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Wein Combination Slave and Foot for Vivitar 283 & 285 Flashes

B&H # WEFSV283 Mfr # 990-400
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You Pay: $50.00

The Wein Combination Slave & Replacement Foot for Vivitar 283 & 285HV is a robust upgrade for the Vivitar 283 & 285HV's hot shoe that also adds the versatility of remote triggering.  It slides onto any flash foot with no other connection necessary; the built-in optical slave has a 150' (45.8 m) range.  Special hardware needed to attach the slave to the Vivitar foot as a permanent reinforcement is included, and no rewiring or factory service for the Vivitar will be necessary.  This is a sensible upgrade for anyone making a living with their trusty Vivitar 283 or 285HV flash.

The Combination Slave/Replacement Foot has a built-in female "household" socket, the one connection which never seems to accidentally disconnect and cause you to miss a shot.  The optical slave is disabled whenever a male household cord is affixed to the female household socket.

The housing is made of aircraft aluminum and has a 1/4-20" threaded female socket underneath for mounting upon tripods and light stands.

Wein Combination Slave and Foot for Vivitar 283 & 285 Flashes
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    WeinCombination Slave and Foot for Vivitar 283 & 285
     
    3.2

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    71%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Reliable (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill flash (3)
      • Lighting (3)
      • Photography (3)
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        • Professional (4)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      Just what I needed

      By Dogsnapper

      from Iowa City, IA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Traveling

        Comments about Wein Combination Slave and Foot for Vivitar 283 & 285:

        I picked up a Vivitar 283 and a 285 for a song recently. One of them didn't have the slave trigger any more so I needed this to make them both work with my Canon speedlight. This did the trick.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        Nice Idea But Didn't Work

        By Swordfish

        from Crosslake, Mn.

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Nice construction

        Cons

        • Didn't Work With 7D

        Best Uses

          Comments about Wein Combination Slave and Foot for Vivitar 283 & 285:

          I thought this would be a good way of resurrecting my old but still useable 'trusty' 285 flash. Despite what the literature said it would not sync with my 7D. It fired every time but always prematurely with the pre-flash. Even with the redeye pre-flash shut off?

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Good Product

          By Ab

          from Barceloneta,PR

          About Me Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Wein Combination Slave and Foot for Vivitar 283 & 285:

            I have two of this on my flashes and i don't have any complaint about.Is the best you can buy.Belive me

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            4.0

            Solid repair for 285-name is misleading

            By PivotalPhotog

            from Oceanside, CA

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Misleading description
            • Needs digital slave
            • Zero documentation

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Wein Combination Slave and Foot for Vivitar 283 & 285:

            Simple Simon and rock solid repair, but the description leads one to believe you are still left with hotshoe capabilities...not so. Works great when using with an umbrella stand as the base has standard threads. Non-digital slave works well enough. Essentially zero documentation, particularly regarding the H-prong non-digital slave which is included. I spoke directly to Wein and even they weren't able to explain why the non-digital slave built into the foot was accompanied by another non-digital H-prong. It would be a much better value and more flexible if the digital H-prong were substituted.

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            1.0

            Not Really Something I would mess with

            By Strobist in Seattle

            from Seattle, WA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • cheap
            • Easy To Install
            • Easy to uninstall
            • Looks neat
            • Small

            Cons

            • Not a sub for PWs
            • Too Cheap
            • Unreliable IMO

            Best Uses

            • On Vivtar 285HV

            Comments about Wein Combination Slave and Foot for Vivitar 283 & 285:

            Great concept ... the one I got I returned because it was very sporadic about when it would trigger. And most of the time it wouldn't. I returned it and got pocket wizards instead. I mean, why mess around?

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            It really works

            By Gustavo Pellizzon

            from Fortaleza, CE - Brazil

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • Lighting
              • Photography
              • Photojournalism

              Comments about Wein Combination Slave and Foot for Vivitar 283 & 285:

              I bought this product to use with my vivitar flashes and its really good. I use them to make some portraits with more than two lights. Its useful.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Clunky, but very effective

              By David Axelbank

              from London, UK

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Convenient Interface
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Not a replacement foot

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portaiture

              Comments about Wein Combination Slave and Foot for Vivitar 283 & 285:

              I ordered this item because I needed to repair the broken foot of one of my two Vivitar 285s. In fact, what this item comprises is a slave shoe that slips onto the existing foot, which is anchored in place by two sturdy brackets. The slave unit is very sensitive and it turns the 285 into a very competent mini strobe.

              On the one hand, it achieves this very well and it is far sturdier than the plastic foot, but if the foot of your flash is damaged (like mine is), this item will not help you in anyway to replace the foot.

              Therefore it can't really be classed a "replacement" foot, more of a foot modifier.

              That is my one major gripe.

                • Similar:
                • Vivitar 285 HV

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                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A Good Slave but labeled wrong

                By 802 Shred Photographer

                from Burlington, VT

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Convenient Interface
                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • Lighting
                  • Night Photography
                  • Photography
                  • Sports Photography

                  Comments about Wein Combination Slave and Foot for Vivitar 283 & 285:

                  This is a perfect slave product for the vivtar work horse, its simple to install and not hard to figure out, the foot slave that is attached to the hot shoe that you mount on the flash is a digital slave, and goes off after a series of rapid prefires from digital flashes, the other included slave is a standard slave in the package the MICRO SLAVE L8 (which can be triggered by non digi flashes).
                  The package needs to be labeled and indicate that it's a digital shoe slave and not a Standard slave. Which would make a huge diffence for a buyer looking for a second slave unit. If you want a shoe slave thats not digital pick up the other wein slaves such as the (HS Hot Shoe Slave 150'), or (HS-XL Hot Shoe Slave 600') those will work with normal non digital flashes.

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                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  50% Useless!

                  By Chris Borgman

                  from NYC

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Bad Value
                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • None

                    Comments about Wein Combination Slave and Foot for Vivitar 283 & 285:

                    The one that I bought came with (luckily) the L8 Micro Slave. Without the L8 inserted into the H prong side of the "slave" this unit would not work correctly. As a slave, it sucks. As an adapter for an H prong (additional) slave or hard wired, it works.

                    Although I noticed when I do a rapid test fire the slave WILL trigger the flash on the second flash of the series. So, that's why I say it's 50% useless.

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