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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Strobe Dome Filter ND

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of new Strobe Dome Filter ND to use for Z-330/D-200 strobe to reduce strobe output at 4.0EV on November 4th, 2018.

Strobe Dome Filter ND *
--Release date: November 4th, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 862 0


Left: Strobe Dome Filter ND
Center: Strobe Dome Filter ND installed on the D-200 strobe.
Right: Strobe Dome Filter ND installed on the Z-330 strobe.

*The Strobe Dome Filter ND is compatible only with Z-330/D-200 strobe and not usable for any other strobe.


■ Product features ■

Prevent washed-out images in macro shooting
When shooting a subject from close range, using open aperture or higher ISO setting etc. would give you overexposed images by too much strobe light. Using the Strobe Dome Filter ND reduces strobe output at 4.0EV and dramatically helps not to have overexposed images.

Left: Without Strobe Dome Filter ND                        Right: With Strobe Dome Filter ND
Equipment: Canon EOS5D Mark II + EF100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM, UCL-67 M67 Close-up Lens, 2 x Z-330 strobes set at minimum "-6" position and located at close range of the subject.
Photo data: F2.8, 1/250, ISO200
Photo by: Takehiro Aihara/Hamayu Marine Service


Left: Without Strobe Dome Filter ND                        Right: With Strobe Dome Filter ND
Equipment: Canon EOS5D Mark II + EF100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM, 2 x Z-330 strobes set at minimum "-6" position and located at close range of the subject.
Photo data: F2.8, 1/250, ISO400
Photo by: Takehiro Aihara/Hamayu Marine Service



Left: Without Strobe Dome Filter ND                        Right: With Strobe Dome Filter ND
Equipment: Canon EOS5D Mark II + EF100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM, 2 x Z-330 strobes set at minimum "-6" position and located at close range of the subject.
Photo data: F2.8, 1/250, ISO400
Photo by: Takehiro Aihara/Hamayu Marine Service


Constant color balance even through the filter
Thanks to carefully designed Strobe Dome Filter ND to manage color balance of strobe light transmitted through it, tint of native strobe light and tint of strobe light through the filter is almost same. The Strobe Dome Filter ND is designed to reduce strobe power at 4.0EV and successfully reproduces natural color of a subject.

Left: Without Strobe Dome Filter ND (F22)            Right: With Strobe Dome Filter ND(F5.6)
Equipment: Olympus E-M1 Mark II + M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED60mm F2.8 Macro, 2 x Z-330 strobes set at maximum "FULL" position and located at close range of the subject.
Photo data: 1/250, ISO400, F22 (left) or F5.6 (right)




Superior heat transmittance
The Strobe Dome Filter ND is made of special material which caries significantly high infrared ray transmittance not to keep generated heat inside of the combined strobe but to offer same sequential flash performance without the filter and to reduce strobe output at 4.0EV at the same time.


Provide further faint Manual flash
Both Z-330 and D-200 strobe originally offers 13steps with 1/2EV increments Manual flash mode. Using Strobe Dome Filter ND adds extra faint power settings for further creative lighting.


■ Relative information on INON web site ■

Underwater S-TTL auto strobe Z-330
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/z330/top.html

Underwater S-TTL auto strobe D-200
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/d200/top.html




October 31th, 2018
INON INC.




*Press release information is as of October 31th, 2018 and subject to change without prior notice.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Compatibility with GoPro HERO7 Black

INON INC. is pleased to announce that existing SD Front Mask for HERO5/6 is confirmed compatible with HERO7 BLACK in combination with its genuine housing "Super Suit" as well to attach quality INON attachment lenses designed for actin cameras and add arm system .

As the camera lens is identical with previous GoPro® cameras, performance (angle of view and depth of field) through INON attachment lenses below remains same as the performance of using those lenses attached on HERO6 BLACK/HERO5 BLACK. (*2)

•UFL-G140 SD Underwater Semi-fisheye Conversion Lens
•UCL-G165 SD Underwater Wide Close-up Lens

As compatibility with the new HERO7 BLACK has been confirmed, product name of existing SD Front Mask has been changed as below.

