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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Shoe Base Adapter D4

INON INC. releases accessory to attach INON「Shoe Base」directly on INON base stay products including「Grip Base D4」/「D Holder」/「D Holder Extension Bar」/「Port Arm MRS」/「Port Arm for UFL-MR130 EFS60」 on December 28th, 2009.

  • Shoe Base Adapter D4 (*5)
  • --Release date : December 28th, 2009
    --JAN code : 456212143 567 4

    Shoe Base Adapter D4 (left)
    Shoe Base Adapter D4 on Grip Base D4 (right)


Attaching[Shoe Base Adapter D4]+[Shoe Base Set] on Grip Base D4



    Attaching [Shoe Base Adapter D4] on one side and [Multi Direct Base II] on the other side by optional [Cap Screw Set (Multi Direct Base II both sides mounting)].


    Attaching together with the Z Joint. (*1)


    Attaching [Shoe Base Adapter D4] on [Port Arm for UFL-MR130 EFS60].

    The INON Shoe Base Adapter D4 is an adapter to attach INON[Shoe Base]directly on INON base stay products including[Grip Base D4]/[D Holder]/[D Holder Extension Bar]/[Port Arm MRS]/[Port Arm for UFL-MR130 EFS60]」to use INON external strobe ([S-2000] [D-2000][Z-240] etc.) or INON LED flashlight ([LE550-W][LE550-S][LE240][LE250]) in simple and compact configuration for free strobe positioning.

    Compatible product:
    • Grip Base D4 (*2)
    • D Holder
    • D Holder Extension Bar (*3)
    • Port Arm MRSPort Arm for UFL-MR130 EF60

    (*1)  When directly attaching the [Z joint] on the [Grip Base D4]/[D Holder] then attach the [Shoe Base Adapter D4], only single [Shoe Base Adapter D4] on camera side can be attached.

    (*2) Wireless connection is【not compatible】when using "Shoe Base Adapter D4 " on "Grip Base D4" since the strobe mirror unit movement could be obstructed. 『Optical D Cable Connection』using compatible fiber optics product like “Optical D Cable Cap Set Type L” etc. is required to connect an external strobe and built-in flash to add an external strobe on this configuration.

    (*3)The Shoe Base Adapter D4 can not be attached on the same side of the D Holder Extension Bar where Lens Holder product is attached.

    December 24th, 2009
    INON INC.

    Saturday, September 19, 2009

    Underwater Micro Semi-fisheye Relay Lens "UFL-MR130·EFS60"

    INON INC. releases super wide/ultra compact semi-fisheye conversion lens on [September 25th, 2009] for fisheye macro imaging of a tiny subject in an entire image together with background and carrying long lens barrel which is suitable to approach a shy subject.
    • Underwater Micro Semi-Fisheye Relay Lens "UFL-MR130 EFS60"(*6)
    • --Release date : September 25th, 2009
      --JAN code : 456212143 539 1

      Underwater Micro Semi-Fisheye Relay Lens "UFL-MR130 EFS60"


      Underwater Micro Semi-Fisheye Relay Lens "UFL-MR130 EFS60" installed on Canon "EF-S60mm F2.8 Macro USM" / "MRS60 Port II" + "X-2 for EOS50D/40D 45VF"


    Product features
    --Wide-macro imaging of a tiny subject in entire image--

      The UFL-MR130 EFS60 carries super compact φ24mm subject side lens yet provides ultra wide (underwater view angle 130.172°) view angle for APS-C format camera enabling capture a tiny subject in entire image and underwater landscape as background together with 0cm minimum focusing distance, which is not possible with conventional fisheye lens carrying standard lens aperture. INON offers unique underwater world imaging with UFL-MR130 EFS60 supporting ultra wide, deep depth of field and super close-up performance

    --Advantageous long lens barrel to approach a shy subject--

      Built-in relay lens system provides approx. 312mm lens barrel together with small subject lens size enabling you to approach shy subjects more easily without scaring them.

    --Exclusively designed for high image quality Canon "EF-S60mm F2.8 Macro USM"--

      The UFL-MR130 EFS60 has been designed from nothing exclusively for Canon "EF-S60mm F2.8 Macro USM" lens / INON "X-2" housing system to suppress aberrations effectively to enhance optimum performance as underwater super wide/ultra semi-fisheye conversion lens.Low reflecting multi coating on all optical lens surfaces exposing to air out of 14 elements in 11 groups lens construction helps to keep inner diffused reflection to a minimum together with reflection-free coating on the inner surface of the lens barrel.

    --Simple screw mount on dedicated port [MRS60 Port II]--

      The "UFL-MR130 EFS60" is simply screwed on the front of INON MRS60 Port II and no need to make complicated setting.Double O-ring construction on the mount part to prevent accidental flooding.

    --Port Arm product to expand lighting gears--

      Dedicated strobe/LED flashlight arm "Port Arm for UFL-MR130 EFS60" will be released in October 2009(*1).Maximum three Port Arms can be attached on the "UFL-MR130 EFS60" to set-up compact lighting system.
      (*1)Upcoming product. Please see separate news relesae for detail.


    "UFL-MR130 EFS60" system set-up example

      [Single lighting]


    • "X-2 for EOS50D/40D" + "MRS60 Port II"
    • "UFL-MR130 EFS60" + "Port Arm for UFL-MR130 EFS60"(*1)

    • "Z Adapter" ×2
    • "Clamp"
    • "S-2000" + "Optical D Cable Type L"

    • "Single Light Holder・LE"
    • "LE250"


    • [Dual lighting]


    • "X-2 for EOS50D/40D" + "MRS60 Port II"
    • "Port Arm for MRS" (*1)
    • "Arm S Set YS"
    • "Single Light Holder・LE
    • "LE250"

    • "UFL-MR130 EFS60" + "Port Arm for UFL-MR130 EFS60" (*1)
    • "Z Adapter" ×4
    • "Clamp" ×2
    • "S-2000" ×2
    • "Optical D Cable Type L" ×2


    Before purchasing "UFL-MR130 EFS60"

      This product is a unique conversion lens to shoot specific subjects.Please carefully read through following characteristics before purchasing this product.


    • The UFL-MR130 EFS60 is dedicated conversion lens for INON X-2 housing and INON "MRS60 Port II" is necessary to attach on the housing. This product is precisely designed including distance between all optical elements and optical axis specifically to use for INON "X-2"and compatible lens port and not usable for other manufactures' housing carrying different optical design and/or optical axis misalignment.


    • S-TTL Auto and other auto exposure mode is not usable due to optical characteristic(overexposed) When using an external strobe, use "External Auto" where a strobe controls exposure or "Manual" mode.


    • Stop down aperture as much as possible to accommodate with the optical characteristic of ultra wide/super compact fisheye lens and 0cm focusing distance. We would recommend shooting F13 - F32. In case of underexposure, use higher ISO setting to compensate it. The more you open the aperture, the more you have significant aberration on image periphery part.


    • AF (auto focus) is not practicable due to extremely shallow depth of field. Attach "MRS Magnet Ring 60 Set" on the lens and shoot with MF (manual focus).


    • "45°Viewfinder Unit for X-2" or "Straight Viewfinder Unit for X-2" which provides x1.0 viewfinder image, is recommended to assist focusing within shallow depth of field.


