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Monday, December 27, 2010

Tripod Adapter

INON Inc. is pleased to announce its official release of an accessory to attach INON external strobe (S-2000, D-2000, Z-240 etc.) or LED flashlight (LE250, LE550-W, LE550-S, LE240) on a tripod which is equipped with a 1/4 tripod screw, on January 6th, 2011.


  • [Tripod Adapter]
  • --Release date: January 6th, 2011
    --JAN code: 456212143 629 9

    [Tripod Adapter]


    [Tripod Adapter] application with S-2000 + Snoot Set for S-2000(left)
    [Tripod Adapter] combined with LE550-S (right)
    The tripod in images is "KUNEKUNE tripod" from UN Ltd.


Product features

    The [Tripod Adapter] is an adapter to attach INON external strobe (S-2000, D-2000, Z-240 etc.) or LED flashlight (LE250, LE550-W, LE550-S, LE240) via INON Arm II system adapter including [Multi Direct Base II], [Z Adapter] and [Shoe Base] on a tripod (*1) which is equipped with a 1/4 tripod screw to use "off-camera" lighting technique (*2). The "off-camera" lighting technique includes stable aiming of a strobe with a snoot, back lighting for silhouette effect or independent lighting each for a subject and background to enhance your creative lighting idea to make your underwater photo something special.

    (*1)
    When using land use tripod underwater, check its material, surface finishing and construction to make sure that the tripod will not be damaged (rusting or salt build-up) by underwater use. INON Inc. cannot take any responsibility for any trouble/damage (damage to a tripod etc.) resulting from the installation of this product.

    (*2)
    Be well conscious of marine environment and marine lives not to harm them when put a tripod on the seabed.



Compatible Arm II system related product (*3)

    INON Multi Direct Base II
    INON Multi Direct Base II Long
    INON Z Adapter
    INON Shoe Base Adapter D4 + Shoe Base
    INON Shoe Base Adapter X-2 + Shoe Base
    (*3)
    As of December 2010.



    Combination example with INON Arm II system


Relative information


December 27th, 2010
INON INC.


*Press release information is as of December 27th, 2010 and subject to change without prior notice.



Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100

INON Inc. proudly announces official release of dedicated super dome option on December 24th, 2010 for recently released lockable wide conversion lens [UWL-H100 28LD] which supports larger camera master lens. In conjunction with new release of this super dome option, existing "Dome Lens Unit" for [UWL-100]/[UWL-100 28AD] is facelifted on December 24th, 2010(*1).

  • [Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100]
  • --Release date: December 24th, 2010
    --JAN code: 456212143 620 6

  • [Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-100](*1)
  • --Release date: December 24th, 2010
    --JAN code: 456212143 619 0


    [Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100]


    [Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-100]



    “Dome Lens Unit II” attached on compatible wide conversion lens
    Left :[Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100]+[UWL-H100 28LD]
    Center:[Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-100]+[UWL-100 28AD](*2)
    Right:[Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-100]+[UWL-100 Achromat Type2]


“Dome Lens Unit II” features
    Dedicated super dome option to increase underwater view angle of compatible “UWL-H100”/"UWL-100” series wide conversion lens by simply attached it on the compatible wide conversion lens.
    Maximum angle of view underwater is from [131.6°] up to [150.8°] in combination with compatible wide conversion lens(*3).

    Optical element is an optical glass with anti-reflection coating on inner surface.
    Together with the protector/lens hood which protects lens surface and blocks unnecessary light, the [Dome Lens Unit II] provides high-quality fish-eye image with less flare/ghost as same as previous model.

    The protector/lens hood is molded resin with detachable structure to lighten total weight, enhance handy hood position adjustment and realize competitive pricing.


“Dome Lens Unit II” features
    Dome Lens Unit II
    for UWL-H100
    Dome Lens Unit II
    for UWL-100
    Compatible wide conversion lensUWL-H100 28LDUWL-100 28AD (*2)
    UWL-100 Achromat
    (Type2/1/no marking)
    Weight *standalone[air]470g/16.6oz460g/16.2oz
    Length/weight[underwater]
    (with UWL-H100 28LD) 72.7mm/2.9"
    approx.505g/17.8oz
    (with UWL-100 28AD *2)70.9mm/2.8"
    approx.400g/14.1oz
    (with UWL-100 Achromat)85.8mm/3.4"
    approx. 533g/18.8oz
    View angle underwater (*3)
    (with UWL-H100 28LD)Max. 144.8°
    (with UWL-100 28AD *2)Max. 150.8°
    (with UWL-100 Achromat)Max. 131.6°

    [Specifications]
    Outer diameterφ132.4mm/5.2”
    standalone length48.2mm/1.9”
    Depth rating 60m/197’
    Material/finishingCorrosion resistant aluminum alloy/Rigid black alumite, PC etc.
    Glass material /surface finishing Optical glass /Anti reflection coating (inner surface)
    surface finishing Anti reflection coating (inner surface)

    (*1)
    The current model below will be discontinued and available from limited stock.
    • [Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100]
      --JAN code: 456212143 165 2

    (*2)
    Optional [Dome Spacer for UWL-100 28AD] is required to use for [UWL-100 28AD].

