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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Accessories for Olympus PT-044

INON INC. releases new accessories to support Olympus "FE-360"(*1) + "PT-044"(*1) on [January 15th, 2009].

  • "AD Mount Base・PT-044"

  • --Release date : November 15th, 2008
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W46 Set with Clear Photo System Film"

  • --Release date : January 15th, 2009
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"

  • --Available in the market

    "AD Mount Base・PT-044" installed on PT-044/FE-360(left)
    "AD Mount Base・PT-044" (right)


--"FE-360"/"PT-044" combination example--

  • Olympus "FE-360" + Olympus "PT-044"
  • "AD Mount Base・PT-044"
  • "UFL-165AD"
  • "S-2000"
  • "-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000"
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W46 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
  • "Direct Arm Z Set・Multi D.B. Long"
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"


--Optional accessories--
    The AD Mount Base PT-044 is exclusively designed for "FE-360"(*1) + "PT-044"(*1)to benefit you to use following INON products.

  • Wide variety and high quality
  • INON "AD Mount series" attachment lens
  • Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe shooting
  • INON "S-TTL Auto" strobe

    (*1) Contact Olympus Imaging Corp. for detail of camera/protector. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.


--Attachment Lens--
    The "AD Mount Base・PT-044" enables you to install INON AD Mount series attachment lens. AD mount series attachment lens lineup consists "UCL-165AD" to shorten minimum focus length to close to a subject, compact dual use land/underwater "UWL-105AD Wide Conversion Lens" to shoot wider area and "UFL-165AD Fish-eye Conversion Lens" to shoot ultra wide fish-eye image. INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from "fish-eye" to "ultra macro" with simple and reliable system.


--Strobe--
    Optional "Grip Base D II with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable・Cap W46 Set with Clear Photo System Film" enables you to install digital camera compatible "S-TTL" auto strobe INON "Z-240" / "D-2000" series(*2). "S-TTL" auto of "Z-240" / "D-2000" series gives you correct and reliable exposure by simply pressing shutter release button. It is easy to step up to dual strobe configuration with additional "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable". Wide range of INON "Arm II System" provides you many different configurations to support your sophisticated lighting needs. INON provides you simple and reliable system with innovative "S-TTL" Auto and "Arm II system" to enhance your creative image to capture different subject in variable shooting condition with wide variety of attachment lens.

    (*2) "S-TTL Auto" works without any problem but "Manual mode" and "External Auto mode" has operational limitation. More than -1.0 EV. setting in Manual mode and actual flash output beyond -1.0 EV. on External Auto mode is not usable. This is because FE360 built-in flash characteristic where time-lag between "pre-flash" and "main flash" is approx. 0.25 seconds which is beyond Advanced Cancel Circuit control range and always has to set it to OFF. Please see each strobe user manual for detail.


--Why so many different Mount Bases / Optical D Cable Sets--
    As same as other INON Mount Bases and Optical D Cable Cap Sets, "AD Mount Base・PT-044" / "Optical D Cable・Cap W46 Set with Clear Photo System Film" is exclusively designed for specific camera/housing including careful compatibility test to;

  • Optimize high quality lens performance for high quality macro/wide shot and
  • (design attachment lens layout for best suited distance from camera's master lens which is vary among different camera/housing models)

  • Support highly accurate and reliable "S-TTL Auto" shooting.
  • (design fiber optics attachment layout based on camera’s built-in flash location)

    INON benefits you with above advantages by producing specific accessories for each specific camera/housing model. Other manufacture's versatile lens adopters or universal strobe cables look like very useful but they often show;

  • Just enough to attach a lens
  • >>without optimizing optical performance of lens resulting only widen an image area with heavy vignetting on corners or terrible quality in peripheral part of an image

  • Just enough to attach a strobe
  • >>without accurate exposure control and reliability resulting fluctuating exposure and fickle flashing

    INON system is completely different from those versatile products and simple yet reliable to provide "high quality image" / "highly accurate S-TTL Auto" to support every level of underwater photographers.


December 30, 2008

INON Inc.

Accessories for Sony MPK-THG

INON Inc. releases following new accessories to support Sony "Cyber-shot DSC-T700/T77" + "MPK-THG" (*1) on [January 25th, 2009].

  • "AD Mount Base・THG"

  • --Release date : January 25, 2009
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W47 Set"

  • --Release date : January 25, 2009
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"

  • --Available in the market

    "AD Mount Base・THG"(*2) installed on MPK-THG/DSC-T700 (left)
    "AD Mount Base・THG"(*2) (right)

    (*1)
    Contact Sony Corp. for detail of camera/marine-pack. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.

    (*2)
    Images use prototype model and mass-product model may have slightly different design.


--"Cyber-shot DSC-T700"/"MPK-THG" combination example--

  • Sony "Cyber-shot DSC-T700" + Sony"MPK-THG"
  • "AD Mount Base・THG"
  • "UFL-165AD"
  • "S-2000"
  • "-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000"
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W47 Set"
  • "Direct Arm Z Set・Multi D.B. Long"
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"


--Optional accessories--
    The AD Mount Base PT-044 is exclusively designed for "Cyber-shot DSC-T700"(*1) + "MPK-THG" (*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.

  • Wide variety and high quality
  • INON AD Mount series attachment lens
  • Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe shooting
  • INON "S-TTL Auto" strobe


--Attachment Lens--
    The "AD Mount Base・THG" enables you to install INON "AD Mount series" attachment lens. AD mount series attachment lens lineup consists "UCL-165AD" to shorten minimum focus length to close to a subject, compact dual use land/underwater "UWL-105AD Wide Conversion Lens" to shoot wider area and "UFL-165AD Fish-eye Conversion Lens" to shoot ultra wide fish-eye image. INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from "fish-eye" to "ultra macro" with simple and reliable system.


--Strobe--
    Optional "Grip Base D II with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable・Cap W47 Set" enables you to install digital camera compatible "S-TTL" auto] strobe INON "Z-240"/"D-2000" series. "S-TTL" auto of "Z-240" / "D-2000"series gives you correct and reliable exposure by simply pressing shutter release button. It is easy to step up to dual strobe configuration with additional "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable". Wide range of INON "Arm II System" provides you many different configurations to support your sophisticated lighting needs. INON provides you simple and reliable system with innovative "S-TTL" Auto and "Arm II system" to enhance your creative image to capture different subject in variable shooting condition with wide variety of attachment lens.


