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Is the Z330 on backorder everywhere right now or does anyone know of a place that has stock available for purchase now?

 

Amy

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I received mine very fast after ordering from Japan, through the link Paolo mentioned. There are now Ebay listings trying to gouge would be buyers listing at $300 over retail with $50 shipping, making the total price $1000 per strobe.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/INON-Strobe-Flash-Z-330-Underwater-ultra-wide (weitwinkel)-110-220-lumen-Lighting-EMS-Japan/263758486784?epid=25015326894&hash=item3d693b1d00:g:j7oAAOSwE7Jajft6

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Reef Photo told me there was an 8-month wait based on orders vs supply. Here's hoping that they can ramp up production sooner than that.

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I would only order from a reputable vendor and place that deposit. It's going to be a long wait for it.. longer if you want to wait till they have 1

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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.

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I would only order from a reputable vendor and place that deposit. It's going to be a long wait for it.. longer if you want to wait till they have 1

 

yes of course , the same for me : reputabel vendor is a must !

 

The link I posted in my previous post is UWdigitalcamera ( Japan ) : I bought many time from them ( since 2007 ) without any problem .

 

About INON Z330 : I ordered 2 of them end of february and receive in just one week .

All perfect . (.... yes japanise manual ... but all the fuction are the same old INON Z240 )

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Several years ago I bought some underwater photography gear from Yuzo Kanda who ran https://www.uwdigitalcamera.com/store/ in Japan, I’m sure many other Wetpixelers bought gear from him as well as well

 

I understood that the business was shut down last year when Yuzo retired.
Like a lot of other UW photographers I have been trying to source new Inon Z330 strobes from various suppliers in Hong Kong, Singapore, here in Oz and the US.
The only place that I’ve found that has been able to supply these was the new owner of the uwdidigitalcamera business Hideki who took it over last year.
Because these new strobes are so bloody hard to get a hold of some suppliers who have stock are price gouging to take advantage of the shortage

I found Hideki’s pricing quite competitive, he has shipped two strobes to me that are due early next week.I will update once Ive got my hands on them.

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Backscatter (West)came through for me in May 2018(I ordered when they were announced in November 2017) my other dealer keep losing my order and then wanter deposit! I received in time for my annual Key Largo photo trip,exposure tests showed almost 2 stops brighter the my Z-240's!

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My Z330 strobes arrived today from Japan I just need to order the fibre optic cable connector to the strobe.

Looking forward to giving them a work out on a Red Sea trip in September.

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