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Ikelite DS161 Underwater Strobe Flash

SKU: IK-4061N
Stock Status: Usually ships within 3-5 business days
Orders ship out of Blaine, WA

Availability: Usually In stock

  • 1 x DS161 Strobe Front # 4061.2
  • 1 x Rechargeable NiMH Battery Pack # 4066.5
  • 1 x Battery Pack Cover # 0591.4
  • 1 x Smart Charger for NiMH with USA Plug # 0083.92 (or 0083.93 Euro Plug / 0083.94 UK Plug / 0083.95 Australian Plug)
  • 1 x Diffuser # 0591.3
  • 1 x 1" Ball Mount # 4081.4
  • 1 x Waterproof bulkhead cap # 9104.5
  • 1 x Silicone lubricant 1cc tube # 0184.1
  • 1 x 2 year limited warranty on DS161 strobe front
  • 1 x 1 year limited warranty on NiMH battery pack + charger
Top Product Features:
  • Ikelite's DS161 is one of the most popular strobes in the industry, with amazing specs and ultra fast recycle time. Guide # (ISO 100) feet - 76 surface - 38 underwater * Angle of Coverage - 90 degrees - 100 degrees with diffuser.
  • Warm light color temperature compared to other strobes. 225 flashes per full charge.
  • AMAZING Recycle time of 1.6 seconds or less (Full power) with the NiMH battery. Supports TTL when connected to Ikelite housing with sync cords.
  • Neutral Buoyancy in Salt Water. TTL, Full, 9 fractional powers in 1/2-stop increments. 500 lumen - 45 deg LED video light integrated.
  • Battery Recharge time: 2.5 hours. Weight: 2.7 lb (1243 g). Diameter: 3.75 in (96 mm). Length: 7 in (179 mm)

Main Specs:
  • Model Name: DS161
  • Guide Number: 24
  • Connections: Ikelite Sync Cord
  • Built In Light: Focus Light
  • Mounts: Ball Mount
  • TTL: Yes (Ikelite Only)
  • Batteries: Rechargeable 7.2V 3300mAh NiMH battery pack

Product Details

Extra large flash capacitors and a dedicated rechargeable battery pack provide twice the speed and energy of the next smaller strobe.

The DS160 series strobes are specifically designed for underwater use to provide the most colorful and natural wide angle lighting on the market. A professional grade round xenon flash tube and powder coated reflector produce perfectly a soft, stunningly warm 4800K light.

Optional accessories for corded, fiber optic, or remote triggering.

The built-in combination video and modeling light is suitable for close-up, macro, portrait, and wide angle fill-in work, and as a focus assist light. Output is adjustable in 10 brightness settings plus an SOS mode for emergency situations. The light automatically turns off and back on when taking a still photo to avoid over exposure.

Our famous quick-release toggle system eliminates attaches the battery pack with ease and confidence. A high capacity rechargeable NiMH battery pack provides longevity and rapid firing that no current set of AA batteries can provide.


  • Depth rating: 100m (328')
  • Max energy: 160Ws
  • Manual control increments: (10) 1/2 f-stop
  • Video/modeling light: 500 lm LED
  • Color temperature: 4800K
  • Guide number at 1m / ISO 100: 24
  • Flashes per charge: 225 full
  • Recycle time: 1.5 seconds at full power
  • Electrical sync connection: Ikelite ICS 5-pin bulkhead
  • Battery: 7.2V 3300mAh NiMH
  • Dimensions: 3.75 length x 7" diameter (96 x 179 mm)
  • Weight with battery: 2.7 lb (1243 g)
  • Buoyancy: Slightly negative in salt water
Stock 2
Lead Time 6
Popularity 80
Warranty Note 1 Year Warranty by Ikelite
Warranty & Returns

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year Warranty by Ikelite

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Taxes and Cross-Border

Canadian Customers

All orders shipping to Canada will be charged local sales tax according to the province ( GST / PST / HST). 

Mozaik is responsible and will pay all import fees (including duty and brokerage fees). Our broker will take care of any such fees before the product reaches your door.
Any accidental charges will be reimbursed.

US Customers

Orders shipping to the USA will ship through our US logistics center in Blaine, WA thus free of any border fees. 

International Customers

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