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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.



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May 20th, 2011
INON INC.

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