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Thursday, December 28, 2017

X-2 for EOS80D

INON INC. is pleased to announce official releases of new lightweight cast body housing model for Canon D-SLR camera EOS80D (*1) on January 5th, 2018 at build –to-order base. (*2)

•X-2 for EOS80D FW (with Finder Window)
--Release date: January 5th, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 855 2

•X-2 for EOS80D PF2 (with Pick-up Finder 2) (*3)
--Release date: January 5th, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 854 5

•X-2 for EOS80D 45VF (with 45º Viewfinder)
--Release date: January 5th, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 853 8

•X-2 for EOS80D FL (without finder) (*4)
--Release date: January 5th, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 857 6

•X-2 for EOS80D STVF (with Straight Viewfinder)
--Release date: January 5th, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 856 9
*Available from limited stock.


X-2 for EOS80D (front)


X-2 for EOS80D FW (with Finder Window) (back)


X-2 for EOS80D PF2 (with Pick-up Finder 2) (back)

X-2 for EOS80D 45VF (with 45º Viewfinder) (back)


X-2 for EOS80D FL (without finder) (back)


X-2 for EOS80D STVF (with Straight Viewfinder) (back)
(*1)
Contact Canon Inc. for detail of EOS 80D. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/lens available in Japan.

(*2)
These housings are manufactured on build-to-order system. Delivery time may vary depending on production.

(*3)
Existing "Pick-up Finder Unit for X-2" user can use it as "Pick-up Finder 2" by replacing original "Pick-up Finder Unit (camera side module)" with optional "Pick-up Finder 2 Unit (camera side module)". Please contact your INON dealer for detail.

(*4)
For a customer who owns INON viewfinder.

■ X-2 for EOS80D ■

The Canon "EOS80D" is a crop sensor camera for prosumers with improved 45-point type all-cross AF system while 19-point type all-cross with EOS70D, capturing a subject precisely in any composition. "Dual Pixel CMOS AF" where each and single pixel on the CMOS sensor is consists of two independent photodiodes enabling you to shoot video like a camcorder with smooth, fast, and accurate autofocus.

The INON "X-2 for EOS80D" housing is built on the concept of "More freely. More photos.". The first priority to design the housing is to provide light underwater weight. Having more hollow space inside of the housing creating more buoyancy to acquire 285% less underwater weight which is equivalent to two of INON Float Arm M (buoyancy 135g per unit) comparing to the previous "X-2 for EOS70D". When you shoot with swimming by school of fish or need precise focusing during macro shooting, the lightweight and user-friendly "X-2 for EOS80D" housing supports to capture your precious moment. Buttons and levers on the housing are carefully located as much as like camera's control itself for intuitive operation underwater and succeed same style of X-2 series housing to hold the housing directly by the right hand as depth of the housing is same as the previous "X-2 for EOS70D" housing.


■ Product features ■

●Lightweight and Compact Ultraprecise Cast Aluminum Body
The X-2 for EOS80D is made from corrosion resistance aluminum alloy by ultraprecise cast manufacturing technique enabling thin body plate with complicated design which is not possible with machining. More curvature designs for easy handling and reserve space effectively to reduce underwater weight. The robust aluminum alloy body has acquired reliability, durability and controllability even in severe underwater to fuse design, weight and durability in higher dimension.
Front and rear body is made from corrosion resistance aluminum alloy by cast manufacturing

●Stress-free Control Layout to Capture the Moment
Cast manufacturing allows flexible design to put various ingenuities for trouble-free underwater operation as like controlling camera on land, where your right thumb and mid finger securely hold a housing without effort, index finger can naturally access to the shutter release lever and aperture or shutter speed can be easily adjusted without seeing those dials during checking composition through the viewfinder. The INON X-2 for EOS80D pursues intimate controllability to “capture the moment” in addition to accessibility to all necessary controls/dials for underwater photography (*5). The housing is equipped lever to access to 「AF area selection mode button」 to benefit 45-point type all-cross AF feature offered by the EOS 80D.
Canon EOS80D and X-2 for EOS80D Housing

(*5)
[Multi Controller] and [Multi function lock switch] 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. Those dials and levers employs double yellow O-ring structure to maintain stable controllability and secure water-proof property.
Brass bearings for buttons, dials and levers

●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 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.

