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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

X-2 for EOS6D

INON INC. has offered time-proven "X-2" housings and is pleased to announce official releases of new lightweight cast body housing model for Canon full frame D-SLR camera EOS 6D (*1) as very first full frame version in X-2 series on August 4th, 2015 at build to order (BTO) base (*2).

X-2 for EOS6D FW (with Finder Window)
--Release date: August 4th , 2015
--JAN code: 456212143 802 6

X-2 for EOS6D PF3 (with Pick-up Finder 3) (*3)
--Release date: August 4th , 2015
--JAN code: 456212143 801 9

X-2 for EOS6D 45VF (with 45°Viewfinder)
--Release date: August 4th , 2015
--JAN code: 456212143 800 2

X-2 for EOS6D STVF (with Straight Viewfinder)
--Release date: August 4th , 2015
--JAN code: 456212143 803 3

X-2 for EOS6D FL (without finder) (*4)
--Release date: August 4th , 2015
--JAN code: 456212143 804 0

Pick -up Finder Unit 3 for X-2 (*3)
--Release date: August 4th , 2015
--JAN code: 456212143 805 7

X-2 for EOS6D (front)
 

X-2 for EOS6D FW (with Finder Window) (back)
 

X-2 for EOS6D PF3 (with Pick-up Finder 3) (back)
 

X-2 for EOS6D 45VF (with 45° Viewfinder) (back)
 

X-2 for EOS6D STVF (with Straight Viewfinder) (back)
 

X-2 for EOS6D FL (without finder) (back)
 

Pick-up Finder Unit 3 for X-2
 

(*1)
Contact Canon Inc. for detail of EOS 6D. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/lens available in Japan.

(*2)
These housings are manufactured on build-to-order system. Delivery time may vary depending on production.

(*3)
Existing "Pick-up Finder Unit for X-2"/"Pick-up Finder Unit 2 for X-2" users can use as "Pick-up Finder 3" by replacing original "Pick-up Finder Unit (camera side module)"/"Pick-up Finder 2 Unit (camera side module)" with optional "Pick-up Finder 3 Unit (camera side module)". Please contact your INON dealer for detail.

(*4)
For a customer who owns INON viewfinder.

■ X-2 for EOS6D ■

The Canon EOS 6D is Canon’s most compact full-frame digital SLR delivering incredible image quality with many of advanced features including newly designed 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor.
The INON X-2 for EOS6D housing is built on the concept of "Professional and Lightweight" for professional image quality, high mobility underwater and superb cost effectiveness in compact and lightweight body. Buttons and levers on the housing are carefully located as much as like camera's control itself for intuitive operation underwater. You never miss shooting opportunity. INON offers an underwater camera system in total with strobe, viewfinder, MRS Port, LED flashlight and wide range of arm products all from INON for fast and smooth underwater photography/videography.

■ Product features ■

● Lightweight and Compact Ultraprecise Cast Aluminum Body
The X-2 for EOS6D is made from corrosion resistance aluminum alloy by ultraprecise cast manufacturing technique to fuse design, weight and durability in higher dimension. The cast manufacturing technique enables thin body plate with complicated curved design which is not possible with machining. Lightweight and durable aluminum alloy body has acquired reliability, durability and controllability even in severe underwater.

● Stress-free Control Layout to Capture the Moment
Cast manufacturing allows flexible design to put various ingenuities for trouble-free underwater operation as like controlling camera on land, where your right thumb and mid finger securely hold a housing without effort, index finger can naturally access to the shutter release lever and aperture or shutter speed can be easily adjusted without seeing those dials during checking composition through the viewfinder. The INON X-2 for EOS6D pursues intimate controllability to "capture the moment" in addition to accessibility to all necessary controls/dials for underwater photography/videography (*5).

(*5)
[Quick control button], [Multi-controller] and [Multi function lock switch] are not accessible.

● Proven and Reliable Waterproof Design
Buttons, dial levers are not directly attached on the aluminum alloy housing body but installed via brass bearings to prevent the aluminum housing body from galling caused by sliding of buttons and movement of dial levers to secure waterproof property. Only minimum parts replacement can refresh these controls even you need to change bearings. Buttons and dial levers carry oil bearing type INON yellow O-rings to prevent accidental flooding due to lack of grease. Also their size is thicker than required to enhance waterproof property.

