Ikelite DS161 Strobe, Sync Cord + Ball Arm Mark II Kit
Ikelite DS161 Strobe, Sync Cord + Ball Arm Mark II Kit Ikelite DS161 Strobe, Sync Cord + Ball Arm Mark II Kit Ikelite DS161 Strobe, Sync Cord + Ball Arm Mark II Kit
Ikelite DS161 Strobe, Sync Cord + Ball Arm Mark II Kit
Mfr# 4061.35
Our Price: $1,099.00
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The DS161 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. This kit provides everything you need to add a strobe to any Ikelite compact or DSLR TTL system.

Video + focus light

Instead of a simple focus light, the DS161 includes a super even, 500 lumen video light. The light is suitable for close-up, macro, portrait, and wide angle fill-in work or as a focus assist light. Output is adjustable in 10 brightness settings plus an SOS mode for emergency situations. Automatic shut-off when the flash fires ensures that the video light will have no undesired effects on still photos.

TTL Sync Cord

The Ikelite-style sync cord plug is the most reliable waterproof strobe sync connection available. When combined with an Ikelite TTL housing, the DS161 automatically adjusts brightness to provide perfect exposure whether you're shooting macro, portrait or wide angle. Enjoy the power of superior accuracy, faster recycle time, and longer battery life when compared to similar fiber optic systems.

Coiled sync cord with Ikelite-style plugs on both ends. Provides TTL operation with any compatible system featuring an Ikelite-style electrical bulkhead and DS strobe. The Ikelite-style plug is widely recognized as the most reliable waterproof strobe sync connection available. Built-in strain reliefs reduce stress on cord ends.

Ball Arm System Mark II

This kit includes our most versatile strobe arm consisting of the strobe mount, three clamps, two 7-inch (18 cm) extensions, and mount to Quick Release Handle. The two segment arm is easily adjustable on-the-fly and perfectly suited to any shooting scenario from macro close-up to super wide angle. Our Ball Arm System Mark II provides opportunities to mount an additional lightweight accessory almost anywhere along the length of an arm.

The 1-inch Ball Arm System Mark II features 1-inch ball components with a groove and o-ring to prevent slippage for improved holding power with less force. While underwater, clamps may be finger-tightened to keep lighting in place yet allow repositioning without loosening the clamp. All parts are hard coat type III anodized for a long lasting, scratch resistant finish. Ikelite 1-inch ball components are compatible with most 1-inch arm system components from Aquatica TLC, Ultralight, Nauticam, and others.

Function / Efficiency
Guide Number (m / ft.) iso100 24 / 76
Lumens 500 lumens
Recycle Time 1.4 seconds (shorter in fractional power settings)
Run Time 8 hours at full intensity
Beam Angle Strobe: 90° (100° with diffuser)
Video: 45°
Red Light No
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
Video: 5000K
Underwater Weight Approximately Neutral
Electrical (Sync. connector) Ikelite ICS-5
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 (DIA x L)
Weight 2.5 lb / 1,130g
Materials Plastic, Stainless steel.
Rechargeable Yes
Warranty 2 Year
Charge Time 300 minutes
  1. DS161 strobe front
  2. NiMH Battery Pack #4066.5
  3. Smart Charger for NiMH
  4. Diffuser
  5. Waterproof bulkhead cap
  6. TTL sync cord
  7. Ball Arm Mark II Set
  8. User manual
  9. 2 Year warranty


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