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Saturday, September 9, 2006

Compatibility with Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-FX07"

INON Inc. has confirmed compatibility of current product with Panasonic digital camera "LUMIX DMC-FX07(*1)".

--Attachment lens compatibility --
    Compatible lens is "28AD Mount series lens". Specification/lens performance is same as when using 28AD mount series lens on Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-FX07"/[DMW-MCFX01](*1).

  • Necessary 28AD Mount Base
  • "28AD Mount Base・MCFX01"
    --Available in the market

    "28AD Mount Base・MCFX01" installed on DMW-MCFX01 / LUMIX DMC-FX07

  • Compatible attachment lens
  • "UWL-100 28AD Wide Conversion Lens"
    --Available in the market
    "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100"
    --Available in the market
    "UCL-165AD Close- Up Lens"
    --Available in the market

    (*1) For detail of a camera/marine case, contact Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    (*2) Super wide option to further increase view angle of "UWL-100 28AD Wide Conversion Lens". "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100" can not be used by itself. Optional "Dome Spacer for UWL-100 28AD" is necessary to use "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100" on "UWL-100 28AD Wide Conversion Lens".
    (*3) Vignetting at wide end.


--External strobe compatibility--
    Following Optical D Cable/external strobe is compatible. Specification, operational limitation or available strobe arm is same as when using them on Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-FX01(*1)" and [DMW-MCFX01(*1)].

  • Necessary 28AD Mount Base
  • "28AD Mount Base・MCFX01"
    --Available in the market
  • Compatible Optical D Cable
  • "Optical D Cable/Cap W26 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
    --Available in the market
  • Useable external strobe
  • [S-TTL Auto Strobe]

    [External Auto Strobe]
      [D-180]  E.O.L.
      [D-180S] E.O.L.

    [TTL Ayto Strobe]
      [Z-220F] E.O.L
      [Z-220S] E.O.L
      [Z-220]  E.O.L


    (*1) Contact Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. for detail of a camera/marine case.
    (*2) Also compatible with Panasonic "DMW-MCFX01"(genuine marine case for "LUMIX DMC-FX01" / "LUMIX DMC-FX07") . "28AD Mount Base・MCFX30/01" succeeds existing "28AD Mount Base ・MCFX01"


--Sample image / product configuration example --

    Sample image with DMW-MCFX01 / LUMIX DMC-FX07
    --Subject:Sea fan
    --Subject size:1.5m in width
    --Distance to subject:30cm
    --Loacation:Osezaki (Izu) "Tanashita"
    --Equipments:UWL-100 28AD + Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100,etc.D-2000×2 (same equipment as in below configuration)


    DMW-MCFX01 / LUMIX DMC-FX07 configuration example
  • Panasonic [DMC-FX07] + Panasonic [DMW-MCFX01]
  • [28AD Mount Base・MCFX01]
  • [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]
  • [Optical D Cable/Cap W26 Set with Clear Photo System Film]
  • [Optical D Cable]
  • [Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D]
  • [Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D]
  • [Arm SS Set Z]
  • [Arm S Set Z]
  • [AD Lens Holder] + [UCL-165AD]× 2
  • [AD Lens Holder]


September 9, 2006
INON Inc.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Synch Connector Installation on X-2 housing

INON Inc. will provide X-2 user optional modification to add two Nikonos 5 pin type synch connector from May 26th, 2006. This modification enables X-2 housing to connect compatible external strobe(s) via electrical cable (*1).

(*1)This modification uses camera's "PC terminal" to take strobe synch signal out. So the optional synch connector wiring is [X synch only].
When connecting external strobe to this optional synch connector, there may be operational limitation(s) of the strobe.

  • "S-TTL/TTL Auto" is unusable.
  • Shutter linked Focus Light turning ON function is unusable.


  • Please see following link page for detail of [X-2] housing.

    --X-2 housing for Canon EOS20D--
    http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews88_En.htm

    May 26th, 2006
    INON Inc.

    Accessory for FUJIFILM FinePix F30

    INON Inc. will release accessories for FUJIFILM "WP-FXF30"(*1) (genuine water-proof protector for FUJIFILM digital camera "FinePix F30 (*1)" on [June 20, 2006].

