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Friday, October 21, 2011

New Zoom Gear is available for Canon EF8-15mm F4L Fisheye USM Lens

INON INC. releases new 「Zoom Gear 8-15」on 『October 5th, 2011』 when using Canon EF8-15mm F4L Fisheye USM Lens for INON X-2 series housing.
  • 「Zoom Gear 8-15」(*1)
    --Release date: October 5th, 2011
    --JAN code :456212143 665 7
  • 「Dome Port II Protector II Set」
    --available in the market
    --JAN code: 456212143 023 5
  • 「Dome Port 115」
    --available in the market
    --JAN code: 456212143 594 0
  • 「Ext. Ring 18」(*2)
    --available in the market
    --JAN code: 456212143 034 1
  • 「Shade Sponge D80」(*3)
    --Release date: October 5th, 2011
    --JAN code: 456212143 666 4

    「Zoom Gear 8-15」

    The「Zoom Gear 8-15」 is attached on the Canon 「EF8-15mm F4L Fisheye USM」 lens (*4)(*5) for zooming operation in combination with 「Dome Port II・Protector II Set」/「Ext. Ring 18」 or 「Dome Port 115」/「Ext. Ring 18」. To prevent exposure of camera’s built-in flash, 「Shade Sponge D80」 which comes with the 「Zoom Gear 8-15」, is attached inside of compatible lens port.

    (*1)
    Optional product to utilize zoom function of the lens.
    The 「Zoom Gear 8-15」 comes with the 「Shade Sponge D80」, so not necessary to prepare separately.

    (*2)
    An extension ring to attach between the Dome Port II or Dome Port 115 and X-2 housing.
    Mandatory to use Canon 「EF8-15mm F4L Fisheye USM」 lens.

    (*3)
    Suppresses exposure of camera’s built-in flash by attaching on specific area of the Dome Port II or Dome Pot 115.

    (*4)
    Contact Canon Inc. for detail of Canon 「EF8-15mm F4L Fisheye USM」 lens. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on the lens available in Japan.

    (*5)
    Preinstalled lens hood on the Canon 「EF8-15mm F4L Fisheye USM」 lens has to be removed.


Features and benefit to use 「Dome Port II」「Dome Port 115」
    Canon 「EF8-15mm F4L Fisheye USM」 is supported by 「Dome Port II・Protector II Set」and 「Dome Port 115」. Optical oriented INON ports benefit you as below;
  • When using 「Dome Port II・Protector II Set」/「Ext. Ring 18」
    • By stopping down to F5.6 or further, an image will have better description. (*6)
    • Larger dome benefits you when shooting half-water/half-air image.

  • When using 「Dome Port 115」/「Ext. Ring 18」
    • By stopping down to F8.0 or further, an image will have better description. (*6)
    • Smaller dome supports you with easy lighting when shooting wide macro imaging with a subject in front of the dome.
    • Inexpensive comparing to the 「Dome Port II」


    (*6)
    Aperture setting is for reference and may vary depending on shooting conditions.


Relative information


October 3rd, 2011
INON Inc.

*Press release information is as of October 3rd, 2011 and subject to change without prior notice.

Monday, October 17, 2011

『X-2 for EOS60D』 is released

INON INC. has offered time-proven 「X-2」 housings and releases its new lightweight cast body housing model for Canon D-SLR camera EOS60D (*1).
  • 「X-2 for EOS60D FW (with Finder Window)」
     --Release date: October 20, 2011
     --JAN code :456212143 662 6

  • 「X-2 for EOS60D PF2 (with Pick-up Finder 2)」(*2)
     --Release date: October 20, 2011
     --JAN code :456212143 661 9

  • 「X-2 for EOS60D 45VF (with 45°Viewfinder)」
     --Release date: October 20, 2011
     --JAN code :456212143 660 2

  • 「X-2 for EOS60D STVF (with Straight Viewfinder)」
     --Release date: October 20, 2011
     --JAN code :456212143 663 3

  • 「X-2 for EOS60D FL (without finder)」 (*3)
     --Release date: October 20, 2011
     --JAN code :456212143 664 0


    「X-2 for EOS60D」(front)


    「X-2 for EOS60D FW (with Finder Window)」(back)


    「X-2 for EOS60D PF2 (with Pick-up Finder 2)」(back)


    「X-2 for EOS60D 45VF (with 45°Viewfinder)」(back)


    「X-2 for EOS60D STVF (with Straight Viewfinder)」(back)


    「X-2 for EOS60D FL (without finder)」(back)

    (*1)
    Contact Canon Inc. for detail of 「EOS60D」. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/lens available in Japan.

