Ikelite Underwater Substrobe DS-160 with NiMH Battery & Charger Set
The DS160 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.
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Ikelite DS160 Underwater Strobe with NiMH Battery & Charger
The DS160 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 DS160 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 Ikelite's 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 DS160 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.
A bright, concentrated LED aiming light provides more than enough light for focusing or as a night diving light. The LED turns off and on when the strobe is fired, ensuring that no bright spots will ruin your photo.
The DS160 strobe output is identical to its sister model, the DS161. The DS161 features a built-in 500 lumen video light in place of the DS160's aiming light.
Recycle Time + Battery LifeNiMH batteries are work horses, and a great choice for high powered rechargeable devices due to their performance and reliability at a more affordable price point than lithium ion. This high capacity battery pack provides professional quality power and speed flash after flash, well beyond the capabilities of even the best AA-cell batteries.
Shooting full power flashes? Expect a lightning fast 1.6 second recycle time and over 225 flashes on a single charge. Shooting TTL or in a fractional power setting? You'll get very close to instantaneous recycle time and up to 3X as many flashes... plenty for a day of diving! This battery recharges in half the time of its Li-Ion counterpart for quick topping off before your night dive.
Ikelite's famous quick-release toggle system attaches the battery pack with ease and confidence, making a flooded battery virtually impossible.
Smart ChargingThe included Smart Charger for NiMH accepts variable voltage in the 100-240V range and includes AC adapters for US, Europe, UK and Australia. Smart charging provides safety and helps to increase the lifetime of the pack by switching over to a trickle charge when the battery pack is fully recharged. Feedback on charging cycle is indicated by an LED on the front of the charger.
This charger is compatible with NiMH and NiCad battery packs only. Smart Chargers designed for NiMH or NiCad batteries cannot be used with Li-Ion technology.
- DS160 strobe front
- Rechargeable NiMH battery pack
- Smart Charger for NiMH / NiCad
- Waterproof bulkhead cap
- Silicone lubricant 1cc tube
- 2 year limited warranty on DS160 strobe
- 1 year limited warranty on NiMH 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
- 205 lumen LED modeling light
- Color temperature 4800K
- Guide number 24 m at ISO 100
- Coverage angle 90_ without diffuser - 100_ with diffuser
- Over 225 full power flashes per charge
- Thousands of flashes per charge in fractional powers
- 0.02 - 1.6 seconds recycle time
- Ikelite ICS 5-pin bulkhead
- Rechargeable 7.2V 3300mAh NiMH battery pack
- Fast 2.5-hour recharge time
- Dimensions 3.75 x 7 in (96 x 179 mm)
- Weight 2.7 lb (1243 g)
- Slightly negative buoyancy in salt water
- 0591.3 - Diffuser 0132.36Battery pack o-ring
- 4066.1 - Smart charger
- 9104.5 - Waterproof bulkhead cap