● Optical Flash Trigger
Equipped with a built-in circuit (*6) to convert sync signal transmitted from camera’s hot shoe to optical signal. The unit triggers an external strobe by LEDs underneath of the Optical D Connector. Flooding-free fiber optics connection is supported to benefit simple yet reliable external strobe shooting simply by plug-in "Optical D Cable Type L". Different length of Optical D Cable products like "Optical D Cable L Type L (68cm/27in)" or "Optical D Cable LL Type L (110cm/43in)" expand application of strobe shooting such as "off-camera strobe shooting".

(*6)
The Optical Flash Trigger converts electrical strobe trigger signal from camera hot-shoe into LED flash (once) but does not support TTL Auto exposure or pre-flash system. Compatible flash mode of an external strobe is [External Auto] and [Manual]. When using INON Z-240, D-2000 series, S-2000 or D-180 series, it is necessary to deactivate Advanced Cancel Circuit (push and lock the switch/insert the magnet) to accommodate with non pre-flash type camera.

● Interchangeable Four Viewfinders
INON offers four different finder units; "Finder Window Unit", "Pick-up Finder Unit 3", "45° Viewfinder Unit" (*7), "Straight Viewfinder Unit" (*8) to accommodate with various subjects/shooting conditions as like selecting camera lens.

(*7)
Finder corners may get slightly dark.

(*8)
As the Straight Viewfinder is originally designed for APS-C format, using for a full frame camera will have blind section on the center of the upper edge and either left or right edge may have slight blind section as well.

● Wide Variety of Lens Port to Support from Ultra macro to Fish-eye Imaging
Wide variety of lens system are supported such as "EF50mm F2.5 Compact Macro", "EF100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM" for macro, "EF8-15mm F4L Fisheye USM" for both circular and rectilinear fish-eye and 「EF16-35mm F2.8L II USM" for ultra wide imaging so on. All compatible lens ports use optical lens (multi-coated) to exploit high image quality captured by EOS 6D. Macro lens operation can benefit INON unique MRS Port system turning lens barrel by magnetic attraction where you can control focusing without mechanical stress as like to adjust focusing by focusing ring directly on land.


■ Relative information ■

•Housing/Port
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/lineup.html

•X-2 for EOS6D System Chart
http://www.inon.jp/pdf-dl/_userdata/x26dsystemchart-en.pdf

•X-2 for EOS6D System Table
http://www.inon.jp/pdf-dl/_userdata/x26dsystemtable-en.pdf

•INON Port
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/inonport/top.html

• [INON Photo Gallery] X-2 for EOS6D
http://www.inon.jp/gallery/inon/x2eos6d_lisacollins.html


July 29th, 2015

INON Inc.



*Press release information is as of July 29th, 2015 and subject to change without prior notice.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Compatibility with Olympus TG-4/PT-056

INON INC. is pleased to announce compatibility of existing INON products with Olympus TG-4/PT-056 (*1).


■ External Strobe/LED flashlight Compatibility with TG-4/PT-056 (*1) ■

The highly accurate “S-TTL” Auto mode of INON Z-240/D-2000/S-2000 is supported when connecting via INON “Optical D Cable Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set” products below.(*2)(*3)

•Optical D Cable Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 561 2

•Optical D Cable L Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 562 9

•Optical D Cable SS Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 563 6

•Optical D Cable LL Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 564 3

•Rubber Bush Type L
--Release date: October 23rd, 2014
--JAN code: 456212143 784 5

Optical D Cable Type L Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
installed on the housing
 

Usable External Strobe

•S-2000
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 417 2

•D-2000 Type4
--Available in the market
--Jan Code: 456212143 211 6

•Z-240 Type4
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 251 2

INON LED flashlight LF2700-W/LF800-N/LF1100-W/LF1400-S/LF1000-S/LE700-W/LE700-S/LE350 is also usable to benefit for shooting underwater movie.


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

(*2)
“S-TTL Auto” of S-2000/Z-240/D-2000 is usable only when built-in flash of the TG-4 is set to [Fill-in flash].  INON strobe is not compatible with Olympus [wireless RC flash system].

(*3)
Olympus PT-056 has fiber optics adapter for underwater use and above listed INON fiber optics product is directly plugged in the adapter.


