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Friday, March 8, 2013

Accessory for Panasonic DMW-MCTZ40, MCTZ35

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of accessories to support Panasonic digital camera LUMIX DMC-TZ40/DMW-MCTZ40 (*1) and LUMIX DMC-TZ35/DMW-MCTZ35 (*1), and current product compatibility with the camera systems.

・M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ35/40 (*2)
--Release date: March 12th, 2013
--JAN code: 456212143 750 0

・Optical D Cable Type L/Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film (*3)(*4)
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 314 4

・Optical D Cable SS Type L/Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film (*3)(*5)
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 400 4

・Grip Base D4
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 430 1


M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ35/40 (left)
M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ35/40 on DMW-MCTZ40/LUMIX DMC-MCTZ40 (right)

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

(*2)
A diffuser panel of the housing is not usable together with the "M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ35/40".

(*3)
It is necessary to remove the diffuser panel of the DMW-MCTZ35/40 to install the "M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ35/40".

(*4)
Fiber optics kit when using "Grip Base D4"/"Grip Base D4 Set".

(*5)
Fiber optics kit when using "Shoe Base Set".

■ "LUMIX DMC-MCTZ35"/"DMW-MCTZ35" "LUMIX DMC-MCTZ40"/"DMW-MCTZ40" Combination Example ■



・Panasonic LUMIX DMC-MCTZ35 + Panasonic DMW-MCTZ35
・M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ35/40
・UWL-S100 ZM80
・M52-M67 Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80
・S-2000 (with supplied "-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000")
・Optical D Cable SS Type L/Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film
・Shoe Base Set




・Panasonic LUMIX DMC-MCTZ35 + Panasonic DMW-MCTZ35
・M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ35/40
・UWL-S100 ZM80
・M52-M67 Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80
・S-2000 (with supplied "-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000")
・Optical D Cable Type L/Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film
・Grip Base D4
・Stick Arm SS Set D
・M5 Joint
・M67 Lens Holder for Float Arm
・UCL-165M67
・LE700-W (with supplied "Pink Filter LE")
・Single Light Holder LE
・Shoe Base






・Panasonic LUMIX DMC-MCTZ40 + Panasonic DMW-MCTZ40
・M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ35/40
・UWL-S100 ZM80
・Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80
・M52-M67 Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80
・S-2000 (with supplied “-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000") x 2
・Optical D Cable Type L/Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film
・Optical D Cable Type L
・Z Adapter MV x 2
・Clamp III x 6
・Multi Ball Arm S x 2
・Direct Base III x 2
・Grip Base D4
・D Holder
・LE700-W (with supplied "Pink Filter LE") x 3
・Single Light Holder LE x 3
・YS Adapter MV x 2
・Shoe Base



■ INON Product Compatibility ■

The "M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ35/40" is a fundamental and multifunctional base tray to expand your system with attachment lenses and strobe etc.

The Lens Adapter Base is securely attached on the compatible housing via tripod screw on the bottom of the housing and pressure molding around housing lens port. This structure allows you to add on optional accessories without excessive load on the housing.

The newly released accessories are exclusively designed for "LUMIX DMC-TZ40/DMW-MCTZ40" (*1)/ "LUMIX DMC-TZ35/DMW-MCTZ35" to benefit you to use following INON products.

•Dedicated wide conversion lens "UWL-S100 ZM80"(*6)(*7) specially designed for a wide camera which is wider than 28mm (35mm film equivalent) and super zoom camera to use with zooming ,and its super wide option "Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80"(*6)

•INON "M67 Mount series" close-up lens "UCL-165M67" "UCL-330" (*8).

•Easy, reliable and fully automatic external strobe shooting
INON "S-TTL Auto" strobe

(*6)
It is necessary to use with camera’s zoom setting at about 80mm (35mm film equivalent).
You can store zoom position by "zoom position memory" function to recall it when re-start the camera.

(*7)
Optional "M52-M67 Mount Converter for UWL-S100 ZM80" is required.

(*8)
When using on land or using underwater with zoom wide end to middle setting will have vignetting. Zoom in avoid vignetting.


