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I need a battery cover for my Vivitar 2800 flash, do you know where I can get one? Millie Barnes

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Try uscamera.com:

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Will vivitar 2800 fit a canon t2i?


Physically, it will fit. Electronically, I wouldn't risk it. The 2800's flash trigger voltage is much higher than most modern cameras can handle.

Jan 30, 2012 | Vivitar 2800 Flash

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Unable to get Vivitar 2800 on Canon XSI to work.


DANGER! Don't try it again!

That flash is an old fashioned thyrister flash intended for 35mm film cameras ONLY. The voltage which it passes through the foot contacts can fry digital camera circuitry.

It will not work with your camera, you must get a modern unit suited to digital cameras instead. If you're lucky, then your camera has been unharmed, but if not then you are looking at expensive and possibly uneconomical repairs which will not be covered by the warranty.

The 2800 is a great general purpose flash, but it's design pre-dated the widespread use of digital SLR's. Vivitar did release a digital-friendly version called the 2800D. You can use the 2800D on 35mm film cameras as well, but must not use the original 2800 on digital models.

Hopefully your camera is OK and you'll keep your flash well away from it..

Jun 21, 2011 | Cameras

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I got a DSLR Pentax K-r digital I would like to know if I can use my old Vivitar flash 2800


No. The trigger voltage on the 2800 is much too high, and will eventually fry a digital camera. You can use it as a slave, or isolated from the camera with something like a Wein Safe-Sync.

Jun 01, 2011 | Vivitar 2800 Flash

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Can a Vivitar 2800 be used with the Panasonic GF1?


Only in manual mode. The 2800 does not have the TTL that the camera needs in the auto modes. Shoot in Manual and use the flash as a guide like you did with your film camera and it should work. Be aware that digital gathers a great spectrum of light so the exposure may be off. You can compensate for this by turning the ISO/ASA up or down until the exposure is good then use always use that ISO/ASA setting.

Mar 22, 2010 | Vivitar 2800 Flash

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Using a vivitar 2800 flash on a nikon d60


The old series Vivitar 2800 flashgun has a very high trigger Voltage, that can damage your D60's circuitry. Even measuring the trigger voltage with a voltmeter is not a solution since you can't rely on the voltmeter to indicate the peak voltage.

Feb 05, 2009 | Vivitar 2800 Flash

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I'd like to know if I can use a Vivitar 2800 flash in a Nikon D80 safely. I've been using it, without any problem, but read that maybe this flash can be dangerous to the D80 and I want to be sure. Thanks.


Yeah Rolo, I read that too. I would put a slave unit on your Vivitar, and the Master would be the pop up unit on the camera. Not only will you save risking your camera with the voltage of the flash, but your pictures will be better too. I use Aperture Priority on the camera and AUTO on the Vivitar set to the same aperture
Best regards,

John

Jun 25, 2008 | Vivitar 2800 Flash

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Vivitar 2800 and Canon PowerShot S5 IS


You need this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/245292-REG/Wein_W990560_Safe_Sync_Hot_Shoe_to.html

As per: http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html

- J.F. -

Nov 19, 2007 | Vivitar 2800 Flash

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2800 Flash


Put 4 batteries in the right directions?

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Aug 17, 2007 | Vivitar 2800 Flash

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