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Ikelite DL1 DS Link Nikon TTL Converter Ikelite NT2 Hotshoe Kit Instruction Manual
Installation and Use
Installing the NT2 TTL Hotshoe
DL1 DS Link Nikon TTL Converter Ikelite
NT2 Hotshoe Kit
1. Depress the tab on the manual hotshoe connector and
gently pull connector ends apart to remove the housing’s
manual hotshoe.
Product # 46054
Included in the Box
• DL1 DS Link Nikon TTL Converter
• Plug o-ring # 0136.13 (installed)
• Connector protector # 0301.12 (installed)
• Waterproof bulkhead cap # 9104.7 (installed)
• NT2 Nikon TTL Hotshoe # 46064
• Silicone lubricant 1cc tube
2. Align TTL hotshoe and bulkhead connector ends and
push together until tab clicks into place.
3. Push hotshoe forward into camera’s hotshoe mount.
Make sure that the hotshoe is all the way forward to
ensure proper connection.
Strobe Compatibility
• Ikelite DS50 above serial # 75510
• Ikelite DS51 above serial # 78700
• Ikelite DS125 above serial # 7928
• Ikelite DS160, DS161
• Ikelite DS200 above serial # 7163
»» The DL1 DS Link is not compatible with other
manufacturers’ strobes.
Sync Cord Compatibility
• Ikelite Housing to Ikelite Strobes # 4103.51
• Ikelite Housing to Two Ikelite Strobes # 4103.52
• Ikelite Housing to Ikelite Strobes # 45051
• Ikelite Housing to Two Ikelite Strobes # 45052
»» Use of two strobes requires a dual sync cord. Two
»» The NT2 TTL Hotshoe is only intended for use with
compatible Ikelite brand housings.
Attaching the Converter
1. Remove connector protectors and bulkhead caps from
each connection.
2. Apply a very thin, even layer of lubricant on all threads,
sealing surfaces, and the exposed portion of the plug
o-ring. Do not allow lubricant to get into the pins and
receptacles of the plug or bulkheads.
strobes cannot be controlled by individual converters
even if the housing is equipped with two bulkheads.
Camera Compatibility
Compatibility may be updated as new cameras are released.
Refer to the product page on our website for up to date
camera compatibility information.
Mode button
Retaining ring
LED indicator
DL1 DS LINK
Plug o-ring
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IN USA
Bulkhead
3. Align plug and insert into the housing bulkhead. Each
male pin mates with a female receptacle. Failing to line up
the contacts properly before tightening may result in
damage to the converter plug and/or housing bulkhead.
3. Adjust strobe power settings as necessary for each
photo.
4. To revert to TTL operation push the mode button and set
your strobe to TTL.
Maintenance and Storage
Post-Dive
1. Submerge the fully assembled system in clean, fresh
4. Hand-tighten the retaining ring.
5. Attach a compatible sync cord to the converter using the
same method. Hold the converter while tightening the
sync cord retaining ring.
6. Attach a compatible strobe(s) to the sync cord.
Setting Your Camera
water after each use. Press the mode button several
times while submerged.
2. Remove the system from the rinse tank and flush with
running fresh water.
3. Dry the system with a clean, lint-free cloth.
4. Separate the components and lubricate the threads and
o-ring(s) every 2-3 days during continuous use.
Refer to your camera and housing instruction manuals for
recommendations on flash settings for external strobes. In
general:
Travel and Storage
• Flash mode must be set to Fill flash or Rear Curtain
2. Wipe off the threads of each bulkhead and retaining ring
• HDR mode must be turned off (default).
3. Lightly lubricate all o-rings, threads, and sealing surfaces.
• Active D-Lighting must be turned off (default).
4. Attach the connector protector and waterproof bulkhead
Sync. Do not use a red eye reduction mode.
• Flash sync speed must be 1/250 s or slower (default).
FP high-speed sync settings are not compatible.
If you are having trouble getting your strobe(s) to fire
properly we recommend restoring your camera to factory
default settings and making sure the hotshoe is pushed all of
the way forward.
Shooting with TTL Strobe Exposure
1. Turn strobe on. When turned on the DL1 DS Link will be
in TTL mode. The LED indicator glows blue in TTL mode.
1. Separate the converter from the sync cord and housing.
using a clean, lint-free cloth.
cap to converter ends.
Limited Warranty
This Ikelite product is warranted against any manufacturing
defects for a period of one (1) year from the original date
of purchase. To obtain warranty service, the product must
be returned to Ikelite postage paid. Ikelite will, at its sole
discretion, repair or replace such products, and will return
to customer postage paid. All other claims of any nature are
not covered. Except as mentioned above, no other warranty
expressed or implied applies to this Ikelite product.
2. Set the strobe to TTL.
3. Exposure compensation may be added or subtracted
through the camera’s menus. Refer to your camera
instruction manual for more information.
Shooting with Manual Strobe Exposure
1. Push the mode button on the side of the converter. The
LED indicator light will change from blue to red.
2. Set the strobe to full or a fractional power setting.
Ikelite Underwater Systems
50 W 33rd St
Indianapolis, IN 46208 USA
(317) 923-4523
ikelite@ikelite.com
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