●Durable Paint and Corrosion Suppression Unit to Protect Housing
The housing body is coated by special painting to add superior corrosion resistance and wear resistance. In addition, the front body and rear body has a zinc corrosion suppression unit one each on the bottom. As zinc corrodes in seawater before housing body to suppress erosion of the housing.
Zinc Corrosion Suppression Unit on the front/rear body

●Interchangeable Four Viewfinders
INON offers four different finder units; "Finder Window", "Pick-up Finder 2", "45° Viewfinder","Straight Viewfinder" to accommodate with various subjects/shooting conditions as like selecting camera lens.



●Wide Variety of Lens Port to Support from Ultra macro to Fish-eye Imaging
Wide variety of lens system are supported such as "EF-S60mm F2.8 Macro USM", "EF100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM" for macro, "EF8-15mm F4L Fisheye USM" for fish-eye imaging, video oriented "EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM", "EF-S10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM" and so on. All compatible lens ports use optical lens (multi-coated) to exploit high image quality captured by EOS80D. 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 shoot unique footage.
Various ports support wide range of camera lens system including wide, macro and bug-eye.

●Variety of Genuine Accessories
An S-TTL Auto strobe, Optical D Cable, viewfinder, MRS Port, LED flashlight, wide variety of arm system etc., INON INC. manufactures all those equipment independently to offer underwater camera system for more comfortable underwater imaging.

Wide set-up example with dual strobe and float arms


■ Relative information ■

•Housing /Port
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/lineup.html

•X-2 for EOS80D System Chart
http://www.inon.jp/pdf-dl/_userdata/x250dsystemchart.pdf

•X-2 for EOS80D System Table
http://www.inon.jp/pdf-dl/_userdata/x250dsystemtable.pdf

•INON Port
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/inonport/top.html

•UFL-MR130 EFS60 Underwater Micro Semi-fisheye Relay Lens
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/inonport/uflmr130_efs60.html

•INON Photo Gallery
http://www.inon.jp/gallery/inon/index.html


December 28th, 2017
INON Inc.


*Press release information is as of December 28th, 2017 and subject to change without prior notice.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC, Shoe Base M6 and Shoe Base BALL


NON INC. is pleased to announce official release of three different new type of Shoe Bases offering simple yet compact strobe/light/action camera etc. installation on the "Accessory Shoe (Cold Shoe)" of underwater housing from various brands.  They are "Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC" "Shoe Base M6" and "Shoe Base BALL".  Each of them works as a shoe base with "1/4 in. screw", "M6 screw" or "ball-joint" and disassembled upper part of them are attachable on a tripod.  These new Shoe Bases provides more secure installation on an accessory shoe.


•Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC
--Release date: December 27th, 2017
--JAN Code: 456212143 848 4

•Shoe Base M6
--Release date: December 27th, 2017
--JAN Code: 456212143 847 7

•Shoe Base BALL
--Release date: January 11th, 2018
--JAN Code: 456212143 852 1

Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC

Shoe Base M6

Shoe Base BALL

 

■ Features ■
Directly attached on the "Accessory Shoe" of a conventional underwater housing etc. or INON "Shoe Base Spacer" etc. (*1)
Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC installation example

These new Shoe Bases are designed to separate upper "Head Adapter" and lower "Shoe Base Adapter". All "Head Adapter" has 1/4 tripod screw hole on its bottom to attach on a tripod etc.

All "Head Adapters" are available separately while "Shoe Base Adapter" is identical among three Shoe Bases to create different combination only with an optional other type "Head Adapter".


Upper from left: Head Adapter ofShoe Base 1/4-20UNC, Shoe Base M6 and Shoe Base BALL
Lower: Shoe Base Adapter

Head Adapterstandalone is usable as tripod head.


"Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC" and "Shoe Base M6" is equipped with a ball head to support wide movable range (360-degree rotatable and 180-degree back and forth) with compact body. These two Shoe Bases have a "Locking Wingnut" on the side to lock movement or unlock to adjust combined product orientation. These design/construction provide intuitive controllability and ample load capacity to hold combined product. (*2)
Left image shows: "Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC" 360-degree horizontal movement
Right image shows: "Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC" 180-degree back and forth movement


●Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC
A Shoe Base equipped with "1/4-20UNC" male screw on its head adapter to attach a conventional digital camera or underwater housing directly as they originally have "1/4-20UNC" female screw hole on the bottom(*2).

Use INON "Single Light Holder LE/LF for Tripod" when attaching INON LE/LF series LED flashlight.


Left: Compact digital camera attached on an underwater housing via "Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC"
Center(L): LF series light attached on an underwater housing via "Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC" / "Single Light Holder LF for Tripod"
Center(R): An action camera attached on an underwater housing via "Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC".
Right: An action camera attached on an underwater tripod via head adapter of "Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC". (*The underwater tripod in the image is to be released in 2018)


●Shoe Base M6
A Shoe Base equipped with "M6 screw" on its head adapter to attach an INON strobe or accessories for an action camera (SD Front Mask, SD Mount Base etc.) directly (*2).

Left: "LF3100-EW" attached on an underwater housing via "Shoe Base BALL"
Center(L): 2 x "LF3100-EW" attached on an underwater housing via "Shoe Base BALL"
Center(R): "S-2000" strobe attached on an underwater housing via "Shoe Base BALL"
Right: "GoPro HERO6 Black"/"SD Front Mask for HERO5/6" attached on an underwater tripod via head adapter of"Shoe Base BALL". (*The underwater tripod in the image is to be released in 2018)


●Shoe Base BALL
A versatile Shoe Base equipped with "ball-joint" as its head adapter to link with INON Arm II system compatible ball-joint via "Clamp III" (*2).

Left: "LF3100-EW" attached on an underwater housing via "Shoe Base BALL"
Center(L): 2 x "LF3100-EW" attached on an underwater housing via "Shoe Base BALL"
Center(R): "S-2000" strobe attached on an underwater housing via "Shoe Base BALL"
Right : "GoPro HERO6 Black"/"SD Front Mask for HERO5/6" attached on an underwater tripod via head adapter of "Shoe Base BALL". (*The underwater tripod in the image is to be released in 2018)


■ Compatible product ■

●All [Shoe Adapter]
•An "Accessory Shoe" of underwater housing/Mount Base/Video Base (*2).
•Shoe Base Spacer
•Shoe Base Adapter D4
•Shoe Base Adapter X-2

Please refer below link to see compatibility with underwater housings on INON web site.
"Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC", "Shoe Base M6", "Shoe Base BALL" Compatibility Chart
http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/img/ShoeBase_CompatibilityChart_En.pdf
[PDF:85KB]

●Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC [1/4 Tripod Screw]
•Single Light Holder LE for Tripod
•Single Light Holder LF for Tripod
•SD Mount Cage for HERO3/3+/4, SD Front Mask STD, SD Front Mask for HERO5/6, SD Mount Base for TG-Tracker, SD Mount Base UWH1
•An action camera/compact digital camera equipped with "1/4-20UNC" tripod screw hole (depth: 5mm/0.2in. or more)

●Shoe Base M6 [M6 Screw]
•INON strobes Z-330, S-2000, Z-240, D-2000, D-2000S, D-2000W/Wn, D-180, D-180S, Z-220, Z-220S, Z-220F
•SD Mount Cage for HERO3/3+/4, SD Front Mask STD, SD Front Mask for HERO5/6, SD Mount Base for TG-Tracker, SD Mount Base UWH1 (*3)

●Shoe Base BALL [Ball adapter]
•Clamp III
•Clamp


(*1) Optional "Accessory Shoe Spacer for Canon" is required when installing these products on an accessory shoe of Canon housing.

Accessory Shoe Spacer for Canon

(*2) This product is designed to make simple set-up to attach strobe/light/compact digital camera /action camera etc. on a water-proof housing or tripod. So attaching too heavy product or too many products could cause excessive load on this product and combined water-proof housing or abrupt movement of the combined product could happen leading to personal injury, damage or malfunction.