--Why so many different Mount Bases / Optical D Cable Sets--
    As same as other INON Mount Bases and Optical D Cable Cap Sets, "AD Mount Base・THG"/"Optical D Cable・Cap W47 Set" is exclusively designed for specific camera/housing including careful compatibility test to;

  • Optimize high quality lens performance for high quality macro/wide shot and
  • (design attachment lens layout for best suited distance from camera's master lens which is vary among different camera/housing models)

  • Support highly accurate and reliable "S-TTL Auto" shooting.
  • (design fiber optics attachment layout based on camera's built-in flash location)

    INON benefits you with above advantages by producing specific accessories for each specific camera/housing model.
    ther manufactures versatile lens adopters or universal strobe cables look like very useful but they often show;

  • Just enough to attach a lens
  • >>without optimizing optical performance of lens resulting only widen an image area with heavy vignetting on corners  or terrible quality in peripheral part of an image

  • Just enough to attach a strobe
  • >>without accurate exposure control and reliability resulting fluctuating exposure and fickle flashing

    INON system is completely different from those versatile products and simple yet reliable to provide "high quality image" / "highly accurate S-TTL Auto" to support every level of underwater photographers.


December 30, 2008
INON Inc.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

World's smallest, best strobe "S-2000"

INON INC. releases "S-TTL" auto strobe "S-2000" on [December 28th, 2008].
The S-2000 strobe is super compact strobe yet has almost same fundamental features of well-established INON "D-2000" with several new functions.


  • Underwater "S-TTL" auto strobe "S-2000"

  • --Release date : December 28th, 2008

    [S-2000]


    [S-2000] front/side/back



Main Features
--Marginally downsized with high-performance --

    64mm/2.5" x 83.1mm/3.3" x 106.5mm/4.2"(W x H x D). Successfully designed world smallest body size as 4AA operated underwater strobe(*1) with its inner components layout and trimming off unnecessary space. Best suits with a compact digital camera, supporting digital SLR camera with its mobility, incredible compact size even as dual strobes and high performance. The S-2000 totally changes underwater strobe concepts.

    (*1)
    As of December 2008 among 4AA operated underwater TTL strobe (data by INON INC.)


--Not only compact strobe!--

    The S-2000 is operated by 4 x AA batteries to provide fundamental features of strobe though 4 x AA batteries operation is hostile to downsizing. The same level of basic performance and durability as existing D-2000 and marvelous high performance is supported with its compact body. Together with powerful and substantial Guide Number 20 (*2), the S-2000 benefits you with ultrafast recycle time and remarkable flash capacity thanks to less inner wiring and efficient component parts. In addition to reliable and super accurate "S-TTL auto mode" flash control, "12 step Manual mode" supports professional lighting. The EV Controller to make fine adjustment on "S-TTL Auto" and auto-switching function to accommodate with various pre-flash type (2, 3 time pre-flash) digital camera is equipped.

    (*2)
    air/ISO・m, nominal value


--Next generation wireless TTL function !--

    The S-2000 strobe has ultra sensitive slave sensor which is 100 times more sensitive comparing to the slave sensor of existing D-2000 strobe and successfully enables to support wireless "S-TTL Auto" flash control without fiber optics. Also the sensitivity of the slave sensor dramatically lengthens synch range of Manual flash mode. Supplied "Mirror Unit" effectively corrects master strobe light to enhance exposure control accuracy. It is easy to use wireless S-TTL Auto shooting simply attached on compatible water-proof protector via INON Shoe Base or Grip Base D4 (upcoming product). Conventional fiber optics connection is also supported to provide 2-way connection method to select either of optical cable or wireless depending on shooting circumstances.


--Unlimited expandability with optical cable system--

    The S-2000 strobe is equipped with a connector mount on the front side to catch TTL signal of the strobe. One S-2000 strobe can be linked to maximum two strobes via optical cables and operate them in "S-TTL Auto mode". This optical cable system benefits you to add "S-TTL Auto" operating strobe easily by connecting with an optical cable to pick up S-TTL control signal from your camera system. This expandability makes underwater studio with perfect lighting real.


--Natural color even with a diffuser--

    The supplied diffuser does not affects light color, which is popular among professional photographers. The color temperature of the S-2000 changes only 100K (kelvin) by this diffuser. You can have same color tone between macro shooting without diffuser and wide shooting with diffuser to widen strobe beam angle.


Please visit following link page for detailed product images.



December 25, 2008
INON Inc.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Release date of Float Arm System

INON INC. releases "Float Arm System" generating great buoyancy underwater to control total underwater weight of camera system for confortable and easy handling from [December 4th, 2008]. Promotional movie shows effectiveness and advantages of Float Arm System.



    "Float Arm System" movie [redirect to an external web site]

    "Float Arm" series releassed on December 4th, 2008
    • "Float Arm S"
    • --Buoyancy:-75g / weight (air):142g
    • "Float Arm M"
    • --Buoyancy:-135g / weight (air):181g
    • "Float Arm ML"
    • --Buoyancy:-210g / weight (air):235g


    "Mega Float Arm" series upcoming products
    • "Mega Float Arm S"
    • --Buoyancy:-390g / weight (air):219g
    • "Mega Float Arm M"
    • --Buoyancy:-650g / weight (air):295g


    "Lens Holder" compatible with "Float Arm System"
    • "AD Lens Holder"(*1)

    • --available in the market
    • "M67 Lens Holder for Float Arm"(*2)

    • --Released on December 4th, 2008


    (*1)
    Maximum two "AD Lens Holder" can be attached on each "Float Arm System" to carry maximum two compatible lenses; AD Mount series attachment lens ("UCL-165AD Close-up Lens"/"UWL-105AD Wide Conversion Lens"/"UFL-165AD Fish-eye Conversion Lens") or 28AD Mount series attachment lens ("UWL-100 28AD Wide Conversion Lens").


    (*2)
    Maximum two "M67 Lens Holder for Float Arm" can be attached on each "Float Arm System" to carry maximum two compatible lenses; M67 Mount series attachment lens ("UCL-165M67 Close-up Lens"/"UWL-100 Wide Conversion Lens Type 1"/"UWL-100 Wide Conversion Lens Type 2").




    "Float Arm S"
    "Float Arm M"
    "Float Arm ML"
    "Mega Float Arm S"
    "Mega Float Arm M"
    *from the top.



    "M67 Lens Holder for Float Arm" on Float Arm M


Main features
--Great buoyancy--
    The Float Arm uses weather-resistant ABS material for its component arm body to lighten total weight creating extraordinary buoyancy together with its hollow arm body design comparing to existing solid arm type float system. The hollow arm body enables not only helping weight trimming but also provide extra buoyancy.

--Wide variety of Float Arm--
    Float Arm system has total 5 different model; "Float Arm" series of standard Outer diameter 52mm/2inch with three different length and "Mega Float Arm" series of Outer diameter 97mm/3.8inch with two different length. New INON Float Arm system including existing "Arm Float S" provides perfect solution to benefit you with desired underwater weight of your camera system depending on personal preference, shooting style, conditions.

--Rigid and stable gripping --
    The Float Arm is fully compatible with existing INON Arm II system with its high-precision machined aluminum alloy ball joint providing stable clamping together with its O-ring on the ball joint and stress-free handling. Your INON Arm II system is fully compatible with new Float Arm and you can add INON lens holder on the Float Arm.

