The Z-240 is INON's flagship model designed for professionals demanding high performance lighting with modern digital camera systems, and film camera systems. The Z-240 provides high performance, innovative features and versatility in a package about one half the size of conventional strobes.
Multiple flash modes, including S-TTL, 24-step External Auto, 13-step Manual & Nikonos TTL for film camera support.
Connect with electrical cable or fiber optic cable. Light, compact body with powerful 24 Guide Number (ISO 100, Air x 1 meter; GN=79/feet), 100 degree circular beam, 13 step manual adjustment, manual ON, shutter linked auto OFF focus light supporting auto and manual focus, advanced pre-flash cancel circuitry, compatible with INON "Clear Photo System."
High Power - Powerful 24 Guide Number (ISO 100, Air x 1 meter; GN=79/feet) for DSLR users shooting small apertures in macro, or lighting reefscapes with fullframe fisheye lenses. Latest technologies harnessed to make internal components with even higher power in the same lightweight, compact package as its predecessor, the Z-220. Uses common AA batteries 320 full flash outputs per set of AA NiMH (2,700mAh) batteries to fill the large cards of modern DSLR systems. High power without bulky dedicated battery packs.
Super fast recycle time: 1.6 seconds after full dump when using AA NiMH (2,700mAh) batteries.
Clean daylight color temperature: 5500K for an unbiased, "natural" baseline color temperature at initial image capture, for straightforward image post processing of desired color characteristics in macro and wide angle.
Wide circular beam angle: 100 degree circular beam fully covers 100 degree wide angle attachment lenses or 20mm lenses in fullframe DSLR systems. Increased flash surface area of Twin "T" configured flash tubes gives softer lighting and 100 degree full frame coverage even if strobe head is tilted off axis relative to camera. 0.5 and 1.5 Diffusers, included standard with Z-240, increase coverage to 110 degrees.
Ultra Multimode - The Z-240 has multiple flash exposure modes to suit many camera types and shooting styles.
Manual: 13 steps of manual flash output control - the most of any professional level strobe available. Controllable in 1/2EV increments, for high level professional quality lighting.
S-TTL:The Z-240 strobe provides automatic TTL first shot accurate exposure as simple as pressing the shutter button with digital cameras using a pre-flash. Easy, accurate operation for users wanting point-and-shoot convenience without setting camera and strobe controls. Compatible with most digital camera systems having a pre-flash and a transparent housing or optical window. Just set the camera to P Mode and "force flash", and the strobe to S-TTL and start shooting.
External Auto: Just match the Z-240's aperture value to the camera's and start shooting. If necessary, fine-tune exposure with 24 steps of control. In "External Auto" the Z-240 itself automatically adjusts for correct flash output amount and "proper" exposure. Just set the strobe's aperture to match the camera's aperture value. It is not necessary to rely on the camera's automatic flash adjustment control. With dual strobes, subtly vary light output to each Z240 to freely control shadows according to your artistic intention.
Nikonos TTL: True "TTL" (in the traditional sense), supports film camera systems having conventional Nikonos TTL circuitry, or those having conversion circuitry compliant with the Nikonos protocol.
Advanced Cancel Circuit In External Auto and Manual Modes when using pre-flash type cameras, the circuit reproduces the camera's pre-flash, but at higher intensity for optimum underwater performance, faster internal strobe recycle time, quicker follow-up shots, and longer battery life.
"Clear Photo System" Compatible
For point and shoot digicams, or other systems with clear housings and internal strobes,"Clear Photo System" (Patent Pending) reduces backscatter caused by light coming from the camera's internal strobe illuminating suspended particles in front of the lens, enabling clearer, higher quality images.
First, place a "Clear Photo Filter" over the camera's internal flash. This filter blocks visible light, only allowing non-visible wavelengths to pass though. Accordingly, there is no visible light to illuminate the particles in front of the lens. The non-visible light is picked up by a fiber optic cable and relayed to the strobe, triggering a flash output. Clear Photo Film is included with INON "Optical D Cable/Cap Sets" available for various camera/housing systems.
Integral manual ON, auto OFF Focus/Target Light with Single or Continuous modes to support auto or manual focusing and accurate strobe aiming.
Connection methods: Fiber optic cable or traditional 5-Pin electrical cable
Inon Quality & Reliability equipment you can trust out of the box, for years. Peace of mind at your local dive site, or 5,000 miles away on a remote liveaboard, Inon strobes perform consistently and reliably.
Reliable design: Durable design and polycarbonate body construction with 100 meter (330 feet) depth rating ensure years of trouble-free rugged use.
Reliable quality: 100% inspection during manufacturing and before shipping: Each strobe's flash output calibrated. All strobes pressure tested. Each strobe function tested after pressure test.