    • "AD Mount Base・FXF30"
    • --available from June 20th, 2006
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W27 Set with Clear Photo Film Set"
    • --available from June 20th, 2006
    • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"



    • "AD Mount Base・FXF30" on WP-FXF30 / FinePix F30

      With above INON products, you can use variety of INON underwater imaging equipments like "AD Mount series" attachment lens and "S-TTL" Auto strobe "D-2000" series for above camera model.


      [Configuration example]
    • FUJIFILM "FinePix F30" + FUJIFILM "WP-FXF30"
    • "AD Mount Base・FXF30"
    • "UFL-165AD"
    • "D-2000"
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W27 Set"
    • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"
    • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"×2
    • "Arm SS Set Z"
    • "AD Lens Holder" + "UWL-105AD"


    • By installing "AD Mount Base" on compatible camera, INON "AD Mount series" attachment lens like "Underwater Fish-eye Conversion Lens UFL-165AD", "Wide Conversion Lens UWL-105AD", "Close-up Lens UCL-165AD", can be instantly attached on.

      Also with "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable/Cap Set" enables you to use "S-TTL" Auto strobe [D-2000] series.
      "S-TTL Auto" gives you fine result of correct exposure simply by pressing shutter release button.
      Only additional "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable" is required to upgarde for dual strobe configuration. INON system offers simple and reliable underwater shooting any subject from "Fish-eye shot" to "Ultra macro shot".

      (*1) Please contact FUJI Photo Film Co. regarding detailed information of camera/protector.

      Following brochure also explains above products.
      "Optical D Cable/Cap Set"
      http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/EasyReliable_En.pdf (PDF:360KB)
      "System Chart (for compact digital camera)"  http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/D2000_system_chart_En.pdf (PDF:660KB)


    May 26th, 2006
    INON Inc.

    Monday, May 22, 2006

    Accessory for Panasonic DMW-MCFX01

    INON Inc. release accessories for Panasonic "DMW-MCFX01"(*1) (genuine marine case for Panasonic digital camera "LUMIX DMC-FX01 (*1)" on [May 23rd, 2006].

    • "28AD Mount Base・MCFX01"
    • --available from May 23, 2006
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W26 Set with Clear Photo Film"
    • --available from May 23, 2006
    • "Grip Base DII・with Rubber Grip D"


    • "28AD Mount Base・MCFX01" on DMW-MCFX01 / LUMIX DMC-FX01

      With above INON products, you can use variety of INON underwater imaging equipments like "28AD Mount series" attachment lens and "S-TTL" Auto strobe "D-2000" series for above camera model.


      [configuration example]
    • Panasonic "DMC-FX01" + Panasonic "DMW-MCFX01"
    • "28AD Mount Base・MCFX01"
    • "UWL-100 28AD" + "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100" + "Dome Spacer for UWL-100 28AD]
    • "D-2000"
    • "-0.5 White Diffuser (External Auto)"
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W26 Set"
    • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"
    • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"
    • "Arm SS Set Z"
    • "AD Lens Holder"


    • By installing "28AD Mount Base・MCFX01", INON "28AD Mount series" attachment lens "UWL-100 28AD Wide Conversion Lens" which is exclusively designed for wide master lens (28mm at wide end), can be instantly attached on. Also "UCL-165AD Close-up Lens" can be directly attached on for macro shooting (*2) .

      Also with "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable/Cap W26 Set" enables you to use "S-TTL" Auto strobe "D-2000" series.
      "S-TTL Auto" gives you fine result of correct exposure simply by pressing shutter release button.
      Only additional "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable" is required to upgrade for dual strobe configuration. INON system offers simple and reliable underwater shooting any subject from "Fish-eye shot" to "Ultra macro shot".

      (*1)For detail of camera/housing, contact Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
      (*2)Vignetting at zooming wide end.

      Following brochure also explains above products.
    • "28AD Mount Base"
    • 28AD series attachment lens "UWL-100 28AD Wide Conversion Lens"

    • http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/28AD_Lens_En.pdf (PDF:273KB)
    • Optical D Cable/Cap Set

    • http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/EasyReliable_En.pdf (PDF:360KB)
    • System Chart (for compact digital camera)
    • http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/D2000_system_chart_En.pdf (PDF:660KB)


    May 24th, 2006
    INON Inc.

    Monday, March 27, 2006

    High power new "Z series" strobe "Z-240" is released!

