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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Strobe Dome Filter [4900K]/[4600K]

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of new "Strobe Dome Filter [4900K]" and “Strobe Dome Filter [4600K]” to use for Z-330 strobe to change its native color temperature on March 29th, 2018.

Strobe Dome Filter [4900K]
--Release date: March 29th, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 863 7

Strobe Dome Filter [4600K]
--Release date: March 29th, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 864 4



Strobe Dome Filter [4900K]

Strobe Dome Filter [4900K] installed on the Z-330 strobe.

Strobe Dome Filter [4600K]

Strobe Dome Filter [4600K] installed on the Z-330 strobe.


■ Product features ■

The "Strobe Dome Filter [4900K]" warms up native color temperature of the Z-330 5500K to 4900K while the "Strobe Dome Filter [4600K]" changes native 5500K to 4600K. Warmer color temperature delivered from Z-330 strobe through these filters benefits to enhance healthy skin of divers or highlight warm color subject. Also shooting in RAW with same white balance setting (4900K or 4600K) on a camera provides richer blue on background water column with keeping natural color of a subject lit by strobe light.



■ Relative information on INON web site ■

•Underwater S-TTL auto strobe Z-330
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/z330/top.html

•Color Temperature Conversion Filter & Diffuser Shooting Tips
(PDF: 1.3MB)
http://www.inon.jp/pdf-dl/_userdata/ColorTemFilter_technic-en.pdf

(iPad, iBooks: 8.9MB)
http://www.inon.jp/pdf-dl/_userdata/StrobeColorTempFilter-en.ibooks



March 28th, 2018
INON INC.




*Press release information is as of March 29th, 2018 and subject to change without prior notice.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Shoe Base, Shoe Base Set, S-2000 Starter Kit to be discontinued

INON INC. announces discontinuation of the “Shoe Base” and “Shoe Base Set” in preparation of successor model to be released this April and both items will be available only from limited stock at our dealers. Upon discontinuation of the “Shoe Base”, “S-2000 Starter Kit SB” and “S-2000 Starter Kit D4” will not be available. (Still same combination as the “S-2000 Starter Kit D4” can be created by having “S-2000 Strobe”, “Grip Base D4” and “Z Joint” separately.)


■ Discontinued Products ■

•Shoe Base
--JAN Code: 456212143 356 4

•Shoe Base Set
--JAN Code: 456212143 355 7

•S-2000 Starter Kit SB
--JAN Code: 456212143 434 9

•S-2000 Starter Kit D4
--JAN Code: 456212143 435 6


Shoe Base [Discontinued]



Shoe Base Set[Discontinued]
*Z Joint (upper part of above image) remains available.



S-2000 Starter Kit SB [Becomes not available]
(The kit consists of S-2000 strobe, Shoe Base and Z Joint)
S-2000 Starter Kit D4 [Becomes not available as a package]
(The kit consists of S-2000 strobe, Grip Base D4 and Z Joint)
*As per mentioned, you can create this package by getting each component products separately.



Thank you for the attention and please stay tuned for more unique and innovative products to come from INON in the future to support various needs for underwater imaging.


February 14, 2018
INON INC.




*Press release information is as of February 14, 2018 and subject to change without prior notice.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

INON Optics Supports SONY DSC-RX0/MPK-HSR1

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of two attachment lenses on February 3rd, 2018.

•UWL-100 28M55 Wide Conversion Lens (*2)(*3)(*4)
--Release date: February 3rd, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 867 5

•UCL-G165 M55 Underwater Wide Close-up Lens (*5)(*6)
--Release date: February 3rd, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 775 3

UWL-100 28M55

UCL-G165 M55

From left: Without lens, with UWL-100 28M55, with UCL-G165 M55

(*1)
Contact Sony Marketing Inc. for detail of camera/underwater housing. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera available in Japan.
(*2)
Vignetting is observed on land but underwater will not have vignetting.
(*3)
The "Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-100" is NOT compatible due to vignetting.
(*4)
This lens is the M55 screw mount version of current "UWL-100 28AD" instead of original bayonet mount. Please contact your local dealer if you wish to replace original bayonet mount of the "UWL-100 28AD" with this M55 screw mount.
(*5)
Designed for underwater use only. Vignetting is observed on land but underwater will not have vignetting.
(*6)
This lens is the M55 screw mount version of current "UCL-G165 SD" instead of original bayonet mount. Please contact your local dealer if you wish to replace original bayonet mount of the “UCL-G165 SD” with this M55 screw mount.


■ UWL-100 28M55 Wide Conversion Lens Product Features ■

●Attached Directly on the Genuine Underwater Housing MPK-HSR1
•The lens mount is same M55 screw mount as filter screw of the MPK-HSR1 enabling you to attach the lens directly on the housing without any adapter.

●Compact yet Wide 100 degree Coverage
•The compact lens body matches with compact MPK-HSR1 without to provide handy wide imaging. The lens increases coverage dramatically to maximum 100 degree coverage underwater.



Left: Without attachment lens
Right: With the UWL-100 28M55 Wide Conversion Lens

●Dramatically Shorten Minimum Focusing Distance
Minimum focusing distance of the DSC-RX0 on land is "50cm/1.6ft" which will be extended at x1.3 underwater due to reflection ratio underwater. By attaching this lens, minimum focusing distance underwater will be shorten to "118mm/4.6in" (*7) to enable you to take a Close Focus Wide Angle (CFWA) image.

●Lens Hood II for UWL-100 28AD is compatible
Optional "Lens Hood II for UWL-100 28AD" is usable to block unnecessary light coming from outside of lens coverage to suppress flare/ghost.