SD Front Mask for HERO5/6/7
--Same as SD Front Mask for HERO5/6
Product name/JAN Code will be updated on October 23rd, 2018 shipment and after.
--JAN Code: 456212143 897 2


Left: SD Front Mask for HERO5/6/7
Center left: SD Front Mask for HERO5/6/7 installed on the GoPro® genuine dive housing Super Suits
Center right: UFL-G140SD installed on the Super Suits via SD Front Mask for HERO5/6/7
Right: UCL-G165SD installed on the Super Suits via SD Front Mask for HERO5/6/7

(*1)
The HERO7 SILVER/HERO7 WHITE is not compatible with the GoPro® genuine dive housing Super Suits.

(*2)
Though the HERO7 BLACK offers advanced video stabilization “HyperSmooth”, angle of view is same as previous HERO6 BLACK with its video stabilization activated as crop ratio of them is almost same.


■ Relevant press releases ■
http://inonnews.blogspot.jp/2017/07/sdfrontmask-for-hero5.html
https://inonnews.blogspot.com/2017/10/compatibility-hero6.html


■ Product page on INON website ■
http://www.inon.jp/products/gopro/top.html

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

October 19, 2018
INON INC.


*Press release information is as of October 19, 2018 and subject to change without prior notice.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Focus Gear for Canon EF-S35mm F2.8 Macro IS STM Lens

INON INC. is pleased announce official release of a focus gear on September 27th, 2018 when using Canon EF-S35mm F2.8 Macro IS STM lens (*1) for INON “X-2” series housing.

•Focus Gear EFS35STM
--Release date: September 27th, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 894 1

•Pancake Port
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 595 7

•Extension Ring 18 (*2)
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 587 2

Focus Gear EFS35STM


The Focus Gear EFS35STM is attached on the Canon EF-S35mm F2.8 Macro IS STM lens (*1) for focusing operation. Not required when shooting with auto-focus only. Compatible lens port is Pancake Port (*2)/Extension Ring 18
System Chart for EF-S35mm F2.8 Macro IS STM

(*1)
Contact Canon Inc. for detail of Canon EF-S35mm F2.8 Macro IS STM lens. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on the lens available in Japan.

(*2)
The port edge has M67 screw mount but none of M67 series close-up lenses are compatible as the minimum focus distance of the master lens is short.

(*3)
An extension ring to attach between the Pancake Port and X-2 housing.
Mandatory to use Canon EF-S35mm F2.8 Macro IS STM lens.


■ Sample images ■


Clicking above thumbnail will leave INON website.
--Equipment: Canon EF-S35mm F2.8 Macro IS STM, Canon EOS80D/X-2 for EOS80D, 2 x S-2000 strobes
--Photo by: Ryo Minemizu (https://seacam.jp/)



■ Relative information on INON web site ■

•Focus Gear EFS35STM
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/inonport/magnet.html#fgefs35stm

•Pancake Port
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/inonport/port.html#pancakeport

•Extension Ring 18
http://www.inon.co.jp/products/housing/inonport/ext_ring.html#extring18

•X-2 for EOS80D Housing
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/x2_eos80d/top.html

•X-2 for EOS70D housing
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/x2_eos70d/top.html



September 25th, 2018
INON INC.


*Press release information is as of September 25th, 2018 and subject to change without prior notice.

Zoom Gear for Canon EF16-35mm F4L IS USM Lens

INON INC. is pleased announce official release of a zoom gear on September 27th, 2018 when using Canon EF16-35mm F4L IS USM lens (*1) for INON "X-2" series housing.