■ Lens System Compatibility with TG-4PT-056 (*1) ■

By attaching「Step-up Ring 52-67」on the「PT-056」, below listed INON attachment lenses are usable. (*4)

•Step-up Ring 52-67
--Available in the market
--JAN code:456212143 782 1

Attaching Step-up Ring 52-67 on PT-056
 
For wide imaging, INON UWL-H100 28M67 Type2 (*4) is compatible and its super dome option Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100 (*5) further increases to shoot semi-fisheye imaging.

•UWL-H100 28M67 Type2 Wide Conversion Lens (*5)(*6)
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 633 6

•Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100 (*5)
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 620 6

Also INON underwater micro fisheye lens UFL-M150 ZM80 (*7) is compatible to capture underwater world through a view of a tiny fish to create unique image only by this lens.

•UFL-M150 ZM80 Underwater Micro Fisheye Lens (*7)
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 621 3


UWL-H100 28M67 Type2 attached on Olympus TG-4/PT-056 (left)
Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100 attached on Olympus TG-4/PT-056 (center)
UFL-M150 ZM80 attached on Olympus TG-4/PT-056 (right)

(*4)Close-up lenses are not compatible as the Olympus TG-4 offers advanced [Microscope mode] for high magnification photography at zoom telephoto end without any attachment lenses.

(*5)
Only usable when camera’s focal length(zoom position) is set to 28mm(35mm film equivalent) like when selecting “PTWC-01” as conversion lens in accessory setting of [Camera Menu 2]. The “UWL-H100 28M67 Type2” (and combination with “Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100”) is designed to deliver optimal image quality when camera’s focal length is set to 28mm(35mm film equivalent).

(*6)
Using on land with zoom wide end will have vignetting. Crop an image after shooting or slightly zoom to telephoto side.

(*7)
Optional “M27-M67 Mount Converter for UFL-M150 ZM80” is required.


■ Arm System Compatibility with TG-4/PT-056 (*1) ■

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

•Grip Base M1
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 605 3

•D Holder
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 431 8

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

The “Grip Base D4” which is equipped with “SPS(Slide Plate System)” to support more than 100 different underwater housings and directly attached on a compatible housing ,and “Grip Base M1” which is a base arm specifically designed for midsize underwater housing for micro four thirds digital SLR, are compatible.

Wide variety of INON adapters/bases is compatible and easy to set-up multiple lighting system with dual strobe configuration by attaching extra “D Holder”. 

The compact light arm “Shoe Base” is directly attached on the housing accessory shoe.


■ TG-4/PT-056 set-up example ■

 
•Olympus TG-4 + Olympus PT-056
•LF1100-W
•Single Light Holder LF
•Shoe Base

 
•Olympus TG-4 + Olympus PT-056
•Step-up Ring 52-67
•S-2000 Starter Kit D4 (with packaged “-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000”)
•Optical D Cable Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
•UWL-H100 28M67 Type2
•Lens Hood II for UWL-H100



 
•Olympus TG-4 + Olympus PT-056
•Step-up Ring 52-67
•D-2000
•-0.5 White Diffuser 2 (External Auto) (with packaged “Red Filter LE”)
•Optical D Cable Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
•Grip Base D4
•D Holder Extension Bar
•M67 Lens Holder S
•Stick Arm S Set Z-MV
•LF1100-W (with packaged “Wide Filter LF-W”)
•Single Light Holder LF
•Shoe Base
•UWL-H100 28M67 Type2
•Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100




 
•Olympus TG-4 + Olympus PT-056
•Step-up Ring 52-67
•UFL-M150 ZM80
•M27-M67 Mount Converter for UFL-M150 ZM80
•S-2000
•Snoot Set for S-2000
•Optical D Cable Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
•LF8000-N
•Condenser Lens LF-N (with packaged “Blue Filter LF-N”)
•Grip Base D4
•D Holder
•Direct Base III x 2
•Float Arm S x 2
•Clamp III x 2
•Z Adapter MV
•YS Adapter MV x 2
・Single Light Holder LF



