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Friday, May 23, 2008

Compatible NiMH Battery with Z-240/D-2000 Type 3 Strobe

INON INC. has confirmed Nickel Metal Hydride battery (NiMH) listed below are compatible with INON "Z-240 Type3"/"D-2000 Type3" in addition to current compatible Sanyo "eneloop (HR-3UTG)"

These new generation NiMH batteries have following characteristics;

Less self-discharging characteristic (*1) and
Less heat generating characteristic when charging/discharging (*1)

    New generation NiMH battery (from Japanese manufactures) (*2)

    • Sony Corp.
    • Model name : Cycle Energy Blue
      Model code : NH-AA-2BKA (2 pcs blister pack), NH-AA-4BKA (4 pcs blister pack)

    • Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.
    • Model name :Rechargeable Ni-MH (AA)
      Model code:HHR-3MPS

    New generation NiMH battery (from overseas manufactures) (*2)

    • Maha Energy Corporation
    • Model name:IMEDION
      Model code:MHRAAI4 (4 pcs blister pack)

    • GP Batteries International Limited
    • Model name :ReCyko+
      Model code :210AAHCBE

    • ANSMANN AG
    • Model name :maxE
      Model code :5030991 (bulk), 5030992 (2 pcs blister pack), 5035052 (4 pcs blister pack)

    • Electrochem Automation Inc.
    • Model name :NEXcell energyON
      Model code :n/a (bulk : AA 2000mAh)


    Above listed new generation NiMH batteries are compatible with INON "Z-240 Type3"/"D-2000 Type3" under operational instruction of respective battery manufactures and INON "Z-240 Type3"/"D-2000 Type3"(*3).

    (*1)
    When compared to previous-generation or high capacity NiMH battery.


    (*2)
    Refer to respective user manual or contact respective battery manufacture for detailed specification of specific battery model like battery capacity, self discharging characteristic ,and handling precautions and instructions. INON INC. still recommends to use Sanyo "eneloop (HR-3UTG)" and published measured specifications of "Z-240 Type3"/"D-2000 Type3" are based on Sanyo "eneloop (HR-3UTG)" .


    (*3)
    INON "Z-240 Type3"/"D-2000 Type3" require more strict compliance with operational limitation on flashing / Focus Light comparing to Type 2/Type 1 strobes (Xeon lamp Focus Light model). Any strobe operation beyond the limitation will directly cause heat application and/or degradation of Focus Light, light emitting part and inner electrical circuitry.


So make sure to read instruction manuals to familiar with usage and operational limitations before using your INON strobe.

You can see those documentations describing operational limitations, battery compatibility and safety precautions at following link page

  • "Z-240 Type 3"/"D-2000 Type 3"
  • Safety Precautions


  • "Z-240 Type 3"
  • Compatible battery, operational limitation on flashing/Focus Light
    (Updated version including additional compatible NiMH battery information)

  • "D-2000 Type 3"
  • Compatible battery, operational limitation on flashing/Focus Light
    (Updated version including additional compatible NiMH battery information)

    Please visit following link page to see detailed information of "Z-240 Type3"/"D-2000 Type3"

  • [News] Z-240/D-2000 Type 3 with new LED Focus Light

  • http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews164_En.htm

    May 23, 2008
    INON Inc.

    Accessory for Canon WP-DC22/23/24

    INON Inc. releases following new accessories to support Canon "IXY DIGITAL 20IS (PowerShot SD1100IS/IXUS 80IS)"/"IXY DIGITAL 25IS(PowerShot SD770IS/IXUS 85IS)"/"IXY DIGITAL 95IS (PowerShot SD790IS/IXUS 90IS)"(*1) + "WP-DC22"/"WP-DC23"/"WP-DC24"(*1) on [May 27, 2008].

