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|Attach the Vivitar DF 283 shoe mount flash to your camera and obtain well illuminated images of the dimly lit farmer’s cottage and the narrow deserted mud path at night. Distinctly capture the overturned barrel on the street at night, as the guide number of this Vivitar camera flash is 138 feet at ISO 100. The angle of coverage provided by this Vivitar shoe mount flash is 75 to 28 degrees, which brightens everything, right from the serene stream to the arched tree. Images will not look amateurish, but professional as this Vivitar camera flash comes with a bounce head. This Vivitar shoe mount flash also features the TTL technology. Powered by 1.5 volt AA batteries, the Vivitar DF 283 shoe mount flash works powerfully.|
|Guide Number||120 ft/ISO 100|
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I have 20+ Vivitar units, most are 283's, but I have 285's, 285HV's, and a couple of 4600's as well. All are very much vintage units with a couple of 4600's from early 80's and the rest earlier, mostly early 70's. They are all 5 star units! The 283 was and, in many cases, is still the manual workhorse for professional photographers. I always carried 2 283's as back-up to my more powerful Norman's and they never failed. They are almost impossible to kill. Rugged and always dependable, what more does one need? I am still using those old 283's and still have every one I ever purchased. I broke 2 of the shoes and had them replaced, but in close to 40 years of service, there is no other flash like them.
On a side note, I am referring to the "old" units. Today they are manufactured in both Korea and China, and I don't vouch for those units. I have heard of some problems, but I have never had one to test. I also suggest contacting the seller as to the country of manufacture.
The Vivitar 283 is a great deal. I use it with my film cameras, as well as my Pentax K-5 DSLR. I use the bounce head for all of my indoor shots. Just be sure to get some rechargeable batteries, cause this baby eats through double a's like you wouldn't believe.
The picture is not of the 283, blame e-bay on that, the Vivitar 283 was the best hot shoe flash you could buy at the time. It is still a good performer on digital cameras, just put your camera on manual set shutter speed and aperture and fire away. Remember you need to get a safe sync shoe adapter, these run amuck on e-bay and protect your camera from receiving too much voltage. If you use it without one of these you can fry your camera.
The 283 has one fault, the hotshoe was made of plastic and could break off if the flash was hit while on the camera. That is why there are so many replacement hotshoes for sale.
Although no longer safe to use on your digital camera because of excessive voltages, the vintage Vivitar 283 flash units still fill the bill for a remote fill-in flash to lighten shadows or add color effects to backgrounds. The new digital equivalents on today's markets can exceed $500, so these are an excellent replacement.
This is a return to an old friend...Yes there are newer lighter ones.but for me i can live with the extra weight.Great Flash for my Dslr. Before you purchase one on Ebay make sure its isnt made in Japan. Korea and China manufacturing are safe for Dslr use They made them with lower voltage...The reason they are still around speaks for its quality when first built..