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INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of accessory for the 4K action camera, SonyFDR-X3000(*1) and its genuine underwater housing, MPK-UWH1(*1) on October 27, 2016. SD Mount Base UWH1(*2)(*3)
- Release date: October 27, 2016
- JAN Code: 456212143 836 1 (*1) Contact Sony Marketing Inc. for detail of camera. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera available in Japan.
(*2) Although the genuine housing MPK-UWH1 can also store other model HDR-AS50, INON attachment lenses are not compatible with the HDR-AS50 due to master lens position.
(*3) Vignetting on image corners even without attachment lens on land when "wide" is selected in angle setting. No vignetting underwater. SD Mount Base UWH1 Features
Easy to install to snap it in front of the camera and fix with a tripod screw on the bottom. Equipped with INON "SD Mount" bayonet system to support easy and speedy exchange as well as reliable installation of compatible SD Mount lenses. INON Direct Base III, Z Joint or Z Adapter MV can be attached on the bottom of this product. Packaged Mount Adapter for SD Mount Base/SD Front Mask? enables to add one INON "D Holder" on this product on right or left side of this product. This Mount Adapter further enables to attach the SD Mo...

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Author : INON
Upload date : 2016-11-07

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of accessory for the Olympus STYLUS TG-Tracker(*1) on October 21, 2016. SD Mount Base for TG-Tracker(*2)(*3)(*4)
- Release date: October 21, 2016
- JAN Code?456212143 835 4 (*1) Contact Olympus Imaging Corp. for detail of camera. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera available in Japan.
(*2) SD Mount Base for TG-Tracker is designed to use with Underwater Protector (UP-T01) and "Underwater wide" mode is chosen on the camera. Not compatible to use with Lens Protector (LP-T01) for land photography.
(*3) Significant vignetting on image corners even without attachment lens on land in any shooting mode/field of view setting. No vignetting underwater.
(*4) Built-in headlamp of the TG-Tracker is not usable as this product covers it. Make sure to turn off the headlamp while using the camera with this product. Features
Easy to install to snap it in front of the camera and fix with a tripod screw on the bottom. Equipped with INON ?SD Mount? bayonet system to support easy and speedy exchange as well as reliable installation of compatible SD Mount lenses. INON ?Direct Base III?, ?Z Joint? or ?Z Adapter MV? can be attached on the bottom of this product. Packaged ?Male Adapter? ena...

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Author : INON
Upload date : 2016-10-28

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of Carbon Telescopic Arm SS which consists of two pipes to provide stepless adjustability for desired length on September 10th, 2016. Carbon Telescopic Arm SS
- Release date: September 10th, 2016
- JAN Code: 456212143 834 7 Features
Shortest version among Carbon Telescopic Arms with 209mm~292mm/8.2in~11.5in (effective length 189mm~272mm/7.4in~10.7in).
The Carbon Telescopic Arm System offers free adjustable arm sections by loosening/tightening two lock dials benefitting for easy advanced lighting.
Most advanced feature is making your camera system more compact and comfortable to carry both on land and underwater by collapsing the Carbon Telescopic Arm when not in use.
Arm sections are made from super rigid carbon pipe which greatly reduce underwater weight, water resistant, and enhance the durability. Options
The dedicated optional float system, "Mega Float Tube S" is available (*).
The Mega Float Tube S is made of weather resistant light ABS material with the hollow design to generate extraordinary buoyancy underwater to control underwater weight of camera system.

