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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Accessory for Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT2(DMC-TS2)

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of [28AD Mount Base MCFT2] for Panasonic digital camera [LUMIX DMC-FT2(DMC-TS2)]/[DMW-MCFT2](*1) and current product compatibility with the camera system.
  • 28AD Mount Base MCFT2 (*5)
  • --Release date : March 25th, 2010
    --JAN code : 456212143 571 1

  • Optical D Cable Type L / Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film(*2)
  • --available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 314 4

  • Optical D Cable SS Type L / Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film (*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 MCFT2 on DMW-MCFT2 / LUMIX DMC-FT2(left)
    28AD Mount Base MCFT2 (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-FT2] / [DMW-MCFT2] Combination Example






  • Panasonic [LUMIX DMC-FT2] + Panasonic [DMW-MCFT2]
  • [28AD Mount Base MCFT2]
  • [UWL-100 28AD]
  • [Lens Hood for UWL-100 28AD]
  • [S-2000] (with -0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000)
  • LE240(with "W40° Filter LE")
  • [Strobe Light Holder]
  • [Optical D Cable Type L / Cap W35 Set with Clear Photo System Film]
  • [Grip Base D4]
  • [D Holder Extension Bar]
  • [Shoe Base Adapter D4]
  • [Shoe Base]
  • [Z Joint]
  • [AD Lens Holder]+[AD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD]+[UCL-165AD]


Optional Accessory


    The 28AD Mount Base MCFT2 is exclusively designed for [LUMIX DMC-FT2] (*1) / [DMW-MCFT2] (*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 MCFT2] enables you to install INON 28AD Mount series attachment lens(*5).28AD mount series attachment lens lineup consists [UWL-100 28AD] wide conversion lens (*6) to shoot wider area and its super wide option [Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100] (*7). AD Mount series [UCL-165AD] close-up lens to shorten minimum shooting distance, is also usable (*8). INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from [semi fish-eye] to [ultra macro] with simple and reliable system.

    (*5)
    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.

    (*6)
    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-FT2] to avoid possible vignetting underwater.

    (*7)
    Vignetting on every corners. Crop an image or zoom towards to telephoto side little bit to eliminate vignetting.Optional [Dome Spacer for UWL-100 28AD] is necessary to attach on the [UWL-100 28AD].

    (*8)
    Usable zoom middle to telephoto side underwater. Vignetting on every corners on land or zoom wide end underwater. Optional [AD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD] is necessary to attach on the [UWL-100 28AD].


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 [LE550-W]/[LE550-S]/[LE240]/[LE250] is also usable to support underwater high definition movie by [LUMIX DMC-FT2] rich movie function.

    There are two choices for strobe/light arm; [Shoe Base]/[Shoe Base Set] 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 Set] widely supports more than 80 underwater housings with loose-proof structure, depending on your shooting style.

    INON provides [handy]/[compact] [Shoe Base Set]and [full-blown]set with [Grip Base D4]&"optical cable connection", LED flashlight etc. 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.


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 MCFT2]/[Optical D CableType L / Cap W35 Set ] 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. 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-FT2]/[DMW-MCFT2] sample image


    --Subject/shooting distance:Yellow hawkfish/approx. 5cm(2.0")
    --Equipments: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT2/DMW-MCFT2,UWL-100 28AD + Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100, S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto mode)
    --Photo data: Zoom wide end (4.9mm), 1/125, F3.3, ISO80,±0EV, WB: Clear sky, Color effect:Standard
    (The image was trimmed off the slight vignetting)
    --Photo by F. Torii (INON INC.) at "Bitagane" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan



    --Subject/shooting distance:Moray eel / 25cm(9.8")
    --Equipments:Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT2/DMW-MCFT2, UWL-100 28AD + Dome Lens Unit for UWL-100, S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto mode)
    --Photo data:Zoom wide end (4.9mm), 1/125, F3.3, ISO100,±0EV, WB:Clear sky, Color effect:Standard
    (The image was trimmed off the slight vignetting)
    --Photo by: F. Torii (INON INC.) at “Bitagane” Atami, Shizuoka, Japan



    --Subject/shooting distance: Sea fun/40cm(15.7")
    --Equipments: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT2/DMW-MCFT2, 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, ISO80, ±0EV, WB:Clear sky, Color effect: Standard
    (The image was trimmed off the slight vignetting)
    --Photo by F. Torii (INON INC.) at "Bitagane" Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


Relative Information on INON Website


March 24th, 2010
INON INC.

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