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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Accessory for Olympus「M. ZUIKO14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R」Lens

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of magnet ring set and front port for Olympus interchangeable lens 『M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R』(*1) when using with INON 『X-2 for GF2』/『X-2 for GF1』 on March 2nd, 2012.

・「MRS Magnet Ring MZ14-42 Set」
 --Release date: March 2, 2012
 --JAN code : 456212143 715 9

 ・「MRS Magnet Ring MZ14-42 Adapter」
 --Release date: March 2, 2012
 --JAN code : 456212143 716 6

・「Front Port Flat 5」
 --Release date: March 2, 2012
 --JAN code : 456212143 714 2

・「MRS Base Port (with MRS Control Ring)」
 --Available in the market
 --JAN code : 456212143 596 4


「MRS Magnet Ring MZ14-42 Set」
「MRS Magnet Ring MZ14-42 Adapter」
「Front Pot Flat 5」
「Front Pot Flat 5」「Magnet Ring MZ14-42 Set」
 installed on X-2 for GF2 housing


Product features

The 「Front Pot Flat 5」 is a front port to use Olympus『M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R』 zoom lens (*2) in combination with the 「MRS Base Port」. The port edge has M67 screw mount to attach various conversion lenses below to support from macro to ultra wide imaging by changing lens underwater to suit to different subject.
・UCL-330
・UCL-165M67
・UWL-H100 28M67 Type2
・Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100 + UWL-H100 28M67 Type2
・UFL-M150 ZM80

For macro imaging, 「UCL-330」 and high power 「UCL-165M67」 close-up lens are compatible to get closer to a subject. (*3)
For wide imaging, 「UWL-H100 28M67 Type2」 is compatible and its super wide option 「Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100」 further increases view angle for ultra wide imaging. (*4)
The 「UFL-M150 ZM80」 underwater micro fish-eye lens is also usable to capture underwater scenery through eyes of small fish to depict distinctively only with this lens. (*5)

The 「MRS Magnet Ring MZ14-42 Set」 is a set of 「MRS Magnet Ring」 and 「MRS Magnet Ring MZ14-42 Adapter」 to attach on the Olympus 『M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R』 zoom lens for zoom operation.

Zooming operation uses INON patented「MRS (Magnetic Rotary System) Port」using magnetic attraction to turn lens barrel with light torque as like controlling a lens on land.
The MRS Magnet Ring is also usable for other MRS Magnet Ring Adapters to use for other lenses only with optional MRS Magnet Ring Adapter.
Set-up example of;
「UCL-165M67」(upper left)
「UWL-H100 28M67 Type2」 (upper right)
「Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100 + UWL-H100 28M67 Type2」 (lower right)
「UFL-M150 ZM80」 (lower left)

(*1)
Contact Olympus Corporation for detail of 「M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R」. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a lens available in Japan.
(*2)
Attach optional Olympus「POSR-EP05 UW Shading Ring」on the lens to prevent lens reflection which could cause ghost.
(*3)
Usable at zoom setting from middle range to telephoto end underwater.
Vignetting will be observed on land and zoom wide side underwater.
(*4)
Vignetting is observed at zoom wide end.
Crop an image after shooting or zoom to telephoto side when shooting.
(*5)
Optional 「M27-M67 Mount Converter for UFL-M150 ZM80」 is necessary.


『M. ZUIKO 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R』/「X-2 for GF1」 sample image



--Subject/shooting distance: Sea fan/approx. 80cm(2.6’)
--Equipment: Panasonic LUMIX GF1/Olympus M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R, X-2 for GF1 housing,
UWL-H100 28M67 Type2 + Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100,
S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto)
--Photo data:Zoom wide end (14mm at 35 film equivalent),1/50, F16, ISO400
*Image is retouched to eliminate slight vignetting.
--Photo by: R.Hattori@INON at “Bitagane” Atami, Shizuoka, Japan


--Subject/shooting distance: Ceratosoma flavicostatum /approx. 2cm(0.8”)
--Equipment: Panasonic LUMIX GF1/Olympus M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R, X-2 for GF1 housing, UFL-M150 ZM80, S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto)
--Photo data: Zoom telephoto end (42mm at 35 film equivalent), 1/13, F20, ISO800
--Photo by: R. Hattori@INON at “Bitagane” Atami, Shizuoka, Japan



Relative information

・「X-2 for GF2 housing」
・「X-2 for GF2 housing」 lens compatibility
・「X-2 for GF1 housing」
・「X-2 for GF1 housing」 lens compatibility

February 29th, 2012
INON INC.