    (*3)
    Actual view angle varies depending on a camera/housing to use with.
    Underwater angle of view, focus range and vignetting is basically same as previous model [Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100].


Relative information


INON INC.
December 22nd, 2010



Monday, December 20, 2010

Accessory for Canon PowerShot G12/G11

INON INC. releases new fiber optics products on December 24, 2010 to support Canon [PowerShot G12](*1) ,[PowerShot G11](*1) /[WP-DC34](*1)
  • [Optical D Cable Type L / Cap W54 Set with Clear Photo System Film]
  • --Release date : December 24, 2010
    --JAN code : 456212143 628 2

    Optical D Cable Type L / Cap W54 Set with Clear Photo System Film


    Optical D Cable Type L / Cap W54 Set installing on the [WP-DC34]

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


PowerShot G12 / Wp-DC34 Combination Example


  • Canon [PowerShot G12] + Canon [WP-DC34]
  • Optical D Cable Type L / Cap W54 Set with Clear Photo System Film
  • S-2000
  • -0.5 Blue Diffuser for S-2000
  • Grip Base D4
  • Direct Arm Z Set




  • Canon [PowerShot G12] + Canon [WP-DC34]
  • Optical D Cable Type L / Cap W54 Set with Clear Photo System Film
  • Optical D Cable Type L
  • S-2000 x2
  • -0.5 Blue Diffuser for S-2000 x2
  • Grip Base D4
  • D Holder
  • Direct Arm Z Set x2



Product Features

  • Reliable slave flashing of [Optical D Cable connection] with fiber optics under bright condition like under surface or back lit.


  • INON [Clear Photo System] compatible and can effectively prevent drawback of transparent housing like backscatter, ghost or flare to get clear image together with secure connection of [Optical D Cable connection] .


  • Maximum two「Optical D Cable Type L」mountable for dual strobe configuration.


Strobe Compatibility
    Digital camera compatible ["S-TTL" Auto] strobe INON [S-2000]/[Z-240]/[D-2000] is usable. ["S-TTL" auto] of [S-2000]/[Z-240]/[D-2000] series gives you correct and reliable exposure by simply pressing shutter release button(*2).

    Universal type [Grip Base D4 Set] widely supports more than 100 underwater housings with loose-proof structure and broad expandability including supporting dual strobe configuration, different arm length/type depending on your shooting style.

    INON provides "full-blown" set with [Grip Base D4] to support every underwater photographers to suit to various shooting style, skill, subject and condition to realize your creative intent with flexible system.

    (*2)
    "S-TTL" Auto mode is not usable for shooting mode "M" or "Tv"/"Av" and the built-in flash mode is set to manual.


Why so many different Optical D Cable Sets
    As same as other Optical D Cable Cap Sets, [Optical D Cable Type L / Cap W54 Set ] is exclusively designed for specific camera/housing including careful compatibility test to;

  • 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 manufactures’ universal strobe cables look like very useful but they often show;

  • 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.


Relative Information on INON Website


December 20th, 2010
INON INC.



Thursday, December 9, 2010

M67 Adapter for Front Port Wide

INON Inc. is pleased to announce official release of dedicated lens adapter on December 12th, 2010 for INON X-2 housing compatible [Front Port Wide] to attach an INON “M67 Mount series close-up lens” on it..
  • [M67 Adapter for Front Port Wide]
    --Release date: December 12th, 2010
    --JAN code: 456212143 626 8

    [M67 Adapter for Front Port Wide]


    [M67 Adapter for Front Port Wide]/[UCL-165M67] installed on the [Front Port Wide]/[X-2 for GF1] Wide
Product features
    A lens adapter to attach INON M67 Mount series close-up lens [UCL-165M67][UCL-330] on the INON X-2 housing compatible Front Port Wide (*1).
    Attaching a close-up lens enables to shorten minimum shooting distance supporting macro imaging at zoom telephoto side.
    Its rubber pressure attachment structure helps easy and speedy removal of this product when shooting without a close-up lens.

    (*1)
    Not compatible with a wide conversion lens.

Compatible housing/port/lens
    INON X-2 for GF1 + Front Port Wide + Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm (*2)

    (*2)
    As of December 2010.
Relative information

December 9th, 2010
INON INC.

*Press release information is as of December 9th, 2010 and subject to change without prior notice.

    Saturday, December 4, 2010

    Accessory for Canon PowerShot S95

    INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of accessories to support Canon digital camera [PowerShot S95]/[WP-DC38](*1) and current product compatibility with the camera system.

