Sea & Sea YS-D2 Lighting Pack with Strobe and Sea Arm 8

Sea & Sea YS-D2 Lighting Pack with Strobe and Sea Arm 8

Sea & Sea YS-D2 Lighting Pack with Strobe and Sea Arm 8

B&H # SESS70049 MFR # SS-70049

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  • Depth Rating: 330'
  • 2-Step LED Focus Light, 100/300 Lumens
  • GN (ISO 100): 32' (20-24' w/ Diffusers)
  • Coverage Angle: 80-120°
  • Color Temperature: 5600K
  • 100°/120° Diffusers Supplied
  • TTL and Manual Flash Exposure
  • Multicolored, Backlit Illuminated Panel
  • Audible Charge Signal
  • Uses Optional AA Alkaline/NiMH Batteries
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  • 1Description

Illuminate coral, parrot fish, and the other undersea treasures with the YS-D2 Strobe Lighting Pack with Sea Arm 8 from Sea & Sea. This bundle includes the SS-03117 YS-D2 Flash, the SS-SA8CD Sea Arm 8 Compact Digital Set, the SS-50128 Fiber-Optic Cable II/M, and the SS-50109 Strobe Mask Set, giving you a complete underwater lighting setup to reach depths of up to 330'.

The YS-D2's controls feature a rotary magnetic power switch, light level control dial, and a 2-step LED target light of 100/300 lumens as an aid to focusing. The strobe has a guide number of 32' at ISO 100 or 20/24 respectively with the supplied 100/120 diffusers. The light has a native color temperature of 5600K and a beam angle of 80 x 80° or 5250K and 100 x 100°/120 x 120° with either of the diffusers in place. The unit is powered by four optional Alkaline or NiMH AA batteries, and it is equipped with three TTL circuitries: DS-TTL II, Slave TTL, and manual mode, with or without pre-flash. It offers a DS-TTL II exposure compensation range of -2 to +2 EV, or you can benefit from manual exposure control in 11 steps. An illuminated rear control panel makes the YS-D2 ideal for night diving, while an audible confirmation setting provides automatic, sound-based TTL and ready light confirmation, allowing you to keep the attention on your subject.

  • YS-D2 Underwater Strobe (Black)

    Illuminate the underwater world in rich, natural color at depths up to 328' with the black YS-D2 Underwater Strobe from Sea & Sea. It features a guide number of 104' / 32 m on land at ISO 100; this value changes to 65' with the supplied Diffuser-120, or 78' with the supplied Diffuser-100. The flash has a beam angle of 80 x 80°, which is widened to 100 x 100° with the Diffuser-100 and 120 x 120° with the Diffuser-120. A daylight-balanced color temperature of 5600K enables the strobe to restore colors that are absorbed underwater, thus allowing for more vibrant and accurate images.

    Both TTL and manual flash exposure modes are available on the YS-D2. Unlike the previous model, the YS-D1, this strobe features audible and ready-light TTL confirmation. Additionally, the rear side of the unit has a glowing panel with easy-to-read controls, which will be helpful in low-light situations. The YS-D2 is configured with a 5-pin sync cord connector and a fiber-optic port for connection to an underwater camera housing. It is powered by 4 AA Alkaline or NiMH batteries.

    Guide Number
    • 104' / 32 m on land at ISO 100
    • Changes to 65' with the supplied Diffuser 120 or 78' with the supplied Diffuser 100
    • Beam angle of 80 x 80°
    • Widened to 100 x 100° when used with Diffuser-100 and 120 x 120° when used with Diffuser-120
    • Diffusers help create soft, even light to reduce glare, backscatter, and hard shadows
    Color Temperature
    • Daylight-balanced color temperature of 5600K enables the strobe to restore colors absorbed underwater for more vibrant and accurate images
    • With diffuser in place, color temperature is reduced to 5250K, which is still close to daylight-balanced
    Target Light
    • Included LED target light with red filter helps you avoid disturbing the skittish sea life that is likely to be alarmed by normal light. It is fitted inside the diffusers
    • Target light's output is adjustable in 2 steps: 100-300 lumens
    • Automatically turns off when strobe fires and turns back on after 0.5 sec
    Depth Rating
    • Safe for use at depths up to 328'
    • Features over-pressure relief valve
    Controls, Modes, and Operation
    • Both TTL (DS-TTL and slave TTL) and manual flash exposure modes are available
    • Sea & Sea's DS-TTL II system has been improved, with an added function that stabilizes light emission by controlling voltage differences--so variability of intensity will not be evident during continuous firing
    • Accuracy of TTL exposure has been increased, and images are less likely to be overexposed
    • EV control function can fine-tune amount of light emitted. Exposure compensation range has been improved to +/- 2.0 EV: -2.0, -1.5, -1.0, -0.7, -0.3, +0.3, +0.7, +1.0, +1.5, +2.0
    • Custom function allows for compatibility with cameras that have non-standard pre-flash in DS-TTL and manual modes
    • Illuminated control panel for good visibility in dark conditions
    • Color of illumination changes to indicate mode: aqua blue for DS-TTL, blue for slave TTL, orange for manual pre-flash, and green for manual mode without pre-flash
    • Large knobs and magnetic rotary switch enable improved handling and fast operation, while helping to prevent accidental activation/deactivation
    Power Source
    • Recycle time is about 1.5 sec with NiMH batteries
    • Flash features audible charge signal
    • Configured with a 5-pin sync cord connector and a fiber-optic port for connection to an underwater camera housing using an optional cable
    • Fiber-Optic Cable II from Sea & Sea is required to use DS-TTL ll function
    • YS and ball mounts included for attachment to lighting arms
  • Arm 8 Compact Digital Set

    The Sea & Sea Sea Arm 8 Compact Digital Set is a modular system for connecting an external strobe to an underwater housing for a DSLR camera. The SA8 Compact Digital Set starts with the SA8 Camera Tray + Grip, an L-shaped component that connects (via a standard 1/4"-20 screw) to most compact camera housings on the market.

