|The Vivitar Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon is a fully automatic shoe mount flash for Nikon SLR cameras as well as other digital SLR cameras, and features a full TTL flash support. The Vivitar DF-283 Flash has extra features, such as bounce and swivel and a manual zoom head to output a substantial amount of light when taking photographs. The vertical bounce on the Vivitar DF-283 Flash is 90 degrees and the horizontal swivel moves around 270 degrees. With zoom settings of 28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, and 85 mm, the Vivitar Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon has a wide range. Included is an autofocus auxiliary lamp to help the camera focus in low light situations, and this flash for Nikon accepts light modifiers, as it includes a reflecting plate and wide-angle diffuser. For those who like automatic action, automatic shutter speed settings and red eye reduction settings are included. In addition, there is a power saving automatic-off element. The Vivitar Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon takes four AA batteries.|
|UPC||628586118553, 681066216392, 689466121285, 689466121315, 689466121322, 689466121339, 689466121360, 705105044019, 705105044118, 705105044217|
|Guide Number||100 ft/ISO 100|
|Lens Coverage||28mm - 85mm|
|Supported Exposure Control||TTL|
|Vertical Rotation Angle||+90 / 0|
|Horizontal Rotation Angle||+180 / -90|
|Min Flash Duration||0.03 ms|
|Max Flash Duration||2 ms|
|Additional Features||Red Eye Reduction|
|Required Battery||4 x battery - AA type|
Average review score based on 22 user reviews
These flashes are workhorses opf photography. Their size, power and durability make them a staple in many photographers' bags.
I have a $500. Canon 580 ex THat I have had for a couple years, I STILL refer to the 283 because it is so dependable and can get it done. I believe they are not being made any more, thats why I l
ike to have one as a spare at all times
Flash is in superb condition. Although not a dedicated flash for Sony cameras, with a slave unit attached to it it makes a superb off-camera flash for rim-lighting or background lighting. It replaces a flash unit that was lost while traveling last fall, and I already own numerous attachments (AC power cord, colored filters) for the 283 flash.
I have been around photography since 1953 and have used many products along the way. In the 1970s and '80s, I did professional photography in all formats from 16mm to 4X5 large format film cameras. One of my favorite flash units (Are as we called the3m back then, strobes) was the Vivitar 283. It had enough power to reach out and was one of the first automatic flash units on the market. I used it with my full manual Pentax S3 (still do) and also with my medium for mat cameras (Mamiya 6 X 6 and Rollieflex) and with both of my Graphic 4 X 5 cameras. I was very happy with this unit then, and I am glad to say, I still like the way it works with my older cameras.
The Vivitar 283 comes in two types....a high voltage and a low voltage model...one is newer and the other model, the low voltage, is older, I think. I needed the low voltage model. The one I received was the high voltage model. Thus it did not work with my canmera.