•Zoom Gear EF16-35F4L
--Release date: September 27th, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 895 8

•Dome Port 2 + Shade 2 Set
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 023 5

•Dome Port 115
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 594 0

•Extension Ring M (*2)
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 031 0

•Extension Ring 36 (*2)
--Available in the market
--JAN code: 456212143 589 6





Zoom Gear EF16-35F4L


The Zoom Gear EF16-35F4L is attached on the Canon EF16-35mm F4L IS USM lens (*1) for zooming operation. Compatible lens port is either of Dome Port 2 + Shade 2 Set/Extension Ring M(*2) + Extension Ring 36 (*2) or Dome Port 115/ Extension Ring M (*2) + Extension Ring 36(*2).

System Chart for EF16-35mm F4L IS USM


(*1)
Contact Canon Inc. for detail of "EF16-35mm F4L IS USM" lens. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a lens available in Japan.

(*2)
An extension ring to attach between the Dome Port 2 or Dome Port 115 and X-2 housing.
Mandatory to use Canon EF16-35mm F4L IS USM lens.


■ Features and benefit to use Dome Port 2/Dome Port 115 ■

Canon EF16-35mm F4L IS USM lens is supported by Dome Port 2 + Protector 2 Set and Dome Port 115. General characteristic using different dome ports are as below;

●When using Dome Port 2 + Protector 2 Set/Extension Ring M + Extension Ring 36
•When shooting at zoom wide end, an image will have better description by stopping down to F8.0 or further. (*3)
•Comparing to Dome Port 115, minimum focusing distance is shorter at 4cm/1.6in.
•Larger dome benefits you when shooting a split (half-water/half-air) image.

●When using Dome Port 115/Extension Ring M + Extension Ring 36
•When shooting at zoom wide end, an image will have better description by stopping down to F11.0 or further. (*3)
•Smaller and shallower dome supports you with easy lighting when shooting a subject in front of the dome at the minimum focus distance.
•Slightly wider coverage comparing to the Dome Port 2 + Protector 2 Set.
•Lighter than the Dome Port 2 + Protector 2 Set at 45g/1.6oz underwater.
•Inexpensive comparing to the Dome Port 2 + Protector 2 Set.

(*3)
Aperture setting is for reference and may vary depending on shooting conditions.






■ Relative information on INON web site ■

•Zoom Gear EF16-35F4L
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/inonport/magnet.html#zgef16-35f4l

•Dome Port 2 + Shade 2 Set
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/inonport/port.html#domeport2protector2set

•Dome Port 115
http://www.inon.co.jp/products/housing/inonport/port.html#domeport115

•Extension Ring M
http://www.inon.co.jp/products/housing/inonport/ext_ring.html#extring_m

•Extension Ring 36
http://www.inon.co.jp/products/housing/inonport/ext_ring.html#extring36

•X-2 for EOS80D Housing
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/x2_eos80d/top.html

•X-2 for EOS70D Housing
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/x2_eos70d/top.html

•X-2 for EOS6D Housing
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/x2_eos6d/top.html


September 25th, 2018
INON INC.


*Press release information is as of September 25th, 2018 and subject to change without prior notice.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Super Midrange D-200 Strobe

Guide Number 20 and UNDERWATER coverage 110 degree.
The next generation lightweight and reasonable standard D-200 strobe equipped optically designed dome lens offering wide 110 degree coverage UNDERWATER without any diffuser which can sacrifice power, is released on September 8th, 2018.



•D-200
--Release date: September 8th, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 893 4


Front Side Back


■ D-200 Features ■

Dome Lens delivers UNDERWATER coverage 110 degree without sacrificing power
Guide Number 20.
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. Comparing to the previous "D-2000" strobe, both of power and underwater coverage has been improved.

D-200 front dome lens
Furthermore, the D-200 has overcame drawback of high-power strobe which has long flash duration and reaches to FULL power in significantly short period of time after start flashing.
Together with flashing system in sync with pre-flash and main flash of camera’s built-in flash, the D-200 can deliver full power 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 as standard accessory 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 significantly close to a lens port or using side lighting technique.
The 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 D-200 strobe is equipped with circular metal heatsink carrying high thermal conductivity around light emitting area. The heatsink can release heat generated inside of the strobe by each shot effectively to underwater. 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.


