the Enforcer in less than a minute, freeing me to capture my footage. All that was
needed was a small flat-edge screwdriver to
remove the Z-Finder mounting frame, and
then, after depressing the quick release lever,
I was back in business.
A sibling to the Enforcer is the Marauder,
which provides an articulating handgrip.
Though I didn’t have the Marauder for this
review, I suspect that the presence of the grip
would have completely eliminated the issues
with my wrist. The Marauder is slightly
larger but still as compatible and storable as
There is no follow-focus mechanism that
comes with the Enforcer, which is really
my only lament about the device. However,
an accessory is available that allows you
to control focus without having to turn the
focusing ring of the lens with the left hand,
which would not be ideal.
While there are dozens of different rigs out
there that promise the kind of stability and
ease of use that the Enforcer offers, they
can’t compete with the ease by which the
unit can be collapsed and stored. When I’m
done shooting, I can quickly remove the
camera, collapse the rig and store it in a
pocket in my shoulder bag or rolling case.
Other models require several minutes disassembling and packing.
This rig is the fastest and easiest unit to
pack away as any I have used to date. This
is important to me because I am often
shooting with a crew of two, or sometimes
just by myself. The ability to quickly
prepare and pack for a shoot can be critical
for me when I am pressed for time, especially when I am moving from one setup to
The Zacuto Enforcer is available for $475
(without the Zacuto Z-Finder).
Top: A rubber pad provides extra
comfort. Middle: A support arm
lever allows the unit to switch to
configurations that accommodate
the use or non-use of the Z-finder.
Bottom: A small tension lever aids
with fast attachment and removal.
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