Ikelite AF-35 Kit

Ikelite AF-35 Kit

Ikelite AF-35 Kit

B&H # IK4035 MFR # 4035
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Product Highlights

  • With AutoFlash sensor
  • For Small Housings Only
  • Flex Arm and Single Tray
  • Rated up to 300'

Ikelite AF-35 overview

  • 1Description

The Ikelite AutoFlash AF35 kit is an effortless and affordable way to add a flash to your point-and-shoot camera system. Everything you need to get started is in the box. Just attach it to the bottom of your housing and start taking pictures.

The single tray attaches directly to most small Ikelite housings for point-and-shoot digital cameras. Mounting hardware is also included for use with most housings from Olympus, Canon, Sony and other manufacturers. The kit features a contoured handle with a rubber grip for added comfort, and the pop bead flexi-arm offers flexibility in flash positioning. No tools are needed to remove handle, arm and strobe assembly from the tray for packing. The system is lightweight above water for travel and approximately neutrally buoyant underwater when attached to an Ikelite housing with camera.

The exposure selector dial on the side of the sensor provides fine-tuning to optimize results with a variety of digital still cameras. Once you find an exposure level that you like, leave the dial on that number for automatic operation. For advanced users, the selector dial can be used as exposure compensation while remaining in automatic mode. The flash also features six manual power settings for full control over exposure.

When using an external wide-angle lens, consider adding a second strobe for broader and more even coverage. Adding a second strobe is easy with the #4035.1 AF35 Secondary Flash Kit, which includes a dual tray along with the right-hand flash assembly.

An external flash is your most important accessory. The ocean is one big, blue filter. As you descend, the reds and oranges quickly become muted shades of blue and gray. Shining a color corrected light source on your subject will bring back your subject's natural color.

Note: For small Ikelite housings only; not compatible with larger housings such as the one for the G11.

35 Watt/seconds power with a guide #16 (underwater at ISO 100).
Exposure selector dial on the side of the sensor provides fine-tuning to optimize results with a variety of digital still cameras. Once you find an exposure level that you like, leave the dial on that number for automatic operation.
For advanced users, the selector dial can be used as exposure compensation while remaining in automatic mode. The flash also features six manual power settings for full control over exposure.
70° angle of coverage, 80° with diffuser
Recycle time of 2.5 seconds (Full power).
Up to 300 flashes with full power batteries.
5700° Kelvin color temperature
In the Box
Ikelite AF-35 Kit
  • Strobe Head
  • AutoFlash Sensor
  • Flex Arm
  • Handle with Rubber Grip
  • Single Tray
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Diffuser
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Ikelite AF-35 specs

    Configuration AF35 strobe head
    AutoFlash sensor
    Flex arm with single tray
    Guide No. (ISO 100) feet: 28 surface - 16 underwater
    Power Rating 35 Watt/seconds
    Coverage Angle 70° (28mm Lens Coverage)
    80° with diffuser
    Depth Rating 300' (90 m)
    Flash Modes Auto, Manual
    Exposure Control Six manual power settings
    Exposure selector dial for fine-tuning exposure or exposure compensation
    Slave AutoFlash sensor
    Targeting Light No
    Audible Signal No
    Color Temperature 5700° K
    Recycle Time 2.5 Seconds
    Flashes (Full Power) Approx. 300
    Power Source 4x AA Batteries
    Dimensions 3.2 x 3.2 x 4.7" (81 x 81 x 119mm)
    Weight (Land) 1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.7 x 5.2 x 3.5"

    Ikelite AF-35 reviews

    AF-35 Kit is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 25.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value I just returned from a week in Bonaire and used this strobe on more than 20 dives. It functioned perfectly throughout the trip. The auto flash function is very good and most of the time is quite accurate. The ability to chose manual settings does offer great versatility. A great feature is the battery compartment is completely separate from the strobe electronics. A flood of the compartment shouldn't ruin the strobe. The O-ring is very easy to visualize and a quick look confirms the compartment is sealed. I can't afford a DSLR set-up, so the combination of this strobe with the Canon 95S provides a significant improvement from other point-and -shoot underwater outfits.
    Date published: 2011-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised My wife is a point and shoot photographer. I have tried unsuccesfully. to set her up with underwater strobes in the past. This one worked as I had hoped. She is using a Canon A460 with the Canon housing I have been doing underwater photography for nearly 30 years. My wife was able to take some photographs that I would be proud to claim. The only problem I encountered was the adapter to match a Canon Housing. This did not hold the camera fixed in place. The template was about half the required thickness. I plan to use this as a template to make one that fits better. Ed W LaHay
    Date published: 2008-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ikelite AF-35 a winner! I purchased the AF-35 as part of a package which included a Canon SD950 and Ikelite 6147.95 housing. This is an extremely versatile combination - compact, simple, and rugged for the beginner but has the features and controls for the more advanced. The AF-35 flex arm is particularly appreciated - no fussing with thumbscrews and ball joints. I have to also give high marks to Ikelite for their service. The battery compartment flooded on a recent dive, and per the Ikelite manual which encourages the return of any product with a problem, I returned it with a letter and my B&H receipt. Within two weeks the unit was repaired, retested, and shipped back to me at no cost. Bravo, Ikelite!
    Date published: 2009-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent AutoFlash The Ikelite AutoFlash AF35 was exactly what my camera needed! It was easy to setup and experiment with to get the right setting specific to my digital camera. I was disappointed taking digital photos prior to this purchase. Turns out, I just needed the right strobe to work with my camera. My previous strobe was waaay too powerful for my camera and was always washing my color out of my images. This one turned out to be just perfect!
    Date published: 2008-12-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Really Dissappointed I bought this flash along with the ikelite underwater housing for a small nikon. We are not divers but kayakers who snorkel a good bit. I've had this flash for about two years and haven't got the first shot with it. When we first attempted to use it the flash simply stopped working before we ever left land. We contacted ikelite and sent it in for repairs. They sent it back and it worked a few times and once again quit before we ever got it wet. I will be sending this back to them but if it's no longer under warranty I'll just throw it away or sell it for parts / not working. The craftsmanship seems very good. And the housing for the camera is good. But overall I'd have to refrain from another ikelite product.
    Date published: 2011-07-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Underwater Strobe I purchased this to match an Ikelite case for my canon point and shoot to be used for a scuba holiday. The strobe performed flawlessly with daily use to 80 - 90 feet. The light output was sufficient to catch great images and the single battery change continues as I write. This gives you an entry level try at underwater photography at a very reasonable price.
    Date published: 2011-03-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Like it!! This is the easiest strobe set up I have used yet and it all but eliminates the backscatter we have up here in Alaska waters-I have the pics to prove it!
    Date published: 2008-07-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from AF 35 Light Kit East to set up and use. Base plate needed additional washers to secure it to camera.
    Date published: 2010-09-20
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