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palatulog
06-23-2009, 21:40
I have an Ikelite housing/tray for a while. My husband purchased a strobe/arm (and Sealife DC1000 that got flooded on 2nd use). I'd like to use the strobe on my Ikelite. I can tape the strobe cable infront of the flash (using of tape to attach the cable is how it is being done according to the previous thread). What I couldn't figure out is how I can attach Sealife strobe arm to my Ikelite tray. I can't seem to find adapters after googling. How can I attach sealife strobe to an ikelite tray?

FishFood
06-23-2009, 22:24
How do the Ikelite trays attatch? AKA - What's at the bottom of the housing?

CompuDude
06-23-2009, 23:09
I have an Ikelite housing/tray for a while. My husband purchased a strobe/arm (and Sealife DC1000 that got flooded on 2nd use). I'd like to use the strobe on my Ikelite. I can tape the strobe cable infront of the flash (using of tape to attach the cable is how it is being done according to the previous thread). What I couldn't figure out is how I can attach Sealife strobe arm to my Ikelite tray. I can't seem to find adapters after googling. How can I attach sealife strobe to an ikelite tray?

Ultralight Control Systems (http://www.ulcs.com)

palatulog
06-23-2009, 23:14
Ikelite housing has 2 holes on the bottom where I attach the Ikelite tray and handle. Sealife strobe comes with a tray too that I can use, but my housing swivels around since it has only 1 hole. The matching sealife housing do not swivel around because aside from the screw hole there is another part of the sealife tray that sticks out that fits only on sealife housing. I can force my Ikelite housing on this part that is sticking out. The tray allows that part to be forced down but it will not anchor my ikelite like how it anchor the sealife housing keeping it from swiveling. Also, I prefer using the Ikelite tray because with its tray handle attached to the sealife strobe arm, it will raise the strobe higher or further away (the further away the strobe the better). If I have an Ikelite strobe/video light, it will be attached on that manner. If there are no adapters for Ikelite handle to Sealife arm, I will have to get rid of the Ikelite tray and use the Sealife tray where my camera is swiveling around, use a shorter arm (since sealife strobe's arm is also the handle), or I will need to buy an Ikelite video light/strobe that matches the Ikelite tray and forget about the Sealife strobe.

CompuDude
06-24-2009, 02:50
What model Sealife Strobe? Is it the Kit strobe that comes with the DC1000 kit, with the Locline bendy arm?

Safe to assume your Ikelite tray has the Ikelite quick-release handle on it?

palatulog
06-24-2009, 20:30
What model Sealife Strobe? Is it the Kit strobe that comes with the DC1000 kit, with the Locline bendy arm?

Safe to assume your Ikelite tray has the Ikelite quick-release handle on it?

Yes, all that you mentioned is correct.

Attached pictures:
1. Sealife strobe with male thread
2. Ikelite housing with 2 female thread
3. Ikelite handle with quick release

CompuDude
06-25-2009, 13:08
What model Sealife Strobe? Is it the Kit strobe that comes with the DC1000 kit, with the Locline bendy arm?

Safe to assume your Ikelite tray has the Ikelite quick-release handle on it?

Yes, all that you mentioned is correct.

Attached pictures:
1. Sealife strobe with male thread
2. Ikelite housing with 2 female thread
3. Ikelite handle with quick release

Hmm, I'd agree that's a tough fit, just at a glance.

Two things come to mind:

1) Can the locline arms be removed from the strobe, so we can see the attachment point for the existing bendy "arm"? There may be something as simple as a threaded bolt hole that will take an existing ULCS ball adapter, and then hook into the usual ULCS system from there.

2) Contact ULCS and ask them. As mentioned on this page (http://www.ulcs.com/universal.html), they can make an adapter to fit almost anything, and chances are they know your strobes connectors better than you do.

Nemrod
06-28-2009, 22:53
Add a bar to the side of the Ikelite tray lie the one I use for my Sekonic meter.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/JRWJR/Scuba%20Stuff/DSCF0022-1.jpg

There are threaded ball adapters. You might have to recut the threads to be the same size but no big deal. This one comes to mind, remove the stud, re-drill and tap the hole for the required thread size. Mount ball and you are good to go, Piece of cake.

ULCS AD-8mm HB Universal Adapter, Stud for Hartenberger Nano [ulc.ad.8mm.hb] - $23.95 : Reef Photo & Video!, The Underwater Photo Pros (http://reefphoto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=135_97_36&products_id=1771&zenid=8093f21adc1fac7613ef3b7467fa55b9)

Here is another that might work:

ULCS BA-SV Fixed Vertical Base Adapter for Subal Housings [ulc.ba.sv] - $22.95 : Reef Photo & Video!, The Underwater Photo Pros (http://reefphoto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=135_97_36&products_id=459&zenid=8093f21adc1fac7613ef3b7467fa55b9)

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palatulog
06-29-2009, 18:21
I think this is what I need.
T-Base for Ikelite Quick Release Handles [gb.ike.tp] - $30.00 : Reef Photo & Video!, The Underwater Photo Pros (http://reefphoto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2168)

Thanks for everyone who tried to help.

Nemrod
06-29-2009, 20:35
I think this is what I need.
T-Base for Ikelite Quick Release Handles [gb.ike.tp] - $30.00 : Reef Photo & Video!, The Underwater Photo Pros (http://reefphoto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2168)

Thanks for everyone who tried to help.

Yeah, I looked at that for you, that looks promising too, may just be the ticket. Reef will do good for you, they have been very informative for me with good service.

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