Ikelite Substrobe DS-161 Kit with Dual Sync Cord & Ball & Socket Arm System for Ikelite Housings


About Ikelite

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.

Strobe Coverage 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.

Strobe Compatibility 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.

Strobe Power 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.

Movie Light Coverage 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

Movie Light Modes With the strobe set to the "Batt w/Lite" position, the movie light is adjustable between 100% and 50% power in 10 fractional power settings. An "SOS" mode emits the universal signal for help in an emergency situations.

With the strobe set to the "On w/Lite" position, the movie light doubles as an aiming light for focusing or night diving. The light automatically turns off and back on when the strobe fires so there is no effect on photos.

Movie Light Burn Time 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%.

Accessories 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 to almost any system.

The DS161 accepts the same #4066.5 NiMH module used on our DS125 and DS160 Substrobes. If you .

Complete strobe packages bundle everything you need to add a DS161 to your camera system and get in the water!

Ikelite Specifications

Battery Pack
NiMH module
1.3 kg (2.75 lb)
9.6 cm dia x 17.9 cm / 3.75" dia x 7"
Depth Rating
90m - 300 feet
Energy Rating
160 watt-sec
Recycle Time
1.5 Sec
Angle of Coverage
90 Degrees
100 degrees with diffuser
Guide # (ISO 100) feet
76 surface - 38 underwater
Guide # meters
24 surface - 12 underwater
Color Temperature
4800 degrees Kelvin
Full Power Flashes
225 flashes per full charge
Firing Modes
TTL, Full, 9 fractional powers
15-watt LED
500 lumens
Burn Time
5 hours at max intensity
Power Settings
Full, 9 fractional powers, SOS
Mfr #

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 1 customers


Great Addition


from Salt Lake City  -  Photo Enthusiast

I had one of these strobes and got good photographs. Now with the second they have moved to the next level. Better light, elimination of shaddows due to lighting from one side

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