*Press release information is as of February 29th, 2012 and subject to change without prior notice.

Front port Rear Cap

INON INC. releases dedicated rear cap for 「X-2 for GF2」「X-2 for GF1」compatible “Front Port” on March 2nd , 2012.

・「Front Port Rear Cap」
 --Release date : March 2, 2012
 --JAN code :456212143 717 3



「Front Port Rear Cap」


Product features

The 「Front Port Rear Cap」 is a protective cap for 「X-2 for GF2」「X-2 for GF1」compatible “Front Port” products. When transporting or during storage, this cap protects O-ring and screw mount, and prevent dust from coming in the inside of combined port. The cap is designed to equalize with ambient pressure when transporting in an aircraft.
「Front Port Rear Cap」 attached on the 「Front Port Dome 115」


Compatible products 

  • Front Port Macro
  • Front Port Wide
  • Front Port Dome 115
  • Front Port Flat 5


Relative information

・「X-2 for GF2」 housing options
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/x2_gf2/option.html
・「X-2 for GF2」 housing lens compatibility
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/x2_gf2/lens.html
・「X-2 for GF1」 housing options
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/x2_gf1/option.html
・「X-2 for GF1」 housing lens compatibility
http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/x2_gf1/lens.html


February 29th, 2012
INON INC.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Shooting Tips with INON UFL-M150 ZM80

INON INC. would like to invite you to explore how to use the INON UFL-M150 ZM80 at web link below.

・「Underwater Micro Fisheye Lens Shooting Tips for Canon PowerShot S95」(PDF: 1.38MB).





The INON UFL-M150 ZM80 is a special conversion lens to capture underwater world through eyes of small fish. Mr. Ryo Minemizu, marine photographer, gives you practical technique to the point including exposure control, focusing and lighting when shooting with Canon PowerShot S95 with the lens.



Relative Information on INON Website

・「Underwater Micro Fisheye Lens 『UFL-M150 ZM80』」
http://inon.jp/products/lens/uflm150zm80/top.html

・【News】Underwater Micro Fisheye Lens [UFL-M150 ZM80] is released
http://inonnews.blogspot.com/2011/07/underwater-micro-fisheye-lens-ufl-m150.html

February 22, 2012

INON INC.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

28LD Mount Base DC43

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of accessories to support Canon digital camera 『PowerShot S100』/「WP-DC43」(*1) and current product compatibility with the camera system.

・「28LD Mount Base・DC43」(*2)
 --Release date : February 2nd, 2012
 --JAN code : 456212143 704 3

「28LD Mount Base・DC43」 on WP-DC43 /PowerShot S100(left)
「28LD Mount Base・DC43」(right)


「28LD Mount Base」 features

The 「28LD Mount Base・DC43」 is a fundamental and multifunctional base tray to expand your system with attachment lenses and strobe etc.
The Mount Base is securely attached on the compatible housing via tripod screw on the bottom of the housing and pressure molding around housing lens port.  This structure allows you to add on optional accessories without excessive load on the housing.

●Attachment Lens Compatibility
The 「28LD Mount Base・DC43」 enables you to install wide variety of attachment lenses including INON “28LD Mount series” attachment lens such as 「UWL-H100 28LD」wide conversion lens (*3) to shoot wider area and 「UCL-165LD」 close-up lens to shorten minimum shooting distance for macro imaging.
INON supports to shoot all different type of subject from 『semi fish-eye』 in combination with super dome option to 『ultra macro』 and further enables to shoot 『underwater insect-eye』 imaging with simple yet reliable system.

●Strobe/LED flashlight Compatibility
By expanding your system with compact 「Shoe Base」 or 「Grip Base D4」 which is multifunctional strobe arm with grip function, on this product, you can combine digital camera compatible 『“S-TTL” Auto』 strobe INON 「S-2000」/「Z-240」/「D-2000」 and/or LED flashlight 「LE550-W」/「LE550-S」/「LE240」/「LE250」.  Off course INON standard fiber optics system is supported to benefit reliable and faultless strobe firing underwater.
INON provides 『handy』/『compact』 as well as 『full-blown』 set with multiple lighting devices 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.