    • "AD Mount Base・DC22/23/24"

    • --Release date : May 27, 2008
    • "Optical D Cable・Cap W30 Set with Clear Photo System Film"

    • --Available in the market
    • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"

    • --Available in the market

      "AD Mount Base・DC22/23/24" on WP-DC22 / IXY DIGITAL 20IS
      (left)
      "AD Mount Base・DC22/23/24" on WP-DC23 / IXY DIGITAL 25IS
      (center left)
      "AD Mount Base・DC22/23/24" on WP-DC24 / IXY DIGITAL 95IS
      (center right)
      "AD Mount Base・DC22/23/24"
      (right)


    --Optional accessories--
      The AD Mount Base DC22/23/24 is exclusively designed for "IXY DIGITAL 20IS (PowerShot SD1100IS/IXUS 80IS)"/"IXY DIGITAL 25IS(PowerShot SD770IS/IXUS 85IS)"/"IXY DIGITAL 95IS (PowerShot SD790IS/IXUS 90IS)"(*1) + "WP-DC22"/"WP-DC23"/"WP-DC24"(*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.

      • Wide variety and high quality
      • INON "AD Mount series" attachment lens
      • Easy, reliable and fully auto external auto shooting
      • INON "S-TTL Auto"strobe

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


    --Attachment Lens--
      The AD Mount Base DC22/23/24 is exclusively designed for "IXY DIGITAL 20IS (PowerShot SD1100IS/IXUS 80IS)"/"IXY DIGITAL 25IS(PowerShot SD770IS/IXUS 85IS)"/"IXY DIGITAL 95IS (PowerShot SD790IS/IXUS 90IS)"(*1) + "WP-DC22"/"WP-DC23"/"WP-DC24"(*1) to benefit you to use following INON products. AD mount series attachment lens lineup consists "UCL-165AD"to shorten minimum focus length to close to a subject, compact dual use land/underwater "UWL-105AD Wide Conversion Lens" to shoot wider area and "UFL-165AD Fish-eye Conversion Lens" to shoot ultra wide fish-eye image, INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from "fish-eye" to "ultra macro" with simple and reliable system.


    --Strobe--
      Optional "Grip Base D II with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable/Cap W30 Set with Clear Photo System Film" enables to install digital camera compatible "S-TTL" auto strobe INON "Z-240"/"D-2000" series. "S-TTL" auto of "Z-240"/"D-2000" series gives you accurate and reliable exposure by simply pressing shutter release button. It is easy to step up to dual strobe configuration with additional "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable". Wide range of INON [Arm II System] provides you many different configurations to support your sophisticated lighting needs. INON provides you simple and reliable system with innovative "S-TTL" Auto and "Arm II system" to enhance your creative image to capture different subject in variable shooting condition with wide variety of attachment lens.


    --Why so many different Mount Bases / Optical D Cable Sets--
      As same as other INON Mount Bases and Optical D Cable Cap Sets, "AD Mount Base・DC22/23/24"/"Optical D Cable/Cap W30 Set with Clear Photo System Film" 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 manufacture's 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.



    --"IXY DIGITAL 20IS"/"WP-DC22" combination example--


    • Canon "IXY DIGITAL 20IS " + Canon "WP-DC22"
    • "AD Mount Base・DC22/23/24"
    • "UFL-165AD"
    • "D-2000"
    • "-0.5 Blue Diffuser (TTL/Manual)"

    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W30 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
    • "Strobe Cover D/Z"
    • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"
    • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"
    • "Direct Arm Z Set・Multi D.B. Long"


    --"IXY DIGITAL 20IS"/"WP-DC22" sample images--


      --Equipments:
    • Canon "IXY20IS" + Canon "WP-DC22"
    • "AD Mount Base・DC22/23/24"
    • "UFL-165AD"
    • "D-2000" + "-0.5 Blue Diffuser (TTL/Manual)" + "Strobe Cover D/Z"
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W30 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
    • "Arm S Set Z・Multi D.B. Long" + "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"
    • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"



