Ikelite DS51 Ball Arm Kit Mark II #4044.31

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Ikelite DS51 Ball Arm Kit Mark II 


The size and weight of the DS51 make it the perfect choice for the traveling underwater photographer. The DS51's intensity and angle of coverage are comparable to any strobe in its size and weight class. This kit includes everything you need to add a strobe to any Ikelite compact or DSLR TTL system.

The DS51 strobe can easily switch between TTL/Auto and any of the six manual power settings through a large, easy-to-turn dial on the rear of the strobe. A simple battery door is easy to remove and replace and provides a clear view of the o-ring seal. The strobe's battery compartment is independently sealed from the electronics preventing further damage in the event of a flood.

The Ikelite-style sync cord plug is the most reliable waterproof strobe sync connection available. When combined with an Ikelite TTL housing, the DS51 automatically adjusts brightness to provide perfect exposure whether you're shooting macro, portrait or wide angle. Enjoy the power of superior accuracy, faster recycle time, and longer battery life when compared to similar fiber optic systems.

Coiled sync cord with Ikelite-style plugs on both ends. Provides TTL operation with any compatible system featuring an Ikelite-style electrical bulkhead and DS strobe. The Ikelite-style plug is widely recognized as the most reliable waterproof strobe sync connection available. Built-in strain reliefs reduce stress on cord ends.

This kit includes a complete strobe arm consisting of the strobe mount, two clamps, one 7-inch (18 cm) extension, and mount to Quick Release Handle. Overall extended length of the arm is approximately 15 inches (38 cm). A great start to any system, providing flexibility to shoot both close-up and portrait work. Additional extensions and clamps can be added for wide angle work. Our Ball Arm System Mark II provides opportunities to mount an additional lightweight accessory almost anywhere along the length of an arm.

The 1-inch Ball Arm System Mark II features 1-inch ball components with a groove and o-ring to prevent slippage for improved holding power with less force. While underwater, clamps may be finger-tightened to keep lighting in place yet allow repositioning without loosening the clamp. All parts are hard coat type III anodized for a long lasting, scratch resistant finish. Ikelite 1-inch ball components are compatible with most 1-inch arm system components from Aquatica TLC, Ultralight, Nauticam, and others.

To shoot dual strobes, combine two kits with a compatible TTL Dual Sync Cord. Unlike the standard TTL Sync Cord, the TTL Dual Sync Cord is "Y" shaped with one straight cord to the housing and two longer, coiled cords for the attachment of two Ikelite strobes.

You do not need to shoot two of the same strobes; strobes of different size and power can be combined. We recommend traveling with both single and dual sync cords for flexibility to shoot either one or two strobes as the situation demands.

  • DS51 strobe
  • Diffuser
  • Waterproof bulkhead cap
  • Aluminum ball arm
  • TTL sync cord
  • Silicone lubricant 1cc tube
  • 2 year manufacturer warranty
  • 300 ft (90 m) depth rating
  • TTL mode with compatible Ikelite TTL systems
  • Manual power modes in 6 1/2-stop increments
  • Color temperature 5700K
  • Guide number 17 m at ISO 100
  • Coverage angle 70° without diffuser - 80° with diffuser
  • Recycles in 3.5 seconds or less
  • Accepts 4 AA cell Alkaline, Li-ion, NiMH or NiCad batteries (not included)
  • Dimensions 3.2 x 4.7 in (81 x 119 mm)
  • Weight 20 oz (590 g)
  • Neutral buoyancy in fresh water

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