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Inon Confirms Compatibility with Olympus TG-3/PT-056

Inon have announced compatibility of the popular Olympus TG-3 with their accessories.

Popular accessories confirmed:

  • TTL operation for Inon Z-240, D-2000 and S-2000 strobes using the Inon Optical D Cable Type L.
  • UWL-H100 28M67 Type2 Wide Conversion Lens
  • UFL-M150 ZM80 Micro Fisheye lens

* Macro lenses are not compatible. The Tg-3’s microscope mode allows very close focusing without extra lenses.

Full press release below:


■ External Strobe/LED flashlight Compatibility with TG-3/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
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 561 2

・Optical D Cable L Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 562 9

・Optical D Cable SS Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 563 6

・Optical D Cable LL Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 564 3

・Rubber Bush Type L
–Release date: October 23rd, 2014
–JAN code: 456212143 784 5

Optical D Cable Type L Double Hole Rubber Bush Set installed on the housing

Usable External Strobe

・S-2000
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 417 2

・D-2000 Type4
–Available in the market
–Jan Code: 456212143 211 6

・Z-240 Type4
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 251 2

INON LED flashlight LF1100-W/LF1400-S/LF1000-S/LE700-W/LE700-S/LE350 is also usable to benefit variable macro modes of Olympus TG-3, such as [Focus Stacking mode], [Focus Bracketing mode] or shooting underwater full HD movie.

・LF1100-W
–Release date: October 23rd, 2014
–JAN code: 456212143 765 4

・LF1400-S
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 766 1

・LF1000-S
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 764 7

・LE700-W
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 712 8

・LE700-S
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 711 1

・LE350
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 742 5

(*1)
Contact Olympus Imaging Corp. for detail of camera/protector. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/housing available in Japan.

(*2)
“S-TTL Auto” of S-2000/Z-240/D-2000 is usable only when built-in flash of the TG-3 is set to [Fill-in flash].  INON strobe is not compatible with Olympus [wireless RC flash system].

(*3)
Olympus PT-056 has fiber optics adapter for underwater use and above listed INON fiber optics product is directly plugged in the adapter.

■ Lens System Compatibility with TG-3/PT-056 (*1) ■

By attaching Olympus step up ring PSUR-03on the PT-056, below listed INON attachment lenses are usable. (*4)
For wide imaging, INON UWL-H100 28M67 Type2 (*4) is compatible and its super dome option Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100 (*5) further increases to shoot semi-fisheye imaging.

・UWL-H100 28M67 Type2 Wide Conversion Lens (*5)(*6)
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 633 6

・Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100 (*5)(*7)
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 620 6

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

・UFL-M150 ZM80 Underwater Micro Fisheye Lens (*8)
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 621 3

UWL-H100 28M67 Type2 attached on Olympus TG-3/PT-056 (left)
Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100 attached on Olympus TG-3/PT-056 (center)
UFL-M150 ZM80 attached on Olympus TG-3/PT-056 (right)

(*4)
Close-up lenses are not compatible. Advanced “Microscope mode” of the Olympus TG-3 provides high magnification photography without any attachment lenses.

(*5)
Only available when camera’s focal length(zoom position) is set to 28mm(35mm film equivalent) like when selecting “PTWC-01”” as conversion lens in accessory setting of [Camera Menu 2]. The “UWL-H100 28M67 Ttpe2” (and combination with “Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100”) is designed to deliver optimal quality when camera’s focal length is set to 28mm(35mm film equivalent).

(*6)
Using on land with zoom wide end will have vignetting. Crop an image after shooting or slightly zoom to telephoto side.

(*7)
Slight vignetting is observed even at zoom position 28mm(35mm film equivalent) underwater. Crop an image after shooting or slightly zoom to telephoto side.

(*8)
Optional “M27-M67 Mount Converter for UFL-M150 ZM80” is required.

■ Arm System Compatibility with TG-3/PT-056 (*1) ■

・Grip Base D4
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 430 1

・Grip Base M1
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 605 3

・D Holder
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 431 8

・Shoe Base
–Available in the market
–JAN code: 456212143 356 4

The “Grip Base D4” which is equipped with “SPS(Slide Plate System)” to support more than 100 different underwater housings and directly attached on a compatible housing ,and “Grip Base M1” which is a base arm specifically designed for midsize underwater housing for micro four thirds digital SLR, are compatible.

Wide variety of INON adapters/bases is compatible 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.