    INON Inc. will release high power (G.N.24) new generation strobe "Z-240" on March 31st. "Z-240" is new version of high-end INON "Z-220" which has been discontinued 8 months ago and still lead the market as its high performance and unique features in compact body.

    • Underwater auto strobe "Z-240" Released on March 31st


    • "Z-240" image [Left:front, Right:control panel]

      Product features [differences from features of "Z-220"]


    --Powerful Guide number 24, wide circular beam 100°--
      Guide number "24"(*1). Comparing to previous model (Z-220) in same Z series, Z-240 increases its power at 30% with same beam angle of circular 100°(*2). Though "Z-240" operates with only four conventional AA batteries, its unique "T shape Twin Flash" and optimal designed reflector/prism effectively creates high and wide flash output.


    --Advantage of powerful flash output when using high-speed X synch camera--
      Z-240 emits strong flash in very short period of time which solves conventional high power strobe’s weak point and no power loss will happen even in fast shutter speed. In fast shutter speed, its effective power output increases at [approx. 60%] (when shutter speed is 1/250 sec.) and [approx. 90%](1/500 sec.) comparing to Z-220 strobe. Z-240 supplies enough power for digital/film SLR shooters in particular shooting situation using fast shutter speed (daylight synch) under bright surface or on white sand area.


    --Minimum recycle time of 1.6 seconds, compact body--
      Compact body size of Z-240 is 99mm(outer diameter)/100mm(depth)/122mm(height)(*3) but its recycle time is minimum [approx. 1.6 sec.] at full flash (*4). Z-240 unique circuit components carries two sets of fundamental electrical parts (transformer: 1pc → 2pcs, transistor: 2pcs → 4pcs) to achieve fastest recycle time in the class.


    --Optical/electrical connection compatible, all "D-2000" series next generation features equipped--
      Compatible with a camera system equipping Nikonos 5 pin synch connector as latest model of INON high-end strobe "Z series". All advantageous features of "D-2000" series such as "S-TTL" auto or "Clear Photo System" (*5). Full automatic "S-TTL" auto shooting is "easily" /"surely" obtained when using Z-240 with INON "X-2" series housing (for Canon EOS20D/10D). Z-240 is also compatible with point and shoot compact digital camera (in transparent housing) for instant full automatic "S-TTL" shooting when connecting via optical cable. Z-240 fully supports wide variety of camera system and equipment upgrade.


    --13 steps Manual / 24 steps External Auto, free shadow control with multiple strobes--
      Z-240 supports professional needs for sophisticated lighting by its 13 steps "Manual mode" with 1/2 EV increments and 24 steps "External Auto" mode with 1/4EV increments which is available for digital SLR camera under electrical cable connection. Z-240 gives you free and creative lighting. When using multiple Z-240 strobes under "Optical Cable" connection, INON unique "Advanced Cancel Circuit" supports combination of S-TTL operating Z-240 and Manual/External Auto operating Z-240 to freely control subject shadow at preset total exposure level of S-TTL operating strobe by changing flash output of Manual/External Auto operating Z-240. Complicated shadow control with multiple strobes is now available by "easy"/"reliable" operation.


    --Multifunctional, shutter-linked auto OFF Focus Light --
      Built-in Focus Light helps manual/auto focusing and strobe aiming. The Focus Light tells you strobe charge status since it turns on automatically upon strobe charges completely (in continuous mode). The Focus Light of Z-240 has manual ON/OFF function when using "electrical cable connection", so you can manually turns ON/OFF the Focus Light by Focus Light switch depending on subject/shooting condition which was not possible for Z-220. The Focus Light has shutter linked auto-OFF function(*6). When using with preflash type camera, it turns OFF automatically when a camera emits "preflash" and is not exposed on your image.


    --New light metering system for film camera "Manual + TTL Auto" equipped.--
      Z-240 is equipped with new light metering system "Manual + TTL Auto" mode which enables you to preset maximum flash output manually to prevent disadvantage of TTL auto. "Manual + TTL Auto" mode is useable when connecting Z-240 and TTL auto compatible film camera system via "electrical cable". "Z-240" will stop flashing at preset value even though TTL error happens like when shooting mid range subject . So this mode helps you to dramatically reduce overexposed images and increase "usable" shots. For those regularly use manual shooting, "Manual + TTL Auto" mode enables to use pr?cised TTL metering function of camera system without TTL error problem and also save your work to manually calculate adequate exposure.


