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Inon Announces Mid-Range D-200 Strobe
By Joseph Tepper, September 5, 2018 @ 02:30 PM (EST)

Inon has unveiled the D-200—a mid-range strobe with a guide number of 20. The strobe is designed to fill the void of the now-discontinued D-2000. While the guide number is only 20, the D-200 has the same underwater coverage of the higher-end Inon Z-330 (110 degrees).

The appearance of the D-200 is so similar to its “bigger brother” that the press release email jokingly mentioned that Inon “didn’t just paint [a] Z-330.” The D-200 is bundled with a strobe light shade, which is designed to limit ghosting or flares. The shade rotates 360 degrees to allow maximum flexibility regardless of strobe positioning. 

Othere features include a 220-lumen shutter-linked auto off focus light and an internal heat reduction system. The D-200 will be available in September 2018 with a price of around $500. Read the press release below for more info. 


 

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PRESS RELEASE

The next generation lightweight and reasonable standard D200 strobe equipped optically designed dome lens offering wide 110-degree coverage UNDERWATER without any diffuser which can sacrifice power. 

 

Dome Lens Delivers UNDERWATER Coverage 110 Degrees Without Sacrificing Power. Guide Number 20.

Precisely designed front dome lens together with INON’s unique T-shape twin flash widens powerful strobe light without sacrifice any power to accomplish UNDERWATER coverage circular 110 degrees. 

Not as like a conventional translucent diffuser which can widen coverage while it has to sacrifice power and store heat inside, this specially designed dome lens diffuse light thanks to reflection ratio of air, acrylic, and water to attain UNDERWATER coverage 110 degrees with all power output coming through. Comparing to the previous D2000 strobe, both of power and underwater coverage has been improved. 

Furthermore, the D200 has overcome the drawback of high-power strobe which has long flash duration and reaches to FULL power in a significantly short period of time after start flashing. 

Together with flashing system in sync with pre-flash and the main flash of camera’s built-in flash, the D200 can deliver full power even at 1/1000 high shutter speed setting without cutting power 

 

Bundled Strobe Light Shade to Prevent Shining Camera Lens

The Strobe Light Shade is bundled as a standard accessory to cut a part of strobe light to benefit not shining camera lens directly to dramatically suppress ghost or flare and backscatter when the strobe is located to significantly close to a lens port or using side lighting technique. The shade rotates 360 degrees. Intuitive operation with light clicks offers comfortable adjustment even underwater. 

 

Radiation System to Release Generated Heat Inside

The D200 strobe is equipped with circular metal heatsink carrying high thermal conductivity around the light emitting area. The heatsink can release heat generated inside of the strobe by each shot effectively to underwater. Improved heat tolerance has resolved heat problem typically accompanied with powerful strobe. No stress with the sudden stop of flashing to cool down. 

 

220 lumen, Shutter-linked AUTO OFF Focus Light

The built-in Shutter-linked Auto-Off Focus Light delivers 220lm brightness to support when focusing a subject and cease in synch with the shutter release and automatically turns ON again. To aim optical axis of the Focus Light in line with strobe light’s optical axis, the Focus Light has a Fresnel lens in front supporting more accurate strobe aiming and improved usability. 

 

Conspicuous Phosphorescence Back Panel and Improved Intuitive Control Dials

Using white base high-intensity phosphorescence material for the back panel to improve visibility both during day and night dive. 

Also, control dials are enlarged for user-friendly controllability even through thick gloves during cold water diving. 

 

S-TTL Auto /13 Steps Manual Flash Mode

INON’s proven and reliable auto exposure system S-TTL is equipped to benefit you with easy yet reliable accurate exposure. In addition, optimized high-performance slave sensor never miss the camera’s trigger signal even faint or partially damaged fiber optics cable can trigger the strobe to offer faultless triggering. 

Precisely 1/2EV. increments 13 steps Manal flash control is onboard to support professional use requiring fine flash output adjustments. 

 

Wide Variety of Dome Filters

The D200 strobe has a bayonet system to hold a strobe dome filter to attach/remove easily. 

Besides bundled Strobe Dome Filter SOFT which protects dome lens surface and softens strobe light, optional Strobe Dome Filter ND which steps down at -4EV, Strobe Dome Filter [4600K] which changes native color temperature to 4600K and Strobe Dome Filter [4900K] which changes to 4900K are available. 

 

Underwater weight -4g/0.14oz, Dramatically Lightweight

The underwater weight of the D200 is 4g/0.14oz negative including the Strobe Light Shade and 4 x AA batteries (Eneloop), which is much lighter than previous model D2000 strobe (underwater weight: 47g/1.7oz) supporting comfortable strobe position adjustment when shooting or swimming. 

 

Optical Trigger Supported

The D200 is equipped with high-performance slave sensor to trigger optically by optical triggering signal (i.e. camera’s built-in flash). 

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