By site editor Dan Chung:
Zacuto’s Gratical HD Micro-OLED EVF is marketed as a professional grade viewfinder with a tough magnesium alloy. But just how tough is it? don’t try this at home but Steve Weiss decided to test out his new product by dropping it a couple of times for us all to see.
The Gratical comfortably survives which is reassuring considering that it is a sizable investment for any filmmaker. To follow that Steve then decides to run it over with a car:
Again the EVF survives and I for one am convinced that it is really well built.
We have a Gratical EVF on loan from Zacuto at the moment and will be reviewing it shortly (although we probably can’t repeat the drop or car tests).
The EVF also received a price drop recently – even before it actually ships. From Jan 7th thru Jan 15th the pre-order price on the Gratical HD will be lowered to $2900, down from $3600. Customers that already pre-ordered at the original price will also get the discount.
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