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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.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Stick Arm Modification

INON INC. announces modification of Stick Arm products to use them as legs for upcoming underwater tripod system.

Stick Arm XS-T
--Release date: May 24th, 2018
--JAN Code: 456212143 872 9

Stick Arm SS-T
--Release date: May 24th, 2018
--JAN Code: 456212143 873 6

Stick Arm S-T
--Release date: May 24th, 2018
--JAN Code: 456212143 874 3

Stick Arm M-T
--Release date: Early June, 2018
--JAN Code: 456212143 875 0


From top;
Stick Arm XS-T
Stick Arm SS-T
Stick Arm S-T
Stick Arm M-T



■ Modification ■

Ball joints on both ends of modified Stick Arms have tripod screw hole "3/8-16UNC".
Modified ball joint with 3/8-16UNC threaded hole.

By having the threaded hole on ball joints, modified Stick Arm can be usable not only as a strobe arm but also as a "tripod leg" of upcoming underwater tripod system. This modification expands versatility of Stick Arm with same effective length and compatibility of optional accessories.



Installed on upcoming underwater tripod system as legs.
One end is screwed in "UW Tripod Hub" and the other end is combined with a ferrule which comes with the "UW Tripod Hub".


Upon this modification, existing arm sets’ names are changed as below and current Stick Arm (without tripod screw hole) will be discontinued.

*****
Stick Arm XS-T Set YS-MV
--JAN Code: 456212143 876 7

Stick Arm XS-T Set Z-MV
--JAN Code: 456212143 880 4

Stick Arm XS-T Set D
--JAN Code: 456212143 884 2

Z-330 Stick Arm XS-T Z-MV Set

S-2000 Stick Arm XS-T Z-MV Set
*****
Stick Arm SS-T Set YS-MV
--JAN Code: 456212143 877 4

Stick Arm SS-T Set Z-MV
--JAN Code: 456212143 881 1

Stick Arm SS-T Set D
--JAN Code: 456212143 885 9

S-2000 Stick Arm SS-T Z-MV Set
*****
Stick Arm S-T Set YS-MV
--JAN Code: 456212143 878 1

Stick Arm S-T Set Z-MV
--JAN Code: 456212143 882 8

Stick Arm S-T Set D
--JAN Code: 456212143 886 6

S-2000 Stick Arm S-T Z-MV Set
*****
Stick Arm M-T Set YS-MV
--JAN Code: 456212143 879 8

Stick Arm M-T Set Z-MV
--JAN Code: 456212143 883 5

Stick Arm M-T Set D
--JAN Code: 456212143 887 3

S-2000 Stick Arm M-T Z-MV Set
*****




■ Relative information on INON Website ■

•Arm System
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/about.html

•Arm Selection Guide
http://www.inon.jp/pdf-dl/_userdata/arm-selecton-guide-en.pdf

• [News] Z Adapter MV, YS Adapter MV, Direct Base III are released
https://inonnews.blogspot.jp/2011/12/z-adapter-mvys-adapter-mvdirect-base.html

• [News] Double YS Adapter MV, YS Adapter WB MV are released
https://inonnews.blogspot.jp/2011/12/double-ys-adapter-mvys-adapter-wb-mvis.html

• [News] Accessory for “Stick Arm”/”Multi Ball Arm”
https://inonnews.blogspot.jp/2011/12/accessory-for-stick-arm-multi-ball-arm.html



May 21, 2018
INON INC.



*Press release information is as of May 21st, 2018 and subject to change without prior notice.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Strobe Dome Filter [4900K]/[4600K]

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of new "Strobe Dome Filter [4900K]" and “Strobe Dome Filter [4600K]” to use for Z-330 strobe to change its native color temperature on March 29th, 2018.

Strobe Dome Filter [4900K]
--Release date: March 29th, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 863 7

Strobe Dome Filter [4600K]
--Release date: March 29th, 2018
--JAN code: 456212143 864 4



Strobe Dome Filter [4900K]

Strobe Dome Filter [4900K] installed on the Z-330 strobe.

Strobe Dome Filter [4600K]

Strobe Dome Filter [4600K] installed on the Z-330 strobe.


■ Product features ■

The "Strobe Dome Filter [4900K]" warms up native color temperature of the Z-330 5500K to 4900K while the "Strobe Dome Filter [4600K]" changes native 5500K to 4600K. Warmer color temperature delivered from Z-330 strobe through these filters benefits to enhance healthy skin of divers or highlight warm color subject. Also shooting in RAW with same white balance setting (4900K or 4600K) on a camera provides richer blue on background water column with keeping natural color of a subject lit by strobe light.



■ Relative information on INON web site ■

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

•Color Temperature Conversion Filter & Diffuser Shooting Tips
(PDF: 1.3MB)
http://www.inon.jp/pdf-dl/_userdata/ColorTemFilter_technic-en.pdf

(iPad, iBooks: 8.9MB)
http://www.inon.jp/pdf-dl/_userdata/StrobeColorTempFilter-en.ibooks



March 28th, 2018
INON INC.




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

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