(*)?Mega Float Tube M is not compatible with Carbon Telescopic Arm SS.
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Author : INON
Upload date : 2016-09-14

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of Z Adapter MV 1/4-20UNC to attach the ball joint directly on the bottom of an underwater housing which is equipped with tripod screw hole of 1/4-20UNC. Also its optional accessories, 1/4 Male Female Tripod Screw and 1/4 Male Female Tripod Screw (for Grip Base D4) are released same time to use the Z Adapter MV 1/4-20UNC for INON Mount Base/Lens Adapter Base products on August 25, 2016. Z Adapter MV 1/4-20UNC
- Release date: August 25th, 2016
- JAN Code: 456212143 817 0 1/4 Male Female Tripod Screw
- Release date: August 25th, 2016
- JAN Code: 456212143 820 0 1/4 Male Female Tripod Screw (for Grip Base D4)
- Release date: August 25th, 2016
- JAN Code: 456212143 821 7 Features Z Adapter MV 1/4-20UNC
A ball adapter specifically designed to screw on tripod screw hole (1/4 in. 20UNC) which is generally equipped with a digital camera/underwater housing in the market enabling to attach camera system on INON arm system, Direct Base III etc. via Clamp III.
This adapter offers various applications as connecting part including attaching compact digital camera on D-SLR camera/housing or attaching on INON weight plate to use diving weight a...

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Author : INON
Upload date : 2016-09-13

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of an optional accessory forX-2 for EOS6D e X-2 for EOS70D to attach a lanyard on June 1, 2016. X-2 Lanyard Plate
- Rerelease date: June 1st, 2016
- JAN code?456212143 824 8 Product features
Attaching this plate on INON X-2 for EOS6D or X-2 for EOS70D housing utilizes to use commercially available lanyard (carry belt).
The plate is attached on the Base Adapter Fixing Screw Hole (M6) of the compatible housing by screws or by compatible INON arm adapter.
Supplied rubber grommet prevents uncomfortable clinking noise between this product and metal hook from recording when shooting video as well as scratching the housing body. Compatible X-2 series housing (*1)
- X-2 for EOS6D
- X-2 for EOS70D Compatible arm system products (*2)
- Multi Direct Base IIa
- Multi Direct Base II WB
- Multi Direct Base II Long
- Shoe Base Adapter X-2 + Shoe Base
- M6 Plate Direct Base III + Direct Base III
- M6 Plate Direct Base III + Direct Base YS RT (*1)
It is possible to attach this product to X-2 for EOS10D, X-2 for EOS20D, X-2 for EOS30D, X-2 for EOS50D/40D or X-2 for EOS60D but it requires to remove pre...

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Author : INON
Upload date : 2016-06-01

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of Color Filter Set for HERO 3/3+/4 color correction filters specially designed for GoPro® HERO4/HERO3+and HERO3 on March 30, 2016. Color Filter Set for HERO3/3+/4
- Release date: March 30th, 2016 - JAN Code: 456212143 823 1 Color Filter Set for HERO 3/3+/4 Features
The Color Filter Set for HERO3/3+/4 is specifically designed for GoPro® HERO4, HERO3+ and HERO3 to put it in the lens port of genuine underwater housing to reproduce natural color with less blue cast. The set consists of three different filters for green water, shallow water (up to 15m) or deep water (15m or beyond) to accommodate different shooting conditions.
The filters are designed to fit inside of housing lens port to use with INON GoPro® compatible accessory such as SD Front Mask STD or SD Mount Cage for HERO3/3+/4 to have full benefit of innovative INON quality attachment lenses UFL-G140 SD underwater semi-fisheye lens and UCL-G165 SD underwater wide close-up lens. Camera/housing Compatibility
- HERO4 Packaged Standard Housing (40m/131ft), optional Dive Housing (60m/197ft)
- HERO3+ Packaged Standard Housing (40m/131ft), optional Dive Housing (60m/197ft)
- HERO3 Optional Standard Housin...

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Author : INON
Upload date : 2016-03-29

Dome Port Olympus EP01 INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of dedicated Dome Port Olympus EP01 for Olympus SLR lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO (*1) on October 21st, 2015 to use with E-M5 Mark II/PT-EP13 (*1), E-PL7/PT-EP12 (*1), E-PL6/PT-EP10 (*1) or E-PL5/PT-EP10 (*1).