    (*2)
    Existing "Pick-up Finder Unit for X-2" user can use the current “Pick-up Finder 2” together with optional "Pick-up Finder 2 Unit (camera side module)". Please contact your INON dealer for detail.

    (*3)
    For a customer who owns INON viewfinder.



「X-2 for EOS60D」
    The Canon 「EOS60D」is full blown digital SLR with APS-C sized 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor, a new high performance DIGIC 4 Image Processor and 9 points cross-type précised AF system. The EOS60D supports high quality full HD movie (1920 x 1080) with its EOS HD video mode which is now used for TV program or filming movies.

    The INON 「X-2 for EOS60D」housing is exclusively designed for 「EOS60D」, built on the concept of 『Capture the Moment』 and further refined its stress-free control layout for intuitive operation underwater thanks to joint development with professional photographers. INON offers an underwater camera system in total with S-TTL Auto strobe, viewfinder, MRS Port, LED flashlight and wide range of arm products all from INON to capture the decisive moment.


Product features
  • Lightweight and compact ultraprecise cast aluminum body
    The X-2 for EOS60D is made from corrosion resistance aluminum alloy by ultraprecise cast manufacturing technique to fuse design, weight and durability in higher dimension. The cast manufacturing technique enables thin body plate with complicated curved design which is not possible with machining. Lightweight and durable aluminum alloy body has acquired reliability, durability and controllability even in severe underwater.

  • Stress-free control layout to Capture the Moment
    Cast manufacturing allows flexible design to realize unique features for trouble-free imaging, where your right thumb and mid finger securely hold a housing without effort, index finger can naturally access to the shutter release lever and adjusting aperture or shutter speed can be easily obtained without seeing those dials during checking composition through its viewfinder. The INON X-2 for EOS60D pursues intimate controllability to “capture the moment” in addition to accessibility to all necessary controls/dials for underwater photography.

    *For the concept of 『Capture the Moment』, 「Quick Control Button」, 「Multi Controller」 which requires to check the LCD pane, and 「Quick Control Dial lock release button」 are not accessible.

  • Proven and Reliable Waterproof Design
    Buttons, dial levers are not directly attached on the aluminum alloy housing body but installed via brass bearings to prevent the aluminum housing body from galling caused by sliding of buttons and movement of dial levers to secure waterproof property. Only minimum parts replacement can refresh these controls even you need to change bearings. Buttons and dial levers carry oil bearing type INON yellow O-rings to prevent accidental flooding due to lack of grease. Also their size is thicker than required to enhance waterproof property.

  • Fully Compatible with “S-TTL” Auto Strobe System
    Flooding-free four Optical D Connectors are equipped as standard feature to benefit simple yet reliable “S-TTL” Auto shooting simply by plug-in 「Optical D Cable Type L」. It is important to effectively transmit built-in flash light to fiber optics to benefit accuracy of S-TTL Auto. The X-2 for EOS60D housing is equipped with a mirror inside to induce built-in flash light to Optical D Connectors properly to provide stable and accurate S-TTL Auto exposure control.

  • Interchangeable four viewfinders
    INON offers four different finder units to serve every needs. You can remove/install a finder unit by yourself with supplied dedicated tool to support you to choose appropriate finder unit depending on subject/shooting condition.

  • Wide variety of lens port to support from ultra macro to fish-eye imaging
    Wide variety of lens system are supported including newly released Canon 「EF8-15mm F4L Fisheye USM」 lens, macro lenses such as 「EF-S60mm F2.8 Macro USM」「EF100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM」 and so on. All compatible lens ports are made from optical lens (multi-coated) to exploit high quality image captured by EOS60D. With INON unique MRS Port system turning lens barrel by magnetic attraction where you can control focusing without mechanical stress as like to adjust focusing by focusing ring directly on land. Off course INON 「UFL-MR130 EFS60 Underwater Micro Fisheye Lens」 is compatible so you can make unique footage with EOS HD movie function.


