DS161 Movie Substrobe: All in One Solution for Underwater Photos and Videos

Wowzers. Even if you didn’t know what it did, it sure looks important. This is a dual purpose dive light / strobe from Ikelite and it is available NOW. The DS161 Movie Substrobe, pegged at USD $950 may seem like an expensive piece of underwater equipment but truth be told, the amount of money you spend investing on one piece of technology to do two different things is so worth it.

Photo and video underwater is obviously different from what we usually do. WIth almost zero light and the blue haze (sometimes green) of the ocean, you’ll need to be a pro in adjusting your white balance and placing your strobe just right so your shots don’t get burned. For the most part, taking footage underwater is really just classified into video or photos, and you’d need two separate kits to light up the ocean floor. The DS161 does both — it’s a strobe and an LED light. And it’s new! Just look at it! It does 5 hours of LED video and 225 strobe flashes for photo on a full charge. The strobe is compatible with all TTL cameras including oldies!

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