Vivitar 285-HV Shoe Mount Flash
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Great for off-camera!

bysrames Dec 5, 2009
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Pros Quality Construction, Easy to Use, Compact
Cons no PC cable port
Recommended it? Yes

This flash is great for off-camera lighting.  It is easy to quickly adjust the flash power with the dial on the front and my remote triggers fire the flash just fine.  The flash does have a descent amount of power and works well with a 3-strobe setup.  The flash head has a slot that makes it easy... Read full review »

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purchasing my 2nd 285 flash

byswbysw Dec 1, 2007
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Pros Great for portraits, and distance shots. Wonderful for large group photographs
Cons Heavy and a battery hog unless you have a battery pack
Recommended it? Yes

I bought my Vivitar 285 flash in 1983. I traveled around the world with it. I used it through art school and for many years after. To my absolute surprise and horror, it died last year the night before I was to photograph a group of 75 people!

When the local photography store pronounced... Read full review »

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A trusty workhorse

bygrandpawi Feb 5, 2007
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Pros Reliable,powerful,versatile easy to use. Has different power settings and also different...
Cons Top heavy and plastic shoe instead of metal.
Recommended it? Yes

I have had my Vivitar 285 for many years without any problems. I like the fact that it is automatic in the different preset ranges and does an excellent job. By having a flash this powerful it gives you more control and the ability to use a smaller F-stop and get greater depth of field. I use this... Read full review »

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Vivitar 285HV Flash a good piece of equipment

bypdxphoto24 Nov 18, 2005
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Pros straightforward and easy to use, consistent exposures, durable.
Cons old-timey boxy design, slower recycling time than newer flashes
Recommended it? Yes

I have used this flash for a long time to shoot everything from portrait photography to live music. Its exposure dial is straightforward and easy to use, especially for those who find digital equipment daunting, and proper use results in excellent exposures. The body is very durable and the flash... Read full review »

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Vivitar 285HV Flash

byrlprlp Jan 23, 2003
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Pros Powerful, wide-angle coverage
Cons Heavy and bulky. Can't use the light sensor off-unit without using an expensive cord
Recommended it? Yes

I was fairly pleased with this flash unit - its quite powerful (more than I usually need), has several manual and automatic settings, and a head that adjusts the angle of coverage (from 70 x 53 degrees (about the coverage of a 28 mm lens) to 27 x 20 degrees (105 mm or longer)). With this... Read full review »

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NEW Vivitar DF 283 Series 1 Digital TTL Shoe Mount Autofocus Flash for Sony TTL Click on Thumbnail to Enlarge The Vivitar DF-283 Shoe Mount Flash is a fully automatic, system-dedicated shoe mount flash, featuring full TTL flash support for digital SLR cameras such as the Sony line. Although it is an economical and simple to use flash, it still provides some extra features like bounce swivel, and a manual zoom head and outputs a substantial amount of light. Product Highlights: Bounce, Zoom, Swiv

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Brand Vivitar Df-286 Dslr Af Flash For Canon Dslr Cameras

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BRAND NEW Vivitar DF-286 DSLR AF Flash for Canon DSLR Cameras Click on Thumbnail to Enlarge The Vivitar DF-286 DSLR AF Flash for Canon Cameras is a powerful dedicated shoe-mount flash with full TTL support for Nikon cameras. It's got a guide number of 164' (50 m) ISO 100 @ 85mm setting. The flash head can bounce, swivel, and zoom. The zoom head can be set to bounce at 0°, 45°, 60°, 75° and 90°. It also swivels 270°. There's a focus-assist beam for working in low light, and a flash-ready i

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Radio Flash Trigger For Vivitar 285hv,df383

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Wireless Radio Remote Flash Trigger Control with 3 Receivers for Speedlite Flashes Radio Flash Trigger for VIVITAR 285HV,DF383 30m Effective range Super fast shipping from USA What's in the box: 1 x IS04-N Transmitter 3 x IS04-N Receivers with one hotshoe socket 1 x PC sync Cable Note: AAA batteries for the receiver are not included Description: 1.4 selectable radio channels Two LEDs for power and signal Receiver can be fixed on standard Tripod with 1/4 thread Compatible with most of the flash

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