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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

UWL-S100 ZM80 Wide Conversion Lens

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of new compact dual use land/underwater wet wide conversion lens to use with zooming for a wide digital camera which is wider than 28mm and super zoom camera with long lens extension on October 25th, 2012. Dedicated super dome option for this lens with downsized (*3) "Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80" will be released end of December 2012.

・UWL-S100 ZM80 wide conversion lens (*1)
--Release date : October 25th, 2012
--JAN code : 456212143 705 0

・M52-M67 Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80
--Release date : October 25th, 2012
--JAN code : 456212143 706 7
(*Necessary to attach the lens on "M67 Lens Adapter Base")

・M52-LD Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80
--Release date : October 25th, 2012
--JAN code : 456212143 707 4
(*Necessary to attach the lens on "LD Lens Adapter Base")

・Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80 (*2)
--Release date : Late December, 2012
--JAN code : 456212143 708 1


(*1) Refer to below link page to see compatible Lens Adapter Base.
・UFL-S100 ZM80 Compatibility Chart
http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/img/UWL-S100ZM80_Compatible_En.pdf

(*2) Release date/price is subject to change without prior notice.

(*3) Outer diameter φ97.8mm/3.9" (including a protector)




UWL-S100 ZM80 wide conversion lens
 

Left: M52-M67 Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80
Right: M52-LD Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80
 

UWL-S100 ZM80/M52-M67 Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80
installed on Panasonic DMW-MCTZ30 + INON M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ30
 


UWL-S100 ZM80 / M52-M67 Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80
installed on Sony MPK-WH + INON M67 Lens Adapter Base WH
 


UWL-S100 ZM80 / M52-LD Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80
installed on Canon WP-DC46 + INON LD Lens Adapter Base DC46
 

Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80 (*5)
 
Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80 (*5) assembled with UWL-S100 ZM80
 

■ Product features ■

●The UWL-S100 ZM80 is specifically designed to get 100.0° view angle underwater when combined camera’s zoom position is set to 80mm (35mm film equivalent) for a user of a wide digital camera which is wider than 28mm (35mm film equivalent) or super zoom camera with long lens extension to enjoy wide underwater imaging with handy and compact system. (*4)

●Dual use on land/underwater to work as an ultra wide converter underwater or fisheye converter on land(100.0° underwater/179.8°on land). Dedicated super dome option "Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80" (coming soon)(*5) further increases its view angle underwater up to 149.8°.

●Threaded lens barrel (M52 P1.5) allows adjusting distance between this lens and camera master lens to accommodate with different master lenses among many compact digital cameras (*4).

●Unique optical design allows to shorten minimum focal distance (minimum focus distance 0cm) with ultra wide view angle thus effective for Wide Macro shot.

●The lens construction is 4 elements in 4 groups by optical glasses. Subject side lens surface is water-shedding magenta coating and inner lenses have multi coating to suppress reflection by lenses themselves to suppress chromatic aberration.

(*4) Compatible "Lens Adapter Base" and appropriate "Mount Converter" is necessary to attach this lens on a camera system.
(*5) To be released late December 2012..



■ UWL-S100 ZM80 example set-up ■


 
・Canon PowerShot SX260 HS + Canon WP-DC46
・LD Lens Adapter Base DC46
・UWL-S100 ZM80
・M52-LD Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80

・D-2000
・Strobe Cover D/Z
・-0.5 Blue Diffuser 2(External Auto)
・Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W58 Set
・Grip Base D4
・Float Arm S
・Clamp III x 2
・Z Adapter MV
・Direct Base III


 
・Sony Cyber-shot WX100 + Sony MPK-WH
・M67 Lens Adapter Base WH
・UWL-S100 ZM80
・M52-M67 Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80

・S-2000 x 2 (with supplied "-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000")
・Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W59 Set with ND Film
・Optical D Cable Type L
・Grip Base D4
・D Holder
・Stick Arm SS Set Z-MV x 2

・UCL-165M67
・UCL-330
・M5 Joint x 2
・M67 Lens Holder for Float Arm x 2

 
・Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ30 + Panasonic DMW-MCTZ30
・M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ30
・UWL-S100 ZM80
・M52-M67 Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80

・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
・Float Arm S
・Clamp III x 2
・Direct Base III
・Z Adapter MV

・LE700-W (with supplied "Pink Filter LE")
・Single Light Holder LE
・Shoe Base

・UCL-330
・M67 Lens Holder for Float Arm



■ Before purchasing UWL-S100 ZM80 ■

This product is a special wide conversion lens specifically designed for a wide camera which is wider than 28mm (35mm film equivalent) and a super zoom camera with long lens extension. Please read through below to understand the characteristic of this product before purchasing.

●Check camera/housing compatibility (*1) to see if this lens is usable for your camera system.

●When shooting, zoom towards to telephoto side at approximately focal length 80mm (35mm film equivalent) until no vignetting is observed. Shooting at wide end setting will give you a circular fisheye image. Too much zooming will have narrower view angle and less advantage of a wide lens.

●Since combined camera is set to focal length approx.80mm (35mm film equivalent) for optimum optical performance, use small aperture setting.

●It is recommended to deactivate image stabilizer of the camera as using this function could have vignetting with focal length setting at approx. 80mm (35mm film equivalent).

