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Powerful close-up lenses for GoPro New!


 
INON INC. further expands its optical product lineup to explore GoPro camera’s macro capability with two close-up lenses; UCL-G100 SD and UCL-G55 SD. The former provides double magnification of the UCL-G165II SD and the latter powers up to four times magnification. (The magnification factor is the scale ratio. The area ratio is the square of the scale ratio.) Each of the two products  is equipped with focusing guide that intuitively shows the minimum shooting distance for the UCL-G100 SD and the minimum shooting distance and focus range for the UCL-G55 SD, respectively, drastically easing the effort of focusing and providing a powerful tool for capturing in-focus video. The width of the Focus Stick, two sticks attached on the lens barrel, indicates the horizontal shooting range (when F.O.V. is set to WIDE), and it can be instantly flipped up when not in use. You can change the orientation of the Focus Stick vertically as well. The Focus Stick can be removed from the lens when necessary like during transportation etc.

Powerful close-up lenses for GoPro New!


INON INC. further expands its optical product lineup to explore GoPro camera’s macro capability with two close-up lenses; UCL-G100 SD and UCL-G55 SD. The former provides double magnification of the UCL-G165II SD and the latter powers up to four times magnification. (The magnification factor is the scale ratio. The area ratio is the square of the scale ratio.) Each of the two products  is equipped with focusing guide that intuitively shows the minimum shooting distance for the UCL-G100 SD and the minimum shooting distance and focus range for the UCL-G55 SD, respectively, drastically easing the effort of focusing and providing a powerful tool for capturing in-focus video. The width of the Focus Stick, two sticks attached on the lens barrel, indicates the horizontal shooting range (when F.O.V. is set to WIDE), and it can be instantly flipped up when not in use. You can change the orientation of the Focus Stick vertically as well. The Focus Stick can be removed from the lens when necessary like during transportation etc.

UCL-G100 SD Underwater Close-up Lens
UCL-G55 SD Underwater Close-up Lens

UCL-G100 SD Underwater Close-up Lens
-- Coming soon
-- JAN/EAN Code : 457001812 087 9

UCL-G55 SD Underwater Close-up Lens
-- Coming soon
-- JAN/EAN Code : 457001812 088 6

  UCL-G100 SD UCL-G55 SD
Lens construction  2 groups 2 elements 2 groups 3 elements
Body material
/finishing
Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy / rigid black alumite, PC etc.
Lens material/coating Optical glass / both side coating
View angle(underwater)  Approx. 90° Approx. 45°
Depth of field  7.0cm / 2.7in to 15.2cm / 5.9in 4.8cm / 1.8in to 6.2cm / 2.4in
Compatible camera HERO4 and later
Size Lens
77mm / 3.0in (diameter)
26.8mm / 1.1in (length)
77mm / 3.0in (diameter)
25.2mm / 1.0in (length)
With Focus Stick
W172 x H 91 x D95mm / W6.7 x H3.5 x D3.7in [Focus Stick extended]
W172 x H125 x D29mm / W6.7 x H4.9 x D1.1in [Focus Stick folded]
W121 x H 91 x D87mm / W4.7 x H3.5 x D3.4in [Focus Stick extended]
W121 x H120 x D28mm / W4.7 x H4.7 x D1.1in [Focus Stick folded]
Weight 174g / 6.1oz (lens standalone, air)
49.6g / 1.7oz (Focus Stick standalone, air)
102g / 3.5oz (with Focus Stick, underwater)
184g / 6.4oz (lens standalone, air)
45.4g / 1.6oz (Focus Stick standalone, air)
116g / 4.0oz (with Focus Stick, underwater)
Depth rating 60m / 196.9ft
Mount system INON SD Mount
Remarks Compatible INON “SD Front Mask” is required to use the attachment lens.
UCL-G100 SD Underwater Close-up Lens

UCL-G100 SD Underwater Close-up Lens
-- Coming soon
-- JAN/EAN Code : 457001812 087 9

Lens construction 2 groups 2 elements
Body material
/finishing
Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy /
rigid black alumite, PC etc.
Lens material/coating Optical glass / both side coating
View angle(underwater) Approx. 90°
Depth of field 7.0cm / 2.7in to 15.2cm / 5.9in
Compatible camera HERO4 and later
Size Lens
77mm / 3.0in (diameter)
26.8mm / 1.1in (length)
With Focus Stick
W172 x H 91 x D95mm / W6.7 x H3.5 x D3.7in [Focus Stick extended]
W172 x H125 x D29mm / W6.7 x H4.9 x D1.1in [Focus Stick folded]
Weight 174g / 6.1oz (lens standalone, air)
49.6g / 1.7oz (Focus Stick standalone, air)
102g / 3.5oz (with Focus Stick, underwater)
Depth rating 60m / 196.9ft
Mount system INON SD Mount
Remarks Compatible INON “SD Front Mask” is required to use the attachment lens.


