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S&S YS-D2J vs. Inon Z330

Discussion in 'Strobes and Lighting' started by BalekFekete, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Chris Ross

    Chris Ross Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sydney Australia
    In general for the same camera you need more power for wide angle, but strobe power is directly related to aperture, you might might be using f11- f16 on full frame cameras to get sufficient depth of field. On a TG-6 you are at f2 or f2.8, that is 4 stops less light required, which would land you right about on minimum power if your base exposure was 1/2 power on a full frame camera at f11. You can open up the aperture because depth of field is greater with smaller sensors and in the TG-6 you are quite limited in how much you can close the aperture. The S-2000 and YS-01 are only about 1 stop less powerful than the bigger flashes and you can buy two S-2000 for the price of one Z-330, so the small flashes will also be turned down quite a bit.
    Tripophobia likes this.
  2. Dragonsrock

    Dragonsrock Angel Fish

    Hi Wolfgang,
    My bad! I agree with this statement. I had a previous version of the TG-6 and only ever used it for Macro photography, as such never even considered wide angle. The camera is a great unit and I found it outstanding for macro, hence the comment n the smaller strobes.

  3. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Phoenix, AZ
    FWIW, I had a pair of S&S YS-D2s (not the "J" version) and had one completely flood through the unused sync cable port after only 24 dives on it. S&S customer support was less than helpful and the unit was deemed a total loss, so I bought a pair of INON 330s and have been super happy with them. A bit more powerful than the YS-D2 and personally I think the build quality is better. I agree with the comment above about the battery cap and o-ring twisting potential, but I also like that they use a clear cap so you can see if the o-ring is seated or not. Between the two, my experience has been the INONs were better. YMMV.
  4. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco, California
    I'm still cashing in on the luck....I just added 84 dives to the total count with the YS-D2 strobes I bought in August 2017. They now have about 260 dives on them and are still going strong. Mr. OOO got a pair second hand and they are still going.
  5. Ardy

    Ardy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Australia - Blue Mountains
    I had the same issue and lost a Z240 type 4 after only 10 dives. I also had a SnS cap come off as I had not taken it to the 'click'. Cleaned it out and used if for another 5 years. I bought a SnS D1 to replace the Inon and never had a problem.

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