    "UFL-MR130 EFS60" sample images


      --Subject/shooting distance:Perch sculpin(approx. 10cm/3.9" in length)/approx.1cm/0.4"
      --Equipment:Canon EF-S60mm F2.8 Macro USM/EOS30D, INON X-2 for EOS30D,UFL-MR130 EFS60/MRS60 Port II, S-2000×2 (Manual)
      --Photo data:1/60, F16, ISO800, WB Auto
      --Photo by :Fukashi. Torii (INON) at "Wannai" Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan


      --Subject/shooting distance:Perch sculpin(approx. 10cm/3.9" in length)/approx.1cm/0.4"
      --Equipment:Canon EF-S60mm F2.8 Macro USM/EOS30D, INON X-2 for EOS30D,
      UFL-MR130 EFS60/MRS60 Port II, S-2000×2 (Manual)
      --Photo data:1/60, F16, ISO1000, WB Auto
      --Photo by :Fukashi. Torii (INON) at "Wannai" Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan


    September,19th,2009
    INON inc.

    Port Arm

    INON INC. releases a Port Arm products to attach a strobe/LED flash light etc.
    on the underwater micro semi-fisheye relay lens "UFL-MR130 EFS60" or compatible "MRS Port" including "MRS Port II".
    • "Port Arm for UFL-MR130 EFS60"
    • --Release date : Middle of October, 2009
      --JAN code : 456212143 549 0

    • [Port Arm for MRS]
    • --Release date : Middle of October, 2009
      --JAN code : 456212143 548 3

      "Port Arm for UFL-MR130 EFS60"


      "Port Arm for UFL-MR130 EFS60" installed on "UFL-MR130 EFS60"

      "Port Arm for MRS"


      "Port Arm for MRS" in stalled on "MRS60 Port II"


    "Port Arm for UFL-MR130 EFS60" is exclusively for the underwater micro semi-fisheye relay lens "UFL-MR130 EFS60" and attached on tip, middle or base part of the lens barrel (mount diameter φ34mm).
      Compatible product:
    • Underwater micro semi-fish-eye relay lens "UFL-MR130 EFS60"


    "Port Arm for MRS" is compatible with following "MRS Port" (mounting diameter φ85.4mm)
      Current products:
    • "MRS60 Port II"
    • "MRS60 Port II(without MRS Control Ring)"
    • "MRS100 Port・Type UII"
    • "MRS100 Port・Type UII(without MRS Control Ring)"
    • "MRS Olympus 50 Port"
    • "MRS Olympus 50 Port (without MRS Control Ring)"

      Discontinued product:
    • "MRS60 Port"
    • "MRS60 Port (without MRS Control Ring)"
    • "MRS100 Port・Type U"
    • "MRS100 Port・Type U(without MRS Control Ring)"


    Both Port Arms can have strobe/LED flashlight products on arm bases ("YS Adapter" compatible arm part) via following attachment part to make compact and lightweight lighting system.
      Compatible attachment parts (joint/light holder)(*1):
    • "Z Joint"
    • "Single Light Holder・LE"


    • Compatible attachment parts (adapter/base):
    • "Z Adapter" (*2)
    • "Multi Direct Base II" (*3)
    • "Multi Direct Base II・Long" (*3)


    • (*1)One each for each arm base, maximum two Z Joints/Single Light Holders can be attached.
      (*2)Two on both sides of each arm base, maximum four Z Adapters can be attached.
      (*3)With optional "Cap Screw Set (Multi Direct Base II both sides mounting)" ,two Multi Direct Base II (or Long) on both sides of each arm base, maximum four Multi Direct Base II (or Long) can be attached.


    September 19th, 2009
    INON INC.

    Thursday, August 27, 2009

    D Holder Extension Bar

    INON INC. releases "D Holder Extension Bar" on [August 30th, 2009] for "Grip Base D4"/"D Holder" to extend their arm to use "Lens Holder".
    • "D Holder Extension Bar"
    • --Release date : August 30th, 2009
      --JAN code : 456212143 542 1


      "D Holder Extension Bar"

      "D Holder Extension Bar"+"AD Lens Holder" installed on "Grip Base D4"

      The "D Holder Extension Bar" is attached on "Grip Base D4"/"D Holder" to use Lens Holder product including "AD Lens Holder" / "M67 Lens Holder S" enabling you to carry compatible attachment lenses underwater to benefit easy and stress-free multiple lens operation.

      Compatible base/arm:
    • "Grip Base D4"(*1)
    • "D Holder"


    • Compatible lens holder:
    • "AD Lens Holder"  (*2)
    • "M67 Lens Holder S"
    • "M67 Lens Holder W" (*2)


    • (*1) Wireless connection is not compatible when using "D Holder Extension Bar " on "Grip Base D4" since combined attachment lens may block built-in flash light. Please use "Optical D Cable connection" to use an external strobe for this configuration.

      (*2)Single lens mount only to carry single compatible attachment lens.

    --Related information--


    August 26th, 2009
    INON INC.

    Monday, August 17, 2009

    Accessory for Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1 (DMC-TS1)

    INON INC. releases accessory to support Panasonic digital camera LUMIX DMC-FT1 (DMC-TS1) (*1)/ DMW-MCFT1 (*1) on August 20th, 2009.

    • 28AD Mount Base・MCFT1 (*6) 
    • --Release date : August 20th, 2009 
      --JAN code : 456212143 518 6

    • Optical D Cable・Cap W35 Set Type L (*2)
    • --available in the market 
      --JAN code : 456212143 314 4

    • Optical D Cable SS・Cap W35 Set Type L (*3)
    • --available in the market 
      --JAN code : 456212143 400 4

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

    • Shoe Base
    • --available in the market
      --JAN code : 456212143 356 4


    28AD Mount Base・MCFT1 installed on DMW-MCFT1 / LUMIX DMC-FT1(left)
    28AD Mount Base・MCFT1 (right)

    (*1)Contact Panasonic Corporation for detail of camera/marine case. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.

    (*2)An optical cable product when using Grip Base D4/Grip Base D4 Set.

    (*3)An optical cable product when using Shoe Base Set.


    LUMIX DMC-FT1 / DMW-MCFT1 set-up example


    • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1 + Panasonic DMW-MCFT1・28AD Mount Base・MCFT1
    • UWL-100 28AD
    • Lens Hood for UWL-100 28AD
    • S-2000 (with supplied “-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000”)
    • LE250 ×2
    • W50° Filter・LE ×2
    • Strobe Light Holder (*4)
    • Optical D Cable・Cap W35 Set Type L with Clear Photo System Film
    • Grip Base D4
    • D Holder Extension Bar (*5)
    • Z Adapter ×2
    • Clamp
    • AD Lens Holder+AD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD+UCL-165AD

    (*4)Upcoming product to attach strobe and LED flashlight on same arm.

    (*5)Upcoming product.
    Extension arm for D Holder to attach AD Lens Holder etc.


    Optional accessories

    The 28AD Mount Base・FT1 is exclusively designed for LUMIX DMC-FT1 (*1) / DMW-MCFT1 (*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.

    • Wide variety and high quality
      INON 28AD Mount series attachment lens
    • Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe shooting
      INON S-TTL Auto strobe

    Attachment Lens Compatibility

    The 28AD Mount Base・FT1 enables you to install INON 28AD Mount series attachment lens(*6).
    28AD mount series attachment lens lineup consists UWL-100 28AD wide conversion lens (*7) to shoot wider area
    and its super wide option Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100 (*8). AD Mount series UCL-165AD close-up lens to shorten minimum shooting distance, is also usable (*9). INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from semi fish-eye to ultra macro with simple and reliable system.

