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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New "Shoe Base Set" directly attaches a strobe on underwater housing!

INON INC. releases compact strobe arm and new optical connection cable on August 26, 2008 to attach an INON strobe on underwater housing "hot shoe" from various digital camera manufactures.
  • "Shoe Base Set"

  • --Release date : August 26th, 2008
  • "Shoe Base "

  • --Release date : August 26th, 2008
  • "Z Joint "

  • --Release date : August 26th, 2008
    "Shoe Base Set"
    (Right :"Shoe Base"/left:"Z Joint")

  • "Optical D Cable SS "

  • --Release date : August 26th, 2008
  • "Optical D Cable SS・ Cap W32 Set"

  • --Release date : August 26th, 2008
  • "Optical D Cable SS・ Cap W35 Set"

  • --Release date : August 26th, 2008
  • "Optical D Cable SS・ Cap W41 Set"

  • --Release date : August 26th, 2008
  • "Optical D Cable SS・ Cap W42 Set"

  • --Release date : August 26th, 2008

    "Shoe Base Set"/"Optical D Cable SS・ Cap W35 Set"/"D-2000
    installed on Panasonic LUMIX FX37 / DMW-MCFX35
    "Panasonic LUMIX FS3/FX37/FX35 Starter Kit (*1)"


    The "Shoe Base Set" is attached on the "hot shoe" of compatible water-proof protector to hold INON strobe including highly accurate S-TTL auto strobe"D-2000"directly.

    Those people, who have hesitated to add an external strobe to avoid fighting with big rig, can enjoy comfortable underwater TTL auto shooting with this simple and handy system.

    The "Shoe Base Set" supports vertical strobe movement to adjust strobe aiming depending on distance to a subject as well as horizontal strobe movement with its 360 degree rotatable base part.

    (*1)
    All-in-one kit including highly accurate S-TTL auto strobe "D-2000", "Shoe Base Set"and other necessary products for strobe installation/connection for each different compatible camera/housing. Refer to related news release listed below.


--"Shoe Base Set compatible strobe--
    Recommended strobe [S-TTL auto strobe]
  • "D-2000"
  • "Z-240"
  • "D-2000S" E.O.L.
  • "D-2000W" E.O.L.
  • "D-2000Wn" E.O.L.
  • Recommended strobe [External Auto strobe]
  • "D-180" E.O.L.
  • "D-180S" E.O.L.

  • *"Z Joint" is compatible with following "Z-220" series strobe model
  • "Z-220F" E.O.L.
  • "Z-220S" E.O.L.
  • "Z-220" E.O.L.


  • The "Z Joint" supports "Z-220" series strobe installation on compatible camera/camera system via INON "YS Adapter"/"YS Arm MS"/"YS Arm M". However "Z-220" series strobe can not be attached on below listed "Shoe Base Set"compatible camera/camera system with the "Shoe Base".


--"Shoe Base Set"compatible camera/housing(*2)--
  • Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-FS3"/"DMW-MCFS5"
  • Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-FX37"/"DMW-MCFX35"
  • Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-FX35"/"DMW-MCFX35"
  • Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-TZ5"/"DMW-MCTZ5"

  • Fujifilm "FinePix F100fd"/"WP-FXF100"
  • Olympus "μ1030SW"/"PT-043"
  • Olympus "μ1020"/"PT-042"
  • Olympus "μ850SW"/"PT-041"(*3)
  • Olympus "μ790SW"/"PT-041"(*3)
  • Olympus "E-520"/"PT-E05"


  • [also compatible with following previous models]
  • Olympus "μ830"/"PT-039"
  • Olympus "μ790"/"PT-039"
  • Olympus "μ760"/"PT-036"
  • Olympus "μ795SW"/"PT-035"(*3)
  • Olympus "μ770SW"/"PT-035"(*3)
  • Olympus "μ750"/"PT-034"
  • Olympus "μ720SW"/"PT-033"(*3)


  • (*2)
    Please contact respective manufacture for detail of digital camera/housing. INON INC. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.

    (*3)
    Compatible strobe connection cable sets for "μ850SW, μ790SW"/"PT-041", "μ795SW, μ770SW"/"PT-035","μ725SW, μ720SW"/"PT-033" when using "Shoe Base Set" are ;
    • "Optical D Cable SS・Cap W42 Set with Clear Photo System Film Set"
    • "Optical D Cable・Cap W42 Set with Clear Photo System Film Set"

    • Existing owners of
    • "Optical D Cable・Cap W40 Set with Clear Photo System Film"or
    • "Optical D Cable・Cap W28 Set with Clear Photo System Film"

    have to upgrade them to "Optical D Cable・Cap W42 Set with Clear Photo System Film Set"with optional "Shade Panel ・PT-033/035/041/043"to use the "Shoe Base Set"to mount a strobe on a housing. Please refer to user manual of "Shade Panel ・PT-033/035/041/043" for detail of upgrade.


--"Shoe Base Set" related information --


August 13th, 2008
INON Inc.

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