(*3) Optional "Rubber Spacer" is required when installing on the "SD Mount Cage for HERO3/3+/4". Please consult with your purchasing dealer for detail.



December 26th, 2017
INON INC.


*Press release information is as of December 26th, 2017 and subject to change without prior notice.

Monday, December 25, 2017

UCL-90 M67/UCL-90 LD Underwater Close-up Lens

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of powerful yet user-friendly underwater close-up lenses "UCL-90 M67" (screw mount type)/ "UCL-90 LD" (28LD compatible bayonet type) on December 27th, 2017. The UCL-90 series is designed to use solely underwater (*1) to acquire high quality image from its compact body thanks to HR glass providing long working distance and widely supports from a macro lens for full frame SLR system to a compact digital camera.

(*1) This lens is designed solely for underwater use and using on land will not magnify a subject and will have distortion on image edge or or vignetting etc.

UCL-90 M67 Underwater Close-up Lens
--Release date: December 27th, 2017
--JAN code: 456212143 858 3

UCL-90 LD Underwater Close-up Lens
--Release date: December 27th, 2017
--JAN code: 456212143 859 0

UCL-90 M67
UCL-90 LD
Optional accessories are same as "UCL-67 M67"/"UCL-67 LD". In conjunction with release of this new lens, those accessories have changed their names and JAN/EAN codes as below.

Lens Adapter Ring for UCL-67/90
--Available in the market. *Identical with "Lens Adapter Ring for UCL-67"
Product name and JAN/EAN code has been changed from December 26th, 2017 shipment
--JAN code: 456212143 860 6

M67 Flip Mount Adapter for UCL-67/90
-- Available in the market. *Identical with "M67 Flip Mount Adapter for UCL-67"
Product name and JAN/EAN code has been changed from December 26th, 2017 shipment
--JAN code: 456212143 861 3


Left: Lens Adapter Ring for UCL-67/90
Right: UCL-165M67 stacked on UCL-90 M67 via Lens Adapter Ring for UCL-67/90

Left: M67 Flip Mount Adapter for UCL-67/90
Right: M67 Flip Mount Adapter for UCL-67/90 installed on UCL-90

●Please refer below link pages for detail of "UCL-67 M67"/"UCL-67 LD" close-up lenses that delivers more magnification at +15 diopter.

UCL-67 M67
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/ucl67m67/top.html
UCL-67 LD
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/ucl67ld/top.html


■ Product features ■

High Power +11 Close-up Lens
The maximum magnification when using this lens with 100mm range macro lens for a full frame SLR system is x2.23 (area ratio x4.98) (*2) which delivers middle power in between "UCL-67 M67/UCL-67 LD" (+15 diopter) and "UCL-165M67/UCL-165 LD" (+6 diopter). High power close-up lens with underwater focal length of 90mm which is equivalent to +11 diopter.

Long Working Distance for Comfortability
While the UCL-90 delivers high magnification, it still offers long working distance. When using with 100mm range macro lens for a SLR system, working distance (from front edge of the lens surface) is 69mm (*2) at minimum focusing distance.

High Quality All Focus Range
Optically designed sole use underwater (*1) to effectively suppress aberrations in all focus range to deliver high contrast and sharp images despite of shooting distance.

HR Glass for Compact Body
Using HR glass makes lens size compact supporting wide range of camera system from 100mm range macro lens for SLR to compact digital camera (*3). Also compact lens body has less limitation of lighting enabling you to use wide variety of lighting techniques.

Achromat Lens
The lens is consists of 3 elements in 2 groups and effectively suppresses chromatic aberration by using achromat lens inside. Also anti-reflection coating on all lens surfaces suppresses flare/ghost.

Stack Another M67 Lens
Optional "Lens Adapter Ring for UCL-67/90" allows to stack another INON M67 series close-up lens ("UCL-165M67"/"UCL-330" on the front side of UCL-90 for even higher magnification (*4).

