Posted 21 February 2002 - 12:28 PM
Ikelite's arms are like all of ikelite's stuff: well made, very functional, bulletproof. And large and heavy. The quick-disconnect is great, I used it constantly when I had an ikelite arm, but I sold it and bought ultralight arms. They make a huge difference. the o-ring on the balls puts enough friction on the joint so that things are locked down and will stay put, but you can easy grab the strobe and put it where you want (silently) without loosening any of the joints. You just put the strobe where you want and it stays there until you move it again. This is pretty important with digital, since your instant reviews will show shadows and stuff and you'll want to play with position a lot. They are a lot lighter, too, but the big deal to me is the adjustability. I may get a quick-disconnect for my ulc arms, but I don't feel the need for it as strongly as I did with the ikelite arms, since with the ike arms, the quickest way to move the strobe was to disconnect it and hold it.