    The set also includes an SA8 Fixed Ball Base, a 5.7"-long SA8 Double Ball Arm - Small, and an SA8 Strobe Head - Small. This last piece is used to mount a YS series strobe from Sea & Sea. Connecting components are two SA8 Ball Clamps, which can be tightened and loosened to enable adjustment of the arm's positioning.

    Meticulously machined from a solid aluminum block, the SA8 system is highly rigid and at the same time extremely lightweight at only 1.2 lb.

    UPC: 752221990973
  • 17.8" Fiber-Optic Cable II with 2 Sea & Sea Fittings

    This is a coiled, 17.8" Fiber-Optic Cable II from Sea & Sea for use in underwater photography. It's equipped with two 90° Sea & Sea fittings on the ends; one connects to a compatible external strobe, and the other connects to the fiber-optic cable socket on select underwater housings, allowing your strobe to be triggered by the firing of the camera's built-in flash. It's compatible with all Sea & Sea housings and strobes and is designed for use with the internal Optical YS-Converter. Since the cable is bi-directional, either end may be attached to a housing or strobe. The cable is composed of 613 fibers, or cores, as opposed to one large fiber, to ensure that light transmission remains high even when the cable is bent, and also to increase durability and resist bending.

    UPC: 752221501285
  • Strobe Mask Set

    This Sea & Sea Strobe Mask Set is used to attach the Sea & Sea Fiber Optic Cable to many manufacturers underwater housings. The mask blocks the on-camera flash from exposing your subject. This prevents back-scatter. The grommet allows the cable to be attached in front of the on-camera flash so the light will trigger your external strobe.

    UPC: 752221501094
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Diffuser-100
  • Diffuser-120
  • YS Mount Strobe Adapter
  • Ball Mount Strobe Adapter
  • Spare Cap Bolt
  • Silicone Grease
  • M4 Hexagon Wrench
  • Fixing Bolt
  • Silicone Grease
  • 2 x Red Filters
  • 2 x Diffuser Straps
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
    2 x
  • Arm 8 Ball Clamp
  • SA8 Double Ball Arm (Small)
  • Arm 8 Strobe Head Adapter (Small)
  • Arm 8 Camera Tray with Grip (No Bracket)
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Grommet & Nut
  • Mask
  • Hook and Loop Fastener Pieces
  • 1-Year Warranty

Also Includes

  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • YS-D2 Underwater Strobe (Black)
    Configuration Flash head
    Guide Number 104' / 32 m on land at ISO 100
    With Diffuser 120 (supplied): 65' / 20 m on land at ISO 100
    With Diffuser 100 (supplied): 78' / 24 m on land at ISO 100
    Coverage Angle 80°
    100° (with Diffuser 100)
    120° (with Diffuser 120)
    Depth Rating 328' / 100 m
    Exposure Control DS-TTL II
    Slave TTL
    Manual in 11 steps: 1 / 1.4 / 2 / 2.8 / 4 / 5.6 / 8 / 11 / 16 / 22 / 32
    Pre-flash cancel mode
    Color Temperature 5600 K
    With Diffuser: 5250 K
    Controls Mode, target light, light level
    Recycle Time Alkaline: Approx 3.0 sec
    Ni-MH: Approx 1.5 sec
    Flashes With Alkaline Batteries: 150
    With NiMH Batteries: 200
    Indicators Ready / TTL lamp
    Power 4x 1.5V AA Alkaline or 1.2V AA Ni-MH batteries
    Has auto power off function
    Connectivity 5-pin sync cord/N connector
    Fiber-optic port
    Dimensions 3.5 x 5.2 x 4.6" / 8.9 x 13.3 x 11.6 cm including YS mount base
    Weight Without Batteries: Approx 1.3 lb / 0.6 kg including YS mount and bolt
    With Batteries Underwater: Approx 1.4 oz / 40 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 5.8 x 5.5"
  • Arm 8 Compact Digital Set
    Weight 1.2 lb (547 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.3 x 6.4 x 6.1"
  • 17.8" Fiber-Optic Cable II with 2 Sea & Sea Fittings
    Construction Methacrylic resin
    Diameter Cable: 0.1" (2.7 mm)
    Fiber: 0.06" (1.5 mm)
    Length 17.8" (45.3 cm)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 3.7 x 2.0"
  • Strobe Mask Set
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.8 x 4.25 x 0.3"

Sea & Sea SS-70049 reviews

YS-D2 Lighting Pack with Strobe and Sea Arm 8 is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from very frustrated with my unit This strobe is wonderful when it works, however I have had to send it to SEA&SEA twice in one year for servicing because the strobe stops working without any warning. I bought this strobe because of how compact and powerful it is, but after this experience I am not sure I would buy another unit again. Just for reference, I had an ikelite strobe for 7 years and never had an issue, but this YSD2 strobe has stopped working twice in remote locations. Very frustrating!
Date published: 2017-10-18
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