UCL-G55 SD Underwater Close-up Lens

UCL-G55 SD Underwater Close-up Lens
-- Coming soon
-- JAN/EAN Code : 457001812 088 6
Lens construction 2 groups 3 elements
Body material
/finishing
Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy /
rigid black alumite, PC etc.
Lens material/coating Optical glass / both side coating
View angle(underwater) Approx. 45°
Depth of field 4.8cm / 1.8in to 6.2cm / 2.4in
Compatible camera HERO4 and later
Size Lens
77mm / 3.0in (diameter)
25.2mm / 1.0in (length)
With Focus Stick
W121 x H 91 x D87mm / W4.7 x H3.5 x D3.4in [Focus Stick extended]
W121 x H120 x D28mm / W4.7 x H4.7 x D1.1in [Focus Stick folded]
Weight 184g / 6.4oz (lens standalone, air)
45.4g / 1.6oz (Focus Stick standalone, air)
116g / 4.0oz (with Focus Stick, underwater)
Depth rating 60m / 196.9ft
Mount system INON SD Mount
Remarks Compatible INON “SD Front Mask” is required to use the attachment lens.

Lens Features for Different Shooting Situations

The UCL-G165II SD provides a wide angle of view and a deep depth of field suitable for macro photography capturing the surrounding environment with a subject.  The UCL-G100 is an easy-to-use, all-purpose close-up lens with a significantly shorter minimum focus distance while maintaining an underwater angle of view similar to that of the GoPro® alone and a deeper depth of field than other lenses in its class. The UCL-G55 enables ultra-high magnification close-up photography unprecedented with GoPro® and is specially designed for photographing small critters such as nudibranchs.

Comparison of angle of view

 
Depth of field comparison

Lens Features for Different Shooting Situations

The UCL-G165II SD provides a wide angle of view and a deep depth of field suitable for macro photography capturing the surrounding environment with a subject.  The UCL-G100 is an easy-to-use, all-purpose close-up lens with a significantly shorter minimum focus distance while maintaining an underwater angle of view similar to that of the GoPro® alone and a deeper depth of field than other lenses in its class. The UCL-G55 enables ultra-high magnification close-up photography unprecedented with GoPro® and is specially designed for photographing small critters such as nudibranchs.
 

Comparison of angle of view

 
Depth of field comparison

Changing Field of View Setting of GoPro for Further Magnification

The distance between two sticks represents a shooting range when GoPro® is set to "WIDE". GoPro® has several field of view settings, and with "Linear" or other narrower angle of view, it is possible to shoot at an even higher magnification. Shooting at a high resolution such as 4K with "1.4x" zoom can enlarge the subject even more with relatively less image quality degradation.
 

*The UCL-G55 SD provides ultra-high magnification, so using a tripod is recommended for handshake-free video.

Angle of view by lens


Video by : Yasushi Setoguchi

Changing Field of View Setting of GoPro for Further Magnification

The distance between two sticks represents a shooting range when GoPro® is set to "WIDE". GoPro® has several field of view settings, and with "Linear" or other narrower angle of view, it is possible to shoot at an even higher magnification. Shooting at a high resolution such as 4K with "1.4x" zoom can enlarge the subject even more with relatively less image quality degradation.

*The UCL-G55 SD provides ultra-high magnification, so using a tripod is recommended for handshake-free video. 

Angle of view by lens


Video by : Yasushi Setoguchi

Blur-free Focus Aid Feature (PAT.P)

Rotation example
 
 
Shooting scenery

Visually indicates the distance to focus, and can easily fold not to limit camera placement.