■ UCL-G165 M55 Underwater Wide Close-up Lens Product Features ■

●Attached Directly on the Genuine Underwater Housing MPK-HSR1
As same as the wide lens, the lens mount is same M55 screw mount as filter screw of the MPK-HSR1 enabling you to attach the lens directly on the housing without any adapter.

●Wide Close-up Lens with Deep Depth of Field
The optics design widens the coverage slightly to have benefit of deep depth of field making minimum focusing distance underwater "96mm/3.8inch" (*7) enabling to shoot a subject at closer distance.

●Why UCL-G165 M55?
The DSC-RX0 carries wide 24mm fix lens (*8) and its superior optical characteristic to have less aberrations creates pincushion aberration (concave center part) underwater. This aberration gets more significant with standard close-up lens and powerful lens has more degradation on image corners. The UCL-G165 M55 is so-called wide close-up lens, so the lens can suppresses the aberration and enables more close-up image comparing standard close-up lens. Comparison images as below.

*All images are taken from same distance to compare distortion (pincushion aberration).


Upper left: Without lens. Minimum focusing distance underwater is approx. 65cm/2.1ft.
Upper right: With UCL-G165 M55 Minimum focusing distance underwater is approx. 96mm/3.8in.
Lower left: With UCL-330 via step-up ring. Minimum focusing distance underwater is approx. 202mm/8.0in.
Lower right: With UCL-165 M67 via step-up ring. Minimum focusing distance underwater is approx. 135mm/5.3in.

(*7)
Measured distance between a subject and lens edge when autofocus works underwater (in a tank).
(*8)
Focal length based on 35mm film equivalent.



■ Feature ■

UWL-100 28M55 Wide Conversion Lens (*2) (*3) (*4)
Outer diameter/length 87.4mm/3.44in (Dia), 43.4mm/1.71in (L)
Weight 386g/13.6oz (air) / approx. 222g/7.8oz (underwater)
Mount system INON M55 Mount
Depth rating 60m/197ft
Material/surface finishing Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy/rigid black alumite
Lens material/coating Optical glass/anti-reflection coating
Construction 4 groups 4 elements
Maximum incident angle (*9) 100.0 degree (underwater)

UCL-G165 M55 Underwater Wide Close-up Lens (*5)(*6)
Outer diameter/length 77.0mm/3.03in (Dia), 25.5mm/1.001in (L)
Weight 217g/7.76oz (air) / approx. 135g/4.8oz (underwater)
Mount system INON M55 Mount
Depth rating 60m/197ft
Material/surface finishing Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy/rigid black alumite
Lens material/coating Optical glass/anti-reflection coating
Construction 2 groups 2 elements
Focal length (*10) 165mm/6.50in *Underwater use only

(*9)
Actual lens coverage varies depending on camera’s shooting mode.
(*10)
Focal length of the lens itself. Not combined focal length with camera’s master lens.



■ Set-up example ■



•Sony DSC-RX0 /genuine underwater housing MPK-HSR1
•UWL-100 28M55 + Lens Hood II for UWL-100 28AD
•LF3100-EW
•Single Light Holder LF
•Shoe Base


•Sony DSC-RX0 /genuine underwater housing MPK-HSR1
•UCL-G165 M55
•LF3100-EW
•Grip Base M1
•Single Light Holder LF
•Direct Arm YS-MV Set

*The “Grip Base D4” is NOT compatible due to housing depth.




•SonyDSC-RX0 /genuine underwater housing MPK-HSR1
•UWL-100 28M55 + Lens Hood II for UWL-100 28AD
•LF3100-EW x2
•Grip Base M1 + D Holder
•Single Light Holder LF x2
•Direct Arm YS-MV Set x2
•Z Adapter MV 1/4-20UNC
•Clamp III
•M67 Lens Arm
•UCL-165M67 *Use as an LCD magnifier

*Above set-up needs to remove pre-installed "Shoe Adapter" by an Allen key (supplied with the housing) to replace with "Z Adapter MV 1/4-20UNC".




■ Comparison images among different lenses at minimum focusing distance ■


Left: Without lens. Shot at camera’s minimum focusing distance (approx. 65cm/2.1ft).
Center: With UWL-100 28M55. Shot at minimum focusing distance of the lens (approx. 12cm/4.7in).
Right: With UCL-G165 M55. Shot at minimum focusing distance of the lens (approx. 10cm/3.9in).


■ Sample images ■



--Subject: Yellow goosefish
--Equipment:
Sony DSC-RX0/MPK-HSR1, UWL-100 28M55, LF3100-EW x 2
--Photo data:
Manual exposure mode (F4, 1/40, ISO100), photo taken at minimum focusing distance (approx. 12cm/4.7in)
--Photo by: T. Aihara (HAMAYUU Marine Service) at "Wannai", Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan



--Subject: Yellow goosefish
--Equipment:
Sony DSC-RX0/MPK-HSR1, UCL-G165 M55, LF3100-EW x 2
--Photo data:
Manual exposure mode (F4, 1/50, ISO100), photo taken at minimum focusing distance (approx. 10cm/3.9in)
--Photo by: T. Aihara (HAMAYUU Marine Service) at "Wannai", Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan



--Subject: Longnose hawkfish
--Equipment:
Sony DSC-RX0/MPK-HSR1, UCL-G165 M55, LF3100-EW x 2
--Photo data:
Manual exposure mode (F4, 1/100, ISO400), photo taken at minimum focusing distance (approx. 10cm/3.9in.)
--Photo by: T. Aihara (HAMAYUU Marine Service) at "Wannai", Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan

*Sample images courtesy of HAMAYUU Marine Service http://hamayuu.net/



■ Relative Information ■

•LED flashlight
http://www.inon.jp/products/le_light/lineup.html

•Arm system
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/lineup.html



January 30th, 2018
INON INC.


*Press release information is as of January 30th, 2018 and subject to change without prior notice.

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