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Thursday, February 2, 2017

UCL-67 M67/UCL-67 LD Underwater Close-up Lens

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of high-power underwater close-up lenses UCL-67 M67 (screw mount type) / UCL-67 LD (28LD compatible bayonet type) and their optional accessories. The UCL-67 series is designed best suited with 60mm-100mm macro lens for full-frame digital SLR delivering ultra high magnification yet high image quality and comfortable working distance for lighting.

•UCL-67 M67 Underwater Close-up Lens
Release date: February 4th, 2017
JAN code: 456212143 837 8

•UCL-67 LD Underwater Close-up Lens
Release date: February 4th, 2017
JAN code: 456212143 838 5

•Lens Adapter Ring for UCL-67
Release date: February 4th, 2017
JAN code: 456212143 839 2

•M67 Flip Mount Adapter for UCL-67
Release date: To be released in March 2017
JAN code: 456212143 840 8
 
UCL-67 M67
 
UCL-67 LD
 
Left: Lens Adapter Ring for UCL-67
Right: UCL-330 stacked on UCL-67 M67 via Lens Adapter Ring for UCL-67

 
Left: M67 Flip Mount Adapter for UCL-67
Right: M67 Flip Mount Adapter for UCL-67 installed on UCL-67


■ Product features ■

•The lens is consists of 4 elements in 3 groups using high refractive index glass to accommodate with a macro lens for full-frame digital SLR with compact body yet delivering high magnification and superior image quality. Also compatible with compact/mirrorless digital cameras. (*1)

•The UCL-67 is an ultra-high magnification close-up lens with underwater focal length 67mm (equivalent to +15 diopter) delivering maximum magnification 2.76x (area ratio: 7.65x) when using for 100mm range macro lens for SLR at the minimum focusing distance. (*2)

•Designed sole use underwater to provide unparalleled high quality image as underwater close-up lens and effectively suppress aberrations in all focal range considering it ultra high magnification.

•While the UCL-67 delivers high magnification, it still offers long working distance. When using with 100mm range macro lens for SLR, working distance is 52mm (83.4mm from housing port surface) at minimum focusing distance (*2). Together with its compact size, the lens supports friendly lighting even at minimum focusing distance.

•Employing achromatic lens effectively suppresses chromatic aberration and anti-reflection coating on all surfaces suppresses flare/ghost.

•Optional "Lens Adapter Ring for UCL-67" allows to stack another INON M67 series close-up lens ("UCL-165M67"/"UCL-330" on the front side of UCL-67 for even higher magnification (*3).

•The "UCL-67 M67" has M67 screw mount to provide wide versatility.
•The "UCL-67 LD" is to use for lockable INON "28LD Mount Base" and "LD Lens Adapter Base" to support easy, speedy yet reliable installation.

•Optional "M67 Flip Mount Adapter for UCL-67" is available to replace with original M67/LD mount to attach the lens on flip lens holder from other manufacture such as Nauticam flip holder etc.
(*Not compatible with any flip lens holder with 57mm or less diameter such as SAGA etc.)
(*Original lens mount is replaceable by a customer using precision Philips screw driver to unscrew fixing
screws)

UCL-67 M67 (*4)
Outer diameter/length 70.0mm/2.76in (Dia), 37.0mm/1.46in (L)
Weight 340g/12.0oz (air) / approx. 227g/8.0oz (underwater)
Mount system INON M67 Mount
Depth rating 60m/197ft
Material/surface finishing Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy/rigid black alumite
Lens material/coating Optical glass/anti-reflection coating
Construction 3 groups 4 elements
Focal length (*5) 67mm/2.64in (underwater)

UCL-67 LD (*4)
Outer diameter/length 75.2mm/2.96in (Dia), 37mm/1.46in (L)
Weight 326g/11.5oz (air) / approx. 217g/7.7oz (underwater)
Mount system INON 28LD Mount
Depth rating 60m/197ft
Material/surface finishing Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy/rigid black alumite, POM
Lens material/coating Optical glass/anti-reflection coating
Construction 3 groups 4 elements
Focal length (*5) 67mm/2.64in (underwater)

Lens Adapter Ring for UCL-67
Outer diameter/length 71.2mm/2.80in (Dia), 15.6mm/0.61in (L)
Weight 20g/0.7oz (air)
Mount system INON M67 Mount
Material/surface finishing Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy/rigid black alumite

M67 Flip Mount Adapter for UCL-67
Outer diameter/length 69.0mm/2.72in (Dia), 7.0mm/0.28in (L)
Weight 18g/0.7oz (air)
Mount system M67 screw mount
Material/surface finishing Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy/rigid black alumite

(*1) Usable zoom range is between 60mm and 100mm (35mm film equivalent). Beyond this range, there will be vignetting at wider side and deteriorated image quality at telephoto side.

