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Monday, May 31, 2010

Snoot Set for S-2000

INON INC. releases new accessory for INON 「S-2000」 strobe to narrow down beam angle providing various effects such as to block extra diffused light eliminating backscatter, to highlight a subject or to make spotlight effect etc. on June 12, 2010

  • 「Snoot Set for S-2000」
    --Scheduled release date : June 12, 2010
    --JAN code:456212143 583 4

    「Snoot Set for S-2000」
    Set contents:Rubber Hood 52, W40°Filter LE x 2 , Snoot Tube 10, Snoot Tube 26

    「Snoot Set for S-2000」installing on the「S-2000」


--『Snoot Set for S-2000』features--

    The INON Snoot Set for S-2000 is an accessory for the INON 「S-2000」 to change beam angle. The package contents include a two step telescopic「Rubber Hood 52」, 「Snoot Tube 26」(inner diameter 26mm/1.0”, 「Snoot Tube 10」(inner diameter 10mm/0.4”) and fly-eye lens structure「W40°Filter LE」. The various combination of packaged parts supports 6 different beam coverage from approx.16°(horizontal) up to approx. 105°(horizontal) with the following sophisticated effects (*1)(*2);

  • To block extra diffused light eliminating backscatter
  • To highlight a subject by illuminating the subject only
  • To give a spotlight effect on a subject etc.

    (*1)
    Always conduct test shots to familiar with the product characteristic before you take an important shot. When using the S-2000 in S-TTL Auto mode for spotlight effect of this product, center spot metering mode on a camera is recommended since average metering mode or multi pattern metering mode could wash out the center of an image. In case S-TTL Auto mode does not provide appropriate exposure, use Manual mode.

    (*2)
    Make sure to cool down the「S-2000」according to instruction manual/[Compatible battery, operational limitation on flashing] leaflet provided with the S-2000, to prevent overheating/degradation of light emitting part/inner components.


--『Snoot Set for S-2000』sample images--


    --Subject: Stargazer
    --Equipments: S-2000 x 1(Manual) with Snoot Set for S-2000 (using Snoot Tube 10)
    --Photo by: Ryo Minemizu at Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan


    --Subject: Eplumura phalangium
    --Equipments: S-2000 x 1(Manual) with Snoot Set for S-2000 (using Snoot Tube 10)
    --Photo by: Ryo Minemizu at Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan



--Relative Information--


May 28th,2010
INON inc.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Accessory for Fujifilm F80EXR/WP-FXF80

INON INC. releases new fiber optics products on May 15, 2010 to support Fujifilm 「WP-FXF80」(*1) for 『FinePix F80EXR』(*1).
  • 「Optical D Cable Type L /Bush W52 Set with Clear Photo System Film」(*2)
  • --Scheduled release date : May 15, 2010
    --JAN code:456212143 579 7

  • 「Optical D Cable SS Type L /Bush W52 Set with Clear Photo System Film」(*3)
  • --Scheduled release date : May 15, 2010
    --JAN code:456212143 580 3

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

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

    (*1)
    Contact Fujifilm Corporation for detail of camera/protector. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.
    (*2)
    Fiber optics product to connect an INON strobe attached on the camera system via 「Grip Base D4」/「Grip Base D4 Set」.
    (*3)
    Fiber optics product to connect an INON strobe attached on the camera system via 「Shoe Base Set」.


--『FinePix F80EXR』/「WP-FXF80」 combination example --

  • Fujifilm 「FinePix F80EXR」+ Fujifilm「WP-FXF80」
  • 「M67 Lens Adapter Base FXF80」 (*4)
  • 「UCL-330」

  • 「S-2000」(with supplied “-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000”)
  • 「Optical D Cable / Bush W52 Set Type L with Clear Photo System Film」
  • 「Grip Base D4」
  • 「D Holder Extension Bar」
  • 「Direct Arm Z Set」
  • 「M67 Lens Holder S」
  • 「UCL-165 M67」

  • 「LE240」
  • 「Color Filter LE Set」
  • 「Single Light Holder LE」
  • 「Shoe Base」


  • (*4)
    Upcoming product to attach INON M67 series close-up lens 『UCL-300』/『UCL-165M67』 close-up lens.


