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#1 oskar

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:06 AM

Hi,

I have the opportunity to by a nice set of carbon fiber arms at a good price, but they have "European standard" 24mm ball ends. Will those match 25mm/1" items like the YS-ball converter i need for my YS110 strobes?

Will they work seamless or could they become wobbly?


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Edited by oskar, 30 March 2012 - 01:07 AM.


#2 owfotograaf

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:05 AM

I doesn't work well, 1" clamps will not work on the 24mm ball ,also the clamps with the o-rings that i am using do not fit good.

#3 oskar

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:21 AM

Ouch, back to the drawing board then.

Doesn't the oring on the ball even out the difference somewhat?

Is there a YS-ball 24 adapter available?

Cheers
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I doesn't work well, 1" clamps will not work on the 24mm ball ,also the clamps with the o-rings that i am using do not fit good.



#4 thachecker

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:44 AM

Maybe you should have a look at this clamp

http://shop.strato.d...roducts/MD04-CL

I use them too ... and I really love them :lol:
Pentax K20d in a UK-Germany Housing // Subtronic strobes + S&S YS-110
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#5 m1mm1m

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:26 PM

I mixed 1" balls with o-rings (on my tray/handles) with a Sea & Sea Arm VII arms and clamps on dual YS-110a strobes. The Sea & Sea balls are bigger and the clamps grab at a slight angle. Been using them 3-4 times a week for 6 months with no issues.

The Sea & Sea tray that came with the arms sucked and I replaced it with another that has built-in 1" balls on top of the handles. Everyone told me it wouldn't work (my friends at Reef were adamant about this - LOL!) and I would have to spend and additional $400+ on a set of new arms...... I tried it anyways and see no problems at all..... if anything, the bolt on the clamp sees a bit more stress from the angle, but that's it. I can tighten them enough to not move either on land or underwater without having to crank them too much more than before.

My advice: Try it first before you plunk down more money.