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ULTRAMAX ULTRAPOWER UXDS-1 Digital Underwater Strobe Head

BH #ULUXDS1HED • MFR #UXDS-1-HED
ULTRAMAX ULTRAPOWER UXDS-1 Digital Underwater Strobe Head
Key Features
  • Depth Rating: 180'
  • Guide Number: 65.6' at ISO 100
  • Coverage Angle: 60°
  • Color Temperature: 5700K
The ULTRAPOWER UXDS-1 Digital Underwater Strobe Head from ULTRAMAX is a flash with a depth rating of 180'. It offers a guide number of 65.6' at ISO 100 (on land), a power rating of approximately 25 Watt-sec, a coverage angle of 60°, and a daylight-balanced color temperature of 5700K. There are 5 pre-flash settings to synchronize with the built-in flash of most digital compact cameras. Choose from power/brightness output levels of 10%, 25%, 50%, and 100%. The strobe also has slave functionality, allowing it to be triggered by the firing of another flash. Color-coded LED indicators tell you the selected pre-flash and flash output modes. The UXDS-1 runs on 4 AA batteries, which are available separately and are housed in a compartment that's completely isolated from the electronics in order to prevent water damage to the strobe if the compartment is accidentally opened or batteries are changed when the unit is still wet from a dive. Additionally, the strobe has a durable housing made of corrosion-resistant polycarbonate.
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ULTRAMAX UXDS-1-HED Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Depth Rating
  • 3Guide Number
  • 4Power Rating
  • 5Coverage
  • 6Color Temperature
  • 7Modes
  • 8Flash Triggering
  • 9Color-Coded LED Indicators
  • 10Power
  • 11Construction
  • 12Mounting

The ULTRAPOWER UXDS-1 Digital Underwater Strobe Head from ULTRAMAX is a flash with a depth rating of 180'. It offers a guide number of 65.6' at ISO 100 (on land), a power rating of approximately 25 Watt-sec, a coverage angle of 60°, and a daylight-balanced color temperature of 5700K. There are 5 pre-flash settings to synchronize with the built-in flash of most digital compact cameras. Choose from power/brightness output levels of 10%, 25%, 50%, and 100%. The strobe also has slave functionality, allowing it to be triggered by the firing of another flash. Color-coded LED indicators tell you the selected pre-flash and flash output modes. The UXDS-1 runs on 4 AA batteries, which are available separately and are housed in a compartment that's completely isolated from the electronics in order to prevent water damage to the strobe if the compartment is accidentally opened or batteries are changed when the unit is still wet from a dive. Additionally, the strobe has a durable housing made of corrosion-resistant polycarbonate.

Depth Rating
Safe to use at a maximum depth of 180'. The housing is secured via double O-ring seal, and the battery compartment is completely isolated from the electronics to prevent water damage if it's accidentally opened or batteries are changed when unit is still wet from a dive.
Guide Number
65.6' at ISO 100 (on land)
Power Rating
Approximately 25 Watt-sec
Coverage
Offers a coverage angle of 60°.
Color Temperature
Daylight-balanced at 5700K.
Modes
There are 5 pre-flash settings to synchronize with the built-in flash of most digital compact cameras. Additionally, there are 4 output levels: 10%, 25%, 50%, and 100%. The strobe also has a flash test button. Benefit from manual exposure control.
Flash Triggering
Twin slave sensors allow strobe to be triggered wirelessly by another flash, such as the camera's built-in one. When either sensor detects light from a flash, the strobe fires instantly. You can also purchase an optional fiber-optic connector and cable for triggering.
Color-Coded LED Indicators
Tell you the selected pre-flash and flash output modes. A blinking LED indicates low power.
Power
Runs on 4 AA batteries, which are available separately, and features a magnetic on/off switch.
Construction
Housed in a durable case made from corrosion-resistant polycarbonate.
Mounting
Optional UXFA-1 9.5" Flex Arm with Foam Grip and UXST-1 Strobe Tray are available, giving you a mounting point for the strobe and a camera, and also providing improved handling.
UPC: 838393001058

ULTRAMAX UXDS-1-HED Specs

Flash Head
Angle of Coverage60°
Color Temperature5700K
Guide Number65.6' / 20 m at ISO 100 (on Land)
Power Rating25 Ws
Recycle Time7 Seconds at Full Power
Exposure Control
Exposure ControlManual
Power Adjustment Range10 to 100%
General
Depth Rating180' / 55 m
Wireless ReceiverYes
Battery4 x AA Alkaline/NiMH (Approx. 120 Shots at Full Power)
MountingYS Mount
ConstructionPolycarbonate
Dimensions6 x 5.5 x 4" / 15.2 x 14 x 10.2 cm
Weight1.3 lb / 0.6 kg (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.015 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 6.6 x 4.55"

ULTRAMAX UXDS-1-HED Reviews

Well made and hopefully will last.

By Warren F.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-08-24

It's primary use is to light up close underwater subjects. Being able to adjust the strobe output is wicked.

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hello good afternoon my question is regarding this strobe. I have an Ikelite housing for sony alpha camera and I wonder if this strobe you can run? thx
Asked by: manuel n.
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Answered by: kiriaki a.
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I'm using a Nikon D90 or Nikon D610 in the Dicapac underwater case. I also have 2 pocket wizard tranceivers - I'm looking to only be 10 feet underwater. Will this strobe work for what I have?
Asked by: Anonymous
The ULTRAPOWER UXDS-1 Digital Underwater Strobe Head is a slave strobe. You need a sync cord or hot shoe connection in order to use a Pocket Wizard. So this is not going to work. Also Pocket Wizards will not work underwater. Aquatica does produce the Water Wizard housing for the Pocket Wizard Plus III. You need a housing that has a bulkhead for an Ikelite sync cord and strobes that also use Ikelite sync cords. The Water Wizard housing has to float on the surface.Please send an email to [email protected]<a href= http://bhphoto.com. target= _blank >bhphoto.com.</a> Let us know what you are trying to do and we will be able to help.
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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HelloI've recently purchased a Nikon WP-N2 which houses a Nikon 1 J3 would this strobe work with this setup? Also would the BTS flex arm with cold shoe adaptor and ys fitting work in combination?
Asked by: Anonymous
The ULTRAMAX ULTRAPOWER UXDS-1 strobe could be used with the Nikon WP-N2. To fire the strobe you will need the ULTRAMAX 3.3' Coiled Fiber-Optic Cable Kit. ULTRAMAX says this cable will fit the fiber optic cable ports on the Nikon housing. The cable also features touch fasteners on the end for housings that do not have fiber optic cable ports. Here is the link for the cable: <a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1045158-REG/ultramax_uxds_foc_3_3_coiled_fiber_optic_cable.html target= _blank >http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1045158-REG/ultramax_uxds_foc_3_3_coiled_fiber_optic_cable.html</a>The Beneath the Surface Small Single-Handle Underwater Travel-Lite Tray Kit is a good choice for attaching a single UXDS-1 strobe to the housing. Here is the link: <a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1025313-REG/beneath_the_surface_small_single_handle_underwater_travel_lite.html target= _blank >http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1025313-REG/beneath_the_surface_small_single_handle_underwater_travel_lite.html</a>
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Hi, are the diffuser and the mounting screw included in the box?
Asked by: daniele o.
Yes. The diffuser comes with a tether to attach to the strobe, and the mounting bolt with knob is included as pictured.
Answered by: Ryan J.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Hi, Will this stobe run with a Olympus E-PL5 underwater housing and what accessories are needed?
Asked by: Warren F.
Yes it will if your housing has fiber optic outlet.
Answered by: George S.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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