Tuesday, May 31, 2011

「M67 Lens Adapter Base」 for Panasonic MCTZ20

INON INC. is pleased to announce of official release of 「M67 Lens Adapter Base」 for Panasonic「DMW-MCTZ20」(*1) which is genuine marine case for 『LUMIX DMC-TZ20』/『LUMIX DMC-TZ18』(*1) on June 2nd, 2011 to attach INON M67 series close-up lens 『UCL-330』『UCL-165 M67』.


  • 「M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ20」 (*2)(*3)(*4)
  • --Exclusively for Panasonic「DMW-MCTZ20」(*1)
    --Release date : June 2, 2011
    --JAN code:456212143 636 7


    「M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ20」 installed on DMW-MCTZ20 / LUMIX DMC-TZ20(left)
    「M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ20」(right)


Product features

    The「M67 Lens Adapter Base」is a dedicated accessory to attach INON 『M67 Mount Series』 close-up lens「UCL-330」「UCL-165 M67」on a marine case/water-proof protector which is not compatible with existing M67 Mount Base (*2)(*3)

    The component Base Plate is designed based on base shape of compatible marine case/water-proof protector to fit securely on it without rattle. This product directly accepts dual functional product 「Grip Base D4」or 「Grip Base DIII」as a grip and lighting arm enabling to add compatible strobe/LED flashlight together with various lighting arm product to support simple/compact set-up as well as friendly upgrade to multi lighting system.

    The Lens Adapter Unit is mounted on the compatible marine case/water-proof protector at lens pot with pressure molding and supplied Supporting Screws to reliably hold compatible close-up lens. The Lens Adapter Unit can be separated with combined attachment lens by simply loosening the Supporting Screws.

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

    (*2)
    This product does not support a wide conversion lens due to camera master lens specification.

    (*3)
    When using a close-up lens on this product underwater, significant vignetting will be observed at zoom wide end. Zoom towards to telephoto side little bit to avoid vignetting

    (*4)
    Slight vignetting on image corners at zoom wide end even without a close-up lens on land and underwater. Crop an image or use without the lens adapter unit.



『LUMIX DMC-TZ20』/「DMW-MCTZ20」combination example



  • Panasonic 「LUMIX DMC-TZ20」 + Panasonic 「DMW-MCTZ20」
  • 「M67 Lens Adapter Base MCTZ20」
  • 「UCL-330」
     
  • 「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」
  • 「Z Joint」
     
  • 「LE240」(with supplied “W40° Filter LE”)
  • 「Single Light Holder LE」
  • 「Shoe Base」


Relative information



May 31st, 2011
INON INC.

*Press release information is as of May 31st, 2011 and subject to change without prior notice.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Accessory for Olympus PT-050

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of accessories to support Olympus digital camera 『XZ-1』(*1) and its genuine water-proof protector 「PT-050」(*1) on May 22nd, 2011.

  • 「Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W55 Set with Clear Photo System Film」(*2)
    --Release date: May 22nd, 2011
    --JAN code: 456212143 634 3

  • 「Optical D Cable SS Type L/Bush W55 Set with Clear Photo System Film」(*3)
    --Release date: May 22nd, 2011
    --JAN code: 456212143 635 0


    「Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W55 Set」 attached on the Olympus PT-050
    (*1)
    Contact Olympus Imaging Corp. for detail of camera/protector. 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」.

『XZ-1』/「PT-050」 combination example



  • Olympus「XZ-1」+ Olympus「PT-050」
  • 「S-2000」
  • 「Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W55 Set with Clear Photo System Film」
  • 「Shoe Base Set」



  • Olympus「XZ-1」+ Olympus「PT-050」
  • 「UWL-H100 28M67 Type1」
  • 「D-2000」
  • 「-0.5 White Diffuser 2(External Auto)」
  • 「Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W55 Set with Clear Photo System Film」
  • 「Grip Base D4 Set」
  • 「D Holder Extension Bar」
  • 「M67 Lens Holder S」
  • 「UCL-165M67」



  • Olympus「XZ-1」+ Olympus「PT-050」
  • 「UCL-165M67」
  • 「S-2000」
  • 「Snoot Set for S-2000」
  • 「Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W55 Set with Clear Photo System Film」
  • 「LE240」
  • 「Color Filter LE Set」
  • 「Single Light Holder LE」
  • 「Shoe Base」
  • 「Grip Base D4」
  • 「D Holder Extension Bar」
  • 「M67 Lens Holder S」
  • 「UWL-H100 28M67 Type1」
  • 「Z Adapter」
  • 「Clamp」x 2
  • 「Float Arm S」
  • 「M67 Lens Holder for Float Arm」
  • 「YS Adapter」
  • 「Z Joint」