--INON Product Compatibility with 『FinePix F80EXR』/「WP-FXF80」--
    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 (*5).
    INON underwater flashlight 「LE series LED flashlight」 including「LE240」is also usable to support sophisticated multi source lighting to enhance Fujifilm original「Film Simulation」 advantage.

    There are two choices for strobe/light arm; compact 「Shoe Base」/「Shoe Base Set」 which directly holds compatible strobe/LED flashlight on standard 【accessory shoe】of water-proof protector thanks to joint project with Fujifilm Corporation to support compact external strobe/flashlight set-up, or universal type 「Grip Base D4」/「Grip Base D4 Set」 widely supports more than 80 underwater housings with loose-proof structure, depending on your shooting style.

    Both strobe installation is supported by either of 『handy』 “wireless” connection or 『reliable』 “optical cable” connection. Especially 「WP-FXF80」 is equipped with INON dedicated 【"Optical cable” connector】 thanks to joint project with Fujifilm enabling 『reliable』 “optical cable” connection with inexpensive combination.

    【"Optical cable connector”】 of 「WP-FXF80」 to connect to INON strobe.
    [dedicated INON fiber optics product is attached in above image]

    INON provides 『handy』/『compact』 「Shoe Base Set」 & “wireless connection” up to 『full-blown』 set with 「Grip Base D4」&“optical cable connection”, LED flashlight etc. 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.

    Upcoming 「M67 Lens Adapter Base FXF80」(*4) enables to attach INON 『M67 Mount series』 close-up lens 「UCL-330」「UCL-165M67」 to get closer to a subject.

    (*5)
    When using shooting mode「M Manual」/「A Aperture priority」, the S-TTL Auto works fine with aperture setting range F9 through F16. Except this setting, S-TTL Auto could get less accurate. In such case, please use External Auto or Manual mode.


--『FinePix F80EXR』/「WP-FXF80」 sample images--

    --Subject / shooting distance: Soft coral(approx. 1m(3.3’) in length)/ approx. 15cm (5.9”)
    --Equipments :Fujifilm F80EXR/WP-FXF80, S-2000 x 1
    --Photo data:Zoom middle range (16.8mm), 1/250, F16, ISO400, S-2000 S-TTL Auto, Film simulation: PROVIA
    --Photo by : R. Hattori (INON INC.)at Kotogahama beach/ Manazuru, Kanagawa, Japan

    --Subject / shooting distance: Longspine black urchin (approx. 30cm(11.8”) in length)/ approx. 15cm (5.9”)
    --Equipments :Fujifilm F80EXR/WP-FXF80, S-2000 x 1
    --Photo data:Zoom middle range (11.9mm), 1/800, F14, ISO200, S-2000 S-TTL Auto, Film simulation: PROVIA
    --Photo by : R. Hattori (INON INC.)at Kotogahama beach/ Manazuru, Kanagawa, Japan

    --Subject / shooting distance: Red-band fairy basslet (approx. 5cm(2”) in length)/ approx. 70cm (27.6”)
    --Equipments :Fujifilm F80EXR/WP-FXF80, S-2000 x 1
    --Photo data:Zoom middle range (16.8mm), 1/1000, F5.3, ISO400, S-2000:Manual mode, Film simulation: PROVIA
    --Photo by : R. Hattori (INON INC.)at Bitagane/Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


    --Subject / shooting distance: Spotfin frogfish(approx. 5cm(2”) in length)/ 10cm(3.9”)
    --Equipments :Fujifilm F80EXR/WP-FXF80, S-2000 x 1
    --Photo data:Zoom wide end (5.0mm), 1/100, F3.3, ISO200, S-2000:Manual mode, Film simulation: ASTIA , Dynamic range : 200%
    --Photo by : R. Hattori (INON INC.)at Kotogahama beach/Manazuru, Kanagawa, Japan


