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Inon announces compatibility with RX100 cameras

Inon has released details of the compatibility of their products with the Sony DSC-RX100 series housings for RX100 Mark 1 through to 5 cameras.

Included are Inon’s wide angle and macro conversion lenses, strobes, arms and LED lights.

Press release

Compatibility with Sony DSC-RX100 series/MPK-URX100A

INON INC. is pleased to announce compatibility of existing INON products with SonyDSC-RX100, DSC-RX100M2, DSC-RX100M3, DSC-RX100M4, DSC-RX100M5 and their genuine underwater housing MPK-URX100A (1).

(1) Contact Sony Marketing Inc. for detail of camera. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera available in Japan.

Attachment Lens Compatibility

The MPK-URX100 A underwater housing has 67mm screw mount to attach below INON attachment lenses directly.

For wide imaging, INON “UWL-H100 28M67 Type2” (2)(3) is compatible and its super dome option “Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100” (2) further increases to shoot semi-fisheye imaging.

Left: UWL-H100 28M67 Type2 Right: Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100

For macro shooting, standard magnification UCL-330(4)(5), high power UCL-165M67(4)(5) are compatible. The discontinued high-power and high quality UCL-100M67 is also usable.

Also INON underwater micro fisheye lens UFL-M150 ZM80 (5)(6)(7) is compatible to capture underwater world through a view of a tiny fish to create unique image only by this lens.

Left: UCL-330. Center: UCL-165M67. Right: UFL-M150 ZM80

(2) Vignetting is observed at zoom wide end both on land and underwater. Crop the image after shooting or zoom in until no vignetting is observed

(3) UWL-H100 28M67 Type1 is not compatible. Attempting forced installation of Type1 would cause interference of the lens barrel and housing lens port surface resulting in accidental damage.

(4) From zoom wide end to middle range on land and underwater will have vignetting. Zoom in until no vignetting is observed.

(5) The camera system will have buoyancy when installing only one of this product. Adjust total underwater weight by using other accessories to get slightly negative buoyancy to avoid accidental rapid ascent.

(6) Optional M27-M67 Mount Converter for UFL-M150 ZM80 is required.

(7) When using DSC-RX100M3, DSC-RX100M4 or DSC-RX100M5 with Optical Zoom Only setting, significant vignetting will be observed even at the telephoto end. Change zoom setting to On: Clear Image Zoom and zoom in until no vignetting is observed.

Strobe/LED flashlight 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” products.

Left: S-2000. Center:D-2000. Right:Z-240

Compatible Optical Cable

Left: Optical D Cable Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set installed on DSC-RX100DSC-RX100M2
Right: Optical D Cable Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set installed on DSC-RX100M3DSC-RX100M4DSC-RX100M5 INON LED flashlight LF2700-W/LF800-N/LF1100-W/LF1400-S/LF1000-S/LE700-W/LE700-S/LE350 is also usable to benefit underwater 4K movie function of RX100 series.

Arm System Compatibility

The Grip Base M1 is a base arm firmly attached on an underwater housing with two tripod screws and equipped legs on the base provide stable placement of combined housing. As same as Grip Base D4, 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.

(9) D Holder of Grip Base D4 is for left side use only. When attaching on the right hand side of the housing, space between D Holder and the housing becomes extremely narrow and that obstructs opening/closing the housing buckle.

Set-up Example

* Sony DSC-RX100M5 + Sony MPK-URX100A
* UWL-H100 28M67 Type2
* S-2000(with packaged “-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000”)
* Optical D Cable Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
* Grip Base M1
* Direct Base III
* Carbon Telescopic Arm SS
* Clamp III x 2 * Z Adapter MV

Sample Images

—Subject: Corals
—Equipment: Sony DSC-RX100M5/MPK-URX100A, UWL-H100 28M67 Type2, Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100
—Photo data: Aperture priority (F9, 1/50, ISO400), Zoom wide side 11.0mm (30mm at 35mm film 
equivalent)
—Photo by: R. Hattori (INON INC.) at Kushimoto Marine Park Beach, Kushimoto, Wakayama, Japan.

—Subject: Giant frogfish
—Equipment: Sony DSC-RX100M5/MPK-URX100A, S-2000 Strobe x 2, UWL-H100 28M67 Type2, Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100
—Photo data: Aperture priority (F10, 1/80, ISO400), S-2000 : Manual mode, Zoom wide side 10.5mm (29mm at 35mm film equivalent)
—Photo by: R. Hattori (INON INC.) at “Wannai”, Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan.

—Subject: Painted frogfish
—Equipment: Sony DSC-RX100M5/MPK-URX100A, S-2000 Strobe x 2, UFL-M150 ZM80.
—Photo data: Aperture priority (F11, 1/80, ISO320), S-2000: S-TTL Auto mode, Zoom telephoto end 
25.7mm (70mm at 35mm film equivalent), “Clear Image Zoom” x 1.2
—Photo by: R. Hattori (INON INC.) at “Uchiura beach”, Sue, Kushimoto, Wakayama, Japan

—Subject: Crown-of-thorns starfish
—Equipment: Sony DSC-RX100M5/MPK-URX100A, S-2000 Strobe x 2, UFL-M150 ZM80
—Photo data: Aperture priority (F11, 1/1250, ISO320), S-2000: S-TTL Auto mode, Zoom telephoto end 25.7mm (70mm at 35mm film equivalent), “Clear Image Zoom” x 1.2
—Photo by: R. Hattori (INON INC.) at Kushimoto Marine Park Beach, Kushimoto, Wakayama, Japan.

Relative information on INON web site

*Press release information is as of December 19, 2016 and subject to change without prior notice.