-- INON commits to work on underwater weight --
    We, INON will announce underwater weight not only housing / strobe but other accessories as much as we can to support people to consider selecting INON products knowing total underwater weight before purchasing them. Please visit following link page where you can find underwater weight of INON products as of November 2008.


Please visit following link page for detail of Float Arm Systems and underwater weight chart of INON products.


November 28th, 2008
INON Inc.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Inon "Ultra compact semi-fisheye relay system lens" appeared on world's famous web magazine!

One of the world's well-known web magazine published by Mr. Peter Rowlands "UwP (Underwater Photography)" issue 45 (Nov/Dec 2008) covers INON "Ultra compact semi-fisheye relay system lens" (currently under developing) in its "New Products" section including magnificent sample images by Ms. Kanako Nagashima using this unique and innovative lens.

Magazine:"UwP (Underwater Photography)" issue 45 (Nov/Dec 2008)
  (Published by Mr. Peter Rowlands)

Article: "New Products"
URL: http://www.uwpmag.com/
  (UwP is a FREE web magazine aiming to give a platform for existing
   and new talent in underwater)
  [clicking above URL will re-direct you external web site]
 
Equipments:
  • INON "X-2 for EOS30D" for Canon EOS30D
  • S-TTL auto external strobe "Z-240" x2
  • "Ultra compact semi-fisheye relay system lens" (prototype)


November 13th, 2008
INON Inc.

Accessory for Canon WP-DC26

INON INC. releases new accessories to support Canon "IXY DIGITAL 920IS(PowerShot SD880IS Digital / Digital IXUS 870IS)"(*1) /"WP-DC26" (*1) on [November 15th, 2008].



  • "28AD Mount Base・DC26"

  • --Release date : November 15th, 2008
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W45 Set with Clear Photo System Film"(*2)

  • --Release date : November 15th, 2008
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"

  • --Available in the market


    "28AD Mount Base・DC26" installed on WP-DC26 / IXY DIGITAL 920IS(left)
    "28AD Mount Base・DC26"(right)


--Optional accessories--

    The 28AD Mount Base DC26 is exclusively designed for "IXY DIGITAL 920IS(PowerShot SD880IS Digital / Digital IXUS 870IS)"(*1) + "WP-DC26" (*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.

  • Wide variety and high quality
  • INON "28AD Mount series" attachment lens
  • Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe shooting
  • INON "S-TTL Auto" strobe

    (*1)
    Contact Canon Inc. for detail of camera/protector. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.


    (*2)
    Also compatible with previous model/housing "μ720SW, μ725SW"/"PT-033", "μ770SW, μ795SW"/"PT-035", "μ790SW"/"PT-041".
    Current "Optical D Cable・Cap W40 Set with Clear Photo System Film" is succeeded by "Optical D Cable・Cap W42 Set with Clear Photo System Film". The "Optical D Cable・Cap W40 Set with Clear Photo System Film" is "NOT" compatible with "Olympus μ1030SW (STYLUS1030SW)" / "PT-043".


--Attachment Lens--

    The "28AD Mount Base・DC26" enables you to install INON "28AD Mount series" attachment lens. 28AD mount series attachment lens lineup consists "UWL-100 28AD" wide conversion lens to shoot wider area and its super wide option "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100". AD Mount series "UCL-165AD" close-up lens to shorten minimum shooting distance, is also usable. INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from "semi fish-eye" to "ultra macro" with simple and reliable system.


--Strobe--

    Optional "Grip Base D II with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable・Cap W45 Set with Clear Photo System Film" enables you to install digital camera compatible "S-TTL" auto strobe INON "Z-240"/"D-2000" series. "S-TTL" auto of "Z-240" / "D-2000"series gives you correct and reliable exposure by simply pressing shutter release button. It is easy to step up to dual strobe configuration with additional "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable". Wide range of INON "Arm II System" provides you many different configurations to support your sophisticated lighting needs. INON provides you simple and reliable system with innovative "S-TTL" Auto and "Arm II system" to enhance your creative image to capture different subject in variable shooting condition with wide variety of attachment lens.


--Why so many different Mount Bases / Optical D Cable Sets--

    As same as other INON Mount Bases and Optical D Cable Cap Sets, "28AD Mount Base・DC26"/ "Optical D Cable・Cap W45 Set with Clear Photo System Film" is exclusively designed for specific camera/housing including careful compatibility test to;

    • Optimize high quality lens performance for high quality macro/wide shot and
    • (design attachment lens layout for best suited distance from camera's master lens which is vary among different camera/housing models)
    • Support highly accurate and reliable "S-TTL Auto" shooting.
    • (design fiber optics attachment layout based on camera's built-in flash location)


    INON benefits you with above advantages by producing specific accessories for each specific camera/housing model.

    Other manufacture's versatile lens adopters or universal strobe cables look like very useful but they often show;

    • Just enough to attach a lens
    • >>without optimizing optical performance of lens resulting
      only widen an image area with heavy vignetting on corners or terrible quality in peripheral part of an image

    • Just enough to attach a strobe
    • >>without accurate exposure control and reliability resulting
      fluctuating exposure and fickle flashing


    INON system is completely different from those versatile products and simple yet reliable to provide "high quality image" / "highly accurate S-TTL Auto" to support every level of underwater photographers.


--"IXY DIGITAL 920IS"/"WP-DC26" combination example--


  • Canon "IXY DIGITAL 920IS" + Canon "WP-DC26"
  • "28AD Mount Base・DC26"
  • "UWL-100 28AD"
  • "Lens Hood for UWL-100 28AD"
  • "D-2000"
  • "-0.5 Blue Diffuser (TTL/Manual)"
  • "Strobe Cover・D/Z"
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W45 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"
  • "Float Arm S"(upcoming product, same effective length as "Arm S Body")
  • "Direct Arm Z Set"
  • "Clamp"
  • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"


--"IXY DIGITAL 920IS"/"WP-DC26" sample images--


    --Equipments:
  • Canon "IXY DIGITAL 920IS" +Canon "WP-DC26"
  • "28AD Mount Base・DC26"
  • "UWL-100 28AD" + "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100" + "Dome Spacer for UWL-100 28AD"
  • "D-2000"×2 + "-0.5 Blue Diffuser (External Auto)"×2 (*2)
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W45 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
  • "Optical D Cable"
  • "Direct Arm Z Set"×2
  • "Clamp"×2
  • "Float Arm M"×2 (upcoming product, same effective length as "Arm M Body")
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"
  • "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D"
  • "AD Lens Holder" + "UWL-100 28AD"
  • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"×3


  • (*2)
    "-0.5 Blue Diffuser (TTL/Manual)" is also usable if "External Auto" mode is not necessary.



