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Vivitar DF-183 AF Digital Flash For Sony Cameras

B&H # VIDF183S Mfr # DF183SON
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  • For Use With Sony Cameras

The Vivitar DF-183 Digital Flash is a basic digital flash with a Guide Number of 59-feet @ 35mm. This unit has a bounce flash head, red-eye reduction capabilities and a focus beam to assist in low light shooting conditions. With Auto Focus, TTL metering, automatic shutter speed settings, this flash allows photographer to spend less time with flash settings. It is powered by two AA batteries (not included).

Auto Focus (AF)
TTL Metering
Red eye reduction
Focus beam assist for low-light shooting
Power savings function
Auto shutter speed setting
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 59' (17.98 m) ISO100 at 35 mm position
Angle of Coverage Not Specified By Manufacturer
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes, +0° to +90°
Swivel Head None
Off Camera Terminal None
Recycle Time Approximately 0.3 - 10 seconds
Power Source 2x AA Alkaline Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.6 x 2.1 x 3.9" / 6.6 x 5.3 x 9.9 cm
Weight 12 oz / 340 g
Vivitar DF-183 AF Digital Flash For Sony Cameras
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    VivitarDF-183 AF Digital Flash For Sony Cameras
     
    2.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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          1.0

          Doesn't Communicate

          By PixelAddixx

          from Bay Area, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            • No Fec

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              Comments about Vivitar DF-183 AF Digital Flash For Sony Cameras:

              Basically, this flash has no communication on my Sony NEX-7. Yes, I have ensured it is connected firmly to the camera's hot shoe. Yes, I know how to work flash and am a regular strobist. This flash simply does not communicate with my NEX-7 and exposes the same amount of light regardless of how much FEC I adjust. I've tried one from a local retail store as well as here on B&H. I recommend not to get it.

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              1.0

              Compatability problems

              By KenT

              from SLC, UT

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                    Comments about Vivitar DF-183 AF Digital Flash For Sony Cameras:

                    I have tried two samples of this flash with my Sony A-33, and they both grossly underexpose -- except for those times when full power is inexplicitly output, then it grossly overexposes. I have made sure that the flash is properly snapped into the shoe, so that is not the problem. I would assume that this problem would also also apply to all flashes made by the Trumax Flash Corp. in Hong Kong and sold in the US under various brand names, and used with the Sony SLT's.
                    Also, if you do not mind underexposed pictures, be aware that the shutter will not trigger with this (or any Trumax?) flash when the camera is any flash off mode, nor will the shutter trigger subsequently in any camera mode unless the flash and camera are power cycled.

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                    4.0

                    Nice flash at great price

                    By p man

                    from Sacramento, CA

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                    Comments about Vivitar DF-183 AF Digital Flash For Sony Cameras:

                    Would have given it a five star, but haven't had it long. Great for the price!!! It's not heavy duty, but it's ability to bounce flash is great.

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                    4.0

                    Good flash when needing to travel lite

                    By Richard

                    from Florida

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Recycling
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Not Interchangeable

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use

                    Comments about Vivitar DF-183 AF Digital Flash For Sony Cameras:

                    Good intermediate range flash

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