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INON D-180 Manual
Version 1. October 4, 2003
Copyright 2002, 2003 by INON America, Inc. All rights reserved.
Contents Page Number Introduction 5 Warranty Statement 5 Measures to Prevent Accidental Flooding 7 Names of D-180 Parts 10 Chapter 1 D-180 Features D-180 Main Functions 12 Flash Function Slave Strobe Function Advanced Cancel Circuitry Clear Photo System Compatible Shutter Linked Auto-Off Focus and Target Light Reference: Ref. No. 1 Automatic Flash Adjustment of External Strobes 13 Ref. No. 2 “TTL” What is it? 15 R
Chapter 2 Preparation and Set-up Camera System Preparation 29 Using with digital cameras Digital Camera Setting Example: Olympus C-4040 / 5050 Zoom Digital Camera Setting Example: Nikon CP800 Digital Camera Setting Example: Olympus C-200 Zoom Digital Camera Setting Example: Canon A-20 Using with another external strobe Setting up Advanced Cancel Circuit 34 Installing Batteries 34 Connecting to Camera System 35 Attaching to Camera/Housing System
Chapter 5 Reference Optional Accessories 51 Connector Parts 51 Arm System 53 AD Mount Base System 54 M67 Mount Base System 54 Specifications 55 Technical Support & Service 56 INON D-180 Manual 4 Version 1. October 4, 2003 Copyright 2002, 2003 by INON America, Inc. All rights reserved.
INON D-180 Underwater Auto-Strobe User Manual Thank you for purchasing the Inon D-180 Strobe. The D-180 is a dual use underwater and land external strobe with 18 Guide Number (ISO 100, Air x 1meter) and the following main features. Allows “External Auto Flash Exposure Adjustment” (hereafter, “External Auto”) when used with various digital camera systems. Shutter linked, auto-off Focus and Target Light, supports both Auto Focus and Manual Focus. “Advanced Cancel Circuit” (Patent Pend
manufacturing defects or repair matters where the product has been subject to normal use; and, when operation, handling and maintenance have been conducted in accordance with this User Manual. Repair or replacement will not be free of charge in the following cases: 1) When product is stolen or lost. 2) When product is damaged due to fire or natural disaster. 3) When product is damaged due to owner negligence and abuse, such as damage due to repeated continuous firing and discharge of stro
FAX: 763-559-5236 INON will return the product, shipping prepaid to you in the United States. 5) Upon receipt, carefully inspect the product. Note: For non-warranty service, INON will evaluate product and advise cost of any necessary repair or service. Note: We highly recommend you obtain insurance to cover any non-warranty issue, and to protect against risk of loss or damage to your other equipment. Note: The company names, product names and trademarks used in this Manual are the pr
First, inspect the O-ring as it is seated in the groove. If any of the following are evident, there is a high chance that the strobe will flood if placed in water. Be very careful about checking these points: If hair, sand, lint or other debris is attached to the O-ring Remove O-ring and wipe-off the debris. If the O-ring is cut or cracked The O-ring must be removed and replaced with a new O-ring. If the O-ring is twisted The O-ring must be removed and reinstalled uniformly with no
of both surfaces. Wipe off the O-ring and determine is if is still useable or not. Installing O-ring After checking and confirming that the O-ring groove is clean and not damaged, using your fingertips, apply a thin uniform film of Inon grease on the O-ring. Install the O-ring in the groove, making sure that it is seated uniformly and not twisted. Then add a little extra grease to the O-ring, and liberally grease O-ring contact surface on the battery box. A little extra grease is nece
Names of D-180 Parts INON D-180 Manual 10 Version 1. October 4, 2003 Copyright 2002, 2003 by INON America, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. Flash Tubes 12. Battery Box 2. Focus Light 13. Battery Box Inner Cap 3. Light Adjustment Sensor 14. Battery Box Inner Cap Screw 4. +1/4 EV Compensation Switch 15. Battery Box Outer Cap 5. Slave Sensor 16. 6mm threaded socket for Z-Adapter / YS Adapter 6. Main Mode Switch 17. Magnet Switch Screw 7. Aperture Value Set Switch 18. Magnet Switch 8. Focus Light Switch 19. Magnet Screw Tightener 9. Advanced Cancel Circuit Switch 20. Battery Box Spare O-ring 10. Strobe Ready Red Lamp 21. In