Relative information


October 17th, 2011
INON Inc.

*Press release information is as of October 17th, 2011 and subject to change without prior notice.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fujifilm WP-FXF500 is now supported by INON strobe

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of fiber optics products to use INON strobe for Fujifilm digital camera 『FinePix F600EXR』『FinePix F550EXR』『FinePix F300EXR』(*1) and their genuine water-proof protector 「WP-FXF500」(*1) on October 7th, 2011.

  • 「Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W56 Set with Shade Sticker」(*2)
    --Release date: October 7th, 2011
    --JAN code: 456212143 642 8

  • 「Optical D Cable SS Type L/Bush W56 Set with Shade Sticker」(*3)
    --Release date: October 7th, 2011
    --JAN code: 456212143 643 5

  • 「Grip Base D4」
    --available in the market
    --JAN code: 456212143 430 1

  • 「Shoe Base」
    --available in the market
    --JAN code: 456212143 356 4

    (*1)
    Contact Fujifilm Corporation 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」.



「Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W56 Set with Shade Sticker」
「Optical D Cable SS Type L/Bush W56 Set with Shade Sticker」 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.
  • Supplied [Shade Sticker] can suppress backscatter 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.


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 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 「WP-FXF500」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.


『FinePix F600EXR』/「WP-FXF500」combination example

  • Fujifilm 「FinePix F600EXR」+ Fujifilm 「WP-FXF500」
  • 「M67 Lens Adapter Base FXF500」
  • 「UCL-330」

  • 「S-2000」(with supplied “-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000”)
  • 「Optical D Cable/Bush W56 Set Type L with Shade Sticker」
  • 「Z Joint」
  • 「Shoe Base」



  • Fujifilm 「FinePix F600EXR」+ Fujifilm 「WP-FXF500」
  • 「M67 Lens Adapter Base FXF500」
  • 「UCL-330」

  • 「S-2000」(with supplied “-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000”)
  • 「Optical D Cable/Bush W56 Set Type L with Shade Sticker」
  • 「Grip Base D4」
  • 「Z Joint」

  • 「LE550-W」 (with supplied “LSU Orange Filter LE)
  • 「Single Light Holder/LE」
  • 「Shoe Base」


Relative Information on INON Website


October 5th, 2011
INON INC.


*Press release information is as of October 5th, 2011 and subject to change without prior notice.

「M67 Lens Adapter Base」for Fujifilm WP-FXF500

INON INC. releases new 「M67 Lens Adapter Base」 on October 7th, 2011 to support Fujifilm marine case 「WP-FXF500」(*1) for 『FinePix F600EXR』/『FinePix F550EXR』/『FinePix F300EXR』(*1) to attach INON M67 series close-up lens 『UCL-330』『UCL-165 M67』;
  • 「M67 Lens Adapter Base FXF500」 (*2)(*3)(*4)
    --Exclusively for Fujifilm「WP-FXF500」(*1)
    --Release date : October 7, 2011
    --JAN code:456212143 644 2

    「M67 Lens Adapter Base FXF500」 installed on WP-FXF500 /FinePix F600EXR (left)
    「M67 Lens Adapter Base FXF500」(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 and even 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 Fujifilm 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 until no vignetting is observed.

    (*4)
    When attaching this product, slight vignetting will be observed on land and underwater at zoom wide end even without a close-up lens. Zoom towards to telephoto side to avoid vignetting or remove the close-up lens.


『FinePix F600EXR』/「WP-FXF500」combination example

  • Fujifilm 「FinePix F600EXR」+ Fujifilm 「WP-FXF500」
  • 「M67 Lens Adapter Base FXF500」
  • 「UCL-330」

  • 「S-2000」(with supplied “-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000”)
  • 「Optical D Cable/Bush W56 Set Type L with Shade Sticker」
  • 「Z Joint」
  • 「Shoe Base」


Relative information


October 5th, 2011
INON INC.

*Press release information is as of October 5th, 2011 and subject to change without prior notice.

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