    • [28LD Mount Base DC38]
    • --Release date : December 4, 2010
      --JAN code : 456212143 611 4

    • [Optical D Cable Type L/Cap W51 Set](*2)
    • --available in the market
      --JAN code : 456212143 573 5

    • [Optical D Cable SS Type L/Cap W51 Set](*3)
    • --available in the market
      --JAN code : 456212143 574 2

    • [Grip Base D4]
    • --available in the market
      --JAN code : 456212143 430 1

    • [Shoe Base]
    • --available in the market
      --JAN code : 456212143 356 4


      28LD Mount Base DC38 on WP-DC38 / PowerShot S95(left)
      28LD Mount Base DC38 (right)

      (*1)
      Contact Canon Inc. for detail of camera/Housing. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.
      (*2)
      An optical cable product when using [Grip Base D4]/[Grip Base D4 Set].
      (*3)
      An optical cable product when using [Shoe Base Set].


    PowerShot S95 / Wp-DC38 Combination Example

    • Canon [PowerShot S95] + Canon [WP-DC38]
    • 28LD Mount Base DC38
    • UWL-H100 28LD
    • S-2000(with -0.5 Blue Diffuser for S-2000)
    • Optical D Cable/Cap W51 Set Type L
    • Grip Base D4
    • Direct Arm Z Set


    Optional Accessory
      The 28LD Mount Base DC38 is exclusively designed for PowerShot S95 (*1) / WP-DC38 (*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.

    • Equipping new lockable system supporting easy, speedy yet reliable installation
      INON [28LD Mount series] attachment lens

    • Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe shooting
      INON [S-TTL Auto] strobe


    Attachment Lens Compatibility
      The [28LD Mount Base DC38] enables you to install [UWL-H100 28LD] wide conversion lens to shoot wider area and its super wide option will be coming soon. AD Mount series [UCL-165AD] close-up lens (*4) or M67 Mount series [UCL-330] [UCL-165M67] close-up lens (*5) to shorten minimum shooting distance, is also usable(*4). 28LD Mount series close-up lens is now under development to go on sale in spring 2011.
      INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from [semi fish-eye] to [ultra macro] with simple and reliable system.

      (*4)
      Optional「AD-LD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD」is required.
      (*5)
      Optional「M67-LD Mount Converter for UCL-330/165M67」is required.


    Strobe/LED flashlight Compatibility
      Digital camera compatible ["S-TTL" Auto] strobe INON [S-2000]/[Z-240]/[D-2000] is usable. ["S-TTL" auto] of [S-2000]/[Z-240]/[D-2000] series gives you correct and reliable exposure by simply pressing shutter release button(*6).

      INON LED flashlight [LE550-W]/[LE550-S]/[LE240]/[LE250] is also usable as an aiming light or assisting light source.

      There are two choices for strobe/light arm;[Shoe Base]/[Shoe Base Set] which directly holds compatible strobe/LED flashlight on the “accessory shoe” of the [28LD Mount Base DC38], or universal type [Grip Base D4 Set] which widely supports more than 100 underwater housings with loose-proof structure and broad expandability including supporting dual strobe configuration, different arm length/type depending on your shooting style.

      INON provides "handy"/"compact" [Shoe Base Set]and "full-blown" set with [Grip Base D4] to support every underwater photographers to suit to various shooting style, skill, attachment lens, subject and condition to realize your creative intent with flexible system.

      (*6)
      "S-TTL" Auto mode is not usable for shooting mode "M" or "Tv"/"Av" and the built-in flash mode is set to manual.


    Why so many different Mount Bases / Optical D Cable Sets
      As same as other INON Mount Bases and Optical D Cable Cap Sets, [28LD Mount Base DC38]/[Optical D Cable/Cap W51 Set Type L] 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 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.


    Relative Information on INON Website


    December 4th, 2010
    INON INC.



    Accessory for 28LD Mount

    INON INC. releases accessories for INON [UWL-H100 28LD] Wide Conversion Lens, and Mount Converter to attach existing close-up lens on 28LD Mount compatible products.

    • [Lens Hood for UWL-H100 28LD]
      --Release date : December 4, 2010
      --JAN code : 456212143 613 8

    • [AD-LD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD]
      --Release date : December 4, 2010
      --JAN code : 456212143 617 6

    • [M67-LD Mount Converter for UCL-330/165M67]
      --Release date : December 4, 2010
      --JAN code : 456212143 618 3

    • [LD Lens Holder S]
      --Release date : December 4, 2010
      --JAN code : 456212143 614 5

    • [LD Lens Holder W]
      --Release date : December 4, 2010
      --JAN code : 456212143 615 2

    • [LD Lens Holder for Float Arm]
      --Release date : December 4, 2010
      --JAN code : 456212143 616 9


      Lens Hood for UWL-H100 28LD installing on UWL-H100 LD


      AD-LD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD


      M67-LD Mount Converter for UCL-330/165M67


      LD Lens Holder W attached on Arm S Body


    Lens Hood for UWL-H100 28LD
      The Lens Hood specifically designed for UWL-H100 28LD to shade unnecessary light from outside of view angle and reduce flare/ghost which could happen in backlit condition. The hood also protects lens surface. We recommend to attach the lens hood on UWL-H100 28LD always when shooting.


