I am looking for a way to connect a pocket wizard to a Ikelite DS-161 light.
Canon 5d mkiv (no housing)
Ikelite DS-161 strobes
Pocketwizard TT1/5 triggers (optional)
1: RF type frequency (For about 50% of the shots, the lights will not be in line of sight)
2: HyperSync/High Speed Sync compatible
My needs are 2 fold. I do destination glamour photography and often shoot models in/around water. I would like to (#1) get more artistic and creative and have the ability to fire strobes underwater for lighting effects in pools of water. Think a glowing pool infront of a waterfall with green gels and in the actual waterfall/behind the water in red for a shower of sparks effect. The light may be in water or getting wet, which makes the DS-161 ideal.
(#2) I want to cut down on the amount of gear I'm traveling with. I'd like to only have to travel with 1 set of lights and leave the larger dry lights at home (with just a few speed lights as backups).
What I've been able to find sofar...
-Ikelite has an optical sensor, and can be used with an extension cord, but it's been my experience that this is not a reliable solution and I'm not sure how often I'll be able to use a remote cord and keep it out of the shot.
-Aquatica makes the Water Wizard waterproof solution, which is ideal, but it's $425 each and seems to work only with the Pockewizard III. I use the FLEX TT1/5 combo so I can shoot high speed which the III doesn't support. Shooting HSS is a necessity for a lot of these scenes. I don't NEED the trigger to be waterproof as I assume it will connect to the DS light with a cord and sit somewhere dry (or in a ziplock when around the waterfall splashes). Plus, at $425 PER light, the sheer cost of this adds up pretty quickly.
So, my question to the experts
-Do you know of a ready to purchase solution (did I mention my next trip I leave 11/15/17?), which will allow a Pocket Wizard TT to connect to and trigger a DS-161?
-Do you know of another trigger system that does HS/HSS and would trigger the DS-161
-Do you know of any home hacks to build a trigger system for the DS-161 that meets the above criteria?
Any help or feedback would be GREATLY appreciated!!!