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Buoyancy options for Sea & Sea MDX 5D Mk3 v2 w/ 5DSR & 2x YS-D2

16 May 2017 - 07:36 AM

Hi -


I tried to search for info, but found nothing on this topic. I'm fairly new to the forum, so please forgive any lapses in etiquette, etc.


I just upgraded to a new housing - the Sea & Sea MDX 5D Mk3 ver 2, for use with my Canon 5DSR camera. I'm planning on using this setup with 2 Sea & Sea YS-D2 strobes (actually, one existing YS-D1, and one new YS-D2, but they have the same weight, etc).


What I'd like to get some help on is making this setup's buoyancy as neutral as possible to reduce arm and wrist strain.


Options I'm looking at are the ULCS DB-B (12" & 8") arms, and the ULCS DB-BL (12" & 8") arms - their older single buoyancy arms, or their double buoyancy arms.


Does anyone have experience with this setup, or could provide insight into how well balanced this would be underwater?


Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.