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Ikelite 4060 SubStrobe DS-160

B&H # IK4060 Mfr # 4060
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Product Highlights
  • 160 Watt/Seconds of Power
  • Coverage Angle of 90 Degrees
  • 1.5 Seconds Recycle Time
  • Rated up to 300'

The Ikelite Digital SubStrobe DS-160 is compatible with all Ikelite TTL digital camera systems. The strobe will also work with 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 DS-160 features special electronic circuitry that allows use with digital cameras with preflash metering. The strobe is also completely compatible with all non-preflash systems.

The strobe offers 160 watt/seconds of power in a small package, and has a coverage angle of 100 degrees with a diffuser. The SubStrobe DS-160 recycles virtually instantaneously when fired at fractional power. This is true whether in TTL or manual mode. At full power, you still get an incredible 1.5 second recycle time. Use a compatible TTL system and enjoy perfect automatic exposure and an increased number of flashes per full charge. When used in manual mode, the DS-160 offers 10 power settings in half-stop increments for precise control over your exposure.

A bright built-in five-watt LED aiming light is perfect for use as a focusing light or dive light on night dives. The beam is even, concentrated, and automatically turns off and on when the strobe fires.

The #4060 DS-160 includes rechargeable NiMH battery pack and a flash diffuser. It does not include a mount, and the required #4066.1 Smart Charger is also not included. An optional #9571.4 mount with one-inch diameter ball allows you to build a custom arm or attach the strobe to TLC or Ultralight arm systems.

Complete strobe packages with strobe, arm, charger, and either sync cord or EV manual controller provide everything you need to add an external flash to your system.

160 Watt/seconds of power
90° angle of coverage, add a diffuser to get 100°
Built-in LED target light turns off and on when the strobe fires
Full power recycle time of 1.5 second with audible ready signal
Up to 225 flashes per charge
In manual mode, the strobe offers 10 power settings in half-stop increments
Configuration Strobe head only
Guide No. 76 Surface, 38 Underwater
Power Rating 160 Watt/seconds
Coverage Angle 90° (100° with diffuser)
Depth Rating 300' (90 m)
Flash Modes TTL, Manual
Exposure Control 10 power settings in half-stop increments
Slave No
Targeting Light 5W LED
Audible Signal Yes
Color Temperature 4800°K
Recycle Time 1.5 Seconds
Flashes (Full Power) Approx. 225
Power Source NiMH battery module
Dimensions 3.75 x 3.75 x 7" (95 x 95 x 178mm)
Weight (Land) 2.75 lbs (1.25kg)
Ikelite 4060 SubStrobe DS-160
  • NiMH Battery Module
  • Diffuser
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    Ikelite4060 SubStrobe DS-160
     
    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Functional (9)
    • Weather proof (8)
    • Good depth range (7)
    • Comfortable design (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Diving (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Still one of the best underwater strobes

      In my opinion this strobe is still one of the best underwater camera strobes on the market. With the addition of floats to your strobe arms, the heavy land-weight of this strobe is negated...Read complete review

      In my opinion this strobe is still one of the best underwater camera strobes on the market. With the addition of floats to your strobe arms, the heavy land-weight of this strobe is negated underwater. Very powerful and durable with quick recycle times and 4800 degrees Kelvin color temperature. Even though it takes less than two hours to recharge the battery pack, I always have a spare battery pack ready to go on multiple dives and only change the battery pack after every other dive (150-250 flashes).

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      No need to change

      I have use Ikelite Sub strobes for a few years now. Overall I will say it is a good product. The one thing I did not like about the 4060 DS160 is the fact...Read complete review

      I have use Ikelite Sub strobes for a few years now. Overall I will say it is a good product. The one thing I did not like about the 4060 DS160 is the fact that the mount for the strobe arms is different from previous ikelite strobes. Also I could not undersatand that it comes without a smart charger (like others strobes I have) since it operates with a rechargeable batery.

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      3.0

      No need to change

      By Mauricio

      from Mexico City

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Diving

        Comments about Ikelite 4060 SubStrobe DS-160:

        I have use Ikelite Sub strobes for a few years now. Overall I will say it is a good product. The one thing I did not like about the 4060 DS160 is the fact that the mount for the strobe arms is different from previous ikelite strobes. Also I could not undersatand that it comes without a smart charger (like others strobes I have) since it operates with a rechargeable batery.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Still one of the best underwater strobes

        By ScubaShafer

        from Fort Myers, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Any underwater photo op
        • Diving
        • Lake
        • Swimming Pool

        Comments about Ikelite 4060 SubStrobe DS-160:

        In my opinion this strobe is still one of the best underwater camera strobes on the market. With the addition of floats to your strobe arms, the heavy land-weight of this strobe is negated underwater. Very powerful and durable with quick recycle times and 4800 degrees Kelvin color temperature. Even though it takes less than two hours to recharge the battery pack, I always have a spare battery pack ready to go on multiple dives and only change the battery pack after every other dive (150-250 flashes).