    --Subject / shooting distance: Longspine snipefish(approx. 5cm(2”) in length)/ 10cm(3.9”)
    --Equipments :Fujifilm F80EXR/WP-FXF80, S-2000 x 1
    --Photo data:Zoom wide end (7.8mm), 1/50, F4.5, ISO200, S-2000:Manual mode, Film simulation: ASTIA
    --Photo by : R. Hattori (INON INC.)at Wannai/Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan

    --Subject / shooting distance: Hampbacked scorpionfish(approx. 30cm(11.8”) in length)/ approx.15cm(5.9”)
    --Equipments :Fujifilm F80EXR/WP-FXF80, S-2000 x 1
    --Photo data:Zoom wide end (5.0mm), 1/50, F3.3, ISO200, -1 EV, S-2000:Manual mode, Underwater mode
    --Photo by : R. Hattori (INON INC.)at Wannai/Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan


--Relative information--


April 26th,2010
INON inc

"M67 Lens Adapter Base" for Panasonic LUMIX series

INON INC. will release "M67 Lens Adapter Base" on April 22nd, 2010 to support below listed Panasonic marine cases to attach INON M67 series close-up lens [UCL-330][UCL-165 M67];

    "DMW-MCTZ10"(*1) for "LUMIX DMC-TZ10"(*1)
    "DMW-MCTZ7"(*1) for "LUMIX DMC-TZ7"(*1)
    "DMW-MCTZ5"(*1) for "LUMIX DMC-TZ5"(*1)
    "DMW-MCZX3"(*1) for "LUMIX DMC-ZX3/LUMIX DMC-ZX1"(*1)
    "DMW-MCZX1"(*1) for "LUMIX DMC-ZX1"(*1)

  • M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ10 (*2)(*3)(*5)
    --Exclusively for Panasonic「DMW-MCTZ10」(*1)
    --Scheduled release date : April 22, 2010
    --JAN code:456212143 576 6


  • 「M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ10」 installed on DMW-MCTZ10 / LUMIX DMC-TZ10(left)
    「M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ10」(right)
  • M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ7/TZ5(*2)(*3)(*5)
    --For Panasonic「DMW-MCTZ7」(*1) or 「DMW-MCTZ5」(*1)
    --Scheduled release date : April 22, 2010
    --JAN code:456212143 577 3


  • 「M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ7/TZ5」 installed on DMW-MCTZ7 / LUMIX DMC-TZ7(left)
    「M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ7/TZ5」(right)
  • M67 Lens Adapter Base MCZX3/ZX1 (*2)(*3) (*4)
    --For Panasonic「DMW-MCZX3」(*1) or 「DMW-MCZX1」(*1)
    --Scheduled release date : April 22, 2010
    --JAN code: 456212143 578 0


  • 「M67 Lens Adapter Base MCZX3/ZX1」installed on DMW-MCZX3 / LUMIX DMC-ZX3(left)
    「M67 Lens Adapter Base MCZX3/ZX1」(right)

--Product features--
    The 「M67 Lens Adapter Base」 is a dedicated accessory to attach INON 『M67 Mount Series』 close-up lens「UCL-330」「UCL-165 M67」 on a marine case/water-proof protector which is not compatible with existing M67 Mount Base (*2)(*3)

    The component Base Plate is designed based on base shape of compatible marine case/water-proof protector to fit securely on it without rattle. This product directly accepts dual functional product 「Grip Base D4」or 「Grip Base DIII」 as a grip and lighting arm enabling to add compatible strobe/LED flashlight together with various lighting arm product to support simple/compact and even friendly upgrade to multi lighting system.

    The Lens Adapter Unit is mounted on the compatible marine case/water-proof protector at lens pot with pressure molding and supplied Supporting Screws to reliably hold compatible close-up lens. The Lens Adapter Unit can be separated with combined attachment lens by simply loosening the Supporting Screws.

    (*1)
    Contact Panasonic Corporation for detail of camera/marine case. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.

