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Vivitar DF 283 Series 1 Digital TTL Shoe Mount Autofocus Flash for Sony TTL

B&H # VIDF283S MFR # DF-283-SON
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Product Highlights
  • Guide No. 138'/42 m at 85mm

The Vivitar DF-283 Shoe Mount Flash is a fully automatic, system-dedicated shoe mount flash, featuring full TTL flash support for digital SLR cameras such as the Sony line. 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.

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
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 138' (42.06 m) at 85 mm position
Angle of Coverage 75° - 28°
Vari-Power None
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes
Swivel Head Yes
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
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium, NiCad, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.0" / 13.2 x 10.2 x 7.6 cm
Weight 9.2 oz / 261 g Without batteries
Vivitar DF 283 Series 1 Digital TTL Shoe Mount Autofocus Flash for Sony TTL
  • Reflecting Plate
  • Wide-Angle Diffuser
  • Case
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    VivitarDF 283 Series 1 Digital TTL Shoe Mount Autofocus Flash for Sony TTL
     
    4.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

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        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 Digital TTL Shoe Mount Autofocus Flash for Sony TTL:

          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 Digital TTL Shoe Mount Autofocus Flash for Sony TTL:

            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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            5.0

            Can't beat it for the money

            By 1foxracing

            from New Philadelphia, Ohio

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            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 Digital TTL Shoe Mount Autofocus Flash for Sony TTL:

              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 Digital TTL Shoe Mount Autofocus Flash for Sony TTL:

                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 Digital TTL Shoe Mount Autofocus Flash for Sony TTL:

                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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