    (*6)Usable underwater. Zoom wide end is not usable on land due to significant vignetting on every corners of an image even without an attachment lens.
    When using on land with this product, zoom middle range towards to telephoto side.

    (*7)Vignetting on every corners of an image on land. Crop an image or zoom towards to telephoto side little bit to eliminate vignetting when using on land.We recommend to deactivate image stabilizer of LUMIX DMC-FT1 to avoid possible vignetting underwater.

    (*8)Vignetting on every corners. Crop an image or zoom towards to telephoto side little bit to eliminate vignetting.

    (*9)Only usable zoom middle to telephoto side underwater.Vignetting on every corners on land or zoom wide end underwater.


    Strobe/LED flashlight Compatibility

    Digital camera compatible “S-TTL” Auto』 strobe INON S-2000/Z-240/D-2000 is usable. “S-TTL” auto of S-2000/Z-240/D-2000 series gives you correct and reliable exposure by simply pressing shutter release button.

    INON LED flashlight 「LE250」 is also usable to support underwater high definition movie by LUMIX DMC-FT1 rich movie function.

    There are two choices for strobe/light arm; Shoe Base Set which directly holds compatible strobe/LED flashlight on the hot shoe of underwater housing providing compact external strobe set-up, or universal type Grip Base D4 Set widely supports more than 80 underwater housings with loose-proof structure, depending on your shooting style. When using Grip Base D4, it is easy to expand to dual strobe configuration with optional D Holder, Z Joint and Optical D Cable Type L.
    Off course wide variety of INON Arm II System is usable to support simple and reliable highly accurate "S-TTL" Auto imaging with intended lighting effect depending on a subject/shooting condition.


    Why so many different Mount Bases / Optical D Cable Sets

    As same as other INON Mount Bases and Optical D Cable Cap Sets, 28AD Mount Base・FT1/Optical D Cable・ Cap W35 Set Type L is exclusively designed for specific camera/housing including careful compatibility test to;

    • Optimize high quality lens performance for high quality macro/wide shot and  (design attachment lens layout for best suited distance from camera’s master lens which is vary among different camera/housing models)
    • Support highly accurate and reliable “S-TTL Auto” shooting.  (design fiber optics attachment layout based on camera’s built-in flash location)

    INON benefits you with above advantages by producing specific accessories for each specific camera/housing model.

    Other manufacture’s versatile lens adopters or universal strobe cables look like very useful but they often show;

    • Just enough to attach a lens
      →without optimizing optical performance of lens resulting only widen an image area with heavy vignetting on corners or terrible quality in peripheral part of an image
    • Just enough to attach a strobe
      →without accurate exposure control and reliability resulting fluctuating exposure and fickle flashing

    INON system is completely different from those versatile products and simple yet reliable to provide “high quality image”/”highly accurate S-TTL Auto” to support every level of underwater photographers.

    LUMIX DMC-FT1/DMW-MCFT1 sample images


    --Subject/shooting distance: Scorpionfish(approx. 25cm/9.8")/approx. 5cm(2.0") 
    --Equipments: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1/DMW-MCFT1, UWL-100 28AD, S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto mode + Manual mode) 
    --Data: Zoom wide end (4.9mm), 1/125, F3.3, ISO100, -2.0EV, WB: Daylight, Color mode: Natural 
    --Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.) at "Bitagane" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


    --Subject/shooting distance: Alcyonarian(approx.1.5m/4.9')/30-40cm(12" - 16")
    --Equipments: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1/DMW-MCFT1, UWL-100 28AD + Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100, S-2000 x 2 (Manual mode) 
    --Data: Zoom wide end (4.9mm), 1/160, F3.3, ISO125, -1.0EV, WB: Daylight, Color mode: Standard 
    --Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.) at "Sodaine" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan



    --Subject/shooting distance: Soft coral/20-30cm(8" - 12")
    --Equipments: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1/DMW-MCFT1, UWL-100 28AD + Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100, S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto mode) 
    --Data: Zoom wide end (4.9mm), 1/125, F3.3, ISO100, -2.0EV, WB: Daylight, Color mode: Vivid 
    --Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.) at "Sodaine" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan



    --Subject/shooting distance: Acalycigorgia inermis (approx.1m/3.3')/20-30cm(8" - 12")
    --Equipments: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1/DMW-MCFT1, UWL-100 28AD + Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100, S-2000 x 2 (Manual mode) 
    --Data: Zoom wide end (4.9mm), 1/400, F3.3, ISO125, -2.0EV, WB: Daylight, Color mode: Natural 
    --Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.) at "Sodaine" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


    --Subject/shooting distance: Acalycigorgia inermis (approx.1m/3.3')/5-10cm(2" - 4")
    --Equipments: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1/DMW-MCFT1, UWL-100 28AD + Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100, S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto mode) 
    --Data: Zoom wide end (4.9mm), 1/250, F3.3, ISO125, -2.0EV, WB: Daylight, Color mode: Standard 
    --Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.) at "Sodaine" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


    INON 28AD Mount Base MCFT1 (LUMIX DMC-FT1/DMW-MCFT1) sample movie
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmzgaH3Bf4c

    Augst 11th, 2009
    INON INC.

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009

    Video Base V1 for Canon VIXIA HF20/LEGRIA HF20

    INON INC. releases accessories for Canon digital camcorder "iVIS HF20(VIXIA HF20/LEGRIA HF20) "/water-proof case WP-V1(*1) to attach INON LED flashlight products including "LE250" on August 2nd, 2009.
    Also we have confirmed attachment lens compatibility as below.

    Compatible arm products

    • Video Base V1
      --Release date : August 2nd, 2009
      --JAN code:456212143 540 7

    • Shoe Base
      --available in the market
      --JAN code:456212143 355 7

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


    Video Base V1(left)
    Video Base V1 installed on iVIS HF20 / WP-V1(right)



    Shoe Base + D Holder x 2 installed on iVIS HF20 / WP-V1


    Video Base V1 is dedicated accessory to attach INON lighting arm products including Shoe Base
    / D Holder on Canon water-proof case WP-V1(*1).

    The Video Base V1 consists of a base plate which is specifically designed to match with unique base shape of Canon WP-V1 and is attached on the case with the base plate and
    pressure bonding around the lens port to benefit to hold LED flashlight(s) firmly.

    The Video Base V1 can have compact Shoe Base on top of the lens port and
    two 「D Holder」on both sides to support simple and compact set-up and upgrading to multi lighting system only with compatible flashlight(s) and lighting arm product(s).

    The Video Base V1 and combined Shoe Base/D Holder does not obstruct to open/close
    the water-proof case and will not bother you when you need to change batteries with these accessories.

    (*1)Contact Canon Inc. for detail of camcorder/water-proof case. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camcorder/housing available in Japan.


    Compatibility with INON attachment lens

    The WP-V1 directly holds INON "M67 Mount series" attachment lens.

    • Macro lens
      UCL-330/UCL-165M67 close-up lenses are compatible.

    • Wide lens
      The UWL-100 Achromat Type2 is physically attached on the WP-V1 (*2). Please note followings when using this wide conversion lens.

