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#1 Marc Roessler

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

I have a Ianiro Redhead here (the light version with the fibre body). It's mounted using a clamp with a sort of multi-ball-joint arm, like on this picture: http://s.sbito.it/im.../6381375764.jpg

 

The trouble is that the arm seems a bit too weak to support the full weight of the lamp when the arm is not 100% vertically positioned - the first ball joint next to the clamp (most leverage = most force) gives.

 

Is there any trick for making those a bit tighter?

 

Greetings,

 Marc


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#2 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:59 PM

Looks like someone has removed the original yoke from the lamps and frankensteined a french flag arm and gaffer grip to them. Thing is, those arms are only designed to support a french flag, not a lamp....


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#3 Marc Roessler

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:46 PM

I agree they look like that.. but it seems Ianiro/Quartzcolor built them like that, as I've seen this version several times.

Also see http://www.ianiro.co...y/65-70_12.htm# ("read more")

 

It's probably not the most ideal design.. but is there a trick for slightly tightening this thing?


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#4 Edward Lawrence Conley III

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:23 AM

I agree they look like that.. but it seems Ianiro/Quartzcolor built them like that, as I've seen this version several times.

Also see http://www.ianiro.co...y/65-70_12.htm# ("read more")

 

It's probably not the most ideal design.. but is there a trick for slightly tightening this thing?

You could try hammering the outside piece- lightly- until it grabs the Ball inside the ball joint.


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