    -- Subject/shooting distance:Sea fan (approx. 1m/3.3')/30cm/1.0'
    -- Equipments:Canon IXY DIGITAL 920IS/WP-DC26 UWL-100 28AD + Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100,D-2000×2
    -- Data:Zoom wide end (5.0mm, *3)1/60, F5.6, ISO100, -1EV, S-TTL Auto, Photo effects: Positive film
    -- Photo by:R.Hattori@INON at "Sodaine" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan

    (*3)

    Negligible vignetting observed when using "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100" + "UWL-100 28AD" is cropped.  No vignetting is observed when using "UWL-100 28AD" stand alone underwater.



    -- Subject/shooting distance:Snake blenny (face width approx. 1cm/0.4")/10cm (4.0")<
    -- Equipments:Canon IXY DIGITAL 920IS/WP-DC26, UCL-165AD×3, D-2000×2
    -- Data:Zoom telephoto end (20.0mm), 1/60, F11, ISO100, ±0EV, S-TTL Auto, My colors mode OFF
    -- Photo by R. Hattori@INON at "Yokoiso beach" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Whitespotted pygmy filefish (approx 3cm/1.2" in length)/5cm(2.0")
    -- Equipments:Canon IXY DIGITAL 920IS/WP-DC26, UCL-165AD×1, D-2000×2
    -- Data:Zoom middle position (12.5mm), 1/60, F9, ISO100, ±0EV, S-TTL Auto, My colors mode OFF
    -- Photo by:F. Torii@INON at "Yokoiso beach" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Soft-coral goby (approx. 2.5cm(1.0") in length)/4cm (1.6")
    -- Equipments:Canon IXY DIGITAL 920IS/WP-DC26, UCL-165AD×2, D-2000×2
    -- Data:Zoom middle position (14.8mm), 1/60, F10, ISO80, ±0EV, S-TTL Auto, My colors mode OFF
    -- Photo by F. Torii@INON at "Bitagane" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Sea fan (approx. 1.2m/4.0' in length)/50cm(20")
    -- Equipments:Canon IXY DIGITAL 920IS/WP-DC26, UWL-100 28AD, D-2000×2
    -- Data:Zoom wide end (5.0mm), 1/60, F5.6, ISO80, ±0EV, S-TTL Auto, My colors mode OFF-- Photo by F. Torii@INON at "Bitagane" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan

November 13th, 2008
INON Inc.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Accessory for Canon WP-DC27


INON Inc. releases following new accessories to support Canon "IXY DIGITAL 3000IS(PowerShot SD880IS Digital / Digital IXUS 870IS) " (*1) + "WP-DC27"(*1) on [ October 19, 2008].


  • "AD Mount Base・DC19/27"

  • --Release date : October 19, 2008
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W44 Set with Clear Photo System Film"

  • --Release date : October 19, 2008
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"

  • --Available in the market

    "AD Mount Base・DC19/27" installed on WP-DC27 / IXY DIGITAL 3000IS


--Optional accessories--

    The AD Mount Base DC19/27 is exclusively designed for "Canon IXY DIGITAL 3000IS (PowerShot SD880IS Digital / Digital IXUS 870IS)" (*1) + "WP-DC27"(*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.

  • Wide variety and high quality
  • INON AD Mount series attachment lens
  • Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe shooting
  • INON "S-TTL Auto" strobe

    (*1)
    Contact Canon Inc. for detail of camera/protector INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.


    (*2)
    Existing "AD Mount Base・DC19" is [NOT] compatible with"WP-DC27". The "AD Mount Base・DC19" is succeeded to "AD Mount Base・DC19/27".

--Attachment Lens--
    "AD Mount Base・DC19/27" enables you to install INON "AD Mount series" attachment lens. AD mount series attachment lens lineup consists "UCL-165AD" to shorten minimum focus length to close to a subject, dual use land and underwater compact "UWL-105AD" wide conversion lens to shoot wider area and "UFL-165AD" underwater fish-eye conversion lens to shoot ultra wide fish-eye image. INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from "fish-eye" to "ultra macro" with simple and reliable system.


--Strobe--
    Optional "Grip Base D II with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable · Cap W44 Set with Clear Photo System Film" enables you to install digital camera compatible "S-TTL" auto strobe INON "Z-240"/"D-2000" series. "S-TTL" auto of "Z-240" / "D-2000" series gives you correct and reliable exposure by simply pressing shutter release button. It is easy to step up to dual strobe configuration with additional "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable". Wide range of INON "Arm II System" provides you many different configurations to support your sophisticated lighting needs. INON provides you simple and reliable system with innovative "S-TTL" Auto and "Arm II system" to enhance your creative image to capture different subject in variable shooting condition with wide variety of attachment lens.


--Why so many different Mount Bases / Optical D Cable Sets--
    As same as other INON Mount Bases and Optical D Cable Cap Sets, "AD Mount Base・DC19/27" / "Optical D Cable · Cap W44 Set with Clear Photo System Film" is exclusively designed for specific camera/housing including careful compatibility test to;

    • Optimize high quality lens performance for high quality macro/wide shot and
    • (design attachment lens layout for best suited distance from camera's master lens which is vary among different camera/housing models)

    • Support highly accurate and reliable "S-TTL Auto" shooting.
    • (design fiber optics attachment layout based on camera's built-in flash location)


    INON benefits you with above advantages by producing specific accessories for each specific camera/housing model.
    Other manufacture's versatile lens adopters or universal strobe cables look like very useful but they often show;

    • Just enough to attach a lens
    • >>without optimizing optical performance of lens resulting
      only widen an image area with heavy vignetting on corners or terrible quality in peripheral part of an image

    • Just enough to attach a strobe
    • >>without accurate exposure control and reliability resulting
      fluctuating exposure and fickle flashing


    INON system is completely different from those versatile products and simple yet reliable to provide "high quality image"/"highly accurate S-TTL Auto" to support every level of underwater photographers.


--"IXY DIGITAL 3000IS"/"WP-DC27" combination example--

  • Canon "IXY DIGITAL 3000IS" + Canon "WP-DC27"
  • "AD Mount Base · DC19/27"
  • "UFL-165AD"
  • "D-2000"
  • "-0.5 Blue Diffuser (External Auto)"
  • "Strobe Cover D/Z"
  • "Optical D Cable · Cap W44 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
  • "Direct Arm Z Set · Multi D.B. Long"
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"
  • "AD Lens Holder"


--"IXY DIGITAL 3000IS"/[WP-DC27]sample images--

    --Equipments:
  • Canon "IXY DIGITAL 3000IS" + Canon "WP-DC27"
  • "AD Mount Base・DC219/27"
  • "UFL-165AD"

  • "D-2000"×2 + "-0.5 Blue Diffuser (External Auto)"×2 + "Strobe Cover D/Z"×2
  • "Optical D Cable · Cap W44 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
  • "Optical D Cable"
  • "Direct Arm Z Set" ×2
  • "Clamp" ×2
  • "Float Arm M" ×2 (proto type, same effective length as "Arm M")
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D]"
  • "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D"
  • "AD Lens Holder" + "UWL-105AD"
  • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"×2



