Am I reading their specs right? MORE power than the DS-161's (guide # of 25m vs. 24m at ISO 100) (although for a narrower field of view), 300+ shots from 4AA's, fiber optic and preflash-aware vs. electrical bulkheads, for MSRP of $600???
The color temp seems an odd choice given Ikelite's previous marketing about correctly supplying 'warm' lamps in the 51, 125, 160, 161, etc, and there's no included aiming light. But still....that sounds like a very, very sweet package. The elimination of much of the Inon z240's control hassles also seems rather intuitive.
What am I missing???
With the intro of these, do you think Ikelite might start offering a new housing mold that allows room for DSLR pop-up flash, and eliminates the in-housing TTL electronics ???
Time will tell, but that strobe has me lusting for new gear for the first time in a long, long while.