Ikelite Underwater Substrobe DS-161 with Li-ion Battery & Charger Set (2nd Gen)
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 flash tube 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. With the 2nd. Generation, state of the art Li-ion battery technology, produces over 450 full power flashes at an unprecedented 1.4 second recycle time.
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Overview / Product Description
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 flash tube 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 designed to be perfectly soft and wide spread through its reflector design, and is capable of providing you the coverage and power you want and avoiding the one f/stop loss caused by adding a diffuser.
Both DS160 and DS161 strobes are legendary for their ability to keep up in rapid firing situationsa 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.
Built-In Video Light
Instead of a simple aiming 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.
Recycle Time + Battery Life
State of the art Li-ion battery technology produces over 450 full power flashes at an unprecedented 1.4 second recycle time. Ikelite's 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, providing the most comfortable handling on the market and reducing arm fatigue.
Ikelite's second generation of the Li-ion battery pack and charging system features the latest in cell conditioning technology to keep you on the go and improve the lifetime of the battery.
The DS160 Strobe is also available with an optional NiMH battery pack. See Similar Items below.
The included Smart Charger for Li-Ion (2nd Gen) accepts variable voltage in the 100-240V range and includes AC adapters for US, Europe, UK and Australia. This charger is compatible with lithium ion battery packs only. The rechargeable battery pack is interchangeable for quick turnaround in between dives.
The newer Smart Charger for Li-Ion (2nd Gen) is safe for use with Lithium Ion (1st Gen) battery packs but will not provide charge termination feedback via the LED indicator light. The Smart Charger for Li-Ion (1st Gen) may be used with this newer battery pack but may reduce the lifetime of the battery. For easy reference, chargers and compatible battery packs are color coded to each other.
Existing NiMH and NiCad batteries are forward-compatible with new strobes. Please note that Smart Chargers designed for NiMH or Ni-Cad batteries cannot be used with Li-Ion technology.
- DS161 strobe front
- Rechargeable li-ion battery pack
- Battery pack cover
- Smart charger for li-ion
- Waterproof bulkhead cap
- Silicone lubricant 1cc tube
- 2 year limited warranty on DS161 strobe
- 1 year limited warranty on Li-ion battery pack + charger
- 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
- 0591.3 - Diffuser
- 0132.36 - Battery pack o-ring
- 4067.3 - Smart charger (2nd Gen)
- 9104.5 - Waterproof bulkhead cap