Ikelite DS161 Substrobe
The DS161 Movie Substrobe combines all of the functionality of the renowned DS160 with a powerful 500 lumen LED video light. This strobe is everything you need for stunning photos and video.
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Overview / Product Description
Professional photographers all over the world prefer the wide and even coverage of the Ikelite specially made circular flashtubes. The slightly warm color temperature provides rich, natural tones for beautiful macro, portraits and landscapes.
The DS161 Movie Substrobe is compatible with all Ikelite TTL systems and current digital cameras, as well as all older TTL film cameras including the Nikonos system. A variety of sync cords, sensors, and TTL adapters are available to connect to almost any camera system currently on the market.
The DS161 recycles in a quick 1.5 sec from full discharge. When fired at a fractional power, whether in TTL or manual mode, the strobe recycles virtually instantaneously. Number of flashes per full charge will increase dramatically in most cases when using in TTL mode with a compatible camera system. The powerful DS161 is adjustable in 10 half-stop increments for precise control over your exposure when used in manual mode.
Movie Light Coverage
Three super-bright LEDs are arranged behind a special optical element to provide 45 degrees angle of coverage free of hotspots. The daylight balanced color temperature brings out true, natural colors with or without the use of a color correcting filter.
Movie Light Modes
With the strobe set to the Batt w/Lite position, the movie light is adjustable between 100% and 50% power in 10 fractional power settings. An SOS mode emits the universal signal for help in an emergency situations.
With the strobe set to the On w/Lite position, the movie light doubles as an aiming light for focusing or night diving. The light automatically turns off and back on when the strobe fires so there is no effect on photos.
Movie Light Burn Time
Custom circuitry and highly efficient drivers provide 5 hours of continuous burn time on a fully charged battery with no waning effects. Continuous use of the light at full power reduces number of full power flashes by less than 15%.
The #4061 DS161 comes standard with rechargeable NiMH battery pack and flash diffuser. The NiMH battery pack requires #4066.1 Smart Charger, not included. A variety of strobe mounts and arms are available for attachment to almost any system.
The DS161 accepts the same #4066.5 NiMH module used on the DS125 and DS160 Substrobes.
S p e c i f i c a t i o n s
- Battery Pack: NiMH module
- Weight: 1.3 kg (2.75 lb)
- Size: 9.6 cm dia x 17.9 cm, 3.75 inch dia x 7 inch
- Depth Rating: 90m - 300 feet
- S t r o b e Energy Rating - 160 watt-sec
- Recycle Time - 1.5 sec
- Angle of Coverage - 90 degrees, 100 degrees with diffuser
- Guide # (ISO 100) feet - 76 surface - 38 underwater
- Guide # meters - 24 surface - 12 underwater
- Color Temperature - 4800 degrees Kelvin
- Full Power Flashes - 225 flashes per full charge
- Firing Modes - TTL, Full, 9 fractional powers
- Movie Light - 15-watt LED
- Angle of Coverage - 45 degrees
- Brightness - 500 lumens
- Color Temperature - 5000-5500K
- Burn Time - 5 hours at max intensity
- Power Settings - Full, 9 fractional powers, SOS