The Focus Stick width covers the field of view when the camera is set to WIDE. With the UCL-G100 SD, the tip of the Focus Stick indicates the minimum focusing distance, and the depth of field is 8.2 cm/3.2 inch from the tip. With the UCL-G55 SD, two protrusions on each stick indicate depth of field to locate a subject between the two protrusions for in focus filming. It is easy to take sharp and crispy high magnification close-up video by referring to the Focus Stick and checking the composition on the rear monitor. The Focus Stick rotates 360° and has clicks every 90°, so it can be instantly flipped up when not in use. Vertical installation is also possible. The Focus Stick body is attached to the lens with retaining screw ring and can be separated from the lens when not in use.
 

Blur-free Focus Aid Feature (PAT.P)

Rotation example

The Focus Stick width covers the field of view when the camera is set to WIDE. With the UCL-G100 SD, the tip of the Focus Stick indicates the minimum focusing distance, and the depth of field is 8.2 cm/3.2 inch from the tip. With the UCL-G55 SD, two protrusions on each stick indicate depth of field to locate a subject between the two protrusions for in focus filming. It is easy to take sharp and crispy high magnification close-up video by referring to the Focus Stick and checking the composition on the rear monitor. The Focus Stick rotates 360° and has clicks every 90°, so it can be instantly flipped up when not in use. Vertical installation is also possible. The Focus Stick body is attached to the lens with retaining screw ring and can be separated from the lens when not in use.
 

Shooting scenery

Visually indicates the distance to focus, and can easily fold not to limit camera placement.


Focus Stick for UCL-G165II

Focus Stick for UCL-G165II
-- Coming soon
-- JAN/EAN Code : 457001812 089 3

Compatible with " UCL-G165II SD ". Can be set either the top or bottom of the lens. The tip of the Focus Stick indicates the minimum shooting distance with the UCL-G165II SD ; the far end of the depth of field is 25 cm/9.8 inch from the stick tip. The Focus Stick tip also indicates edge of the field of view when the camera is set to Linear. The Focus Stick rotates 360° and has clicks every 90°, so it can be instantly flipped up when not in use. 

*Not compatible with the previous “UCL-G165 SD”.

Body material
/finishing
ABS, PC etc.
Compatible Lens UCL-G165 II SD Underwater Wide Close-up Lens
Compatible Camera HERO4 and later
Size With UCL-G165II SD
W91 x H141 x D125mm / W3.5 x H5.5 x D4.9in [Focus Stick extended]
W110 x H141 x D29mm / W4.3 x H5.5 x D4.1in [Focus Stick folded]
Weight 41g / 1.4oz (Focus Stick standalone, air)
246g / 8.6oz (with UCL-G165ll SD, air)
135g / 4.7oz (with UCL-G165ll SD, underwater)
Remarks Not compatible with the previous “UCL-G165 SD”.

*GOPRO, HERO, the GOPRO logo, and the GoPro Be a Hero logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro, Inc.
*Specification is subject to change without prior notice.

Focus Stick for UCL-G165II

Focus Stick for UCL-G165II
-- Coming soon
-- JAN/EAN Code : 457001812 089 3

Body material
/finishing
ABS, PC etc.
Compatible Lens UCL-G165 II SD Underwater Wide Close-up Lens
Compatible Camera HERO4 and later
Size With UCL-G165II SD
W91 x H141 x D125mm / W3.5 x H5.5 x D4.9in [Focus Stick extended]
W110 x H141 x D29mm / W4.3 x H5.5 x D4.1in [Focus Stick folded]
Weight 41g / 1.4oz (Focus Stick standalone, air)
246g / 8.6oz (with UCL-G165ll SD, air)
135g / 4.7oz (with UCL-G165ll SD, underwater)
Remarks Not compatible with the previous “UCL-G165 SD”.
 
Compatible with " UCL-G165II SD ". Can be set either the top or bottom of the lens. The tip of the Focus Stick indicates the minimum shooting distance with the UCL-G165II SD ; the far end of the depth of field is 25 cm/9.8 inch from the stick tip. The Focus Stick tip also indicates edge of the field of view when the camera is set to Linear. The Focus Stick rotates 360° and has clicks every 90°, so it can be instantly flipped up when not in use.

*Not compatible with the previous “UCL-G165 SD”.

 


*GOPRO, HERO, the GOPRO logo, and the GoPro Be a Hero logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro, Inc.
*Specification is subject to change without prior notice.


Release date and other details will be posted on our website when finalized.

Release date and other details will be posted on our website when finalized.

December 28, 2023
INON INC.
  
*Press release information is as of December 28, 2023 and subject to change without prior notice.