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Inon announces mount base for Sony Action Cam

Inon has announced its UWH1 SD Mount base for use with the Sony 4K FDR-X3000 action camera in its MPK-UWH1 housing. This allows the use of Inon’s SD Semi Fisheye Conversion (UFL-G140) and SD Wide Close-up (UCL-G165) lenses with the camera. The base is supplied with an SD Mount Base that allows arms, handles and tripods to be attached.

The UWH1 SD Mount Base is available now. Please contact your local dealer for pricing information.

Press release

Accessory for Sony FDR-X3000/MPK-UWH1

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of accessory for the 4K action camera, Sony FDR-X3000 (1) and its genuine underwater housing, MPK-UWH1(1) on October 27, 2016.

Left: SD Mount Base UWH1

Right: Mount Adapter for SD Mount Base/SD Front Mask (packaged accessory)

(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

SD Mount Base UWH1 specifications

Size (including protruded parts): 65.4mm/2.6in(W), 88.0mm/3.5in(H), 83.6mm/3.3in(D)
Weight: 70g/2.5oz(air)/, approx.40g/1.4oz(underwater)
Material/surface finishing: Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy/rigid alumite, POM etc.

Compatible lens and recommended shooting distance

Left: SD Mount Base UWH1 + UFL-G140 SD

Right: SD Mount Base UWH1 + UCL-G165 SD

(4) Select SteadyShot (Movie) “Act” when shooting video as “Std” and “OFF” cause slight vignetting. Select SteadyShot (Still) “ON” when shooting still image
(5) Excessive camera movement may result vignetting even SteadyShot (Movie) “Act” is selected.
(6) This lens is designed only for underwater use. (When using on land, distant subject is not in focus, angle of view is not as wide as rated and vignetting will be observed)
(7) This lens is designed only for underwater use. (When using on land, vignetting will be observed)

Front/Bottom

Combination with Direct Base III / Z Joint / Z Adapter MV / packaged Mount Adapter for SD Mount Base/SD Front Mask/ Male Adapter (option)

Set-up Example


Sony FDR-X3000 + Sony MPK-UWH1

SD Mount Base UWH1 + Mount Adapter for SD Mount Base/SD Front Mask (packaged)

D Holder(*Single D Holder can be attached on either right/left side)

Sony FDR-X3000 + Sony MPK-UWH1
SD Mount Base UWH1 + Mount Adapter for SD Mount Base/SD Front Mask (packaged)
D Holder

Direct Base YS RT

Single Light Holder LF

LF2700-W (with packaged “Wide Filter LF-W”)

Sony FDR-X3000 + Sony MPK-UWH1
SD Mount Base UWH1 + Mount Adapter for SD Mount Base/SD Front Mask (packaged)

UFL-G140 SD
D Holder
Stick Arm SS Set YS-MV

Single Light Holder LF

LF2700-W(with packaged “Wide Filter LF-W”)

M5 Joint

AD Lens Holder for Float Arm

UCL-G165 SD

Sony FDR-X3000 + Sony MPK-UWH1

SD Mount Base UWH1

FL-G140 SD

Direct Base III

Clamp III

Carbon Telescopic Arm S

Sony FDR-X3000 + Sony MPK-UWH1
SD Mount Base UWH1 + Mount Adapter for SD Mount Base/SD Front Mask (packaged)
UFL-G140 SD
Tripod

Sony FDR-X3000 + Sony MPK-UWH1
SD Mount Base UWH1
UFL-G140 SD
Direct Base III x 2
Clamp III
M6 Plate Direct Base III
X-2 for EOS6D, 100mm Macro set

Sample image with/without INON attachment lens

Shooting without the lens less than camera’s minimum focusing distance away from a subject results in out of focus as in the left image while using the UFL-G140 SD lens taken at same distance delivers crispy subject and captures wide area. (Recommended shooting distance: 4cm / 1.6in to ∞(infinity) from lens surface.)

Left: Without attachment lens
Right: With UFL-G140 SD Underwater Semi-fisheye Conversion Lens

—Subject/shooting distance: Giant frogfish/10cm (3.9in)
—Equipment: Sony FDR-X3000 / MPK-UWH1 and LF2700-W x1
—Photo data:Screen shot from video clip 1080p(30fps), Angle setting: Wide, Scene setting: “N”(normal), Image stabilization: SteadyShot (Movie) “Act”
—Photo by: R. Hattori (INON INC.) at “Wannai”, Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan

Related Information on INON Website

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Press release information is as of October 27, 2016 and subject to change without prior notice.