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Ikelite AF-35 Kit

B&H # IK4035 Mfr # 4035
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Product Highlights
  • With AutoFlash sensor
  • For Small Housings Only
  • Flex Arm and Single Tray
  • Rated up to 300'

The Ikelite AutoFlash AF35 kit is an effortless and affordable way to add a flash to your point-and-shoot camera system. Everything you need to get started is in the box. Just attach it to the bottom of your housing and start taking pictures.

The single tray attaches directly to most small Ikelite housings for point-and-shoot digital cameras. Mounting hardware is also included for use with most housings from Olympus, Canon, Sony and other manufacturers. The kit features a contoured handle with a rubber grip for added comfort, and the pop bead flexi-arm offers flexibility in flash positioning. No tools are needed to remove handle, arm and strobe assembly from the tray for packing. The system is lightweight above water for travel and approximately neutrally buoyant underwater when attached to an Ikelite housing with camera.

The exposure selector dial on the side of the sensor provides fine-tuning to optimize results with a variety of digital still cameras. Once you find an exposure level that you like, leave the dial on that number for automatic operation. For advanced users, the selector dial can be used as exposure compensation while remaining in automatic mode. The flash also features six manual power settings for full control over exposure.

When using an external wide-angle lens, consider adding a second strobe for broader and more even coverage. Adding a second strobe is easy with the #4035.1 AF35 Secondary Flash Kit, which includes a dual tray along with the right-hand flash assembly.

An external flash is your most important accessory. The ocean is one big, blue filter. As you descend, the reds and oranges quickly become muted shades of blue and gray. Shining a color corrected light source on your subject will bring back your subject's natural color.

Note! For small Ikelite housings only; not compatible with larger housings such as the one for the G11.

35 Watt/seconds power with a guide #16 (underwater at ISO 100).
Exposure selector dial on the side of the sensor provides fine-tuning to optimize results with a variety of digital still cameras. Once you find an exposure level that you like, leave the dial on that number for automatic operation.
For advanced users, the selector dial can be used as exposure compensation while remaining in automatic mode. The flash also features six manual power settings for full control over exposure.
70° angle of coverage, 80° with diffuser
Recycle time of 2.5 seconds (Full power).
Up to 300 flashes with full power batteries.
5700° Kelvin color temperature
Configuration AF35 strobe head
AutoFlash sensor
Flex arm with single tray
Guide No. (ISO 100) feet: 28 surface - 16 underwater
Power Rating 35 Watt/seconds
Coverage Angle 70° (28mm Lens Coverage)
80° with diffuser
Depth Rating 300' (90 m)
Flash Modes Auto, Manual
Exposure Control Six manual power settings
Exposure selector dial for fine-tuning exposure or exposure compensation
Slave AutoFlash sensor
Targeting Light No
Audible Signal No
Color Temperature 5700° K
Recycle Time 2.5 Seconds
Flashes (Full Power) Approx. 300
Power Source 4x AA Batteries
Dimensions 3.2 x 3.2 x 4.7" (81 x 81 x 119mm)
Weight (Land) 1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
Ikelite AF-35 Kit
  • Strobe Head
  • AutoFlash Sensor
  • Flex Arm
  • Handle with Rubber Grip
  • Single Tray
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Diffuser
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    IkeliteAF-35 Kit
     
    4.3

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (19)
    • Functional (16)
    • Good depth range (13)
    • Weather proof (13)
    • Comfortable design (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Diving (17)
      • Snorkeling (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (11), Casual photographer (5), Enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works as advertised

      My wife is a point and shoot photographer. I have tried unsuccesfully. to set her up with underwater strobes in the past. This one worked as I had hoped.

      She...Read complete review

      My wife is a point and shoot photographer. I have tried unsuccesfully. to set her up with underwater strobes in the past. This one worked as I had hoped.

      She is using a Canon A460 with the Canon housing

      I have been doing underwater photography for nearly 30 years. My wife was able to take some photographs that I would be proud to claim.

      The only problem I encountered was the adapter to match a Canon Housing. This did not hold the camera fixed in place. The template was about half the required thickness. I plan to use this as a template to make one that fits better.

      Ed W LaHay

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      All ready sent back

      This strobe did not have enough range of motion to aim the light where it was needed. In addition, the flex arm allowed the strobe head to flop around.