■ TG-3/PT-056 set-up example ■

・Olympus TG-3 + Olympus PT-056
・LF1100-W
・Single Light Holder LF
・Shoe Base

・Olympus TG-3 + Olympus PT-056
・Olympus step up ring PSUR-03
・S-2000 Starter Kit D4 (with packaged “-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000”)
・Optical D Cable Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
・UWL-H100 28M67 Type2
・Lens Hood II for UWL-H100

 

・Olympus TG-3 + Olympus PT-056
・Olympus step up ring PSUR-03
・D-2000
・-0.5 White Diffuser 2 (External Auto) (with packaged “Red Filter LE”)
・Optical D Cable Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
・Grip Base D4
・D Holder Extension Bar
・M67 Lens Holder S
・Stick Arm S Set Z-MV
・LF1100-W (with packaged “Wide Filter LF-W”)
・Single Light Holder LF
・Shoe Base
・UWL-H100 28M67 Type2
・Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100

・Olympus TG-3 + Olympus PT-056
・Olympus step up ring PSUR-03
・S-2000 (with packaged “-0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000”) x 2
・Optical D Cable Type L/Double Hole Rubber Bush Set
・Optical D Cable Type L
・LF1100-W (with packaged “Wide Filter LF-W”) x 2
・Strobe Light Holder LF x 2
・Z Joint x 2
・YS Adapter WB MV x 2
・Grip Base D4
・D Holder
・Direct Base III x 2
・Clamp III x 2
・UFL-M150 ZM80
・M27-M67 Mount Converter for UFL-M150 ZM80

■ TG-3/PT-056 sample images ■

–Subject/Shooting distance: Sea whip/approx. 30cm (11.8in)
–Equipment:
Olympus TG-3/PT-056, S-2000 Strobe x 2
–Photo date:
Aperture priority, ISO200, WB Sunny, S-2000: Manual mode
・Without Wide Conversion Lens (upper left)
Zoom wide end 4.5mm (25mm at 35mm film equivalent), 1/160, F2.0
・With UWL-H100 28M67 Type2 Wide Conversion Lens (upper right)
Zoom wide side 5.1mm (28mm at 35mm film equivalent), 1/160, F2.2
・Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100 (lower left)
Zoom wide side 5.1mm (28mm at 35mm film equivalent), 1/200, F2.2
(Slight vignetting is trimmed off after shooting)
–Photo by:
R.Hattori (INON INC.) at “Bitagane”, Atami, Shizuoka, Japan

–Subject/Shooting distance: Soft corals/approx. 50cm (1.6ft)
–Equipment:
Olympus TG-3/PT-056, S-2000 Strobe x 2, Olympus step up ring PSUR-03,
UWL-H100 28M67 Type2, + Dome Lens Unit II for UWL-H100
–Photo date:
Program Auto, 1/50, F11.0, ISO200, WB Underwater,
Zoom wide side 5.1mm (28mm at 35mm film equivalent),
S-2000: S-TTL Auto
(Slight vignetting is trimmed off after shooting)
–Photo by:
R.Hattori (INON INC.) at “Bitagane”, Atami, Shizuoka, Japan

–Subject/Shooting distance: Ceratosoma trilobatum/approx. 5cm(2in)
–Equipment:
Olympus TG-3/PT-056, S-2000 Strobe x 2, Olympus step up ring PSUR-03,
UFL-M150 ZM80
–Photo date:
Aperture priority, 1/80, F4.5, ISO200, WB Sunny,
Zoom telephoto side 15.4mm (85mm at 35mm film equivalent),
S-2000: Manual mode
–Photo by:
R.Hattori (INON INC.) at “Bitagane”, Atami, Shizuoka, Japan

–Subject/Shooting distance: Cleaner shrimp/approx. 5cm(2in)
–Equipment:
Olympus TG-3/PT-056, LF1400-S x 2
–Photo date:
Super Macro mode, 1/400, F18, ISO250, WB Auto,
Zoom telephoto end 18.0mm (100mm at 35mm film equivalent),
LF1400-S at [FULL] mode.
–Photo by:
R.Hattori (INON INC.) at “Jizouiwa”, Sue, Kushimoto, Wakayama, Japan

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2 comments

  1. Abdul situmorang June 29, 2016

    Is UFL-M150 ZM80 Underwater Micro Fisheye Lens compatible with G-16+ fantasea? I want to buy it but want to ensure that they are compatible. Many thanks in advance

  2. Ran Mor
    Ran Mor June 30, 2016

    Hi Abdul,

    The lens should work on the FG16. We sent you the details via email.

    Thanks!

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