Upper: D-200 Focus Light trajectory (underwater).
Lower: D-2000 (previous model) 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 proven and reliable auto exposure system “S-TTL” is equipped to benefit you with easy yet reliable 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.

Precisely 1/2EV. increments 13 steps Manal flash control is onboard to support professional use requiring fine flash output adjustments.




● Wide Variety of Dome Filters
The D-200 strobe has a bayonet system to hold a strobe dome filter (*2) to attach/remove easily.
Besides bundled "Strobe Dome Filter SOFT" which protects dome lens surface and softens 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 are available.


•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)
-- Available in the market
-- JAN code: 456212143 864 4

•Strobe Dome Filter [4900K] (*2)
-- Available in the market
-- JAN code: 456212143 863 7


Left: Bundled Strobe Dome Filter SOFT.
Right: The Strobe Dome Filter SOFT installed on the D-200.



Left: Optional Strobe Dome Filter ND installed on the D-200
Center: Optional Strobe Dome Filter [4600K] installed on the D-200
Right: Optional Strobe Dome Filter [4900K] installed on the D-200


(*2)
Strobe Dome Filters are designed to use for D-200/Z-330 only and not usable for any other strobes.


● Underwater weight -4g/0.14oz, Dramatically Lightweight
Underwater weight of the D-200 is 4g/0.14oz negative including the Strobe Light Shade and 4 x AA batteries (eneloop), which is much lighter than previous model D-2000 strobe (underwater weight: 47g/1.7oz) supporting comfortable strobe position adjustment when shooting or swimming.


● Optical Trigger Supported
The D-200 is equipped with high performance slave sensor to trigger optically by optical triggering signal (i.e. camera’s built-in flash).


Optical cable connection



● D-200 Specifications
http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/img/D-200_spec_201809_En.pdf


August 5th, 2018
INON INC.



*Press release information is as of August 5th, 2018 and subject to change without prior notice.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Main Base II to be discontinued

INON INC. announces discontinuation of the "Main Base II" and will be available only from limited stock at our dealers.

■ Discontinued Products ■

Main Base II
--JAN Code: 456212143 111 9

Main Base II (Discontinued)

In conjunction with discontinuation of the "Main Base II", sets containing "Main Base II" listed below are to be discontinued as well.


Holder II Set
--JAN Code: 456212143 085 3


※The "Holder II" (handle part of above image) is still available in the market.



•Holder II Grip Set
--JAN Code: 456212143 337 3

※The "Holder II" (right hand side handle of above image) and "Grip Bar III Set" (left hand side handle of above image) are still available in the market.


■ Relative information on INON web site ■

•System Base II
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/base.html#systembase2


We are designing a successor model to be released later this year and the new product will be announced on this web site.

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.


July 27, 2018
INON INC.



*Press release information is as of July 27, 2018 and subject to change without prior notice.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Shoe Base II

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of the "Shoe Base II" on July 14th, 2018. The new "Shoe Base II" is to install on an "accessory shoe" of an underwater housing from various manufactures to hold strobe/LED flashlight/action camera etc. on it to create simple and compact system.

Shoe Base II
--Release date: July 14th, 2018
--JAN Code: 456212143 870 5

Shoe Base II



■ Product Features ■

As same as the original Shoe Base, the new "Shoe Base II" is directly installed on an "accessory shoe" of an underwater housing or INON "Shoe Base Spacer" products (*1).


Shoe Base II set-up example
(*1) Optional "Accessory Shoe Spacer for Canon" (image below) is required when using this product on an accessory shoe of Canon underwater housing,





The upper part rotates 360 degree supporting sensitive aiming of combined lighting device.



Enlarged and redesigned "Fixing Dial" helps easy and secure installation with less power.

Comparison between "Shoe Base" and "Shoe Base II"
Left: Original Shoe Base *Discontinued
Right: Shoe Base II




Newly employed rubber sheet on the contact surface with an "accessory shoe" of an underwater housing can dramatically enhance secure installation without rattle.