Dome Port Olympus EP01
- Release date: October 21st, 2015
- JAN code: 456212143 810 1 (*1) Contact Olympus Imaging Corp. for detail of camera, housing etc. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan. Compatible Camera/Housing with?Dome Port Olympus EP01 (*1)
Olympus E-M5 Mark II / PT-EP13 Olympus E-PL7 / PT-EP12 Olympus E-PL6 / PT-EP10 Olympus E-PL5 / PT-EP10 Compatible Lens with Dome Port Olympus EP01 (*1)
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO Features
The?Dome Port Olympus EP01 is a dedicated dome port option to be replaced with preinstalled dome port of Olympus underwater housing PT-EP13, PT-EP12 or PT-EP10 enabling to use Olympus?M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO?fisheye lens.
The Dome Port Olympus EP01 employs compact dome glass (diameter: 115mm) which is ideal for compact M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO. Mu...

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Author : INON
Upload date : 2015-10-21

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of Weight Plate series to use diving weight as a tripod base to hold LED flashlight/strobe/GoPro? accessory on September 16th, 2015. Two different types are available either Weight Plate (Screw Type) which fasten the product on a diving weight firmly with screws and dedicated plates or Weight Plate (Velcro Type) for easy and speedy installation with a Velcro tape to suits to different applications. Weight Plate (Screw Type)
- Release date: September 16th, 2015
- JAN code ?456212143 808 8

Weight Plate (Velcro Type)
- Release date: September 16th, 2015
- JAN code ?456212143 809 5 Product features Installing Weight Plate on a diving weight enables you to use the combination as a tripod base. Two types are available to choose for different application or type of diving weight. The Weight Plate ...

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Author : INON
Upload date : 2015-10-12

INON INC. has offered time-proven X-2 housings and is pleased to announce official releases of new lightweight cast body housing model for Canon full frame D-SLR camera EOS 6D(*1) as very first full frame version in X-2 series on August 4th, 2015 at build to order (BTO) base(*2). X-2 for EOS6D FW (with Finder Window) / Release date: August 4th , 2015 / JAN code 456212143 802 6 X-2 for EOS6D PF3 (with Pick-up Finder 3) (*3) / Release date: August 4th , 2015 / JAN code 456212143 801 9 X-2 for EOS6D 45VF (with 45?Viewfinder) / Release date: August 4th , 2015 / JAN code 456212143 800 2 X-2 for EOS6D STVF (with Straight Viewfinder) / Release date: August 4th , 2015 / JAN code 456212143 803 3 X-2 for EOS6D FL (without finder) (*4) / Release date: August 4th , 2015 / JAN code 456212143 804 0 Pick -up Finder Unit 3 for X-2 (*3) / Release date: August 4th , 2015 / JAN code 456212143 805 7 (*1) Contact Canon Inc. for detail of ?EOS 6D?. 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"/" Pick-up Finder Unit 2 for X-2" users can use as "Pick-up Finder 3" by replacing original "Pick-up Finder Unit (camera s...

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Author : INON
Upload date : 2015-07-31

INON INC. is pleased to announce compatibility of existing INON products with Olympus TG-4/PT-056 (*1). External Strobe/LED flashlight Compatibility with TG-4/PT-056 (*1)
/ 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)
Optical D Cable Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set / JAN code: 456212143 561 2 Optical D Cable L Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set / JAN code: 456212143 562 9 Optical D Cable SS Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set / JAN code: 456212143 563 6 Optical D Cable LL Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set / JAN code: 456212143 564 3 Rubber Bush Type L / JAN code: 456212143 784 5 Usable External Strobe
S-2000 / JAN code: 456212143 417 2 D-2000 Type4 / JAN Code: 456212143 211 6 Z-240 Type4 / JAN code: 456212143 251 2 INON LED flashlight LF2700-W/LF800-N/LF1100-W/LF1400-S/LF1000-S/LE700-W Type2/LE700-S Type2/LE350 Type2 is also usable to benefit for shooting underwater movie. LF2700-W / JAN code: 456212143 783 8 LF800-N / JAN code: 456212143 779 1 LF1100-W / JAN code: 456212143 765 4 ZF1400-S / JAN code: 456212143 766 1 LF1000-S / JAN code: 456212143 764 7 LE700-W Type2 / JAN code: 456212143 712 8...