    (*1) Air/ISO100・m, nominal value

    (*2) 110° when using -0.5/-1.5 Diffuser

    (*3) excluding protruding parts

    (*4) When using recommended batteries (NiMH, SANYO Twicell 2700 Series, HR-3UG, 1.2V, 2,700mAh). Recycle time/flash capacity is reference data (actual test data by INON). They may be vary depending on battery manufacturer/model etc.

    (*5) Useable function varies depending on camera system/connection method.

    (*6) Focus Light may be recorded in an image depending on camera system, connection method or shooting condition.


    March 27th, 2006
    INON Inc.

    Wednesday, February 8, 2006

    D-2000S equipping "S-TTL" Auto Flash mode / 13 steps Manual Flash mode is released

    We are pleased to announce that new "D-2000S" strobe which simplify features with affordable price as entry strobe model of D-2000 series strobe. "D-2000S" is equipped with fundamental features of INON strobe like "S-TTL" Auto flash mode / 13 steps of Manual flash mode .

    • Underwater "S-TTL" Auto Strobe "D-2000S"
    • Release date: February 8th, 2006

      "D-2000S" / "left:front side、right:control panel"

      Main features differences from "D-2000"

      Simplify functions without "External Auto flash mode" and "Focus Light" to easily operating the strobe especially for underwater shooting beginners. "13 steps of Manual flash mode with 1/2EV. increments" is equipped and also recommendable for D-2000 series strobe users as second strobe at reasonable price. With dual strobe of D-2000 series strobe, sophisticated lighting to intentionally control subject shadow can be achieved.

      "D-2000S" offers same high performance and fundamental features as D-2000 like "Guide number 20 at full flash(air, ISO100・m)" , 100°x100°circular light distribution with twin flash tube in "T configuration" , "minimum recycle time at 1.8 second" and also equipped with same unique technology as D-2000 like "Clear Photo System" , "Advanced Cancel Circuit".

      Please visit following link page to check detailed information of D-2000S.

    • "S-TTL" Auto strobe "D-2000"/ "D-2000S" (PDF:265KB)  http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/D2000_D2000S_En.pdf


    February 8th, 2006
    INON Inc.

    New Accessory for Olympus "PT-029/030/031"

    INON Inc. will release accessory for Olympus digital camera/genuine water-proof protector.

    --Accessory for Olympus PT-029 (for Olympus " μ DIGITAL 600 ")(*1)--
    • "AD Mount Base・PT-029"
    • To be released later March, 2006
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W19 Set incl. Clear Photo System Film"
    • To be released later March, 2006



      "AD Mount Base・PT-029" installed on PT-029 / μ DIGITAL 600


    --Accessory for Olympus PT-030 (for Olympus "SP-350 ")(*1)--
    • "AD Mount Base・PT-030"
    • To be released later March, 2006
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W20 Set incl. Clear Photo System Film"
    • To be released later March, 2006

      "AD Mount Base・PT-030" installed on PT-030 / SP-350


    --Accessory for Olympus PT-031 (for Olympus " SP-700 ")(*1)--
    • "AD Mount Base・PT-031"
    • To be released later March, 2006
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W21 Set incl. Clear Photo System Film"
    • To be released later March, 2006

      "AD Mount Base・PT-031" installed on PT-031 / SP-700


    With above INON products, you can use variety of INON underwater imaging equipments like "AD Mount series" attachment lens and "S-TTL" Auto strobe "D-2000" series for above camera models.


      [configuration example]
    • Olympus "SP-350" + Olympus "PT-030"
    • "AD Mount Base・PT-030"
    • "UFL-165AD"
    • "D-2000"
    • "-0.5White Diffuser(External Auto) for D-2000/D-2000W/D-2000Wn/D-180/D-180S"
    • "D-2000S"
    • "-0.5White Diffuser(TTL/Manual) for D-2000/D-2000S/D-2000W/D-2000Wn/Z-220F/Z-220S/Z-220"
    • "Optical D Cable/CapW20 Set"
    • "Optical D Cable"
    • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"
    • "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D"
    • "Arm SS Set Z" ×2
    • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"
    • "AD Lens Holder" + "UWL-105AD"


    • By installing "AD Mount Base" on compatible camera, INON "AD Mount series" attachment lens like "Underwater Fish-eye Conversion Lens UFL-165AD", "Wide Conversion Lens UWL-105AD", "Close-up Lens UCL-165AD", can be instantly attached on.

