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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Nikonos 5pin connector equipped D-2000W / D-2000Wn is released

We are pleased to announce the higher-end models "D-2000W" and "D-2000Wn" compatible with connections to a wide range of camera systems, equipped with a Nikonos 5 pin-type electrical connector along with the sophisticated features of INON "D-2000".

  • Underwater "S-TTL" Automatic Strobe Light "D-2000W"
  • Scheduled released date: October 26th, 2005
  • Underwater "S-TTL" Automatic Strobe Light "D-2000Wn"
  • Release date to be announced

    "D-2000W"/"D-2000Wn" Product Image
    [Left: Front of each strobe]
    [Center: "D-2000W" control panel]
    [Right: "D-2000Wn" control panel]


Main features of the product [focusing mainly on differences compared to "D-2000"]

--Connectable to electric cable camera systems --
    All of the next generation features of the conventional model, "D-2000 " are inherited on top of the newly added conventional Nikonos 5 pin-type electrical connector. Connectable to conventional film camera systems or digital camera systems that cannot emit light from the built-in strobe using the conventional electric cable.


--The best match for digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras, and also flexibly corresponds to camera system upgrades.--
    Wish DSLR camera systems, under conventional "electric cable" connections, greater flexibility in lighting is achieved by "External Auto" control mode that allows 24 steps of fine adjustments in 1/4 EV increments or "Manual" mode that allows adjustment of light output in 13 steps in 1/2 EV increments.
    When future upgrades of the camera system allows "Optical D cable" connection, "Fully Automatic Shooting using the 'S-TTL Auto' control mode is available. D-2000W/D-2000Wn offers flexible system configuration through 2-WAY connection of "Electric" / "Optical".


--New light control system, 'Manual + TTL Auto'--
    Enables to manually setting maximum light output of TTL auto control to compensate for weakness of TTL auto control. Benefits you to greatly decrease overexposure, and markedly increase the ratio of the shots you can actually "use" by preventing TTL error or improper manual settings.


--Two models available depending on your style of shooting --
    ===[ D-2000W ]===
    D-2000W offers simple operation and reasonable price, by simplifying its selectability of light control mode underwater to practically suitable combinations (*1) under "Electric Cable" connection. [When connected using "Optical Cable" and on land, switching between all available light control modes is available] Recommended for DSLR camera users as well as the majority of film camera users..
    ===[ D-2000Wn ]===
    This model allows switching underwater between all light control modes (*2) compatible with the camera system. We recommend this only for film camera users who switch between "Manual + TTL auto" control and "Manual" mode during a single dive.

    (*1) When D-2000W is used with "Electric Cable Connection", switching underwater is only possible for only one of the following combinations: "‘TTL auto’ control and ‘Manual + TTL Auto’ control" [Compatible with film camera systems that are compatible with TTL auto control] or "‘External Auto’ control and ‘Manual’" [Compatible with digital camera systems that do not allow the use of TTL auto control]. Switching the light control mode other than the above-mentioned combinations is not possible underwater and has to be changed on land. When using "Optical D Cable Connection" "Optical Cable Connection," or "Optical D Slave Cable Connection," there is no limitation of switching between all light control modes available to the camera system underwater.


    (*2) For connecting to some camera systems using "Electric Cable," the combination of light control modes underwater will be limited, and setting changes have to be done on land.


Please refer to the related pages listed below for product specifications and other details regarding "D-2000W/Wn."
  • "Digital Camera compatible S-TTL Automatic Strobe Light D-2000W/Wn"
  • http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/D2000W_Wn_En.pdf
  • "Operation details for 'Manual + TTL auto'"
  • http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/manual_plus_ttl_auto_En.pdf

    October 25th, 2005
    INON Inc.

    Friday, May 27, 2005

    UWL-100 28AD Wide Conversion Lens / 28AD Port

    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 May 27th, 2005.On June 2nd, 2005, exclusive port for Olympus "PT-027" /"PT-020"(*1) ; genuine water-proof housing for Olympus digital camera " C-7070WZ "/"C-5060WZ"(*1), is released.

