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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

UCL-165LD Close-up lens with new lock system

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of new 28LD Mount compatible close-up lens on April 12, 2011.
  • 「UCL-165LD」 close-up lens
  • --Release date : April 12th, 2011
    --JAN code : 456212143 630 5

    「UCL-165LD」

Product features
  • The UCL-165LD makes minimum shooting distance short both on land/underwater enabling to get closer to a subject for close-up/macro imaging
  • 2 elements in 2 groups lens construction effectively suppress aberrations comparing to single biconvex lens.
  • Newly developed lockable INON 『28LD Mount』 compatible. Easy, speedy yet reliable installation on「28LD Mount Base」can be obtained.
  • The lens barrel has joint screw mount on its front side to hold another INON M67 series close-up lens for super macro imaging (*2).
  • As of April 2011, compatible camera system is Canon「PowerShot S95」+「WP-DC38」 and Panasonic 「LUMIX DMC-FT3」+「DMW-MCFT3」.

Product specifications
  • Outer diameter:φ75.2mm (3.0in.)
  • Length : 21.9mm (0.9in.)
  • Mount system : INON 28LD Mount
  • Weight : [Air] 133g (4.7oz)[U/W]approx.72g (2.5oz)
  • Depth rating : 60m (196.9ft)
  • Material : Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy
  • Surface finishing (lens body) : Rigid black almite/ PC etc.
  • Glass / Coating : Optical glass / both side anti-reflection coating
  • Lens construction : 2 groups 2 elements
  • Focal length[Underwater/land] (*3) : 165mm / 135.4mm


  • (*1)
    Sole use for underwater. Compatible with zoom range of middle to telephoto side. Using on land and zoom wide side setting underwater will have vignetting.

    (*2)
    Stackable attachment lens is INON 『M67 Mount series』 close-up lens 「UCL-330」 or 「UCL-165M67」.
    This product (UCL-165LD) cannot be stacked together.

    (*3)
    Focal length of UCL-165LD standalone and not combined focal length with camera’s master lens.


「UCL-165LD」 example setting

  • Canon 「PowerShot S95」+ Canon「WP-DC38」
  • 「28LD Mount Base DC38」
  • 「UCL-165LD」


  • Panasonic「LUMIX DMC-FT3」+ Panasonic「DMW-MCFT3」
  • 「28LD Mount Base MCFT3」
  • 「UCL-165LD」+「UCL-165M67」


「UCL-165LD」sample images

    -- Subject/Shooting distance : Sea horse (approx. 5cm/2” in length)/approx.15cm(5.9”)
    -- Equipment : Canon PowerShot S95/WP-DC38 + UCL-165LD, S-2000 x 2 (Manual mode)
    --Photo data : Zoom telephoto end (22.5mm), 1/1000, F5.6, ISO200,WB: Daylight,
    --Photo by : R. Hattori (INON INC.) at Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan


    -- Subject/Shooting distance : Perch sculpin(approx. 15cm/5.9” in length)/approx.20cm(7.9”)
    -- Equipment : Canon PowerShot S95/WP-DC38 + UCL-165LD, S-2000 x 2 (Manual mode)
    --Photo data : Zoom telephoto end (22.5mm), 1/160, F4.9, ISO200,WB: Daylight,
    --Photo by : R. Hattori (INON INC.) at Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan


    -- Subject/Shooting distance : Ortmann’s spider-crab (approx. 1cm/0.4” in body length)/approx.10cm(3.9”)
    -- Equipment : Canon PowerShot S95/WP-DC38 + UCL-165LD + UCL-165M67, S-2000 x 2 (Manual mode)
    --Photo data : Zoom telephoto end (22.5mm), 1/160, F4.9, ISO80,WB: Daylight,
    --Photo by : R. Hattori (INON INC.) at “Bitagane” Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


Relative information


April 12,2011
INON INC.

*Press release information is as of April 12th, 2011 and subject to change without prior notice.



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