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Inon announces underwater tripod system

Inon has released details of their new underwater tripod system. Designed to be modular, the tripod consists of a “Tripod Hub” that can have a variety of legs, ferrules, shoe mounts or the new “UW Pan head” attached to it. The latter is a specific 3-way ballhead specifically designed differ underwater use.

The Inon underwater tripod system is shipping now. Please consult with your local Inon dealer for pricing.

Press release

Underwater Tripod System

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of new underwater tripod system consists of UW Tripod Hub and UW 3-Way Pan head on May 31st, 2018. * UW Tripod Hub —Release date: May 31st, 2018.
—JAN code: 456212143 868 2
* UW 3-Way Pan head —Release date: May 31st, 2018.
—JAN code: 456212143 869 9

UW Tripod Hub

UW 3-Way Pan head

Product features ■

(*1) After using, make sure to rinse the product in fresh water to dissolve salt deposit and apply grease according to respective user manuals.

UW Tripod Hub features

Example set-ups with Carbon Telescopic Arm SS, Carbon Telescopic Arm S, Carbon Telescopic Arm M and Carbon Telescopic Arm L (from the left)

Example set-ups with Stick Arm XS-T, Stick Arm SS-T and Stick Arm S-T (from the left)

Left: Rubber ferrule. Right: Spike ferrule

Left: Application using rubber ferrules. Right: Enlarged image of rubber ferrule

Example set-ups with UW 3-Way Pan head, Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC Head, Shoe Base M6 Head, Shoe Base BALL Head and underwater housing(from the left)

(*2) Compatible Shoe Base products are Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC, Shoe Base M6 and Shoe Base BALLas their head part can be separated. Those head parts are available in the market as below.
* Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC Head
* Shoe Base M6 Head
* Shoe Base BALL Head

UW Tripod Hub at high, middle and low position (from the left).

Left: Packaged Lower Elevator being attached. Right: Raised UW 3-Way Pan head.

Highest configuration with the UW 3-Way Pan head being raised in its highest position by bundled Lower Elevator and combined Carbon Telescopic Arm L are fully extended.

Underwater housing hung down from the UW Tripod Hub by installing the elevator upside-down.

Left: An 1 kg dive weight is hung by a lanyard. Right: An 1 kg dive weight is attached on the edge of leg part by Weight Plate Screw, Direct Base III and Clamp III.

Left: 3 x 2 kg dive weights are attached on tripod legs (configuration overview) Right: 3 x 2 kg dive weights are attached on tripod legs (tripod legs)

UW3-Way Pan head Features

(3) The bundled Pan head Adapter Base is usable only when a housing is equipped with two tripod screw holes (1/4 in.) with center-to-center distance of 33~80mm/1.3~3.1in. on its bottom.
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4) To install an underwater housing combined with INON Grip Base M1, the underwater housing has to have two tripod screw holes (1/4 in.) with center-to-center distance of either 33~40mm/1.3~1.6in. or 44~80mm/1.7~3.1in. on its bottom.
(*5) To install an underwater housing combined with INON System Base II (Main Base II), the underwater housing has to have two tripod screw holes (1/4 in.) with center-to-center distance of 47 ~80mm/1.9~3.1in. on its bottom.

Specifications with Different Arms

Detailed specifications (height/height with lowering elevator/lowest height/collapsed size) with different arms installed as tripod legs are available on below link page:

Underwater Tripod System Specifications [PDF: 595KB]

Compatible Products

UW Tripod Hub 【Leg mount] * Carbon Telescopic Arm SS/S/M/L
* Stick Arm XS-T/SS-T/S-T/M-T
UW Tripod Hub 【Elevator】
* UW 3-Way Pan head
* Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC Head Shoe Base M6 Head
* Shoe Base BALL Head
* Single Light Holder LE for Tripod
* Single Light Holder LF for Tripod
* Tripod Adapter
* SD Mount Cage for HERO3/3+/4, SD Front Mask STD, SD Front Mask for HERO5/6, SD Mount Base UWH1, SD Mount Base for TG-Tracker
* Underwater housing equipped with 5mm or deeper 1/4in-20UNC tripod screw hole
UW 3-Way Pan head 【Base】
* UW Tripod Hub
UW 3-Way Pan head 【Head】
* Underwater housing equipped with 5mm or deeper 1/4in-20UNC tripod screw hole
* Grip Base M1
* Main Base II

Relative information on INON web site