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Inon Unveils X-2 Housing for the Canon EOS R5
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, October 29, 2021 @ 12:30 AM (EST)

Inon has announced its new housing for the Canon EOS R5. The “X-2” housing has a lightweight aluminum construction and ships with a tray, handles, and quick mount brackets. Ingeniously, the quick mount attachment allows you to switch easily between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations.

The housing ships with an integrated battery-powered TTL converter, calibrated for use with Inon strobes, that makes it possible to control strobe power manually from the camera. The converter supports high-speed continuous shooting at up to 12fps—if your strobes can keep up.

The housing works with Inon’s second-generation MRS (Magnetic Rotary System) ports, where manual focus is controlled by a magnetic ring on the lens coupled to a magnetic control ring on the port, rather than a mechanical gear. This is advantageous for macro shooting, especially when used in tandem with the R5’s focus peaking function. Like X-2 housings for other cameras, the housing features a built-in leak alarm and is compatible with Inon’s straight and angled viewfinders.

Shipping in November, the housing can be preordered now. Contact your nearest Inon dealer for pricing information.

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We are pleased to announce new housing for Canon EOS R5. Detailed information followed on the respective product page once available. The housing will be available in November and now taking pre-order.

TTL Converter

Most advantageous feature is INON original TTL Converter. As the converter is developed and calibrated precisely for underwater environment based on INON strobe protocol, it delivers highly accurate TTL exposure.

TTL converter delivers successful result for rear curtain sync as well

The converter allows to control strobe’s output manually FROM camera. No need to hands off housing to set flash output on strobe not to miss the right moment to capture with different lighting effects.

High speed continuous shooting

Unlike Manual flash mode, the converter provides accurate exposure and supports high speed continuous shooting “12 shots/sec.*” The TTL converter strives less power consumption enabling to operate 100,000 shots plus only by two CR2032 coin cells.


High speed continuous shooting demonstration underwater

Vacuum Leak Sensor (PAT. P)

PAT.P leak sensor ensures housing sealing in 5 minutes before diving. INON unique program switching between pre-dive/dive modes not to make false warning during dive.


Quick mount

The housing is equipped with a quick mount attachment allowing quick switch between horizontal/vertical camera orientation. As lighting position remains same, shooting vertical composition with appropriate lighting. The quick system also allows low angle shot with vertical composition.


S-MRS Port

Patented MRS control system further evolved. The second generation MRS offers less rattle and play enabling to utilize focus peaking function of the camera when focusing manually.


Optional viewfinders provide same magnification as camera’s viewfinder (1.0x) and extends its eye-point. Two options are available: “Straight Viewfinder Unit ll7” or angled “45 degree viewfinder Unit III” to choose depending on shooting conditions.

Lightweight, compact aluminum body

Made from corrosion resistance aluminum alloy by ultraprecise cast manufacturing technique to fuse design, weight and durability in higher dimension. The cast manufacturing technique enables thin body plate with complicated curved design which is not possible with machining. Lightweight and durable aluminum alloy body has acquired reliability, durability and controllability even in severe underwater.

TTL converter, vacuum leak sensor, handles, tray, quick mount brackets, ALL these features are STANDARD.

Supported lenses are:


  • Canon RF35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM
  • Canon EF8-15mm F4L Fish-eye USM


  • Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO
  • Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM
  • Canon RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM
  • Canon EF100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM



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