(*1)
Contact Canon Inc. for detail of camera/housing.
INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.
(*2)
When using on land, vignetting is observed at zoom wide end even without an attachment lens.  Crop an image after shooting or use zoom middle to telephoto side on land to avoid vignetting.



『PowerShot S100』/「WP-DC43」,「28LD Mount Base」 compatible product

●Attachment lens
【Wide conversion lens etc. (for wide ~semi-fisheye imaging】
・「UWL-H100 28LD」(*3)
・「UWL-H100 28LD」+「Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100」(*3)(*4)
【Close-up Lens (for macro imaging)】
・「UCL-165LD」(*5)
・「UCL-165AD」+「AD-LD Mount Converter for UCL-165AD」(*6)
・「UCL-330」+「M67-LD Mount Converter for UCL-330/165M67」(*5)
・「UCL-165M67」+「M67-LD Mount Converter for UCL-330/165M67」(*5)
【Underwater Micro Fisheye Lens (for underwater insect-eye imaging)】
・「UFL-M150 ZM80」+「M27-LD Mount Converter for UFL-M150 ZM80」

●Accessories to install strobe/LED flashlight
【Base Adapter/Base Tray to install strobe/LED flashlight】
・「Shoe Base」
・「Grip Base D4」
・「Grip Base DIII」
・「Grip Base DII」(E.O.L.)
【Optical D Cable to connect a strobe】
・「Optical D Cable SS Type L・Cap W51 Set」(*7)
・「Optical D Cable Type L・Cap W51 Set」

(*3)
Usable when preset focal length 28mm(35mm film equivalent) is selected by Step Zoom function.
This product is designed to bring out optimal performance of 「UWL-H100 28LD」 or 「UWL-H100 28LD」+「Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100」when camera zoom position is set to 28mm (35mm film equivalent).
(*4)
Slight vignetting is observed at zoom position 28mm (35m film equivalent).
Crop an image after shooting.
(*5)
Vignetting will be observed on land and from zoom wide end to zoom middle range underwater.
Zoom to telephoto side until no vignetting is observed.
(*6)
Significant vignetting will be observed on land and from zoom wide end to zoom middle range underwater.
Zoom to telephoto side until no vignetting is observed.
(*7)
Dedicated fiber optics kit when a strobe is directly attached on the 「28LD Mount Base・DC43」via INON 「Shoe Base Set」(「Shoe Base」+「Z Joint」).



『PowerShot S100』/「WP-DC43」 Combination Example



・Canon 「PowerShot S100」 + Canon 「WP-DC43」
・「28LD Mount Base・DC43」
・「UCL-165LD」
・「S-2000」(with -0.5 Blue Diffuser for S-2000)
・「Optical D Cable SS Type L・Cap W51 Set」
・「Shoe Base Set」






・Canon 「PowerShot S100」 + Canon 「WP-DC43」
・「28LD Mount Base・DC43」
・「UWL-H100 28LD」+「Lens Hood for UWL-H100 28LD」
・「S-2000」(with -0.5 Blue Diffuser for S-2000)
・「Optical D Cable Type L・Cap W51 Set」
・「Grip Base D4」
・「Stick Arm S Set Z MV」
・「M5 Joint」
・「LD Lens Holder for Float Arm」
・「UCL-165LD」


・Canon 「PowerShot S100」 + Canon 「WP-DC43」
・「28LD Mount Base・DC43」
・「UWL-H100 28LD」
・「Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100」
・「Z-240」x2
・「-0.5 Blue Diffuser 2 for Z-240/D-2000 (TTL/Manual)」 x 2
・「Optical D Cable Type L・Cap W51 Set」
・「Optical D Cable Type L」
・「Grip Base D4」
・「D Holder」
・「D Holder Extension Bar」 x 2
・「Stick Arm M Set Z MV」 x 2
・「Stick Arm Float S」 x 2
・「LD Lens Holder S」 x 2
・「UCL-165LD」
・「UWL-H100 28LD」+「Lens Hood for UWL-H100 28LD」
・「LE550-W」
・「Single Light Holder・LE」
・「Shoe Base」

