Sea & Sea YS-D3 Lightning Underwater Strobe
The Sea & Sea YS-D3 Lightning Underwater Strobe offers superior brightness and the performance you’d expect from a Guide Number 33 Underwater Strobe. The quality that made Sea & Sea the original innovator and pioneer of underwater strobe lights is back in a big way with this fantastic, lightweight, powerful underwater photography strobe light.
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Make your underwater photos look richer with more natural colour and enjoy a deeper depth rating as deep as 328′.
The Sea & Sea YS-D3 offers an upgraded circuitry from its predecessor model provides a maximum guide number of 33 and the ability to fire again in just 0.6 seconds at guide number 22; at guide number 16, there’s no interval at all. The flash has a wide beam angle of 105°, which gets even wider, 110°, with the included diffuser. A daylight-balanced color temperature of 5800K enables the strobe to restore colors that are absorbed underwater, thus allowing for more vibrant and accurate images. Aspherical troidal lenses on the flash tubes provide even light dispersion, with no hot spots.
Utilize TTL and manual flash exposure modes are available on the YS-D3. Audible and visible cues notify the user that the strobe is ready to fire. The two-level target light is bright enough to use as a dive light. The YS-D3 has 5-pin sync cord connector and a fiber-optic port for connection to an underwater camera housing. It is powered by four AA alkaline or NiMH batteries.
Newly designed circuitry and light-emitting unit produces powerful guide number of 33. In addition, a high precision aspherical optical troidal lens has been fitted over the two flash tubes to disperse an even light from the center to the edge. The strobe`s beam angle will increase to 110°by attaching the standard accessories Diffuser. When the optional Dome diffuser is attached, beam angle will increase to as wide as 150(TBD)
Note: A land-based strobe that uses the same four AA batteries as the YS-D3 may provide a notation that the GN is 60, but these measurements are taken under the condition that the focal length is equivalent to 200 mm (= beam angle 12 °). When the beam angle becomes narrower, the brightness of the illuminated area increases due to the light-collecting effect.
|Angle of Coverage||105°
110° (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
|Guide Number||33′ / 10.06 m at ISO 100 (on Land)|
|Recycle Time||1.7 Seconds (NiMH)
3.5 Seconds (Alkaline)
|Secondary Illumination||Modeling Light|
|Exposure Control||Manual, TTL|
The Sea & Sea YS-D3 Lightning Underwater Strobe utilizes a larger capacity condensers compared with those used on competing strobes. In addition, the D3 is also equipped with a newly designed charging circuit. As a result, the YS-D3 will fire at GN16 continuously without any interval time. Even when the strobe is fired at GN22, the strobe will fire again within a mere 0.8 seconds.
Buy Sea & Sea Underwater Strobes, Underwater Camera Housings, Sync Cords and Accessories Online in Canada from Dan’s Dive Shop, a Top Stocking Sea & Sea Dealer.
Ships within 1-2 weeks typically.