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Can i use vivitar 285 hv flash with my canon 30 d ?

I have old gifted vivitar 285 hv flash and i dont have the instruction manual of that so i dont know if it is safe to be used with my canon 30 d digital camera, can somebody help me?

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If you have 285 HV with plastic shoe mount (replacement mounts may come in metal also) you can directly mount on any digital SLRs.as this has 6 volt trigger for sure.

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Yes, insert 285's cord into PC of camera.

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I need a battery holder for a vitiar 285 HV flash what will it cost for part and shipping


You may order the part from here. The part is USD 6.50. The shipping cost will depend on what part of the world you're in.

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I dont have any problem with Vivitar Flash.. I am currently a Nikon D3000 user and I need an external flash for shooting in low lights and portraits in my garrage-made studio..I searched ebay and found...


The Vivitar 285 HV is specified to have a trigger voltage of 12V. The Nikon DSLRs are specified to be safe up to 12V. This puts the combination right at the fuzzy point. It should be safe, but if the flash goes a little high while the camera goes a little low, you might run into trouble.

The 285 (no HV) is definitely a no-go.

Jan 18, 2011 | Vivitar Cameras

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Does the TR-2000 work with a vivitar 285? What cable do I need to buy?


TR 2000 gives two output ^ volt and 330 volts.
Whereas 285 HV uses 6 volt and 110 volt AC
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=details_accessories&A=kitInfo&Q=&sku=638035&is=REG
I am running my 285HV with external 6volt battery pack.sort of this type.
http://cgi.ebay.com/6V-1-3AH-SLA-Sealed-Lead-Acid-Rechargeable-Battery_W0QQitemZ390166216699QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5ad7b7fffb
I added 2 standard diodes in series (IN4001 type) and placed inside the dummy battery pack which reduces some voltage and safeguards against wrong polarity.
more details? bforbay@gmail.com

Apr 05, 2010 | Vivitar 285HV Flash

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What is the diff between a vivitar 285 and a vivitar 285hv?


285 has high trigger voltage(+250v) ,where as 285 HV has less than 5.5 volts trigger voltage (which is safe to be used for any digital SLR2_bing.gif). 285 HV has a Thyristor circuitory.

Mar 31, 2010 | Cameras

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Vivitar 285 not working


You don't need a Manual.
In 285 HV there is only one Power on/off switch.
If that switch is on and batteries are new Alkaline (like duracell-no chepo )or fully charged and working rechargebles,and yet the ready light do not come the flash has defect inside.For sure.

Jul 27, 2009 | Vivitar 285HV Flash

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How do I know if Vivitar 285 fryed my camera


camera sync terminal wont work with even canon recommended flash.This can be the way to test your camera got damage.

Apr 14, 2009 | Canon EOS 450D Digital Camera

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Vivatar 285 HV flash problems


Are you still having problems? a.l9609@gmail.com

Mar 09, 2009 | Vivitar 285HV Flash

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Can i use vivitar 285 hv flash with my canon powershot sx10 ?


It is the HV version, yes you can just put it in a color mode so the sensor on the front guesses the out put- it isn't ttl so it won't know what the camera is thinking

Feb 27, 2009 | Vivitar 285HV Flash

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Foot replacement instructions on Vivitar 285


Black to ground
Red or other color to center

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Sep 05, 2007 | Vivitar 285HV Flash

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