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Sensor I´d like to know where can I get a sensor replacement for the vivitar 283 flash unit

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Buy damaged flash on ebay. You can get it for less than 10$.

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Vivitar 283 not firing on Nikon FM

Did you get the cord with the flash unit, If so then try that to see if it's the camera, Cords are cheap to buy if you didn't rec it,

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Vivitar 283 on a digitial camera?

It depends on the variant of the 283. Take a look here.

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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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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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Battery holder for Vivitar 283 is broken. Can I get a replacement

I think there are some listed on Ebay-check it out.

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

for the venerable 283?....
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

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Mains adaptor for Vivitar 283 flash. this is a help.. not sure..

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Vivatar 283 and Nikon D70s

The Vivitar 283 was manufactured in China & Japan over a number of years & the specifications did change over this period.

The older Vivitar flashes had a voltage on the shoe which could reach 150 volts whilst the later ones had voltages of only 5 to 9 volts.

If you have, or can get hold of, a small voltmeter then you can measure this voltage.
Turn on your flash & let the unit charge up to 'ready' & connect the meter between the contact in the centre of the shoe & the little contact tucked away in the lip of the shoe. (DC volts not AC) There is no danger to you in doing this!
This should tell the voltage on the shoe of your unit & if it is 15 volts or less, it will be fine with your digital Nikon camera. If more than 15 volts than best not to use it.

Hope this is of some help!

Mar 10, 2008 | Vivitar 283 Flash

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