INON S2000

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INON S2000 Strobe

World's Smallest, Best Strobe

 

Guide number 20, beam angle 105º ×95º without a diffuser, circular 110º light distribution with a diffuser, digital camera compatible highly accurate S-TTL Auto and 12 step Manual mode, rich and fundamental performance is filled in ultra-compact body to exert distinguished mobility.

  • Same basic performance comparable to upper model is supported even ultra–compact body
  • Guide Number 20.
  • Circular 110 degree beam coverage with a diffuser
  • Precise "S-TTL" mode & 12 step "Manual"
  • Built-in EV. Controller to fine-tune S-TTL Auto exposure
  • On-board wireless TTL capability
  • Powerful 4 x AA batteries operation
  • Minimum recycle time of 1.5 seconds at full flash

 

FEATURES
 

Marginally downsized with high-performance

64mm / 2.5in x 83.1mm / 3.3in x 106.5mm / 4.2in (W x H x D). Successfully designed world smallest body size as 4AA operated underwater strobe (*1) with its optimized inner components layout and trimming off unnecessary space. Best suits with a compact digital camera, supporting digital SLR camera with its mobility, incredible compact size even as dual strobes and high performance. The S-2000 totally changes underwater strobe concepts.
 
(*1) As of March 2009 among 4AA operated underwater TTL strobe (data by INON INC.)

S-2000 size

Not only compact strobe

The S-2000 is operated by 4x AA batteries to provide fundamental features of strobe though 4x AA batteries operation is hostile to downsizing. The same level of basic performance including Guide Number 20 (*2), minimum recycle time 1.5 sec. (*3) and durability as upper model are driven with its compact body. In addition to reliable and super accurate S-TTL Auto mode, 12 step Manual mode is equipped to support professional use. Other features include the EV. Controller to make fine adjustment when shooting in S-TTL Auto and auto-switching function to accommodate to various pre-flash type (single or double pre-flash) digital camera are on-board as well.
 
(*2) Measurement in air/ISO100・m, Nominal value
(*3) When using "eneloop" or other compatible NiMH batteries.

Battery Box

Battery Box

On-board wireless TTL capability

The S-2000 strobe has ultra sensitive slave sensor which is 100 times more sensitive comparing to the slave sensor of D-2000 Type 3 strobe and successfully enables to support wireless S-TTL Auto flash control without using an Optical D Cable. Also the sensitivity of the slave sensor dramatically lengthens synch range of Manual flash mode. The package includes a Wireless Connection Kit which optimizes built-in flash light reception at the slave sensor. It is easy to use wireless S-TTL Auto shooting simply attached the strobe on compatible underwater housing via INON Shoe Base Set or Grip Base D4. You can enjoy shooting vivid underwater world with powerful external strobe with holding a rig one hand. Using Optical D Cable connection ensures more reliable flash sync in severe condition with bright ambient light like just under surface.

with a mirror unit

with a mirror unit

Unlimited expandability with optical cable system

The "S-2000" strobe is equipped with a connector mount on the front side to receive TTL signal of the strobe. One "S-2000" strobe can be linked to maximum two strobes via optical cables and operate them in [S-TTL Auto mode]. This optical cable system benefits you to add [S-TTL Auto] operating strobe easily by connecting with an optical cable to pick up S-TTL control signal is piched up from your camera system. This expandability makes underwater studio with perfect lighting real.

with an Optical D cable Type L

with an Optical D cable Type L

with an Optical D Slave Cable III Type L

with an Optical D Slave Cable III Type L

Natural color even with a diffuser

Beam angle without a diffuser is 105º x95º which increase to circular 110º with supplied -0.5 White Diffuser for S-2000. The diffuser is made from customized material not to change color of strobe light where strobe color temperature drops only 100K (Kelvin). You can have same color tone between macro shooting without the diffuser and wide shooting with the diffuser to widen strobe beam angle.

with a diffuser

with a diffuser

 

