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Vivitar F3 Flash Adapter

B&H # VIFSANF3 MFR # 234199

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This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available.

The Vivitar F3 Flash Adapter converts the proprietary F3 flash mount to a standard hot shoe mount (non-TTL). This allows for a standard shoe mount flash like the 283 or 285 to be used with the F3 camera.

A rotating lock mechanism securely mounts the flash adapter to the top of the camera's rewind knob.


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VivitarF3 Flash Adapter

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By Rshober

from Charleston SC

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  • Easy To Pack
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable
  • Strong Construction


    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Sports/Action

    Comments about Vivitar F3 Flash Adapter:

    Use this on my Nikon F3. Works as described.

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    • No

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    Better than specified

    By mjc

    from Vermont

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    Comments about Vivitar F3 Flash Adapter:

    The catalog listing says this is a "non TTL" adapter, but in fact it passes through all three contacts of an F3. A little slip in the box says it should be only used with Vivitar dedicated flashes to avoid shock, but it is just fine with a generic standard flash too. I have not tried it with a Nikon-dedicated flash, but other flashes that use a second pin to override the shutter speed in auto exposure mode will operate that function on an F3 as well, and light the flash-ready light in the finder. I tried this with a Canon-dedicated Vivitar flash (in non-TTL mode) and a couple of Minolta flashes, and all operated correctly. I ordered this because I couldn't find the Nikon-branded ISO adapter, and I'm glad now I got this one instead.

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