    • --Subject/shooting distance:Sea whip (approx. 50cm/20inch in length)/approx. 15cm(5.9inch)
      --Equipments:Canon IXY DIGITAL 20IS/WP-DC22, D-2000×1, UFL-165AD
      --Data:Zoom wide end (6.2mm), 1/60, F2.8, ±0EV,ISO100, strobe S-TTL mode
      --Photo by:Fukashi. Torii@INON/at "Bitagane" Atami, Japan


      --Subject:Indian littleperch
      --Equipments:Canon IXY DIGITAL 20IS/WP-DC22, D-2000×1, UFL-165AD
      --Data:Zoom wide end(6.2mm), 1/400, F2.8, ±0EV,ISO100, strobe S-TTL mode
      --Photo by:Fukashi. Torii@INON/at "Bitagane" Atami, Japan


      --Subject/shooting distance:Cuttlefish (body length approx.7cm/2.8inch)/40cm (15.7inch)
      --Equipments:Canon IXY DIGITAL 25IS/WP-DC23, D-2000×2, (no conversion lens)
      --Data:Zoom middle (14.3mm), 1/60, F4.5, ±0EV,ISO100, strobe S-TTL mode
      --Photo by:Fukashi. Torii@INON/at "Bitagane" Atami, Japan


      --Subject/shooting distance:Moray eel (approx. 50cm/20inch in length)/2cm(0.8inch)
      --Equipments:Canon IXY DIGITAL 25IS/WP-DC23, D-2000×2, UFL-165AD
      --Data:Zoom wide end(6.2mm), 1/60, F2.8, ±0EV,ISO400, strobe S-TTL mode
      --Photo by:Fukashi. Torii@INON/at "Bitagane" Atami, Japan


      --Subject/shooting distance:Elegant blenny (approx. 6cm/2.4inch in length)/15cm(5.9inch)
      --Equipments:Canon IXY DIGITAL 25IS/WP-DC23, D-2000×2, UCL-165AD×1
      --Data:Zoom telephoto end (18.6mm), 1/60, F14, ±0EV,ISO80, strobe S-TTL mode
      --Photo by:Ryo. Hattori @INON/at Atami Yokoiso Port beach


    May 23, 2008
    INON Inc.

    Accessory for Olympus PT-042

    INON Inc. release following accessories to support Olympus digital camera "μ1020 (STYLUS 1020)"(*1) / "PT-042"(*1).

    • "M67 Mount Base・PT-042"

    • --Release date : May 27, 2008
    • "Optical D Cable・Cap W32 Set with Clear Photo System Film"

    • --Available in the market
    • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"

    • --Available in the market

      "M67 Mount Base・PT-042" installed on Olympus PT-042 / μ1020


    --Optional accessories--
      The M67 Mount Base PT-042 is exclusively designed for "μ1020 (STYLUS 1020)" (*1) + "PT-042" (*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.

      • Wide variety and high quality
      • INON M67 Mount series attachment lens
      • Easy, reliable and fully auto external auto shooting
      • INON "S-TTL Auto" strobe

        (*1)
        Contact Olympus Imaging Corp. for detail of camera/protector INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.


    --Attachment Lens--
      "M67 Mount Base・PT-042" enables you to install INON "M67 Mount series" attachment lens. M67 mount series attachment lens lineup consists "UCL-330"/"UCL-165M67" close-up lens to shorten minimum focus length to close to a subject, "UWL-100 Achromat Wide Conversion Lens Type 1(*2)" to shoot wider area and its super wide option "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100" . INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from "semi fish-eye" to "ultra macro" with simple and reliable system.

      (*2)
      Compatible wide conversion lens is "UWL-100 Achromat Type1". "UWL-100 Achromat Type2" is not compatible due to vignetting and less image quality though Type 2 is physically attached on "M67 Mount Base PT-042". "UWL-100 Achromat Type2" can be modified to "UWL-100 Achromat Type1". Please contact your purchasing dealer for detail.