Compatible with M67 Flip Adapter
Optional "M67 Flip Mount Adapter for UCL-67/90" is available to replace with original M67/LD mount to attach the lens on flip lens holder from other manufacture such as Nauticam flip holder etc.
(*Not compatible with any flip lens holder with 57mm or less diameter such as SAGA etc. Use the lens as it is without using this optional M67 Flip Mount Adapter for UCL-67/90)
(*Original lens mount is replaceable by a customer using precision Philips screw driver to unscrew fixing screws)

UCL-90 M67 (*1)
Outer diameter/length 70.0mm/2.76in (Dia), 36.4mm/1.43in (L)
Weight 322g/11.4oz (air) / approx. 214g/7.5oz (underwater)
Mount system INON M67 Mount
Depth rating 60m/197ft
Material/surface finishing Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy/rigid black alumite
Lens material/coating Optical glass/anti-reflection coating
Construction2 groups 3  elements
Focal length (*5) 90mm/3.54in (underwater)

UCL-90 LD (*1)
Outer diameter/length 75.2mm/2.96in (Dia), 36.4mm/1.43in (L)
Weight 311g/11.0oz (air) / approx. 202g/7.1oz (underwater)
Mount system INON 28LD Mount
Depth rating 60m/197ft
Material/surface finishing Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy/rigid black alumite, POM
Lens material/coating Optical glass/anti-reflection coating
Construction 2 groups 3 elements
Focal length (*5) 90mm/3.54in (underwater)

(*2)
When using for AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

(*3)
Usable zoom range is between 60mm and 100mm (35mm film equivalent). Beyond this range, there will be vignetting at wider side and deteriorated image quality at telephoto side.

(*4)
Any other higher magnification close-up lens, "UCL-67 M67" or "UCL-100M67" (discontinued) are not recommended due to degradation of image quality.

(*5)
Focal length of "UCL-90 M67"/"UCL-90 LD" standalone and not combined focal length with camera’s master lens.


■ Compatible lens ■
•60mm-100mm range macro lens for full-frame digital SLR (*6)
•40mm-60mm range macro lens for APS-C (*6)
•45mm-60mm range macro lens (*6), standard zoom lens (*3) for mirrorless camera
•Compact digital camera with maximum optical zoom 5x or less (*3).

(*6)
Vignetting may be observed using for a housing system which has significantly long distance between camera master lens and port lens surface or this product and port.



■ Set-up example ■

UCL-90 M67 on Olympus E-M1 Mark II/PT-EP14 via lens port PP0-EP03


UCL-90 LD on Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II/WP-DC55 via INON LD Lens Adapter Base DC54/55


UCL-90 M67 on SONY DSC-RX100M5/MPK-URX100A


■ UCL-90 M67 Sample images ■



--Subject: Japanese inflator filefish
--Equipment :
Canon EOS6D/X-2 for EOS6D, EF100mm F2.8 Macro USM, S-2000 Strobe x2
--Photo data:
[Left] Without close-up lens
Manual exposure mode (F11, 1/60, ISO1600), S-2000: Manual, photo taken at minimum focusing distance
[Right] With UCL-90 M67
Manual exposure mode (F11, 1/60, ISO1600), S-2000: Manual, photo taken at minimum focusing distance
--Photo by: R. Hattori (INON INC.) at "Wannai", Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan


--Subject : Redfin velvetfish
--Equipment :
Canon EOS6D/X-2 for EOS6D, EF100mm F2.8L Macro USM, S-2000 Strobe x2
--Photo data :
[Left] Without close-up lens
Manual exposure mode (F9, 1/200, ISO400), S-2000: S-TTL Auto mode, photo taken at minimum focusing distance
[Right] With UCL-90 M67
Aperture priority mode (F9, 1/200, ISO400), S-2000: S-TTL Auto, photo taken at minimum focusing distance
--Photo by: R. Hattori (INON INC.) at Kawana, Shizuoka, Japan


--Subject : Emperor shrimp
--Equipment:
Canon EOS6D/X-2 for EOS6D, EF100mm F2.8 Macro USM, S-2000 Strobe x2
--Photo data:
Manual exposure mode (F16, 1/200, ISO200), S-2000: S-TTL Auto, photo taken at minimum focusing distance
--Photo by: R. Hattori (INON INC.) at "Sentan" Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan



■ Relative Information ■

•M67 series attachment lens UCL-330 Close-up Lens
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/ucl330/top.html

•M67 series attachment lens UCL-165 M67 Close-up Lens
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/ucl165m67/top.html

•Lens options
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/option.html


December 25th, 2017
INON INC.


