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Ikelite SubStrobe DS-161 Strobe/ Video Lite w/ Single Sync Cord & Ball-Joint Arm

B&H # IK3945.01 Mfr # 3945.01
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Product Highlights
  • Strobe & Video Light in One Unit
  • 160 Watt/Seconds of Strobe Power
  • Strobe Coverage Angle of 90 Degrees
  • 1.5 Seconds Recycle Time
  • 15W LED Video Light
  • Video Lite Coverage Angle of 45 Degrees
  • 500 Lumens on Video Light
  • Rated up to 300'

The Ikelite Digital SubStrobe DS-161 combines all of the functionality of the Ikelite DS-160 with a powerful 500 lumen LED video light. This is the perfect tool for digital SLRs that shoot video as well as stills. Now with one equipment configuration, capture amazing stills and videos. The DS-161 provides strobe light for freezing action and bringing back the color for stills, and you have the daylight-balanced LED video light to bring natural color back into your video.

The strobe 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-161 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-161 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-161 offers 10 power settings in half-stop increments for precise control over your exposure.

The video light has 3 super-bright LEDs that are arranged behind a special optical element to provide 45° angle of coverage free of hot spots. The light produces 500 lumens of daylight balanced light that will bring out true, natural colors with or without the use of a color correcting filter. 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%.

With the strobe set to the "Batt w/Lite" position, the movie light is adjustable between 100% and 50% power in 10 fractional power settings. An "SOS" mode emits the universal signal for help in an emergency situation. 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 turns off and back on when the strobe fires so there is no effect on your photos.

The #3945.01 DS-161 package includes the rechargeable NiMH battery pack, flash diffuser, deluxe ball-joint strobe arm and the Single TTL Sync Cord . The required smart charger is also included.

Strobe

160 Watt/seconds of power
90° angle-of-coverage, add a diffuser to get 100°
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

Video Lite

Three super-bright LEDs that are arranged behind a special optical element to provide a 45° angle-of-coverage free of hot spots
Produces 500 lumens of light
Daylight-balanced 5500K light will bring back true, natural colors
Provides 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%
When dial is in the "Batt w/Lite" position, the movie light is adjustable between 100% and 50% power in 10 fractional power settings
When dial is in the "On w/Lite" position, the movie light doubles as an aiming light for focusing or night diving; it automatically turns off and back on when the strobe fires so there is no effect on your photos

Package

The included TTL single 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 the light for the most dramatic lighting effects
Configuration Strobe and Video Lite head
Single TTL Sync Cord  
Deluxe Ball-Joint Strobe Arm
Charger
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
  • For video or aiming
  • 15W LED producing 500 lumens of light
  • Burn Time: 5 hours
  • Color Temperature: 5000-5500°K
  • Power Settings: Full, 9 fractional powers, SOS mode
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 SubStrobe DS-161 Strobe/ Video Lite w/ Single Sync Cord & Ball-Joint Arm
  • DS-161 Head
  • Single TTL Sync Cord
  • Deluxe Ball-Joint Strobe Arm
  • NiMH Battery Module
  • Charger
  • Diffuser
  • 2-Year Warranty
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