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#41 Phil Rudin

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:44 AM

Regarding the Nikonos V type single and dual sync cords, I have two Inon Z-220 strobes that have been in the field for well over twenty years and Z-240 strobes that have been in use for over six years now. I have moved over to using fiber optic cords in the past few years but prior to that I used dual Sea & Sea sync cords for many years with excellent results. When I did have a failure in the system if was always as a result of the cord and/or bulkhead connector, not the strobe.

I don't beleave that Inon has ever even sold a hard wired cord for the strobes and have always relied on Sea & Sea for cords.

Regarding the Sea & Sea YS-D1 I did a review on the strobe for Under Water Photography magazine (uwpmag.com issue #69) and I did not have the battery problem. I did use the strobes in manual quite a bit because that is my shooting style. While I thought the strobes did a good job I will continue to stay with the Inon strobes based on my past success in 1000's of dives with zero service issues. I would also highly recommend the color temp filters for wide angle use with the current Inon Z-240 D-2000 and S-2000 strobes. I have the 4900K -0.5 stop filters and I am sure that the 4600K filters work just as well.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

really useful info Phil

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:32 AM

Went to order the 4600K colour temp filters and Yuzo in Japan informed me that both the 4600K and 4900K are included with the strobes at no extra cost as part of an inon promotion. Thanks Inon :-)

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

Went to order the 4600K colour temp filters and Yuzo in Japan informed me that both the 4600K and 4900K are included with the strobes at no extra cost as part of an inon promotion. Thanks Inon :-)


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

made a new post sorry

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:48 AM

I have two Inon Z-220 strobes that have been in the field for well over twenty years


Might be a typo here. I don't remember when the Z220 was released, but I think it is only about 10 years old?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:22 AM

You are of course correct, I got the Z-220's in 2002.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:12 AM

Went to order the 4600K colour temp filters and Yuzo in Japan informed me that both the 4600K and 4900K are included with the strobes at no extra cost as part of an inon promotion. Thanks Inon :-)

It sounds like that deal is only with purchase of new strobes - is Inon offering anything if you just want the filters for Inon strobes you already own?
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:00 AM

I only ever shoot in manual mode but I've just bought a second YS-D1 (total 2) to go with my three Z-240 because I was so impressed with the output of the YS-D1. However, I note that the modelling light of my first YS-D1 sometimes comes on at depth and there's nothing I can do to turn it off.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:20 AM

You can take the batteries out John.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:52 AM

Alex, the water pressure makes it impossible to open the battery compartment although I agree if one could take the batteries out the modelling light would go off but recycling time would also be extended (until you dried the battery compartment out after the dive).

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

Jak, Dangerzone, and Jlyle,
Can you tell me if your strobes are within or outside of the range of serial numbers that were recalled?

Thanks

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

Jak, Dangerzone, and Jlyle,
Can you tell me if your strobes are within or outside of the range of serial numbers that were recalled?

Thanks


The two that I originally purchased in August that were replaced by Sea & Sea were within the recall range. The replacements that I received at the end of September, one of which blew a flash tube a few weeks ago, were not within the recall range.

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