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.