Sea & Sea YS-03 Universal Lighting System for Underwater Photography

Sea & Sea YS-03 Universal Lighting System for Underwater Photography

Sea & Sea YS-03 Universal Lighting System for Underwater Photography

B&H # SEYS03 MFR # SS-03541
Top seller
Close

Now Viewing:

In Stock
Order in the next 0:00:00 to ship today

Product Highlights

  • YS-03 Underwater Strobe
  • Depth Rating: 250'
  • Easy and Versatile Slave TTL
  • Guide Number: 65.6' / 20 m at ISO 100
  • Beam Angle: 100-110°
  • Color Temperature: 5600-5250K
  • Fiber-Optic Cable II Supplied
  • Diffuser, Flex Arm, and Tray Included
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
Show moreShow less

Exporting? Please note:

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Nov 19th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Ralph H. (Wk 2)

Official Rules

OFFICIAL B&H $500.00 GIFT CARD DASH SWEEPSTAKE RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only

Email

Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
$319.95
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

Sea & Sea YS-03 overview

  • 1Description

Brighten the underwater world with this Sea & Sea YS-03 Universal Lighting System, which has a depth rating of 250'. Bundling the YS-03 Underwater Strobe, Fiber-Optic Cable II with M/2 Connectors, Flex Arm 30, and Camera Tray 200, this kit provides the equipment needed to pair the flash with most compact cameras in their underwater housings.

The strobe features easy and versatile slave TTL functionality, so it is not necessary to manually adjust output. It is compatible with any camera that has a pre-flash and a TTL flash exposure function. The supplied diffuser softens the YS-03's light to prevent backscatter, glare, and hard shadows, resulting in better illumination and more evenly exposed images. The only control is the rotary power switch, making the flash extremely simple to operate.

The YS-03 features a guide number of 65.6' / 20 m at ISO 100 and a beam angle of 100 x 100°, or 110 x 110° with the diffuser. Its color temperature is a daylight-balanced 5600K, or 5250K when using the diffuser. It's powered by 4 AA alkaline or Ni-MH batteries.

Features a depth rating of 250'.
Pressure relief valve for safety.
Bundles YS-03 Underwater Strobe, Flex Arm 30, Camera Tray 200, and Fiber-Optic Cable II with M/2 connectors. Using third-party fiber-optic cables is not recommended, as functions such as TTL auto exposure may not work properly.
Easy and versatile slave TTL functionality, so it is not necessary to manually adjust output.
Compatible with any camera that has a pre-flash and a TTL flash exposure function.
Supplied diffuser softens the YS-03's light to prevent backscatter, glare, and hard shadows, resulting in better illumination and more evenly exposed images.
The only control is the rotary power switch, making the flash extremely simple to operate.
Guide number of 65.6' / 20 m at ISO 100 on land.
Beam angle of 100 x 100°, or 110 x 110° with the diffuser.
Color temperature is a daylight-balanced 5600K, or 5250K when using the diffuser.
Powered by 4 AA alkaline or Ni-MH batteries. Alkaline cells will give you up to 230 flashes, while NiMH will provide up to 330. Lithium batteries are not compatible, and may cause damage by overheating.
When the YS-03 is used with a non-Sea & Sea housing, an optional Strobe Mask Set may be required along with the fiber-optic cable, in order to block most of the camera's built-in flash. This way, only the part needed to trigger the strobe will be uncovered, preventing the flash from causing backscatter, glare, hard shadows, or uneven lighting.
Flex arm features about 8 joints/knuckles, allowing you to position it for various lighting angles and effects.
UPC: 752221035414
In the Box
Sea & Sea YS-03 Universal Lighting System for Underwater Photography
  • YS-03 Strobe with Fixing Bolt and Diffuser
  • Flex Arm 30
  • Camera Tray 200
  • Fiber-Optic Cable II with M/2 Connectors
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Sea & Sea YS-03 specs

    Depth Rating 250' / 75 m
    Guide Number 65.6' / 20 m at ISO 100 on land
    Effective Flash Range Not specified by manufacturer
    Angle of Coverage 100 x 100°
    110 x 110° with diffuser
    Color Temperature 5600 K
    5250 K with diffuser
    Connectivity Fiber-optic port
    Includes fiber-optic cable II with M/2 connectors
    Flash Modes Slave TTL
    Mounting Flex arm and tray included
    Recycle Time Alkaline: Approx. 3.1 sec at full power
    NiMH: Approx. 2.5 sec at full power
    Power Source 4x 1.5 V AA alkaline (6.0 V total)
    4x 1.2 V NiMH (4.8 V total)
    Lithium batteries are not compatible
    Number of Flashes Alkaline: Approx. 230
    NiMH: Approx. 330
    Dimensions 2.7 x 4.25 x 5.1" / 68 x 108 x 129 mm
    Weight Above water: 15.2 oz / 430 g with fixing bolt, without batteries
    Underwater: Approx. 0.4 oz / 10 g with batteries
    Packaging Infocaabyzdwrcvsavwewy
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 8.0 x 4.4"

    Sea & Sea YS-03 reviews

    YS-03 Universal Lighting System for Underwater Photography is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding strobe. Bought this to use with my Olympus TG-2. Friend had a YS-01 and reported ok but not great comoatibilty. Another friend tried the YS-02 and said it turned out to be incompatible. I read reports that the compatibilty with YS-03 was great. I Was not disappointed. Fires perfectly every time. Have not had one misfire or whiteout from overexposure. AWESOME BUY!!
    Date published: 2015-03-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value for money I purchased this to pair with a Polaroid underwater housing for my Sony RX100ii camera. I immediately encountered a problem when I found that the tripod type attachment screw did not fit the bracket on the bottom of my housing. Fortunately I was able to fix this by having the guys in the machine shop at work re-thread the bracket so that the screw would fit. I then had to add a couple of spacer washers to get the housing to lock securely onto the tray. lastly, in order to get the fibre optic trigger cable to work, I decided to use a sharpie to black out the inside of the diffuser cover on the housing and use that as a mask of for the in camera flash. So, it took a bit of work but I was finally able to get the housing and strobe to work together, but I have to say the result was worth it; Test pictures that I have taken so far using the strobe have come out great.
    Date published: 2017-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECT TO START ! Paired with Sony RX100 V5 and Fantasea Housing this system delivers good quality photos and is a big step from shooting only with the cameras built in flash. It is only plug and use... because through the included optical cable perfectly reads the ttl of the camera and the photos are well exposed. For now I only have one flash (examples in attached pics) but I plan to add a second one.
    Date published: 2018-09-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will keep buying from B&H Juat got my YS03 strobe and am very happy. Prompt delivery and a great product. Works well.
    Date published: 2017-01-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing light for perfect underwater photos Great light for underwater photography. I used it in salt water and clear water. In both cases, this is a perfect combination with my Fantasea FG16 and my Canon G16. Great light power, fast reload and easy to use combination. Totaly recommend it.
    Date published: 2017-05-07
    • y_2018, m_11, d_15, h_17
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.9
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_5
    • loc_en_US, sid_1088284, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_bhphotovideo
    Be the first to review this item
    Customer Photos

    Sea & Sea YS-03 Q&A

    Sea & Sea YS-03 accessories

    See any errors on this page? Let us know.