160Digital vs. 160Offshore
Our newest 160 flash unit has been available since 2019 and is now a staple in the photo equipment of many satisfied photographers. Due to the different requirements in the large field of underwater photography, we’ve decided on a regular and an offshore model – with a few differences but a lot of similarities – especially the electronics.
This newly developed high-end electronic delivers 160Ws with a 130° beam angle, LED pilot light and 4500 K° color temperature. Equipped with cable and fiber optic connection, the SEAFLASH 160 works in TTL, manual and slave mode and offers special features such as high-speed synchronization up to 1/8000 and a new type of underwater stroboscope mode. The automatically rotating OLED display allows for easy reading of the settings in any position and the flash can be individually programmed and easily updated at home via USB connection. Behind the innovative new locking system sits the high-quality, replaceable NiMH battery pack for a safe and long-lasting operation.
At first glance, the exteriors look the same – and yet there are some differences in functionality and choice of materials. Let’s take a look at the individual differences in detail here.
The offshore model is equipped with a hardened aluminum back plate and lock; they are the strong base of the “deep version” of the flash unit, and protect the back against especially high pressure. The small but important details such as the additionally heavily sealed display glass, switch extensions for use with thick gloves and reinforced controls inside guarantee a safe and easy operation, even under tough conditions down to ‑200m.
The small differences make the SEAFLASH 160OFFSHORE the perfect flash unit for special expeditions and extremely deep dives – and therefore also for the most difficult lighting situations. Powerful and designed for diving depths of up to ‑200 meters, this SEAFLASH is the ideal partner for photographic challenges or special activities such as tech diving.