●This product is not compatible with any of INON "Lens Holder" due to product feature to adjust mount position back and forth by screwing it.

●It is recommended not to use the built-in flash when not using an external strobe since the built-in flash light could be blocked depending on housing, shooting distance or angle of view etc.


■ UWL-S100 ZM80 sample images ■


 
--Subject/shooting distance:
Sea fan/50cm(19.7")
--Equipment:
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ20/DMW-MCTZ20,
S-2000 x 2, UWL-S100 ZM80,
--Photo data: 
Zoom position 13.6mm (approx. 76mm at 35mm film
equivalent) , 1/60, F6.3, ISO200, S-2000 S-TTL Auto
--Photo by: 
R. Hattori (INON INC.)
at "Bitagane" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan



 
--Subject/shooting distance:
Soft coral and school of spotnape cardinalfish /
1m(3.3’)
--Equipment:
Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR/WP-FX500,
D-2000 x 2, UWL-S100 ZM80,
--Photo data: 
Zoom position 17.3mm (approx. 94m at 35mm film
equivalent)
1/25, F5.2, ISO200, D-2000 S-TTL
--Photo by: 
R Hattori (INON INC.)
at "Sodaine" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan



 
--Subject/shooting distance:
Painted frogfish/approx. 10cm(3.4")
--Equipment:
Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR/WP-FX500,
D-2000 x 2, UWL-S100 ZM80,
--Photo data: 
Zoom position 17.3mm (approx. 94mm at 35mm film
equivalent)
1/40, F5.2, ISO200, D-2000 S-TTL
--Photo by: 
R Hattori (INON INC.)
at “Sodaine” Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


■ UWL-S100 ZM80 specifications ■

・Outer diameter/length:  φ67.8mm (2.7") / 66.4mm (2.6")
・Weight[underwater/air]: approx. 145g (5.1oz) / 296g (10.4oz)
・Thread diameter/pitch:  M52/P1.5
・Depth rating: 60m (197’)
・Lens material/finishing: Optical glass/both side anti-reflection coating
・Construction/magnification: 4 groups 4 elements/0.23 (underwater afocal system)
・Max. view angle: 100.0°(underwater)/179.8°(land)


■ Relative Information on INON Website ■

・UWL-S100 ZM80 Compatibility Chart
http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/img/UWL-S100ZM80_Compatible_En.pdf

・Lens Adapter Base
http://www.inon.jp/products/key_components/lineup.html

・Grip Base D4
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/base.html#gripbase

・Underwater LED flashlight LE700-W
・Underwater LED flashlight LE700-S
・Underwater LED flashlight LE350
http://www.inon.jp/products/le_light/lineup.html

・Underwater "S-TTL" Auto strobe S-2000
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/s2000/top.html
・Underwater "S-TTL" Auto strobe D-2000
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/d2000/top.html
・Underwater "S-TTL" Auto strobe Z-240
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/z240/top.html


October 22nd, 2012
INON Inc.


*Press release information is as of October 22nd, 2012 and subject to change without prior notice.

Accessory for Canon WP-DC45

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of accessories to support Canon digital camera "PowerShot D20"/"WP-DC45" (*1) and current product compatibility with the camera system.

・28LD Mount Base DC45
--Release date : October 25th, 2012
--JAN code : 456212143 740 1

・Optical D Cable Type L Double Hole Rubber Bush Set (*2)
--Available in the market
--JAN code : 456212143 561 2

・Optical D Cable SS Type L Double Hole Rubber Bush Set (*3)
--Available in the market
--JAN code : 456212143 563 6

・Grip Base D4
--Available in the market
--JAN code : 456212143 430 1

・Shoe Base (*4)
--Available in the market
--JAN code : 456212143 356 4


28LD Mount Base DC45 on WP-DC45 /PowerShot D20 (left)
28LD Mount Base DC45 (right)


INON Double Hole Rubber Bush is directly plugged in the
fiber optics adapter/built-in flash shade of the WP-DC45.

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

(*2)
Fiber optics kit when using "Grip Base D4"/"Grip Base D4 Set".

(*3)
Fiber optics kit when using "Shoe Base Set".

(*4)
Optional "Accessory Shoe Spacer for Canon" (which comes with the Shoe Base from October 25th, 2012 shipping) is required to use the "Shoe Base".


■ PowerShot D20 / WP-DC45 Combination Example ■





・Canon PowerShot D20 + Canon WP-DC45
・28LD Mount Base DC45
・LE700-W (with supplied "Pink Filter LE")
・Single Light Holder LE
・Shoe Base
・UCL-165LD




・Canon PowerShot D20 + Canon WP-DC45
・28LD Mount Base DC45
・UWL-H100 28LD
・S-2000(with -0.5 Blue Diffuser for S-2000)
・Optical D Cable Type L Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
・LE700-W (with supplied "Pink Filter LE")
・Grip Base D4」
・Multi Direct Base II WB
・Clamp III
・Z Adapter MV
・Shoe Base
・Single Light Holder LE


■ INON Product Compatibility ■

The newly released accessories are exclusively designed for "PowerShot D20" / "WP-DC45" (*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.

• Equipping new lockable system supporting easy, speedy yet reliable installation of INON "28LD Mount series" attachment lens.

• Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe shooting
INON "S-TTL Auto" strobe


■ Attachment Lens Compatibility ■

The "28LD Mount Base DC45" enables you to install INON "28LD Mount series" attachment lens such as "UWL-H100 28LD" wide conversion lens (*6) to shoot wider area and its super wide option "Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100" (*7).
The "UCL-165LD" close-up lens to shorten minimum shooting distance for macro imaging is also usable.
INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from "semi fish-eye"  to "ultra macro" imaging with simple yet reliable system to deliver high quality imagery.

(*5)
When using on land, vignetting is observed at zoom wide end even without an attachment lens (no vignetting underwater).  Crop an image after shooting or use zoom middle to telephoto side on land to avoid vignetting.

(*6)
Vignetting on image corners on land.  Crop an image after shooting or slightly zoom to telephoto side. We recommend to deactivate image stabilizer of "PowerShot D20" to avoid possible vignetting underwater.

(*7)
Vignetting on image corners.  Crop an image after shooting or slightly zoom to telephoto side.


■ 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-2000series gives you correct and reliable exposure by simply pressing shutter release button.
INON LED flashlight LE700-W/LE700-S/LE350 is also usable to benefit full HD movie function of the PoweraShot D20 underwater.
There are two choices for strobe/light arm; Shoe Base/Shoe Base Set (*4) which directly holds compatible strobe/LED flashlight on standard accessory shoe of recent water-proof protector to support compact external strobe/flashlight set-up, or universal type Grip Base D4/Grip Base D4 Set which widely supports more than 100 underwater housings with loose-proof structure and broad expandability including supporting dual strobe configuration, different arm length/type depending on your shooting style.
INON provides" handy"/"compact" as well as "full-blown" set with multiple lighting devices 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.


■ Why so many different Mount Bases / Optical D Cable Sets ■

As same as other INON Mount Bases and Optical D Cable Bush Sets,
"28LD Mount Base DC45" / "Optical D Cable Type L Double Hole Rubber Bush 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.
Sample images below show INON design policy to benefit customers with reliable yet simple and easy accessories to deliver "high quality"/"highly précised S-TTL Auto".


■ PowerShot D20 / WP-DC45 sample image ■



--Subject/shooting distance:
Red lionfish/approx. 50cm(19.7")
--Equipment:
Canon PowerShot D20/WP-DC45, S-2000 x 2,
UWL-H100 28LD + Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100
--Photo data:
1/160, F3.9, ISO100, S-2000 S-TTL Auto,
*Image has been trimmed to eliminate slight vignetting.
--Photo by: 
F. Torii@INON
at "Akinohama" beach, Izu Oshima, Tokyo, Japan



--Subject/shooting distance:
Joe fish/approx. 20cm(7.9")
--Equipment:
Canon PowerShot D20/WP-DC45, S-2000 x 2,
UCL-165LD
--Photo data:
1/60, F4.8, ISO100, S-2000 S-TTL Auto,
--Photo by: 
F. Torii@INON
at "Akinohama" beach, Izu Oshima, Tokyo, Japan



--Subject/shooting distance:
Bicolored blenny/approx. 30cm(11.8")
--Equipment:
Canon PowerShot D20/WP-DC45,
S-2000 x 2, UCL-165LD
--Photo data:
1/60, F4.8, ISO100, S-2000 S-TTL Auto,
--Photo by: 
F. Torii@INON
at "Akinohama" beach, Izu Oshima, Tokyo, Japan




--Subject/shooting distance:
Mantis shrimp/approx. 20cm(7.9")
--Equipment:
Canon PowerShot D20/WP-DC45,
S-2000 x 2, UCL-165LD
--Photo data:
1/60, F4.8, ISO100, S-2000 S-TTL Auto,
--Photo by: 
F. Torii@INON
at "Akinohama" beach, Izu Oshima, Tokyo, Japan





--Subject/shooting distance:
Common ghost goby/approx. 30cm(11.8")
--Equipment:
Canon PowerShot D20/WP-DC45,
S-2000 x 2, UCL-165LD
--Photo data:
1/60, F4.8, ISO100, S-2000 S-TTL Auto,
--Photo by: 
F. Torii@INON
at "Akinohama" beach, Izu Oshima, Tokyo, Japan



--Subject/shooting distance:
Ortmann’s spider-crab/approx. 10cm(3.9")
--Equipment:
Canon PowerShot D20/WP-DC45,
S-2000 x 2, UCL-165LD
--Photo data:
1/60, F4.5, ISO100, S-2000 S-TTL Auto,
--Photo by:
F. Torii@INON
at "Akinohama" beach, Izu Oshima, Tokyo, Japan



■ Relative Information on INON Website ■

・[News] Release of lockable UWL-H100 28LD wide conversion lens
http://inonnews.blogspot.jp/2010/12/uwl-h100-28ld-wide-conversion-lens.html

・[News] Release of UWL-H100 28LD compatible accessories
http://inonnews.blogspot.jp/2010/12/accessory-for-28ld-mount.html

・[News] Release of Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100
http://inonnews.blogspot.jp/2010/12/dome-lens-unit-ii-for-uwl-h100.html

・[News] Shoe Base modification
http://inonnews.blogspot.jp/2012/10/shoebase-modification.html

・28LD series attachment lens UWL-H100 28LD wide conversion lens
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/uwlh10028ld/top.html

・UCL-165AD close-up lens
http://www.inon.jp/products/ucl165ld/top.html

・Underwater "S-TTL" auto strobe S-2000
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/s2000/top.html
・Underwater "S-TTL" auto strobe D-2000
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/d2000/top.html
・Underwater "S-TTL" auto strobe Z-240
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/z240/top.html

・Optical D Cable Type L Double hole Rubber Bush Set
・Optical D Cable SS Type L Double hole Rubber Bush Set
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/optical/capset.html

・Grip Base D4
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/base.html#gripbase

・Shoe Base
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/base.html#shoebase


October 22nd, 2012
INON INC.