Comparison between Shoe Base and Shoe Base II
Left: Original Shoe Base *Discontinued
Right: Shoe Base II

■ Compatible products ■

●Base part
•An "accessory shoe" of an underwater housing, INON Mount Base and INON Video Base. (*2)
•Shoe Base Spacer
•Shoe Base Adapter D4
•Shoe Base Adapter X-2

Please refer below compatibility chart for detail of product compatibility.
Shoe Base Compatibility Chart
http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/img/ShoeBase_CompatibilityChart_En.pdf [PDF: 85KB]


●YS Adapter compatible arm part (upper part)
•Z Joint
•Z Joint + Strobe Light Holder LF
•Z Joint + Strobe Light Holder LE
•Single Light Holder LF
•Single Light Holder LE


(*2) This product is designed and intend to be used for simple and compact system like installing strobe/LED flashlight/action camera on an underwater housing. DO NOT put heavy gear on this product or combine too much gears with this product as excessive load can cause combined system to fall down resulting in personal injury or damage/malfunction of combined products.



July 12, 2018
INON INC.




*Press release information is as of July 12, 2018 and subject to change without prior notice.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Dome Port Cover L

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of "Dome Port Cover L" made of neoprene for various INON dome ports on June 30th, 2018. The new "Dome Port Cover L" has slits on top/bottom to help easy installation of the cover on compatible dome port which is equipped with a protector.

•Dome Port Cover L
--Release date: June 30th, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 892 7


Dome Port Cover L


Dome Port Cover L installed on compatible product


■ Compatibility ■

•Dome Port 2 + Shade 2 Set
•Dome Port 2
•Dome Port + Shade 2 Set for Olympus
•Front Port for Olympus


■ Handling precautions ■

Please do not put this product on compatible dome port if either of them is not completely dry to avoid degradation of lens coating or lens material itself resulting in sport/burn.

The "Dome Port Cover" is discontinued and only available from limited stock in the market.

Dome Port Cover [discontinued]


June 29th, 2018
INON INC.

*Press release information is as of July 29th, 2018 and subject to change without prior notice.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Tripod Adapter for D Holder

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of "Tripod Adapter for D Holder" enabling to attach "D Holder" on INON tripod system on June 28th, 2018.

•Tripod Adapter for D Holder
--Release date: June 28th, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 871 2


Tripod Adapter for D Holder

■ Product features ■

Installing "Tripod Adapter for D Holder" on the bottom of the "D Holder" enables to attach the "D Holder" on INON underwater tripod system through tripod screw holes (U1/4) on this product. The
"Tripod Adapter for D Holder" is an optional part to attach an underwater housing with "Grip Base D4" or action camera with "D Holder" on the INON underwater tripod system. Equipped two tripod screw holes further enables to use "Panhead Adapter Base" packaged with the "UW 3-Way Panhead" to fasten the camera system on the underwater tripod system securely without rattle.

●Set-up Example on D Holder

Installation on the D Holder of the Grip Base D4


Installation on the D Holder attached on the "Mount Adapter" packaged with action camera compatible products.


●Example Set-up on Underwater Tripod System
Using the "Panhead Adapter Base" packaged with "UW 3-Way Panhead" enables to fasten a camera system securely without rattle as the adapter fasten a camera system with two screws.


Secure installation of an action camera combined with the "D Holder" on the "UW 3-Way Pamhead" via this product and "Panhead Adapter Base" without rattle.


Secure installation of an underwater housing combined with the "Grip Base D4" + " Holder" on the "3-Way Pamhead" via this product and "Panhead Adapter Base" without rattle.


Installation of an underwater housing combined with the "Grip Base D4" on the "UW 3-Way Pamhead" via this product.


Installation an action camera combined with the "D Holder" on the "UW 3-Way Pamhead" via this product.


■ Compatible Product ■

•D Holder

■Compatible Tripod Products ■

•UW Tripod Hub
•UW 3-Way Panhead
•Other pan-head or tripod equipped with a tripod screw (U1/4).


