Thursday, March 26, 2009

Compatibility with Panasonic DMC-FX40/DMW-MCFX40

INON INC. has confirmed existing products compatibility with Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-FX40" / "DMW-MCFX40" (*1) as below.

External strobe compatibility with Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-FX40" / "DMW-MCFX40"(*1)
    Following Optical D Cable / external strobe support Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-FX40" / "DMW-MCFX40". When using with Inon wireless connection compatible strobe like "S-2000" together with Inon "Shoe Base Set" / "Grip Base D4", wireless connection operation is supported. Basically performance/operational limitation and usable strobe arm are same as when using with "LUMIX DMC-FX35" / "DMW-MCFX35".

    Necessary base set products
  • "Grip Base D4 Set"
    --available in the market

  • "Shoe Base Set"
    --available in the market

  • Compatible fiber optics product
  • "Optical D Cable/Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
    --available in the market

  • "Optical D Cable SS/Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film"(dedicated fiber optics kit for [Shoe Base Set])
    --available in the market ・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 Panasonic Corporation for detail of camera/marine case. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.


Attachment lens compatibility with Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-FX40" / "DMW-MCFX40"(*1)
    Following mount base/attachment lens are compatible as same as previous model "LUMIX DMC-FX37"(*1). Basically performance/operational limitation and usable strobe arm is same as when using with previous model "LUMIX DMC-FX35" / "DMW-MCFX35"(*4).

    Necessary 28AD Mount Base
  • "28AD Mount Base MCFS5/FX35/FX40"(*2)
  • --Same product as existing "28AD Mount Base MCFS5/MCFX35".
  • The product name has been changed from March 30th, 2009 shipment.

  • Compatible attachment lens
  • AD series attachment lens "UCL-165AD Close-up Lens" (*4)
  • --available in the market
    (*2)
    As same as previous model "DMC-FX37", the "DMC-FX40" has 25mm focal length at wide end and the combination with "DMW-MCFX40" / "28AD Mount Base・MCFS5/FX35/FX40" will have vignetting on land at wide end setting without an attachment lens (No vignetting underwater). Please use zoom middle range towards to telephoto side on land.

    (*3)
    Compatible lens is AD mount series "UCL-165AD Close-up Lens"only (*4). The "UWL-100 28AD" is NOT compatible.

    (*4)
    Only supported in zoom range from middle to telephoto end underwater. On land or wide setting underwater will have vignetting.


"LUMIX DMC-FX40" / "DMW-MCFX40"set-up example(*1)

[Wireless Connection]

  • Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-FX40" + Panasonic "DMW-MCFX40"
  • "28AD Mount Base MCFS5/FX35/FX40"
  • "UCL-165AD" (*4)
  • "S-2000"
  • "-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000"(supplied with the "S-2000")

[Optical D Cable Connection]

  • Panasonic "LUMIX DMC-FX40" + Panasonic "DMW-MCFX40"
  • "28AD Mount Base MCFS5/FX35/FX40"
  • "UCL-165AD" (*4)
  • "S-2000"
  • "-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000" (supplied with the"S-2000")
  • "Optical D Cable/Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
  • "Grip Base D4"
  • "Direct Arm Z Set"
  • "Clamp"
  • "Float Arm S"
  • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"

Relative information


March 26th, 2009
INON Inc.

S-2000 Starter Kit is now available for simple and handy strobe shooting!

INON INC. releases all in one package "S-2000 Starter Kit" on April 1st , 2009 for easy and handy underwater TTL auto strobe shooting. The package includes compact and highly accurate S-TTL Auto strobe S-2000 and "base set" to support wireless connection.