  • --Subject/shooting distance:Moray eel (approx.50cm)/approx.1m
    --Equipments:Canon IXY DIGITAL 3000IS/WP-DC27, Z-240×2, UFL-165AD
    --Data:Zoom wide end (7.7mm), 1/200, F2.8, ISO100, ±0EV,My Color mode:OFF, Strobe: External Auto mode
    --Photo by :Fukashi. Torii@INON at Enoura-beach, Kanagawa, Japan


    --Subject:Sea fan (approx.1m)/approx 1m
    --Equipments:Canon IXY DIGITAL 3000IS/WP-DC27, Z-240×2, UFL-165AD
    --Data:Zoom wide end (7.7mm), 1/500, F2.8, ISO80, ±0EV,My color mode:Vivid, Strobe : External Auto mode  
    --Photo by :Ryo. Hattori@INON at "Sodaine", Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


    --Subject:Couple of Scorpion fish (approx. 30cm)/approx.20cm
    --Equipments:Canon IXY DIGITAL 3000IS/WP-DC27, Z-240×2, UWL-105AD
    --Data:Zoom wide end (7.7mm), 1/125, F2.8, ISO80, ±0EV, My color mode:OFF, Strobe:External Auto mode
    --Photo by:Ryo. Hattori@INON at “BItagane”, Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


    --Subject:Clownfish(approx. 5cm)/approx. 20cm
    --Equipments:Canon IXY DIGITAL 3000IS/WP-DC27, Z-240×2, UCL-165AD
    --Data:Zoom telephoto side (28.5mm), 1/500, F5.8, ISO100, ±0EV, My color mode:OFF,Strobe: External Auto mode
    --Photo by :Ryo. Hattori@INON at Ita-beach, Shizuoka, Japan


    --Subject:Elegant blenny(approx.10cm)/approx.10cm
    --Equipments:Canon IXY DIGITAL 3000IS/WP-DC27, Z-240×2, UCL-165AD×2
    --Data:Zoom telephoto end (28.5mm), 1/500, F5.8, ISO100, ±0EV, My color mode: OFF,Strobe: External Auto mode
    --Photo by :Ryo. Hattori@INON at Ita-beach, Shizuoka, Japan



    --Subject:Dusky frillgoby (head widthapprox.1cm)/approx. 7cm
    --Equipments:Canon IXY DIGITAL 3000IS/WP-DC27, Z-240×2, UCL-165AD×3
    --Data:Zoom telephoto end (28.5mm), 1/500, F5.8, ISO100, ±0EV, My color mode: OFF,Strobe: External Auto mode
    --Photo by :Ryo. Hattori@INON at Atami-beach, Shizuoka, Japan


October 16th, 2008
INON Inc.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Accessory for Sony MPK-WD

INON INC. releases new accessories to support Sony marine pack "MPK-WD"(*1) (genuine marine pack for Sony digital camera "Cyber-shot DSC-W300/W170/W150"(*1)) on September 27th, 2008.

  • "M67 Mount Base・WD"

  • --Release date : September 27th, 2008
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W43 Set with Clear Photo System Film"

  • --Release date : September 27th, 2008
  • "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D"

  • --available in the market

    "M67 Mount Base・WD" installed on MPK-WD / DSC-W300


--"DSC-W300"/"MPK-WD" combination example--

  • Sony "DSC-W300" + Sony "MPK-WD"
  • "M67 Mount Base・WD"
  • "UWL-100 Achromat Type1"(*3)
  • "D-2000"
  • "-0.5 White Diffuser (TTL/Manual)"
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W43 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
  • "Strobe Cover D/Z"
  • "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D"
  • "Arm SS Set Z"
  • "M67 Lens Holder S" + "UCL-165M67" + "UCL-330"


  • [Right bottom corner (*3)]
  • "UWL-100 Achromat Type1" + "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100"


--Optional accessories--
    The M67 Mount Base・WD is exclusively designed for Sony "DSC-W300/W170/W150"(*1)/[MPK-WD](*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.

    • Wide variety and high quality

    • INON "M67 Mount series" attachment lens
    • Easy, reliable and fully auto external auto shooting

    • INON "S-TTL Auto" strobe


    (*1)
    Contact Sony Corp. for detail of camera/marine pack. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/marine pack available in Japan.


--Attachment Lens--
    "M67 Mount Base・WD" enables you to install INON "M67 Mount series" attachment lens. M67 mount series attachment lens lineup consists "UCL-330 "/ "UCL-165M67" close-up lens to shorten minimum focus length to close to a subject, "UWL-100 Achromat Wide Conversion Lens "Type 1"(*2)(*3)" to shoot wider area and its super wide option "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100"(*2) . INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from "semi fish-eye" to[ultra macro] with simple and reliable system.

    (*2)
    "UWL-100 Achromat Type1" (or + Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100) is only compatible when using Sony "DSC-W300" which is equipped with standard 35mm master lens (focal length is 35mm at wide end) but not usable when using Sony "DSC-W170/W150" which has wide master lens (28mm/30mm focal length at wide end). Compatible lenses for Sony "DSC-W170/W150" are "UCL-330"/"UCL-165M67" close-up lens.

    (*3)
    Compatible wide conversion lens is "UWL-100 Achromat Type1". "UWL-100 Achromat Type2" is not compatible due to vignetting and less image quality though Type 2 is physically attached on "M67 Mount Base・WD". "UWL-100 Achromat Type2" can be modified to "UWL-100 Achromat Type1". Please contact your purchasing dealer for detail.


--Strobe--
    Optional "Grip Base D III with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable・Cap W43 Set with Clear Photo System Film" enables you to install digital camera compatible "S-TTL" auto strobe INON "Z-240"/"D-2000" series. "S-TTL"auto of "Z-240"/"D-2000" series gives you correct and reliable exposure by simply pressing shutter release button. It is easy to step up to dual strobe configuration with additional "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable". Wide range of INON "Arm II System" provides you many different configurations to support your sophisticated lighting needs. INON provides you simple and reliable system with innovative "S-TTL" Auto and "Arm II system" to enhance your creative image to capture different subject in variable shooting condition with wide variety of attachment lens.


--Why so many different Mount Bases / Optical D Cable Sets--
    As same as other INON Mount Bases and Optical D Cable Cap Sets, "M67 Mount Base・WD"/"Optical D Cable・Cap W43 Set with Clear Photo System Film" is exclusively designed for specific camera/housing including careful compatibility test to;

    • Optimize high quality lens performance for high quality macro/wide shot and
    • (design attachment lens layout for best suited distance from camera’s master lens which is vary among different camera/housing models)

    • Support highly accurate and reliable "S-TTL Auto" shooting.
    • (design fiber optics attachment layout based on camera’s built-in flash location)


    INON benefits you with above advantages by producing specific accessories for each specific camera/housing model.