*Press release information is as of October 22nd, 2012 and subject to change without prior notice.

Accessory for Panasonic DMW-MCTZ30

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of accessories to support Panasonic digital camera "LUMIX DMC-TZ30"/"DMW-MCTZ30"(*1) and current product compatibility with the camera system.

・M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ30 (*2)
--Release date : October 25th, 2012
--JAN code : 456212143 739 5

・Optical D Cable Type L/Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film (*3)(*4)
--Available in the market
--JAN code : 456212143 314 4

・Optical D Cable SS Type L/Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film (*3)(*5)
--Available in the market
--JAN code : 456212143 400 4

・Grip Base D4
--Available in the market
--JAN code : 456212143 430 1



M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ30 on DMW-MCTZ30/LUMIX DMC-MCTZ30(left)
M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ30(right)

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

(*2)
A diffuser panel of the housing is not usable together with the "M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ30".

(*3)
It is necessary to remove the diffuser panel of the DMW-MCTZ30 to install the "M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ30".

(*4)
Fiber optics kit when using "Grip Base D4"/"Grip Base D4 Set".

(*5)
Fiber optics kit when using "Shoe Base Set".


■ LUMIX DMC-MCTZ30/DMW-MCTZ30 Combination Example ■



・Panasonic LUMIX DMC-MCTZ30 +  Panasonic DMW-MCTZ30
・M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ30
・UWL-S100 ZM80
・M52-M67 Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80

・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
・Float Arm S
・Clamp III x 2
・Direct Base III
・Z Adapter MV

・LE700-W (with supplied "Pink Filter LE")
・Single Light Holder LE
・Shoe Base

・UCL-330
・M67 Lens Holder for Float Arm


■ INON Product Compatibility ■

The newly released accessories are exclusively designed for "LUMIX DMC-TZ30"/"DMW-MCTZ30" (*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.

• Dedicated wide conversion lens "UWL-S100 ZM80" (*6)(*7) specially designed for a wide camera which is wider than 28mm (35mm film equivalent) and super zoom camera to use with zooming ,and it super wide option "Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80" (*6)(*7)(*8)

• INON "M67 Mount series" close-up lens "UCL-165M67" "UCL-330" (*9).

• Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe shooting
INON "S-TTL Auto" strobe

(*6)
It is necessary to use with camera’s zoom setting at about 80mm (35mm film equivalent).

(*7)
Optional "M52-M67 Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80" is required.

(*8)
To be released late December, 2012.

(*9)
When using on land or using underwater with zoom wide end to middle setting will have vignetting. Zoom towards telephoto side to avoid vignetting.


■ M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ30  features ■

INON "M67 Screw Mount" system compatible.
With "M67 Lens Adapter Base", compatible INON attachment lens can be mounted/detached underwater.

The screw mount has four cutouts not to have vignetting even at zoom wide end setting when no attachment lens being used.


■ 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-2000series gives you correct and reliable exposure by simply pressing shutter release button.

INON LED flashlight LE700-W/LE700-S/LE350 is also usable to use as focus light or assisting light.

There are two choices for strobe/light arm; "Shoe Base"/"Shoe Base Set" which directly holds compatible strobe/LED flashlight on standard [INON dedicated external flash shoe] of marine case thanks to joint project with Panasonic Corporation to support compact external strobe/flashlight set-up, or universal type "Grip Base D4"/"Grip Base D4 Set" which widely supports more than 100 underwater housings with loose-proof structure and broad expandability including supporting dual strobe configuration, different arm length/type depending on your shooting style.

INON provides handy/compact "Shoe Base Set" and full-blown set with "Grip Base D4" 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.


■ Relative Information on INON Website ■

・[News] Release of  UWL-S100 ZM80 wide conversion lens
http://inonnews.blogspot.jp/2012/10/uwl-s100zm80.html

・M67 series attachment lens UCL-330 close-up lens
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/ucl330/top.html
・M67 series attachment lens UCL-165M67 close-up lens
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/ucl165m67/top.html

・Underwater "S-TTL" auto strobe S-2000
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/s2000/top.html
・Underwater "S-TTL" auto strobe D-2000
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/d2000/top.html
・Underwater "S-TTL" auto strobe Z-240
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/z240/top.html

・Underwater LED flashlight LE700-W
・Underwater LED flashlight LE700-S
・Underwater LED flashlight LE350
http://www.inon.jp/products/le_light/lineup.html

・Grip Base D4
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/base.html#gripbase


October 22nd, 2012
INON INC.

*Press release information is as of October 22nd, 2012 and subject to change without prior notice.

