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#1 philmayer

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:37 PM

Maybe this is an oddball idea, but some of the housing makers have a 1" ball base adapter on top of their housings to allow mounting a focus light.

Has anybody tried to mount a ULCS base adapter on top of an Ikelite housing? How did you do it?

I know I can attach a focus light to the quick release handles or the ULCS arms. I'd like one in the center top of the housing, thinking it would be easier to use and would do a better job of illuminating my subject.

Edited by philmayer, 18 April 2007 - 11:01 PM.

Nikon D200, Ikelite Housing, DS200, ULCS Arms, 12-24, 18-70, 60, 105VR

#2 Arnon_Ayal

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 11:35 PM

You can use also the Ultra light AC-NB item.
http://wetpixel.com/...eck-ball-ac-nb/
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#3 philmayer

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 11:14 AM

You can use also the Ultra light AC-NB item.
http://wetpixel.com/...eck-ball-ac-nb/




I know about that. But I want to mount the focus light to the housing like the Subal, L&M, etc.
Nikon D200, Ikelite Housing, DS200, ULCS Arms, 12-24, 18-70, 60, 105VR

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 11:43 AM

My guess is that the polycarbonite plastic is not strong enough and thick enough to allow a 1/4-20 tapped hole.
Even if you tapped a 1/4" thick piece of stainless steel and anchored that to the top of the housing you would probably run in to the same strength of plastic compare to strength of aluminum problem.

One solution I've seen is use flat bar stock stainless steel to bridge between the housing's handles and tap a 1/4-20 hole in the top center of that.

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Maybe this is an oddball idea, but some of the housing makers have a 1" ball base adapter on top of their housings to allow mounting a focus light.

Has anybody tried to mount a ULCS base adapter on top of an Ikelite housing? How did you do it?


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#5 philmayer

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 01:53 PM

You can use also the Ultra light AC-NB item.
http://wetpixel.com/...eck-ball-ac-nb/




I just found a picture of that mounted to a housing with the BA-IKTs. It will work perfectly!

I'm a little slow sometimes. :wacko:

I didn't think that arm would be able to go over the top of the housing. The handles are taller than I realized.
Nikon D200, Ikelite Housing, DS200, ULCS Arms, 12-24, 18-70, 60, 105VR