      The UWL-100 Achromat Type2 is originally designed for a digital camera carrying 1/1.8 inch image sensor (CCD etc.), approx. 7mm focal length at zoom wide end (35mm film equivalent : 35mm) and approx. 3x zoom lens,
      and not designed for a digital camcorder iVIS HF20 which carries 1/4 inch image sensor,
      4.1mm focal length (35mm film equivalent : 39.5mm) and 15x zoom lens.
      Our detailed compatibility test has confirmed that there is significant degradation of image quality on circumference part of an image
      comparing to compatible digital camera, so "compatibility is limited" only for those can accept below sample images/movies quality.

    • Optional attachment lens for semi-fish-eye shooting
      The combination of UWL-100 Achromat Wide Conversion Lens Type2 and its super wide option Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100 is NOT compatible since this combination has more significant image quality deterioration than above UWL-100 Achromat Type2 stand-alone use.Please refer below sample image/movie to see image quality with this combination.
    (*2)The UWL-100 Achromat Wide Conversion Lens Type1 is not physically attached on the WP-V1. However UWL-100 Achromat Type1 can be modified to UWL-100 Achromat Type2.
    Please contact your purchasing dealer for detail.


    Set-up example / sample images



    • Canon iVIS HF20 + Canon WP-V1
    • Video Base V1
      LE-250 ×5
    • W50°Filter LE ×5
      Shoe Base
    • Single Light Holder LE
    • D Holder ×2
    • Double Light Holder LE ×2
    • Direct Arm YS Set ×2
    • Mega Float Arm S ×2
    • Clamp ×2
      UWL-100 Achromat Type2 (*2)

    Sample images



    --Subject/shooting distance:Soft coral(approx.1m/3.3')/approx.40cm(1.3') 
    --Equipments/data:Canon iVIS HF20(zoom wide end)/WP-V1,LE250×4, no attachment lens 
    --Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.) at "Bitagane" Atami, Japan


    --Subject/shooting distance:Soft coral(approx.1m/3.3')/approx.40cm(1.3')
    --Equipments/data:Canon iVIS HF20(zoom wide end)/WP-V1,LE250×4, UWL-100 Achromat Wide Conversion Lens Type 2
    --Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.) at "Bitagane" Atami, Japan


    --Subject/shooting distance:Soft coral(approx.1m/3.3')/approx.40cm(1.3')
    --Equipments/data:Canon iVIS HF20(zoom wide end)/WP-V1,LE250×4, Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100 + UWL-100 Achromat Wide Conversion Lens Type2
    --Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.) at "Bitagane" Atami, Japan

    INON Video Base V1 (iVIS HF20/WP-V1) sample movie vol1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDpb6_9k7uo
    INON Video Base V1 (iVIS HF20/WP-V1) sample movie vol2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J5_oJnBj1s
    INON Video Base V1 (iVIS HF20/WP-V1) sample movie vol3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzCPNombb8k

    July 29th, 2009

    INON INC.

    Monday, July 27, 2009

    -0.5 Blue Diffuser for S-2000

    INON INC. releases "-0.5 Blue Diffuser for S-2000" on July 30th, 2009 to suppress
    reddish/yellowish phenomenon when shooting macro image with a particular compact digital camera.


    • -0.5 Blue Diffuser for S-2000
      --Release date : July 30th, 2009
      --JAN Code :456212143 419 6


    -0.5 Blue Diffuser for S-2000

    Attaching this diffuser on S-2000 to widen strobe beam angle [105°(horizontal)×95°(vertical) → circular 110°], soften the strobe light and suppress reddish/yellowish phenomenon when shooting macro image with a particular compact digital camera.



    July 27th, 2009

    INON INC.

    Diffuser 2

    INON INC. releases new "diffuser system" products for INON compact strobes like Z-240/D-2000 to use same "Filter・LE" for INON LED flashlight products.

    [-0.5 Diffuser 2]

    • -0.5 White Diffuser 2 (External Auto)
      --Release date : July 30th, 2009
      --JAN code :456212143 521 6

    • -0.5 Blue Diffuser 2 (External Auto)
      --Release date : July 30th, 2009
      --JAN code:456212143 522 3

    • -0.5 White Diffuser 2 (TTL/Manual)
      --Release date : July 30th, 2009
      --JAN code:456212143 523 0

    • -0.5 Blue Diffuser 2 (TTL/Manual)
      --Release date : July 30th, 2009
      --JAN code:456212143 524 7




    -0.5 White Diffuser 2 (External Auto)
    -0.5 Blue Diffuser 2 (External Auto)
    -0.5 White Diffuser 2 (TTL/Manual)
    -0.5 Blue Diffuser 2 (TTL/Manual) from the left

    [-1.5 Diffuser 2]

    • -1.5 White Diffuser 2 (External Auto)
      --Release date : July 30th, 2009
      --JAN code:456212143 525 4

    • -1.5 Blue Diffuser 2 (External Auto)
      --Retail in Japan : JPY3,000
      --JAN code:456212143 526 1

    • -1.5 White Diffuser 2 (TTL/Manual)
      --Release date : July 30th, 2009
      --JAN code:456212143 527 8

    • -1.5 Blue Diffuser 2 (TTL/Manual)
      --To be released in this autumn
      --JAN code:456212143 528 5


    [Filter LE]

    • Red Filter LE
      --available in the market00
      (service parts, "Diffuser 2" includes this filter as standard accessory)

    • W40° Filter LE
      --available in the market
      (service parts, "Diffuser 2" includes this filter as standard accessory)

    • W50° Filter LE
      --available in the market
      --JAN code:456212143 510 0


    Red Filter LE
    W40° Filter LE
    W50° Filter LE from the left



    What's new for "Diffuser 2" ?

    The new Diffuser 2 has screw mount on its Focus Light window to use same "Filter" products for INON LED flash light including LE250 to adapt to on-board powerful LED Focus Light to different situations like strobe aiming with spot beam, support focusing for macro shooting, fill light with natural wide beam for videographyor illuminating creatures without stimulating them for observation.(*1)

    Following two filters (same filters for INON LED flashlight products (LE250 etc.) comes with new Diffuser 2 products to change Focus Light beam angle/color tone to accommodate with different purposes.These filters are interchangeable underwater so you can utilize Focus Light for more than ever!

    W40° Filter LE : Effectively diffuse Focus Light to natural and seamless wide beam (approx. 40°) Red Filter LE :Change Focus Light color tone not to stimulate light-sensitive subject mainly for observation


    "Filter LE” on “Diffuser 2”
    Left : Red Filter LE
    Right : W40° Filter LE

    Optional W50° Filter LE is also usable to further increase Focus Light beam angle.Other upcoming "Filter LE" products for INON LED flashlight (LE250) will be supported
    to use for Diffuser 2 products as well.

    Off course new Diffuser 2 inherits usable and advantageous characteristics from previous diffuser model.

    • Color temperature of a strobe remains almost same even with a “diffuser system” product.
    • Supporting different step-down level of flash output with different diffuser product (*2).
    • "Blue" diffuser to suppress reddish/yellowish phenomenon caused by specific compact digital camera (*3).

    Compatible strobe

    [Diffuser 2 (External Auto)]

    • Z-240
    • D-2000
    • D-2000W E.O.L.
    • D-2000Wn E.O.L.
    • D-180 E.O.L.
    • D-180S E.O.L.

