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SeaLife Introduces Flex-Connect Mounting System
By Brandi Mueller, March 23, 2014 @ 12:58 AM (EST)

Created alongside their Sea Dragon lighting systems, SeaLife has released the Flex-Connect system which includes trays, flex arms, cold shoe mounts, grips, arm conversion kits, and an adapter for GoPro cameras. Made to assemble and disassemble with the push of one button, SeaLife aims to make it as easy and quick as possible to set up, take apart, and change lighting mounts.

The Flex-Connect system will work on SeaLife cameras and other brands including GoPro, Olympus, Fantasea, Sea&Sea and more. Any standard tripod mount can attach to the Flex-Connect tray.

Below is the press release from SeaLife and more images.

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SeaLife introduces Flex-Connect mounting system – The fastest and easiest way to add underwater lighting to dive cameras.

Alongside the compact and powerful new Sea Dragon lighting, SeaLife recently introduced the game-changing new Flex-Connect mounting system for underwater lighting.

Flex-Connect is fast becoming the standard for outfitting underwater cameras with external lights and strobes due to the incredible speed that these and other accessories can be assembled and disassembled. Grips, Flex Arms, trays, light/flash heads and more connect instantly with a simple “click.” Disassembly is equally as fast with only the push of a button, requiring no tools and allowing for convenient, lightweight traveling.

The versatility of the system is unparalleled. Flex-Connect allows for a complete range of underwater camera setups, from the compact (such as a camera and cold shoe mounted light) to the more robust and full-featured (such as a camera set with multiple strobes or lights, grips, and Flex Arms) – and anything in between. Quickly adjust to your diving environment by adding or removing lights and accessories with ease, underwater or on land.

The compact Flex-Connect Micro Tray is perfect for adding light and stability to small cameras like GoPro®, and the Flex-Connect Dual Tray greatly expands underwater cameras with the ability to add multiple lights. The universal trays mount to all underwater cameras using a standard ¼-20 tripod mount, making it simple to expand with just a “click.”

Flex-Connect Flex Arms connect directly into a tray, or between a grip and light head, adding 7-inches of reach to lights and strobes and 100 degrees of bending motion for full control over underwater lighting. In close-up macro photography, the flexible arms allow bending of the lights or flash within inches of the subject for creative light effects. Alternatively, the arms allow spreading the lights far away from the camera to avoid backscatter in low visibility waters.

For an ultra-compact lighting solution, the Flex-Connect Cold Shoe Mount allows for mounting a flash or light to the cold shoe of an underwater camera. This mounting option also works well for adding a third light to a larger setup, for even more lighting power.

The Flex-Connect system is compatible not only with SeaLife cameras, but also with most other brands such as GoPro, Olympus, Fantasea, Sea&Sea and more. All brands of underwater cameras using a standard tripod mount can attach to Flex-Connect trays - and with many more Flex-Connect accessories and adapters soon to be released, the options for underwater cameras are unlimited.

Sea Dragon Lighting and Flex-Connect mounting accessories are available now at dive and photo dealers.

About SeaLife:

SeaLife underwater cameras, lights and accessories are made and distributed by Pioneer Research in Moorestown, NJ.   SeaLife cameras were first introduced in 1993.  In 2000 SeaLife made the first digital underwater camera. In 2007 SeaLife developed the first non-housed digital underwater camera, and in 2013 SeaLife introduced the powerful Sea Dragon Lighting system and its innovative Flex-Connect tray, grip, arm and accessory system. SeaLife Cameras, Lighting and Flex-Connect Accessories are sold and serviced in 64 countries around the world.    



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