    AD-LD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD
      The AD-LD Mount Converter is exclusively for 28LD Mount compatible product to attach AD Mount series attachment lens [UCL-165AD Close-up Lens]. (*1)

      Compatible 28LD Mount products
      • 28LD Mount Base DC38
      • LD Lnes Holder
      • LD Lens Holder W
      • LD Lnes Holder for Float Arm

      (*1)
      Using this product will have significant vignetting on image corners with/without a lens on land and underwater at zoom range from wide end to middle. Zoom to telephoto side to eliminate vignetting.

    M67-LD Mount Converter for UCL-330/165M67
      The M67-LD Mount Converter is exclusively for 28LD Mount compatible product to attach M67 Mount series attachment lens [UCL-330]/[UCL-165M67]. (*2)

      Compatible 28LD Mount products
      • 28LD Mount Base DC38
      • LD Lnes Holder S
      • LD Lens Holder W
      • LD Lnes Holder for Float Arm

      (*2)
      Using this product will have significant vignetting on image corners with/without a lens on land and underwater at zoom range from wide end to middle. Zoom to telephoto side to eliminate vignetting.

    LD Lens Holder
      The LD Lens Holder is attached to INON Arm/Float Arm to help you with speedy replacement of lens underwater. In combination with optional [AD-LD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD]/[M67-LD Mount Converter for UCL-330/165M67], AD/M67 Mount series close-up lens can be attached as well in addition to “28LD Mount” wide conversion lens [UWL-H100 28LD].

      Compatible 28LD Mount products
      • UWL-H100 28LD Wide Conversion Lens
      • AD-LD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD
      • M67-LD Mount Converter for UCL-330/165M67

    Compatible Arm
      [LD Lens Holder S] or [LD Lens Holder W] on either side of an arm
      • D Holder Extension Bar + Grip Base D4
      • D Holder Extension Bar + D Holder
      • Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D
      • Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D

      [LD Lens Holder S] on either side or [LD Lens Holder W] on both side of an arm
      • Arm SS Body
      • Arm S Body
      • Arm M Body
      • Arm L Body
      • YS Arm MS Body
      • YS Arm M Body

      [LD Lens Holder for Float Arm] /[LD Lens Holder W] *Maximum two holders on each arm
      • Float Arm S
      • Float Arm M
      • Float Arm ML
      • Mega Float Arm S
      • Mega Float Arm M


    Relative Information on INON Website


    December 4th, 2010
    INON INC.
     

    UWL-H100 28LD Wide Conversion Lens

    INON Inc. release dual use (underwater/land) wide conversion lens and accessory for a digital camera with wide master lens of 28mm at wide side on December 4th, 2010.

    • [UWL-H100 28LD Wide Conversion Lens]
    • --Release date : December 4, 2010
      --JAN code : 456212143 610 7


      [UWL-H100 28LD]


    Product Features
      Dual use for land/underwater. Ultra Wide Converter underwater and Fish-eye Converter in air (100.8° underwater / 179.0° air) . Upcoming dedicated super wide option [Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100] widen its view angle and enables to get almost same view angle underwater as in air(*1).
      Unique optical design allows to shorten minimum focal distance with ultra wide view angle thus effective for Wide Macro shot.
      Newly designed optical construction to accommodate with latest camera model carrying larger image sensor and brighter master lens. Using highly refractive optical elements provides larger effective diameter of the rear optical element in compact size.
      Lockable INON 28LD Mount compatible. Easy, speedy yet reliable installation on [28LD Mount Base] can be obtained.

      (*1)
      Actual view angle may vary depending on camera/housing to be used.


    Specificaton
    • Outer diameter/Length: 90.4mm(3.6in)/45.4mm(1.8in)
    • Weight[U/W/Air]: approx.326g(11.5oz)/520g(18.7oz)
    • Mount system: INON 28LD Mount
    • Depth rating: 60m(196.9ft)
    • Material/surface finishing[lens body]: corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy/rigid black almite, PC etc.
    • Glass/Coating: Optical glass/both side coating
    • Lnes construction/magnification: 4 group 4 elements/0.60(aforcal)
    • Mac. View angle[U/W/Air](*1): 100.8°/179°



    Relative Information on INON Website


    December 4th, 2010
    INON INC.



    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    INON at DEMA SHOW 2010

    INON INC. is pleased to announce to attend「DEMA SHOW 2010」(Nov.17 - Nov.20, 2010) at Las Vegas Convention Center in the U.S.. (http://www.demashow.com/)

    We will be showing our wide range of underwater photographic equipment at our authorized U.S. dealers’ booth (Reef Photo & Video: #3842, Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo: #3643).

    Exhibits includes ultimate operability 「X-2 for GF1」housing for Panasonic LUMIX GF1, new Mount Base and wide conversion lens for Canon PowerShot S95, and Optical D Cable Type L・Cap Set for Canon WP-DC34/PowerShot G12/11.

    New or prototype products shown during DEMA SHOW 2010 are as follows;
    • For handy macro imaging with LUMIX GF1 zoom lens.
    • M67 Adapter for Front Port Wide(tentative name)
      to attach an M67 screw mount close-up lens on Panasonic LUMIX 14-45mm zoom lens compatible INON Front Port Macro.