    [Diffuser 2 (TTL/Manual)] (*4)

    • Z-240
    • D-2000
    • D-2000W E.O.L.
    • D-2000Wn E.O.L.
    • D-2000S E.O.L.
    • D-220F E.O.L.
    • D-220S E.O.L.
    • D-2000 E.O.L.

    (*1)Following "diffuser system" products have been discontinued upon release of new "Diffuser 2".

    [-0.5 Diffuser]

    • -0.5 White Diffuser 2 (External Auto)
      --JAN code:456212143 238 3
    • -0.5 Blue Diffuser 2 (External Auto) (*3)
      --JAN code:456212143 239 0
    • -0.5 White Diffuser 2 (TTL/Manual)
      --JAN code:456212143 240 6
    • -0.5 Blue Diffuser 2 (TTL/Manual) (*3)
      --JAN code:456212143 241 3

    [-1.5 Diffuser]

    • -1.5 White Diffuser 2 (External Auto)
      --JAN code:456212143 243 7
    • -1.5 Blue Diffuser 2 (External Auto) (*3)
      --JAN code:456212143 244 4
    • -1.5 White Diffuser 2 (TTL/Manual)
      --JAN code:456212143 245 1
    • -1.5 Blue Diffuser 2 (TTL/Manual) (*3)
      --JAN code:456212143 246 8

    [-3 Diffuser]

    • -3 White Diffuser 2 (Manual) (*2)
      --JAN code:456212143 2475

    [Light Filter]

    • Focus Light Filter Set (Blue/Red)
      --JAN code:456212143 242 0
    • Focus Light Filter Red
      --JAN code:456212143 353 3
    • Focus Light Filter Blue
      --JAN code:456212143 354 0

    [Optical D Slave Cable]

    • Optical D Slave Cable Type L (*5)
      --JAN code:456212143 491 2
    (*2)There is no successor model to -3 Diffuser.

    (*3)The Blue Diffuser 2 products have different color tone from existing Blue Diffuser to
    accommodate with compatible digital camera's white balance characteristic.

    (*4)When using Diffuser 2 (TTL/Manual), External Auto mode is not usable even a strobe provides the flash mode. Please refer user manual for detail of available flash mode for your camera/camera system.

    (*5)When connecting a slave strobe to a master strobe equipped with a "Diffuser 2" under Optical Slave Cable Connection, use Optical D Slave Cable 2 Type L. Optical D Slave Cable Type L is NOT usable.

    July 27th, 2009

    INON INC.

    Tuesday, July 7, 2009

    "MRS Port" for Canon EF-S60mm Macro USM to support upcoming Underwater Micro Semi-fisheye Relay Lens UFL-MR130 EFS60

    INON INC. releases new "MRS Port" for Canon EF-S60mm Macro USM to support upcoming "underwater micro semi-fisheye relay lens UFL-MR130 EFS60".
    • MRS60 Port II (without MRS Control Ring) (*1)
    • --Release date : July 17th, 2009
      --JAN code:456212143 538 4

    • MRS60 Port II (*1)
    • --Release date : July 17th, 2009
      --JAN code:456212143 537 7

      Left:MRS60 Port II
      Right:MRS60 Port II (without MRS Control Ring)

    MRS60 Port II main features
    • Exploit magnetic attraction power to turn lens barrel for focusing (*2)(*3) as like on land operation.Stress-free focusing only with necessary torque without mechanical gears.
    • Dedicated compact design for EF-S60mm F2.8 Macro USM which does not change lens barrel size in any focal length setting.
    • Removable “water-proof glass unit” to support following two configurations.
      with “water-proof glass unit”
      For sole use of 「EF-S60㎜ F2.8 Macro USM」. The “water-proof glass unit” has M67 screw mount to attach 「UCL-330」/「UCL-165M67」 close-up lens directly.
      Installing "compatible conversion lens" without “water-proof glass unit"(*4)
      Using EF-S60㎜ F2.8 Macro USM + Underwater micro semi-fisheye relay lens UFL-MR130 EFS60(*5). Simply screw UFL-MR130 EFS60 on the MRS60 Port II instead of the "water-proof glass unit" without complicated adjustment/setting. 


    (*1)
    Following "MRS Port" will be discontinued upon release of new "MRS60 Port II" 
    • MRS60 Port  
      --JAN code:45 6212143 267 3 
    • MRS60 Port (without MRS Control Ring)  
      --JAN code:45 6212143 268 0
      Above current models are available only from limited stock.

    (*2)
    Patented in the U.S. and in Japan.

    (*3)
    Optional 「Magnet Ring 60 Set」 is necessary to use manual focusing.

    (*4)
    The “water-proof glass unit” and UFL-MR130 EFS60 can NOT be removed/installed underwater.

    (*5)
    Upcoming product.



    July 7th, 2009
    INON INC.

    X-2 housing for EOS50D/40D

    INON INC. releases lightweight cast-body housing 「X-2 for EOS50D/40D」 for Canon digital SLR cameraEOS40D/50D as new version of our well established 「X-2」housing series.
    • X-2 for EOS50D/40D FW (with Finder Window)
      --Release date : July 17th, 2009
      --JAN code:456212143 531 5

    • X-2 for EOS50D/40D PF2 (with Pick-up Finder 2)
      --Release date : July 17th, 2009
      --JAN code:456212143 530 8

    • X-2 for EOS50D/40D 45VF (with 45° Viewfinder Unit)
      --Release date : July 17th, 2009
      --JAN code:456212143 529 2

    • X-2 for EOS50D/40D SVF (with Straight Viewfinder Unit)
      --Release date : July 17th, 2009
      --JAN code:456212143 532 2



      X-2 for EOS50D/40D 45VF

    (*)All model is equipped with standard quad optical connectors and available to have optional double Nikonos type synch connectors(X-synch only).

    • X-2 Sync Connector Installation (factory installation)
    • X-2 Sync Connector Installation (after purchase installation)

      Below operational limitation will be applied for electrical cable connection.
    • “S-TTL Auto”/“TTL Auto” is not usable.
    • Built-in Focus Light is not activated by camera's control (like pressing the shutter button halfway).


    (**)Body color is Tough Black(Teflon Molybdenum Coating) only.


    (***)New "Pick-up Finder 2" supports X-2 for EOS50D/40D while existing “Pick-up Finder” is NOT compatibledue to specification change to adopt to Canon EOS50D/40D.
    • Pick-up Finder Unit 2 for X-2
      --Release date : July 17th, 2009
      --JAN code:456212143 533 9

    Existing "Pick-up Finder" user can use it together with optional "Pick-up Finder 2 Unit (camera side module)". Please contact your INON dealer for detail.

    Product features

    • Lightweight and compact ultraprecise cast aluminum body
      The X-2 for EOS50D40D is W:178mm×H:158mm×D:116mm(excluding finder unit and other protruded parts)made from corrosion resistance aluminum alloy by ultraprecise cast manufacturing technique to pursue size and weight reduction.The cast manufacturing technique enables thin body plate with complicated curved design which is not possible with machining.

    • Stress-free control layout
      Cast manufacturing allows flexible design where your right thumb seats on natural position when you hold something with your right hand andfurther enables you to access to control dials with holding the housing. Top right corner on the back panel is ergonomically designed for small hand user to hook right thumb to hold the housing.