  • Olympus「XZ-1」+ Olympus「PT-050」
  • 「UWL-H100 28M67 Type1」
  • 「Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100」
  • 「Z-240」x 2
  • 「-0.5 White Diffuser 2(External Auto)」x 2
  • 「Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W55 Set with Clear Photo System Film」
  • 「Optical D Cable Type L」
  • 「Grip Base D4」
  • 「D Holder」
  • 「Multi Direct Base II」x 2
  • 「Clamp」x 4
  • 「Float Arm M」x 2
  • 「M67 Lens Holder for Float Arm」
  • 「Z Adapter」x 2
  • 「UCL-165M67」


「Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W55 Set with Clear Photo System Film」

「Optical D Cable Type L SS/Bush W55 Set with Clear Photo System Film」 features



  • More reliable slave flashing of [Optical D Cable connection] with fiber optics even under bright condition like under surface or back lit comparing to conventional wireless slave flashing.

  • INON [Clear Photo System] compatible and can effectively prevent drawback of using built-in flash like backscatter, ghost or flare to get clear image together with secure connection of [Optical D Cable connection] .

  • Maximum two「Optical D Cable Type L」mountable for dual strobe configuration.


Attachment Lens Compatibility

    The INON「UWL-H100 28M67 Type1」(*4) wide conversion lens is compatible to shoot wider area and its super wide option「Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100」(*4) further increases view angle.
    For macro imaging, 『M67 Mount series』「UCL-330」and「UCL-165M67」is usable (*5).
    INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from『semi fish-eye』to『ultra macro』with simple and reliable system.

    (*4)
    Vignetting on image corners at zoom wide end. Crop an image after shooting or slightly zoom to telephoto side.

    (*5)
    Compatible with zoom range of middle to telephoto side underwater. Using on land and zoom wide side setting underwater will have vignetting.



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 (*6)(*7).

    INON LED flashlight 「LE550-W」/「LE550-S」/「LE240」/「LE250」 is also usable as an aiming light or supplemental light source.
    There are two choices for strobe/light arm; 「Shoe Base」/「Shoe Base Set」 which directly holds compatible strobe/LED flashlight on “accessory shoe” of the「PT-050」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.

    (*6)
    When shooting with【“S-TTL” Auto mode】, images will get slightly underexposed in all shooting range. Use flash compensation function of the camera to set flash compensation value between +0.7E.V. and +1.0 E.V.
    S-TTL Auto modes is usable only when 『XZ-1』built-in flash is set to “TTL”.
    INON strobe is not supported by Olympus “wireless RC flash system”.

    (*7)
    When using「S-2000」/「Z-240」/「D-2000」in【Manual】,or【External Auto】mode, deactivate Advanced Cancel Circuit Switch and set camera’s built-in flash to Manual mode.
    If camera’s built-in flash is set to auto-metering (force flash) mode, external strobe flash range more than -1.5 EV in【Manual】mode or actual flash out-put more than -1.5EV in【External Auto】mode (D-2000/Z-240) is not usable.



『XZ-1』/「PT-050」sample images

    --Subject/Shooting distance:Golden cuttlefish (approx. 30cm(11.8”) in length / approx. 10cm(3.9”)
    --Equipment:Olympus XZ-1/PT-050, S-2000 x 2, UWL-H100 28M67 Type1 + Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100 (*),
    --Photo data:Zoom wide end (6mm), 1/50, F4.0, ISO100,S-2000: Manual, WB:Underwater (shoot in RAW), Picture mode: Vivid
    --Photo by:R. Hattori (INON INC.) at “Yokoiso beach” Atami, Shizuoka, Japan
    (*) The image was trimmed to obscure vignetting.


    --Subject/Shooting distance:Longwing searobin (approx. 5cm(2.0”) in length /approx. 15cm(5.9”)
    --Equipment:Olympus XZ-1/PT-050, S-2000 x 2,UCL-165M67
    --Photo data:Zoom telephoto end (24mm), 1/1250, F4.0, ISO100, S-2000: S-TTL Auto, WB: Underwater (shoot in RAW), Picture mode: Vivid
    --Photo by:R. Hattori (INON INC.) at “Yokoiso beach” Atami, Shizuoka, Japan



    --Subject/Shooting distance:Soft coral /(approx. 1m(3.3’) in length) / approx. 30cm(11.8”)
    --Equipment:Olympus XZ-1/PT-050, S-2000 x 2,UWL-H100 28M67 Type1 + Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100 (*),
    --Photo data:Zoom wide end (6mm), 1/50, F4.5, ISO100, S-2000: S-TTL Auto, WB:Underwater (shoot in RAW), Picture mode: Vivid
    --Photo by:R. Hattori (INON INC.) at “Bitagane” Atami, Shizuoka, Japan
    (*) The image was trimmed to obscure vignetting.



