INON Z-330 ULTRAWIDE STROBE - REGULAR RETAIL PRICE IS 33,600, SPECIAL PRICE FOR PREORDERING IS 31,600 AT THIS POINT BUT LIMITED TO FIRST SHIPMENT ALLOCATION!!! PREORDERS CAN BE MADE ONLINE OR AT THE SHOP. FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED ONLINE FOR RESERVATION ON FIRST ARRIVAL SHIPMENT.
Here is my thoughts on the new Inon strobes for the well awaited INON global Z-330 strobe. Apart from the common knowledge that this is a guide number 33 in meters. Here are some thoughts on the new strobes advantage for the underwater photographer.
- Stronger guide number from 24 for Z240 to now 33. In actual use, it’s a +/- a meter gain in distance capability depending of course on camera settings.
- Color temp is the same as the Z240, so your settings will not change.
- Dome acrylic front - wider coverage of light vs that of Z240
- Power control knob - less confusing to use as now the knob stops at lowest power or maximum power. Z240 control continuously rotates and needs to be visually verified on where it is set. The new control allows you to feel the clicks and set accordingly. Plus it has a bigger control knob especially when your fingers are soft from too much diving. Is there such a thing as too much diving?
- Although not a major issue if you know how to use your light when edge lighting, the rotating flanges helps to minimize back scatter if you are pointing your strobe directly to subject.
- Previous Fiber optic cables and mount s are still compatible, but at this point the inon snoot and diffusers are not compatible as the mount ring is different. Probably they will release an adapter for it in the future. Kelvin diffusers are still not available at this point but maybe available when strobes are released.
- External auto feature has been removed and only STTL, Low and Manual have been retained.
Once I get hold of a strobe I can use continuously, I will release my thoughts on it. We will be making available strobes for use when they are available for those who are looking from the fence for an upgrade. Send us a note for your interest.
Prices have not yet been finalized but will probably be in the 700 USD price range. Actual availabilty will be announced soon and we are taking pre-orders as the allocation is very limited.
We will be accepting pre-orders and expected release is before the end of 2017.