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Need a Vivitary Thyristor 285 Flash Owner's Manual

Just got a Vivitar Thyristor 285 Flash and would like to download an owner's manual. I've been checking but do you know of any websites?

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Well give me a few days to look in my endless piles of stuff and I might have one I can scan for you.
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Ask manualfox.com - they claim have found the Vivitar 283 Flash owners manual.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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