The DS161 Movie Substrobe combines all of the functionality of Ikelite renowned DS160 with a powerful 500 lumen LED video light. This strobe is everything you need for stunning photos and video.
Brightest, Smoothest Coverage
In a real world, side-by-side comparison, the DS161 remains one of the brightest strobes on the market. More importantly, the quality of light is exceptional due to a round flashtube and reflector designed specifically to delivery the softest, most even coverage possible.
The DS161 remains the favorite of pros worldwide for delivering a warm light without needing to add a light-dimming diffuser.
TTL Flash Exposure
When combined with a compatible Ikelite TTL system or film TTL system, the DS161 automatically adjusts brightness to provide perfect exposure whether you're shooting macro, portrait or wide angle.
Built-In Video Light
The most convenient and cost effective way to add video lighting to your camera rig. The diffused 500 lumen beam is perfect for close-up video and focusing. Adjustable brightness in 10 settings plus SOS mode for emergency situations.
Automatic shut-off when the flash fires ensures that it will have no undesired effects on still photos.
More Flashes, Faster
State of the art Li-Ion battery technology produces over 450 full power flashes at an unprecedented 1.4 second recycle time. Our proprietary quick-release toggle system attaches the battery pack with ease and confidence, making a flooded battery virtually impossible.
The included Smart Charger product no. 4067.1 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.
Existing 4066.5 NiMH and 4066 NiCad batteries are forward-compatible with new strobes. Older 4066.1 Smart Chargers may NOT be used with the current 4067 Li-Ion Battery Pack.
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 from 100% down to 50% power in 10 fractional power settings. An SOS mode emits the universal signal for help in 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 dims to an imperceptible level 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%.
|Function / Efficiency|
|Guide Number (m / ft.) iso100||24 / 76|
|Recycle Time||1.4 seconds (shorter in fractional power settings)|
|Run Time||8 hours at full intensity|
|Beam Angle||Strobe: 90° (100° with diffuser)
|Depth rating||90m / 300 ft.|
|Power Levels||Strobe: TTL, Full, 9 fractional powers in 1/2-stop increments
Video: Full, 9 fractional powers, SOS
|Color Temperature||Strobe: 4800K
|Underwater Weight||Approximately Neutral|
|Electrical (Sync. connector)||Ikelite ICS-5|
|LED/Bulb Life Time||N/A|
|Optical (Sync. connector)||Yes, with Optional 4401 Adapter.|
|Housings||Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead (TTL)
Nikonos 5-pin Bulkhead (Non-TTL)
|Batteries||Li-Ion Battery Pack #4067(included)
NiMH Battery Pack #4066.5
|Capacity (mAh)||4500mAh 7.4V Li-Ion|
|Dimensions||3.75 x 7 in / 96 x 179 mm|
|Weight||2.5 lb / 1,130g|
|Materials||Plastic, Stainless steel.|
|Charge Time||300 minutes|