Now true Olympus or Panasonic LUMIX TTL strobe exposure is available via fiber optic connection with a Ikelite DS strobe!
With the RC1 TTL Receiver and a compatible camera with RC flash mode, actual exposure data is calibrated and communicated directly by the camera. This is far more accurate and consistent than "slave TTL" modes built into some underwater strobes which watch the camera's built-in flash and react.
An individual RC1 TTL Receiver and compatible fiber optic cord is needed for each strobe. Use of two strobes requires two receivers. See strobe and cable compatibility information below.
This product attaches to an Ikelite DS strobe. It is not intended to be attached to a housing and will provide no functionality if attached to a housing bulkhead. This receiver is not compatible with non-Ikelite strobes or non-digital Ikelite strobes.
RC Mode TTL Strobe Exposure
The receiver makes DS Strobes compatible with the Olympus and Panasonic LUMIX RC flash mode, providing automatic TTL exposure. For accurate performance set the DS strobe to "TTL" and the camera's flash mode to "RC". Using the camera's flash exposure compensation controls to make fine tuned adjustments to the strobe's intensity.
Manual Strobe Exposure
The strobe's output may be adjusted using the manual power settings built into the strobe (varies by model). Make sure the camera's flash mode is set to manual. Choose the minimum flash output necessary in the camera to trigger the DS strobe. This will conserve the camera's battery power.
Camera & Housing Compatibility
Ikelite Housing Models:
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III in Ikelite Housing # 6950.13
Olympus Stylus 1s in Ikelite Housing # 6139.51
Olympus Tough TG-3, TG-4 in Ikelite Housing # 6233.03 / 6233.04 / 6233.05
Olympus Tough TG-5 in Ikelite Housing # 6233.06 / 6233.07
Non-Ikelite Housing Models:
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II with FL-LM3 flash in Olympus or Nauticam Housing
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with FL-LM3 flash in Olympus, Nauticam, or Isotta Housing
Olympus OM-D E-M10 in Nauticam Housing
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II in Nauticam Housing
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III in Nauticam Housing
Olympus Tough TG-3, TG-4 in Olympus, Nauticam, or Recsea Housing
Olympus Tough TG-5 in Olympus, Nauticam, Isotta, or Recsea Housing
Panasonic LUMIX GH3, GH4 with DMW-FL70 flash in any housing that supports use of the DMW-FL70 flash
Panasonic LUMIX GH5, GH5s with DMW-FL70 flash in Nauticam or any housing that supports use of the DMW-FL70 flash
Panasonic LUMIX GX8 with DMW-FL70 flash in Nauticam Housing
Fiber Optic Cord Compatibility
Ikelite Fiber Optic Coiled Cord # 4501
INON Optical D Cable "Non-wireless type" L-Connector
SEA&SEA Fiber Optic Cable (L-type) # 50107
SEA&SEA Fiber Optic Cable II # 50128
Olympus UW Fiber Optic Cable PTCB-E02
Nauticam Optical Fiber Cable # 26211 Nauticam to INON
Nauticam Optical Fiber Cable # 26212 Nauticam to Sea&Sea
Consult with your housing manufacturer for information on what type of fitting is provided at the housing end. The fiber optic ports on Ikelite housings are made to the same standard as SEA&SEA and Olympus brands.
Ikelite DS50 above serial # 70000
Ikelite DS125 above serial # 5000
Ikelite DS160, DS161
Ikelite DS200 above serial # 7163
This product is not compatible with non-digital Ikelite strobes, SEA&SEA, INON, or other non-Ikelite strobes.
We are accepting pre-orders now for release in late August.