Accessory for Sony MPK-WH

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of accessories to support Sony digital camera "Cyber-shot DSC-WX100" "Cyber-shot DSC-WX50"/"MPK-WH" (*1) and current product compatibility with the camera system.

・M67 Lens Adapter Base WH (*2)
--Release date : October 25th, 2012
--JAN code : 456212143 738 8

・Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W59 Set with ND Film (*3)(*4)
--Release date : October 25th, 2012
--JAN code : 456212143 744 9

・Optical D Cable SS Type L/Bush W59 Set with ND Film (*3)(*5)
--Release date : October 25th, 2012
--JAN code : 456212143 745 6

・Grip Base D4
--Available in the market
--JAN code : 456212143 430 1




M67 Lens Adapter Base WH on MPK-WH/Cyber-shot DSC-WX100 (left)
M67 Lens Adapter Base WH (right)
 
Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W59 Set with ND Film
 
(*1)
Contact Sony Corporation for detail of camera/housing.
INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.

(*2)
A diffuser panel of the housing is not usable together with the "M67 Lens Adapter Base WH".

(*3)
It is necessary to remove the diffuser panel of the MPK-WH to install the "M67 Lens Adapter Base WH".

(*4)
Fiber optics kit when using "Grip Base D4"/"Grip Base D4 Set".

(*5)
Fiber optics kit when using "Shoe Base Set".


■ Cyber-shot DSC-WX100/MPK-WH Combination Example ■



・Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX100 + Sony MPK-WH
・M67 Lens Adapter Base WH
・UWL-S100 ZM80
・M52-M67 Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80
・S-2000 x 2 (with supplied "-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000")
・Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W59 Set with ND Film
・Optical D Cable Type L
・Grip Base D4
・D Holder
・Stick Arm SS Set Z-MV x 2
・UCL-165M67
・UCL-330
・M5 Joint x 2
・M67 Lens Holder for Float Arm x 2


■ Cyber-shot DSC-WX50/MPK-WH Combination Example (*4) ■ (*6)


 

・Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 + Sony MPK-WH
・M67 Lens Adapter Base WH
・UFL-M150 ZM80
・M27-M67 Mount Converter for UFL-M150 ZM80
・LE700-W (with supplied "Pink Filter LE")
・Single Light Holder LE
・Shoe Base

(*6)
The  "UFL-M150 ZM80" underwater micro fisheye lens is usable for the "Cyber-shot DSC-WX50" but not for the "Cyber-shot DSC-WX100" due to image quality, lens extension and vignetting.


■ INON Product Compatibility ■

The newly released accessories are exclusively designed for "Cyber-shot DSC-WX100" "Cyber-shot DSC-WX50"/"MPK-WH" (*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.

• Dedicated wide conversion lens "UWL-S100 ZM80" (*7)(*8) specially designed for a wide camera which is wider than 28mm (35mm film equivalent) and super zoom camera to use with zooming ,and its super wide option "Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80" (*7)(*8)(*9).

• INON "M67 Mount series" close-up lens "UCL-165M67" "UCL-330" (*10).

• Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe shooting
INON "S-TTL Auto" strobe

(*7)
It is necessary to use with camera’s zoom setting at about 80mm (35mm film equivalent).

(*8)
Optional "M52-M67 Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80" is required.

(*9)
To be released late December, 2012.

(*10)
When using on land or using underwater with zoom wide end to middle setting will have vignetting.   Zoom towards telephoto side to avoid vignetting.


■ M67 Lens Adapter Base WH features ■

INON "M67 Screw Mount" system compatible. 
With "M67 Lens Adapter Base", compatible INON attachment lens can be mounted/detached underwater.
The screw mount has four cutouts not to have vignetting even at zoom wide end setting when no attachment lens being used.


■ Optical D Cable Type L Bush W59 Set, Optical D Cable SS Type L Bush W59 Set features ■

Both Bush W59 Sets have fiber optics mount to stick on the compatible housing (*3)(*11) to hold an Optical D Cable Type L to link to an external strobe for more reliable slave flashing comparing to wireless slave connection especially in bright condition like just under surface or backlit.
Supports dual strobe system as the fiber optics set can hold maximum two "Optical D Cable Type L".


“Rubber Bush Base” attached on the housing (left)
Overlap structure with supplied Rubber Bush Base Sticker (right)
 
(*11)
The Rubber Bush Base is not reusable once it is removed from a housing.  When necessary use "Spare Adhesive Sheet" supplied with the Bush W58 Set.


■ 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 the shutter release button.
INON LED flashlight LE700-W/LE700-S/LE350 is also usable to use as focus light or assisting light.
There are two choices for strobe/light arm; "Shoe Base"/"Shoe Base Set" which directly holds compatible strobe/LED flashlight on the "accessory shoe" of the "M67 Lens Adapter Base" to support compact external strobe/flashlight set-up, or universal type "Grip Base D4"/"Grip Base D4 Set" which widely supports more than 100 underwater housings with loose-proof structure and broad expandability including supporting dual strobe configuration, different arm length/type depending on your shooting style.
INON provides handy/compact "Shoe Base Set" and full-blown set with "Grip Base D4" 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.


