Ikelite announces Nikon TTL converters

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Ikelite has announced their DS Link TTL converters for Nikon cameras with DS series strobes. Available with either Nikonos or Ikelite connection it features an electronic connection and the user can switch between manual and TTL modes. It also supports camera EV compensation and rear curtain sync.

Both versions of the DS Link TTL converter will be available from early September. They are priced at $375 and $395 for the Ikelite connection and Nikonos versions respectively.

Press release (please click here for Ikelite connection version)

DL1 DS Link Nikon TTL Converter with Nikonos N5 Connector

Product # 46055


This product is in production for early September release. Contact your local dealer or contact us for information on how to pre-order yours today!

We pioneered underwater TTL flash exposure for DSLR cameras and this is the next iteration of our world renowned Nikon TTL flash circuitry. Provided with a Nikonos N5 connector for use with a wide variety of other manufacturers’ DSLR housings.

Key Advantages

About Nikon TTL

TTL or “Thru-the-Lens” flash metering means the camera evaluates the scene and communicates exposure information directly to the compatible flash. The camera automatically adjusts the power output of the external flash so you don’t have to.

TTL exposure is faster and often more accurate than setting the flash output manually. TTL can be the difference between getting a properly exposed image or not, especially when shooting fast-moving subjects and subjects that are moving towards or away from you. TTL is by far the easiest way to shoot perfectly exposed macro photography and allows you to concentrate on focus and framing. When shooting wide angle or close focus wide angle (CFWA), set your camera to properly expose the background and let the DS1 adjust your strobe intensity for proper exposure of the foreground.

Ikelite was the first company to introduce TTL for underwater strobes with Nikon DSLR cameras, and continues to set the standard for accuracy of Nikon TTL flash protocol.

Electrical flash triggering

Connecting an electrical sync cord is as quick and easy as screwing in a light bulb. Electrical triggering supports greater accuracy, faster rapid firing, and less missed flashes as compared to fiber optic triggering. Use of electrical TTL also dramatically increases strobe battery life.

Use of this TTL Converter requires a Nikonos N5-style electrical bulkhead strobe connector and TTL hotshoe (not included). This type of connection is offered by a wide variety of housing manufacturers including Aquatica, Nauticam, Subal, Seacam, SEA&SEA, Isotta, and others. If you are unsure whether your housing meets these requirements, please contact the housing manufacturer.

The ultimate flexibility

Switch between TTL and manual flash exposure modes with the simple push of a button. A super bright LED indicator light shows you which mode you are in with a quick glance. When in TTL mode, flash exposure (EV) compensation can be accessed quickly and easily through the camera’s menus. The DL1 DS Link fully supports rear curtain sync flash modes.

The DL1 DS Link is independently waterproof sealed and can be used with a wide array of camera models. Simply use a dual sync cord to fire two strobes in TTL from a single DL1 DS Link converter.

This product replaces the Nikon TTL Converters # 4302 / 4302.2 / 4302.3.

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Housing Compatibility

Non-Ikelite housings for Nikon DSLR cameras featuring a TTL flash hotshoe and Nikonos N5 bulkhead; If you are unsure whether your housing meets these requirements, please contact the manufacturer. Find information about Nikonos N5 plug wiring here… Camera Compatibility

Strobe Compatibility