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Thursday, August 27, 2009

D Holder Extension Bar

INON INC. releases "D Holder Extension Bar" on [August 30th, 2009] for "Grip Base D4"/"D Holder" to extend their arm to use "Lens Holder".
  • "D Holder Extension Bar"
  • --Release date : August 30th, 2009
    --JAN code : 456212143 542 1


    "D Holder Extension Bar"

    "D Holder Extension Bar"+"AD Lens Holder" installed on "Grip Base D4"

    The "D Holder Extension Bar" is attached on "Grip Base D4"/"D Holder" to use Lens Holder product including "AD Lens Holder" / "M67 Lens Holder S" enabling you to carry compatible attachment lenses underwater to benefit easy and stress-free multiple lens operation.

    Compatible base/arm:
  • "Grip Base D4"(*1)
  • "D Holder"


  • Compatible lens holder:
  • "AD Lens Holder"  (*2)
  • "M67 Lens Holder S"
  • "M67 Lens Holder W" (*2)


  • (*1) Wireless connection is not compatible when using "D Holder Extension Bar " on "Grip Base D4" since combined attachment lens may block built-in flash light. Please use "Optical D Cable connection" to use an external strobe for this configuration.

    (*2)Single lens mount only to carry single compatible attachment lens.

--Related information--


August 26th, 2009
INON INC.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Accessory for Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1 (DMC-TS1)

INON INC. releases accessory to support Panasonic digital camera LUMIX DMC-FT1 (DMC-TS1) (*1)/ DMW-MCFT1 (*1) on August 20th, 2009.

  • 28AD Mount Base・MCFT1 (*6) 
  • --Release date : August 20th, 2009 
    --JAN code : 456212143 518 6

  • Optical D Cable・Cap W35 Set Type L (*2)
  • --available in the market 
    --JAN code : 456212143 314 4

  • Optical D Cable SS・Cap W35 Set Type L (*3)
  • --available in the market 
    --JAN code : 456212143 400 4

  • Grip Base D4
  • --available in the market 
    --JAN code : 456212143 430 1

  • Shoe Base
  • --available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 356 4


28AD Mount Base・MCFT1 installed on DMW-MCFT1 / LUMIX DMC-FT1(left)
28AD Mount Base・MCFT1 (right)

(*1)Contact Panasonic Corporation for detail of camera/marine case. 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.


LUMIX DMC-FT1 / DMW-MCFT1 set-up example


  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1 + Panasonic DMW-MCFT1・28AD Mount Base・MCFT1
  • UWL-100 28AD
  • Lens Hood for UWL-100 28AD
  • S-2000 (with supplied “-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000”)
  • LE250 ×2
  • W50° Filter・LE ×2
  • Strobe Light Holder (*4)
  • Optical D Cable・Cap W35 Set Type L with Clear Photo System Film
  • Grip Base D4
  • D Holder Extension Bar (*5)
  • Z Adapter ×2
  • Clamp
  • AD Lens Holder+AD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD+UCL-165AD

(*4)Upcoming product to attach strobe and LED flashlight on same arm.

(*5)Upcoming product.
Extension arm for D Holder to attach AD Lens Holder etc.


Optional accessories

The 28AD Mount Base・FT1 is exclusively designed for LUMIX DMC-FT1 (*1) / DMW-MCFT1 (*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.

  • Wide variety and high quality
    INON 28AD Mount series attachment lens
  • Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe shooting
    INON S-TTL Auto strobe

Attachment Lens Compatibility

The 28AD Mount Base・FT1 enables you to install INON 28AD Mount series attachment lens(*6).
28AD mount series attachment lens lineup consists UWL-100 28AD wide conversion lens (*7) to shoot wider area
and its super wide option Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100 (*8). AD Mount series UCL-165AD close-up lens to shorten minimum shooting distance, is also usable (*9). INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from semi fish-eye to ultra macro with simple and reliable system.