    • X-2 for EOS50D/40D 45VF」back

    • Fully compatible with S-TTL Auto strobe system
      The X-2 for EOS50D/40D is equipped with flood-free quad optical connectors (4 x Optical D Connectors) supporting "S-TTL" auto strobe shootingwith maximum four strobes where you can concentrate to enhance your creative intent and composition thanks to simple and accurate "S-TTL" auto exposure controlwhere you simply press the shutter release button for accurate exposure control even for multiple strobe lighting. Optional Nikonos type sync connectors (X-sync only) further benefit you to use your existing lighting gear.

    • Interchangeable four viewfinders
      INON offers four different finder units to serve every needs.You can remove/install a finder unit by yourself with supplied dedicated tool to support youto choose appropriate finder unit depending on subject/shooting condition.


    • Finder Window model, Pick-up Finder 2 model,45° Viewfinder Unit model, Straight Viewfinder Unit model (from the left)

    • Wide variety of lens port to support from ultra macro to fish-eye imaging
      All compatible lens ports are made from optical lens (multi-coated) ) including a Dome Port to exploit high quality image captured by EOS 50D/40D.With 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.

    July 7, 2009

    INON INC.

    Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    X-2 Holder II Spacer directly attaches Holder II on X-2 Hosuing

    INON INC. releases "X-2 Holder II Spacer" which directly attaches an INON Holder II on compatible INON X-2 housing on July 2nd, 2009.

    • X-2 Holder II Spacer
    • --Release date : July 2nd, 2009
      --JAN code :456212143 534 6

      X-2 Holder II Spacer


      X-2 Holder II Spacer installed onX-2 for EOS50D/40D (*2) to attach Holder II

      The X-2 Holder II Spacer is an adapter which allows INON Holder II directly attached on INON X-2 housing.

      The X-2 Holder II Spacer is designed to place the Holder part (supporting the back of right hand) in almost same position as when attaching the Holder II via Main Base II. Since Main Base II is not required, you can benefit of weight trimming.

      Compatible housing:
      • INON X-2 for EOS10D     (*1)
      • INON X-2 for EOS10D BK   (*1)
      • INON X-2 for EOS20D     (*1)
      • INON X-2 for EOS20D BK   (*1)
      • INON X-2 for EOS20D BK(TM) (*1)
      • INON X-2 for EOS30D BK(TM) (*1)
      • INON X-2 for EOS50D/40D   (*2)

      (*1)
      Discontinued product.It is necessary to remove pre-installed sub-base to attach the X-2 Holder II Spacer.

      (*2)
      Upcoming product.



    July 1st, 2009
    INON INC.

    AD Lens Holder for Float Arm

    INON INC. releases "AD Lens Holder for Float Arm" on July 2nd, 2009 to support multiple attachment lens transportation and lens exchange underwater.
    • AD Lens Holder for Float Arm
    • --Release date : July 2nd, 2009 
      --JAN code:456212143 520 9

    • AD Lens Holder
    • --available in the market 
      --JAN code:456212143 185 0


      AD Lens Holder for Float Arm attached on a Float Arm M.

      AD Lens Holder for Float Arm is specially designed for "Float Arm" products with competitive pricing by trimming off unnecessary parts of existing AD Lens Holder(*1).

      The AD Lens Holder for Float Arm adds one lens mount to "Float Arm system" product to carry AD Mount series attachment lenses (UCL-165AD Close-up Lens/UWL-105AD Wide Conversion Lens/UFL-165AD Fish-eye Conversion Lens), 28AD Mount series attachment lens(UWL-100 28AD Wide Conversion Lens).

      Two AD Lens Holder for Float Arm」 can be installed on single “Float Arm system” carrying multiple lenses to adopt to broad shooting conditions.(*1)

      The AD Lens Holder for Float Arm is exclusively for "Float Arm system" products.
      Use AD Lens Holder for existing aluminum alloy Arm body products.
      AD Lens Holder for Float Arm is not for additional lens mount on Arm body products.

    July 1st, 2009
    INON INC.

    Compatibility with Sony DSC-T90/MPK-THGB

    INON INC. has confirmed current product compatibility with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90/MPK-THGB.

    External strobe compatibility with Cyber-shot DSC-T90/MPK-THGB (*1)
    Below listed Optical D Cables/external strobes are confirmed compatible.Each strobe's performance/operational limitations and usable strobe arms etc. are same as when using for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77/MPK-THG.
    • Necessary base set products
    • Grip Base D4 Set
      --available in the market
      --JAN code:456212143 429 5

    • Compatible Optical D Cable/Mount Base
    • Optical D Cable・Cap W47 Set Type L
      --available in the market
      --JAN code:456212143 490 5

    • AD Mount Base THG/THGBM
    • --Same product as AD Mount Base・THG
      Product name/JAN code has been changed from July 1st, 2009 shipping.
      --Retail in Japan JPY5,600
      --JAN code:456212143 536 0

    • Usable external strobe
    • S-TTL Auto strobe
      Z-240
      D-2000
      S-2000
      D-2000S E.O.L.
      D-2000W E.O.L.
      D-2000Wn E.O.L.

      (*1)
      Contact Sony Corp. for detail of digital camera/marine case.INON INC. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.


    Attachment lens compatibility with Cyber-shot DSC-T90/MPK-THGB(*1)
      Following lens arm/attachment lens are confirmed compatible.Specifications/operational limitations are same as when using for Cyber-shot DSC-T77/MPK-THG.

    • Necessary Mount Base
    • AD Mount Base・THG/THGB(*2)
      --Same product as existing AD Mount Base・THG
      Product name and JAN code has been changed from July 1, 2009.
      --JAN code:456212143 536 0

    • Compatible attachment lens AD series attachment lens UCL-165AD Close-up Lens (*2)
    • --available in the market 
      --JAN code:456212143 174 4

      (*2)
      The UWL-105AD Wide Conversion Lens and UFL-165AD Fish-eye Conversion Lens is NOT compatible since the combination of Cyber-shot DSC-T90/MPK-THGB has significant optical axis misalignment between camera master lens and an attachment lens.



    July 1st, 2009
    INON INC.

    Monday, May 18, 2009

    Accessory for Canon WP-DC32

    INON INC. releases new accessories to support Canon "IXY DIGITAL 510IS (PowerShot SD 960 IS/Digital IXUS110 IS)"(*1) + "WP-DC32" (*1) on [May 20th, 2009].

    • "28AD Mount Base DC32"
    • --Release date : May 20th, 2009 --JAN code:456212143 518 6
    • "Optical D Cable/W50 Set Type L with Clear Photo System Film"
    • --Release date : May 20th, 2009 --JAN code:456212143 517 9
    • "Grip Base D4 Set"
    • --available in the market --JAN code:456212143 519 3 "28AD Mount Base DC32" installed on WP-DC32 / IXY DIGITAL 510IS(left) "28AD Mount Base DC32" (right) (*1) Contact Canon Inc. for detail of camera/protector INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.