    • Shortly announced “Mount Base”/“Wide Conversion Lens”
    • Canon『PowerShot S95』/「WP-DC38」compatible
      28LD Mount Base DC38(tentative name)
      UWL-H100 28LD Wide Conversion Lens(tentative name)





    • Reliable strobe sync via fiber optics
    • Canon『PowerShot G12/G11』/「WP-DC34」compatible
      Optical D Cable Type L/Cap W54 Set
      Canon『PowerShot G10』/「WP-DC28」compatible
      Optical D Cable Type L/Cap W53 Set



    • Narrow down strobe beam angle to make spotlight effect.
    • Z-240 strobe, D-2000 strobe compatible
      Snoot Set for Z-240/D-2000



    • Directly fixes a strobe or LED flashlight on an underwater tripod.
    • Tripod Adapter(tentative name)


    Please stop by and check out our new and innovative products at DEMA SHOW 2010!
    Our representative for overseas business will be hanging around the DEMA SHOW 2010 for future business opportunity. Please feel free to drop an e-mail for business meeting appointment at info@inon.co.jp.


    November 17, 2010
    INON INC.

    Tuesday, August 10, 2010

    Lens Port for Panasonic DSLR

    INON INC. releases lens ports and magnet ring sets for INON [X-2 for GF1].

    • Dome Port 115
    • --Release date : August 11, 2010
      --JAN code :456212143 594 0

    • Pancake Port
    • --Release date : August 11, 2010
      --JAN code:456212143 595 7

    • MRS Base Port (with MRS Control Ring)
    • --Release date : August 11, 2010
      --JAN code :456212143 596 4

    • MRS Base Port (without MRS Control Ring)
    • --Release date : August 11, 2010
      --JAN code :456212143 597 1

    • Front Port Macro
    • --Release date : August 11, 2010
      --JAN code :456212143 598 8

    • Front Port Wide
    • --Release date : August 11, 2010
      --JAN code :456212143 599 5

    • Front Port Dome 115
    • --Release date : August 11, 2010
      --JAN code :456212143 600 8

    • MRS Magnet Ring DG45 Set
    • --Release date : August 11, 2010
      --JAN code :456212143 601 5

    • MRS Magnet Ring DG45 Adapter
    • --Release date : August 11, 2010
      --JAN code :456212143 607 7

    • MRS Magnet Ring G14-45 Set
    • --Release date : August 11, 2010
      --JAN code :456212143 602 2

    • MRS Magnet Ring G14-45 Adapter
    • --Release date : August 11, 2010
      --JAN code :456212143 608 4

    • MRS Magnet Ring G7-14 Set
    • --Release date : August 11, 2010
      --JAN code :456212143 603 9

    • MRS Magnet Ring G7-14 Adapter
    • --Release date : August 11, 2010
      --JAN code :456212143 609 1


      Dome Port 115


      Pancake Port


      MRS Base Port (with MRS Control Ring)


      MRS Base Port (without MRS Control Ring)


      Front Port Macro


      Front Port Wide


      Front Port Dome 115


      MRS Magnet Ring DG45 Set


      MRS Magnet Ring DG45 Adapter


      MRS Magnet Ring G14-45 Set


      MRS Magnet Ring G14-45 Adapter


      MRS Magnet Ring G7-14 Set


      MRS Magnet Ring G7-14 Adapter


    [X-2 for GF1] compatible port
      Compatible lens ports support five different lenses; [8mm/F3.5 Fisheye], [20mm/F1.7 Pancake], [45mm/F2.8 Macro], [14-45mm/F3.5–F5.6 Zoom] and [7–14mm/F4 Zoom]. All lens ports use optical lens with multi coating to take full advantage of optical performance of LUMIX/LEICA lenses.
      Lens ports for [45mm/F2.8 Macro], [14-45mm/F3.5–F5.6 Zoom] and [7–14mm/F4 Zoom]consist of two components; a universal base port and specific front port for each different lens model where only optional front port is required to use other lens model.
      Zooming operation and 45mm/F2.8 Macro lens focusing operation uses INON patented [MRS (Magnetic Rotary System) Port] using magnetic attraction to turn lens barrel with light torque as like controlling a lens on land.


    Dome Port 115
      A Dome Port using compact dome glass with 115mm diameter which is ideal for compact [Panasonic LUMIX G FISHEYE 8mm/F3.5] lens. Multicoated optical glass suppresses flare/ghost. The protector shades unnecessary light to get clear image in addition to prevent accidental damage on the lens surface. Auto focus (AF) only.


    Pancake Port
      A compact port for [Panasonic LUMIX G20mm/F1.7 ASPH] lens. The port edge has M67 screw mount which directly accepts [UCL-330][UCL-165M67] close-up lens. Auto focus (AF) only.
      The [Panasonic LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm/F2.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.]lens is supported as well in combination with optional [EXT. Ring 36] (Auto Focus only).


