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Nikon D7100, Ikelite case, will it support 2 x Inon Z-240?

Nikon D7100 Ikelite Inon z-240 strobes

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#1 The Fish

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 01:02 PM

Hope someone can help. I have a Nikon D7100 in an Ikelite case and currently use an Ikelite DS160 strobe. However, it is very heavy and I want to begin doing macro with 2 strobes. My flight case and baggage allowance will not support another DS160! Will my setup successfully support 2 x Inon Z-240 strobes, and if so, is this my best option?

 

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

You should be able to get sync cords to fire the strobes, but you'll lose the TTL



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:37 AM

I can't use sync cords as I would have to use a Y cord and they reportedly damage these strobes.


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:08 PM

I've always used a Y cord with my inon Z240's (currently up for sale, wink wink!) without a problem (not from an Ikelite housing though) and never been aware that they could cause damage. According to the Ikelite website you can use them, just not having the TTL.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:48 AM

Thanks for that. Still undecided.... the DS160 is a very good strobe...


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 01:04 PM

I'd say a lot of it comes down to how much you want the TTL. Apart from that, the inons are lighter and have  cooler colour temp than the DS-160's, although you can easily lower the colour temp of the inons with  a lee gel filter - cheap and effective.

 

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