Ikelite Manta TTL Fiber Optic Strobe for Digital SystemsThe smartest, most intuitive strobe yet.
We set out to strip the underwater strobe down to the essence of form + function. To start, we developed Pre-Flash Recognition Technology, giving the strobe a unique ability to automatically adjust to almost any camera's pre-flash sequence or lack of pre-flash. There's no switch or magnet, not even a "set" button for this feature. The Manta can set and reset itself on-the-fly, even if you switch from a pre-flash to a non-preflash mode in-between shots underwater.After 52 years, we're getting too old to see tiny dials.
"Ikelite" and "TTL" have been synonymous since the introduction of digital cameras. So naturally we designed the strobe to automatically adjust its flash output based on the output of your camera's flash. But we know that sometimes, especially underwater, your camera doesn't exactly share your artistic vision. The strobe needed +/- EV compensation and a range of manual exposure settings. That's where you typically stumble upon a microscopic exposure dial surrounded by complex hieroglyphics in several colors and layers. Instead, we arranged them all into one continuous, elegant 360_ sweep of a huge dial. Easy to see, and easy to turn, even with gloves.At that point, even the ready light was starting to seem like clutter.
So we illuminated the on/off switch and made it glow green in TTL modes, red in manual modes. When we were done, we made sure that it was super powerful and independently sealed the battery compartment to insure against those "oops" moments. A front-mounted fiber optic port is designed to minimize stress on the cord and reduce the possibility of accidental firing off surface reflections or other divers' flashes. It accepts Ikelite, Olympus-type, and SEA&SEA-type fiber optic cord fittings.Easy to add to any system.
The Manta brings all of these features to almost any digital camera system with built-in flashfrom point-and-shoot to DSLR. Both 1-inch ball and 3/4-inch flex mounts are available to attach the Manta to virtually any system. We recommend the 4087.41 Manta Flex Arm, which includes an extended lightweight and flexible arm, plus everything needed to mount the Manta to any Ikelite tray, release handle, or DSLR top mount.Quality in engineering, manufacturing, and service.
Like every Ikelite product, the Manta strobe is designed, built and tested in the USA. We use locally sourced, top-grade materials. Our strobes are built by hand and individually tested for function and waterproof integrity. The average assembly technician is a certified scuba diver and has over 16 years of experience building Ikelite products. We back our products with over 50 years of experience and service within the dive industry.Specifications
- Exposure Modes:
- TL, 8 +/-EV settings in 1/3-stop increments
- Full, 6 fractional powers in 1/2-stop increments
- Recycle Time:
- 2 seconds at full power
- Near-instantaneous at lesser powers
- Guide Number:25 m (at ISO 100)
- Beam Angle:110_ (diffuser adds 10_)
- Angle of Coverage:76_
- Flashes Per Charge:
- 360 at full power
- More at lesser power levels
- Modeling Light: Optional Gamma LED Light
- Color Temperature: 5900K
- Depth Rating: 300 ft (90 m)
- Batterie: s4 AA cells (alkaline, Li-Ion, or NiMH)
- Buoyancy: Slightly negative
- Electrical Bulkhead: No
- Manta strobe
- Quick-Release Mount Base
- Spare Battery Compartment O-Ring
- Resealable 2cc Silicone Lubricant
- Mounts (sold separately):
- 9573.1 3/4-inch Flex Mount
- 9571.6 1-inch Ball Mount
- Cord (sold separately): 4501 Fiber Optic Coiled Cord