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Thursday, August 30, 2012

LE700-W

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of new LE series LED flashlight the "LE700-W" on August 31st, 2012. The LE700-W provides 700 lumen beam which is 25% or more brighter than predecessor model (*1) at more competitive price range. (*2)

  • LE700-W
    --Release date : August 31st, 2012
    --JAN code : 456212143 712 8

LE700-W


■ LE700-W Features ■

●Powerful 700 lumen beam with practical burn time

The LE700-W is sole use for underwater and runs on 3 x AA batteries which are easily obtainable yet provides "25% plus" brighter than predecessor model(*1) with on-board Cree high-power LED "XM-L". The rated practical burn time with "eneloop pro" (HR-3UWX) rechargeable batteries, is "approx. 75 minutes" (*3).

(*1)
LE550-W

(*2)
The LE550-W will be discontinued and available from limited stock at INON dealers upon release of the LE700-W.

(*3)
Average measured time to get half brightness when continuously turn ON the product underwater (approx. 25℃/77°F).


●Wide beam coverage 75° with standard color filters

The LE700-W carries specially designed reflector to produce wide and seamless 75° beam coverage which is ideal for photography and videography application together with standard accessory of the LE700-W including three "Filter LE" in red/pink/orange to change color tone.


●Wide variety of accessories supports photographic needs

As same as current "LE series" LED flashlight products, wide range of optional accessories are available including "light holders" to gear up an LED flashlight and arm to create a system for photography/videography.


●Durable with flood-free structure

The LE700-W has a simple rotary switch with stopper function to ensure you with reliable ON/OFF operation and greatly reduces flooding risk as batteries are loaded from other end of the light body.
No worries to turn the switch too much underwater.
The light head and battery box are made from aluminum alloy carrying corrosion resistance in seawater for ultra durability.

Gold coated electrical contacts provide maintenance free for standard use conditions.


●Interchangeable Light Head

Other 3AA battery operated LE series products (*4) Light Head can be used instead of original Light Head (*5). If you already own 3AA operated LE series flashlight, "LE700-W Light Head" is available to purchase to change original Light Head of your LE series flashlight to use as LE700-W.

(*4)
LE700-W / LE700-S / LE550-W / LE550-S / LE250 as of August 2012.

(*5)
The LE240 runs on 2 x AA thus not usable its Light Head in combination with battery box of LE700-W / LE700-S / LE550-W / LE550-S / LE250.


■ Compatible options ■

[Holders]
  • Single Light Holder LE
  • Double Light Holder LE
  • Quad Light Holder LE
  • Strobe Light Holder LE
  • Bar Mount

[Filters]
  • Red Filter LE (*6)
  • Pink Filter LE (*6)
  • Orange Filter LE (*6)

【Case】
  • Light Case LE 3AA

(*6) Comes with the LE700-W


■ LE700-W Specifications ■

http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/img/LE700-W_spec_201208_En.pdf  [PDF:109KB]


■ Relative information on INON web site ■

・LE series LED flashlight accessory
http://www.inon.jp/products/le_light/acc.html

・LE series LED flashlight filter
http://www.inon.jp/products/le_light/filter.html


August 28th, 2012
INON INC.

Compatibility with Olympus OM-D E-M5/PT-EP08

INON INC. is pleased to announce compatibility of existing INON accessories with Olympus D-SLR system OM-D E-M5 / PT-EP08 (*1).


■ External strobe compatibility■

The highly accurate “S-TTL” Auto mode of INON  Z-240/D-2000/S-2000 is supported when connecting via INON "Optical D Cable Type L / Double Hole Rubber Bush Set" products below.(*2)(*3)(*4)

  • Optical D Cable Type L / Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
    --Available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 561 2
     
  • Optical D Cable L Type L / Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
    --Available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 562 9
     
  • Optical D Cable SS Type L / Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
    --Available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 563 6
     
  • Optical D Cable LL Type L / Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
    --Available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 564 3
     
  • Double Hole Rubber Bush for Fiber Optics
    --Available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 565 0

"Double Hole Rubber Bush for Fiber Optics" installed on the housing


INON Optical D Cable plugged in "Double Hole Rubber Bush for Fiber Optics"


  • Usable External Strobe
    [S-TTL Auto Strobe]
    Z-240, D-2000, S-2000, D-2000S*, D-2000W*, D-2000Wn*
    [External Auto Strobe]
    D-180*, D-180S*
    *: Discontinued model

(*1)
Contact Olympus Imaging Corp. for detail of camera/protector. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.

(*2)
Usable only when bundled flash of the E-M5 is set to “Fill-in flash”.
INON strobe is not compatible with Olympus “wireless RC flash system”.