(*2) When using for AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

(*3) Any other higher magnification close-up lens, "UCL-100M67" or "UCL-67" cannot be combined as they significantly degrade image quality.

(*4) This product is designed for underwater use only. Using on land will have less magnification, distortion on image corners or vignetting.

(*5) Focal length of "UCL-67 M67"/"UCL-67 LD" standalone and not combined focal length with camera’s master lens.


■ Compatible lens ■

•60mm-100mm range macro lens for full-frame digital SLR (*6)
•40mm-60mm range macro lens for APS-C (*6)
•45mm-60mm range macro lens (*6), standard zoom lens (*1) for Micro Four Thirds
•Compact digital camera with maximum optical zoom 5x or less (*1).

(*6) Vignetting may be observed using for a housing system which has significantly long distance between camera master lens and port lens surface or this product and port.


■ Set-up example ■

 
UCL-67 M67 on 100mm macro port of INON X-2 for EOS6D

 
UCL-67 LD on Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II/WP-DC55 via INON LD Lens Adapter Base DC54/55

 
UCL-67 LD on FUJIFILM XQ2/WP-XQ1 via INON 28LD Mount Base XQ1



■ UCL-67 M67/UCL-67 LD Sample images ■


 
--Subject: Moss fringehead
--Equipment:
Olympus E-M1 MarkII/PT-EP14, MRS50 Port, ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro,        MRS50 Port for Olympus, S-2000 Strobe x2
--Photo data:
• [Left] Without close-up lens
Manual exposure mode (F14, 1/25, ISO800), S-2000: S-TTL Auto mode, photo taken at minimum focusing distance
• [Right] With UCL-67 M67
Manual exposure mode (F13, 1/50, ISO800), S-2000: S-TTL Auto mode, photo taken at minimum focusing distance
--Photo by:
 R. Hattori (INON INC.) at “Yokoiso Beach”, Atami Shizuoka, Japan


 
--Subject: Coral crab
--Equipment:
Sony DSC-RX100M5/MPK-URX100A, S-2000 Strobe x2
--Photo data:
• [Left] Without close-up lens
Aperture priority (F11, 1/30, ISO320), S-2000: S-TTL Auto mode, photo taken at minimum focusing distance
• [Right] With UCL-67 M67
Aperture priority (F11, 1/30, ISO320), S-2000: S-TTL Auto, photo taken at minimum focusing distance
--Photo by:
R. Hattori (INON INC.) at Kushimoto Marine Park Beach, Kushimoto Wakayama, Japan



 
--Subject: Thecacera picta
--Equipment:
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, S-2000 Strobe x2
--Photo data:
• [Left] Without close-up lens
Manual mode (F32, 1/250, ISO160), S-2000: Manual mode, photo taken at minimum focusing distance
• [Right] With UCL-67 M67
Manual mode (F32, 1/250, ISO160), S-2000: Manual mode, photo taken at minimum focusing distance
--Photo by:
 R. Hattori (INON INC.) at “Wannai” Osezaki Shizuoka Japan

 
--Subject: Oriental sweetlip (yg)
--Equipment:
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, S-2000 Strobe x2
--Photo data:
• [Left] Without close-up lens
Manual mode (F18, 1/250, ISO200), S-2000: Manual mode, photo taken at minimum focusing distance
• [Right] With UCL-67 M67
Manual mode (F36, 1/250, ISO200), S-2000: Manual mode, photo taken at minimum focusing distance
--Photo by:
R. Hattori (INON INC.) “Wannai”, Osezaki Shizuoka, Japan


■ Relative Information ■

•M67 series attachment lensUCL-330 Close-up Lens
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/ucl330/top.html

•M67 series attachment lensUCL-165 M67 Close-up Lens
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/ucl165m67/top.html

•Lens options
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/option.html

February 2, 2017
INON INC.

*Press release information is as of February 2, 2017 and subject to change without prior notice.

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