Relative Information on INON Website


May 20th, 2011
INON INC.

Compatibility with Canon iVIS HF M43/M41, WP-V3

INON INC. has confirmed compatibility of current INON attachment lens/arm with Canon digital camcorder 『iVIS HF M41 (VIXIA HF M41/LEGRIA HF M41)』/『iVIS HF M43 (VIXIA HF M43/LEGRIA HF M43)』/「WP-V3」(*1).

Compatible Arm Product
  • 「Video Base V2」(*2)(*3)(*4)
    --available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 575 9

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

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


    「Video Base V2」(right)
    「Video Base V2」 on iVIS HF M41 / WP-V3 (left)

    The 「Video Base V2」 is a dedicated optional accessory (*2)(*3)(*4) to attach lighting arm including 「Shoe Base」/「D Holder」 on Canon water-proof case「WP-V3」(*1)/「WP-V2」(*1).

    The「Video Base V2」consists of a base plate which is specifically designed to match with unique base shape of Canon「WP-V3」/「WP-V2」and is attached on the case with the base plate and pressure bonding around the lens port to benefit to hold INON LED flashlight including「LE550-W」firmly without rattle.

    The「Video Base V2」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 as well as upgrading to multi lighting system only with compatible flashlight(s) and lighting arm product(s).

    The「Video Base V2」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 being attached on the water-proof case.


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

    (*2)
    The previous「Video Base V1」is not compatible with the「WP-V3」as it is but can be used in combination with optional『Base Plate (with 1/4 Tripod Screw) for Video Base V2』in exchange of original Base Plate. Contact your purchasing dealer or INON for detail.

    (*3)
    Canon genuine balance weight「WW-DC1」is not usable together with this product.

    (*4)
    When attaching only「Video Base V2」on『iVIS HF 41 (with BP-808D battery)』/「WP-V3」, total camera system has approx.165g buoyancy underwater (in fresh water). So please add other accessories to have appropriate underwater weight to avoid uncontrolled ascent. Please visit below link page for detail of underwater weight of each product.

  • Underwater weight chart
    http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/weight_table.html


Attachment Lens Compatibility
    Canon「WP-V3」has 67mm screw lens mount as standard feature and INON 『28M67 Mount series』wide conversion lens or『M67 Mount series』close-up lens is directly attached on the「WP-V3」.

  • Attachment lens for macro shooting
    Both「UCL-330」/「UCL-165M67」is usable.

  • Attachment lens for wide shooting
    「UWL-H100 28M67 Wide Conversion Lens『Type2』」is directly attached on the「WP-V3」 and its super wide option「Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100」further increases view angle.


Setup example

  • Canon「iVIS HF M41」+ Canon「WP-V3」
  • 「Video Base V2」
  • 「LE550-W」
  • 「Single Light Holder LE」
  • 「Shoe Base」
  • 「D Holder」


  • Canon「iVIS HF M41」+ Canon「WP-V3」
  • 「Video Base V2」
  • 「UWL-H100 28M67 Type2」
  • 「D Holder」
  • 「D Holder Extension Bar」
  • 「M67 Lens Holder S」
  • 「Multi Direct Base II」
  • 「Clamp」x 2
  • 「Float Arm M」
  • 「M67 Lens Holder for Float Arm」
  • 「Z Joint」
  • 「YS Adapter」
  • 「Double Light Holder LE」
  • 「LE550-W」x 2
  • 「UCL-165M67」


  • Canon「iVIS HF M41」+ Canon「WP-V3」
  • 「Video Base V2」
  • 「UWL-H100 28M67 Type2」
  • 「Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100」
  • 「D Holder」x 2
  • 「Multi Direct Base II」x 2
  • 「Clamp」x 4
  • 「Mega Float Arm S」x 2
  • 「Z Joint」x 2
  • 「YS Adapter」x 2
  • 「Double Light Holder LE」x 2
  • 「LE550-W」x 4
  • 「M67 Lens Holder for Float Arm」
  • 「UCL-165M67」


Relative Information on INON Website


May 20th, 2011
INON INC.



