Ikelite Nikon TTL Converter DL1DS with Hotshoe Kit for Ikelite NT5


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Ikelite 46054 Link Nikon TTL Converter Ikelite NT2 Hotshoe Kit

Product Details

Ikelite pioneered underwater TTL flash exposure for DSLR and Mirrorless cameras and this is the next iteration of their world-renowned Nikon TTL flash circuitry.

Key Advantages

  • Faster, more accurate, and more reliable than fibre optic TTL triggers
  • Always ready when you are – no batteries required
  • Switch between TTL and manual exposure with the press of a button
  • Supports flash exposure (EV) compensation set in the camera
  • Supports rear curtain sync
  • Improves strobe battery life and recycle time
  • One TTL converter supports a wide selection of camera models
  • Independently waterproof sealed
  • Includes NT2 TTL Hotshoe for use with compatible Ikelite DL DSLR and Mirrorless housings

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 Ikelite DL1 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 fibre optic triggering. Use of electrical TTL also dramatically increases strobe battery life.

The included NT2 Nikon TTL Hotshoe is necessary for TTL operation with most Ikelite DL DSLR housings. See Housing Compatibility information below.

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 # 4301 / 4301.2 / 4301.3.

Housing Compatibility

  • Ikelite 200DL Housing for Nikon D500 # 71005
  • Ikelite 200DL Housing for Nikon D7100, D7200 # 71001
  • Ikelite 200DL Housing for Nikon D750 # 71007
  • Ikelite 200DL Housing for Nikon D7500 # 71017
  • Ikelite 200DL Housing for Nikon D800, D800E # 71011
  • Ikelite 200DL Housing for Nikon D810 # 71009
  • Ikelite 200DL Housing for Nikon D850 # 71015
  • Ikelite 200DL Housing for Nikon Z7 # 71063
  • Ikelite 50DL Housing for Nikon D500 # 73005
  • Non-Ikelite housings for Nikon DSLR cameras featuring a TTL flash hotshoe and Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead; If you are unsure whether your housing meets these requirements, please contact the manufacturer. Find information about Ikelite ICS-5 bulkhead wiring here…

Camera Compatibility

  • Nikon D2X, D3, D4
  • Nikon D40, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90
  • Nikon D200, D300, D300s
  • Nikon D500
  • Nikon D600, D610, D700, D750
  • Nikon D800, D810, D850
  • Nikon D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600
  • Nikon D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500
  • Nikon Z7

Strobe Compatibility

  • DS50 strobes: above serial number 75510 with update
  • DS51 strobes: above serial number 78700
  • DS125 strobes: above serial number 7928
  • DS160, DS161 strobes: all
  • DS200 strobes: above serial number 7163
  • Not compatible with non-digital Ikelite strobes including but not limited to SS50, SS200, SS400, Ai, 100/A
  • Not compatible with SEA&SEA, INON, or other non-Ikelite strobes

Sync Cord Compatibility

  • Ikelite Housing to Ikelite Strobes # 45151
  • Ikelite Housing to Two Ikelite Strobes # 45152
  • Ikelite Housing to Ikelite Strobe # 4103.51 (out of production)
  • Ikelite Housing to Two Ikelite Strobes # 4103.52 (out of production)
  • 82g (2.9 ounces)

In the Box

  • DS1 DS Link TTL converter
  •  Plug o-ring # 0136.13
  • Connector protector for plug # 0301.12
  • Waterproof Bulkhead Cap # 9104.7
  •  NT2 Nikon TTL Hotshoe # 46064
  • Silicone Lubricant # 5020

Special Order Product 1 – 2 weeks delivery.



Underwater Cameras is the official distributor/importer of Ikelite products in Australia. Ikelite is a leading Underwater Photography Manufacturer based in the USA with over 50 years of experience producing top-quality underwater housings, strobes, & accessories. Ikelite products can be found in the hands of amateur and professional photographers worldwide from Tropical Waters to Polar Ice Caps. All Ikelite’s products are designed and made in the USA.
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