    • "UWL-100 28AD Wide Conversion Lens"
    • Release date: May 27th, 2005
    • "Lens Hood for UWL-100 28AD"
    • Release date: May 27th, 2005
    • "Dome Spacer for UWL-100 28AD"
    • Release date: May 27th, 2005
    • "28AD Port for PT-027/020"
    • Release date: June 2nd, 2005

      [Configuration example for ultra wide shot]
    • Olympus "C-7070WZ"(*1) + Olympus "PT-027"(*1)
    • "28AD Port・PT-027/020"
    • "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100"
    • "UWL-100 28AD"
    • "Dome Spacer for UWL-100 28AD"
    • "D-2000"
    • "-0.5 White Diffuser for D-2000/Z-220/Z-220S (TTL/Manual)"
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W9 Set"
    • "Grip Base DIII・with Rubber Grip D"
    • "Arm SS Set Z"



    • [Configuration example for wide shot]
    • Canon "S70"/"S60"(*1) + Canon "WP-DC40"(*1)
    • "28AD Mount Base・DC40"
    • "UWL-100 28AD" + "Lens Hood for UWL-100 28AD"
    • "D-2000"
    • "-0.5 Blue Diffuser for D-2000/D-180/D-180S (External Auto)"
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W17 Set"
    • "Grip Base DII・ with Rubber Grip D"
    • "Arm SS Set Z"


    • (*1)Please contact Olympus Co. or Canon Inc. for detailed information of camera/housing.

      Please see link below for other information regarding each product.
    • UWL-100 28AD Wide Conversion Lens
      [News]New Wide Conversion Lens "UWL-100 28AD" will be coming soon http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews63_En.htm
    • 28AD Port for PT-027/020
    • [News]Accessory for Olympus PT-027/020 http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews69_En.htm


    May 27th, 2005
    INON Inc.

    Thursday, May 5, 2005

    Accessories for Nikon WP-CP4

    On June 2nd, INON Inc. release accessories for Nikon "WP-CP4"(*1) which is genuine water-proof protector for "CoolPix 7900/5900 (*1)"

    • "AD Mount Base・CP4/2"(*)
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W 11 Set" (Already available)


      "AD Mount Base・CP4/2" with WP-CP4 / CoolPix7900

      Wide variety of INON products like "AD Mount Series" attachment lens and/or "D-2000"Strobe can be attached to WP-CP4/WP-CP2 via above accessories.

      (*)"AD Mount Base・CP2" is discontinued and "AD Mount Base・CP4/2" is compatible with "CoolPix 5200/4200"/"WP-CP2".

      [Configuration example]
    • Nikon "CoolPix7900" + Nikon "WP-CP4"
    • "AD Mount Base・CP4/2"
    • "UFL-165AD"
    • "D-2000"
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W11 Set"
    • "Grip Base DIIwith Rubber Grip D"
    • "Arm SS Set Z"
    • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"


    • "AD Mount Base・CP4/2" enables compatible Nikon camera system to have INON "UFL-165AD Fish-eye Conversion Lens" , "UWL-105AD Wide Conversion Lens" or "UCL-165AD Close-up Lens".

      Attaching additional "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable/Cap W11 Set" further enables the camera system to have compatible External Auto Strobe "D-2000" etc.
      Other strobe manufacturer's conventional "External Auto Metering" system has been hard to get correct exposure with point and shoot digital camera like "CoolPix7900/5900" while "S-TTL Auto Metering" system of "D-2000" acquires correct exposure for point and shoot digital camera simply by pressing shutter release button.
      INON fiber optics connection is free from flooding problem at connecting point and easy to upgrade for dual TTL strobe configuration.
      "Grip Base DIII・with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable" is just necessary to add 2nd strobe. Various shooting situation from "Fish-eye shot" to "Ultra Macro shot" is readily achievable.

      (*1)Please contact Nikon Co. for detailed information of camera/protector.


    May 27th, 2005
    INON Inc.

    TTL Auto Strobe Z-220F is released

    INON Inc. release new TTL Auto Strobe "Z-220F" on May 31st, 2005. "Z-220F" is successor of Z-220 Strobe.

    • Underwater TTL Auto Strobe "Z-220F"(*)

    • "Z-220F"(*) "Z-220 is discontinued and succeeded to "Z-220F". "Z-220S" is available continuously.


