For over 30 years Ikelite has been the leader of innovation of underwater strobe lighting. We are proud to introduce the first strobe that meets the challenge presented by today's sophisticated "hybrid" cameras.
The DS161 Movie Substrobe combines all of the functionality of our renowned DS160 with a powerful 500 lumen LED video light. This strobe is everything you need for stunning photos and video.
Professional photographers all over the world prefer the wide and even coverage of our specially made circular flashtubes. The slightly warm color temperature provides rich, natural tones for beautiful macro, portraits and landscapes.
The DS161 Movie Substrobe is compatible with all Ikelite TTL systems and current digital cameras, as well as all older TTL film cameras including the Nikonos system. A variety of sync cords, sensors, and TTL adapters are available to connect to almost any camera system currently on the market.
The DS161 recycles in a quick 1.5 sec from full discharge. When fired at a fractional power — whether in TTL or manual mode — the strobe recycles virtually instantaneously. Number of flashes per full charge will increase dramatically in most cases when using in TTL mode with a compatible camera system. The powerful DS161 is adjustable in 10 half-stop increments for precise control over your exposure when used in manual mode.
Three super-bright LEDs are arranged behind a special optical element to provide 45 degrees angle of coverage free of hotspots. The daylight balanced color temperature brings out true, natural colors with or without the use of a color correcting filter.
With the strobe set to the "Batt w/Lite" position, the movie light is adjustable from 100% down to 50% power in 10 fractional power settings. An "SOS" mode emits the universal signal for help in emergency situations.
Custom circuitry and highly efficient drivers provide 5 hours of continuous burn time on a fully charged battery with no waning effects. Continuous use of the light at full power reduces number of full power flashes by less than 15%.
The #4061 DS161 comes standard with rechargeable NiMH battery pack and flash diffuser. The NiMH battery pack requires #4066.1 Smart Charger, not included. A variety of strobe mounts and arms are available for attachment to almost any system.
Complete strobe packages bundle everything you need to add a DS161 to your camera system and get in the water!
#4066.5 NiMH Battery Pack