■ Set-up Example ■


•UW Tripod Hub
•UW 3-Way Panhead
•Carbon Telescopic Arm SS x 3 with "ferrules" packaged with UW Tripod Hub
•Tripod Adapter for D Holder attached on the "Panhead Adapter Base" packaged with UW 3-Way
Panhead
•Olympus TG-5/PT-058
•Step-up Ring 52-67
•UWL-H100 28M67 Type2
•LF3100-EW + Single Light Holder LF
•Direct Arm YS-MV Set
•S-2000
•Direct Arm Z-MV Set
•Optical D Cable Type L Double Hole Rubber Bush Set



•UW Tripod Hub
•UW 3-Way Panhead
•Stick Arm S-T x 3 with "ferrules" packaged with UW Tripod Hub
•Tripod Adapter for D Holder
•D Holder
•GoPro® HERO6 Black / Super Suit
•SD Front Mask for HERO5/6 installed on the D Holder via packaged "Mount Adapter"
•UFL-G140 SD
•LF3100-EW + Single Light Holder LF
•Direct Arm YS-MV Set


■ Relative information on INON web site ■

•Underwater Tripod System
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/uwtripod.html
•Grip Base D4 / D Holder
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/base.html
•Carbon Telescopic Arm
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/arm.html#carbontelescopicarm
•Stick Arm
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/arm.html#stickarm

•[News]Tripod System
https://inonnews.blogspot.com/2018/05/uwtripod.html


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


June 25th, 2018 INON INC.


*Press release information is as of June 25th, 2018 and subject to change without prior notice.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Underwater Tripod System

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of new underwater tripod system consists of "UW Tripod Hub" and "UW 3-Way Panhead" on May 31st, 2018.

•UW Tripod Hub
--Release date: May 31st, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 868 2

•UW 3-Way Panhead
--Release date: May 31st, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 869 9






UW Tripod Hub





UW 3-Way Panhead





■ Product features ■

•Having "UW Tripod Hub" as a fundamental part, this newly designed underwater tripod system offers wide variety of configurations of "pan-head parts" and "tripod legs".
•In addition to use on land and in freshwater, whole system is usable in saltwater thanks to specially selected material, surface finishing and assembling method. (*1)


Left: UW Tripod Hub + UW 3-Way Panhead + Carbon Telescopic Arm M x 3
Right: UW Tripod Hub + Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC Head + Stick Arm XS-T x 3

(*1)
After using, make sure to rinse the product in fresh water to dissolve salt deposit and apply grease according to respective user manuals.



● UW Tripod Hub features

•Designed to attach "Carbon Telescopic Arm SS/S/M/L" or "Stick Arm XS-T/SS-T/S-T/M-T" as tripod legs.

Example set-ups with "Carbon Telescopic Arm SS", "Carbon Telescopic Arm S",
"Carbon Telescopic Arm M" and "Carbon Telescopic Arm L" (from the left)



Example set-ups with "Stick Arm XS-T", "Stick Arm SS-T" and "Stick Arm S-T" (from the left)


•Bundled ferrule offers two different styles depending on application.

Left: Rubber ferrule
Right: Spike ferrule
 


Left: Application using rubber ferrules
Right: Enlarged image of rubber ferrule

•The UW Tripod Hub is equipped with 1/4 tripod screw to add "UW Panhead" or head part of variety of Shoe Base products (*2). Usable as a simple tripod by attaching underwater housing directly.

Example set-ups with "UW 3-Way Panhead", "Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC Head", "Shoe Base M6 Head", "Shoe Base BALL Head" and "underwater housing" (from the left)

(*2)
Compatible Shoe Base products are "Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC", "Shoe Base M6" and "Shoe Base BALL" as their head part can be separated. Those head parts are available in the market as below.
•Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC Head
•Shoe Base M6 Head
•Shoe Base BALL Head


•The UW Tripod Hub offers three opening angles; [high], [middle] and [low].
Friction when opening/closing legs can be adjusted by tightening/loosening fixing bolts on joints.

UW Tripod Hub at [high], [middle] and [low] position (from the left).