■ M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ35/40 features ■

INON "M67 Screw Mount" system compatible.
With "M67 Lens Adapter Base", compatible INON attachment lens can be mounted/detached underwater.

The screw mount has four cutouts not to have vignetting even at zoom wide end setting when no attachment lens being used.


■ 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 LE700-W/LE700-S/LE350 is also usable to use as focus light or assisting light.

There are two choices for strobe/light arm; "Shoe Base"/"Shoe Base Set"(*9) which directly holds compatible strobe/LED flashlight on standard [INON dedicated external flash shoe] of marine case thanks to joint project with Panasonic Corporation to support compact external strobe/flashlight set-up, or universal type "Grip Base D4"/"Grip Base D4 Set" which widely supports more than 100 underwater housings with loose-proof structure and broad expandability including supporting dual strobe configuration, different arm length/type depending on your shooting style.

INON provides "handy"/"compact" Shoe Base Set and "full-blown" set with Grip Base D4 to support every underwater photographers to suit to various shooting style, skill, attachment lens, subject and condition to realize your creative intent with flexible system.

(*9)
Single strobe or LED flashlight directly attached on the housing via "Shoe Base" may have positive buoyancy. If this is the case, it is recommended to add balance weight which comes with the marine case to adjust total underwater weight.


■ LUMIX DMC-MCTZ40 / DMW-MCTZ40 sample images ■

[without wide conversion lens]


--Subject/shooting distance :
Soft coral/approx.30cm (11.8in)
--Equipment :    
Panasonic LUMIX TZ40/DMW-MCTZ40,
S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto),
--Photo data :
Manual mode, Zoom wide end : 4.3mm (approx. 24mm based on 35mm film equivalent),
1/100, F5.6, ISO100,
--Photo by F. Torii (INON INC.)
at "Bitagane" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


[with UWL-S100 ZM80 wide conversion lens]

--Subject/shooting distance :
Soft coral/approx.30cm (11.8in)
--Equipment :    
Panasonic LUMIX TZ40/DMW-MCTZ40,
S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto),
--Photo data :
Manual mode, Zoom position: 14.2mm (approx. 79mm based on 35mm film equivalent),
1/100, F5.6, ISO100,
--Photo by F. Torii (INON INC.)
at “Bitagane” Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


[with Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80 + UWL-S100 ZM80 wide conversion lens]


--Subject/shooting distance :
Soft coral/approx.30cm (11.8in)
--Equipment:    
Panasonic LUMIX TZ40/DMW-MCTZ40,
S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto),
UWL-S100 ZM80 + Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80
--Photo data:
Manual mode, Zoom position: 16.1mm (approx. 90mm based on 35mm film equivalent),
1/100, F5.2, ISO100,
--Photo by F. Torii (INON INC.)
at "Bitagane" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


[with UWL-S100 ZM80 wide conversion lens]

--Subject/shooting distance :
Electric ray/approx.10cm (3.9in)
--Equipment :    
Panasonic LUMIX TZ40/DMW-MCTZ40,
S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto), UWL-S100 ZM80
--Photo data :
Manual mode, Zoom position: 14.2mm (approx.79mm based on 35mm film equivalent),
1/200, F8, ISO100,
--Photo by F. Torii (INON INC.)
at "Yokoiso beach" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


[with UWL-S100 ZM80 wide conversion lens]

--Subject/shooting distance :
Mursia armata/approx.2cm (0.8in)
--Equipment :    
Panasonic LUMIX TZ40/DMW-MCTZ40,
S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto), UWL-S100 ZM80
--Photo data :
Manual mode, Zoom position: 14.2mm (approx.79mm based on 35mm film equivalent),
1/60, F8, ISO100,
--Photo by F. Torii (INON INC.)
at Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


[with UWL-S100 ZM80 wide conversion lens]

--Subject/shooting distance :
Blotchy swell shark/approx.5cm (2.0in)
--Equipment :    
Panasonic LUMIX TZ40/DMW-MCTZ40,
S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto), UWL-S100 ZM80
--Photo data :
Manual mode, Zoom position: 15.1mm (approx.85mm based on 35mm film equivalent),
1/80, F6.3, ISO100,
--Photo by F. Torii (INON INC.)
at "Yokoiso beach" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


