Underwater Strobe

Backscatter is your expert resource on underwater strobe and flash systems for film and digital cameras. We stock a huge line of underwater strobes priced for new users and experienced professionals. Please click to USED link to view our used underwater strobe selection or browse the underwater strobe list below. Please contact our expert staff for recommendations and technical questions.

Sea & Sea YS-D1 Underwater DS-TTL Strobe


The Sea & Sea YS-D1 is the most powerful compact strobe currently available. We have tested the YS-D1 against the other strobes currently on the market and the YS-250 is the only strobe to marginally beat it. With easy to use controls, running on 4 AA batteries, and compatibility with both electronic and fiber optic sync cables, it is easy to see why the YS-D1 is the new favorite among underwater shooters.

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