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I have a nikon d3200/vivitar 283/wein voltage adaptor/good sync cords and still no flashoutput,help rick

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Just to exclude anything faulty, start with the flash on the camera and check if it works. Also check the camera settings. On your Nikon you can chose flash off. Don't do that. If you get the flash working on the camera then you starts with the extension cord and it still should flash in the same conditions.

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SOURCE: wireless flash trigger for vivitar 283

I purchased the Wein Slave Foot. The metal foot is designed to repair the plastic foot that, apparently, is prone to breakage. Mine is not broken, but I purchased the Slave Foot because the blurb stated that it would make my unit serve as a remote slave.

The setup works fine with my Sony A700 using either the built-in flash or in combination with my proprietary external Sony flash.

I have just purchased another used 283 and will be ordering the Wein Slave Foot from B&H in the morning.

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Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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

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

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: what is the trigger voltage for a 283 bought in

take multimeter and see the voltage must be not more then 5 to 6 only you can check the voltage near the hot shoe or cord

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

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SOURCE: my vivitar 283 flash won't turn on. I checked the

Check the contacts for the battery to make sure they are clean and shiny. Then insert 4 brand new AA batteries observing the correct polarity and try again. Also check your users manual to be sure all of your setting and connection to your camera is correct.

I hope this was a help to you and good luck!

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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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??


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Can the Vivitar 283 be used safely on Nikon Digital SLR Cameras?


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take multimeter and see the voltage must be not more then 5 to 6 only you can check the voltage near the hot shoe or cord

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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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Vivitar 283 flash will not work on camera.


To test everything except the camera, just short the contacts on the Wein protector. If the flash fires, the problem is in your camera, and maybe the protector did not do its job as good as expected.

Good luck

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