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Ikelite DS-51 Underwater Substrobe Head

BH #IK4044.1 • MFR #4044.1
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Ikelite DS-51 Underwater Substrobe Head
Discontinued

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Ikelite DS-51 Overview

The Ikelite Digital SubStrobe DS-51 was created specifically for use with digital cameras because of their use of preflash metering, but it is completely compatible with all film cameras and film camera housings.

The DS-51 offers 50 watt-seconds of power in a compact size with coverage adequate for lenses as wide as 28 mm, or add the included diffuser for wider coverage and softer lighting. Combine multiple strobes to cover very wide angle lenses with minimal illumination of particles suspended in the water.

The DS-51 operates TTL when connected by an appropriate sync cord to some Ikelite housings. Alternatively, the DS51 provides a manual exposure mode with six manual power settings in one-half f-stop increments for precise illumination of subjects.

For even more precise control the DS-51 can be connected to The Manual Controller. This provides ten power settings in half/stop increments. The Manual controller can operate as a wireless sensor triggered by another strobe, or it can be connected by one of the Ikelite sync cords.

50 Watt/seconds power with a guide #28 (underwater at ISO 100)
Operates TTL when connected by an appropriate sync cord to some Ikelite housings or manual exposure mode with six manual power settings in one-half f-stop increments
70° angle of coverage, 80° with diffuser
Recycle time of 3.5 seconds (Full power)
Up to 200 flashes with full power batteries
5700° kelvin color temperature
Includes 1" Ball Mount Mark II to enable strobe attachment to optional ball arms with 1" diameters, such as those from Ikelite, Aquatica TLC, Ultralight, Nauticam, and other brands
UPC: 883711038186

Ikelite DS-51 Specs

Flash Head
Angle of Coverage70°
80° (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Color Temperature5700K
Guide Number56' / 17.1 m (on Land)
28' / 8.5 m (Underwater)
Power Rating50 Ws
Recycle Time3.5 Seconds
Secondary IlluminationNone
Exposure Control
Exposure ControlManual, TTL
General
Depth Rating300' / 90 m
Wireless ReceiverYes (via Optional Equipment)
Battery4 x AA (Approx. 200 Shots at Full Power)
Mounting1" Ball Mount
ConnectorBulkhead
Dimensions4.7 x 3.2 x 3.2" / 11.9 x 8.1 x 8.1 cm
Weight1.3 lb / 0.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.42 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.75 x 5.4 x 4.45"
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