Ikelite unveils TTL strobe pack for Olympus TG-series cameras


Following the announcement of its new DS51 II, DS160 II, DS162 and DS230 strobes, Ikelite has developed a handy TTL strobe set for users of the Olympus TG-series cameras, perfectly synchronized for the holiday season.

The set includes everything you need to start taking flash photos: a DS51 II strobe, RC1 TTL receiver, fiber optic cord, and a 7 inch ball arm (designed for the quick release handle of the camera). ‘Ikelite).

The package price, $ 904, is what you would pay for the individual items. Visit the Ikelite website for many other ways to accessorize your Olympus TG system.

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Underwater TTL Strobe Set for Olympus Tough TG Cameras

If you are looking for a compact and easy to use underwater flash to match your Olympus TG-3, TG-4, TG-6 or TG-6 system, then this is the choice for you!

In this situation, the turtle would be silhouetted without the flash of a flash hitting its underside. When photographing a fast moving subject such as a turtle, your distance to the subject is constantly changing. TTL strobe exposure is essential because it is impossible to manually change the strobe settings as quickly as the turtle is moving. Here the RC1 works perfectly because the camera knows your strobe is connected. Other TTL slave systems may be confused by the very bright background and end up triggering a flash that is too weak.

RC1 TTL receiver

The RC1 TTL receiver uses the camera’s built-in RC (remote control) flash mode for the fastest and most accurate strobe exposure possible. The camera recognizes that the strobe is attached and sends out a unique signal for each photo, ensuring that the strobe is emitting the right amount of light every time.

It’s much more advanced than most underwater TTL systems that fire directly from the camera’s built-in flash. Other systems that require the camera’s built-in flash to fire are slower, drain the camera’s battery, and regularly overexpose or underexpose your image.

Read more: Getting the correct strobe exposure with the Olympus Tough TG-5 and TG-6

Read more: RC1 TTL Receiver for DS Strobes and Olympus TG-5 Camera Review

Highly reflective subjects tend to be very difficult for TTL or manual strobe systems. It is easy to overexpose the subject and lose the details in their texture.

DS51 strobe

The DS51 strobe is a favorite for being one of the smallest and lightest strobes in its class. It uses 4 AA batteries and provides over 300 flashes per charge – usually a lot more when using TTL exposure. Add a second DS51 flash for more even coverage when shooting at wide angle.

Compact ball arm

The compact ball joint arm uses hard anodized aluminum components that are wear resistant and shatterproof. The cross-linked ball joint arm system is easier to position than the flexible and extendable arms for almost any application. The 7 “long arm section includes a mounting rail for adding an adjustable cue light or constant light video light using the # 4081.72 Slide Ball Bracket.

With very small subjects, you can easily get by with just one compact flash.

Fiber optic cord

Our multi-conductor fiber optic cord is designed for precise and reliable triggering.

Further reading

With larger scenes, dual strobes are preferred for even illumination and full coverage.

In the package

  • DS51 II TTL Strobe # 40051
  • Receiver RC1 TTL # 4412
  • Fiber optic cord # 4501
  • Compact ball arm # 4080.05


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