Inon has released the X-2 housing for the Canon EOS 60D SLR camera. It is constructed of cast aluminum and is designed with Canon’s “Capture the Moment” philosophy; which allows for easy and intuitive access to key controls. External flash exposure and triggering is via fiber optic and the housing is compatible with all existing Inon viewfinders. It is also available without a viewfinder for those that already own one. Lastly, ports are available for a wide range of lenses, including the new Canon EF8-15mm F4L Fisheye USM lens, with the Inon magnetic MRS system being used for zoom/focus.
Availability and price are to be confirmed.
New X-2 for EOS60D is unveiled.
INON INC. has offered time-proven X housings and releases its new lightweight cast body housing model for Canon D-SLR camera EOS60D.
The Canon EOS60D is full blown digital SLR with APS-C sized 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor, a new high performance DIGIC 4 Image Processor and 9 points cross-type précised AF system. The EOS60D supports high quality full HD movie (1920 x 1080) with its EOS HD video mode which is now used for TV program or filming movies.
The INON X-2 for housing is exclusively designed for EOS60D, built on the concept of Capture the Moment and further refined its stress-free control layout for intuitive operation underwater thanks to joint development with professional photographers. INON offers an underwater camera system in total with S-TTL Auto strobe, viewfinder, MRS Port, LED flashlight and wide range of arm products all from INON to capture the decisive moment.
- Lightweight and compact ultraprecise cast aluminum body:
The X-2 for EOS60D is made from corrosion resistance aluminum alloy by ultraprecise cast manufacturing technique to fuse design, weight and durability in higher dimension. The cast manufacturing technique enables thin body plate with complicated curved design which is not possible with machining. Lightweight and durable aluminum alloy body has acquired reliability, durability and controllability even in severe underwater.
- Stress-free control layout to Capture the Moment:
Cast manufacturing allows flexible design to realize unique features for trouble-free imaging, where your right thumb and mid finger securely hold a housing without effort, index finger can naturally access to the shutter release lever and adjusting aperture or shutter speed can be easily obtained without seeing those dials during checking composition through its viewfinder. The INON X-2 for EOS60D pursues intimate controllability to “capture the moment” in addition to accessibility to all necessary controls/dials for underwater photography.
*For the concept of Capture the Moment, Quick Control Button, Multi Controller which requires to check the LCD pane, and Quick Control Dial lock release button are not accessible.
- Proven and Reliable Waterproof Design Buttons:
Dial levers are not directly attached on the aluminum alloy housing body but installed via brass bearings to prevent the aluminum housing body from galling caused by sliding of buttons and movement of dial levers to secure waterproof property. Only minimum parts replacement can refresh these controls even you need to change bearings. Buttons and dial levers carry oil bearing type INON yellow O-rings to prevent accidental flooding due to lack of grease. Also their size is thicker than required to enhance waterproof property.
- Fully Compatible with “S-TTL:”
Auto Strobe System Flooding-free four Optical D Connectors are equipped as standard feature to benefit simple yet reliable “S-TTL” Auto shooting simply by plug-in Optical D Cable Type L. It is important to effectively transmit built-in flash light to fiber optics to benefit accuracy of S-TTL Auto. The X-2 for EOS60D housing is equipped with a mirror inside to induce built-in flash light to Optical D Connectors properly to provide stable and accurate S-TTL Auto exposure control.
- Interchangeable 4 viewfinders:
INON offers four different finder units to serve every needs. You can remove/install a finder unit by yourself with supplied dedicated tool to support you to choose appropriate finder unit depending on subject/shooting condition.
- Wide variety of lens port to support from ultra macro to fish-eye imaging
Wide variety of lens system are supported including newly released Canon EF8-15mm F4L Fisheye USM lens, macro lenses such as EF-S60mm F2.8 Macro USM, EF100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM and so on. All compatible lens ports are made from optical lens (multi-coated) to exploit high quality image captured by EOS60D. With INON unique MRS Port system turning lens barrel by magnetic attraction where you can control focusing without mechanical stress as like to adjust focusing by focusing ring directly on land. Off course INON UFL-MR130 EFS60 Underwater Micro Fisheye Lens is compatible so you can make unique footage with EOS HD movie function.
- Relative information:
UFL-MR130 EFS60 Underwater Micro Semi-Fisheye Relay Lens.
Part numbers and release dates:
- X-2 for EOS60D FW (with Finder Window) –Release date: October 20th , 2011–JAN code :456212143 662 6
- X-2 for EOS60D PF2 (with Pick-up Finder 2) –Release date: October 20th , 2011–JAN code :456212143 661 9
- X-2 for EOS60D 45VF (with 45°Viewfinder) –Release date: October 20th , 2011–JAN code :456212143 660 2
- X-2 for EOS60D STVF (with Straight Viewfinder) –Release date: October 20th , 2011–JAN code :456212143 663 3
- X-2 for EOS60D FL (without finder)–Release date: October 20th , 2011–JAN code :456212143 664 0