      Also with "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable/Cap Set" enables you to use "S-TTL" Auto strobe [D-2000] series.
      "S-TTL Auto" gives you fine result of correct exposure simply by pressing shutter release button.
      even though using full automatic digital camera like "μ DIGITAL 600" which is difficult for other manufacture's conventional "external auto" Only additional "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable" is required to upgrade for dual strobe configuration. INON system offers simple and reliable underwater shooting any subject from "Fish-eye shot" to "Ultra macro shot".

      (*1)For detail of camera/protector, contact Olympus Co.


    Following brochure also explains above products.


    February 8th, 2006
    INON Inc.

    New Accessory for Canon WP-DC70/80

    INON Inc. will release accessory for Canon digital camera/genuine water-proof protector.

    • "AD Mount Base・DC70/80"
    • To be released later March, 2006
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W22 Set incl. Clear Photo System Film"
    • To be released later March, 2006

      "AD Mount Base・DC70/80" installed on WP-DC80 / IXY DIGITAL 700


    With above INON products, you can use variety of INON underwater imaging equipments like "AD Mount series" attachment lens and "S-TTL" Auto strobe "D-2000" series" for above camera models.


      [configuration example]
    • Canon "IXY DIGITAL 700" + Canon "WP-DC80"
    • "AD Mount Base・DC70/80"
    • "UWL-105AD"
    • "D-2000"
    • "-0.5 Blue Diffuser for D-2000/D-2000W/D-2000Wn/D-180/D-180S"
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W22 Set incl. Clear Photo System Film"
    • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"
    • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"


    • By installing "AD Mount Base DC70/DC80" on compatible camera, INON "AD Mount series" attachment lens like "Underwater Fish-eye Conversion Lens UFL-165AD" , "Wide Conversion Lens UWL-105AD" , "Close-up Lens UCL-165AD", can be instantly attached on.
      Also with "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable/Cap W22 Set" enables you to use "S-TTL" Auto strobe [D-2000]series.
      "S-TTL Auto" gives you fine result of correct exposure simply by pressing shutter release button.
      Only additional "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable" is required to upgrade for dual strobe configuration. INON system offers simple and reliable underwater shooting any subject from "Fish-eye shot" to "Ultra macro shot".

      (*1)For detail of camera/protector, contact Canon Inc.

      Following brochure also explains above products.
    • "AD Mount Base・DC70/80"
    • "AD series attachment lens"
    • http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/AD_Lens_En.pdf (PDF:209KB)
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap Set"
    • http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/EasyReliable_En.pdf (PDF:360KB)
    • "System Chart (for compact digital camera)"http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/D2000_system_chart_En.pdf (PDF:849KB)


    February 8th, 2006
    INON Inc.

    New Accessory for Sony MPK-WA/NA

    INON Inc. will release accessory for Sony digital camera/genuine water-proof protector.

    --Accessory for Sony "MPK-WA"(*1) (for "Cyber-shot DSC-W7/5/1"(*1)) --

    • "AD Mount Base・WA"
    • To be released later March, 2006
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W24 Set incl. Clear Photo System Film"
    • To be released later March, 2006

      "AD Mount Base・WA" installed on MPK-WA / Cyber-shot DSC-W7


    --Accessory for Sony "MPK-NA"(*1) (for "Cyber-shot DSC-N1"(*1))--
    • "AD Mount Base・NA"
    • To be released later March, 2006
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W25 Set incl. Clear Photo System Film"
    • To be released later March, 2006

      "AD Mount Base・NA" installed on MPK-NA / Cyber-shot DSC-N1



    With above INON products, you can use variety of INON underwater imaging equipments like "AD Mount series" attachment lens and "S-TTL" Auto strobe "D-2000" series for above camera models.


