INON Strobe Quick Start/Set-up Guide

Setting up INON Z-240/D-2000/S-2000 Series using a fiber optic cable with point & shoot & DSLR housings with optical port. Quick Start Guide Suggested starting guidelines for setting up strobe with most point & shoot digicam/housing systems, and DSLR systems. Compatible camera/housing systems must have an internal strobe on camera (unless using a optical converter…

INON D-2000

Setting up INON Z-240/D-2000/S-2000 Series using a fiber optic cable with point & shoot & DSLR housings with optical port.

Quick Start Guide

Suggested starting guidelines for setting up strobe with most point & shoot digicam/housing systems, and DSLR systems.

  • Compatible camera/housing systems must have an internal strobe on camera (unless using a optical converter via Nauticam), and a transparent housing, or a housing with an optical window / optical connector.
  • These are initial recommended settings. Modify settings as you learn, according to shooting conditions and desired exposures.

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S-TTL Mode (compatible with digicams & DSLR cameras with a pre-flash ONLY! WILL NOT WORK with electrical sync cord connection)

Camera Settings:

  1. Set camera’s flash to “force flash”
  2. Make sure “red eye reduction” is OFF
  3. Set camera to ISO 100
  4. Set camera exposure mode to Manual, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Auto or Program

Strobe Settings:

  1. Attach a fiber optic cable between strobe and housing
  2. Do NOT install the “Advance Cancel Circuit Switch” (magnet on D-2000 & S-2000 series strobes)
  3. Set EV Control Switch to B position
  4. Set Main Mode Switch to S-TTL

Operation:

  1. Make sure strobe is parallel to the lens or pointed towards subject
  2. Take an image
  3. To darken exposure, turn the EV Switch one click to the right toward the (–) and re-shoot image.
  4. To lighten exposure, turn the EV Switch one click to the left toward the (+) and re-shoot image.

Note: Digital cameras without a pre-flash are not compatible with S-TTL Mode.

External Auto Mode (Not available on D-2000S or S-2000 models)

Camera Settings:

  1. Set camera’s flash to “force flash”
  2. Make sure “red eye reduction” is OFF
  3. Set camera to ISO 100
  4. Set camera exposure mode to Aperture priority or Manual mode

Strobe Settings:

  1. Attach a fiber optic cable between strobe and housing
  2. For pre-flash digital cameras, do NOT insert the “Advance Cancel Circuit Switch” (magnet on D-2000 & S-2000)
  3. For digicams without a pre-flash insert the “Advance Cancel Circuit Switch” (magnet on D-2000 & S-2000)
  4. Set Main Mode Switch to AUTO
  5. Set EV Control Switch to match camera’s aperture setting (f-stop)

Operation:

  1. Make sure strobe is pointed towards subject
  2. Take an image
  3. To darken exposure, turn the EV Switch to the left and re-shoot image.
  4. To lighten exposure, turn the EV Switch to the right and re-shoot image.

Note: The strobe needs to be aimed towards the subject to achieve accurate exposure.
Note: If the +1/4 Flash Compensation Switch (located on face of strobe) is placed over the strobe sensor, the flash output will be ¼ stop brighter than the selected f-stop value on the EV controller.

Manual Mode

Camera Settings:

  1. Set camera’s flash to “force flash”
  2. Make sure “red eye reduction” is OFF
  3. Set camera exposure mode to Manual, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Auto or Program.
  4. Set desired ISO Value (try ISO100 to start, adjust as necessary)
  5. Set desired Aperture Value (if in Manual or Aperture priority modes)
  6. Set desired Shutter Speed (if in Manual or Shutter priority modes)

Strobe Settings:

  1. Attach a fiber optic cable between strobe and housing
  2. For pre-flash digital cameras, do NOT insert the “Advance Cancel Circuit Switch” (magnet on D-2000 & S-2000)
  3. For digicams without a pre-flash insert the “Advance Cancel Circuit Switch” (magnet on D-2000 & S-2000)
  4. Set Main Mode Switch to M position
  5. *Turn EV Control Switch to FULL to achieve a full powered flash dump

Operation:

  1. Aim strobe as desired
  2. Take an image and check the exposure
  3. Rotating the EV Control Switch permits 12 steps of 0.5 stop incremental adjustment.
  4. Turn EV Control Switch to the right (clockwise) to increase flash output – lighten image, and re-shoot image for desired results.
  5. Turn switch to the left (counterclockwise) to decrease flash output – darken image, and re-shoot image for desired results.
  6. Besides adjusting exposure with EV control switch, experiment with Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO settings.

Setting up INON Z-240 Strobe with electrical sync cable and DSLR housings

Quick Start Guide
Suggested starting guidelines for setting up Z-240 strobe with DSLR and
other camera/housing systems having an electrical connection.

  • Following are initial recommended settings. Modify settings as you learn, according to
    shooting conditions and desired exposures.
  • Note: S-TTL Mode is not available when Z-240 is connected to camera/housing with
    electrical sync cable.
  • Note: Some camera systems, in particular some high-end DSLR systems may not require
    installation of the Insulation Plate. For optimum performance, test your system with and
    without the Insulation Plate.

Manual Mode

Camera Settings:

  1. Set camera exposure mode to MANUAL
  2. Set desired ISO Value (for example, ISO 100)
  3. Set desired Aperture Value
  4. Set desired Shutter Speed

Strobe Settings:

  1. Install Insulation Plate on the housing side of the sync connector. Then attach sync cord to strobe and housing’s to 5-pin sync connector.
  2. Install magnet to deactivate the “Advanced Cancel Circuit Switch”
  3. Set Main Mode Switch to M position
  4. Turn EV Control Switch to FULL to achieve a full powered flash dump (FULL position always overrides EV Controller setting)

NOTE: **** MAKE SURE THE STROBE’S OPTICAL SENSOR CAP IS ATTACHED TO
THE OPTICAL SENSOR ****

Operation:

  1. Make sure strobe is pointed parallel to the lens or towards a subject
  2. Take an image and check the exposure
  3. Rotating the EV Control Switch permits 12 steps of 0.5 stop incremental adjustment.
  4. Turn EV Control Switch to the right (clockwise) to increase flash output – lighten image, and re-shoot image for desired results.
  5. Turn switch to the left (counterclockwise) to decrease flash output – darken image, and re-shoot image for desired results.
  6. Besides adjusting exposure with EV control switch, experiment with Aperture and Shutter Speed settings.

External Auto Mode

Camera Settings:

  1. Set camera to ISO 100
  2. Set camera exposure mode to Aperture priority or Manual
  3. Set desired Aperture Value
  4. Set desired Shutter Speed (only when in Manual Mode)

Strobe Settings:

  1. Install Insulation Plate on the housing side of the sync connector. Then attach sync cord to strobe and housing’s to 5-pin sync connector.
  2. Install magnet to activate the “Advanced Cancel Circuit Switch”
  3. Set Main Mode Switch to AUTO
  4. Set EV Control Switch to match camera’s aperture setting (f/stop)

NOTE: **** MAKE SURE THE STROBE’S OPTICAL SENSOR CAP IS ATTACHED TO THE OPTICAL SENSOR ****

Operation:

  1. Make sure strobe is pointed towards subject
  2. Take an image
  3. To darken exposure, turn the EV Switch to the right or (–) and re-shoot image.
  4. To lighten exposure, turn the EV Switch to the left or (+) and re-shoot image.

Note: The strobe must be aimed towards the subject to achieve accurate exposure.

If you have any questions please contact Aquaventure Dive & Photo Center (763) 424-8717