    (*2)
    This product does not support a wide conversion lens due to camera master lens specification.

    (*3)
    When using a close-up lens on this product underwater, significant vignetting will be observed at zoom wide end. Zoom towards to telephoto side little bit to avoid vignetting

    (*4)
    On land, slight vignetting on image corners at zoom wide end even without a close-up lens. Crop an image or use without the lens adapter unit.

    (*5)
    When using 「DMW-MCTZ10 / LUMIX DMC-TZ10」, 「DMW-MCTZ7 / LUMIX DMC-TZ7」or「DMW-MCTZ5 / LUMIX DMC-TZ5」only with the M67 Lens Adapter Base, the camera system will have great buoyancy. Adjust total underwater weight by using other accessories to get appropriate underwater weight to avoid accidental rapid ascent.

--『LUMIX DMC-TZ10』/「DMW-MCTZ10」combination example--

    • Panasonic 「LUMIX DMC-TZ10」+ Panasonic 「DMW-MCTZ10」
    • 「M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ10」
    • 「UCL-330」
    • 「S-2000」(with supplied “-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000”)
    • 「Optical D Cable Type L / Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film」
    • 「Grip Base D4」
    • 「D Holder Extension Bar」
    • 「Z Joint」
    • 「M67 Lens Holder S」
    • 「UCL-165 M67」

    • 「LE240」(with supplied “W40° Filter LE”)
    • 「Single Light Holder LE」
    • 「Shoe Base」


    -- 『LUMIX DMC-TZ10』/「DMW-MCTZ10」sample images--

      --Subject / shooting distance:Lumpsucker (approx. 5mm(0.2”) in length)/ 20-25cm (7.9-9.8”)
      --Equipments :Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ10/DMW-MCTZ10,M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ10, UCL-165M67+ UCL-330, S-2000 x 4 (S-TTL Auto mode), LE240 + W50° Pink Filter・LE
      --Photo data:Zoom telephoto end (49.2mm), 1/250, F6.3, ISO80, WB: Daylight, color effect : Standard
      --Photo by : R. Hattori (INON INC.)at Kotogahama beach/ Manazuru, Kanagawa, Japan
        --Subject / shooting distance:Spotfin frogfish (face width approx. 2cm(0.8”))/ 20-25cm (7.9-9.8”)
        --Equipments :Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ10/DMW-MCTZ10,M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ10, UCL-165M67+ UCL-330, S-2000 x 4 (S-TTL Auto mode), LE240 + W50° Pink Filter・LE
        --Photo data:Zoom telephoto end (49.2mm), 1/250, F6.3, ISO80, WB: Daylight, color effect : Standard
        --Photo by : R. Hattori (INON INC.)at Kotogahama beach/ Manazuru, Kanagawa, Japan

        --Subject / shooting distance:Threespot dascyllus (approx. 3cm(1.2”)) in length/ 20-25cm (7.9-9.8”)
        --Equipments :Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ10/DMW-MCTZ10,M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ10, UCL-165M67S-2000 x 4 (S-TTL Auto mode),
        --Photo data:Zoom middle position (42.6mm), 1/1000, F4.7, ISO100, WB: Daylight, color effect : Standard
        --Photo by : R. Hattori (INON INC.)at Bitagane/Atami, Shizuoka, Japan
        --Subject / shooting distance:Cherry bass (approx. 10cm(3.9”) in length)/ 35-40cm (13.8-15.7”)
        --Equipments :Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ10/DMW-MCTZ10,M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ10, UCL-330, S-2000 x 4 (S-TTL Auto mode),
        --Photo data:Zoom middle position (32.1mm), 1/200, F4.5, ISO80, WB: Daylight, color effect : Standard
        --Photo by : R. Hattori (INON INC.)at Sodaine/Atami, Shizuoka, Japan

        INON M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ10 (LUMIX DMC-TZ10/DMW-MCTZ10) sample moviewith LE240 x 1 + W50° Pink Filter・LE, UCL-165M67, UCL-330

      --Relative information--


      April 8th, 2010
      INON INC.



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