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Ikelite 4401.3 Fiber Optic Converter for DS Strobes (3rd Generation)

BH #IK4401.3 • MFR #4401.3
Ikelite 4401.3 Fiber Optic Converter for DS Strobes (3rd Generation)
Key Features
  • Converts Bulkhead to Fiber-Optic Port
  • Third Generation of 4401 Adapter
  • Hard Anodized Aluminum Plug Connection
  • Use with 2018 & Later Ikelite Strobes
The third generation of the 4401 Fiber Optic Adapter, Ikelite's Fiber-Optic Converter does everything that the previous models did, but features a hard anodized aluminum plug connection which reduces weight without sacrificing durability. It is recommended for use with any Ikelite strobe produced September 2018 or later with a hard anodized aluminum bulkhead.
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Ikelite 4401.3 Overview

The third generation of the 4401 Fiber Optic Adapter, Ikelite's Fiber-Optic Converter does everything that the previous models did, but features a hard anodized aluminum plug connection which reduces weight without sacrificing durability. It is recommended for use with any Ikelite strobe produced September 2018 or later with a hard anodized aluminum bulkhead.

The 4401.3 continues to be sensitive enough to work with internal electrical-to-optical LED flash triggers. These triggers are found in Sea & Sea and Nauticam housings, among others. The converter adapts the electrical bulkhead of any Ikelite DS strobe into a fiber-optic port.

Updated electronics make this converter capable of accurately reading the LED signals for fast and reliable triggering. Like the original Fiber Optic Adapter, it is also compatible with any system where the camera's built-in flash can be detected by a fiber-optic cable. The converter automatically configures itself for compatibility with both pre-flash and non pre-flash camera modes, so there's no setting of small switches or confusion over number of pre-flashes. Simply turn on your strobe and take one picture to configure.

This device is a non-TTL, manual exposure unit capable of supporting a single strobe. It works with Ikelite's DS50, DS51, DS125, DS160, and DS161 strobes. The converter features a depth rating of 295'.

Hard anodized aluminum plug connection, compatible with any Ikelite strobe produced September 2018 or later with a hard anodized aluminum bulkhead
Converts the electrical bulkhead of any Ikelite DS strobe into a fiber-optic port.
Offers all the capabilities and functionality of the earlier 4401 Fiber Optic Adapter.
Features heightened sensitivity for use specifically with Sea & Sea, Nauticam, and other housings with internal electrical-to-optical LED flash triggers. These devices translate camera's electrical signals into a series of LED flashes, which are much dimmer than traditional built-in camera flash.
Updated electronics make this converter capable of accurately reading the LED signals for fast and reliable triggering.
Compatible with any system where the camera's built-in flash can be detected by a fiber-optic cable.
Automatically configures itself for compatibility with both pre-flash and non pre-flash camera modes, so there's no setting of small switches or confusion over number of pre-flashes. Simply turn on your strobe and take one picture to configure.
Non-TTL, manual exposure device capable of supporting a single strobe. The strobe's output may be adjusted using its built-in manual power settings.
Works with Ikelite's DS50, DS51, DS125, DS160, and DS161 strobes.
Compatible with the following fiber-optic cables: Ikelite Fiber Optic Coiled Cord # 4501, INON Optical D Cable "Non-wireless type" L-Connector, Sea & Sea Fiber Optic Cable (L-type) #50107, Sea & Sea Fiber Optic Cable II #50128, Olympus UW Fiber Optic Cable PTCB-E02, Nauticam Optical Fiber Cable # 26211 Nauticam to INON, Nauticam Optical Fiber Cable # 26212 Nauticam to Sea & Sea.
UPC: 883711056340

Ikelite 4401.3 Specs

Depth Rating295' / 90 m
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3 x 3 x 2"

Ikelite 4401.3 Reviews

Quality control issues?

By Richard
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-16

The first converter I received was DOA and did not fire any of my Ikelite strobes with any camera. B&H exchanged it at no cost and a replacement was received within ten days. The second converter did work with one compact camera but not on my main DSLR setup. Sensitivity was way lower than what it should be. I already had a second working 4401.3 to compare it to. I decided to ship back to Ikelite instead of B&H so that it could be tested. They concluded that it had been assembled with a wrong part that affected sensitivity. The replacement they sent works perfectly. It was a long process (two months) that involved shipping back to Ikelite at my expense. In the end, it was not cost-effective and buying for a local Canadian reseller at a higher price would have been easier. Not B&H's fault, they have really good customer service, but it makes me wonder how many of those defective adapters ended up on the market.

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