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Hattan

        By Hattan

        from KSA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Diving

          Comments about Ikelite 4060 SubStrobe DS-160:

          Amazing Shot raing

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Up graded from DS-160

          By Pete

          from Alamo, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Even Light Source
          • Long Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ikelite 4060 SubStrobe DS-160:

            Was using 2 DS 125 strobes, had to replace one with DS 160. They work very well together, TTl or manual. Will replace the 125 when it goes out, if it ever does, Have had 1000's of flashes still going strong. Fast recovery, 1.5 seconds. Only down fall is they are heavy, but I won't trade them for anything else.

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            • No

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            4.0

            a solid product

            By johnny4

            from kihei, Hi

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Water-tight Seals

            Cons

            • Too Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Diving

            Comments about Ikelite 4060 SubStrobe DS-160:

            My second strobe. TTL with Ikelite is spot on, but heavy weight for travel is obvious drawback.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent Flash Unit

            By ratfish

            from Tasmania

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Depth Range
            • Good light quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ikelite 4060 SubStrobe DS-160:

                This is an excellent flash unit with good coverage and light output. As with other Ikelite wide angle flash units the light is also warm and even, especially with the diffuser. Fast recycle times and big battery capacity mean that most of the time I only have to charge it at the end of the day, even when doing 5 dives a day.

                The multiple power settings are very useful and it has an indicator to let you know how much charge is remaining in the battery. It also has a useful built in aiming light that is great for accurate framing and focusing.

                I have been using Ikelite flashes for many years and really like this model. It does not have quite as much coverage or as big a reflector as the recently discontinued Ikelite DS 200, which I prefer and is why I gave it only 4 stars, but it is also a bit smaller and lighter and has a better way to access the battery. It may be a little bigger than some other brands, but the light quality and robust design make this my favorite of all currently available flashes.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best strobe so far

                By Kiwi

                from Cancun Mexico

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Water-tight Seals

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Diving

                  Comments about Ikelite 4060 SubStrobe DS-160:

                  Great strobe, great power and amazing recycle rate.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Convienet High Power

                  By Panther

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Too Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Diving

                  Comments about Ikelite 4060 SubStrobe DS-160:

                  This strobe keeps with the great features of the DS-125 - sealed unit, easy battery access, long battery life and ease of use. It is still large and heavy compared to the competition but if you can handle the weight the convience is worth it. The iKon's give it a good run for it's money and if I was starting from scratch it would be a very hard choice. Note the modeling light doesn't turn off when the strobe fires so you end up with mixed lighting colors if you are using the modeling light.

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                  5.0

                  Much Improved from DS-125s

                  By waterimages

                  from Miami, Florida

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Service

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Diving
                    • Lake
                    • Snorkeling
                    • Swimming Pool

                    Comments about Ikelite 4060 SubStrobe DS-160:

                    I bought this strobe for a project to use alongside my Ikelite 125 flash. The DS-160 is clearly a step up. It is brighter, both in terms of flash and the modeling light. I appreciate that I can use the same batteries and cords. As with other Ikelite strobes, the controls are simple and durable, and the level of service that Ikelite provides cannot be beat.

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                    4.0

                    Great product all round

                    By Dave

                    from Queensland 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 4060 SubStrobe DS-160:

                      Great light, I purchased this one to give me a twin DS160 system on my ikelite/ Nikon housing, Screws could be of a better quality (too soft) and is not readily available here in Australia to match up if need be, different pitch & thread makes it very difficult if the soft headed screw fails. something more universal would be a better option I think.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Best UW strobe I've found

                      By Scubadude

                      from Woodside, CA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Diving

                        Comments about Ikelite 4060 SubStrobe DS-160:

                        I've owned many underwater strobes over the years and I have to say this is the best. Great power and very quick recycle. I love it so much I bought two more!

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                        5.0

                        it's my second DS 160

                        By Luisma

                        from Spain

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Design
                        • Fingertip Controls

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Action Shots
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Ikelite 4060 SubStrobe DS-160:

                          Very good flash, good number guide and ligth by led

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                          5.0

                          Good upgrade of ds125

                          By Conger

                          from Chicago IL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Design
                          • Reliable Operation
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Ikelite 4060 SubStrobe DS-160:

                              Having used the DS125 for years the 160 is a nice improvement. Having the additional output adjustments on the side are a much needed addition for manual shooting. The modeling light is dramatically improved and much more useable. The extra output is not as important for me as it might have been in the days of film since I rarely shoot at full power. It seems but I don't have enough experience yet to be sure that this is the case is that I get more shots at reduced power before needing to recharge.

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                              5.0

                              Very good

                              By Aitor

                              from Spain

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Design

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports Photography

                                Comments about Ikelite 4060 SubStrobe DS-160:

                                Very good design

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