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INON announce new D200 strobe

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INON release new Super Midrange Strobe – The D200

The next generation lightweight and reasonable standard D-200 strobe equipped optically designed dome lens offering wide 110 degree coverage underwater without any diffuser which can sacrifice power, was released on September 8th, 2018.

Features

  • Dome Lens delivers underwater coverage 110 degree 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 sacrificing any power to accomplish underwater coverage of a circular 110 degrees.

Furthermore, the D-200 has overcome the drawback of a high-power strobe which has long flash duration and reaches full power in significantly shorter period of time after flashing.

Together with flashing system in sync with pre-flash and main flash of camera’s built-in flash, the D-200 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 prevent it shining onto the 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 degree. Intuitive operation with light clicks offers comfortable adjustment even underwater.

  • Radiation system to release generated heat inside

The D-200 strobe is equipped with circular metal heatsink carrying high thermal conductivity around 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 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

Not 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 degree with all powerful output coming through. Comparing to the previous D-2000 strobe, both of power and underwater coverage has been improved.

  • 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 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 Manual flash control is onboard to support professional use requiring fine flash output adjustments.

  • Wide Variety of Dome Filters

The D-200 strobe has a bayonet system to hold a strobe dome filter (*2) 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

Underwater weight of the D-200 is 4g/0.14oz negative including the Strobe Light Shade and 4 x AA batteries (eneloop), which is much lighter than previous model D-2000 strobe (underwater weight: 47g/1.7oz) supporting comfortable strobe position adjustment when shooting or swimming.

  • Optical Trigger Supported

The D-200 is equipped with high performance slave sensor to trigger optically by optical triggering signal (i.e. camera’s built-in flash).

For more information please visit the INON UK website by clicking here.

Nick and Caroline (Frogfish Photography) are a married couple of conservation driven underwater photo-journalists and authors. Both have honours degrees from Manchester University, in Environmental Biology and Biology respectively, with Nick being a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a former high school science teacher with a DipEd in Teaching Studies. Caroline has an MSc in Animal Behaviour specializing in Caribbean Ecology. They are multiple award-winning photographers and along with 4 published books, feature regularly in the diving, wildlife and international press They are the Underwater Photography and Deputy Editors at Scubaverse and Dive Travel Adventures. Winners of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Photo-journalist of the Year for a feature on Shark Diving in The Bahamas, and they have been placed in every year they have entered. Nick and Caroline regularly use their free time to visit schools, both in the UK and on their travels, to discuss the important issues of marine conservation, sharks and plastic pollution. They are ambassadors for Sharks4Kids and founders of SeaStraw. They are Dive Ambassadors for The Islands of The Bahamas and are supported by Mares, Paralenz, Nauticam and Olympus. To find out more visit www.frogfishphotography.com

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Take an immersive dive below the waves off the Welsh coast using 360 VR: Black Bream (Watch Video)

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A week-long series from Jake Davies…

Below the waves off the Welsh coast, there are a range of species and habitats that can be seen. However, you don’t have to venture too far from the shore to see them or don’t have to leave the comfort of your home. Using 360 videos provides an immersive feeling of being below the water and encountering many species and habitats from diving one of the most important habitats and species that aren’t often seen whilst diving. For more of an experience of being below the waves, the VR videos can be viewed using a VR headset.

Take a VR dip into the blue waters off the Welsh coast with a species which are often shy with divers, the Black Bream (Spondyliosoma cantharu).

Black bream are often very wary of divers underwater, however they were curious to find out more about the VR camera. As a species, black bream are a more southerly distributed species however, over the decades with waters warming they’re distribution has increased northerly. During the summer period, they come inshore to breed and males will build nests and protect the eggs.


Follow Jake aka JD Scuba on the YouTube channel @Don’t Think Just Blog.

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Jeff chats to… Underwater Photographer and Cinematographer Marty Snyderman (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Underwater Photographer and Author Marty Snyderman.

Honored with the 2018 NOGI Award in the Arts by the Underwater Academy of Arts and Sciences, an EMMY Award for cinematography, a Reaching Out Award in 2008 as a photographer presented by the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association’s (DEMA), Marty Snyderman is a widely published still photographer and author who has worked to conserve and share the magic of the undersea world for more than four decades.

Marty serves as the Marine Life Editor of Dive Training magazine and the Senior Editor of California Diving News. His still photography has been used by many major diving and wildlife publications, natural history museums, and aquaria. Representing Nikon Inc., Sea&Sea USA, and through his own one-on-one courses taught on Zoom, Marty has taught underwater photography in person and offered instruction as a magazine columnist for more than four decades. He enjoys sharing what he has learned and takes a lot of pride in his ability to teach others.

With his partner Eric Riesch, Marty has recently launched a publishing company – www.wisedivers.com –  specializing in a line of eBooks for anyone interested in the world beneath the waves. Their first book, 101 Tips for Underwater Photographers, was released in February 2021. Amazing Animals You Can See Underwater, Volumes One and Two, will be released next month. All are available through Apple Books and Amazon.

Find out more about Marty and his work at www.martysnyderman.com.


Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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