    --Strobe--
      Optional "Grip Base D II with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable/Cap W32 Set with Clear Photo System Film" enables to install digital camera compatible "S-TTL" auto strobe INON "Z-240"/"D-2000" series. "S-TTL" auto of "Z-240"/"D-2000" series gives you accurate and reliable exposure by simply pressing shutter release button. It is easy to step up to dual strobe configuration with additional "Grip Base DIII with Rubber Grip D" and "Optical D Cable". Wide range of INON "Arm II System" provides you many different configurations to support your sophisticated lighting needs. INON provides you simple and reliable system with innovative "S-TTL" Auto and "Arm II system" to enhance your creative image to capture different subject in variable shooting condition with wide variety of attachment lens.


    --Why so many different Mount Bases / Optical D Cable Sets--
      As same as other INON Mount Bases and Optical D Cable Cap Sets, "M67 Mount Base・PT-042"/"Optical D Cable/Cap W32 Set with Clear Photo System Film" 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 manufacture's 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.


    --"μ1020"/"PT-042" combination example--

    • Olympus "μ1020" + Olympus "PT-042"
    • "M67 Mount Base・PT-042"
    • "UWL-100 Achromat Wide Conversion Lens Type 1" (*2)
    • "D-2000"
    • "-0.5 White Diffuser (TTL/Manual)"
    • "Optical D Cable/Cap W32 Set with Clear Photo Film System Film"
    • "[Strobe Cover D/Z"
    • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"
    • "Direct Arm Z Set・Multi D.B. Long"
    • "M67 Lens Holder S" + "UCL-165M67"


    --"μ1020"/"PT-042" sample images--

      --Subject:Coral
      --Equipments:Olympus μ1020/PT-042, UWL-100 Type 1 + Dome Lens Unit
      --Data:Zoom wide end (6.6mm), 1/250, F3.5, ISO80, ±0EV. No strobe
      --Photo by:Ryo.Hattori@INON / at Bunaken Is. Manado, Indonesia


      --Subject/size:Table coral
      --Equipments:Olympus μ1020/PT-042, UWL-100 Type 1 + Dome Lens Unit
      --Data:Zoom wide end (6.6mm), 1/320, F3.5, ISO100, ±0EV. No strobe
      --Photo by:Ryo.Hattori@INON / at Bunaken Is. Manado, Indonesia


      --Subject/shooting distance:Bubble Coral Shrimp (1cm(0.4inch) in length) / 7cm (2.8 inch)
      --Equipments:Olympusμ1020/PT-042, D-2000 x 2, UCL-165M67 x 1
      --Data:Zoom middle (20.9mm), 1/160, F5.1, ISO80, ±0EV. S-TTL Auto mode
      --Photo by:Ryo.Hattori@INON / at Bunaken Is. Manado, Indonesia


      --Subject/shooting distance:Arc-eye hawkfish (15cm(5.9inch) in length /30-40cm(11.8-15.7 inch)
      --Equipments:Olympusμ1020/PT-042, D-2000 x 2, No conversion lens
      --Data:Zoom telephoto end (41.3mm), 1/200, F5.2,ISO80, ±0EV. S-TTL Auto mode
      --Photo by:Ryo.Hattori@INON / at Bunaken Is. Manado, Indonesia


      --Subject/shooting distance:Arc-eye hawkfish (15cm(5.9inch) in length /30-40cm(11.8-15.7 inch)
      --Equipments:Olympusμ1020/PT-042, D-2000 x 2, No conversion lens
      --Data:Zoom telephoto end (41.3mm), 1/200, F5.2,ISO80, ±0EV. S-TTL Auto mode
      --Photo by:Ryo.Hattori@INON / at Bunaken Is. Manado, Indonesia


      --Subject/shooting distance:Goby (3cm(1.2inch) in length) / 15cm (5.9 inch)
      --Equipments:Olympusμ1020/PT-042, D-2000 x 2, UCL-165M67 x 1
      --Data:Zoom telephoto end (41.3mm), 1/200, F5.2,ISO80, ±0EV. S-TTL Auto mode
      --Photo by:Ryo.Hattori@INON / at Bunaken Is. Manado, Indonesia


    May 23, 2008
    INON Inc.

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