  • S-2000 Starter KitSB(Shoe Base)  
    --Release date : April 1st, 2009
  • S-2000 Starter Kit D4  
    --Release date : April 1st, 2009
  • S-2000 Starter Kit SB on Panasonic LUMIX FX40 S-2000 Starter Kit D4 on Canon PowerShot G10 The all-in-one package brings you simple and handy underwater strobe shooting system with compact yet superb high performance wireless S-TTL auto exposure strobe S-2000. "S-2000 Starter KitSB(Shoe Base)" directly attaches on underwater housing hotshoe to support you with handy external strobe system to vividly capture underwater world with sufficient flash power and ideal for those who have been a bit hesitate to avoid bulky size of total system. "S-2000 Starter Kit D4" is distinctive for its broad compatibility with more than 80 underwater housings to hold an external strobe without loose to benefit you to vividly capture underwater world with sufficient flash power. The package is ideal for those who have given up using an external strobe due to incompatiblity of their underwater housing with an external strobe. Let's start advanced underwater photography with "S-2000 Starter Kit SB/D4".
    S-2000 Starter Kit contents (*1)(*2)
    S-2000 Starter KitSB(Shoe Base)
    • S-TTL auto exposure strobe S-2000
    • Shoe Base Set
    S-2000 Starter Kit D4
    • S-TTL auto exposure strobe S-2000
    • Grip Base D4 Set

    (*1) A digital camera and underwater housing is not included. Contact resepctive camera manufactures for detail of digictal camera/underwater housing. INON INC. confirms product compatibility based on camera/housing available in Japan.
    (*2) Refere to relative information below for each "base set" compatibility model/wireless conenction compatibility.


March 26th, 2009
INON Inc.

Compatibility with Panasonic DMC-TZ7/DMW-MCTZ7

INON INC. has confirmed existing products compatibility with Panasonic [LUMIX DMC-TZ7]/[DMW-MCTZ7] (*1) as below.

External strobe compatibility with Panasonic [LUMIX DMC-TZ7]/[DMW-MCTZ7](*1)
    Following Optical D Cable/external strobe support Panasonic [LUMIX DMC-TZ7]/[DMW-MCTZ7]. When using with Inon wireless connection compatible strobe like [S-2000] together with Inon [Shoe Base Set]/[ Grip Base D4], wireless connection operation is supported. Basically performance/operational limitation and usable strobe arm are same as when using with previous model [LUMIX DMC-TZ5]/[DMW-MCTZ5].

    Necessary base set products
  • [Grip Base D4 Set]
    --available in the market
  • [Shoe Base Set]
    --available in the market

  • Compatible fiber optics product
  • [Optical D Cable/Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film]
    --available in the market
  • [Optical D Cable SS/Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film](dedicated fiber optics kit for [Shoe Base Set])
    --available in the market

  • 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 Panasonic Corporation for detail of camera/marine case.
    INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.



Attachment lens compatibility with Panasonic [LUMIX DMC-TZ7]/[DMW-MCTZ7](*1)
    Following lens arm/attachment lenses are compatible. Basically performance/operational limitation and usable strobe arm is same as when using with previous model [LUMIX DMC-TZ5]/[DMW-MCTZ5].
    Necessary lens arm
  • [M67 Lens Arm]
    --available in the market

  • Compatible attachment lenses(*2)
  • [M67 series attachment lens "UCL-330 Close-up Lens"]
    --available in the market
  • [M67 series attachment lens "UCL-165M67 Close-up Lens"]
    --available in the market

  • (*2)
    M67 series attachment lens "UWL-100 Achromat Type1/2" is not usable.


[Wireless Connection]

  • Panasonic [LUMIX DMC-TZ7] + Panasonic [DMW-MCTZ7]
  • [S-2000]
  • [-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000](supplied with the [S-2000])
  • [Grip Base D4 Set]

[Optical D Cable Connection]

  • Panasonic [LUMIX DMC-TZ7] + Panasonic [DMW-MCTZ7]
  • [S-2000]
  • [-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000](supplied with the [S-2000])
  • [Optical D Cable・Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film]
  • [Grip Base D4]
  • [Direct Arm Z Set]
  • [Float Arm S]
  • [M67 Lens Holder for Float Arm]+[UCL-330]
  • [M67 Lens Arm]+[UCL-165M67]
  • [Multi Direct Base II」
  • [Arm XS Body]
  • [Clamp]×3


Relative information


March 26th, 2009
INON Inc.