    MRS Base Port
      A Base Port is compatible with three different lenses with interchangeable Front Port. This construction allows you to use the Base Port for different lens only buying optional Front Port, and helps to save luggage space when travelling.
      Focus operation of a macro lens and zoom operation of a zoom lens uses INON patented "MRS system (patented in Japan and U.S.)" rotating a lens barrel by magnetic attraction without any mechanical contact between a lens and lens port providing stress-free lens operation as like controlling a lens on land.


    MRS Base Port(without MRS Control Ring)
      A Base Port without MRS Control Ring for [Panasonic LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm/F2.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.] lens to use auto focus only in combination with [Front Port Macro]. Upgradable to [MRS Base Port (with MRS Control Ring)] with optional [MRS Control Ring (60/60II/100UII/100UIII/ Olympus50)].


    Front Port Macro
      A Front Port to joint on the edge of the [MRS Base Port] or [MRS Base Port (without MRS Control Ring)] to use for [Panasonic LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm/F2.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.] lens.
      Directly holds INON [UCL-330] or [UCL-165M67] close-up lens.
      Optional [MRS Magnet Ring DG45 Set] is required for manual focusing.


    Front Port Wide
      A Front Port to joint on the edge of the [MRS Base Port] for the [Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.] lens.
      Optional [MRS Magnet Ring G14-45 Set] is necessary for zoom operation. Auto Focus (AF) only.


    Front Port Dome 115
      A Front Port to joint on the edge of the [MRS Base Port] for the[Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm/F4.0 ASPH.] zoom lens.
      The protector shades unnecessary light which could cause flare/ghost to get clear image in addition to prevent accidental damage on the lens surface.
      Optional [Magnet Ring G7-14 Set] is necessary for zoom operation. Auto Focus (AF) only.

      (*)When using [Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm/F4.0 ASPH.] lens, first load a camera in a housing then attach the lens and lens port
      The camera equipped with the lens can not be taken in and out from the housing.


    MRS Magnet Ring DG45 Set
      The set of [Magnet Ring] and [MRS Magnet Ring DG45 Adapter] to attach on the [Panasonic LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm/F2.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.] lens for manual focus operation.
      The Magnet Ring is also usable for other MRS Magnet Ring Adapters to support other lenses only with optional MRS Magnet Ring Adapter.


    MRS Magnet Ring G14-45 Set
      The set of [Magnet Ring] and [MRS Magnet Ring G14-45 Adapter] to attach on the [Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S.] zoom lens for zoom operation.
      The Magnet Ring is also usable for other MRS Magnet Ring Adapters to support other lenses only with optional MRS Magnet Ring Adapter


    MRS Magnet Ring G7-14 Set
      The set of [Magnet Ring] and [MRS Magnet Ring G7-14 Adapter] to attach on the [Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm/F4.0 ASPH.] zoom lens for zoom operation.
      The Magnet Ring is also usable for other MRS Magnet Ring Adapters to support other lenses only with optional MRS Magnet Ring Adapter


    --Relative information--


    August,10th,2010
    INON inc.

    Friday, August 6, 2010

    X-2 for GF1 is now available

    INON INC. releases lightweight aluminum body housing 「X-2 for GF1」for Panasonic digital SLR camera LUMIX GF1.

    • X-2 for GF1 WT
    • --Release date : August 11, 2010
      --JAN code :456212143 592 6

    • X-2 for GF1 BK
    • --Scheduled release date : Later August 2010
      --JAN code:456212143 593 3


      [X-2 for GF1 WT]


      [X-2 for GF1 BK]

      (*)Optional Leak Sensor is available at a time of housing order.


    Product Features

    Lightweight and Compact Corrosion-resistant Aluminum Alloy Body
      A housing body is made from corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy providing comfortable controllability even in high water pressure in addition to reliability and durability as metal body.
      The front body panel is manufactured by ultra precision casting technique while rear body panel is machined from an aluminum block. The total body is designed to enhance advantages of both manufacturing procedure to balance「size」, 「underwater weight」and[strength].


    Ergonomically Friendly Exterior Design
      The body shape and design allows each right hand fingers come to neutral position to take a firm grip and thumb hook on the back panel assists to hold the housing firmly without effort.
      The[X-2 for GF1]requires different shooting style from conventional underwater housing for SLR camera which is equipped with a viewfinder, to see a high-definition LCD monitor thus location/angle of right thumb rest and shutter release lever is specifically designed to support comfortable operation.


    Stress-free Control Layout
      Almost every function of the LUMIX GF1 is operable from housing controls (**). You can access to Cursor buttons/Rear dial right away without changing right hand position. The built-in flash can be completely closed by a housing control lever.
      The back panel has large「LCD monitor window」not only to see the LCD monitor itself but also provides visual contact with camera’s control buttons to enhance intuitive operation underwater. This large transparent panel also helps to find out accidental flooding in its early stage.

      (**)The [Drive mode lever]is not accessible. The[Rear dial]can be rotated from housing control but can not be pressed. However almost all settings by the [Rear dial] can be also managed by the[Q.MENU] button and [Cursor] buttons.