*Press release information is as of December 25th, 2017 and subject to change without prior notice.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Z-330 Strobe

Guide Number 33 and UNDERWATER coverage 110 degree without diffuser.
The next generation new "Z-330" strobe has built-in optically designed dome lens offering both high power and wide coverage without any diffuser which can sacrifice power, is released on December 24, 2017.


Z-330
--Release date: December 24th, 2017
--JAN code: 456212143 851 4

Front/side/back





■ Z-330 Features ■

Powerful G.N. 33 and UNDERWATER coverage 110 degree
Yet lightweight and compact body, the Z-330 is designed to produce G.N. 33.
Precisely designed front dome lens (*1) together with INON’s unique "T shape twin flash" widens powerful strobe light without sacrifice any power to accomplish UNDERWATER coverage circular 110 degree.

Not as like a conventional translucent diffuser which can widen coverage while it has to sacrifice power and store heat inside, this specially designed dome lens diffuse light thanks to reflection ratio of air, acrylic and water to attain UNDERWATER coverage 110 degree with all powerful output coming through.

Z-330 front dome lens

Further more, the Z-330 has overcame drawback of high-power strobe which has long flash duration and reaches to FULL power after start flashing in significantly short period of time.
Together with flashing system in sync with pre-flash and main flash of camera’s built-in flash, the Z-330 can deliver full dump even at 1/1000 high shutter speed setting without cutting power

(*1) PAT. P on the dome lens system to widen underwater coverage.


Bundled "Strobe Light Shade" to prevent shining camera lens
The "Strobe Light Shade" is bundled to cut a part of strobe light to benefit not shining camera lens directly to dramatically suppress ghost or flare and backscatter when the strobe is located to close to a lens port.
The part of shade rotates 360 degree. Intuitive operation with light clicks offers comfortable adjustment even underwater.

Strobe Light Shade is removable

The shade goes to any position.


Radiation system to release generated heat inside
The Z-330 strobe is equipped with circular metal heatsink carrying high thermal conductivity around light emitting area. The heatsink is directly connected to inner circuit component to release generated heat from strobe usage effectively.
Improved heat tolerance has resolved heat problem typically accompanied with powerful strobe. No stress with sudden stop of flashing to cool down.


220 lumen, Shutter-linked AUTO OFF Focus Light
The built-in "Shutter-linked Auto-Off Focus Light" delivers 220lm brightness to support when focusing a subject and cease in synch with the shutter release and automatically turns ON again.
To aim optical axis of the Focus Light in line with strobe light’s optical axis, the Focus Light has a fresnel lens in front supporting more accurate strobe aiming and improved usability.


Left: Z-330 Focus Light trajectory (underwater).
Right: Z-240 Focus Light trajectory (underwater).



Conspicuous Phosphorescence Back Panel and Improved Intuitive Control Dials
Using white base high-intensity phosphorescence material for the back panel to improve visibility both during day and night dive.

Left: Back panel (daytime)
Right: Back panel (night time when emitting light)

Also control dials are enlarged for user-friendly controllability even through thick gloves during cold water diving.

Large Main Mode Switch, EV Control Switch


S-TTL Auto /13 Steps Manual Flash Mode
INON’s unique accurate auto exposure system "S-TTL" has been further evolved. Accuracy of exposure is advanced providing more accurate exposure.
In addition, optimized high performance slave sensor never miss camera’s trigger signal even faint or partially damaged fiber optics cable can trigger the strobe to offer faultless triggering.

Precised 1/2EV. increments 13 steps Manal flash control is onboard to support professional use.


