SEA & SEA YS-D3 LIGHTNING STROBE
Newly designed circuitry and the light-emitting unit produce powerful guide numbers of 33. In addition, a high-precision aspherical optical toroidal lens has been fitted over the two flash tubes to disperse an even light from the center to the edge. The strobe`s beam angle will increase to 110°by by attaching the standard accessories Diffuser. When the optional Dome diffuser is attached, the beam angle will increase to as wide as 150(TBD)
In order to avoid misunderstanding, the YS-D3 guide number (GN) and the beam angle are based on measurements taken on land (not underwater)
Some competitors will often state a GN measured on land and the beam angle in water, for example, a GN 33 and beam angle of 110 degrees. However, this GN 33 value is based on a beam angle of 60~70 degrees. The beam angle may be expanded in water by a dome effect, however, the GN in water is significantly lower than the value measured on land.
Superior consecutive firing capability to capture those critical moments.
The YS-D3 utilizes larger capacity condensers compared with those used on competing strobes. In addition, the D3 is also equipped with a newly designed charging circuit. As a result, the YS-D3 will fire at GN16 continuously without any interval time. Even when the strobe is fired at GN22, the strobe will fire again within a mere 0.8 seconds.
When the YS-D3 is fired at Guide Number over 22, two-stage ready-to-fire signals will be issued. For instance, after the strobe fires at full power of GN33, the strobe will inform you both visually and audibly when the condenser is charged to fire at GN22. Then, when the condenser is charged enough to fire at GN33, another different signal will be issued. This design allows you to release more shutters in scenes where you want to shoot as many pictures as possible, maximizing shooting intervals between scenes
Target light with increased power
Incorporating a uniquely designed aluminum heat diffuser, the target light is now powerful enough to be used as a dive light.（ About 4 times brighter than YS-D2）
Backlight panel that is effective when shooting in dark environments The indicator color on the back of the YS-D3 changes each time the position of the mode switch is changed. Blue (in DS-TTLII mode), light blue (in slave TTL mode), orange (in manual mode with pre-flash), and green (in manual mode without pre-flash) The positioning of the operating system is obvious during night diving.
* The color in DS-TTLII mode has been changed from the YS-D2 to match the color with the optical converter.
- Guide Number (ISO 100/m) (land): 33, 28 (with Diffuser attached)
- Beam Angle : 80°x105° (without Diffuser), 100°x110°(with Diffuser)
- Batteries : 4xAA A: 6V Ni-MH: 4.8V
- Number of Flashes *1: A: 140 Ni-MH: 220
- Recycle time (full) *2 : A: 3.5 sec. Ni-MH: 1.7 sec.
- Color temperature : 5800K
- Color temperature w/diffuser : 5500K
- Depth rating : 100m / 330ft
- Dimensions (WxHxD) : 92x111x147mm / 3.6 x 4.4 x 5.8 inches (excluding ball base)
- Weight : 610g / 21.5oz (w/o batteries) (excluding ball base)
- Underwater weight : -20g / -0.7oz (incl. batteries ball base)
- Exposure control: DS-TTL II, Slave TTL, Light level control dial (GN): 1 / 1.4 / 2 / 2.8 /4 / 5.6 /8 / 11 / 16 / 22 / 33 (11 steps)
- DS-TTL II function
- Slave function
- Auto power OFF function 30min
- Sync cord: 5-pin Sync cord/N, Fiber-Optic Cable
- Over-pressure relief valve
- LED target light (output is adjustable in 2 steps)
- Audible charge signal
*1 Number of flashes and recycle time depends on the battery brand, temperature, and frequency of use.
*2 Number of flashes and recycle time of Ni-MH batteries were tested on 2500 mAh batteries.