The DS160 combines power with wide angle coverage to give you the most bang for your buck. The quality of light is exceptional due to a round flash tube and custom powder coated reflector designed specifically to deliver the softest, most even coverage possible. Strobes with a straight flashtube may be capable of high powers, but require the addition of a diffuser to spread out their sharp, rectangular beam pattern and reduce the harsh hot spot. The DS160 beam is designed to be perfectly soft and wide spread through its reflector design, and is capable of providing you the coverage and power you want and avoiding the one f/stop loss caused by adding a diffuser.
Both Ikelite's DS160 and DS161 strobes are legendary for their ability to keep up in rapid firing situations a cut above any flash on the market. Electrical sync connection and a high-capacity battery pack provide the speed you need to capture fast moving subjects like sharks and sailfish at just the right millisecond. When combined with a compatible TTL system, the DS160 automatically adjusts brightness to provide perfect exposure whether you're shooting macro, portrait or wide angle. Focus on your camera settings and composition and enjoy the increased number of flashes and even faster recycle time you'll get when working with a TTL system. A bright, concentrated LED aiming light provides more than enough light for focusing or as a night diving light. The LED turns off and on when the strobe is fired, ensuring that no bright spots will ruin your photo.
NiMH batteries are work horses, and a great choice for high powered rechargeable devices due to their performance and reliability at a more affordable price point than lithium ion. This high capacity battery pack provides professional quality power and speed flash after flash, well beyond the capabilities of even the best AA-cell batteries. Shooting full power flashes? Expect a lightning fast 1.6 second recycle time and over 225 flashes on a single charge. Shooting TTL or in a fractional power setting? You'll get very close to instantaneous recycle time and up to 3X as many flashes... plenty for a day of diving! This battery recharges in half the time of its Li-Ion counterpart for quick topping off before your night dive. Ikelite's proprietary quick-release toggle system attaches the battery pack with ease and confidence, making a flooded battery virtually impossible.
Included with the DS160 Strobe are diffuser, waterproof bulkhead cap and silicone lubricant 1cc tube. The Strobe has a 300' (90 meter) depth rating, its TTL mode is compatible Ikelite TTL systems, it has a manual power modes in 10 1/2-stop increments a 205 lumen LED modeling light, has a color temperature 4800K, guide number 24 m at ISO 100, provides a coverage angle 90° degrees without diffuser - 100° with diffuser and provides over 450 flashes per charge and will provide up to 3X as many flashes per charge in TTL or fractional powers. The Strobe Recycles in 1.4 seconds or less has an Ikelite ICS 5-pin bulkhead a rechargeable 7.4V Li-ion battery pack, measure 3.75" x 7" (96mm x 179mm) and weighs 2.7 lbs. (1.24 kg). The Ikelite DS-160 Strobe comes with an owner's manual.
This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.