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Vivitar DF-283 Series 1 TTL Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras

B&H # VIDF283S MFR # DF-283-SON
Vivitar DF-283 Series 1 TTL Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras

Vivitar DF-283 Series 1 TTL Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras Telephoto Bounce & Swivel Rear

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Sony/Minolta ADI / P-TTL
  • Guide Number: 138' at ISO 100 and 85mm
  • Zoom Range: 28-85mm
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates Right 90° & Left 180°
  • Wireless Slave Functionality
  • AF Assist Light
  • Recycle Time: 0.3-7 Seconds
  • 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
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TTL System: Sony/Minolta

Olympus Sony/Minolta

You Pay: $44.95

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The Vivitar DF-283 Series 1 TTL Flash is a fully automatic, system-dedicated shoe mount flash, featuring full Sony/Minolta ADI / P-TTL flash support for digital cameras. Although it is an economical and simple to use flash, it still provides some extra features like bounce & swivel, and a manual zoom head and outputs a substantial amount of light. This model features the older Sony/Minolta style Auto-lock Accessory Shoe and is not compatible with the newer Multi Interface Terminal.

Bounce, Zoom, & Swivel Head
Flash has vertical bounce of 90° and horizontal swivel of 270°, with zoom settings of 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm
AF Assist
Autofocus auxiliary lamp helps the camera to focus in low-light situations
Accepts Light Modifiers
Includes reflecting plate & wide angle diffuser
Power Saving
Circuitry incorporates an auto-off power saving element
UPC: 681066308783
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 137.8' (42 m) ISO100 at 85 mm position
Exposure Control TTL
Angle of Coverage 75° - 28°
Vari-Power None
Bounce Head 0° to +90°
Swivel Head 270°
Coverage 28 mm - 85 mm (Full frame)
Zoom Head Full frame: 28 mm - 85 mm
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Approximately 0.3 - 7 seconds
Flash Duration 1/500 - 1/30000 sec
Flash-ready Indicator Yes
Slave Timing Modes Instant Sync
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, NiCad, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.0" / 132.0 x 102.0 x 76.0 mm
Weight 9.2 oz / 261 g without batteries
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 4.6 x 3.0"
Vivitar DF-283 Series 1 TTL Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras
  • Bounce Card
  • Wide-Angle Diffuser
  • Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VivitarDF-283 Series 1 TTL Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras
     
    4.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good bang for your buck...

    By Chris

    from Houston Texas...

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Good Color Value
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill-in
      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Vivitar DF-283 Series 1 TTL Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras:

      I allways need more flash than the 'pop-up' flash can provide... the DF 283 Series 1 Digital TTL Shoe Mount Autofocus Flash for Sony TTL does the trick on a budget... Plus you get the added functionality of bounce... That covers it...

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      5.0

      This helps me and I need it

      By OKie

      from Okla

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Vivitar DF-283 Series 1 TTL Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras:

        So far the limit to getting the best light from this flash is my imagination. It works. No problems with shoe, signals, or auto needed light for shot.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Can't beat it for the money

        By 1foxracing

        from New Philadelphia, Ohio

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Recycling
        • Powerful Output
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Photojournalism

          Comments about Vivitar DF-283 Series 1 TTL Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras:

          Great TTL flash for the Sony line and much more cheaper than the Sony offerings. Great output & recycle time. [...]

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          4.0

          Great Flash for what I do

          By Showtym

          from North Jersey

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use
            • Night Photography
            • Photojournalism
            • Portraits

            Comments about Vivitar DF-283 Series 1 TTL Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras:

            This flash work exactly how I expected it to. Great for a serious amature. Good throw, bounce. Easy to figure out and use. Thanks guys

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            4.0

            Great flash for the money

            By Michael

            from Glendale Az

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Fast Recycling

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use
            • Night Photography

            Comments about Vivitar DF-283 Series 1 TTL Flash for Sony/Minolta Cameras:

            Easy to set & use and it works well. The only con is that the snap on diffuser did not fit well & broke the first time it was used.

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