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#1 garyyoss

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:01 AM

Has anyone heard of a new INON strobe coming sometime soon?

The pricing for a new Z-240 has gone down to $539


Edited by garyyoss, 21 January 2017 - 08:01 AM.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 12:41 PM

I had the same thought when I saw the price drop.  I asked Reef Photo if this was a closeout in anticipation of a new model and was told the price drop is simply an attempt to compete, price-wise, with Sea and Sea strobes.  My suspicion is that it has something to do with U.S. dealers losing a lot of sales to Asian dealers when they were selling these for $500-$600 and the U.S. price was $800.

 

In any event, according to Reef, no new model is in the works as far as they know.  I assume they would know.



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:12 AM

I was thinking the same thing and looked into it a bit. 

As of May 2017.....

http://inonnews.blog...obe-discon.html

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:47 AM

It was reported here on wetpixel a month or so ago that Inon is discontinuing the 240 and coming out with a replacement.  However, no searching I have done reveals any details about either the time frame or specs of whatever new strobe is in the works.



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 07:38 AM

Rest assured that if you follow the Wetpixel front page, you will be among the first to know what is going on with the new Inon Strobe  :aggressive:


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 07:53 PM

I hate to say it, but IMHO, Inon is certainly helping to drive Retra orders right now.... With only a day, or so, left to preorder, I'm seriously considering the Retras, as I'm looking to upgrade my strobes from S&S YS-01s....

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:27 AM

I ordered the Retra's a couple months ago--complete system (strobes, battery compartments, shark diffusers, LSD, light narrowing rings) and so far they look like a superb product and a substantial upgrade over either the 240 or ys-D1/2 from the beam shots they posted.  I am sure Inon will come up with a great product, but I am not going to look back, so long as the Retras prove to be reliable (little early adopter nervousness on that, but one of my ys-d1s died so instead of replacing just got the new system).



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 06:01 PM

Yes, there is a new Inon strobe coming, a 300 something or other. Not available in Australia yet, I was asking as one  of my Sea and Seas is playing up...



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 06:49 PM

There is a whole thread on it, some months old, the Z-330.

http://wetpixel.com/...=61091&hl=z330#



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Posted 19 March 2018 - 09:09 PM

It is already in use... Z330

http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=61091

 

I chose Retra instead of the Z330 - but have yet to 'get in the water' with them...

Or is this another Inon model?


Edited by newboy, 19 March 2018 - 09:10 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 12:03 AM

any one know so far how are the new z330 about water leakage ?



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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:30 AM

I don't think anyone has posted anything about water leaks on WP in relation to the Z330. The Z240 was very reliable for not leaking and, I believe, its the same system.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 07:00 PM

Has anyone been able to buy any of these Z330 strobes recently ??

I sold my Oly EM5 gear including the Z240 strobes when I upgraded to a EM1mk2, little did I realise there was a hold up in production/availability of the Z330s Im now considering buying a new set of Z240s :aggressive:



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Posted 07 July 2018 - 11:03 AM

Has anyone been able to buy any of these Z330 strobes recently ??

I sold my Oly EM5 gear including the Z240 strobes when I upgraded to a EM1mk2, little did I realise there was a hold up in production/availability of the Z330s Im now considering buying a new set of Z240s :aggressive:

 

There's another thread about Z330 availability. If you do a Search you should find it.


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