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Arnot@peoplepc.comthe zoom is not working,the flash is on TTL and works,I can't go to man. setting

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You haven't supplied enough information as to first what camera are you using this flash on?
A few scenarios.
First the Vivitar 283 is an older flash meant for film cameras there is no way it's going to TTL. It has a manual exposure colour setting in purple, blue,red and yellow which is matched to your camera F/stop from F1.4 through F22 and you manually set the sensor at the front of the flash to the coinciding colour on the sensor (side).

If you have set your camera to TTL then that's all you have done the Vivitar 283 does not communicate with the camera other then to receive the contact to flash.

Another thing if you have that Vivitar 283 mounted to a digital camera then you have most likely burnt out the flash circuitry in the camera due to the extreme high trigger voltage of the Vivitar 283. Digital cameras can use voltages in the 6 volt area while the Vivitar kicks back 300 volts.

You don't have to understand how a few 1.5 batteries can produce this kind of voltage just be fully aware that this is what the Vivitar 283 puts out.

A Vivitar 283 and Digital Camera are a disaster waiting to happen.

Posted on Mar 28, 2011

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