Ikelite DS160 Strobe with NiMH Battery and Charger

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Product Highlights:

  • Combines Power with Wide Angle Coverage
  • Most Bang-for-Your-Buck
  • Quality of Light is Exceptional
  • TTL Mode Compatible Ikelite TTL Systems
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About Ikelite DS160 Strobe with NiMH Battery and Charger

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. The included Smart Charger for NiMH accepts variable voltage in the 100-240V range and includes AC adapters for US, Europe, UK and Australia and has a fast charge time of 2.5-hours. Smart charging provides safety and helps to increase the lifetime of the pack by switching over to a trickle charge when the battery pack is fully recharged. Feedback on charging cycle is indicated by an LED on the front of the charger. This charger is compatible with NiMH and NiCad battery packs only. Smart Chargers designed for NiMH or NiCad batteries cannot be used with Li-Ion technology. The size of the DS160 is uniquely balanced to its weight to provide near neutral buoyancy in salt water, providing the most comfortable handling on the market and reducing arm fatigue.

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.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

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Ikelite DS160 Strobe with NiMH Battery and Charger Features

  • Ikelite DS-160 Strobe
  • Combines Power with Wide Angle Coverage
  • Most Bang-for-Your-Buck
  • Quality of Light is Exceptional
  • Round Flash Tube and Custom Powder Coated Reflector
  • Specifically Delivers Softest, Most Even Coverage Possible
  • Avoids One f/stop Loss Caused by Diffuser
  • Electrical Sync Connection and High-Capacity Battery Pack
  • Provides Speed to Capture Fast Moving Subjects like Sharks & Sailfish
  • Compatible TTL System, DS160 Automatically Adjusts Brightness
  • Perfect Exposure Shooting Macro, Portrait or Wide Angle
  • Modeling Light: Automatic Shut-Off when Flash Fires
  • Rechargeable 7.2V 3300mAh NiMH
  • 225 Full Power Flashes 1.6 Second Recycle Time
  • 3X as Many Flashes per Charge in TTL or Fractional Powers
  • Proprietary Quick-Release Toggle System Battery Pack
  • Battery Flooding Virtually Impossible
  • Near Neutral Buoyancy in Salt Water
  • Smart Charger for NiMH:
    Variable Voltage Range: 100-240V
    AC Adapters for US, Europe, UK and Australia
    Fast Charge Time of 2.5-Hours
    Switches to Trickle Charge when Battery Fully Recharged
    Increased Battery Life
    Note: Charger Compatible with NiMH and NiCad Battery Packs Only
  • Includes:
    Waterproof Bulkhead Cap
    Silicone Lubricant 1cc Tube
    Depth Rating: 300' (90 meter)
  • TTL Mode Compatible Ikelite TTL Systems
  • Manual Power Modes in 10 1/2-Stop Increments
  • 205 Lumen LED Modeling Light
  • Color Temperatures: 4800K
  • Guide Number 24 m at ISO 100
  • Beam Angle: 90° Degrees w/o Diffuser - 100° with Diffuser
  • Ikelite ICS 5-Pin Bulkhead
  • Dimensions: 3.75" x 7" (96mm x 179mm)
  • Weight: 2.7 lbs. (1.24 kg)
  • Owner's Manual
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