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Inon announces lens support for Sony RX0

Inon are shipping two conversion lenses for use with the Sony RX0 ultra-compact camera housed in the Sony MPK-HSR1 waterproof housing. The UWL-100 28M55 offers a minimum focus distance of 118mm (4.6 in) with an FOV of 100°. The UCL-G165 M55 offers a minimum focus distance of 96mm (3.8 in). Both attach via the 55mm thread on the housing.

Both lenses are shipping now. Please consult you local Inon dealer for pricing details.

Press release

INON Optics Supports SONY DSC-RX0/MPK-HSR1

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of two attachment lenses on February 3rd, 2018.

UWL-100 28M55

UCL-G165 M55

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

(2) Vignetting is observed on land but underwater will not have vignetting.

(3) The Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-100 is NOT compatible due to vignetting.

(4) This lens is the M55 screw mount version of currentUWL-100 28AD instead of original bayonet mount. Please contact your local dealer if you wish to replace original bayonet mount of the UWL-100 28AD with this M55 screw mount.

(5) Designed for underwater use only. Vignetting is observed on land but underwater will not have vignetting.

(6) This lens is the M55 screw mount version of currentUCL-G165 SD instead of original bayonet mount. Please contact your local dealer if you wish to replace original bayonet mount of the UCL-G165 SD with this M55 screw mount.

UWL-100 28M55Wide Conversion Lens Product Features

Attached Directly on the Genuine Underwater Housing MPK-HSR1

Left: Without attachment lens.
Right: With the UWL-100 28M55 Wide Conversion Lens

UCL-G165 M55 Underwater Wide Close-up Lens Product Features

*All images are taken from same distance to compare distortion (pincushion aberration).

Upper left: Without lens. Minimum focusing distance underwater is approx. 65cm/2.1ft.
Upper right: With UCL-G165 M55. Minimum focusing distance underwater is approx. 96mm/3.8in.
Lower left: With UCL-330 via step-up ring. Minimum focusing distance underwater is approx. 202mm/8.0in.
Lower right: With UCL-165 M67 via step-up ring. Minimum focusing distance underwater is approx. 135mm/5.3in.

(7) Measured distance between a subject and lens edge when autofocus works underwater (in a tank).
(8) Focal length based on 35mm film equivalent.

Features

UWL-100 28M55 Wide Conversion Lens (2) (3) (*4)

Outer diameter/length: φ87.4mm(3.4in)/43.4mm(1.7in)
Weight: [Air] 386g(13.6oz)/[Underwater] 222g(7.8oz)
Mount system: INON M55 Mount
Depth rating: 60m (197ft)
Material/surface finishing: Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy/rigid black alumite
Lens material/coating: Optical glass/anti-reflection coating
Construction: 4 groups 4 elements
Maximum incident angle(9): 100.0 degree (underwater)

UCL-G165 M55 Underwater Wide Close-up Lens (5)(6)

Outer diameter/length: φ77mm(3.0in)/25.5mm(1.0in)
Weight: [Air]217g(7.7oz) / [Underwater]135g(4.8oz)
Mount system: INON M55 Mount
Depth rating: 60m(197ft)
Material/surface finishing: Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy/rigid black alumite
Lens material/coating: Optical glass/anti-reflection coating
Construction: 2 groups 2 elements
Focal length(10): 165mm(3.5in) *Underwater use only.

(9) Actual lens coverage varies depending on camera’s shooting mode.

(10) Focal length of the lens itself. Not combined focal length with camera’s master lens.

Set up example

* Sony DSC-RX0/genuine underwater housing MPK-HSR1
* UWL-100 28M55+Lens Hood II for UWL-100 28AD
* LF3100-EW
* Single Light Holder LF
* Shoe Base

* SonyDSC-RX0/genuine underwater housing MPK-HSR1
* UCL-G165 M55
* LF3100-EW
* Grip Base M1
* Single Light Holder LF
* Direct Arm YS-MV Set

*The Grip Base D4 is NOT compatible due to housing depth.

* SonyDSC-RX0/genuine underwater housing MPK-HSR1
* UWL-100 28M55+Lens Hood II for UWL-100 28AD
* LF3100-EWx2
* Grip Base M1+D Holder
* Single Light Holder LFx2
* Direct Arm YS-MV Set x 2
* Z Adapter MV 1/4-20UNC
* Clamp III
* M67 Lens Arm
* UCL-165M67 *Use as an LCD magnifier

*Above set-up needs to remove pre-installed Shoe Adapter by an Allen key (supplied with the housing) to replace with Z Adapter MV 1/4-20UNC.

Comparison images among different lenses at minimum focusing distance

Left: Without lens. among different lenses at minimum focusing distance
Center: With UWL-100 28M55. Shot at minimum focusing distance of the lens (approx. 12cm/4.7in).
Right: With UCL-G165 M55. Shot at minimum focusing distance of the lens (approx. 10cm/3.9in).

Sample images

—Subject: Yellow goosefish
—Equipment: Sony DSC-RX0/MPK-HSR1, UWL-100 28M55, LF3100-EW x 2
—Photo data: Manual exposure mode (F4, 1/40, ISO100), photo taken at minimum focusing distance (approx. 12cm/4.7in)
—Photo by: T. Aihara (HAMAYUU Marine Service) at “Wannai”, Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan

—Subject: Yellow goosefish
—Equipment: Sony DSC-RX0/MPK-HSR1, UCL-G165 M55, LF3100-EW x 2
—Photo data: Manual exposure mode (F4, 1/40, ISO100), photo taken at minimum focusing distance (approx. 10cm/3.9in)
—Photo by: T. Aihara (HAMAYUU Marine Service) at “Wannai”, Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan

—Subject: Longnose hawkfish
—Equipment: Sony DSC-RX0/MPK-HSR1, UCL-G165 M55, LF3100-EW x 2
—Photo data: Manual exposure mode (F4, 1/100, ISO400), photo taken at minimum focusing distance (approx. 10cm/3.9in.)
—Photo by: T. Aihara (HAMAYUU Marine Service) at “Wannai”, Osezaki, Shizuoka, Japan

*Sample images courtesy of HAMAYUU Marine Service

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*Press release information is as of January 30th, 2018 and subject to change without prior notice.