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Help : Newbie needs advise on strobe

Discussion in 'Strobes and Lighting' started by P.K.A., Oct 15, 2020.

  1. P.K.A.

    P.K.A. Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Philippines
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    I m new to uw photography and I trying to get some colour to my pictures. I m using TG5 and planning to pair it with YS-03 Solis (USD430 for set package)

    However, a friend of mine is selling his used Inon D-2000 ( discontinued product) to me. He is offering me at USD230 ( strobe, optic cable, float arm and clamp).

    The question is; do I get a new strobe the YS-03 Solis or the used Inon D-2000?
    Help please....
     
  2. Barmaglot

    Barmaglot Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Israel
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    Go for the D-2000. It's got a power output similar to that of YS-03, and a modeling light plus, most importantly, manual mode option on top of that. You can still run it in TTL, but manual mode is an option, unlike YS-03 which is TTL-only.
     
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  3. Chris Ross

    Chris Ross Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sydney Australia
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    Another vote for the D2000, INON have a good reputation for reliability. Forget the instructions though - too confusing. This guide from Reef photo runs through how to set it up.

    Selecting the proper settings for INON strobes

    The float arm may or may not be right for your setup - too much buoyancy is no good - you would need to try that out on your rig to see. Having a manual setting is a bid plus.
     
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  4. P.K.A.

    P.K.A. Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Philippines
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    Thanks for your insight...it helps a lot
     
  5. P.K.A.

    P.K.A. Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Philippines
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    Thanks for your insight and the link...
     
  6. Hoag

    Hoag Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ontario - Just outside of the GTHA
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    I agree. I used to have an Inon D2000 and it was an outstanding strobe! I would go for it in a heartbeat, especially at that price.
     
  7. P.K.A.

    P.K.A. Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Philippines
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    tks Hoag...
     
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