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Re: Need advise for my first U/W photography setup.
« Reply #20 on: 10 May 11, 14:25 »
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  • Hmm sorry to hijack abit but jus wanna ask abt how abt putting 10Bar arm onto a ultralight tray, izzit possible ?

    cos i saw the ultralight handle done into the 10bar tray... from diver-hloc

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    Re: Need advise for my first U/W photography setup.
    « Reply #21 on: 10 May 11, 14:56 »
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  • @matrix np!~ sry cant help u.... hopefully u got ur ans.



    Btw ULCS tray/handle, 5" arm, 2 clamps and strobe adapter $320 good deal?  :P

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    Re: Need advise for my first U/W photography setup.
    « Reply #22 on: 10 May 11, 17:00 »
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  • Hmm sorry to hijack abit but jus wanna ask abt how abt putting 10Bar arm onto a ultralight tray, izzit possible ?

    cos i saw the ultralight handle done into the 10bar tray... from diver-hloc


    Should be ok… as long as someone could drill the 2 holes for the holding screws… but isn't it easier to use back ultralight or the more affordable 'Sea Gadget' arms from ScubaCam... ??
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    Re: Need advise for my first U/W photography setup.
    « Reply #23 on: 10 May 11, 17:05 »
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  • Btw ULCS tray/handle, 5" arm, 2 clamps and strobe adapter $320 good deal:P


    Abit $$$… but ULCS is expensive… maybe you could save abit by mix and match… use a cheaper 10Bar tray and handle… and Sea Gadget clamps with Ultralight arms…  ;)
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    Re: Need advise for my first U/W photography setup.
    « Reply #24 on: 11 May 11, 08:35 »
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  • Abit $$$… but ULCS is expensive… maybe you could save abit by mix and match… use a cheaper 10Bar tray and handle… and Sea Gadget clamps with Ultralight arms…  ;)


    Thks bro!~ The ULCS is now $280. haha.... Still not very sure abit the mix and match stuff. I think better buy 1 whole set together.

    Today going to get everything and go test in the pool!~  ;D

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    Re: Need advise for my first U/W photography setup.
    « Reply #25 on: 11 May 11, 08:44 »
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  • Thks bro!~ The ULCS is now $280. haha.... Still not very sure abit the mix and match stuff. I think better buy 1 whole set together.

    Today going to get everything and go test in the pool!~  ;D


    Well... a full set would be good. But you'll be surpise be how good the new Sea Gadget clamp look and feel...  ;)
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    Re: Need advise for my first U/W photography setup.
    « Reply #26 on: 11 May 11, 09:53 »
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  • Thks bro!~ The ULCS is now $280. haha.... Still not very sure abit the mix and match stuff. I think better buy 1 whole set together.

    Today going to get everything and go test in the pool!~  ;D

    you probably can get OEM stuff at half the price. Sea gadget or other 'house' brands usually work as well or in the case of the OEM clamps, they are able to clamp your ball joints tighter than UCLS clamps. Though your o-rings on the ball-joint arms might wear out faster.
    There are many options out there other than UCLS, best to scout around and find something that suits your budget. If u wanna splurge, then can't go wrong with UCLS/Inon arms/clamps/trays.
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    Re: Need advise for my first U/W photography setup.
    « Reply #27 on: 11 May 11, 11:08 »
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  • then how abt the weight? they are call UL means something right? But i heard some of the buddy here say the weight is still the same.



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    Re: Need advise for my first U/W photography setup.
    « Reply #28 on: 11 May 11, 11:16 »
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  • then how abt the weight? they are call UL means something right? But i heard some of the buddy here say the weight is still the same.


    Maybe when compared to OLD School Arms... yeah, they are 'light'... but nowadays, they aren't any lighter then 3rd party Arms... what you are paying for, is the quality of the parts and in some case... 'O' Ring around the ball joint.  ;)
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    Re: Need advise for my first U/W photography setup.
    « Reply #29 on: 11 May 11, 12:48 »
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  • Based on experience, the coating on OEM arms tend to fade faster compared to UL arms. No issue in terms of performance. Weight wise difference if any is not noticeable. That being said there's a new brand from hong kong with really light arms.
    Got a feel of it at ADEX and it feels a lot lighter than any other ball joint arms out there. Brand is I-Das i believe. Can't find the webbie at the moment but there's a Malaysian Company selling.

    http://www.prestigescuba.com/products.html?page=shop.browse&category_id=216
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