Compatibility with Fujifilm F200EXR/WP-FXF200

INON INC. has confirmed existing products compatibility with Fujifilm "Fine Pix F200EXR"/"WP-FXF200" as below.

--External strobe compatibility with "Fine Pix F200EXR"/"WP-FXF200"(*1)--
    Following Optical D Cable/external strobe support "Fine Pix F200EXR"/"WP-FXF200". Basically performance/operational limitation and usable strobe arm are same as when using with previous model "Fine Pix F100fd"/"WP-FXF100" but S-TTL auto exposure accuracy may possibly get less in some shooting condition. In the case, use External Auto mode or Manual flash mode.

    Necessary base set products
  • "Grip Base D4 Set"
  • --available in the market
  • "Shoe Base Set"
  • --available in the market

    Compatible fiber optics product
  • "Optical D Cable/Cap W41 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
  • --available in the market
  • "Optical D Cable SS/Cap W41 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
  • (dedicated fiber optics kit for "Shoe Base Set")
    --available in the market

    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 Fujifilm Corporation for detail of camera/protector. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.


--Attachment lens compatibility with "Fine Pix F200EXR"/"WP-FXF200"(*1) --
    Following lens arm/attachment lenses are compatible. Basically performance/operational limitation and usable strobe arm is same as when using with previous model "Fine Pix F100fd"/"WP-FXF100".

    Necessary lens arm
  • "M67 Lens Arm"
  • --available in the market

    Compatible attachment lenses(*2)
  • M67 series attachment lens "UCL-330 Close-up Lens"
  • --available in the market
  • M67 series attachment lens "UCL-165M67 Close-up Lens"
  • --available in the market(*2)
    M67 series attachment lens "UWL-100 Achromat Type1/2" is not usable.


--Set-up example with "Fine Pix F200EXR"/[WP-FXF200](*1) --
    ["Grip Base D4 Set" example]


  • Fujifilm"Fine Pix F200EXR" + Fujifilm "WP-FXF200"
  • "D-2000"
  • "-0.5 White Diffuser (External Auto)"
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W41 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
  • "Grip Base D4 Set"

    ["Shoe Base Set"example]
  • Fujifilm "Fine Pix F200EXR"+ Fujifilm "WP-FXF200"
  • "D-2000"
  • "-0.5 White Diffuser (External Auto)"
  • "Optical D Cable SS・Cap W41 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
  • "Shoe Base Set"


--Relative information--


March 26th, 2009
INON Inc.

New accessory for Olympus PT-046

INON INC. releases accessories for Olympus "FE-3010"(*1)/"PT-046"(*1) on [April 17th, 2009].

  • "AD Mount Base PT-044/046"
    --Same product as existing "AD Mount Base・PT-044".
    Product name has been changed from [April 17th, 2009].

  • "Optical D Cable/Cap W46 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
    --Available in the market

  • "Grip Base D4 Set "
    --Available in the market



    "AD Mount Base PT-044/046" on PT-046 / FE-3010 (left)
    "AD Mount Base PT-044/046"(right)
--Set-up example "FE-3010"/"PT-046"--
    [Wireless Connection]


  • Olympus "FE-3010" + Olympus "PT-046"
  • "AD Mount Base PT-044/046"
  • "S-2000"
  • "-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000"(supplied with "S-2000")
  • "Grip Base D4"


  • [Optical D Cable Connection]



  • Olympus "FE-3010" + Olympus "PT-046"
  • "AD Mount Base PT-044/046"
  • "UFL-165AD"
  • "S-2000"
  • "-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000"(supplied with "S-2000")
  • "Optical D Cable/Cap W46 Set with Clear Photo Film"
  • "Grip Base D4"
  • "Direct Arm Z Set"
  • "Clamp"
  • "Float Arm S"
  • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"


--Optional accessories--

    The AD Mount Base PT-044/046 is exclusively designed for "FE-3010" (*1) + "PT-046"(*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 shootingINON "S-TTL Auto" strobe

    (*1)
    Contact Olympus Imaging Corp. for detail of camera/protector. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.