    Main feature of "Z-220F" [Different feature from"Z-220"]
    --Focus Light ON Mode--
      In addition to "Shutter Linked Focus Light" function of "Z-220", now "Z-220F" offers "Focus Light ON mode". By placing a magnet into "Light Mode Selector Switch" located in synch connector, Focus Light is turned ON/OFF at strobe side. (*1)

      The "Focus Light ON mode" enables compact digital camera(*2) to use Focus Light and activate Focus Light even the strobe is used as slave strobe(*2). A SLR camera system(*3) which does not have a signal to activate Focus Light also can use Focus Light with this mode.

      (*1)Shutter Linked Auto OFF function does not work when "Focus Light ON mode" is selected. Turn off Focus Light or attach "Light Filter・Blue" to prevent Focus Light from exposing in an image.

      (*2)"Focus Light ON mode" properly works when INON "Optical D cable/Cap W Set" or "Optical D Slave Cable" is used to connect the strobe with compatible compact digital camera. INON Inc. does not guarantee proper operation of this mode other than INON fiber optics connection.

      (*3)Following camera system is compatible with this mode. INON Inc. does not guarantee proper operation of this mode with other SLR camera system.
      INON X1-Z
      INON X1
      Nikon D70 + Anthis Nexus D70 housing(NCC-TM)

    • Removal of Target Laser
    • Shutter Linked Auto ON/OFF Target Laser is not equipped.

    • Basic function is same as Z-220 Strobe.Fundamental feature like [G.N. 22(air, ISO100・m) of full flash], [1.5 seconds of minimum recycle time], [11 Steps of Manual Setting at 1/2 EV increments] , [Circular 100°x 100°beam with T-shaped Twin Flash] and [Clear Photo System] is same as Z-220 Strobe


    May 27th, 2005
    INON Inc.

    Thursday, March 31, 2005

    -1.5 Diffuser series is released

    New "-1.5 Diffuser" which widen and soften strobe light, is released on April 8, 2005.

      "-1.5 Diffuser series"
    • -1.5 White Diffuser for D-2000/D-180/D-180S (External Auto)
      [left image]
    • -1.5 Blue Diffuser for D-2000/D-180/D-180S (External Auto)
      [Second left image
    • -1.5 White Diffuser for D-2000/Z-220/Z-220S (TTL/Manual)
      [Second right image]
    • -1.5 Blue Diffuser for D-2000/Z-220/Z-220S (TTL/Manual)
      [right image]





    • -1.5 Diffuser Series (including "Light Filter Set")



    March 31st, 2005
    INON Inc.

    Accessories for Canon WP-DC40 is released

    INON Inc. release following accessories for Canon WP-DC40; genuine water-proof protector for Canon "PowerShot S70/S60 (*1)" on April 8th, 2005.

    • "28AD Mount Base・DC40"
    • "AD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD"
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W17 Set"


    • [Configuration example for macro shot]
    • Canon "S70"/"S60" + Canon "WP-DC40"
    • "28AD Mount Base・DC40"
    • "AD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD"
    • "UCL-165AD"
    • "D-2000"
    • "-0.5 Blue Diffuser for D-2000/D-180/D-180S (External Auto)"
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W17 Set"
    • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"
    • "Arm SS Set Z"



    • [Configuration example for wide shot]
    • Canon "S70"/"S60" + Canon"WP-DC40"
    • "28AD Mount Base・DC40"
    • "UWL-100 28AD"(*3) +"Lens Hood for UWL-100 28AD"(*3)
    • "D-2000"
    • "-0.5 Blue Diffuser for D-2000/D-180/D-180S (External Auto)"
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W17 Set"
    • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"
    • "Arm SS Set Z"


    • "28AD Mount Base・DC40" enables Canon "S70"/"S60" having "wide-angle master lens" to have INON 28AD Mount Series Attachment Lens: "Wide Conversion Lens UWL-100 28AD" which is exclusively designed for a digital camera with wide-angle master lens. UCL-165AD Close-up Lens can be mounted on "28AD Mount Base DC40" via "AD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD" (*2). UCL-165AD user can utilize existing lens.