・Canon 「PowerShot S100」 + Canon 「WP-DC43」 ・「28LD Mount Base・DC43」
・「UFL-M150 ZM80」
・「M27-LD Mount Converter for UFL-M150 ZM80」
・「D-2000」x2 ・「-0.5 Blue Diffuser 2 for Z-240/D-2000 (External Auto)」 x 2
・「Optical D Cable Type L・Cap W51 Set」
・「Optical D Cable Type L」
・「Grip Base D4」
・「Stick Arm S Set Z MV」 x 2
・「LE550-W」 x 2 ・「Single Light Holder・LE」 x 2
・「Direct Arm YS MV Set」 x 2
・「Washer Set (Direct Base III both sides mounting)」 x 2



『PowerShot S100』/「WP-DC43」 sample image

--Subject/shooting distance: Sea fan/approx. 80cm(2.6’)
--Equipment: Canon PowerShot S100/WP-DC43, Z-240 x 2 (S-TTL Auto), UWL-H100 28LD + Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100
--Photo data: Zoom position 6mm (28mm at 35 film equivalent), 1/60, F4, ISO100, WB: Auto,
(Zoom position is fixed at 28mm(35mm film equivalent) by 「Step Zoom」 with the control ring.)
 *Image is trimmed to eliminate slight vignetting.
--Photo by: F. Torii@INON at “Sodaine” Atami, Shizuoka, Japan




--Subject/shooting distance: Sea anemone/approx. 30cm(1.0’)
--Equipment: Canon PowerShot S100/WP-DC43, S-2000 x 2 (Manual), UWL-H100 28LD
--Photo data: Zoom position 6mm (28mm at 35 film equivalent), 1/30, F8, ISO320, WB: Daylight,
(Zoom position is fixed at 28mm(35mm film equivalent) by 「Step Zoom」 with the control ring.)
--Photo by: R. Hattori@INON at “Wannai” Osezaki, Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan





--Subject/shooting distance: Frogfish/approx. 1cm(0.4”)
--Equipment: Canon PowerShot S100/WP-DC43, S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto), UFL-M150 ZM80
--Photo data: Zoom position 18.4mm (85mm at 35 film equivalent), 1/80, F8, ISO200, WB: Daylight,
(Zoom position is fixed at 85mm(35mm film equivalent) by 「Step Zoom」 with the control ring.)
--Photo by: R. Hattori@INON at “Wannai” Osezaki, Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan



--Subject/shooting distance: Clown anglerfish/approx. 15cm(5.9”)
--Equipment: Canon PowerShot S100/WP-DC43, S-2000 x 2 (S-TTL Auto), UCL-165LD
--Photo data: Zoom telephoto end(26mm: 120mm at 35 filmequivalent), 1/250, F8, ISO100, WB: Daylight,
--Photo by: R. Hattori@INON at “Monshita” Osezaki, Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan


Relative Information on INON Website

・「『UWL-H100 28LD』 wide conversion lens」
http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/uwlh10028ld/top.html
・「UWL-H100 super wide option 『Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100』」
http://www.inon.jp/products/domelensunit2_uwlh100/top.html
・「『UCL-165AD』 close-up lens」
http://www.inon.jp/products/ ucl165ld/top.html

・「Underwater “S-TTL” auto strobe 『S-2000』
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/s2000/top.html
・「Underwater “S-TTL” auto strobe 『D-2000』」
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/d2000/top.html
・「Underwater “S-TTL” auto strobe 『Z-240』」
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/z240/top.html

・「Shoe Base」
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/base.html#shoebase
・「Grip Base D4」
http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/base.html#gripbase

・「Underwater LED flashlight 『LE550-W』」
・「Underwater LED flashlight 『LE550-S』」
・「Underwater LED flashlight 『LE240』」
・「Underwater LED flashlight 『LE250』」
http://www.inon.jp/products/le_light/lineup.html

・「Optical D Cable・Cap W51 Set Type L」
・「Optical D Cable SS・Cap W51 Set Type L」
http://www.inon.jp/products/strobe/optical/capset.html


January 30th, 2012
INON INC.

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