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Sea & Sea YS-D3 Mk II Lightning Underwater Strobe

BH #SEYSD3II • MFR #SS-03123II
Sea & Sea YS-D3 Mk II Lightning Underwater Strobe
Key Features
  • Depth Rating: 328'
  • Maximum Guide Number 33
  • 105° Angle, 110° with Diffuser
  • Fire with No Interval Time at GN 16
Illuminate the underwater world in rich, natural color at depths up to 328' with the YS-D3 Mk II Lightning Underwater Strobe from Sea & Sea. Upgraded circuitry from its predecessor model provides a maximum guide number of 33 and the ability to fire again in just 0.6 seconds at guide number 22; at guide number 16, there's no interval at all. The flash has a wide beam angle of 105°, which gets even wider, 110°, with the included diffuser. A daylight-balanced color temperature of 5800K enables the strobe to restore colors that are absorbed underwater, thus allowing for more vibrant and accurate images. Aspherical toroidal lenses on the flash tubes provide even light dispersion, with no hot spots.
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Sea & Sea YS-D3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Depth Rating
  • 3Guide Number
  • 4Coverage
  • 5Color Temperature
  • 6Target Light
  • 7Controls, Modes, and Operation
  • 8Power Source
  • 9Connectivity
  • 10Mounting

Illuminate the underwater world in rich, natural color at depths up to 328' with the YS-D3 Mk II Lightning Underwater Strobe from Sea & Sea. Upgraded circuitry from its predecessor model provides a maximum guide number of 33 and the ability to fire again in just 0.6 seconds at guide number 22; at guide number 16, there's no interval at all. The flash has a wide beam angle of 105°, which gets even wider, 110°, with the included diffuser. A daylight-balanced color temperature of 5800K enables the strobe to restore colors that are absorbed underwater, thus allowing for more vibrant and accurate images. Aspherical toroidal lenses on the flash tubes provide even light dispersion, with no hot spots.

Both TTL and manual flash exposure modes are available on the YS-D3 Mk II. Audible and visible cues notify the user that the strobe is ready to fire. The two-level target light is bright enough to use as a dive light. The YS-D3 Mk II has a 5-pin sync cord connector and a fiber-optic port for connection to an underwater camera housing. It is powered by four AA alkaline or NiMH batteries.

Depth Rating
  • Safe for use at depths down to 328'
  • Features overpressure relief valve
Guide Number
  • Maximum: 33
Coverage
  • 105 x 80° beam angle, 110 x 100° with included diffuser
  • Diffusers help create soft, even light to reduce glare, backscatter, and hard shadows
Color Temperature
  • Color temperature of 5800K enables the strobe to restore colors absorbed underwater for more vibrant and accurate images
  • With diffuser in place, color temperature is 5500K
Target Light
  • Two brightness levels
  • Bright enough to use as a dive light
Controls, Modes, and Operation
  • DS-TTL, slave TTL, and manual flash exposure modes are available
  • Eleven manually selectable light levels
Power Source
  • Four alkaline or NiMH AA batteries
  • Recycle time is 0.6 seconds at guide number 22 and zero interval time at guide number 16 with NiMH batteries
  • Flash features audible and visible charge signals
Connectivity
  • Configured with a 5-pin sync cord connector and a fiber-optic port for connection to an underwater camera housing
  • Fiber-optic connection cables are required and sold separately
Mounting
  • Diagonal ball mount
UPC: 752221031232

Sea & Sea YS-D3 Specs

Key Specs
Angle of Coverage
105°
110° (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Color Temperature
5800K
Guide Number
33' / 10.06 m at ISO 100 (on Land)
Recycle Time
1.7 Seconds (NiMH)
3.5 Seconds (Alkaline)
Exposure Control
Manual, TTL
Depth Rating
328' / 100 m
Battery
4x AA Alkaline (Approx. 140 Shots)
or
4x AA NiMH (Approx. 220 Shots)
Flash Head
Angle of Coverage
105°
110° (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Color Temperature
5800K
Guide Number
33' / 10.06 m at ISO 100 (on Land)
Recycle Time
1.7 Seconds (NiMH)
3.5 Seconds (Alkaline)
Secondary Illumination
Modeling Light
Exposure Control
Exposure Control
Manual, TTL
General
Depth Rating
328' / 100 m
Wireless Receiver
No
Battery
4x AA Alkaline (Approx. 140 Shots)
or
4x AA NiMH (Approx. 220 Shots)
Mounting
1" Ball Mount, YS Mount
Inputs/Outputs
Fiber-Optic Port, Sync Cord/N Connector 5-Pin
Dimensions
5.8 x 4.4 x 3.6" / 14.73 x 11.18 x 9.14 cm
Weight
21.5 oz / 0.6 kg (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.82 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.5 x 5.8 x 5.7"

Sea & Sea YS-D3 Reviews

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What comes in the box?

What comes in the box?
Asked by: Andrew
In the Box; Sea & Sea YS-D3 Lightning Underwater Strobe Diffuser Ball Mount Limited 1-Year Warranty
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-05-25

Is this the Mark I or Mark II version of the ...

Is this the Mark I or Mark II version of the YS-D3?
Asked by: Nagi
This Sea & Sea YS-D3 Lightning Underwater Strobe is the Mark II version.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2023-04-21

Is the battery compartment isolated from the rest ...

Is the battery compartment isolated from the rest of the electronics?
Asked by: Andrew
Yes, and it is fully sealed against leakage.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-05-25

Could this strobe be used with a Nikonos V?

Could this strobe be used with a Nikonos V?
Asked by: George
The Sea & Sea YS-D3 Lightning Underwater Strobe is compatible with the Nikonos-V Underwater Camera. However, you must add the Sea & Sea Sync Cord (5-Pin) for YS Series Strobes to Nikonos Bulkhead. Here is the link: https://bhpho.to/3nv3X4q.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2023-05-02

Where is this made?

Where is this made?
Asked by: Andrew
This light is made in Japan.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-05-22
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