Wide Variety of Dome Filters
The Z-330 strobe has a bayonet system to hold a strobe dome filter to attach/remove easily.
Besides bundled "Strobe Dome Filter SOFT" to protect dome lens surface and soften strobe light, optional "Strobe Dome Filter ND" which steps down at -4EV, "Strobe Dome Filter [4600K]" which changes native color temperature to 4600K and "Strobe Dome Filter [4900K]" which changes to 4900K will be available in 2018.


Strobe Dome Filter Soft (*2)
-- Bundled accessory

Strobe Dome Filter ND (*2)
-- To be released in 2018
-- JAN code: 456212143 862 0

Strobe Dome Filter [4600K] (*2)
-- To be released in 2018
-- JAN code: 456212143 864 4

Strobe Dome Filter [4900K] (*2)
-- To be released in 2018
-- JAN code: 456212143 863 7

Left: Bundled Strobe Dome Filter SOFT.
Right: The Strobe Dome Filter SOFT installed on the Z-330.


Left: Optional Strobe Dome Filter ND
Center: Optional Strobe Dome Filter [4600K]
Right: Optional Strobe Dome Filter [4900K]
(*2) Strobe Dome Filters are designed to use for "Z-330" only and not usable for any other strobes.


Both Optical/Electrical Trigger Supported
The Z-330 is equipped with Nikonos type 5 pin sync connector as well as slave sensor to trigger optically to adopt wide variety of camera system.

Left: Optical cable connection
Right: Electrical cable connection



Z-330Specifications
http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/img/Z-330_spec_201712_En.pdf
[PDF:13KB]


December 15, 2017
INON INC.



*Press release information is as of December 15, 2017 and subject to change without prior notice.

Monday, October 16, 2017

D-2000 Strobe to be discontinued

Long term renowned high-end strobe D-2000 strobe is to be discontinued and becomes only available from limited stock in the market.


•D-2000 Type4
--JAN Code: 456212143 211 6

D-2000 Type4



Thank you for the attention and please stay tuned for more unique and innovative products to come from INON in the future to support various needs for underwater imaging.


October 10, 2017
INON INC.



*Press release information is as of October 10, 2017 and subject to change without prior notice.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Compatibility with GoPro® "HERO6 Black"

INON INC. is pleased to announce that existing "SD Front Mask for HERO5" is confirmed compatible with "HERO6 BLACK" in combination with its genuine housing "Super Suit" as well to attach quality INON attachment lenses designed for actin cameras and adds arm system .

•SD Front Mask for HERO5/6
--Same as SD Front Mask for HERO5
Product name/JAN Code will be updated on October 16th, 2017 shipment and after.
--JAN Code: 456212143 850 7


Left: SD Front Mask for HERO5/6 installed on HERO6 BLACK
Right: SD Front Mask for HERO5/6
Since "HERO6 BLACK" is identical with "HERO5 BLACK" in terms of camera’s master lens, combined specification using INON attachment lenses (angle of view and depth of field) is same when using them for "HERO5 BLACK".
Left: UFL-G140 SD installed on the SD Front Mask for HERO5/6
Right: UCL-G165 SD installed on the SD Front Mask for HERO5/6

Please refer below press release for detail.
http://inonnews.blogspot.jp/2017/07/sdfrontmask-for-hero5.html
http://www.inon.jp/products/gopro/hero/sdfrontmaskhero5.html


*GOPRO, HERO are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro, Inc.

October 13, 2017
INON INC.

*Press release information is as of October 13, 2017 and subject to change without prior notice.



Thursday, September 14, 2017

LF3100-EW

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of the LED flashlight "LF3100-EW" on September 16th, 2017. The "LF3100-EW" runs on easily obtainable 6 x AA batteries delivering maximum 3100 lumen with 12 fine power adjustments and wide 100 degrees underwater coverage thanks to its optically designed dome lens.

•LF3100-EW
--Release date: September 16th, 2017
--JAN code: 456212143 844 6

LF3100-EW (with packaged "Light Shade LF-EW")

■ LF3100-EW features ■

●Powerful 3100 lumen, color temperature 5000K, underwater coverage 100 degree
  Operated by 6 x AA batteries
The "LF3100-EW" runs on 6 x AA batteries which are readily available yet provides maximum "3100 lumen" (*1) and carefully selected LED produces color temperature "approx. 5000K" to illuminate a subject in natural color (*2).

