Ikelite DS160 Underwater Substrobe Head

Ikelite DS160 Underwater Substrobe Head

Ikelite DS160 Underwater Substrobe Head

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  • 160 Watt-Sec Rating / 38' GN at ISO 100
  • Coverage Angle: 90-100°
  • Color Temperature: 4800K
  • Depth Rating: 300'
  • TTL Flash Exposure, LED Targeting Light
  • Slave with Optional Manual Controller
  • Diffuser for Softening/Spreading Beam
  • Requires Sync Cord/Battery/Smart Charger
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Ikelite DS160 overview

  • 1Description

Dive down to 300' and illuminate the majestic underwater world in all its rich natural colors with Ikelite's DS160 Underwater Substrobe Head. This flash has a 160 watt-sec power rating, an underwater guide number of 38' at ISO 100, and a 90° coverage angle--which is increased to 100° when using the supplied diffuser. The DS160's 4800K color temperature is even warmer than daylight and restores hues that get absorbed underwater, bringing vibrancy and color accuracy back to your images.

When combined with a compatible TTL system, the strobe automatically adjusts brightness to provide ideal TTL flash exposure--whether you're shooting at macro, portrait, or wide-angle focal lengths. Manual exposure mode is also available to give you greater control.

A bright, concentrated, 5W LED aiming light provides ample illumination for use as a focusing aid or a nighttime dive light. The LED turns off and on when the strobe is fired, keeping your photos free of bright spots. The DS160 strobe head is offered here without the required Battery Pack (#4067, 4067.2, 4066.5, or 4066) and Smart Charger (#4067.1, 4067.3, or 0083.92/93/94/95,), and sync cord for connection to the ICS-5 bulkheads on the strobe and housing.

  • Power rating of 160 watt-sec
  • Guide number of 76' / 23.2 m at ISO 100 above water, and 38' / 11.6 m at ISO 100 underwater
  • Offers 90° angle of coverage, which is increased to 100° with use of included diffuser
  • Round flashtube and reflector are designed specifically to deliver softest, most even coverage possible
  • Diffuser softens light of flash to reduce backscatter, glare, and hard shadows for better overall image quality
  • Color temperature of 4800K is even warmer than daylight and restores hues that get absorbed underwater, bringing vibrancy and color accuracy back to images
  • Benefit from TTL flash exposure when you combine strobe with a compatible TTL system
  • Automatically adjusts brightness for ideal exposure, whether you are capturing macro, portrait, or wide-angle shots
  • Manual exposure mode is also available to give you greater control
  • Bright, concentrated, 5W LED aiming light provides ample illumination for use as a focusing aid or a nighttime dive light
  • LED turns off and on when strobe is fired, keeping photos free of bright spots
Construction Details
  • Depth rating of 300'
  • Approximately neutral buoyancy in saltwater with li-ion battery pack
  • ICS-5 bulkhead for connection to underwater camera housing
Required Battery
  • Flash ships without required battery
  • #4067 Li-Ion Battery Pack can produce approximately 450 full-power flashes at a recycle time of about 1.4 sec, thanks to low internal resistance
  • Quick-release toggle system makes for easy battery attachment
  • Battery is 18% lighter than #4066.5 NiMH battery pack, which makes strobe neutrally buoyant in saltwater
  • Several redundant safety features prevent battery from overheating or exploding, which is especially helpful when traveling
Required Charger
  • Ships without required Smart Charger
  • #4067.1 model utilizes pulse charge technology, allowing for near-complete charging while also conditioning cells over time - for longer battery life and more flashes per charge
  • Trickle charge mode helps maintain battery's charge without danger of overcharging or overheating
  • Charger is rated for switching 100-240VAC power, enabling worldwide use, and includes AC adapters for US, Europe, UK, and Australia
Recommended Accessories
  • SA-100 Single Strobe Kit and SA-100 Dual Strobe Kit are arm and sync cord combination packages enabling you to attach strobe to Ikelite TTL systems
  • Sync cords such as #4103.50 Single Strobe Straight 24" TTL, #4103.51 Single Strobe Coiled TTL, or #4103.52 Two Strobes Coiled "Y" TTL permit attachment to Ikelite housings
  • There's also #4086.61 SA-100 arm with 1.0" ball joints, and #9571.3 extended stem release handle mount for attaching EV Controller or flashlight mount
  • #4401 Fiber Optic Adapter lets you convert strobe's electrical bulkhead into a fiber-optic port, offering manual exposure (non-TTL) only
UPC: 883711047768
In the Box
Ikelite DS160 Underwater Substrobe Head
  • Diffuser for SubStrobe DS-161, DS160, DS-125 (Replacement)
  • ICS Bulkhead Cap (Replacement)
  • 0184.1 Silicone Lubricant
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Ikelite DS160 specs

    Configuration Strobe head only
    Guide No. Above Water: 76' / 23.2 m at ISO 100
    Underwater: 38' / 11.6 m at ISO 100
    Power Rating 160 watt-sec
    Coverage Angle 90°
    100° with diffuser
    Depth Rating 300' / 91.4 m
    Flash Modes TTL
    Full manual
    9 fractional, manual power settings in 1/2-stop increments
    Exposure Control TTL, manual
    Slave Mode Yes, with optional 4100.6 EV Manual Controller
    Targeting Light 5.0 W LED
    Color Temperature 4800 K
    Recycle Time 1.4 sec with li-ion battery (shorter in fractional power settings)
    1.6 sec with NiMH battery (shorter in fractional power settings)
    Flashes (Full Power) Over 450 flashes with li-ion battery, or 225 with NiMH, in full manual mode
    Up to 3x as many in fractional manual or TTL mode
    Connector Ikelite ICS-5 Bulkhead
    Convert bulkhead to fiber-optic cable port for manual exposure only via #4401 Fiber Optic Adapter
    Buoyancy Nearly neutral in salt water with li-ion battery
    Power Source Requires lithium-ion or NiMH battery and smart charger (not included)
    Dimensions 3.75 x 7.0" / 9.5 x 17.8 cm
    Weight 2.5 lb / 1.13 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 6.5 x 6.5"

    Ikelite DS160 reviews

    DS160 Underwater Substrobe Head is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from after 6 months not work any more Hello, buy this strobe ikelite (the purchase order is from December 18), a week ago I stop working send an email and I never received an answer, I need assistance. Thank you
    Date published: 2018-06-24
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