Model INON S-2000
Strobe Control Mode (*1) S-TTL Auto / Manual / TTL Auto (*3)
Connection (*1) Wireless connection / Optical D Cable / Optical D Slave Cable
Guide Number (*2) 20 [without a diffuser]
17 [with supplied -0.5 White Diffuser]
Settable Flash Output (*2) 20(FULL) 17(-0.5) 14(-1) 12(-1.5) 10(-2) 8.4(-2.5) 7.1(-3) 5.9(-3.5) 5.0(-4) 4.2(-4.5) 3.5(-5) 3.0(-5.5)
(12 steps in 1/2EV increments)
Beam Angle 105°(horizontal) x 95°(vertical) [without a diffuser] 
110° x 110°circular beam [with supplied -0.5 white diffuser]
Color Temp. 5500K [flash light, without a diffuser]
5400K [flash light, with supplied -0.5 white diffuser]
Recycle Time
(*4)(*5)
Approx. 1.5 seconds minimum: ["eneloop" batteries (*6)] 
Approx. 1.5 seconds minimum: [NiMH batteries (*7)] 
Approx. 1.6 seconds minimum: [Alkaline batteries] 
Approx. 2.1 seconds minimum: [Lithium 1.5V batteries]
Flash Capacity
(*4)(*5)
Approx. 450 flashes: ["eneloop" batteries (*6)] 
Approx. 570 flashes: [NiMH batteries (*7)] 
Approx. 430 flashes: [Alkaline batteries] 
Approx. 670 flashes: [Lithium 1.5V batteries]
Compatible
Batteries
AA "eneloop" (BK-3MCC) [recommended] x 4
AA "eneloop pro" (BK-3HCD) [recommended] x 4
AA NiMH x 4 [good quality] (*7), 
AA Alkaline x 4, 
AA Lithium (1.5V) x 4 
*Manganese batteries not compatible
Dimensions Diameter: 64mm / 2.5in. Height: 83.1mm / 3.3in. Depth: 106.5mm / 4.2in. 
(*Including Slave Sensor and Arm Base)
Weight [air] 295g / 10.4oz (without batteries) 
[underwater] Approx. 69g / 2.4oz (with 4 "eneloop" batteries)
Working Temperature 0°C - 30°C / 32°F - 86°F [water temperature]
Storage Temperature 0°C - 30°C / 32°F - 86°F [air temperature] +50°C / 122°F (temporary allowable temperature limit)
Depth Rating 100m / 328ft
Body Material / Color Polycarbonate resin / red
Package Contents -0.5 White Diffuser, Magnet, Magnet Screw, Spare O-ring (Battery Box), INON Grease, Wireless Connection Kit

 

(*1) Flash modes / connection method is vary depending on camera system. Also flash mode is vary depending on connection method. Please refer to respective sections of the user manuals for detail.
(*2) Measurement in air / ISO100 · m, Nominal value
(*3) Only compatible when connecting to TTL operation INON strobe (*8) by "Optical D Slave Cable Connection".
(*4)Measured with FULL strobe output at 30-second intervals with both Focus Light (Z-240,D-2000) and Advanced Cancel Circuit OFF, at 25 °C / 77 °F giving 10 minutes cooling period every 50 flashes.
(*5) Recycle Time / Flash Capacity / Focus Light operable duration (Z-240,D-2000) based on INON test data. Actual values may vary depending on battery manufacturer, battery type and age.
(*6)Including listed "new generation" NiMH batteries ("eneloop" type) having less self-discharging and heat generation charactistic comparing to "conventional" or "high-capacity" NiMH and confirmed compatibility by INON INC,.
(*7) Some "conventional" or "high-capacity" NiMH rechargeable batteries have significant self-discharge and heat-generatinmg characteristic resulting difficulty to keep their performance during usage. We recommend to use recommended batterie.
(*8) S-2000, Z-240, D-2000, D-2000S, D-2000W, D-2000Wn
 
Test battery

"eneloop" battery SANYO "eneloop", HR-3UTG, 1.2V, Min.1,900mAh, Typ.2,000mAh
NiMH battery SANYO Twicell 2700 Series, HR-3UG, 1.2V,Min.2,500mAh, Typ.2,700mAh
Alkaline battery Maxcell ALKALINE ACE, LR6(K), 1.5V
Lithium battery (1.5V) Energizer LITHIUM,FR6, 1.5V

  
New generation NiMH batteries 
SANYO Model name : "eneloop"[recommended] 
Model code : HR-3UTG
SONY Model name : Cycle Energy Blue 
Model code : NH-AA-2BKA, NH-AA-4BKA
Panasonic Model name : Rechargeable NiMH(AA) 
Model code : HR-3MPS
Maha Energy Corporation Model name : IMEDION
Model code : MHRAAI4
GP Batteries International Limited Model name : ReCyko+
Model code : 210AAHCBE
ANSMANN AG Model name : maxE
Model code : 5030991, 5030992, 5035052
Electrochem Automation Inc. Model name : NEXcell energyON
Model code : n/a (AA 2000mAh)