(*6)Usable underwater. Zoom wide end is not usable on land due to significant vignetting on every corners of an image even without an attachment lens.
When using on land with this product, zoom middle range towards to telephoto side.

(*7)Vignetting on every corners of an image on land. Crop an image or zoom towards to telephoto side little bit to eliminate vignetting when using on land.We recommend to deactivate image stabilizer of LUMIX DMC-FT1 to avoid possible vignetting underwater.

(*8)Vignetting on every corners. Crop an image or zoom towards to telephoto side little bit to eliminate vignetting.

(*9)Only usable zoom middle to telephoto side underwater.Vignetting on every corners on land or zoom wide end underwater.


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.

INON LED flashlight 「LE250」 is also usable to support underwater high definition movie by LUMIX DMC-FT1 rich movie function.

There are two choices for strobe/light arm; Shoe Base Set which directly holds compatible strobe/LED flashlight on the hot shoe of underwater housing providing compact external strobe set-up, or universal type Grip Base D4 Set widely supports more than 80 underwater housings with loose-proof structure, depending on your shooting style. When using Grip Base D4, it is easy to expand to dual strobe configuration with optional D Holder, Z Joint and Optical D Cable Type L.
Off course wide variety of INON Arm II System is usable to support simple and reliable highly accurate "S-TTL" Auto imaging with intended lighting effect depending on a subject/shooting condition.


Why so many different Mount Bases / Optical D Cable Sets

As same as other INON Mount Bases and Optical D Cable Cap Sets, 28AD Mount Base・FT1/Optical D Cable・ Cap W35 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 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.

LUMIX DMC-FT1/DMW-MCFT1 sample images


--Subject/shooting distance: Scorpionfish(approx. 25cm/9.8")/approx. 5cm(2.0") 
--Equipments: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1/DMW-MCFT1, UWL-100 28AD, S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto mode + Manual mode) 
--Data: Zoom wide end (4.9mm), 1/125, F3.3, ISO100, -2.0EV, WB: Daylight, Color mode: Natural 
--Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.) at "Bitagane" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


--Subject/shooting distance: Alcyonarian(approx.1.5m/4.9')/30-40cm(12" - 16")
--Equipments: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1/DMW-MCFT1, UWL-100 28AD + Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100, S-2000 x 2 (Manual mode) 
--Data: Zoom wide end (4.9mm), 1/160, F3.3, ISO125, -1.0EV, WB: Daylight, Color mode: Standard 
--Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.) at "Sodaine" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan



--Subject/shooting distance: Soft coral/20-30cm(8" - 12")
--Equipments: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1/DMW-MCFT1, UWL-100 28AD + Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100, S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto mode) 
--Data: Zoom wide end (4.9mm), 1/125, F3.3, ISO100, -2.0EV, WB: Daylight, Color mode: Vivid 
--Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.) at "Sodaine" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan



--Subject/shooting distance: Acalycigorgia inermis (approx.1m/3.3')/20-30cm(8" - 12")
--Equipments: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1/DMW-MCFT1, UWL-100 28AD + Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100, S-2000 x 2 (Manual mode) 
--Data: Zoom wide end (4.9mm), 1/400, F3.3, ISO125, -2.0EV, WB: Daylight, Color mode: Natural 
--Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.) at "Sodaine" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


--Subject/shooting distance: Acalycigorgia inermis (approx.1m/3.3')/5-10cm(2" - 4")
--Equipments: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1/DMW-MCFT1, UWL-100 28AD + Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100, S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto mode) 
--Data: Zoom wide end (4.9mm), 1/250, F3.3, ISO125, -2.0EV, WB: Daylight, Color mode: Standard 
--Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.) at "Sodaine" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


INON 28AD Mount Base MCFT1 (LUMIX DMC-FT1/DMW-MCFT1) sample movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmzgaH3Bf4c

Augst 11th, 2009
INON INC.

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