    Other manufacture's versatile lens adopters or universal strobe cables look like very useful but they often show;

    • Just enough to attach a lens
    • >>without optimizing optical performance of lens resulting
      only widen an image area with heavy vignetting on corners or terrible quality in peripheral part of an image

    • Just enough to attach a strobe
    • >>without accurate exposure control and reliability resulting
      fluctuating exposure and fickle flashing


    INON system is completely different from those versatile products and simple yet reliable to provide "high quality image"/"highly accurate S-TTL Auto" to support every level of underwater photographers.


September 10, 2008
INON Inc.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New "Shoe Base Set" directly attaches a strobe on underwater housing!

INON INC. releases compact strobe arm and new optical connection cable on August 26, 2008 to attach an INON strobe on underwater housing "hot shoe" from various digital camera manufactures.
  • "Shoe Base Set"

  • --Release date : August 26th, 2008
  • "Shoe Base "

  • --Release date : August 26th, 2008
  • "Z Joint "

  • --Release date : August 26th, 2008
    "Shoe Base Set"
    (Right :"Shoe Base"/left:"Z Joint")

  • "Optical D Cable SS "

  • --Release date : August 26th, 2008
  • "Optical D Cable SS・ Cap W32 Set"

  • --Release date : August 26th, 2008
  • "Optical D Cable SS・ Cap W35 Set"

  • --Release date : August 26th, 2008
  • "Optical D Cable SS・ Cap W41 Set"

  • --Release date : August 26th, 2008
  • "Optical D Cable SS・ Cap W42 Set"

  • --Release date : August 26th, 2008

    "Shoe Base Set"/"Optical D Cable SS・ Cap W35 Set"/"D-2000
    installed on Panasonic LUMIX FX37 / DMW-MCFX35
    "Panasonic LUMIX FS3/FX37/FX35 Starter Kit (*1)"


    The "Shoe Base Set" is attached on the "hot shoe" of compatible water-proof protector to hold INON strobe including highly accurate S-TTL auto strobe"D-2000"directly.

    Those people, who have hesitated to add an external strobe to avoid fighting with big rig, can enjoy comfortable underwater TTL auto shooting with this simple and handy system.

    The "Shoe Base Set" supports vertical strobe movement to adjust strobe aiming depending on distance to a subject as well as horizontal strobe movement with its 360 degree rotatable base part.

    (*1)
    All-in-one kit including highly accurate S-TTL auto strobe "D-2000", "Shoe Base Set"and other necessary products for strobe installation/connection for each different compatible camera/housing. Refer to related news release listed below.


--"Shoe Base Set compatible strobe--
    Recommended strobe [S-TTL auto strobe]
  • "D-2000"
  • "Z-240"
  • "D-2000S" E.O.L.
  • "D-2000W" E.O.L.
  • "D-2000Wn" E.O.L.
  • Recommended strobe [External Auto strobe]
  • "D-180" E.O.L.
  • "D-180S" E.O.L.

  • *"Z Joint" is compatible with following "Z-220" series strobe model
  • "Z-220F" E.O.L.
  • "Z-220S" E.O.L.
  • "Z-220" E.O.L.


  • The "Z Joint" supports "Z-220" series strobe installation on compatible camera/camera system via INON "YS Adapter"/"YS Arm MS"/"YS Arm M". However "Z-220" series strobe can not be attached on below listed "Shoe Base Set"compatible camera/camera system with the "Shoe Base".


--"Shoe Base Set"compatible camera/housing(*2)--
  • Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-FS3"/"DMW-MCFS5"
  • Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-FX37"/"DMW-MCFX35"
  • Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-FX35"/"DMW-MCFX35"
  • Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-TZ5"/"DMW-MCTZ5"

  • Fujifilm "FinePix F100fd"/"WP-FXF100"
  • Olympus "μ1030SW"/"PT-043"
  • Olympus "μ1020"/"PT-042"
  • Olympus "μ850SW"/"PT-041"(*3)
  • Olympus "μ790SW"/"PT-041"(*3)
  • Olympus "E-520"/"PT-E05"


  • [also compatible with following previous models]
  • Olympus "μ830"/"PT-039"
  • Olympus "μ790"/"PT-039"
  • Olympus "μ760"/"PT-036"
  • Olympus "μ795SW"/"PT-035"(*3)
  • Olympus "μ770SW"/"PT-035"(*3)
  • Olympus "μ750"/"PT-034"
  • Olympus "μ720SW"/"PT-033"(*3)


  • (*2)
    Please contact respective manufacture for detail of digital camera/housing. INON INC. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.

    (*3)
    Compatible strobe connection cable sets for "μ850SW, μ790SW"/"PT-041", "μ795SW, μ770SW"/"PT-035","μ725SW, μ720SW"/"PT-033" when using "Shoe Base Set" are ;
    • "Optical D Cable SS・Cap W42 Set with Clear Photo System Film Set"
    • "Optical D Cable・Cap W42 Set with Clear Photo System Film Set"

    • Existing owners of
    • "Optical D Cable・Cap W40 Set with Clear Photo System Film"or
    • "Optical D Cable・Cap W28 Set with Clear Photo System Film"

    have to upgrade them to "Optical D Cable・Cap W42 Set with Clear Photo System Film Set"with optional "Shade Panel ・PT-033/035/041/043"to use the "Shoe Base Set"to mount a strobe on a housing. Please refer to user manual of "Shade Panel ・PT-033/035/041/043" for detail of upgrade.


--"Shoe Base Set" related information --


August 13th, 2008
INON Inc.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Compatibility with Olympus E-520/PT-E05

INON INC. confirms product compatibility with Olympus marine case "PT-E05"(*1) for digital SLR camera "E-520"(*1) as below.

--Lens Port Compatibility with "E-520"/"PT-E05"(*1)--
    Following INON lens port is compatible with Olympus "E-520"/"PT-E05". Combined performance and usable Olympus lens/optional parts are basically same as when using Olympus "E-410"/"PT-E03".

    Olympus "ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye" compatible system

    • Dome Port Olympus

    • --available in the market
    • Dome Port Olympus・ProtectorII Set (*2)

    • --available in the market
    • ProtectorII

    • --available in the market

      (*1) Contact Olympus Imaging Corp. for detail of camera/protector. INON INC. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.

      (*2) The Set includes "Protector II" protecting lens surface of Dome Port from accidental damage. The Protector II also helps to suppress flare/ghost in backlit condition and is recommended to use all time.


    Olympus "ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro" compatible system

    • MRS Olympus 50 Port (without MRS Control Ring) (*3)

    • --available in the market
    • MRS Olympus 50 Port (*4)

    • --available in the market
    • MRS Magnet Ring・Olympus 50 Set (*5)

    • --available in the market

      (*3) Does not have MRS Control Ring which controls focus ring of the lens. Suitable for a user using only "auto focus" or using Olympus focus gear "PPZR-E04" to control focusing by the "zoom dial" on the water-proof protector. Optional "MRS Control Ring (60/100UII/Olympus 50)" is available to upgrade to "MRS Olympus 50 Port".

