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Ikelite 3944.90 SubStrobe DS-160 Digital Package w/ TTL Single Sync Cord

B&H # IK3944.90 Mfr # 3944.90
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Product Highlights
  • Deluxe Ball-Joint Strobe Arm
  • 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. The included TTL sync cord will connect to any Ikelite type bulkhead. 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. 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.

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 #3944.90 DS-160 package includes rechargeable NiMH battery pack, flash diffuser, deluxe ball-joint strobe arm and TTL sync cord for Ikelite bulkheads. The required smart charger is also included.

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
The included TTL sync cord will connect to any Ikelite type bulkhead, compatible TTL systems support automatic TTL exposure control
Ikelite deluxe ball-joint strobe arm allows you to position for the most dramatic lighting
Configuration Strobe head
TTL Sync Cord
Deluxe Ball-Joint Strobe Arm
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 3944.90 SubStrobe DS-160 Digital Package w/ TTL Single Sync Cord
  • NiMH Battery Module
  • Smart Charger with Plug Adapters
  • Diffuser
  • TTL Sync Cord for Ikelite Bulkhead
  • Deluxe Ball-Joint Strobe Arm
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    Ikelite3944.90 SubStrobe DS-160 Digital Package w/ TTL Single Sync Cord
     
    4.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (4)
    • Reliable operation (3)

    Cons

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        5.0

        Excellent product!

        By Dolphin Man

        from Hilton Head Island, SC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Diving
          • Lake
          • Swimming Pool

          Comments about Ikelite 3944.90 SubStrobe DS-160 Digital Package w/ TTL Single Sync Cord:

          I've been using Ikelite products since the company began business. Very reliable equipment, well designed.

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          4.0

          It is a very good strobe

          By mgokalp

          from Bodrum Turkey

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Ikelite 3944.90 SubStrobe DS-160 Digital Package w/ TTL Single Sync Cord:

          First impressions, it a very good strobe, it has a very good battery power. I used it for two dives a day using the strobe for at least 500 times and it was still on. It receives the signal from the camera very quickly.

          The only thing I think needs to be improved is the arms.

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          4.0

          Great strobe!

          By DK

          from Vancouver Canada

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Reliable Operation
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ikelite 3944.90 SubStrobe DS-160 Digital Package w/ TTL Single Sync Cord:

              Haven't had a lot of chances to use it yet but what little I have it has performed great.

              I look forward to testing it further when things warm up!

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              5.0

              Great deal!

              By Photography Unlimited

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reliable Operation
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Action Shots
                • Travel

                Comments about Ikelite 3944.90 SubStrobe DS-160 Digital Package w/ TTL Single Sync Cord:

                These are well constructed and have plenty of light. I was a bit disappointed with the arm assembly though and wound up getting 1.25 ball and arm set for the handle mount portion. The regular 1" handle mount is too long for a normal size DSLR. B&H was the only dealer on line that EVERYTHING I needed for my set up and now it all goes together fine. I recommend getting two complete sets to get both chargers.

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                5.0

                Ikelite DS-160 SubStrobe System

                By Diver Physician

                from Palo Alto, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Design
                • Fingertip Controls
                • Reliable Operation
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Action Shots
                  • Photojournalism

                  Comments about Ikelite 3944.90 SubStrobe DS-160 Digital Package w/ TTL Single Sync Cord:

                  First, the strobes are very well built with sturdy quality materials. I like design with the two independently sealed compartments and the simplicity of the connectors.
                  The output is consistent and rapid recycling is as advertised. Using TTL metering with my Ikelite housed Nikon D-80, my exposures were consistently first rate even on my very close 105mm macro shots at varying depths.
                  The controls are easily accessed and simple and easy to use.
                  Buoyancy seemed excellent.
                  The ball-joint supports are sturdy and easily adjusted and did not seem to loosen during the dives.
                  After 9 dives, no complaints only compliments, though I will be interested to see how they hold up over the long run. I'm not anticipating problems.

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                  4.0

                  That's a good product

                  By tacaud22

                  from Ploufragan France

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports Photography

                    Comments about Ikelite 3944.90 SubStrobe DS-160 Digital Package w/ TTL Single Sync Cord:

                    Good evolution of the DS-125.
                    The aiming light is very efficient.

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