      INON S-TTL Auto Strobe "D-2000" is configured to the camera system via "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable/Cap W17 Set". With additional "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable" bring the system to dual strobe configuration. Now INON supports wide variety of shooting situation from "Semi Fish-eye shot" to "Ultra Macro shot".

      (*1) Please contact Canon Inc. for detailed information of camera/housing.
      (*2) There is operational restriction like vignetting at wide side. Please refer to user manual of "AD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD"for detail.
      (*3) Not released yet as of March 2005. Please check "28AD Mount Series Lens System" for detailed information.


    March 31st 2005
    INON Inc.

    Accessory for Olympus PT-026

    On April 15th, 2005, INON Inc. release following accessories for Olympus "PT-026"(*1) which is genuine water-proof housing for "μ-40 (*1)".

    • "AD Mount Base・PT-026"
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W18 Set"


    • "AD Mount Base・PT-026" on PT-026 / μ-40

      With these accessories, wide variety of INON products like "AD Mount Series" Attachment Lens or External strobe like "D-2000" can be mounted on the camera system. (*2)


      [Configuration example]
    • Olympus "μ-40" + Olympus "PT-026"
    • "AD Mount Base・PT-026"
    • "UFL-165AD"
    • "D-2000"
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W18 Set"
    • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"
    • "Arm SS Set Z"
    • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"


    • "AD Mount Base・PT-026" enables Olympus "μ-40/PT-026" to have INON "AD Mount Series" Attachment Lens; [Fish-eye Conversion Lens UFL-165AD], [Wide Conversion Lens UWL-105AD] or [UCL-165AD Close-up Lens].

      External Auto Strobe "D-2000" is mounted on PT-026 via "Grip Base DII・with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable/Cap W18 Set" .
      With "S-TTL Auto Metering System" of "D-2000", an image of correct exposure can be easily obtained without complicated setting. Existing external auto strobe is hard to get correct exposure when using with point and shoot digital camera like "μ-40".
      "D-2000" employs fiber optics connection which is free from flooding problem and also easy for upgrading to dual strobe configuration.
      Additional "Grip Base DIII・with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable" allow you to have dual strobe configuration. Now INON products offer wide adaptability from "Fish-eye shot" to "Ultra Macro shot" for Olympus "μ-40" + Olympus "PT-026".

      (*1) Please contact Olympus Co. for detail of the camera/protector.


    March 31st, 2005
    INON Inc.

    Accessory for Olympus PT-027/020

    INON Inc. release following accessories for Olympus genuine water-proof protector "PT-027"(*1) /"PT-020"(*1) for "C-7070WZ"(*1) /"C-5060WZ"(*1).

    • "28AD Port・PT-027/020"
    • Release date : TBD
    • "AD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD"
    • Release date: April 8th, 2005
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W9 Set"
    • Already available
    • "Grip Base DIII・with Rubber Grip D"
    • Already available
    • "D Base・PT-027/022/020"(*4)
    • Release date: March 31st, 2005


      "28AD Port・PT-027/020" on PT-027 / C-7070WZ

      "28AD Port・PT-027/020" is for attaching INON 28AD Mount Series Attachment Lens on Olympus genuine water-proof protector "PT-027"(*1) /"PT-020"(*1) for "C-7070WZ"(*1) /"C-5060WZ"(*1). Genuine port "PPO-01" is to be replaced with "28AD Port・PT-027/020". 28AD Mount Lens can be easily mounted or detached underwater.


    --Compatible attachment lens--

    • UWL-100 28AD (*2)
    • Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100
    • UCL-165AD (*3)

    • Wide variety of INON attachment lens can be attached/detached underwater.Semi Fish-eye shot with "Dome Lens Unit" of maximum view angle (underwater) 150°, macro shot of a few cm with stackable "UCL-165AD" or without conversion lens, INON offers wide compatibility with various shooting situation.


    --Bayonet Mount System--
      Bayonet mount system allows you to speedy handling of several attachment lenses underwater and helps you to not miss a chance to shoot a subject.


