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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

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    thanx for trying...what an insult

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How do I use a Vivtar PZ310 camera?


http://www.ehow.com/how_5832214_use-vivitar-digital-camera.html
How to Use My Vivitar Digital Camera eHow
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  1. Digital Vivitar
    • 1Open battery cover and insert batteries. Also insert a memory card in the appropriate slot. Not all memory formats are the same for one camera.
    • 2 Turn camera on. Set up the date and time. Camera will be set in automatic mode.
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    • 3 Select from high, medium or low for photo quality. The higher the quality the faster the camera will drain the battery. Be sure to use flash for indoor photos.
    • 4 Hold the capture button slightly. This will let the camera figure out the correct F-stop and light reading.
    • 5 Take the camera adjust the aperture on the lens and focus your subject in the LCD screen on the back.


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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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Flash for mamiya 7


As with most cameras, the flash for a Mamiya is universal. Any flash with a hot foot connection will fit onto the camera, and function on the camera's shoe mount. You may alternatively use any flash which has a PC sync cord to plug into the PC sync socket on your camera, it just depends on whether you want to use a camera phycially mounted on your camera, or an off-camera flash.

The flash shoe on the Mamiya 7 isn't an "intelligent" type, meaning it only has the standard single contact and doesn't communicate any exposure or other information between camera and flash, so even the cheapest off the shelf shoe-mount flash will work just as well as the most expensive. Even specialized dedicated Nikon, Canon, and other brand "dedicated" flashes with multiple contact pins will also work, only the functionality of the information communicated through those other pins will be lost.

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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.

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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.

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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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Sync cord


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