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IKLITE DS-160 vs INON Z-330

Inon z-330 iklite DS-160 strobe

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#1 hezishohat


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:32 AM



I use Nikon D500 in Nauticam housing.  (currently use fiber only)


I had enough of Burned-out bulb in my Sea&Sea YS-D1   (Last time - in the first day in Socorro islands)

I can get the Inon Z-330 and the Iklite DS-160 for the same price.


Do you think that the bulky  DS-160 have any advantage of the Z330? (except the 2ms faster recycle time)



Thanks, Hezi


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#2 ChrisRoss


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 06:07 AM

you need to change to sync cords with the ikelite or buy the fibre optic converters as well.  The sync cords are another thing to service.  No TTL with a non ikelite housing either as I understand it.  The INON uses AA NiMH batteries while the ikelite uses proprietary packs.  The ikelite has 90 deg coverage and needs diffuser to get to 100, while the Inon is 110 deg of cover without the diffuser.  The ikelite should provide longer battery life and is warmer strobe which has some advantage.  You will need a flash trigger on your D500, but sounds like you may already have that. Seems like it's mostly minuses for the Ikelite strobe on a non ikelite housing?

Edited by ChrisRoss, 27 June 2018 - 06:09 AM.

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