      This strobe did not have enough range of motion to aim the light where it was needed. In addition, the flex arm allowed the strobe head to flop around.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good, but takes some practice

      By Rich

      from Charlottesville, Va

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Water-tight Seals

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Diving

        Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

        The flash is great to have to add color back to photos at depth, however it does takes some practice and skill to get not wash out subjects from the flash being too bright. So my photos from the first few dives were pretty poor, but improved a bit the more practice I got with the strobe.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Just like advertised

        By SKC

        from Waltham, MA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Depth Range
        • Water-tight Seals

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Diving

          Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

          Great product. Definately worth it, gave the color to my photos I needed.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Such A Great Power

          By Meshy

          from NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Diving

          Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

          I have tried another strobes but this one is such a small one with a great power i would say easy to clean and use as well and very effective to what i need.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Gret Strobe

          By SCUBA Diver

          from Brook, IN

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

          I use this for Scuba Diving, it works great.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great value

          By TX Diver

          from San Antonio

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Water-tight Seals

          Cons

          • Arm flexibility limited
          • Auto only Ap priority

          Best Uses

          • Diving

          Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

          I just returned from a week in Bonaire and used this strobe on more than 20 dives. It functioned perfectly throughout the trip. The auto flash function is very good and most of the time is quite accurate. The ability to chose manual settings does offer great versatility.

          A great feature is the battery compartment is completely separate from the strobe electronics. A flood of the compartment shouldn't ruin the strobe. The O-ring is very easy to visualize and a quick look confirms the compartment is sealed.

          I can't afford a DSLR set-up, so the combination of this strobe with the Canon 95S provides a significant improvement from other point-and -shoot underwater outfits.

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          • No

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          1.0

          Really Dissappointed

          By Boiledcrabs

          from Louisiana

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Defective Product

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

              I bought this flash along with the ikelite underwater housing for a small nikon. We are not divers but kayakers who snorkel a good bit. I've had this flash for about two years and haven't got the first shot with it. When we first attempted to use it the flash simply stopped working before we ever left land. We contacted ikelite and sent it in for repairs. They sent it back and it worked a few times and once again quit before we ever got it wet. I will be sending this back to them but if it's no longer under warranty I'll just throw it away or sell it for parts / not working. The craftsmanship seems very good. And the housing for the camera is good. But overall I'd have to refrain from another ikelite product.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Nice for the price

              By SirEnigma

              from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Depth Range
              • Water-tight Seals

              Cons

              • Cheap tray

              Best Uses

              • Diving

              Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

              The flash works great and is easy to install. The Flash itself looks good and seems like good quality. But I find that the dual-tray looks and feel a little "cheap". When Both the flashes are installed, the tray bends (overwater) and it looks like it could break easily. Underwater, it is not such a big problem but the tray bends a little. Still, for the price, this a very acceptable item.

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              • No

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              1.0

              All ready sent back

              By Bob

              from Rhode Island

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Floppy arm
              • Limited range of motion

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

                This strobe did not have enough range of motion to aim the light where it was needed. In addition, the flex arm allowed the strobe head to flop around.

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Underwater Strobe

                By mike

                from san diego, ca

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Depth Range
                • Water-tight Seals

                Cons

                • Flexible arm too loose

                Best Uses

                • Diving
                • Lake
                • Snorkeling
                • Swimming Pool

                Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

                I purchased this to match an Ikelite case for my canon point and shoot to be used for a scuba holiday. The strobe performed flawlessly with daily use to 80 - 90 feet. The light output was sufficient to catch great images and the single battery change continues as I write. This gives you an entry level try at underwater photography at a very reasonable price.

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                • No

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                4.0

                AF 35 Light Kit

                By PaulE

                from Venice, Fl

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Diving

                  Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

                  East to set up and use. Base plate needed additional washers to secure it to camera.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Easy to Set Up

                  By ScubaDoc

                  from Texas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Depth Range
                  • Water-tight Seals

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Diving

                    Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

                    I use this with my Olympus Stylus camera and Olympus housing for underwater photography.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I would buy it again for its high qualit

                    By Rizzo

                    from Buenos Aires, Argentina

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Depth Range

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Diving
                      • Lake
                      • Snorkeling

                      Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

                      It is a very reliable and safe, the quality is very important because you trust your photos to this product.[...]

