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Vivitar 285 flash sync for Nikon D5200 - Vivitar VIV-RC-300-D90 Remote Release for Nikon D90/D3000/D3100/D5000/D7000

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SOURCE: Need help with Vivitar 285 voltage

You should not put AC voltage into DC circuits.

A better directions:

Open open the 285 and solder two wires(red = positive; black = negative) then snake it out to AC connector(this needs to be removed).

Buy 7.2V plug set from Radio Shack or remote control car stores.
Buy 7.2V Battery and Charger.

This will be better than buying the Quantum & cable battery.
It will also wake up the flash faster than using the Quantum.
The total cost should be less than $85.00.
The battery is about 5X stronger than those 4 AA and they do last longer.

eltroman
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Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Nikon D80. Vivitar 4600 Flash unit

That particular unit is probably not a good choice for the D80 because the trigger voltage (the electricity which flows from the flash through the camera circuits to fire the flash) is 19.5 volts, according to http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html - this could possibly damage your camera electronics.

You don't have to stick with Nikon brand Speedlights, but get a modern flash which says it is I-TTL compatible for Nikon.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Vivatar 285 HV flash problems

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

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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Just need to know if the following flashes can be used with the nikon d 3100 digital slr. 1) vivitar 285 hv 2) Metz 45cl 1


Both flashes have trigger voltages at the high end of the safe range for digital SLRs, according to the list at http://botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html

I wouldn't use either on my Nikon DLSR without something like the Wein Safe Sync:
http://www.weinproducts.com/safesyncs.htm

Jun 29, 2011 | Cameras

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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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How to use vivitar zoom thyristor 285 with nikon D80 digital camera


DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THIS FLASH ON THE CAMERA OR TEHTER BY WIRE. THe voltage will destroy at least the built-in flash function of your camera. either use a radio slave, an optical slave or you can use it on camera if you use a WEIN safe-synch (approx. $70 USD). If you do not have the users guide for the flash, it can be GOOGLED. Search for "VIVITAR 285 users guide"

Dec 14, 2010 | Nikon Cameras

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Can you use a vivitar 285 flash with a nikon D90 , if so do they still sell the cord that connects to the camera for off camera flash??


You can use the 285 with the D90, just don't do it without something isolating the two to prevent the trigger voltage from frying the D90. You can use something like the Wein Safe Sync
( http://www.weinproducts.com/safesyncs.htm ) for this.

As for an off-camera cord, you can use something like the Nikon
SC-29 ( http://shop.nikonusa.com/store/nikonusa/en_US/pd/productID.213505500 )

Sep 23, 2010 | Vivitar Cameras

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285, red/green lights blink, whines on start up, but won't fire


Hi Dave,
Try shorting out Center Pin to Outside Metal Contact after the light turned green. This must fire the flash.
If not, could be the flashtube /or trigger are defective.
Do you have a DVM?
atdlee@netzero.com

Feb 14, 2010 | Vivitar 285HV Flash

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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.

Nov 29, 2009 | Vivitar 283 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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285 FLASH


Yes, no problem.

In Auto and Manual Modes, not TTL.

atdlee@netzero.com

Apr 07, 2008 | Vivitar 285HV Flash

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