    --Machined Aluminum Alloy Body--

      28AD Port employs machined aluminum alloy for durability and optical grass with AR coating for high image quality. And metal base plate supports the port body and prevents accidental dropping or rotation of the port. The base plate also reinforce port mount part when attaching conversion lens.


    --D-2000 "S-TTL" Auto Metering Compatible--

    • D-2000
    • Optical D Cable/Cap W9 Set


    • Wide variety of lighting like "D-2000" "S-TTL Auto", "Manual" and "External Auto" is available for the camera system. Fiber optics connection never have Synch connector flooding which often happen under electric cord connection. Also additional strobe can be easily mounted for dual strobe configuration.


    (*1)Please contact Olympus Co. for detailed information of the camera/protector.

    (*2)Not released yet as of March 2005. "UWL-100 28AD" is designed to be compatible with a digital camera equipping 28mm (35mm film equivalent) master lens at wide side. When using for Olympus "C-7070"/"C-5060" which has 27mm (35mm film equivalent) master lens , there could be slight vignetting on corners. Cropping may be necessary. Please see 28AD Mount Series Lens for detail.

    (*3)Optional "AD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD" is necessary. Zoom to telephoto side to eliminate vignetting at wide side.

    (*4)"D Base・PT-027/022/020":
    Product name change only. (from march 31st , 2005 shipping)
    "D Base・PT-027/022/020" and "28AD Port・PT-027/020" can not be mounted on PT-027 all together.
    "D Base・PT-027/022/020" can have only "UCL-330 Close-up Lens" or "UCL-165M67 Close-up Lens".

    [Configuration Example]

    • Olympus "C-7070WZ" + Olympus "PT-027"
    • "28AD Port・PT-027/020"
    • "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100"
    • "UWL-100 28AD"
    • "D-2000"
    • "-0.5 White Diffuser for D-2000/Z-220/Z-220S (TTL/Manual)"
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W9 Set"
    • "Grip Base DIII・with Rubber Grip D"
    • "Arm SS Set Z"


    March 31st, 2005
    INON Inc.

    Thursday, January 27, 2005

    New Wide Conversion Lens 「UWL-100 28AD」 will be coming soon

    INON Inc. is pleased to announce to develop dual use underwater/land wide conversion lens
    The lens is to be exclusively designed for a digital camera with wide master lens of [28mm] at wide side.

    • Wide Conversion Lens "UWL-100 28AD"
    • Release date/Price TBD

      "UWL-100 28 AD" is exclusively designed for a digital camera with wide master lens of "28mm" equivalent at wide side.
      The UWL-100 28AD is dual use underwater/land wide conversion lens with compact and light weight body.
      Maximum view angle underwater is [100°] / [179°] on land. Optional "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100" enlarge the view angle to [150.8°]
      "UWL-100 28AD" employs "28AD Mount" of bayonet system which enables to instantly attach the lens on a housing.
      Compatible camera system is Canon "PowerShot S70/S60"+"WP-DC40" as of January 2005.

      Please refer following pages for detailed information of the product and optional accessories.

    • "UWL-100 28AD" product information/specification/accessories
    • http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/UWL-100_28AD_En.pdf
    • Diving Festival2005 [UWL-100 28AD is exhibited]
    • http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews65_En.htm

      January 27th, 2005
      INON Inc.

    Advanced operation of “S-TTL” for sophisticated lighting

    "S-TTL" Auto function of "D-2000" is not simply for underwater TTL Auto strobe shot
    with point and shoot digital camera.
    Advanced exposure controlling method with underwater "S-TTL" Auto Strobe "D-2000" is introduced.



    January 27th, 2005
    INON Inc.

    Diving Festival 2005

    INON Inc. participates "Diving Festival 2005" as an exhibitor. Our booth No. is "C-13"
    We are welcome your visiting to INON booth to check our innovative products.


  • Trade day:January 28th (Fri)※Not for public
  • Public day:January 29th (Sat.) through 30th (Sun.)
  • Location:Tokyo Big Site / Hall "West 3"


  • New products and function announced at the show is as follows;

    --Wide Conversion Lens "UWL-100 28AD"--


    --Advanced exposure control with underwater S-TTL Auto Strobe 「D-2000」--


    January 27, 2005
    INON Inc.

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