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CAN YOU USe NiMH 1.2V RECHARGEABLE BATTRIES IN A VIVITAR 283 FLASH.

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Yes, in fact probably the best batteries to use for this application.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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    Just quick note of caution some of these old flashes have a hot-shoe trigger voltage which is much higher than newer modern flashes and can possibly damage some newer digital cameras.

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Yes you can use them, but depending on quality and age ( times recharged) they may not last long before needing recharge again.

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Vivitar 283 on a digitial camera?


It depends on the variant of the 283. Take a look here.

Aug 27, 2012 | Vivitar 283 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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Hi my name is Curtis can you tell me IF my Vivitar 283 flash will work on my c-750 Olympus, TTL camera it have an hot shoe,but flash don,t fire. I have talked to Olympus about it(on answer). I took it to a...


No the 283 is not compatible with your camera. The 283 is manual only and not TTl. The canon flash is also not compatible with your Olympus. You need an olympus compatible flash.

Nov 16, 2009 | Vivitar 283 Flash

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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!

Nov 13, 2009 | Vivitar 283 Flash

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


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

Dec 27, 2008 | Vivitar 283 Flash

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I have a Vivitar 238 flash and need to use with a medium format.


for the venerable 283?.... http://www.hiviz.com/activities/guidebook/sensor.pdf
didnt find a manual online yet.... such a simple elegant reliable flash though ..should be no mystery to figure out without a manual...good luck

Nov 21, 2008 | Vivitar 283 Flash

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Batteries


I use Duracell 2650 mAh rechargeable AA's with my 283 all the time. You may read that 1.2v Duracells or other rechargeables will not work because of the slightly lower voltage (alkalines are 1.5v).

I believe the problem lies not with the voltage, but is due to the slightly fatter profile of the rechargeables that causes a tight fit in the Vivitar battery pack. I find that, after inserting all four (the last will go in really tight), I need to give each cell one more firm push so that it seats properly into the battery pack.

Good luck.

Caruso

Oct 13, 2008 | Vivitar 283 Flash

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Mains adaptor for Vivitar 283 flash.


http://www.hiviz.com/activities/guidebook/sensor.pdf....perhaps this is a help.. not sure..

Sep 06, 2008 | Vivitar 283 Flash

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Vivitar 283 charges but fails to flash


I had the same problem with my early Vivitar 283 flash.  I discovered that the thyristor on the trigger board tested as an open circuit. 

Trying to find a replacement for a 30 year old thyristor semi-conductor proved to be fruitless. 

My solution was to purchase a broken, late model Japanese 283 flash off of ebay and transfer the trigger board to my early Japanese model. The late model thyristors could handle more heat.

Problem solved.

Mar 15, 2007 | Vivitar 283 Flash

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