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Inon Announces Three New Shoe Bases
By Joanna Lentini, January 23, 2018 @ 05:30 PM (EST)

Left: Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC, Center: Shoe Base M6, Right: Shoe Base BALL
 

Inon has released three new types of shoe bases for strobes and action cam use: Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC, Shoe Base M6, and Shoe Base BALL. Each base features either a 1/4 inch screw, M6 screw, or ball joint, and can be attached to a tripod. Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC and Shoe Base M6 feature a wide range of motion up to 360 degrees. The shoe bases will provide users with more secure use on an accessory shoe.

Contact your Inon dealer for prices.
 



PRESS RELEASE

Product Release Information No. 491

Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC, Shoe Base M6 and Shoe Base BALL

INON INC. is pleased to announce the official release of three different new type of Shoe Bases offering simple yet compact strobe/light/action camera etc. installation on the Accessory Shoe (Cold Shoe) of underwater housing from various brands. They are: Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC, Shoe Base M6, and Shoe Base BALL. Each of them works as a shoe base with a 1/4 in. screw, M6 screw or ball-joint and disassembled upper part of them are attachable on a tripod. These new shoe bases provide more secure installation on an accessory shoe.

  • Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC
    — Release date: December 27th, 2017
    — JAN Code: 456212143 848 4 
  • Shoe Base M6
    — Release date: December 27th, 2017
    — JAN Code: 456212143 847 7 
  • Shoe Base BALL
    —Release date: January 11th, 2018
    —JAN Code: 456212143 852 1 

Features

Directly attached on the Accessory Shoe of a conventional underwater housing etc. or INON Shoe Base Spacer, etc. (*1) 

Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC installation example


These new Shoe Bases are designed to separate upper Head Adapter and lower Shoe Base Adapter. All Head Adapters has 1/4 tripod screw hole on its bottom to attach on a tripod etc.

All Head Adapters are available separately while Shoe Base Adapter is identical among three Shoe Bases to create different combination only with an optional other type Head Adapter.

From upper left: Head Adapter of Shoe Base 1/4-20 UNC, Shoe Base M6, and Shoe Base Ball Lower: Shoe Base Adapter

Head Adapter standalone is usable as tripod head


Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC and Shoe Base M6 is equipped with a ball head to support wide movable range (360-degree rotatable and 180-degree back and forth) with compact body. These two Shoe Bases have a Locking Wingnut on the side to lock movement or unlock to adjust combined product orientation. These design/construction provide intuitive controllability and ample load capacity to hold combined product. (*2) 

 

Left Image: Shoe Base 1/4-20 UNC 360 Degree Horizontal Movement, Right Image: 180 Degree back and forth movement
 

Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC

A Shoe Base equipped with 1/4-20UNC male screw on its head adapter to attach a conventional digital camera or underwater housing directly as they originally have 1/4-20UNC female screw hole on the bottom(*2).

Use INON Single Light Holder LE/LF for Tripod when attaching INON LE/LF series LED flashlight. 

 

Left: Z-330 strobe attached on an underwater housing via Shoe Base M6, Center: GoPro HERO6 Black/SD Front Mask for HERO5/6 attached on an underwater housing via Shoe Base M6, Right: S-2000 strobe attached on an underwater housing via Shoe Base M6 
 

Shoe Base BALL

A versatile Shoe Base equipped with ball-joint as its head adapter to link with INON Arm II system compatible ball-joint via Clamp III (*2). 

Left: LF3100-EW attached on an underwater housing via Shoe Base BALL, Center (L): 2 x LF3100-EW attached on an underwater housing via Shoe Base BALL, Center (R): S-2000 strobe attached on an underwater housing via Shoe Base BALL, Right: GoPro HERO6 Black/SD Front Mask for HERO5/6 attached on an underwater tripod via head adapter of Shoe Base BALL. (*The underwater tripod in the image is to be released in 2018) 


Compatible products:

  • All Shoe Adapter

An Accessory Shoe of underwater housing/Mount Base/Video Base (*2). Shoe Base Spacer
Shoe Base Adapter D4
Shoe Base Adapter X-2

Please refer to link to see compatibility with underwater housings on INON web site. Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC, Shoe Base M6, Shoe Base BALL Compatibility

  • Shoe Base 1/4-20UNC 1/4 Tripod Screw

Single Light Holder LE for Tripod
Single Light Holder LF for Tripod
SD Mount Cage for HERO3/3+/4, SD Front Mask STD, SD Front Mask for HERO5/6, SD Mount Base for TG-Tracker, SD Mount Base UWH1

An action camera/compact digital camera equipped with 1/4-20UNC tripod screw hole (depth: 5mm/0.2in. or more)

  • Shoe Base M6, M6 Screw

INON strobes Z-330, S-2000, Z-240, D-2000, D-2000S, D-2000W/Wn, D-180,

D-180S, Z-220, Z-220S, Z-220F
SD Mount Cage for HERO3/3+/4, SD Front Mask STD, SD Front Mask for HERO5/6,

SD Mount Base for TG-Tracker, SD Mount Base UWH1 (*3)

  •  Shoe Base BALL Ball adapter Clamp III

Clamp

(*1) Optional Accessory Shoe Spacer for Canon is required when installing these products on an accessory shoe of Canon housing.

 

Accessory Shoe Spacer for Canon


(*2) This product is designed to make simple set-up to attach strobe/light/compact digital camera /action camera etc. on a water-proof housing or tripod. So attaching too heavy product or too many products could cause excessive load on this product and combined water-proof housing or abrupt movement of the combined product could happen leading to personal injury, damage or malfunction.

(*3) Optional Rubber Spacer is required when installing on the SD Mount Cage for HERO3/3+/4. Please consult with your purchasing dealer for detail. 
 



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