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As far as I know, every Vivitar flash can be made to fire in manual full power mode. No exceptions. Even the modern full dedicated E-TTL units can fire manual full and fractional power levels.

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Vivitar 283 is not safe to use on digital cameras

Vivitar 285 HV is safe to use on digital cameras

You can buy wireless flash trigger from ebay for 18$ to use ANY flash wto use with any digital camera.

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