    Ample Inner Space for Comfortable Camera Installation/Removal
      A camera is precisely fixed in the housing at the tripod-screw and both shoulder strap eyelets.
      Since neither of front nor side of the camera contacts with the housing, water-pressure never cause any unexpected operation of the camera.
      You can put the camera in the housing even with an optional leather panel kit being attached.
      Spacious inner construction allows you to put fingers between the camera and the housing to pull out the camera easily by one hand, and further helps to gain buoyancy to have less underwater weight.


    Fully Compatible with Time Proven “S-TTL” Auto Strobe System
      Flooding-free four Optical D Connectors are equipped as standard feature to benefit simple yet reliable “S-TTL” Auto with maximum four external strobes supporting accurate exposure simply by pressing the shutter release button even for high power multi-lighting circumstances allowing you to focus on artistic intention or composition.


    Wide Variety of Lens Port from Macro to Fisheye
      Compatible lens ports support five different lenses; 「45mm/F2.8 Macro」, 「20mm/F1.7 Pancake」, 「14-45mm/F3.5–F5.6 Zoom」, 「7–14mm/F4 Zoom」and「8mm/F3.5 Fisheye」. All lens ports use optical lens with multi coating to take full advantage of optical performance of LUMIX/LEICA lenses.


    --Relative information--


    August,6th,2010
    INON inc.

    Grip Base M1 for X-2 for GF1

    INON INC. releases [Grip Base M1] on August 11th, 2010. The [Grip Base M1] is a strobe arm for midsize underwater housing for micro four thirds digital SLR camera including INON [X-2 for GF1] housing. For existing [D Holder] users, [D Base M1] is also available to purchase.

    • Grip Base M1
    • --Release date : August 11, 2010
      --JAN code :456212143 605 3

    • D Base M1
    • --Release date : August 11, 2010
      --JAN code:456212143 606 0



    Grip Base M1


    D Base M1

    --Product features--
      A base arm specifically designed for midsize underwater housing for micro four thirds digital SLR. Firmly attached on a housing with two tripod screws. Wide variety of INON adapters/bases is compatible with this product and easy to set-up multiple lighting system with dual strobe configuration by attaching extra [D Holder]. The Base is equipped with legs to provide stable placement of combined housing.


    --Compatible housing--
    • INON X-2 for GF1M
    • Olympus PT-EP01


    --Set-up example--

      [Grip Base M1] single strobe configuration
    • [X-2 for GF1] + [MRS Base Port] + [Front Port Macro]
    • [Grip Base M1]
    • [S-2000]
    • [Z Joint]
    • [Optical D Cable Type L]



    • [Grip Base M1] dual strobe configuration

    • [X-2 for GF1] + [MRS Base Port] + [Front Port Macro]
    • [Grip Base M1]
    • [D Holder]
    • [S-2000]×2
    • [Z Adapter]×4
    • [Clamp]×2
    • [Optical D Cable Type L]×2


    --Related information--


    August,6th,2010
    INON onc.

    Monday, June 28, 2010

    Panasonic DMC-FT2, DMC-ZX3 new firmware to enhance INON strobe exposure accuracy

    Panasonic Corporation has just released new firmware (Ver 1.1) for 「DMC-FT2」and 「DMC-ZX3」 which includes improvement of external strobe matching with 『INON Strobe (S-2000/D-2000/Z-240)』 to enhance appropriate exposure control. For those who uses 「DMC-FT2」 or 「DMC-ZX3」with [「S-2000」/「D-2000」/「Z-240」] is strongly recommended to receive this firmware update.


    --Panasonic Corporation Global site 【redirect to external web site】--

  • Top page
  • http://panasonic.net/
  • DMC-FT2/DMC-TS2 Firmware update service
  • http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/FT2_TS2/index.html
  • DMC-ZX3/DMC-ZR3 Firmware update service
  • http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/ZX3_ZR3/index.html

    *Press release information is as of June 28th, 2010 and subject to change without prior notice.
    INON INC.

    Panasonic DMC-TZ10,TZ9,TZ8 new firmware to enhance INON strobe exposure accuracy

    Panasonic Corporation has just released new firmware (Ver 1.1) for 「DMC-TZ10」,「DMC-TZ9」and「DMC-TZ8」 which includes improvement of external strobe matching with 『INON Strobe (S-2000/D-2000/Z-240)』 to enhance appropriate exposure control. For those who uses 「DMC-TZ10」,「DMC-TZ9」or「DMC-TZ8」 with [「S-2000」/「D-2000」/「Z-240」] is strongly recommended to receive this firmware update.


    --Panasonic Corporation Global site 【redirect to external web site】--

  • Top page
  • http://panasonic.net/
  • DMC-TZ10/DMC-ZS7 Firmware update service
  • http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/TZ10_ZS7/index.html
  • DMC-TZ9/DMC-ZS6 Firmware update service
  • http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/TZ9_ZS6/index.html
  • DMC-TZ8/DMC-ZS5 Firmware update service
  • http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/TZ8_ZS5/index.html


    *Press release information is as of June 28th, 2010 and subject to change without prior notice.
    INON INC.