UWL-H100 28M67 Type1/Type2 Wide Conversion Lens

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of new dual use (land/underwater) wide conversion lens with conventional M67 screw mount for 28mm wide camera (35mm film equivalent) to get ultra wide image on May 22th, 2011.


  • 「UWL-H100 28M67 Type1」wide conversion lens
    --Release date : May 22nd, 2011
    --JAN code : 456212143 632 9

  • 「UWL-H100 28M67 Type2」 wide conversion lens
    --Release date : May 22nd, 2011
    --JAN code : 456212143 633 6

  • 「M67 Screw Ring Set for UWL-H100 28M67 Type1」
    --Release date : May 22nd, 2011

  • 「M67 Screw Ring Set for UWL-H100 28M67 Type2」
    --Release date : May 22nd, 2011


    「UWL-H100 28M67 Type1」


    「UWL-H100 28M67 Type2」


    「M67 Screw Ring Set for UWL-H100 28M67 Type1」


    「M67 Screw Ring Set for UWL-H100 28M67 Type2」





    Product features


    Maximum view angle is『100.8°』underwater /『179.0°』air (*1). Optional super wide option「Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100」further widen its view angle up to『144.8°』(*1).

    As same as the INON「UWL-H100 28LD」, the UWL-H100 28M67 Type1/Type2 uses highly refractive optical elements enabling larger effective diameter of the rear optical element in compact size to accommodate with latest camera model carrying larger image sensor and brighter master lens.

    The UWL-H100 28M67 is equipped with「28M67 Mount」which is same as highly versatile 「M67 Mount」to attach on camera system. There is a selection either of Type1 or Type2 to accommodate with wide range of compatible cameras to enhance combined camera’s performance.

    Optional「M67 Screw Ring Set for UWL-H100 28M67 Type1」or「M67 Screw Ring Set for UWL-H100 28M67 Type2」makes it easy to modify original lens to other type (*2).

    As of May 2011, compatible camera system is

    • UWL-H100 28M67 Type1 : Olympus「XZ-1」+「PT-050」(*3)

    • UWL-H100 28M67 Type2 : Canon「iVIS HF M41/M43」+「WP-V3」

      (*1)
      Actual angle of view differs depending on camera/housing to use.

      (*2)
      Depending on usage, original screw ring could be anchored due to salt build-up. If you find any difficulties to remove original screw ring, do not proceed self modification and consult your purchasing dealer.

      (*3)
      Slight vignetting at zoom wide end. Crop an image after shooting or zoom to telephoto side little bit to eliminate vignetting.



    Product specifications



    UWL-H100 28M67 Type1

    Outer diameterφ90.4mm (3.6in.)
    Length45.4mm (1.8in.)
    Mount systemINON 28M67 Mount
    WeightAir: 555g (19.6oz) U/W: approx.345g (12.2oz)
    Depth rating60m (196.9ft)
    MaterialCorrosion-resistant aluminum alloy
    Surface finishing(lens body)Rigid black almite/ PC etc.
    Glass / CoatingOptical glass / both side anti-reflection coating
    Lens construction /
    magnification
    4 groups 4 elements / 0.60 (aforcal)
    Max. view angle (*1)100.8°(underwater) / 179.0°(air)


    UWL-H100 28M67 Type2
    Outer diameterφ90.4mm (3.6in.)
    Length45.4mm (1.8in.)
    Mount systemINON 28M67 Mount
    WeightAir: 556g (19.6oz) U/W: approx.346g(12.2oz)
    Depth rating60m (196.9ft)
    MaterialCorrosion-resistant aluminum alloy
    Surface finishing
    (lens body)
    Rigid black almite/ PC etc.
    Glass / CoatingOptical glass / both side anti-reflection coating
    Lens construction /
    magnification
    4 groups 4 elements / 0.60 (aforcal)
    Max. view angle (*1)100.8°(underwater) / 179.0°(air)



    Relative information


    May 20th, 2011
    INON INC.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011

    Discontinuation of X-2 for EOS50D/40D

    The INON X-2 housing for EOS50D/40D is to be discontinued and will be available from limited stock from our dealers. We are developing succeeding model for 「Canon EOS 60D」. The pricing and release date of this new model is to be announced.


    「X-2 for EOS50D/40D」

    May 11th, 2011
    INON INC.

    *Press release information is as of May 11th, 2011 and subject to change without prior notice.



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