Optically designed dome lens provides super wide underwater coverage 100 degrees without sacrificing brightness. The dome lens won’t create sharp edge but deliver even and soft light quality to use as an ideal video light.

The rated practical burn time (*3) with "eneloop pro" (BK-3HCD) rechargeable batteries, is approx. 45 minutes at FULL mode with max. power setting or approx. 3,185 minutes (53hrs 05 min) at LOW mode with minimum power setting.



Dome lens of the LF3100-EW

(*1)
Maximum luminous flux at FULL mode with "eneloop pro" rechargeable batteries (BK-3HCD).
(*2)
The LF3100-EW is usable underwater only but not usable on land except for function check for short period of time [not exceeding total time one minute].
(*3)
Average measured time to get half brightness when continuously turn ON the product underwater (approx. 25℃/77°F).

●12 steps fine power adjustments
Simple yet durable "switch" controls two power setting (FULL/LOW) (*4) and red "Selector Ring LF" further offers 6 steps power settings (*5) for each mode making total 12 steps fine power adjustments availability.

The "switch" and "Selector Ring LF" is mechanical switch to support user friendly controllability with less torque for intuitive operation to control power output.

Left: Switch controls ON/OFF of the unit and two power settings.
Right: The Selector Ring LF (red ring) offers 6 steps power setting.

(*4)
[LOW] mode is less bright at 1.5EV of [FULL] mode.
(*5)
Each click of the "Selector Ring LF" offers approx. 1.0EV at [FULL] mode or approx. 0.9EV at [LOW] mode.

●"Light Shade LF-EW" and "Dome Red Filter LF-EW" is bundled.
Packaged "Light Shade LF-EW" which rotates 360 degree to prevent LED light from illuminating vicinity of camera lens to significantly reduce problem of flare/ghost.


With Light Shade LF-EW installed.
The Light Shade LF-EW rotates 360 degrees to locate the shade part at any position.


Left: Without the "Light Shade LF-EW"
Right: With the "Light Shade LF-EW"
As you can see without the "Light Shade LF-EW", LED light illuminates the housing lens port while using the "Light Shade LF-EW" can block the light.


The "Dome Red Filter LF-EW" (*1) is to change LED light to red not to stimulate shy marine lives.

With Dome Red Filter LF-EW installed.

●Supported by wide range of accessories
"Single Light Holder LF" and "Strobe Light Holder LF" support different combination to combine with your camera system and "Light Holder LF for Tripod" enables to attach this product on 1/4-20UNC screw which is widely used for a tripod. Oher optional "Light Case LF 6AA" benefits you to carry this flashlight standalone underwater on a belt/horse.

•Single Light Holder LF
--JAN code:456212143 770 8

•Strobe Light Holder LF (*5)
--JAN code:456212143 771 5

•Single Light Holder LF for Tripod
--JAN code:456212143 819 4

•Light Case LF 6AA
--JAN code:456212143 763 0


Left: The LF3100-EW attached with the "Single Light Holder LF"
Center left: The LF3100-EW and S-2000 is combined with the "Strobe Light Holder LF"/"Z Joint"
Center right: The LF3100-EW attached with the "Single Light Holder LF for Tripod"
Right: The LF3100-EW stored in the "Light Case LF 6AA"

(*6)
When using with the "Z Joint", only one LED flashlight can be installed on either side.


●Interchangeable Light Head
The Light Head is designed interchangeable among 6 x AA battery operated "LF series" LED flashlight products to use for other application (*7)(*8).

(*7)
LF1400-S and LF2700-W as of September 2017.
(*8)
NOT usable other than 6 x AA battery operated LF series product.



■ LF3100-EW Specifications ■

http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/img/LF3100-EW_spec_201709_En.pdf
[PDF:19.7KB]



September 14th, 2017
INON INC.



*Press release information is as of September 14th, 2017 and subject to change without prior notice.

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