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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Zoom Gear 18-55 II

INON Inc. release dedicated "zoom gear" on October 5, 2007 to support zoom operation of Canon "EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 II USM " / "EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS" ;standard zoom lenses for Canon APS-C format digital SLR camera when using with INON "X-2" series housing.

  • "MF Standard Port II (without MF Control Ring)"

  • --Available in the market
  • "Zoom Gera 18-55 II"(*1)(*2)(*3)

  • --Release date: October 5, 2007

    "Zoom Gera 18-55 II"

    (*1)
    The product name has been changed from "Zoom Gear 18-55" which was initial name at a time of development announcement to clarify compatible lens. Compatible lens is "Canon EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 II USM " / "EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS " only as of October 2007 and not compatible with former "Canon EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 USM "etc.

    (*2)
    Only necessary for zoom operation and not necessary if you shoot with fixed zoom position. Manual focusing is not supported so please set to auto focus mode.

    (*3)
    Slight deterioration on image corners may be observed at zoom wide end depending on shooting condition. In the case, change aperture setting to use smaller aperture. Refer to below sample images to see image quality at each different aperture setting.


--Sample images with "EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 II USM "--
    Sample images of each different aperture setting at
    wide end (18mm)/minimum shooting distance [most critical condition]

    --Subject/shooting distance:Sea fan/approx. 15cm/5.9inch (from port edge)
    --Equipments:Canon EOS30D/X-2 for EOS30D, Z-240 x 2
    --Data:Zoom wide end (18mm), 1/250s, ISO400, ±0EV., S-TTL
    --Aperture setting:F3.5(upper left), F5.6(upper right), F11(lower left), F22(lower right)
    --Photo by:Ryo. Hattori (INON) at Fukuura, Manazuru

    Original images (AdobeRGB) are available for download from following link.
    --RAW(CR2):F3.5 (8.17MB) F5.6 (8.17MB) F11 (8.14MB) F22 (7.93MB)
    --JPEG(Q8):F3.5 (4.30MB) F5.6 (4.46MB) F11 (4.50MB) F22 (4.23MB)

    Sample images at telephoto end (55mm)

    --Subject/shooting distance:Moray eel (head size is approx. 8cm/3inch)/approx. 30cm/12inch (from port edge)
    --Equipments:Canon EOS20D/X-2 for EOS20D, Z-240 x 2
    --Data:Zoom at telephoto end (55mm), 1/125s, F5.6, ISO100, -1EV., S-TTL
    --Photo by:Ryo. Hattori (INON) at Fukuura, Manazuru



    --Subject/shooting distance:Spotfin flogfish (face width approx. 4cm/1.5inch)/approx. 30cm/12inch (from port edge)
    --Equipments:Canon EOS20D/X-2 for EOS20D, Z-240 x 2
    --Data:Zoom telephoto end (55mm), 1/200s, F16, ISO100, ±0EV., S-TTL
    --Photo by:Ryo. Hattori (INON) at Fukuura, Manazuru


--Related information--


October 4th, 2007
INON Inc.

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