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Author : INON
Upload date : 2015-07-30

INON INC. is pleased to announce compatibility of existing INON products with Olympus E-M5 Mark II/PT-EP13(*1). External Strobe/LED flashlight Compatibility with E-M5 Mark II / PT-EP13 (*1)
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 (*2) / Available in the market / JAN code: 456212143 561 2 Optical D Cable L Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set (*2) / Available in the market / JAN code: 456212143 562 9 Optical D Cable SS Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set (*2) / Available in the market / JAN code: 456212143 563 6 Optical D Cable LL Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set (*2) / Available in the market / JAN code: 456212143 564 3 Rubber Bush Type L (*2) / Available in the market / JAN code: 456212143 784 5 S-2000 (*3)(*4) / Available in the market / JAN code: 456212143 417 2 D-2000 Type4 (*3)(*4) / Available in the market / Jan Code: 456212143 211 6 Z-240 Type4 (*3)(*4) / Available in the market / JAN code: 456212143 251 2 (*1) Contact Olympus Imaging Corp. for detail of camera/protector. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/protector available in Jap...

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Author : INON
Upload date : 2015-07-08

Product Release Information No. 442 INON INC. is pleased to announce compatibility of existing INON products with FUJIFILM digital camera XQ2/WP-XQ1?(*1). 28LD Mount Base XQ1?(*2)(*3) / Available in the market / JAN code: 456212143 767 8 Optical D Cable Type L/Bush W60 Set with Shade Sticker (*4) / Available in the market / JAN code : 456212143 768 5 Optical D Cable SS Type L/Bush W60 Set with Shade Sticker (*5) / Available in the market / JAN code : 456212143 769 2 (*1) Contact FUJIFILM Corporation for detail of camera/waterproof case. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan. (*2) When using the 28LD Mount Base XQ1 attached on "WP-XQ1/XQ2" without any lens, the camera system will have buoyancy. Adjust total underwater weight by using other accessories to get slightly negative buoyancy to avoid accidental rapid ascent. (*3) When using [on land], vignetting is observed at zoom wide end even without an attachment lens (no vignetting underwater). Use zoom middle to telephoto side on land to avoid vignetting. (*4) Fiber optics kit when using "Grip Base D4"/"Grip Base D4 Set". (*5) Fiber optics kit when using "Shoe Base Set". Attachment Lens Compatibility The 28LD Mount Base XQ1? enables you to install INON ?28LD Mount series? ...

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Author : INON
Upload date : 2015-07-06


INON INC. has offered time-proven X-2 housings and is pleased to announce official releases of new lightweight cast body housing model for Canon D-SLR camera EOS70D(*1) on May 15th, 2015.
X-2 for EOS70D FW (with Finder Window) :
Release date: May 15th , 2015
JAN code : 456212143 797 5 X-2 for EOS70D PF2 (with Pick-up Finder 2)(*2) :
Release date: May 15th , 2015
JAN code : 456212143 796 8 X-2 for EOS70D 45VF (with 45° Viewfinder) :
Release date: May 15th , 2015
JAN code : 456212143 795 1 X-2 for EOS70D STVF (with Straight Viewfinder) :
Release date: May 15th , 2015
JAN code : 456212143 798 2 X-2 for EOS70D FL (without finder) (*3) :
Release date: May 15th , 2015
JAN code : 456212143 799 9 (*1) Contact Canon Inc. for detail of EOS 70D. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/lens available in Japan. (*2) 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. (*3) For a customer who owns INON viewfinder. X-2 for EOS70D The Canon EOS70D is equipped with groundbreaking AF technology D...

