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In Topic: Sea & Sea YS-D2 vs Inon Z330

24 August 2018 - 10:22 AM

I have had the Inon z240's for 10 years with no problems ever, and even managed to bring one back to life after flooding the battery compartment. I have used the Z330's on 8 dives so far with no issues. I bought the Z330s without even considering the other new strobes Retra, Sea&Sea, etc...  based solely on my experience with the reliable z240. So far the z330 has not disappointed.   I have not decided yet whether or not to sell the z240s, or keep them as macro strobes. 

In Topic: Inon Z-330 In Stock?

05 July 2018 - 03:28 PM

I've been ordering from Yuzo at uwdigitalcamera.com  for ten years without any problems. They are a reputable dealer out of Japan, so the only drawback is an all Japanese manual. 

In Topic: Inon Z240 Battery Compartment... Watertight?

01 July 2018 - 08:31 AM

The o-ring had been severed from the twisting pressure... Im assuming thats the pop that I heard, because the strobe itself was fine.

In Topic: Inon Z240 Battery Compartment... Watertight?

30 June 2018 - 10:06 AM

Lubing the o ring on a regular basis is important not only to prevent pinches when screwing them down, but to prevent the o-ring from breaking from the twisting pressure. I heard a pop when I was underwater one time and noticed the strobe stopped firing and then the red light  went out. When I got out I saw that the o-ring had burst and the battery compartment was flooded. However, I rinsed the compartment with fresh water and went over the contacts with vinegar and the strobe recovered just fine. 

In Topic: Inon Z240 Battery Compartment... Watertight?

22 June 2018 - 10:09 AM

From what I understand the battery compartment is sealed from the rest of the strobe. But the pressure from flooding the compartment can cause a crack in the compartment resulting in exposure to the rest of the strobe. So I guess it depends on the severity of the flood and how long the batteries are stewing in salt water. I flooded a strobe and it was fine after cleaning it with vinegar.