■ Relative Information on INON Website ■

・[News] Release of  UWL-S100 ZM80  wide conversion lens
http://inonnews.blogspot.jp/2012/10/uwl-s100zm80.html

・M67 series attachment lens UCL-330 close-up lens
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/ucl330/top.html
・M67 series attachment lens 『UCL-165M67 close-up lens
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/ucl165m67/top.html
・『UFL-M150 ZM80』underwater micro fisheye lens
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/uflm150zm80/top.html

・Underwater “S-TTL” auto strobe S-2000
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/s2000/top.html
・Underwater “S-TTL” auto strobe D-2000
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/d2000/top.html
・Underwater “S-TTL” auto strobe Z-240
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/z240/top.html

・Underwater LED flashlight LE700-W
・Underwater LED flashlight LE700-S
・Underwater LED flashlight LE350
http://www.inon.jp/products/le_light/lineup.html

・Grip Base D4
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/base.html#gripbase


October 22nd, 2012
INON INC.

*Press release information is as of October 22nd, 2012 and subject to change without prior notice.

Accessory for Canon WP-DC46

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of accessories to support Canon digital camera "PowerShot SX260 HS"/"WP-DC46" (*1) and current product compatibility with the camera system.

・LD Lens Adapter Base DC46 (*2)
--Release date : October 25th, 2012
--JAN code : 456212143 737 1

・Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W58 Set (*3)
--Release date : October 25th, 2012
--JAN code : 456212143 743 2

・Grip Base D4
--Available in the market
--JAN code : 456212143 430 1



LD Lens Adapter Base DC46 on WP-DC46/PowerShot SX260 HS (left)
LD Lens Adapter Base DC46 (right, Lens Adapter Unit is removed)
 
Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W58 Set
 
(*1)
Contact Canon Inc. for detail of camera/housing.
INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.

(*2)
A diffuser panel of the housing is not usable together with the "LD Lens Adapter Base DC46".

(*3)
It is necessary to remove the diffuser panel of the WP-DC46 to install the "LD Lens Adapter Base DC46".


■ PowerShot SX260 HS / WP-DC46 Combination Example ■



 
・Canon PowerShot SX260 HS + Canon WP-DC46
・LD Lens Adapter Base DC46
・UWL-S100 ZM80
・M52-LD Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80
・D-2000
・Strove Cover D/Z
・-0.5 Blue Diffuser 2(External Auto)
・Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W58 Set
・Grip Base D4
・Float Arm S Body
・Clamp III x 2
・Z Adapter MV
・Direct Base III
・UCL-165LD
・LD Lens Holder for Float Arm


■ INON Product Compatibility ■

The newly released accessories are exclusively designed for "PowerShot SX260 HS"/"WP-DC46" (*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.
• Dedicated wide conversion lens "UWL-S100 ZM80" (*4) specially designed for a wide camera which is wider than 28mm (35mm film equivalent) and super zoom camera to use with zooming and its super wide option "Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM802 (*4)(*5)(*6).

• Equipping new lockable system supporting easy, speedy yet reliable installation
INON "28LD Mount series" close-up lens "UCL-165LD" (*7).

• Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe shooting
INON "S-TTL Auto" strobe

(*4)
It is necessary to use with camera’s zoom setting at about 80mm (35mm film equivalent).

(*5)
Optional "M52-LD Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80" is required.

(*6)
To be released late December, 2012.

(*7)
When using on land or using underwater with zoom wide end to middle setting will have vignetting.   Zoom towards telephoto side to avoid vignetting.


■ LD Lens Adapter Base DC46 features ■

INON "28LD Mount" lockable bayonet system compatible. 
With 「LD Lens Adapter Base」, compatible INON attachment lens can be easily and securely mounted/detached underwater.
The front part consists of two parts where the bayonet ring has screw mount to be removed from the adapter unit not to have vignetting even at zoom wide end setting when no attachment lens being used.


■ Optical D Cable Type L Bush W58 Set features ■

The Bush W58 Set has fiber optics mount to stick on the compatible housing (*3)(*8) to hold an Optical D Cable Type L to link to an external strobe for more reliable slave flashing comparing to wireless slave connection especially in bright condition like just under surface or backlit.
Supports dual strobe system as the fiber optics set can hold maximum two "Optical D Cable Type L".

“Rubber Bush Base” pasted on the housing (left) and
Overlap structure with supplied Rubber Bush Base Sticker (right)
 
(*8)
The Rubber Bush Base is not reusable once it is removed from a housing.  When necessary use "Spare Adhesive Sheet" supplied with the Bush W58 Set.


■ Strobe/LED flashlight Compatibility ■

Digital camera compatible "S-TTL" Auto strobe INON S-2000/Z-240/D-2000 is usable.
2S-TTL" auto of S-2000/Z-240/D-2000series gives you correct and reliable exposure by simply pressing the shutter release button (*9).
INON LED flashlight LE700-W/LE700-S/LE350 is also usable to use as focus light or assisting light.
Compatible arm system to hold a strobe/LED flashlight includes versatile Grip Base D4 which widely supports more than 100 underwater housings with loose-proof structure.  In combination with additional " Holder", "Joint"and "Optical D Cable Type L", dual strobe system is supported.  Off course you can select appropriate arm length and configuration from wide variety of INON "Arm II System".  INON supports your creative lighting with highly accurate yet simple and reliable "S-TTL" Auto exposure system.