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Author : INON
Upload date : 2015-05-11


Nauticam is pleased to announce the latest release in its acclaimed line of precision crafted camera housings, the NA-D810 Housing for Nikon's 36.3 megapixel D810. NA-D810 is the first underwater housing for Nikon D810 to be shown publicly, and will be on the shelves of dealers, and in the hands of users, by the end of August. Nauticam once again leads the industry by delivering this superior system less than 6 weeks from the initial camera ship date. The NA-D810 Housing
The NA-D810 is an evolutionary marvel. A long list of pioneering engineering breakthroughs from previous Nauticam designs are now standard in NA-D810. The patented housing Locking Latch System has received acclaim worldwide for its ease and functionality. These recessed latches are equipped with safety locks, reduce bulk and require minimal physical effort to engage and release. Port changes have never been simpler than utilizing the Patented Nauticam Locking Port Release. No wrestling, no twisting, no misalignment - just seat and lock. Lens changes are also easily accomplished without removing the camera from the housing using the lens release button logically accessed on the housing front. The lightweight, rugged Nauticam handles are generously contoured with a durable over-mold pr...

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Author : Nauticam
Upload date : 2015-03-31


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It is his passion to capture the kaleidoscopic world of the above and the oceans and bring it to life on visual and print - from the majestic beauty of the wide world above the sea into the vibrant coral reefs & intricate details of marine life. Not only has photography & scuba diving kept Zul in touch with nature, it has also built invaluable friendships among photographers and scuba divers who share the same passion. Zul devotes his time by conducting scuba diving, underwater photography courses and giving talk during scuba exhibition held in this few countries like DRT Okinawa (Japan), TDEX (Thailand), DEEP Indonesia (Indonesia), DRT Shanghai & DRT Hong Kong (China) that brings the mesmerizing world of the deep sea to scrutiny under his camera lens. Finding
In recent years Zul experiment a technique using Luminance, he said with luminance species become more vibrant if apply correctly unlike strobe photography they are limited only by single white light source with Luminance there is more than 25 shade of colours to choose from and is all up to the photographer to imagine and create. Luminance started Luminance technique was discovered in 2004 by experiment with torch light and it was shown on his front cover ...

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Author : Zulkarnain Ng
Upload date : 2015-03-20


UWPC is the largest underwater photo challenge in Asia Pacific, hosted by the Diving and Resort Travel Expo (DRT Show) and EZDIVE magazine. UWPC is open to entrants of all skill levels. Asia Pacific UW Photo Challenge (UWPC) aims at finding excellent underwater photographers, and understanding their works thoroughly. We hope to promote the art of underwater photography and scuba diving in the Asia Pacific Region, and to promote the protection of the marine environment and guide a green and healthy lifestyle through the challenge. Welcome to participate the Asia Pacific UW Photo Challenge! Upload and submit your photos online at www.uwphotochallenge.com Download and read what you have to do to join the contest : How to submit your photo Guidelines The Asia Pacific Underwater Photo Challenge, hosted by DRT Show, is open to entrants of all skill levels. All submitted images must have been taken by the entrant and taken underwater. Each individual can only win one prize or prize package. Entrants with multiple winning entries will be given priority in prizes by value. Any images that have won or placed in photo contests with winning entries may not be submitted. Photographers retain all copyrights to their images. DRT Show and EZDIVE Magazine retain...

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Author : UWPC
Upload date : 2015-01-28


INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of the fourth version of durable and user-friendly LF series LED flashlight the LF800-N and its optional accessory on December 17th, 2014.
The LF800-N runs on 3 x AA batteries providing maximum 800 lumen(*1) with super narrow 5 degree coverage from its handheld compact body. The new dual use on land/underwater LF800-N produces 800lumen/5degree beam only with 3 x AA batteries. In addition to general use on land or dive light underwater, this product is best suited as a pointer or powerful constant lighting source for photography/videography thanks to its native 5000K beam. Optionally available color filter and condenser lens further enhances your creative intent. See LF800N press release for detail as well as explanatory short slide show. ...

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Author : Marino Palla
Upload date : 2014-12-22

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