Ikelite Optical Slave Converter for DS51, DS160, DS161

SKU # ike.4403


Ikelite Optical Slave Converter for DS51, DS160, DS161

Strobe, mounting hardware, and optical cable not included; shown for illustrative purposes only.

Trigger your Ikelite DS-series strobe off any camera or strobe flash.  The Optical Slave Converter simply attaches to the strobe's electrical bulkhead in place of a sync cord connector.  The enlarged slave window provides approximately 90 degrees field of view for remote triggering.  Or thread on the included fiber optic port for the attachment of and triggering via a fiber optic cord.

The Optical Slave Converter automatically configures itself for compatibility with both pre-flash and non pre-flash camera modes.  No setting of small switches or confusion over number of pre-flashes.  Simply turn on your strobe and take one picture to configure.

The Optical Slave Converter can be extended using the optional 3-foot Extension Cord for creative backlighting in wrecks, caves, and pool studio set-ups.  It can also be used above water for studio photography work.

The Optical Slave Converter supports manual exposure modes as set on the attached DS strobe.  TTL exposure mode is not supported.

Fiber optic cord compatibility

  • Ikelite 4501 Fiber Optic Coiled Cord
  • INON Optical D Cable "Non-wireless type" L-Connector
  • Sea&Sea Fiber Optic Cables
  • Olympus UW Fiber Optic Cable PTCB-E02
  • Nauticam Optical Fiber Cable No. 26211 Nauticam to INON
  • Nauticam Optical Fiber Cable No. 26212 Nauticam to Sea&Sea

What's included

    Silicone lubricant


    1.1 inch diameter x 2.7 inch long (28 x 69 mm)
    Weighs 1.6 oz (45 g)

Spare parts (not included)

  • 0301.12 Connector protector
  • 0136.13 O-ring
  • 0184.2 Silicone lubricant 2cc recloseable tube