      [configuration example]
    • Sony "MPK-WA" + Sony "Cyber-shot DSC-N1"
    • "AD Mount Base・NA"
    • "UWL-105AD"
    • "D-2000S"
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W24 Set incl. Clear Photo System Film"
    • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"
    • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"


    • By installing "AD Mount Base" on compatible camera, INON "AD Mount series" attachment lens like "Underwater Fish-eye Conversion Lens UFL-165AD", "Wide Conversion Lens UWL-105AD", "Close-up Lens UCL-165AD", can be instantly attached on.

      Also with "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable/Cap Set" enables you to use "S-TTL" Auto strobe [D-2000] series.
      "S-TTL Auto" gives you fine result of correct exposure simply by pressing shutter release button.
      Only additional "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable" is required to upgarde for dual strobe configuration. INON system offers simple and reliable underwater shooting any subject from "Fish-eye shot" to "Ultra macro shot".

      (*1)For detail of camera/protector, contact Sony Co.

      Following brochure also explains above products.
    • AD Mount Base・WA
    • AD Mount Base・NA
    • AD series attachment lens

    • http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/AD_Lens_En.pdf (PDF:209KB)
    • Optical D Cable/Cap Set

    • http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/EasyReliable_En.pdf (PDF:360KB)
    • System Chart (for compact digital camera)
    • http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/D2000_system_chart_En.pdf (PDF:849KB)


    February 8th, 2006
    INON Inc.

    Thursday, February 2, 2006

    "X-2" housing for Canon EOS 20D/10D

    • Digital SLR Camera Housing "X-2"
    • To be released in April, 2006
      Compatible digital camera:CANON EOS 20D、10D(*1)

    • "MRS60 Port" for EF-S 60mm Macro USM
    • To be released in April, 2006

    • "Magnet Ring 60 Set" for EF-S 60mm Macro USM
    • To be released in April, 2006

      (*1) "X-2" housing for Canon EOS 10D is BTO (built to order) and order should be made during February 13th through March 3rd, 2006. Delivery timing will be determined after the period.

      "X-2"(with 45°viewfinder) + "MRS60 Port" / Canon EOS 20D + Canon EF-S 60mm Macro configuration example [left:front, upper right :top panel , lower right:left side]


    ["X-2"Main features]

    --Equipped with a viewfinder to see same size of shooting subject as in camera's view finder even though you see through mask underwater without vignetting in any eyesight.(*2) --
      Conventional pick-up finder scale down finder sight by lengthen its eye point to see a subject through mask without vignetting. It would be quite hard to exercise comfortable focusing underwater with conventional pick-up finder since CCD size of Canon 20D/10D is smaller than 35mm film size. With INON's 45°viewfinder, you can see whole eyesight with same finder magnification as camera's viewfinder even through mask underwater. Angled (45)°viewfinder helps you to shoot a subject on sea floor like a goby in sand area. 360°rotatable construction suits to take low angled vertical shot.

      (*2)A model with 45°viewfinder.


    --Underwater TTL multi-strobe shooting is available with digital SLR camera--
      Four optical connectors are equipped and free from flooding risk which could happen with conventional electrical connector. Maximum four strobes can be connected even underwater for TTL Auto Strobe Shooting which requires only composition and pressing shutter to get correct exposure. Two Nikonos type electrical connectors(X-synch) can be added on as optional feature and you can use Nikonos compatible conventional strobes. The two electrical connectors work together with four optical connectors, so maximum 6 strobe shooting is possible.

      (*3)TTL shooting compatible strobe(S-TTL):D-2000S, D-2000、D-2000W、D-2000Wn(as of 2006.2)
      * 20D is fully compatible with S-TTL but 10D has different TTL system and not compatible with S-TTL. External Auto and Manual mode works with 10D.


    --Control system layout is designed to be stress-free underwater --
      The layout is not just only to equip necessary control button/dial to use 20D(10D) underwater but to acquire user-friendliness. Especially, right hand control system allows you to comfortably change aperture or shutter speed which is necessary in manual shooting with holding a grip.


    --Its quality level can not be obtained with cast --
      Compact body size is 178(w)×158(h)×116mm(d)(excluding projected parts) and lightweight of machined corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy.
      Weight:2,020g Weight (underwater):550g(with EF-S60mm Macro) * Including 45°viewfinder


  • INON X-1 series port (which use multi-coated optical lens) is also compatible with X-2 housing to exploit high performance of EOS20D(10D) .