    --"IXY DIGITAL 510IS" / "WP-DC32" set-up example--
    • Canon "IXY DIGITAL 510IS" + Canon "WP-DC32"
    • "28AD Mount Base DC32"
    • "UWL-100 28AD"
    • "Lens Hood for UWL-100 28AD"
    • "S-2000"
    • "Optical D Cable/W50 Set Type L with Clear Photo System Film"
    • "Grip Base D4 Set"
    • "Direct Arm Z Set"
    • "Float Arm S"
    • "Clamp"
    • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"

    --Optional accessories--
      The "28AD Mount Base DC32" is exclusively designed for "IXY DIGITAL 510IS"(*1) / "WP-DC32" (*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.
    • Wide variety and high quality
    • INON "28AD Mount series" attachment lens
    • Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe shooting
    • INON "S-TTL Auto" strobe

    --Attachment Lens--
      The "28AD Mount Base DC32" enables you to install INON AD Mount series attachment lens. 28AD mount series attachment lens lineup consists "UWL-100 28AD" wide conversion lens to shoot wider area and its super wide option "Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100". AD Mount series "UCL-165AD" close-up lens to shorten minimum shooting distance, is also usable. INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from semi fish-eye to ultra macro with simple and reliable system.

    --Strobe--
      Optional "Grip Base D4" and "Optical D Cable/Cap W50 Set Type L with Clear Photo System Film" enables you to install digital camera compatible "S-TTL" auto strobe INON "S-2000" / "Z-240" / "D-2000" series. "S-TTL" auto of "S-2000" / "Z-240" / "D-2000" series gives you correct and reliable exposure by simply pressing shutter release button. The "Grip Base D4 Set" widely supports more than 80 underwater housings with loose-proof structure.It is easy to step up to dual strobe configuration with additional "D Holder", "Z Joint" and "Optical D Cable Type L". INON provides you simple and reliable system with innovative "S-TTL" Auto and "Arm II system" to enhance your creative image to capture different subject in variable shooting condition with wide variety of attachment lens.


    --Why so many different Mount Bases / Optical D Cable Sets--
      As same as other INON Mount Bases and Optical D Cable Cap Sets, "28AD Mount Base・DC32"/"Optical D Cable・ Cap W50 Set Type L" is exclusively designed for specific camera/housing including careful compatibility test to;
    • Optimize high quality lens performance for high quality macro/wide shot and
    • (design attachment lens layout for best suited distance from camera's master lens which is vary among different camera/housing models)
    • Support highly accurate and reliable "S-TTL Auto" shooting.
    • (design fiber optics attachment layout based on camera's built-in flash location) INON benefits you with above advantages by producing specific accessories for each specific camera/housing model. Other manufacture's versatile lens adopters or universal strobe cables look like very useful but they often show;
    • Just enough to attach a lens
      • >>without optimizing optical performance of lens resulting only widen an image area with heavy vignetting on corners or terrible quality in peripheral part of an image
    • Just enough to attach a strobe
      • >>without accurate exposure control and reliability resulting fluctuating exposure and fickle flashing
      INON system is completely different from those versatile products and simple yet reliable to provide "high quality image" / "highly accurate S-TTL Auto" to support every level of underwater photographers.


    --Relative information--
    Underwater "S-TTL" Auto strobe "S-2000"
    http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews205_En.htm
    Underwater "S-TTL" Auto strobe "D-2000" 
    http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews226_En.htm
    Underwater "S-TTL" Auto strobe "Z-240"  
    http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews226_En.htm
    "S-2000" wireless connection compatibility chart 
    http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/optical/wireless.html
    "Grip Base D4"
    http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews212_En.htm
    "Grip Base D4"compatibility chart (PDF:1193KB)
    http://www.inon.jp/pdf-dl/_userdata/gripbased4-pattern-en.pdf


    May 18th, 2009
    INON INC.

    Sunday, May 17, 2009

    Accessory for Canon WP-DC31

    INON INC. releases new accessories to support Canon "IXY DIGITAL 210IS(PowerShot SD780 IS/Digital IXUS100 IS)"(*1) + "WP-DC31"(*1) on [May 20th, 2009].
    • "AD Mount Base DC31"
    • --Release date : May 20th, 2009 --JAN code:456212143 516 2
    • "Optical D Cable/W49 Set Type L with Clear Photo System Film"
    • --Release date : May 20th, 2009 --JAN code:456212143 517 9
    • "Grip Base D4 Set."
    • --available in the market --JAN code:456212143 429 5 "AD Mount Base DC31" installed on WP-DC31 / IXY DIGITAL 210IS (left) "AD Mount Base DC31" (right) (*1)Contact Canon Inc. for detail of camera/protector INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.

    --"IXY DIGITAL 210IS" / "WP-DC31" set-up example--

      [Wireless connection set-up]
    • Canon "IXY DIGITAL 210IS" + Canon "WP-DC31"
    • "AD Mount Base DC31"
    • "UCL-165AD"
    • "S-2000"
    • "Grip Base D4 Set"
    • [Optical D Cable connection set-up]
    • "AD Mount Base DC31"
    • "UWL-105AD"
    • "S-2000"
    • "-0.5 Blue Diffuser for S-2000"(*2)
    • "Optical D Cable W49 Set Type L with Clear Photo System Film"
    • "Grip Base D4"
    • "Direct Arm Z Set"
    • "Float Arm S"
    • "Clamp"
    • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD" x 2
    • (*2) Upcoming product.
    --Optional accessories--

      The AD Mount Base DC31 is exclusively designed for "IXY DIGITAL 210IS"(*1)/"WP-DC31"(*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.
    • Wide variety and high quality
    • INON "AD Mount series" attachment lens
    • Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe shooting
    • INON "S-TTL Auto" strobe


    --Attachment Lens--
      The "AD Mount Base DC31" enables you to install INON AD Mount series attachment lens. AD mount series attachment lens lineup consists "UCL-165AD" to shorten minimum focus length to close to a subject, compact dual use land/underwater "UWL-105AD Wide Conversion Lens" to shoot wider area and "UFL-165AD Fish-eye Conversion Lens" to shoot ultra wide fish-eye image. INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from "fish-eye" to "ultra macro" with simple and reliable system.


    --Strobe--
      Optional "Grip Base D4" and "Optical D Cable・Cap W49 Set Type L with Clear Photo System Film" enables you to install digital camera compatible "S-TTL" auto strobe INON "S-2000" / "Z-240" / "D-2000" series. "S-TTL" auto of "S-2000" / "Z-240" / "D-2000" series gives you correct and reliable exposure by simply pressing shutter release button. The "Grip Base D4 Set" widely supports more than 80 underwater housings with loose-proof structure.It is easy to step up to dual strobe configuration with additional "D Holder", "Z Joint" and "Optical D Cable Type L". INON provides you simple and reliable system with innovative "S-TTL" Auto and "Arm II system" to enhance your creative image to capture different subject in variable shooting condition with wide variety of attachment lens.


    --Why so many different Mount Bases / Optical D Cable Sets--

      As same as other INON Mount Bases and Optical D Cable Cap Sets, "AD Mount Base・DC31" / "Optical D Cable・ Cap W49 Set Type L" is exclusively designed for specific camera / housing including careful compatibility test to;
    • Optimize high quality lens performance for high quality macro/wide shot and
    • (design attachment lens layout for best suited distance from camera's master lens which is vary among different camera/housing models)
    • Support highly accurate and reliable "S-TTL Auto" shooting.
    • (design fiber optics attachment layout based on camera's built-in flash location) INON benefits you with above advantages by producing specific accessories for each specific camera/housing model. Other manufacture's versatile lens adopters or universal strobe cables look like very useful but they often show;
    • Just enough to attach a lens
      • >>without optimizing optical performance of lens resulting only widen an image area with heavy vignetting on corners  or terrible quality in peripheral part of an image
    • Just enough to attach a strobe
        >>without accurate exposure control and reliability resulting fluctuating exposure and fickle flashing

      INON system is completely different from those versatile products and simple yet reliable to provide "high quality image" / "highly accurate S-TTL Auto" to support every level of underwater photographers.


