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I have a Vivitar 238 flash and need to use with a medium format.

I do not have manual and wondered if it would sync with the medium format camera. Is it possible to download a manual?

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Download the Vivitar 283 user manual at
http://www.manualfox.com/link/vivitar.htm

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For the venerable 283?.... http://www.hiviz.com/activities/guidebook/sensor.pdf
didnt find a manual online yet.... such a simple elegant reliable flash though ..should be no mystery to figure out without a manual...good luck

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

  • milespeed Nov 21, 2008

    thanx for trying...what an insult

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Can i use my vivitar 4600 with my nikon d300s?


Yes. You can use the flash in auto or manual mode by setting the camera to manual shutter speed within the x-sync range and then selecting the aperture prescribed by the flash guide number or the displayed automatic f-stop on the flash. The flash can provide auto exposure with the camera in manual mode, but you need to be aware of the amount of ambient light which will not cause any exposure corrections by the camera in this mode. Another alternative is to select Aperture preferred automatic on the camera and the f-stop shown for the auto flash settings. This will allow the camera to vary the shutter speed but may cause long exposures if the camera is not sensitive to real-time flash readings.

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I have an old Vivitar 215 flash, still working. Can I use it with my Nikon D3200?


Not without using something like the Wein Safe-Sync to isolate the flash from the camera. The flash's trigger voltage can otherwise fry the camera.

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What do the positions 1, 2, and 3 do on the DF-120 Camera Flash? I have lost its User Manual.


If I'm not mistaken it's the different times at which you want the flash to fire (time after the shutter opens and before it closes).
One of the positions will be in sync with the camera build in flash (if it has one) due to the auto sync that the flash has build in.

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Vivitar series1 Pro-648-CAN. The camera and flash attached were dropped. The flash seperated from the camera. Nothing visually broken or damaged. Reattached the flash and the pictures are VERY over...


You have to check if the camera is broken or the flash.
To check the camera, remove the flash and take pictures in normal daylight environment. If the pictures are normal, by that I mean focus and exposure, then the problem is your flash not in sync with the camera.

Not knowing what type of flash you have whether it is infrared or manual will tell if there is a sync problem. It is easier to replace a flash then a camera. Good Luck

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Can the Vivitar 283 be used safely on Nikon Digital SLR Cameras?


I assume you're asking about the 283, not the DF-283 which is compatible with digital cameras.

As for the 283, yes, if you put an adapter such as the Wein Safe-Sync between the camera and the flash. Under no circumstances should the flash be mounted directly on the camera.

Nov 29, 2009 | Vivitar 283 Flash

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Problems with older Vivitar flash and Pentax K-100 DSLR?


That is true. Older flashes used sync voltages as high as 250V. That much extra juice can quickly fry newer cameras. You can use a Wein Safe-Sync between the camera and the flash to electrically isolate the two.

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Vivitar 283 with new Nikon Digital camera


the nikon D80 has a 250 volts safe range and i have the same issue but readin on the internet i learned that yo can now the voltage of your flash with a voltage metter ond the hot soe.

Vivitar 283 has diferent ranges of voltages depending on the year of fabrication so older ones can achieve 300 volts and earlier have 230 volts so the best is to get a vivitar 285hv for about 75dollars or a safe sync for about 55dollars, you can find all on ebay or other brouser the safe sync converts up to 400 volts to a safe 6 volts that are yust the normal voltage for digital flashes.

Jan 06, 2009 | Vivitar 283 Flash

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Switch from film to digital cameras.


I also own a Vivitar 285 that i used with my Canon F1 manual 35mm camera. Most older cameras before the advent of digital, had a hot shoe on top of the camera, or like in my case, the hot shoe went over the rewind knob. I also had to plug in a power cord from the 285 flash foot and the cameras PC connection in order for the flash to work on some other cameras. The Canon Rebel XTi has a TTL (through the lens) hot shoe usable with Canon's own EX flash units. You can buy a "hot shoe to PC connector" if the TTL camera hot shoe doesn't work, but be extremely careful, the only problem that exists with the older manual flash units was the trigger voltage is as high as 200+volts which would fry digital camera hot shoes. I tried my unit with a Wein flash trigger device on the PC cord of the flash and my Canon D60 with it's own flash. All shots were overexposed and washed out highlights.  Here's a copy of the hot-shoe review:h The EOS 400D's hot-shoe can be used with Canon and third party flashes (although sync only on most third party units). The hot-shoe is E-TTL II compatible. Compatible flashes include Speedlite 220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 550EX, 580EX, Macro-Ring Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2.  The Canon Rebel XTi doesn't have a PC socket to plug in a manual flash trigger cord which common sense tells me there is no provision to step up the voltage to trigger manual flashes - so my answer is this combination is not a good idea on a Canon Rebel XTi. Hope this helps.

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Can I use my Vivitar 385 with my Pentax K200?


Yes, you can use the flash if your camera has a PC connector.

Or, check the trigger voltage: under 7VDC = OK on hotshoe.


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