Ikelite Substrobe DS-51, TTL Underwater Flash for Digital & Film Cameras, Gray.

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About Ikelite DS-51

The Ikelite DS51 Substrobe replaces the DS50, which has been a favorite of underwater photographers the world over. In addition to incorporating all the same great features of the DS50, the DS51 provides a Manual Exposure Mode with six (6) manual power settings in one-half f-stop increments for precise illumination of subjects underwater.

The compact, lightweight and affordable Ikelite DS51 Substrobe is an excellent choice for many underwater photographers. Its digital electronics make it fully compatible with digital cameras as well as traditional film cameras such as the Nikonos. The strobe can easily switch between TTL/Auto and any of the six (6) manual power settings for complete control over lighting the subject. The DS51's intensity and angle of coverage make it equally suited for macro and general photography. The strobe's wide-angle diffuser increases the angle-of-coverage up to 80 degrees, softens the light and helps to reduce backscatter. The DS51 Substrobe's power rivals strobes twice its size, recycles in a quick 3.5 seconds, and provides 200+ flashes on a set of batteries. Much shorter recycle times and more flashes per set of batteries can be realized during TTL/Auto operation.

When connected with a sync cord to compatible Ikelite housings, or the Nikonos camera system, the DS51 Substrobe offers TTL/Auto and Manual Mode. When used with other manufacturers housings, the DS51 Substrobe can only be used in the Manual Mode utilizing the six (6) power settings.

The DS51 is compatible with the Ikelite DS Sensor and EV-Controller. When used with the EV-Controller, the DS51 Mode switch is set to the TTL/Auto setting and the EV-Controller then provides ten (10) power settings in half-stop increments.

Ikelite DS-51 Specifications

Energy Rating
50 watt-seconds
Guide# (ISO 100) feet
56 surface, 28 underwater
Coverage Angle
70 degrees
80 degrees w/diffuser
Color Temp
5700 degrees Kelvin
200 Full Power
Recycle Time
3.5 seconds
Power Source
4 "AA" alkaline
8cm x 12cm / 3.2" x 4.7"
0.6 kg / 1.3 pounds
Firing Modes
TTL/Auto - 6 Manual Power Settings
Depth Rating
90m - 300 feet

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Shopper  will it work with canon g12?
Andrew R  This strobe should work with a Canon G12 used in an Ikelite 6146.12 housing ( http://www.adorama.com/IK614612.html )(not included), mounted on a compatible arm (not included) and connected using a compatible sync cable (not included). By itself it will not function or connect to a G12.
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