(*9)
"S-TTL" Auto mode is not usable for shooting mode "M" or "Tv"/"Av" and the built-in flash mode is set to manual.


■ Relative Information on INON Website ■

・[News] Release of UWL-S100 ZM80 wide conversion lens
http://inonnews.blogspot.jp/2012/10/uwl-s100zm80.html

・UCL-165LD close-up lens
http://www.inon.jp/products/ucl165ld/top.html

・Underwater “S-TTL” auto strobe S-2000
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/s2000/top.html
・Underwater “S-TTL” auto strobe D-2000
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/d2000/top.html
・Underwater “S-TTL” auto strobe Z-240
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/z240/top.html

・Underwater LED flashlight LE700-W
・Underwater LED flashlight LE700-S
・Underwater LED flashlight LE350
http://www.inon.jp/products/le_light/lineup.html

・Grip Base D
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/base.html#gripbase


October 22nd, 2012
INON INC.

*Press release information is as of October 19th, 2012 and subject to change without prior notice.

Accessory for Canon WP-DC44

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of accessories to support Canon digital camera "PowerShot G1X"/"WP-DC44" (*1) and current product compatibility with the camera system.

・LD Lens Adapter Base DC44 (*2)
--Release date : October 25th, 2012
--JAN code : 456212143 736 4

・Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W58 Set (*3)
--Release date : October 25th, 2012
--JAN code : 456212143 743 2

・Grip Base D4
--Available in the market
--JAN code : 456212143 430 1



LD Lens Adapter Base DC44 on WP-DC44/PowerShot G1X(left)
LD Lens Adapter Base DC44(right, Lens Adapter Unit is removed)
 
Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W58 Set
 
(*1)
Contact Canon Inc. for detail of camera/housing.
INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.

(*2)
A diffuser panel of the housing is not usable together with the "LD Lens Adapter Base DC44".

(*3)
It is necessary to remove the diffuser panel of the WP-DC44 to install the "LD Lens Adapter Base DC44".


■ PowerShot G1X / WP-DC44 Combination Example ■


 
・Canon PowerShot G1X + Canon WP-DC44
・LD Lens Adapter Base DC44
・UCL-165LD

・D-2000
・-0.5 Blue Diffuser 2(External Auto)
・Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W58 Set
・Grip Base D4
・Stick Arm SS Set Z-MV


■ INON Product Compatibility ■

The newly released accessories are exclusively designed for "PowerShot G1X" / "WP-DC44" to benefit you to use following INON products.

•Equipping new lockable system supporting easy, speedy yet reliable installation
INON "28LD Mount series" close-up lens "UCL-165LD" (*4)(*5).

•Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe shooting
INON "S-TTL Auto" strobe

(*4)
When using on land or using underwater with zoom wide end to middle setting will have vignetting. Zoom towards telephoto side to avoid vignetting.

(*5)
A wide conversion lens "UWL-H100 28LD", "UWL-S100 ZM80" and underwater micro fisheye lens "UFL-M150 ZM80" are not compatible due to vignetting and image quality.


■ LD Lens Adapter Base DC44 features ■

INON "28LD Mount" lockable bayonet system compatible.
With "LD Lens Adapter Base", INON "UCL-165LD" close-up lens (*4)(*5) can be easily and securely mounted/detached underwater (*2).

The front part consists of two parts where the bayonet ring has screw mount to be removed from the adapter unit not to have vignetting even at zoom wide end setting when no attachment lens being used.



■ Optical D Cable Type L Bush W58 Set features ■

The Bush W58 Set has fiber optics mount to stick on the compatible housing (*3)(*6) to hold an Optical D Cable Type L to link to an external strobe for more reliable slave flashing comparing to wireless slave connection especially in bright condition like just under surface or backlit.

Supports dual strobe system as the fiber optics set can hold maximum two "Optical D Cable Type L".


“Rubber Bush Base” pasted on the housing (left) and
Overlap structure with supplied Rubber Bush Base Sticker (right)
 
(*6)
The Rubber Bush Base is not reusable once it is removed from a housing. When necessary use "Spare Adhesive Sheet" supplied with the Bush W58 Set.


■ 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-2000series gives you correct and reliable exposure by simply pressing the shutter release button (*7).

INON LED flashlight LE700-W/LE700-S/LE350 is also usable to use as focus light or assisting light.

Compatible arm system to hold a strobe/LED flashlight includes versatile "Grip Base D4" which widely supports more than 100 underwater housings with loose-proof structure. In combination with additional "D Holder", "Z Joint" and "Optical D Cable Type L", dual strobe system is supported. Off course you can select appropriate arm length and configuration from wide variety of INON "Arm II System". INON supports your creative lighting with highly accurate yet simple and reliable "S-TTL" Auto exposure system.

(*7)
"S-TTL" Auto mode is not usable for shooting mode "M" or "Tv"/"Av" and the built-in flash mode is set to manual.