(*3)
When using S-2000/Z-240/D-2000 in [Manual] or [External Auto] mode, set Advanced Cancel Circuit to OFF and set camera’s flash mode to “Manual”. Using “Fill-in flash” of the camera limits operation of S-2000/Z-240/D-2000 in [Manual] mode when selected flash output is beyond -1.5E.V. or in [External Auto] when actual flash output is beyond -1.5E.V.

(*4)
Olympus PT-EP08 has fiber optics adapters for underwater use and above listed INON fiber optics product is directly plugged in the adapter.


■ Lens System Compatibility with  E-M5 / PT-EP08 (*1) ■

By using combination of dedicated lens port "PPO-EP01" and macro lens adapter "PMLA-EP01" for the PT-EP08, below listed INON M67 Mount series close-up lenses are compatible.

  • UCL-165M67 Close-up Lens (*6)
    --Available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 162 1
     
  • UCL-330 Close-up Lens (*6)
    --Available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 156 0

(*5)
A wide conversion lens is not compatible due to master lens specification.

(*6)
Only usable underwater with zoom setting from middle to telephoto side. Using on land or zoom wide end setting underwater will have vignetting.


■ Lens Port System Compatibility with  E-M5 / PT-EP08 (*1) ■

Attaching the Micro Four Thirds adapter  "MMF-3" on the E-M5, port adapter "PAD-EP08" and port extension ring "PER-E01" on the PT-EP08 enables to use "ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye" or "ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro" in INON E-SYSTEM port.

[ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye compatible system]

  • Dome Port Olympus
    --Available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 339 7
     
  • Dome Port Olympus + Shade 2 Set
    --Available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 338 0
  •  
  • Shade 2 only
    --Available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 025 9
  •  
  • Shade Sponge D80
    --Available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 666 4

Dome Port Olympus+Shade 2 Set

Uses same multi-coated optical glass which has been proven for its quality for INON X1 and X-2 system to provides sharp images.
Dedicated Shade Sponge is packaged to prevent the bundled flash to expose on an image supporting high contrast imaging.
Dome Port standalone weighs approx. 565g, 747g with the Shade 2 helps you easy and comprotable handling both underwater and on land.

(*7)
Package product with "Shade 2" which protects accidental damage on the dome surface in addition to block unnecessary light to suppress flare/ghost. So it is recommended to attach the protector all the time.

(*8)
A shade sponge when using ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye for E-M5 / PT-EP08. Attach this shade sponge on a particular part on the "Dome Port Olympus" / "Dome Port Olympus+Shade 2 Set" to suppress exposure of the bundled flash light.





[ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro compatible system]

  • MRS Olympus50 Port (w/o control ring) (*9)
    --Available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 341 0
     
  • MRS Olympus50 Port (*10)
    --Available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 340 3
     
  • MRS Magnet Ring Olympus50 Set (*11)
    --Available in the market
    --JAN code : 456212143 343 4


    MRS Olympus 50 Port (left)
    Magnet Ring Olympus 50 Set (right)


    The INON unique MRS (Magnetic Rotary System) port (*12) uses magnet ring on a lens instead of a mechanical gear and focusing is controlled only by rotating a "MRS Control Ring" on a lens port by magnetic attraction supporting comfortable focusing.
    The port lens is multi-coated optical lens to provide high quality images.
    The port edge has 67mm screw mount to hold INON M67 Mount series close-up lens "UCl-330" or "UCL-165M67" directly.

    (*9)
    Without MRS Magnet Ring for those who use Auto Focus only.
    Can be upgraded to MRS Olympus 50 Port with optional "MRS Magnet Ring(60/60II/100UII/100UIII/Olympus 50)"

    (*10)
    Optional MRS Magnet Ring Olympus 50 Set is required when manually control focusing.

    (*11)
    When installing, first set the camera/lens only in the housing then attach the MRS Magnet Ring Olympus 50 Set on the lens from housing front side and attach combined lens port on the housing.

    (*12)
    Patented in Japan(No.3714742) and the U.S. (No.5,822,622).


    ■ Arm System Compatibility with E-M5 / PT-EP08 (*1) ■

    • Grip Base M1
      --Available in the market
      --JAN code : 456212143 605 3
       
    • D Holder
      --Available in the market
      --JAN code : 456212143 431 8
       
    • Shoe Base (*8)
      --Available in the market
      --JAN code : 456212143 356 4
       
    • Grip Base D4 (*9)
      --Available in the market
      --JAN code : 456212143 430 1

    The "Grip Base M1" is a base arm specifically designed for midsize underwater housing for micro four thirds digital SLR. The Grip Base M1 is firmly attached on a housing with two tripod screws and equipped legs on the base provides stable placement of combined housing. Wide variety of INON adapters/bases is compatible with the Grip Base M1 and easy to set-up multiple lighting system with dual strobe configuration by attaching extra "D Holder". 