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010

    "M67 Lens Adapter Base" for Fujifilm FinePix series

    INON INC. will release new "M67 Lens Adapter Base" on June 18th, 2010 to support Fujifilm marine case "WP-FXF80"(*1) for 「FinePix F80EXR」(*1) and "WP-FXF200"(*1) for 「FinePix F200EXR」(*1) to attach INON M67 series close-up lens [UCL-330][UCL-165 M67];

    • M67 Lens Adapter Base FXF80 (*2)(*3)
      --Exclusively for Fujifilm「WP-FXF80」(*1)
      --Scheduled release date : June 18, 2010
      --JAN code:456212143 585 8


    • 「M67 Lens Adapter Base FXF80」 installed on WP-FXF80 / FinePix F80EXR(left)
      「M67 Lens Adapter Base FXF80」(right)

    • M67 Lens Adapter Base FXF200(*2)(*3)
      --Exclusively for Fujifilm「WP-FXF200」(*1)
      --Scheduled release date : June 18, 2010
      --JAN code:456212143 586 5


    • 「M67 Lens Adapter Base FXF200」 installed on WP-FXF200 / FinePix F200EXR(left)
      「M67 Lens Adapter Base FXF200」(right)

    --Product features--

      The 「M67 Lens Adapter Base」 is a dedicated accessory to attach INON 『M67 Mount Series』 close-up lens「UCL-330」「UCL-165 M67」 on a marine case/water-proof protector which is not compatible with existing M67 Mount Base (*2)(*3)

      The component Base Plate is designed based on base shape of compatible marine case/water-proof protector to fit securely on it without rattle. This product directly accepts dual functional product 「Grip Base D4」or 「Grip Base DIII」 as a grip and lighting arm enabling to add compatible strobe/LED flashlight together with various lighting arm product to support simple/compact and even friendly upgrade to multi lighting system.

      The Lens Adapter Unit is mounted on the compatible marine case/water-proof protector at lens pot with pressure molding and supplied Supporting Screws to reliably hold compatible close-up lens. The Lens Adapter Unit can be separated with combined attachment lens by simply loosening the Supporting Screws.

      (*1)
      Contact Fujifilm Corporation for detail of camera/marine case. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.

      (*2)
      This product does not support a wide conversion lens due to camera master lens specification.

      (*3)
      When using a close-up lens on this product underwater, significant vignetting will be observed at zoom wide end. Zoom towards to telephoto side little bit to avoid vignetting


    --『FinePix F80EXR』/「WP-FXF80」combination example--

    • Fujifilm「FinePix F80EXR」+ FujiFilm「WP-FXF80」
    • 「M67 Lens Adapter Base FXF80」
    • 「UCL-330」
    • 「S-2000」(with supplied “-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000”)
    • 「Optical D Cable Type L / Bush W52 Set with Clear Photo System Film」
    • 「Grip Base D4」
    • 「D Holder Extension Bar」
    • 「Z Joint」

    • 「M67 Lens Holder S」
    • 「UCL-165 M67」

    • 「LE240」(with supplied “W40° Filter・LE”)
    • 「Single Light Holder LE」
    • 「Shoe Base」


    --Relative information--
    *Press release information is as of June 15th, 2010 and subject to change without prior notice.
    INON INC.

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010

    Light Case LE

    INON INC. releases new optional accessory for INON LE series LED flashlight to store and carry it on a belt/hose on June 24, 2010

    • 「Light Case LE 3AA」
    • --Scheduled release date : June 24, 2010
      --JAN code:456212143 581 0

    • 「Light Case LE 2AA」
    • --Scheduled release date : June 24, 2010
      --JAN code:456212143 582 7

      「Light Case LE 3AA」(left) 「Light Case LE 2AA」(right)



    --Product features --
      The「Light Case LE 3AA」/「Light Case LE 2AA」is dedicated carrying case for LE series LED flashlight products.

    • Compatible LED flashlight
      「Light Case LE 3AA」: LE250, LE550-S(*1), LE550-W(*1)
      「Light Case LE 2AA」: LE240(*1)

      The「Light Case LE」has two double Velcro straps to provide less limitation on selecting location yet support firm and stable attachment on a belt/hose etc. for stress-free flashlight handling.


      [Velcro straps]
      Pre-installed two D-rings further utilizes usage of the case as you like such as temporarily connecting between supplied clip strap with a hand strap of the LE series LED flashlight etc.



      [D-rings and supplied Clip Strap]

      (※1)
      Not usable on land except function check for short period of time.

    --Application of 「Light Case LE 3AA」「Light Case LE 2AA」--


      「LE250」/「Light Case LE 3AA」 attached on an inflator hose

      「LE240」/「Light Case LE 2AA」attached on a regulator hose

      「LE250」/「Light Case LE 3AA」attached on a belt


    June 4th , 2010
    INON. inc

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