■ Relative Information on INON Website ■

・UCL-165LD close-up lens
http://www.inon.jp/products/ucl165ld/top.html

・Underwater "S-TTL" auto strobe S-2000
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/s2000/top.html
・Underwater "S-TTL" auto strobe D-2000
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/d2000/top.html
・Underwater "S-TTL" auto strobe Z-240
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/z240/top.html

・Underwater LED flashlight LE700-W
・Underwater LED flashlight LE700-S
・Underwater LED flashlight LE350
http://www.inon.jp/products/le_light/lineup.html

・Grip Base D4
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/base.html#gripbase


October 22nd, 2012
INON INC.


*Press release information is as of October 22nd, 2012 and subject to change without prior notice.

Shoe Base Modification

INON INC. is pleased to announce minor change of the Shoe Base shipped from October 25th, 2012.


・Shoe Base
--JAN code : 456212143 355 7


Shoe Base
 


■ What changed? ■

The modified Shoe Base comes with "Accessory Shoe Spacer for Canon" which enables to attach the "Shoe Base" (*2) on Canon water-proof housings (*1).

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

(*2)
As of October 2012, below camera/housing combinations are confirmed to accept the "Shoe Base".

・PowerShot D20/WP-DC45
・PowerShot S110/WP-DC47
・PowerShot G15/WP-DC48


Left: "Shoe Base" and "Accessory Shoe Spacer for Canon"
Right: "Shoe Base" attached on Canon housing
 


■ Relative information on INON web site ■

・Shoe Base
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/base.html#shoebase



October 22nd, 2012
INON INC.

*Press release information is as of October 22nd, 2012 and subject to change without prior notice.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

LE350

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of new dual use underwater/land LE series LED flashlight the LE350 on October 13th , 2012 (*2). The LE350 provides 350 lumen beam which is approx. 40% brighter than predecessor model (*1).

・LE350
--Release date: October 13th, 2012
--JAN code : 456212143 742 5
LE350
 
(*1)
LE250

(*2)
The LE250 will be discontinued and available from limited stock at INON dealers upon release of the LE350.


■ LE350 Features ■

●Powerful 350 lumen beam with long burn time on 3 x AA batteries

The LE350 runs on 3 x AA batteries which are easily obtainable yet provides approx. 40% brighter than predecessor model (LE250) with on board Cree high-power LED “XM-L”. The rated practical burn time with “eneloop pro” (HR-3UWX) rechargeable batteries, is approx. 165 minutes underwater(*3).

(*3)
Average measured time to get half brightness when continuously turn ON the product underwater (approx. 25℃/77°F).


●Selectable beam coverage 30°/60° carrying high versatility for land use as well

Standard accessory of the LE350 includes “W50°Filter LE” to effectively widen standard 30° beam coverage to 60°with its fly-eye lens structure and “Red Filter LE” not to stimulate shy subjects by attaching the filter on its front. Optional “Color Filter LE Set” is available to change color tone without changing beam coverage.

The LE350 supports you in various situations as a durable dive light or assisting lighting device for underwater macro imaging as well as for land use (*4) including as a bike light (*5).

(*4)
“Color Filter LE Set”/“Red Filter LE” is for underwater use only. Not usable on land.

(*5)
Optional "Single Light Holder LE" and "Bar Mount" is required to use as a bike light. Refer to compatible options section and relative information on INON web section below.



●Wide variety of optional accessories for photography/videography

As same as other “LE series” LED flashlight products, rich optional accessories support the LE350 including “Light Holder” to combine the LE350 with an arm to use for camera system.


●Durable with flood-free structure

The LE350 has a simple rotary switch with stopper function to ensure you with reliable ON/OFF operation and greatly reduces flooding risk as batteries are loaded from other end of the light body.
No worries to turn the switch too much underwater.
The light head and battery box are made from aluminum alloy carrying corrosion resistance in seawater for ultra durability.


●Interchangeable Light Head

Other 3AA battery operated LE series products (*6) Light Head can be used instead of original Light Head (*7). If you already own 3AA operated LE series flashlight, "LE350 Light Head" is available to purchase to change original Light Head of your LE series flashlight to use as LE350.

(*6)
LE700-W / LE700-S / LE550-W / LE550-S / LE250 as of October 2012.

(*7)
The LE240 runs on 2 x AA thus not usable its Light Head in combination with battery box of  LE700-W / LE700-S / LE550-W / LE550-S / LE350 / LE250.


■ Compatible options ■

[Holders]
・Single Light Holder LE
・Double Light Holder LE
・Quad Light Holder LE
・Strobe Light Holder LE
・Bar Mount

[Filters]
・Red Filter LE (*8)
・W50°Filter LE (*8)
・Color Filter LE Set (*9)

[Case]
・Light Case LE 3AA

(*8)
Comes with the LE350

(*9)
Packaged product with below listed filters.

・Pink Filter LE
・Orange Filter LE
・W50°Red Filter LE
・W50°Pink Filter LE
・W50°Orange Filter LE



■ LE350 Specifications ■
http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/img/LE350_spec_201210_En.pdf  [PDF:115KB]


■ Relative information on INON web site ■

・Waterproof flashlight LE350
http://www.inon.jp/products/le_light/le350.html

・LE series LED flashlight accessory
http://www.inon.jp/products/le_light/acc.html

・LE series LED flashlight filter
http://www.inon.jp/products/le_light/filter.html




October 10th, 2012
INON INC.


*Press release information is as of October 10th, 2012 and subject to change without prior notice.

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