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#1 Marco Dardari

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:59 AM

Does anyone know if the PRO arm is compatible with Tiffen Ultra2 vest and sled?

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#2 Jerry Holway

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:56 AM

No worries, fully compatible, PRO arm to Tiffen vest.

It's the other way around that sometimes has problems: PRO vest's undersized socket block and Tiffen/CP arms.

For the Ultra2 sled, you will need an adapter post to go from the .625 diameter PRO arm to the .740 diameter for the Ultra2 gimbal handle.

You could buy this:

http://www.tiffen.co...temnum=250-7977

Or you could have a machinist make one or more, or you could use a sleeve over the PRO arm posts. The walls of the sleeve are thin but will work fine, but the sleeve will pop off if not glued or Loctited in place.

Jerry
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#3 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:19 PM

It's the other way around that sometimes has problems: PRO vest's undersized socket block and Tiffen/CP arms.

Jerry

What's the solution to this problem Jerry?
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#4 Jerry Holway

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:46 PM

Brad-

The easy solution is to buy a Tiffen socket block and attach it to your PRO vest. They are the same basic part with the same mounting hole pattern and mounting screws.. not a big deal at all.

We swap them out at SOA workshops whenever a participant brings a PRO vest. We learned this the hard way, so we keep extra socket blocks in our kit.

Jerry
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