      (*4)
      INON unique "MRS system" (*6) compatible. The MRS system uses magnetic attraction to rotate lens barrel for manual focusing like as land operation of a camera. Optional "MRS Magnet Ring Olympus 50 Set"(attaches on 50mm macro lens) is necessary for manual focusing.

      (*5)
      Installed on 50mm macro lens instead of conventional focus gear for manual focusing by magnetic attraction.

      (*6)
      Patented in Japan (3714742) and the U.S. (5,822,622).


  • Related information
  • [News]
    Port for Olympus E series


--Compatible External Strobe for "E-520"/"PT-E05"(*1) --
    Following optional products are confirmed compatible with "E-520"/"PT-E05". Highly accurate "S-TTL auto" supports the system without any problem by connecting "D-2000"/"Z-240" with INON "Optical D Cable L"(*7). Strobe performance/usable strobe arms are basically same as when using for Olympus "E-410"/"PT-E03".

    • "Optical D Cable L"(*7)
    • --available in the market
    • "Holder II Set"
    • [Set consists of "Holder II" and "Main Base II"]
      --available in the market
    • "Holder II・Grip Set"(*8)
    • [Set consists of "Holder II","Main Base II" and "Grip Bar III Set"(*8)]
      --available in the market

    • Useable external strobe
    • [S-TTL Auto Strobe]
      "D-2000"
      "Z-240"
      "D-2000S"
      "D-2000W"
      "D-2000Wn"

      [External Auto Strobe]
      "D-180"
      "D-180S"

      (*7)
      Olympus "PT-E05" has optical cable connectors for Olympus genuine fiber optics and INON "Optical D Cable L" can be plugged in the connectors by using pre-installed "rubber caps" after some modification.


    [How to attach "Optical D Cable L"]

    1)The pre-installed "rubber cap" has a partial hole.

    2)Puncture the hole through by sharp instrument like a drill (*9). Trim cut edge of the hole by a design knife etc so that there is no remaining rubber pieces.


    3)Put "Optical D Cable L" into the "rubber cap" so that bear end of the cable is projected from the cap at about 4mm/0.16' to securely transmit built-in flash light. Make sure that there is no rubber pieces etc. on the edge of the "Optical D Cable L".

    4)Install the cap with "Optical D Cable L" on "PT-E05" optical connector to use INON "D-2000"/"Z-240" strobe for highly accurate "S-TTL auto" shooting.


    (*8)
    Only compatible with new "Grip Bar III Set" started shipping from [July 12, 2007]. Please see related information for detail.

    (*9)
    Make sure to check "PT-E05" warranty conditions and purchasing method of accessory parts etc. in the instruction manual/warranty certificate of "PT-E05" before you make any modification/installation. Please refer to "Optical D Cable L" user manual for detail.


  • Related information

  • [News]Accessory for Olympus E series
    [News]Renewal of [Grip] related product


--"E-520"/[PT-E05](*1) combination example--
    [Dual strobe, 8mm fish-eye]

  • Olympus "E-520" + Olympus "PT-E05"
  • Olympus "ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye"
  • "Dome Port Olympus・Protector IISet"
  • Olympus "PPZR-E05"
  • "D-2000"x 2
  • "-0.5 White Diffuser (External Auto)"x 2
  • "Optical D Cable L"x 2
  • "Holder II・Grip Set"
  • "Arm M Set Z・Multi D.B. Long"
  • "Arm M Set Z"


  • [Dual strobe, 50mm Macro]

  • Olympus "E-520"+ Olympus "PT-E05"
  • Olympus "ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro"
  • "MRS Olympus 50 Port"・"MRS Magnet Ring Olympus 50 Set"
  • "D-2000"x 2
  • -0.5 White Diffuser (External Auto)"x 2
  • "Optical D Cable L"x 2
  • "Holder II・Grip Set"
  • "Arm SS Set Z・Multi D.B. Long"
  • "Arm SS Set Z"
  • "M67 Lens Holder S" + "UCL-165M67"


--"E-520"/"PT-E05"(*1) sample images--


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Soft coral (approx.2m/6.6' in length)/approx. 40cm/16"
    -- Equipments:Olympus E-520 + PT-E05 +ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye,D-2000 Strobe x 2
    -- Photo data:1/30, F4.0, -1EV, ISO100,Strobe mode: S-TTL, Scene mode: Underwater-wide 1
    -- Photo by:Fukashi. Torii@INON at "Bitagane" Atami, Shizuoka JAPAN


    -- Subject/shooting distance:School of Indian littleperch /approx. 1m/3.3'
    -- Equipments:Olympus E-520 + PT-E05 +ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye,D-2000 Strobe x 2
    -- Data:1/100, F5.6, ±0EV, ISO100,Strobe mode: S-TTL, Manual shooting mode(M)
    -- Photo by:Fukashi. Torii@INON at "Bitagane" Atami, Shizuoka JAPAN


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Cherry bass (10cm/3.9" in length) /30cm/12"
    -- Equipments:Olympus E-520 + PT-E05 + ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro,D-2000 Strobe x 2
    -- Data:1/80, F2.0, ±0EV, ISO100,Strobe mode: S-TTL + Manual, Manual shooting mode (M)
    -- Photo by:Ryo. Hattori@INON at Ita, Shizuoka JAPAN


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Hairy stingfish (8cm/3" *face width) /30cm/11.8"
    -- Equipments:Olympus μ1030SW + PT-043 UWL-100 28AD + Dome Lens UnitD-2000 strobe x 2
    -- Data:Zoom wide end (5.0mm), 1/30, F3.5, ±0EV, ISO80, S-TTL auto mode
    -- Photo by:Ryo. Hattori@INON at "Bitagane", Atami, Japan


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Zebra turkeyfish (5cm/2" in length) /30cm/11.8"
    -- Equipments:Olympus E-520 + PT-E05 + ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro,D-2000 Strobe x 2
    -- Data:1/125, F2.8, ±0EV, ISO100,Strobe mode: Manual, Manual shooting mode (M)
    -- Photo by:R. Hattori@INON at Ita, Shizuoka JAPAN


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Feather worm (6cm/2.4" in length) /30cm/11.8"
    -- Equipments:Olympus E-520 + PT-E05 + ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro,D-2000 Strobe x 2
    -- Data:1/180, F2.8, ±0EV, ISO100,Strobe mode: S-TTL, Manual shooting mode (M)
    -- Photo by :Ryo. Hattori@INON at Ita, Shizuoka JAPAN


August 6th, 2008
INON Inc.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Accessory for Olympus PT-043

INON Inc. releases following new accessories to support Olympus "μ1030SW (STYLUS1030) " (*1) + "PT-043" (*1) on [July 20, 2008].

  • "28AD Mount Base・PT-043"

  • --Release date : July 20, 2008
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W42 Set with Clear Photo System Film"(*2)

  • --Release date : July 20, 2008
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"

  • --Available in the market

    "28AD Mount Base・PT-043" installed onPT-043 / μ1030SW


--Optional accessories--
    The 28AD Mount Base PT-043 is exclusively designed for "Olympus μ1030SW (STYLUS1030SW)" (*1) + "PT-043" (*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.

