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DS161 Strobe + Video Kit

Discontinued September 2014
Product Number 4061.3

This product has been replaced with alternative Product Number 4061.31, see Similar Items below.

This kit combines everything you need to add a strobe to any Ikelite compact or DSLR TTL system.

The DS161 combines power with wide angle coverage to give you the most bang for your buck.

The quality of light is exceptional due to a round flash tube and custom powder coated reflector designed specifically to deliver the softest, most even coverage possible. Strobes with a straight flashtube may be capable of high powers, but require the addition of a diffuser to spread out their sharp, rectangular beam pattern and reduce the harsh hot spot. The DS161 beam is perfectly soft and wide spread even without a diffuser, giving you the power you want without the one f/stop loss of a diffuser.

Both DS160 and DS161 strobes are legendary for their ability to keep up in rapid firing situations—a cut above any flash on the market. Electrical sync connection and a high-capacity battery pack provide the speed you need to capture fast moving subjects like sharks and sailfish at just the right millisecond.

When combined with a compatible TTL system, the DS161 automatically adjusts brightness to provide perfect exposure whether you're shooting macro, portrait or wide angle. Focus on your camera settings and composition and enjoy the increased number of flashes and even faster recycle time you'll get when working with a TTL system.

Instead of a simple focus light, the DS161 includes a super even, 500 lumen video light. The light is suitable for close-up, macro, portrait, and wide angle fill-in work or as a focus assist light. Output is adjustable in 10 brightness settings plus an SOS mode for emergency situations. Automatic shut-off when the flash fires ensures that the video light will have no undesired effects on still photos.

State of the art Li-ion battery technology produces over 450 full power flashes at an unprecedented 1.4 second recycle time. Our proprietary quick-release toggle system attaches the battery pack with ease and confidence, making a flooded battery virtually impossible. The size of the DS161 is uniquely balanced to its weight to provide near neutral buoyancy in salt water.

The Ikelite-style sync cord plug is the most reliable waterproof strobe sync connection available. When combined with an Ikelite TTL housing, the DS161 automatically adjusts brightness to provide perfect exposure whether you're shooting macro, portrait or wide angle. Enjoy the power of superior accuracy, faster recycle time, and longer battery life when compared to similar fiber optic systems.

Coiled sync cord with Ikelite-style plugs on both ends. Provides TTL operation with any compatible system featuring an Ikelite-style electrical bulkhead and DS strobe. The Ikelite-style plug is widely recognized as the most reliable waterproof strobe sync connection available. Built-in strain reliefs reduce stress on cord ends.

To shoot dual strobes, combine two kits with a compatible TTL Dual Sync Cord. Unlike the standard TTL Sync Cord, the TTL Dual Sync Cord is "Y" shaped with one straight cord to the housing and two longer, coiled cords for the attachment of two Ikelite strobes.

You do not need to shoot two of the same strobes; strobes of different size and power can be combined. We recommend traveling with both single and dual sync cords for flexibility to shoot either one or two strobes as the situation demands.

Built of NiTuff anodized aluminum with 1 inch (2.5 cm) diameter ball components, the 1 in ball arm system represents the standard for the underwater lighting industry. This kit includes our most versatile strobe arm consisting of the strobe mount, three clamps, two 6 in (15 cm) extensions, and mount to Quick Release Handle. The extended, two segment arm is easily adjustable on-the-fly and perfectly suited to any shooting scenario from macro to super-wide angle.

Ikelite 1 in ball components are compatible with most 1 in arm system components from TLC, Ultralight, Nauticam, and others.

  • DS161 strobe front
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery pack
  • Li-ion smart charger
  • Diffuser
  • Waterproof bulkhead cap
  • Aluminum 1 in ball arm
  • TTL sync cord
  • Silicone lubricant 1cc tube
  • 2 year limited warranty on DS161 strobe
  • 1 year limited warranty on Li-ion battery pack, charger, arm + sync cord
  • 300 ft (90 m) depth rating
  • TTL mode with compatible Ikelite TTL systems
  • Manual power modes in 10 1/2-stop increments
  • 500 lumen - 45° LED video light
  • Color temperature 4800K
  • Guide number 24 m at ISO 100
  • Coverage angle 90° without diffuser - 100° with diffuser
  • Over 450 flashes per charge
  • Recycles in 1.4 seconds or less
  • Ikelite ICS 5-pin bulkhead
  • Rechargeable 7.4V Li-ion battery pack
  • Dimensions 3.75 x 7 in (96 x 179 mm)
  • Weight 2.5 lb (1.13 kg)
  • Near neutral buoyancy in salt water
0591.3Diffuser 0132.36Battery pack o-ring 4067.1Smart charger 9104.5Waterproof bulkhead cap 0301Cord connector cap 0184.2Silicone lubricant 2cc resealable tube
Where to buy

The MSRP referenced is a suggested US market retail price. Actual sales prices are set exclusively by Authorized Ikelite Dealers.

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