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In Topic: which brand(s) for reliable clamps

24 May 2016 - 11:38 PM

I just have to re iterate my experience with idas, i wouldnt recommend:



for me, they were even not that cheap.


im still using them (I cleaned them thoroughly with vinegar and a ultrasonic bath and changed the orings and then they work ok-ish), because I have to sell the thought of a spending spree on new clamps and arms to my wife :-)


i had a play with a friends nauticam arms and they are definitely in a different league then the idas ones. Very smooth movement. But they were quite new....

In Topic: Issues synching my DS-161 strobe

19 May 2016 - 06:44 AM

For the ikelite system, it is important that both the strobe and the housing switch are in manual mode !  (or both in TTL mode)


If you leave the housing as is and simply put the strobe in manual, I get black images as well.


Also, check the position of the little switch underneath the camera tray (should be on the DS125 / 160 / 161 position)


if both TTL and manual give problems, it might be the cord.



In Topic: For Sale: Sea & Sea, Nauticam & FIT...

12 May 2016 - 01:15 AM

Hi John, thanks for the answer. I am looking for ulcs ones, so I am no longer interested.

In Topic: Achieving neutral buoyancy on camera setup

11 May 2016 - 11:01 PM

I would go with the stix floats as well. They fit nicely on the ULCS and similar arms. (and weigh almost nothing). I wouldnt be too afraid about extra weight from the lead strips. If the setup is more or less neutral, its all about the balance. If you fit the weights at the underside of the shade the tilt is the largest. (he does use 11,5 oz / more then 300 grams of lead).


Probably best to first try with the floats, and then see if the problem is still there...

In Topic: For Sale: Sea & Sea, Nauticam & FIT...

11 May 2016 - 06:27 AM

what type of clamps are they ? (only if you are willing to split).