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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Accessories for Olympus PT-044

INON INC. releases new accessories to support Olympus "FE-360"(*1) + "PT-044"(*1) on [January 15th, 2009].

  • "AD Mount Base・PT-044"

  • --Release date : November 15th, 2008
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W46 Set with Clear Photo System Film"

  • --Release date : January 15th, 2009
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"

  • --Available in the market

    "AD Mount Base・PT-044" installed on PT-044/FE-360(left)
    "AD Mount Base・PT-044" (right)


--"FE-360"/"PT-044" combination example--

  • Olympus "FE-360" + Olympus "PT-044"
  • "AD Mount Base・PT-044"
  • "UFL-165AD"
  • "S-2000"
  • "-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000"
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W46 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
  • "Direct Arm Z Set・Multi D.B. Long"
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"


--Optional accessories--
    The AD Mount Base PT-044 is exclusively designed for "FE-360"(*1) + "PT-044"(*1)to benefit you to use following INON products.

  • Wide variety and high quality
  • INON "AD Mount series" attachment lens
  • Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe 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--
    The "AD Mount Base・PT-044" enables you to install INON AD Mount series attachment lens. 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 W46 Set with Clear Photo System Film" enables you to install digital camera compatible "S-TTL" auto strobe INON "Z-240" / "D-2000" series(*2). "S-TTL" auto of "Z-240" / "D-2000" series gives you correct 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.

    (*2) "S-TTL Auto" works without any problem but "Manual mode" and "External Auto mode" has operational limitation. More than -1.0 EV. setting in Manual mode and actual flash output beyond -1.0 EV. on External Auto mode is not usable. This is because FE360 built-in flash characteristic where time-lag between "pre-flash" and "main flash" is approx. 0.25 seconds which is beyond Advanced Cancel Circuit control range and always has to set it to OFF. Please see each strobe user manual for detail.


--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・PT-044" / "Optical D Cable・Cap W46 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.


December 30, 2008

INON Inc.

Accessories for Sony MPK-THG

INON Inc. releases following new accessories to support Sony "Cyber-shot DSC-T700/T77" + "MPK-THG" (*1) on [January 25th, 2009].

  • "AD Mount Base・THG"

  • --Release date : January 25, 2009
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W47 Set"

  • --Release date : January 25, 2009
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"

  • --Available in the market

    "AD Mount Base・THG"(*2) installed on MPK-THG/DSC-T700 (left)
    "AD Mount Base・THG"(*2) (right)

    (*1)
    Contact Sony Corp. for detail of camera/marine-pack. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.

    (*2)
    Images use prototype model and mass-product model may have slightly different design.


--"Cyber-shot DSC-T700"/"MPK-THG" combination example--

  • Sony "Cyber-shot DSC-T700" + Sony"MPK-THG"
  • "AD Mount Base・THG"
  • "UFL-165AD"
  • "S-2000"
  • "-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000"
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W47 Set"
  • "Direct Arm Z Set・Multi D.B. Long"
  • "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D"


--Optional accessories--
    The AD Mount Base PT-044 is exclusively designed for "Cyber-shot DSC-T700"(*1) + "MPK-THG" (*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.

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


--Attachment Lens--
    The "AD Mount Base・THG" enables you to install INON "AD Mount series" attachment lens. 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 W47 Set" enables you 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 correct 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・THG"/"Optical D Cable・Cap W47 Set" 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.
    ther 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.


December 30, 2008
INON Inc.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

World's smallest, best strobe "S-2000"

INON INC. releases "S-TTL" auto strobe "S-2000" on [December 28th, 2008].
The S-2000 strobe is super compact strobe yet has almost same fundamental features of well-established INON "D-2000" with several new functions.


  • Underwater "S-TTL" auto strobe "S-2000"

  • --Release date : December 28th, 2008

    [S-2000]


    [S-2000] front/side/back



Main Features
--Marginally downsized with high-performance --

    64mm/2.5" x 83.1mm/3.3" x 106.5mm/4.2"(W x H x D). Successfully designed world smallest body size as 4AA operated underwater strobe(*1) with its inner components layout and trimming off unnecessary space. Best suits with a compact digital camera, supporting digital SLR camera with its mobility, incredible compact size even as dual strobes and high performance. The S-2000 totally changes underwater strobe concepts.

    (*1)
    As of December 2008 among 4AA operated underwater TTL strobe (data by INON INC.)


--Not only compact strobe!--

    The S-2000 is operated by 4 x AA batteries to provide fundamental features of strobe though 4 x AA batteries operation is hostile to downsizing. The same level of basic performance and durability as existing D-2000 and marvelous high performance is supported with its compact body. Together with powerful and substantial Guide Number 20 (*2), the S-2000 benefits you with ultrafast recycle time and remarkable flash capacity thanks to less inner wiring and efficient component parts. In addition to reliable and super accurate "S-TTL auto mode" flash control, "12 step Manual mode" supports professional lighting. The EV Controller to make fine adjustment on "S-TTL Auto" and auto-switching function to accommodate with various pre-flash type (2, 3 time pre-flash) digital camera is equipped.

    (*2)
    air/ISO・m, nominal value


--Next generation wireless TTL function !--

    The S-2000 strobe has ultra sensitive slave sensor which is 100 times more sensitive comparing to the slave sensor of existing D-2000 strobe and successfully enables to support wireless "S-TTL Auto" flash control without fiber optics. Also the sensitivity of the slave sensor dramatically lengthens synch range of Manual flash mode. Supplied "Mirror Unit" effectively corrects master strobe light to enhance exposure control accuracy. It is easy to use wireless S-TTL Auto shooting simply attached on compatible water-proof protector via INON Shoe Base or Grip Base D4 (upcoming product). Conventional fiber optics connection is also supported to provide 2-way connection method to select either of optical cable or wireless depending on shooting circumstances.


--Unlimited expandability with optical cable system--

    The S-2000 strobe is equipped with a connector mount on the front side to catch TTL signal of the strobe. One S-2000 strobe can be linked to maximum two strobes via optical cables and operate them in "S-TTL Auto mode". This optical cable system benefits you to add "S-TTL Auto" operating strobe easily by connecting with an optical cable to pick up S-TTL control signal from your camera system. This expandability makes underwater studio with perfect lighting real.


--Natural color even with a diffuser--

    The supplied diffuser does not affects light color, which is popular among professional photographers. The color temperature of the S-2000 changes only 100K (kelvin) by this diffuser. You can have same color tone between macro shooting without diffuser and wide shooting with diffuser to widen strobe beam angle.


Please visit following link page for detailed product images.



December 25, 2008
INON Inc.

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