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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.
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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.



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