  • Equipped with a leak sensor to warn water leakage by red LED and buzzer. Other uniquie feature of X-1 housing like 3D guide system is inherited by X-2 housing.


  • ["MRS60 Port" / "Magnet Ring 60 Set" Main features]
      EF-S60mm Macro USM will have advantage of MRS Port which was only for EF100mm Macro. MRS Port uses magnet attraction power and enables focusing operation by rotating lens barrel as on land with light torque(*4)
      EF-S60mm Macro USM is a compact macro lens without changing its lens barrel length when focusing and can zoom in/zoom out all the way in half rotation of control ring to shoot life size macro shot. MRS60Port is compact and has controllability underwater with advantageous character of MRS system. M67 screw mount is equipped with port edge and UCL-330 , UCL-165M67 can be installed.

      (*4)MRS system is patented in U.S. and Japan.
      * Optional "Magnet Ring 60 Set" is necessary for manual focus operation


    [Remarks]
    --Initial "X-2" will be produced at following specifications.--

    • with 45°viewfinder
    • without Nikonos type electrical connector (X-synch only)
    • (INON Inc. will provide remodeling option to add the connector at additional cost)

      When ordering, please note above specifications and specify model from following.

    • X-2 for EOS 20D (Black)
    • X-2 for EOS 20D (Titanium color)
    • X-2 for EOS 10D (Black) (*1)
    • X-2 for EOS 10D (Titanium color) (*1)


    • (*1)10D model is BTO (built to order) and order should be made during February 13th, 2006 through March 3rd, 2006. Delivery timing will be determined after the period.

    • "X-2" is made of machined corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy which gives high quality/high texture. On the other hand, production volume per month is limited and not available for immediate delivery upon order.


    • Following brochure also explains above products.
    • Digital SLR camera housing "X-2"

    • http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/X2_En.pdf (PDF:131KB)


    February 8th, 2006
    INON Inc.

    Wednesday, February 1, 2006

    New Accessory for Canon WP-DC1

    INON Inc. will release accessory for Canon digital camera/genuine water-proof protector.

    • "28AD Mount Base・DC1"
    • To be released later March, 2006

    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W23 Set incl, Clear Photo System Film"
    • To be released later March, 2006

      "28AD Mount Base・DC1" installed on WP-DC1 / PowerShot S80

      With above INON products, you can use variety of INON underwater imaging equipments like "28AD Mount series attachment lens"and "S-TTL" Auto strobe"D-2000" series for above camera models.

      [configuration example]
    • Canon "S80" + Canon "WP-DC1"
    • "28AD Mount Base・DC1"
    • "UWL-100 28AD" + "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100" + "Dome Spacer for UWL-100 28AD"
    • "D-2000" ×2
    • "-0.5 Blue Diffuser (External Auto) for D-2000/D-2000W/D-2000Wn/D-180/D-180S"×2
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W23 Set"
    • "Optical D Cable"
    • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"
    • "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D"
    • "Arm SS Set Z" x 2
    • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"


    • By installing "28AD Mount Base・DC1", INON "28AD Mount series" attachment lens "UWL-100 28AD Wide Conversion Lens" which is exclusively designed for wide master lens (28mm at wide end), can be instantly attached on. Also "UCL-165AD Close-up Lens" can be directly attached on for macro shooting (*2) .

      Also with "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable/Cap W23 Set" enables you to use "S-TTL" Auto strobe [D-2000]series.
      "S-TTL Auto" gives you fine result of correct exposure simply by pressing shutter release button.
      Only additional "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable" is required to upgrade for dual strobe configuration. INON system offers simple and reliable underwater shooting any subject from "Fish-eye shot" to "Ultra macro shot".

      (*1)For detail of camera/protector, contact Canon Inc.
      (*2)Vignetting at zooming wide end.


      Following brochure also explains above products.
    • 28AD Mount Base・DC1
    • 28AD series attachment lens "UWL-100 28AD Wide Conversion Lens"
    • http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/28AD_Lens_En.pdf (PDF:273KB)
    • Optical D Cable/Cap Set
    • http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/EasyReliable_En.pdf (PDF:360KB)
    • System Chart (for compact digital camera)
    • http://www.inon.co.jp/e_pdf/D2000_system_chart_En.pdf (PDF:849KB)


    February 8th,
    2006 INON Inc.

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