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Ikelite DL1 DS Link Nikon TTL Converter with Nikonos N5 Connector Instruction Manual
Installation and Use
Check Housing Wiring
DL1 DS Link Nikon TTL Converter with
Nikonos N5 Connector
Product # 46055
Included in the Box
• DL1 DS Link Nikon TTL Converter
• Plug o-ring # 0118 (installed)
• Connector protector # 0301.14 (installed)
• Waterproof bulkhead cap # 9104.7 (installed)
• (2) Gold plated pins
• Silicone lubricant 1cc tube
Your housing must be fitted with a properly wired Nikonos N5
bulkhead and TTL flash hotshoe. If you are unsure whether
your housing meets these requirements, please contact the
Find information on correct Nikonos N5 bulkhead and Nikon
TTL flash hotshoe wiring on our website here:
Installing the Gold Plated Pins
1. Check to see if your housing bulkhead has spring-loaded
contacts. Use an open ended paper clip to gently press
down on the two contacts indicated. Very little pressure is
Pins to check
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.
Index ridge
2. If the contacts are rigid and do not move when pressed,
proceed to the next section and DO NOT insert the gold
plated pins in your converter.
3. If the contacts are spring loaded, insert one gold plated
pin in each of the indicated receptacles on your converter
plug end.
Gold plated pins
Sync Cord Compatibility
• Ikelite Housing to Ikelite Strobes # 4103.51
• Ikelite Housing to Two Ikelite Strobes # 4103.52
Index recess
• Ikelite Housing to Ikelite Strobes # 45051
• Ikelite Housing to Two Ikelite Strobes # 45052
»» The pins cannot be removed once inserted.
»» Use of two strobes requires a dual sync cord. Two
strobes cannot be controlled by individual converters
even if the housing is equipped with two bulkheads.
Attaching the Converter
1. Remove connector protectors and bulkhead caps from
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.
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.
Mode button
Retaining ring
LED indicator
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.
3. Adjust strobe power settings as necessary for each
4. To revert to TTL operation push the mode button and set
your strobe to TTL.
Plug o-ring
3. Align plug and insert into the housing bulkhead. Failing to
line up the contacts properly before tightening may result
in damage to the converter plug and/or housing bulkhead.
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.
Maintenance and Storage
1. Submerge the fully assembled system in clean, fresh
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.
Setting Your Camera
4. Separate the components and lubricate the threads and
Refer to your camera and housing instruction manuals for
recommendations on flash settings for external strobes. In
Travel and Storage
• Flash mode must be set to Fill flash or Rear Curtain
Sync. Do not use a red eye reduction mode.
• HDR mode must be turned off (default).
o-ring(s) every 2-3 days during continuous use.
1. Separate the converter from the sync cord and housing.
2. Wipe off the threads of each bulkhead and retaining ring
using a clean, lint-free cloth.
• Active D-Lighting must be turned off (default).
3. Lightly lubricate all o-rings, threads, and sealing surfaces.
• Flash sync speed must be 1/250 s or slower (default).
4. Attach the connector protector and waterproof bulkhead
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.
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.
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.
Ikelite Underwater Systems
50 W 33rd St
Indianapolis, IN 46208 USA
(317) 923-4523
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