[with Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80 + UWL-S100 ZM80 wide conversion lens]

--Subject/shooting distance:
Blotchy swell shark /approx.5cm (2.0in)
--Equipment :    
Panasonic LUMIX TZ40/DMW-MCTZ40,
S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto),
UWL-S100 ZM80 + Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80
--Photo data :
Manual mode, Zoom position: 15.1mm (approx.85mm based on 35mm film equivalent),
1/100, F7.1, ISO100,
--Photo by F. Torii (INON INC.)
at "Yokoiso beach" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


[with Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80 + UWL-S100 ZM80 wide conversion lens]

--Subject/shooting distance :
Blotchy swell shark /approx.15cm (5.9in)
--Equipment :    
Panasonic LUMIX TZ40/DMW-MCTZ40,
S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto),
UWL-S100 ZM80 + Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80
--Photo data :
Manual mode, Zoom position: 15.1mm (approx.85mm based on 35mm film equivalent),
1/8, F8, ISO100
--Photo by F. Torii (INON INC.)
at "Yokoiso beach" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


[with Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80 + UWL-S100 ZM80 wide conversion lens]

--Subject/shooting distance :
Thorny seahorse/approx.5cm (2.0in)
--Equipment:    
Panasonic LUMIX TZ40/DMW-MCTZ40,
S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto),
-0.5 [4600K] Diffuser for S-2000 x 2,
UWL-S100 ZM80 + Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80
--Photo data :
Manual mode, Zoom position: 16.1mm (approx.90mm based on 35mm film equivalent),
1/60, F8, ISO400,
White balance: Daylight (WB compensation +9)
--Photo by R Hattori (INON INC.)
at "Bitagane" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


[with UCL-330 close-up lens]

--Subject/shooting distance :
Thorny seahorse /approx.40cm (15.7in)
--Equipment :    
Panasonic LUMIX TZ40/DMW-MCTZ40,
S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto),
-0.5 [4600K] Diffuser for S-2000 x 2,
UCL-330
--Photo data :
Manual mode, Zoom position: 73.1mm (approx.410mm based on 35mm film equivalent),
1/640, F8, ISO200,
WB: Daylight (WB compensation +9)
--Photo by R Hattori (INON INC.)
at "Bitagane" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


[with UCL-165M67 close-up lens]

--Subject/shooting distance :
Thorny seahorse /approx.15cm (5.9in)
--Equipment :    
Panasonic LUMIX TZ40/DMW-MCTZ40,
S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto),
-0.5 [4600K] Diffuser for S-2000 x 2,
UCL-165M67
--Photo data:
Manual mode, Zoom position: 73.1mm (approx.410mm based on 35mm film equivalent),
1/640, F8, ISO200,
WB: Daylight(WB compensation +9)
--Photo by R Hattori (INON INC.)
at "Bitagane" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


■ Relative Information on INON Website ■

・[News] Release of "Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-S100 ZM80"
http://inonnews.blogspot.jp/2012/12/dome-lens-unit-ii-for-uwl-s100-zm80-is.html

・[News] Release of "UWL-S100 ZM80" wide conversion lens
http://inonnews.blogspot.jp/2012/10/uwl-s100-zm80-wide-conversion-lens.html

・M67 series attachment lens "UCL-330" close-up lens
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/ucl330/top.html
・M67 series attachment lens "UCL-165M67" close-up lens
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/ucl165m67/top.html

・Underwater “S-TTL” auto strobe "S-2000"
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/s2000/top.html
・Underwater “S-TTL” auto strobe "D-2000"
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/d2000/top.html
・Underwater “S-TTL” auto strobe "Z-240"
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/z240/top.html

・Underwater LED flashlight "LE700-W"
・Underwater LED flashlight "LE700-S"
・Underwater LED flashlight "LE350"
http://www.inon.jp/products/le_light/lineup.html

・Grip Base D4
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/base.html#gripbase


March 8th, 2013
INON INC.



*Press release information is as of March 8th, 2013 and subject to change without prior notice.

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