Chapter 1 D-180 Features D-180 Main Functions The D-180 is a high performance, multi-function underwater auto-strobe, designed to be particularly useful with digital camera systems and including features such as advanced cancel circuitry and an integral underwater light. Depending on what camera system and master strobe the D-180 is used with, the useable D-180 functions will be different. Some functions are only useable in conjunction with certain camera and strobe systems. The main
as a Slave Strobe, by reducing the amount of backscatter caused by light coming from the camera’s internal strobe illuminating suspended particles in front of the lens, enabling clearer, higher quality images. The system (Patent Pending) was devised from the D-180’s design conception. First, a “Clear Photo Filter” is placed over the camera’s flash. This filter blocks visible light, only allowing non-visible wavelengths to pass though. Accordingly, there is no visible light to illuminate
subject reflectivity measured TTL; based on this information, second (main) flash duration is calculated, and then strobe fires main flash quickly afterwards, only for the specified duration. (Pre-flash TTL Auto Exposure Adjustment) 3) During exposure, strobe itself measures in real time Using a light sensor in the strobe, subject reflectivity measured in real time, with strobe quenching at time of “proper” exposure. (External Auto Flash Exposure Adjustment) For each of these au
strobe itself. To determine your camera’s automatic light adjustment type please refer to your camera manual, and Page 18, “Items to confirm before using D-180”. Flash Adjustment Type Naming Conventions used in this Manual: Real Time TTL Auto Exposure Adjustment R-TTL Real Time Auto Exposure Adjustment R-S Pre-flash TTL Auto Exposure Adjustment P-TTL External Auto Flash Exposure Adjustment (with pre-flash) P-S External Auto Flash Exposur
In general, for “Pre-flash TTL Auto Exposure Adjustment” type camera systems, before the shutter opens to actually record the image, the subject reflectivity must be metered in order to calculate the main flash duration (intensity). In order to meter the subject reflectivity, the camera fist fires one or more small flashes (pre-flashes) and measures the light reflected back from the subject. Then the camera calculates what it “thinks” the best main flash duration would be to achieve correc
the D-180 Advanced Cancel Circuit (patent pending) effectively reduces the internal strobe’s main flash output with the following benefits: Conserves the internal strobe’s condenser energy so the internal strobe’s recycle time is shortened, allowing quicker follow-up shots. Reduces energy consumption so more images can be taken per set of batteries. The Advanced Cancel Circuit reduces the internal strobe’s second main flash by first telling the D-180 to reproduce (in real time) the camer
The non-visible light which passes through the Clear Photo Filter is picked up by an Inon “Optical D Cable” fiber optic and guided to the D-180’s slave sensor. When the D-180 receives this light signal if fires. Since the D-180 can be mounted externally, at an angle away from the camera, the strobe’s light beam can reach the subject without illuminating the water and particles between the camera and subject. Another benefit of Clear Photo System is no stray light from the internal flash
(*3) Depending on the diameter of the Master Strobe, choose an Optical Slave Cable with either an S (short) or L (long) harness size. (see page 24 for details) (*4) Not possible to use Z-220 –0.5 or –3.0 diffusers. Possible to use D-180 –0.5 Diffuser. When using Z-22, “TTL Sensor Z” is necessary. Items to confirm before using D-180 Now that we have covered the D-180 features and connection methods, before using let’s confirm your camera system / master strobe configuration, and also
Master Strobe (Digital Camera Integral Strobe) Group Chart Camera Model Camera Model Camera Model Housing Light Settable Aperture Settable ✓ Mfr. (USA) (Japan) (Europe) Model Adjustment ISO Displayed Aperture Type in LCD Olympus D-400Z C-900Zoom C-900Z PT-003 P-TTL NO NO NO D-450Z C-920Zoom C-920Z PT-003 YES NO NO C-3030/3000/2020Z C-3030/3000/2020Z C-3030/3000/2020Z PT-005/007/010 YES YES YES D460/D490Zoom C-960Zoom, C-990Zoom C-960Zoom, C-990Zoom YES NO NO PT-006 C-990ZS C-3040Zoo
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