble, flexible and comfortable. Originally I was looking at some products from Red Rock Micro to pair with a Nikon D7000 and Nikon 17-55mm f2.8 lens.

It was during a Twitter conversation with my friend Zack that I was pushed into the direction of Zacuto. I remembered Zack had a Zacuto system that he really enjoyed which provided a stable shoulder rig, follow-focus and viewfinder that made fine-tuning focus on shots much easier.

I had never had the opportunity to play with his rig but was in awe, nevertheless.

It wasn’t long after I first tweeted about the need for a good video D-SLR rig that I got a message from Zacuto inviting me to try out their stuff in return for a review. Obviously I took them up on the awesome offer.

Here’s a quick video introduction to some of Zacuto’s D-SLR solutions.

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Zacuto Fast Draw Preview

The next review to hit this site should be one of the Zacuto Fast Draw with follow focus and all sorts of fun accessories. Thanks to the people at Zacuto for finding me on Twitter and getting a review setup shipped to me in literally 24 hours. Insane social media and insanely good customer service.

Zacuto knows what they are doing when it comes to accessorizing your video capable DSLR like the Canon 5D MKII, 7D, T2i, T3i, or from Nikon cameras like the D7000, D3s etc. It seems like they have thought of every problem that might come up when using these devices, and then figured out the solution.

I’m going to be shooting back in Florida and Missouri with the Nikon D7000 and can’t wait to give the Zacuto a solid run through.