■ TG-3/PT-056 sample images ■

 
--Subject/Shooting distance: Sea whip/approx. 30cm (11.8in)--Equipment:
Olympus TG-4/PT-056, Step-up Ring 52-67, S-2000 Strobe x 2
--Photo data:
Without Wide Conversion Lens (left)
Aperture priority (F8.0, 1/30, ISO200), Zoom wide end 4.5mm (25mm at 35mm film equivalent), S-2000: S-TTL Auto mode
With UWL-H100 28M67 Type2 Wide Conversion Lens (center)
Aperture priority (F9.0, 1/30, ISO200), Zoom wide side 5.1mm (28mm at 35mm film equivalent), S-2000: S-TTL Auto mode
Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100 (right)
Aperture priority (F9.0, 1/30, ISO200), Zoom wide side 5.1mm (28mm at 35mm film equivalent), S-2000: S-TTL Auto mode (Slight vignetting is trimmed off after shooting)
--Photo by:
R.Hattori (INON INC.) at "Bitagane", Atami, Shizuoka, Japan



 
--Subject/Shooting distance: Perch sculpin/approx.1cm (0.4in)
--Equipment:
Olympus TG-4/PT-056, Step-up Ring 52-67, S-2000 Strobe x 2, UFL-M150 ZM80
--Photo data:
Aperture priority (F5.6, 1/80, ISO200), Zoom telephoto side 14.4mm (80mmat 35mm film equivalent), S-2000: S-TTL Auto mode
--Photo by:
F. Torii (INON INC.) at “Wannai”, Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan.




 
--Subject/Shooting distance: Chromodoris roboi/0cm
--Equipment:
Olympus TG-4/PT-056, S-2000 Strobe x 2, Step-up Ring 52-67, UFL-M150 ZM80
--Photo data:
Aperture priority (F5.6, 1/80, ISO400), Zoom telephoto side 14.4mm (80mm at 35mm film equivalent), S-2000: Manual mode
--Photo by:
R.Hattori (INON INC.) at ”Bitagane", Atami, Shizuoka, Japan



 
--Subject/Shooting distance: Pseudanthias elongates/approx.30cm(11.8in)
--Equipment:
Olympus TG-4/PT-056, S-2000 Strobe x 2
--Photo data:
Aperture priority (F5.6, 1/60, ISO400), Zoom telephoto side 12.6mm(70mm at 35mm film equivalent), S-2000: Manual mode
--Photo by:
R.Hattori (INON INC.) at ”Bitagane", Atami, Shizuoka, Japan



 
--Subject/Shooting distance: Yellow Pygmy-goby/approx. 20cm (7.8in)
--Equipment:
Olympus TG-4/PT-056, LF800-N, Condenser Lens LF-N (with packaged ”Blue Filter LF-N”)
--Photo data:
Aperture priority (F5.6, 1/60, ISO100), Zoom telephoto side 12.6mm (70mm at 35mm film equivalent), LF800-N (Full mode)
--Photo by:
F. Torii (INON INC.) at “Wannai”, Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan.


 
--Subject/Shooting distance: Dofleinia shrimp/approx. 20cm (7.8in)
--Equipment:
Olympus TG-4/PT-056, LF800-N, Condenser Lens LF-N ×2 (one unit with packaged ”Blue Filter LF-N”)
--Photo data:
Microscope mode (F5.6, 1/500, ISO100), Zoom telephoto side 12.6mm (70mm at 35mm film equivalent), LF800-N (Full mode)
--Photo by:
R.Hattori (INON INC.) at “Oguizaki”, Hidaka, Wakayama, Japan


■ Relative information on INON web site ■

•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/Cap (Bush) Set
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/optical/capset.html

•Underwater LED handheld light LF2700-W
•Water-Proof LED handheld light LF800-N
•Water-Proof LED handheld light LF1100-W
•Underwater LED handheld light LF1400-S
•Water-Proof LED handheld light LE1000-S
•Underwater LED handheld light LE700-W
•Underwater LED handheld light LE700-S
•Water-Proof LED handheld light LE350
http://www.inon.jp/products/le_light/lineup.html

•28M67 series attachment lens UWL-H100 28M67 Wide Conversion Lens Type1/Type2
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/uwlh10028m67/top.html

•Super wide option Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/domelensunit2_uwlh100/top.html

•Underwater micro fisheye lens UFL-M150 ZM80
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/ufl150zm80/top.html

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

•Grip Base M1
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/base.html#gripbaseM1

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


July 17, 2015

INON INC.


*Press release information is as of July 17th, 2015 and subject to change without prior notice.

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