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                      4.0

                      Very happy with this product

                      By Seacleaner

                      from Western Australia

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Depth Range
                      • Water-tight Seals

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Diving

                        Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

                        Very simple to put together and operate, balances the camera housing nicely and has just negative buoyancy. Have taken some 80 photos with strobe and standard duracell/energiser batts still working ok[...]

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                        5.0

                        You need this!

                        By Dave

                        from Annapolis, MD

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Depth Range
                        • Water-tight Seals

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Diving

                          Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

                          We were just getting into underwater photography, and wanted to start out slow. We began with just a housing, and then, on the same trip, started to use this flash. What an incredible difference it makes! You will not see any color except blue without it. You can start with just the housing, but you'll end up buying the flash after your first trip without it.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Ikelite AF-35 a winner!

                          By DevilFish

                          from Berkeley Heights, NJ

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Depth Range
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Diving

                            Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

                            I purchased the AF-35 as part of a package which included a Canon SD950 and Ikelite 6147.95 housing. This is an extremely versatile combination - compact, simple, and rugged for the beginner but has the features and controls for the more advanced. The AF-35 flex arm is particularly appreciated - no fussing with thumbscrews and ball joints. I have to also give high marks to Ikelite for their service. The battery compartment flooded on a recent dive, and per the Ikelite manual which encourages the return of any product with a problem, I returned it with a letter and my B&H receipt. Within two weeks the unit was repaired, retested, and shipped back to me at no cost. Bravo, Ikelite!

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                            5.0

                            AF-35 Ikelite U/W Flash

                            By Joan

                            from Hartsdale, NY

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Depth Range
                            • Water-tight Seals

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Diving

                              Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

                              It matched perfectly with my Canon SD-700 in its u/w housing. I have not used it u/w water but the above water tests indicate I will never dive with out it. I'm not an u/w photo tech but like taking nice pictures. I wanted something simple. This flash is easy to use and I can't wait to used it on my next dive.

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                              4.0

                              Well designed housing

                              By Bob

                              from Detroit, MI

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Depth Range
                              • Water-tight Seals

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Diving

                                Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

                                The housing worked very nicely, no leaks or fogging. Fortuately with the 1030SW leaks aren't much of a problem. The case was very easy to open and close. Most of the controls were very easy to use.

                                The only negatives I have for it are the buttons are a bit stiff and the up button is a bit hard to press. That is likely more a fault of the control placement on the camera than for the case itself. I wouldn't recommend this case if you need to wear heavy gloves.

                                The case comes with a diffuser and blocking card for the flash. The cards clip to the lense port and seem to be fairly secure. The blocking card is needed if you will be using the AF-35 flash unit. While a bit clumsy they do work. I would have prefered the option of putting a reflector for the flash inside the housing since I don't use the internal flash.

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                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Excellent AutoFlash

                                By Azure Diver

                                from Dallas, TX

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Design
                                • Reliable Operation
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Action Shots
                                  • Underwater photography

                                  Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

                                  The Ikelite AutoFlash AF35 was exactly what my camera needed! It was easy to setup and experiment with to get the right setting specific to my digital camera. I was disappointed taking digital photos prior to this purchase. Turns out, I just needed the right strobe to work with my camera. My previous strobe was waaay too powerful for my camera and was always washing my color out of my images. This one turned out to be just perfect!

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                                  4.0

                                  Very good and easy to use

                                  By Pascal06

                                  from Nice, France

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Design
                                  • Reliable Operation
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Sports Photography
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

                                    Just screw it on your housing and you're ready to shoot!
                                    Price is very affordable, and quality is here!

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                                    5.0

                                    AF-35 Kit by Ikelite

                                    By Christiaan

                                    from Denver, CO

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable Design
                                    • Integration with Camera
                                    • Reliable Operation
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Sports Photography
                                      • Travel
                                      • Underwater photography

                                      Comments about Ikelite AF-35 Kit:

                                      I use the AF-35 Kit by Ikelite with my Canon DS600 in a Canon WP-DC4 Waterproof Case. The combination provides excellent lighting for my snorkel and scuba expeditions.

                                      Make sure you have extra batteries if you are going to spend a lot of time underwater. Fortunately regular batteries work just as well as rechargeable.

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