    --Relative information--
    Underwater "S-TTL" Auto strobe "S-2000"
    http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews205_En.htm
    Underwater "S-TTL" Auto strobe "D-2000" 
    http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews226_En.htm
    Underwater "S-TTL" Auto strobe "Z-240"  
    http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews226_En.htm
    "S-2000" wireless connection compatibility chart 
    http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/optical/wireless.html
    "Grip Base D4"
    http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews212_En.htm
    "Grip Base D4"compatibility chart (PDF:1193KB)
    http://www.inon.jp/pdf-dl/_userdata/gripbased4-pattern-en.pdf

    May 18th, 2009
    INON INC.

    Accessory for Canon WP-DC29

    INON INC. releases new accessories to support Canon
    "IXY DIGITAL 110IS(PowerShot SD1200 IS/Digital IXUS95 IS)"(*1) + "WP-DC29" (*1) on [May 20th, 2009].

    • "AD Mount Base DC29"
    • --Release date : may 20th, 2009 --JAN code:456212143 515 5
    • "Optical D Cable/W30 Set Type L with Clear Photo System Film"
    • --available in the market --JAN code:456212143 470 7
    • "Grip Base D4 Set"
    • --available in the market --JAN code:456212143 429 5 "AD Mount Base DC29" installed on WP-DC29 / IXY DIGITAL 110IS(left) "AD Mount Base DC29"(right) (*1)Contact Canon Inc. for detail of camera/protector INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.


    --"IXY DIGITAL 110IS" / "WP-DC29" set-up example--
    • Canon "IXY DIGITAL 110IS" + Canon "WP-DC29"
    • "AD Mount Base DC29"
    • "UWL-105AD"
    • "D-2000"
    • "-0.5 Blue Diffuser (TTL/Manual)"
    • "Wireless Connection Kit"
    • "Grip Base D4 Set"

    --Optional accessories--
      The AD Mount Base DC29 is exclusively designed for "IXY DIGITAL 110IS"(*1) / "WP-DC29"(*1) to benefit you to use following INON products.
    • Wide variety and high quality
    • INON AD Mount series attachment lens
    • Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe shooting
    • INON S-TTL Auto strobe

    --Attachment Lens--
      The "AD Mount Base DC29" enables you to install INON AD Mount series attachment lens. AD mount series attachment lens lineup consists "UCL-165AD" to shorten minimum focus length to close to a subject, compact dual use land/underwater "UWL-105AD Wide Conversion Lens" to shoot wider area and "UFL-165AD Fish-eye Conversion Lens" to shoot ultra wide fish-eye image. INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from "fish-eye" to "ultra macro" with simple and reliable system.

    --Strobe--
      Optional "Grip Base D4" and "Optical D Cable/Cap W30 Set Type L with Clear Photo System Film" enables you to install digital camera compatible "S-TTL" auto strobe INON "S-2000" / "Z-240" / "D-2000" series. "S-TTL" auto of "S-2000" / "Z-240" / "D-2000" series gives you correct and reliable exposure by simply pressing shutter release button. The "Grip Base D4 Set" widely supports more than 80 underwater housings with loose-proof structure.It is easy to step up to dual strobe configuration with additional "D Holder", "Z Joint" and "Optical D Cable Type L". INON provides you simple and reliable system with innovative "S-TTL" Auto and "Arm II system" to enhance your creative image to capture different subject in variable shooting condition with wide variety of attachment lens.

    --Why so many different Mount Bases / Optical D Cable Sets--
      As same as other INON Mount Bases and Optical D Cable Cap Sets, "AD Mount Base DC29" / "Optical D Cable Cap W30 Set Type L" is exclusively designed for specific camera/housing including careful compatibility test to;
      • Optimize high quality lens performance for high quality macro/wide shot and
      • (design attachment lens layout for best suited distance from camera's master lens which is vary among different camera/housing models)
      • Support highly accurate and reliable "S-TTL Auto" shooting.
      • (design fiber optics attachment layout based on camera's built-in flash location)
      INON benefits you with above advantages by producing specific accessories for each specific camera/housing model. Other manufacture's versatile lens adopters or universal strobe cables look like very useful but they often show;
      • Just enough to attach a lens
      • >>without optimizing optical performance of lens resulting only widen an image area with heavy vignetting on corners  or terrible quality in peripheral part of an image
      • Just enough to attach a strobe
      • >>without accurate exposure control and reliability resulting fluctuating exposure and fickle flashing
      INON system is completely different from those versatile products and simple yet reliable to provide "high quality image"/"highly accurate S-TTL Auto" to support every level of underwater photographers.


    --Relative information--
    Underwater "S-TTL" Auto strobe "S-2000"
    http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews205_En.htm
    Underwater "S-TTL" Auto strobe "D-2000" 
    http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews226_En.htm
    Underwater "S-TTL" Auto strobe "Z-240"  
    http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews226_En.htm
    "S-2000" wireless connection compatibility chart 
    http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/optical/wireless.html
    "Grip Base D4"
    http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/En_html/WebNews212_En.htm
    "Grip Base D4"compatibility chart (PDF:1193KB)
    http://www.inon.jp/pdf-dl/_userdata/gripbased4-pattern-en.pdf


    May 18th, 2009
    INON INC.

    Monday, April 20, 2009

    Optical Cable product directly plug in Olympus underwater housing

    INON INC. releases fiber optics products and their optional accessories supporting direct connection to a "fiber optics connector" of Olympus underwater housing etc. on April 28th, 2009.

    • Optical D Cable/Rubber Bush Set Type L
      --Released date : April 28th, 2009
    • Optical D Cable L/Rubber Bush Set Type L
      --Released date : April 28th, 2009
    • Optical D Cable SS/Rubber Bush Set Type L
      --Released date : April 28th, 2009
    • Optical D Cable LL/Rubber Bush Set Type L
      --Released date : April 28th, 2009
    • Rubber Bush for Fiber Optics
      --Released date : April 28th, 2009



    Rubber Bush for Fiber Optics



    Combination example S-2000/Shoe Base Set, PT-045/μTOUGH-8000
    Optical D Cable SS/Rubber Bush Set Type L

    These products/accessories enable to use INON Optical D Cable product for Olympus underwater housing carrying "fiber optics connector" (*1) without any additional accessories like Mount Base supporting budget optical cable connection with INON strobe.

    (*1)
    As of April 19th, 2009, following underwater housing/camera system have been confirmed compatible with Rubber Bush related products supporting proper operation and exposure control accuracy of INON strobe.

    • Olympus μTOUGH-8000/PT-045
      (Attaching on supplied "fiber optics adapter" of PT-045)
    • Olympus μTOUGH-6000/PT-047
      (Attaching on supplied "fiber optics adapter" of PT-047)
    • Olympus E-520/PT-E05

    April 20th, 2009

    INON Inc.

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