--Attachment Lens--

    The "AD Mount Base PT-044/046" 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 W46 Set 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. It is easy to step up to dual strobe configuration with additional "D Holder" and "Optical D Cable". Wide range of INON "Arm II System" provides you many different configurations to support your sophisticated lighting needs. 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・PT-044/046"/"Optical D Cable/Cap W46 Set with Clear Photo System Film" 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/news --

March 26th ,2009
INON inc.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Loose-proof ! Wireless conenction compatible strobe arm "Grip Base D4"

Newly developed "SPS (Slide Plate System)" is equipped to provide secure and reliable connection on more than 80 different compact digital camera housings. The "Grip Base D4" supports wireless function of ultra compact "S-2000"strobe. Our promotional movie below explains features of the "Grip Base D4"and detail of "SPS(Slide Plate System)".
  • Grip Base D4 Set("Grip Base D4" + "Z Joint")
  • -- Release date: March 3rd, 2009

  • Grip Base D4 (*1)
  • -- Release date: March 3rd, 2009

  • Z Joint
  • -- available in the market

  • D Holder
  • -- Release date: March 3rd, 2009

    "Grip Base D4 Set"("Grip Base D4"+"Z Joint")

    "Grip Base D4" + optional "D Holder"
    (The optional "D Holder"provides extra strobe arm to use additional external strobe and extra grip to hold whole system with both hands)




    "Grip Base D4" / "SPS(Slide Plate System)" movie [link to external site]


    (*1)
    "Grip Base DII with Rubber Grip D" and "D Base" products are available from limited stock and will be discontinued.




--Main features--

  • Loose-proof "SPS"!
  • Newly developed "SPS (Slide Plate System)" is equipped to provide direct installation on more than 80 different compact digital camera housings. To-and-fro sliding main plate and two sub plates firmly hold leg part of housing to provide secure and reliable conenction. (Patent P.) The loose-proof "SPS" helps you to focus on shooting without worrying loose of a strobe arm, which could happen with other manufacture's strobe arm during usage.

  • Compatible with S-2000 wireless connection! (*2)
  • The combination of the "Grip Base D4" and wireless function of ultra compact "S-2000"strobe enables you to start external strobe shooting right away. Inon "S-2000" spports you to capture vivid underwater world with high-power (G.N. 20) and well-developed features (highly accurate wireless S-TTL, 12 step Manual flash output).

  • Unlimited expandability!
  • As same as existing "Grip Base", the "Grip Base D4" is compatible with various "Mount Base" ("AD Mount Base", "28AD Mount Base", "28AD Port" and "M67 Mount Base") to use a close-up lens or a wide conversion lens and supports free strobe positioning with optional "Arm II system" to suits to different subject. Optional dedicated "D Holder" easily provides multi strobe configuration.

    (*2)
    Please refer to
    "S-2000" wireless connection compatibility chart for detail including S-TTL compatibility for each camera system/each optional product.


--Combination example--
    "Grip Base D4 Set" + "S-2000" Wireless connection combination example

  • Canon "IXY DIGITAL 95IS" + Canon "WP-DC24"
  • "S-2000"
  • "Grip Base D4 Set"


  • "Grip Base D4" +"D Holder" , "S-2000" dual strobe combination example

  • Canon "IXY DIGITAL 3000IS" + Canon "WP-DC27"
  • "AD Mount Base・DC19/27"
  • "UFL-165AD"
  • "S-2000" ×2
  • "Optical D Cable・Cap W44 Set with Clear Photo System Film"
  • "Optical D Cable"
  • "Grip Base D4"
  • "D Holder"
  • "Direct Arm Z Set" ×2
  • "Float Arm M" ×2
  • "Clamp" ×2
  • "AD Lens Holder" + "UWL-105AD"
  • "AD Lens Holder" + "UCL-165AD"×2


--Relative iformation --


March 2nd, 2009
INON INC.

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