•It is possible to add extra Lower Elevator on the packaged Lower Elevator to add 145mm/5.7in. in height.

Left: Packaged "Lower Elevator" being attached.
Right: Raised UW 3-Way Panhead.


Highest configuration with the UW 3-Way Panhead being raised in its highest position by bundled "Lower Elevator" and combined "Carbon Telescopic Arm L" are fully extended.


・It is also possible to hang down a camera system by attaching the elevator upside-down for extremely low angle shooting or shooting a subject just underneath of the tripod.
Underwater housing hung down from the "UW Tripod Hub" by installing the elevator upside-down.


・There are several options to enhance stability of the tripod system including hanging a dive weight from the strap hole or jointing a dive weight by using a ball-joint on a tripod leg besides using a stone bag.
 
Left: An 1 kg dive weight is hung by a lanyard.
Right: An 1 kg dive weight is attached on the edge of leg part by "Weight Plate Screw", "Direct Base III" and "Clamp III".

Left: 3 x 2 kg dive weights are attached on tripod legs (configuration overview)
Right: 3 x 2 kg dive weights are attached on tripod legs (tripod legs)


● UW 3-Way Panhead Features

•Specifically designed for the UW Tripod Hub equipped with large handles to offer comfortable yet précised adjustment of combined camera position.


•When transporting, two handles can be jointed as per below image.


•Using Bundled "Panhead Adapter Base" supports secure and reliable underwater housing installation. (*3)

・Using Bundled "Panhead Adapter Base" also enables to attach an underwater housing combined with "Grip Base M1" or "System Base II" (*4)(*5)


(*3)
The bundled "Panhead Adapter Base" is usable only when a housing is equipped with two tripod screw holes (1/4 in.) with center-to-center distance of 33 to 80mm/1.3 to 3.1in. on its bottom.
(*4)
To install an underwater housing combined with INON Grip Base M1, the underwater housing has to have two tripod screw holes (1/4 in.) with center-to-center distance of either 33 to 40mm/1.3 to 1.6in. or 44 to 80mm/1.7 to 3.1in. on its bottom.
(*5)
To install an underwater housing combined with INON System Base II (Main Base II), the underwater housing has to have two tripod screw holes (1/4 in.) with center-to-center distance of 47 to 80mm/1.9 to 3.1in. on its bottom.


■ Specifications with Different Arms ■

Detailed specifications (height/height with lowering elevator/lowest height/collapsed size) with different arms installed as tripod legs are available on below link page
[Underwater Tripod System Specifications]
http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/img/UWTripodSystem_ArmSpecChart_En.pdf  [PDF: 595KB]


■ Compatible Products ■

● UW Tripod Hub [Leg mount]
•Carbon Telescopic Arm SS/S/M/L
•Stick Arm XS-T/SS-T/S-T/M-T

● UW Tripod Hub [Elevator]
•UW 3-Way Panhead
•Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC Head
•Shoe Base M6 Head
•Shoe Base BALL Head
•Single Light Holder LE for Tripod
•Single Light Holder LF for Tripod
•Tripod Adapter
•SD Mount Cage for HERO3/3+/4, SD Front Mask STD, SD Front Mask for HERO5/6, SD Mount Base UWH1, SD Mount Base for TG-Tracker
•Underwater housing equipped with 5mm or deeper 1/4in-20UNC tripod screw hole

● UW 3-Way Panhead [Base]
•UW Tripod Hub

● UW 3-Way Panhead [Head]
•Underwater housing equipped with 5mm or deeper 1/4in-20UNC tripod screw hole
•Grip Base M1
•Main Base II


■ Relative information on INON web site ■

•Shoe Base series
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/shoebase.html
•Carbon Telescopic Arm
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/arm.html#carbontelescopicarm
•[News] Stick Arm Modification
https://inonnews.blogspot.com/2018/05/stickarm-mod.html





May 30th, 2018
INON INC.


*Press release information is as of May 30th, 2018 and subject to change without prior notice.

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