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Can you tell me about vivitar pro 648 for nikon flash? Limited information on the web. Very contrary opinions.
Is this a good flash? How does it compare to SB600?
What is the suggested retail for this item.

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Hi i purchased this item fro Adorama i paid about $229.00 the specs are nice and ive used this flash in low light situations it works well the high speed sync works with my cls systym overall i would give it an b plus i think the diffuser is a litille week


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