    The compact light arm "Shoe Base" is directly attached on the housing accessory shoe.

    (*13)
    When attaching single strobe/LED flashlight only on the underwater housing accessory-shoe via Shoe Base, camera system weighs about 30g/1.1oz. only. So using other optional accessory or atacing a balance weight would be recommended to get appropriate underwater weight for the sake of safety.

    (*14)
    The D Holder of the Grip Base D4 is for left side use only. When attaching on the right hand side of the housing, the D Holder part may be touched on the back of your right hand.



    ■ E-M5 / PT-EP08 set-up example ■


    • Olympus E-M5  + M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
    • Olympus PT-EP08 + PRO-EP01
    • S-2000
    • Color Temperature Conversion Filter (4900K) for S-2000
    • LE700-S
    • Strobe Light Holder LE
    • Shoe Base Set
    • Optical D Cable SS Type L / Double Hole Rubber Bush Set



    • Olympus E-M5 + MMF-3+ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro
    • Olympus PT-EP08 + PRO-EP01
    • MRS Olympus 50 Port + MRS Magnet Ring Olympus 50 Set
    • S-2000
    • Color Temperature Conversion Filter (4900K) for S-2000
    • Optical D Cable Type L / Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
    • Grip Base M1
    • Stick Arm S Set Z-MV
    • LE700-S
    • Single Light Holder LE
    • Shoe Base



    • Olympus E-M5 + MMF-3 + ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye
    • Olympus PT-EP08 + PAD-EP08 + PER-E01
    • Dome Port Olympus Protector II Set
    • Shade Sponge D80 (*8)
    • Z-240 x 2
    • -0.5 (4600K) Diffuser 2 (TTL/Manual) x 2
    • Optical D Cable Type L / Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
    • Optical D Cable Type L
    • Grip Base M1
    • D Holder
    • Stick Arm L Set Z-MV x 2
    • M67 Lens Holder S


    ■ E-M5 / PT-EP08 sample images ■



    --Subject/shooting distance:
    Hairy stingfish/approx.20cm (7.9")
    --Equipment:    
    Olympus E-M5 + M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R /PT-EP08
    D-2000 x 2, -0.5 (4600K) Diffuser 2 (TTL/Manual) x 2
    --Photo data:
    Zoom wide end (14mm), 1/160, F7.1, ISO400, Flash compensation +1,
    WB: Processed RAW image at 4600K, D-2000 S-TTL Auto,
    --Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.) at Bitagane, Atami, Shizuoka, Japan



    --Subject/shooting distance:
    Ceratosoma trilobatum/approx.30cm (11.8")
    --Equipment:    
    Olympus E-M5 + M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R /PT-EP08
    S-2000 x 2, -0.5 (4600K) Diffuser 2 for S-2000 x 2
    --Photo data:
    Zoom telephoto end (42mm), 1/125, F5.6, ISO200,
    WB: Processed RAW image at 4600K,
    S-2000 S-TTL Auto,
    --Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.) at Osezaki, Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan


    --Subject/shooting distance:
    Young smokey chromis/approx.30cm (11.8")
    --Equipment:    
    Olympus E-M5 + MMF-3 + ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro/PT-EP08
    S-2000 x 2, -0.5 (4600K) Diffuser 2 for S-2000 x 2
    --Photo data:
    1/160, F4.5, ISO200,
    WB: Processed RAW image at 4600K,
    S-2000 S-TTL Auto,
    --Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.) at Osezaki, Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan



    --Subject/shooting distance:
    Sea fan/approx.70cm (27.6")
    --Equipment:    
    Olympus E-M5 + MMF-3 + ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye/PT-EP08
    Z-240 x 2, -0.5(4600K) Diffuser 2 x 2
    --Photo data:
    1/13, F11.0, ISO800,
    WB: Processed RAW image at 4600K,
    Z-240 S-TTL Auto,
    --Photo by R. Hattori (INON INC.)  at Osezaki, Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan


    ■Relative information on INON web site ■

    ・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

    ・Olympus E-System compatible products
    http://www.inon.jp/products/housing/e_system/top.html

    ・M67 series attachment lens UCL-330 Close-up Lens
    http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/ucl330/top.html
    ・M67 series attachment lens UCL-165M67 Close-up Lens
    http://www.inon.jp/products/lens/ucl165m67/top.html

    ・Grip Base M1
    http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/base.html#gripbasem1

    ・Shoe Base
    http://www.inon.jp/products/armsystem/base.html#shoebase



    August 10th, 2012

    INON INC.


    *Press release information is as of August 10th, 2012 and subject to change without prior notice.

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