Ikelite DS-160 II TTL Strobe
Update From Previous Version:
- Faster recycle time - less than 1 sec from full discharge.
- Better Ergonomics - larger and taller controls.
- Hard Anodized Aluminum Bulkhead - reduced weight
- Battery Backwards Compatibility - old batteries can still be used with the new strobe head
The DS160 II combines power with wide angle coverage to give you the most bang for your buck. It has been updated from the original DS 160 for a quicker recycle time of .1 to 1 seconds, better ergonomics, and 300 flashes per charge at full power.
The quality of light is exceptional due to a round flash tube and custom powder coated reflector designed specifically to deliver the softest, most even coverage possible. Strobes with a straight flashtube may be capable of high powers, but require the addition of a diffuser to spread out their sharp, rectangular beam pattern and reduce the harsh hot spot. The DS160 II beam is designed to be perfectly soft and wide spread through its reflector design, and is capable of providing you the coverage and power you want and avoiding the one f/stop loss caused by adding a diffuser.
Both our DS160 II and DS162 strobes are legendary for their ability to keep up in rapid firing situations—a cut above any flash on the market. Electrical sync connection and a high-capacity battery pack provide the speed you need to capture fast moving subjects like sharks and sailfish at just the right millisecond.
When combined with a compatible TTL system, the DS160 II automatically adjusts brightness to provide perfect exposure whether you're shooting macro, portrait or wide angle. Focus on your camera settings and composition and enjoy the increased number of flashes and even faster recycle time you'll get when working with a TTL system.
A bright, concentrated LED aiming light provides more than enough light for focusing or as a night diving light. The LED turns off and on when the strobe is fired, ensuring that no bright spots will ruin your photo.
Recycle Time + Battery Life
Related Underwater Gear Categories:
- Ikelite Housings, Strobes and Accessories
- Recommended Underwater Strobes & Flashes
- Underwater Video Lights Guide
- Underwater Snoots
Sample Underwater Photos from the Ikelite DS 160 II:
Photo of a mosshead warbonnet captured with the Canon EOS R5 in an Ikelite housing, Canon 100 mm macro lens, dual Ikelite DS 160 strobes, Kraken +13 diopter, and Ikelite Canon TTL converter. f/16, 1/160, ISO 100
An urchin under the sun captured with the Canon EOS R5 in an Ikelite EOS R5 housing, Canon 8-15mm fisheye lens, dual Ikelite DS 160 strobes, and Ikelite Canon TTL converter. f/22, 1/160, ISO 100
Wolf Eel captured with the Canon EOS R5 in an Ikelite EOS R5 housing, Canon 8-15mm fisheye lens, dual Ikelite DS 160 strobes, and Ikelite Canon TTL converter. f/13, 1/60, ISO 500