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Inon Releases X-2 Housing for Canon EOS 80D
By Joanna Lentini, January 22, 2018 @ 06:00 PM (EST)

Inon has announced the official release of their corrosion-resistant, aluminum alloy X-2 housing for the Canon EOS 80D. The Inon X-2 housing has been ergonomically designed to provide “trouble-free operation.” This lightweight housing is fully compatible with S-TTL Auto Strobe Systems, interchangeable viewfinders, and supports a wide variety of lens ports from super-macro to fisheye.

The housings are now available on a build-to-order basis.



INON Product Release Information No. 492

X-2 for EOS80D

INON INC. is pleased to announce the official release of new lightweight cast body housing model for Canon D-SLR camera EOS80D (*1) on January 5th, 2018 at build-to-order basis. (*2)

  • X-2 for EOS80D FW (with Finder Window)
    -- Release date: January 5th, 2018
    -- JAN code: 456212143 855 2
  • X-2 for EOS80D PF2 (with Pick-up Finder 2) (*3)
    -- Release date: January 5th, 2018
    -- JAN code: 456212143 854 5
  • X-2 for EOS80D 45VF (with 45°Viewfinder)
    -- Release date: January 5th, 2018
    -- JAN code: 456212143 853 8
  • X-2 for EOS80D FL (without finder) (*4)
    -- Release date: January 5th, 2018
    -- JAN code: 456212143 857 6
  • X-2 for EOS80D STVF (with Straight Viewfinder) *Available from limited stock.
    -- Release date: January 5th, 2018
    -- JAN code: 456212143 856 9


X-2 for EOS80D FW (with Finder Window) (back)  

X-2 for EOS80D PF2 (with Pick-up Finder 2) (back) 

X-2 for EOS80D 45VF (with 45° Viewfinder) (back) 

X-2 for EOS80D FL (without finder) (back) 

X-2 for EOS80D STVF (with Straight Viewfinder) (back) 


Contact Canon Inc. for detail of「EOS 80D」. INON Inc. confirms product compatibility based on a camera/lens available in Japan.

These housings are manufactured on build-to-order system. Delivery time may vary depending on production.

Existing "Pick-up Finder Unit for X-2" user can use it as“Pick-up Finder 2” by replacing original “Pick-up Finder Unit (camera side module)” with optional "Pick-up Finder 2 Unit (camera side module)". Please contact your INON dealer for detail.

For a customer who owns INON viewfinder. 

X-2 for EOS80D

The Canon EOS80D is a crop sensor camera for prosumers with improved 45-point type all-cross AF system while 19-point type all-cross with EOS70D, capturing a subject precisely in any composition. Dual Pixel CMOS AF where each single pixel on the CMOS sensor consists of two independent photodiodes enabling you to shoot video like a camcorder with smooth, fast, and accurate autofocus.

The INON X-2 for EOS80D housing is built on the concept of “More freely. More photos.” The first priority to design the housing is to provide light underwater weight. Having more hollow space inside of the housing creating more buoyancy to acquire 285% less underwater weight which is equivalent to two of INON Float Arm M (buoyancy 135g per unit) comparing to the previous X-2 for EOS70D. When you shoot with swimming by a school of fish or need precise focusing on macro shooting, the lightweight and user-friendly X-2 for EOS80D housing supports to capture your precious moment. Buttons and levers on the housing are carefully located as much as like camera's control itself for intuitive operation underwater and succeed the same style of X-2 series housing to hold the housing directly by the right hand as the depth of the housing is same as the previous X-2 for EOS70D housing.

Product Features 

● Lightweight and Compact Ultra Precise Cast Aluminum Body:

The X-2 for EOS80D is made from corrosion resistant aluminum alloy by ultraprecise cast manufacturing technique enabling thin body plate with complicated design which is not possible with machining. More curvature designs for easy handling and reserve space effectively to reduce underwater weight. The robust aluminum alloy body has acquired reliability, durability and controllability even in severe underwater to fuse design, weight and durability in higher dimension. 

Front and rear body is made of corrosion resistant aluminum alloy by cast manufacturing 

● Stress-free Control Layout to Capture the Moment:

Cast manufacturing allows flexible design to put various ingenuities for trouble-free underwater operation as like controlling camera on land, where your right thumb and mid finger securely hold a housing without effort, index finger can naturally access to the shutter release lever and aperture or shutter speed can be easily adjusted without seeing those dials during checking composition through the viewfinder. The INON X-2 for EOS80D pursues intimate controllability to “capture the moment” in addition to accessibility to all necessary controls/dials for underwater photography (*5). The housing is equipped lever to access to AF area selection mode button to benefit 45-point type all-cross AF feature offered by the EOS 80D. 

Canon EOS80D and X-2 for EOS80D Housing
Multi-Controller and Multifunction lock switch are not accessible

● Proven and Reliable Waterproof Design:

Buttons, dial levers are not directly attached on the aluminum alloy housing body but installed via brass bearings to prevent the aluminum housing body from galling caused by sliding of buttons and movement of dial levers to secure the waterproof property. Only minimum parts replacement can refresh these controls even you need to change bearings. Buttons and dial levers carry oil bearing type INON yellow O-rings to prevent accidental flooding due to lack of grease. Also, their size is thicker than required to enhance the waterproof property. Those dials and levers employ double yellow O-ring structure to maintain stable controllability and secure water-proof property. 


Brass bearings for buttons, dials and levers 

● Fully Compatible with “S-TTL” Auto Strobe System:

Flooding-free four Optical D Connectors are equipped with a standard feature to benefit simple yet reliable “S-TTL” Auto shooting simply by plug-in Optical D Cable Type L. It is important to effectively transmit built-in flashlight to fiber optics to benefit accuracy of S-TTL Auto. The housing is equipped with a mirror inside to induce built-in flashlight to Optical D Connectors properly to provide stable and accurate S-TTL Auto exposure control.

● Durable Paint and Corrosion Suppression Unit to Protect Housing:

The housing body is coated with special painting to add superior corrosion resistance and wear resistance. In addition, the front body and rear body has a zinc corrosion suppression unit one each on the bottom. As zinc corrodes in seawater before housing body to suppress erosion of the housing. 

Zinc Corrosion Suppression Unit on the front/rear body 

● Four Interchangeable Viewfinders:

INON offers four different finder units; Finder Window, Pick-up Finder 2, 45° Viewfinder, Straight Viewfinder to accommodate with various subjects/shooting conditions as like selecting camera lens. 

● Wide Variety of Lens Port to Support from Ultra macro to Fish-eye Imaging:

A wide variety of lens systems are supported such as EF-S60mm F2.8 Macro USM, EF100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM for macro, EF8-15mm F4L Fisheye USM  for fish-eye imaging, video-oriented EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-S10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM and so on. All compatible lens ports use the optical lens (multi-coated) to exploit high image quality captured by EOS80D. With INON unique MRS Port system turning lens barrel by magnetic attraction where you can control focusing without mechanical stress as like to adjust focusing by focusing ring directly on land. Of course, INON UFL-MR130 EFS60 Underwater Micro Fisheye Lens is compatible so you can shoot unique footage. 

Various ports support a wide range of camera lens systems including wide, macro and fish-eye

● Variety of Genuine Accessories:

An S-TTL Auto strobe, Optical D Cable, viewfinder, MRS Port, LED flashlight, wide variety of arm system etc., INON INC. manufactures all those equipment independently to offer underwater camera system for more comfortable underwater imaging. 

Wide set-up example with dual strobe and float arms 

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