    • Wide variety and high quality
    • INON "28AD Mount series" attachment lens
    • Easy, reliable and fully auto external auto shooting
    • INON "S-TTL Auto" strobe

      (*1)

      Contact Olympus Imaging Corp. for detail of camera/protector. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.


      (*2)
      Also compatible with previous model/housing "μ720SW, μ725SW" /"PT-033", "μ770SW, μ795SW"/"PT-035", "μ790SW"/"PT-041". Current "Optical D Cable・Cap W40 Set with Clear Photo System Film" is succeeded by "Optical D Cable・Cap W42 Set with Clear Photo System Film". The "Optical D Cable・Cap W40 Set with Clear Photo System Film" is [NOT] compatible with "Olympus μ1030SW (STYLUS1030SW)" /"[PT-043".


--Attachment Lens--
    "28AD Mount Base・PT-043" enables you to install INON 28AD Mount series attachment lens. 28AD mount series attachment lens lineup consists "UWL-100 28AD" wide conversion lens to shoot wider area and its super wide option "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100". AD Mount series "UCL-165AD" close-up lens to shorten minimum shooting distance, is also usable. INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from "semi fish-eye" to "ultra macro" with simple and reliable system.


--Strobe--
    Optional "Grip Base D II with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable・Cap W42 Set with Clear Photo System Film" enables you to install digital camera compatible "S-TTL" auto strobe INON "Z-240"/"D-2000" series. "S-TTL" auto of "Z-240"/"D-2000" series gives you correct and reliable exposure by simply pressing shutter release button. It is easy to step up to dual strobe configuration with additional "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable". Wide range of INON "Arm II System" provides you many different configurations to support your sophisticated lighting needs. INON provides you simple and reliable system with innovative "S-TTL" Auto and "Arm II system" to enhance your creative image to capture different subject in variable shooting condition with wide variety of attachment lens.



--Why so many different Mount Bases / Optical D Cable Sets--
    As same as other INON Mount Bases and Optical D Cable Cap Sets, "28AD Mount Base・PT-043"/"Optical D Cable・Cap W42 Set with Clear Photo System Film" is exclusively designed for specific camera/housing including careful compatibility test to;


    • Optimize high quality lens performance for high quality macro/wide shot and
    • (design attachment lens layout for best suited distance from camera's master lens which is vary among different camera/housing models)

    • Support highly accurate and reliable "S-TTL Auto" shooting.
    • (design fiber optics attachment layout based on camera's built-in flash location)


    INON benefits you with above advantages by producing specific accessories for each specific camera/housing model.

    Other manufacture's versatile lens adopters or universal strobe cables look like very useful but they often show;

    • Just enough to attach a lens
    • >>without optimizing optical performance of lens resulting
      only widen an image area with heavy vignetting on corners or terrible quality in peripheral part of an image

    • Just enough to attach a strobe
    • >>without accurate exposure control and reliability resulting
      fluctuating exposure and fickle flashing


    INON system is completely different from those versatile products and simple yet reliable to provide "high quality image"/"highly accurate S-TTL Auto" to support every level of underwater photographers.


--"μ1030SW"/"PT-043" combination example--

  • Olympus "μ1030SW" + Olympus"PT-043"
  • "28AD Mount Base・PT-043"
  • "UWL-100 28AD"
  • "D-2000"
  • "-0.5 White Diffuser (External Auto)"
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W42 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
  • "Strobe Cover D/Z"
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"
  • "Direct Arm Z Set・Multi D.B. Long"
  • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"


--"μ1030SW"/"PT-043" sample images--

    --Equipments:
  • Olympus"μ1030SW" + Olympus"PT-043",
  • "28AD Mount Base・PT-043",
  • "UWL-100 28AD" + "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100" + "Dome Spacer for UWL-100 28AD",
  • "D-2000"×2 + "-0.5 White Diffuser (External Auto)"×2 + "Strobe Cover・D/Z"×2,
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W42 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
  • "Optical D Cable"
  • "Arm L Set Z・Multi D.B Long"×2 +"Arm M Body"×2 + "Clamp"×2 + "Arm Float S"×6
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"
  • "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D"
  • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"×2
  • [AD Lens Holder" + "UWL-100 28AD"




  • -- Subject/shooting distance:Devil flathead (15cm/5.9" in length)/15cm(5.9")
    -- Equipments:Olympus μ1030SW + PT-043, UCL-165AD, D-2000 strobe x 2
    -- Data:Zoom telephoto end (18.2mm), 1/100, F5.1, ±0EV,ISO80, S-TTL auto mode
    -- Photo by:Ryo. Hattori@INON at “Yokoiso beach”, Atami, Japan


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Perch sculpin (15cm/5.9" in length)/15cm(5.9")
    -- Equipments:Olympus μ1030SW + PT-043, No conversion lens, D-2000 strobe x 2
    -- Data:Zoom telephoto end (18.2mm), 1/125, F5.1, ±0EV,ISO80, S-TTL auto mode
    -- Photo by :Ryo. Hattori@INON at "Yokoiso beach", Atami, Japan


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Whitespotted pigmy filefish (5cm/2" in length)/30cm(11.8")
    -- Equipments:Olympus μ1030SW + PT-043, No conversion lens, D-2000 strobe x 2
    -- Data:Zoom telephoto end (18.2mm), 1/125, F5.1, ±0EV,ISO80, S-TTL auto mode
    -- Photo by:Ryo. Hattori@INON at "Bitagane", Atami, Japan


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Soft coral (1.5m/4.9' in length)/40cm(15.7")
    -- Equipments:Olympus μ1030SW + PT-043 UWL-100 28AD + Dome Lens UnitD-2000 strobe x 2
    -- Data:Zoom wide end (5.0mm), 1/30, F3.5, ±0EV, ISO80, S-TTL auto mode
    -- Photo by:Ryo. Hattori@INON at "Bitagane", Atami, Japan


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Soft coral (1.5m/4.9' in length)/40cm(15.7")
    -- Equipments:Olympus μ1030SW + PT-043 UWL-100 28AD D-2000 strobe x 2
    -- Data:Zoom wide end (5.0mm), 1/30, F3.5, ±0EV, ISO80, S-TTL auto mode
    -- Photo by:Ryo. Hattori@INON at "Bitagane", Atami, Japan


    -- Subject/shooting distance:Soft coral (1.5m/4.9' in length)/40cm(15.7")
    -- Equipments:Olympus μ1030SW + PT-043, No conversion lens, D-2000 strobe x 2
    -- Data:Zoom wide end (5.0mm), 1/30, F3.5, ±0EV, ISO80, S-TTL auto mode
    -- Photo by:Ryo. Hattori@INON at "Bitagane", Atami, Japan



June 25, 2008
INON Inc.

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