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Vivitar DF-293 Bounce Zoom Swivel Flash for Sony

B&H # VIDF293S Mfr # VIVDF293S
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You Pay: $77.00
Product Highlights
  • Red Focus-Assist Beam for Low Light
  • Reflecting Plate & Wide-Angle Diffuser
  • Five Levels of Power Ratio
  • 0/45/60/75/90 Degree Bounce Positions
  • Zoom Positions: 28/35/50/85mm
  • DSLR Auto Focus
  • Automatic Shutter Speed Setting
  • Red-Eye Reduction
  • Auto Focus/TTL Metering
  • Guide Number 42 at 85mm Zoom Position

The Vivitar DF-293 Bounce Zoom Swivel Flash for Sony is a full-featured on-camera flash designed for use with Sony DSLR cameras. The DF-293 has a swivel head with 0, 45, 60, 75, and 90 degree settings; 5 levels of power from 1/1 to 1/16; a zoom function for use with 28, 35, 50, and 85mm lenses; and a guide number of 42 at the 85mm zoom position. Other features include a red focus-assist beam for low light shooting, a reflecting plate and wide-angle diffuser, red-eye reduction, auto focus/TTL metering, and an automatic shutter speed setting.

Red focus beam to assist in low light conditions
Includes reflecting plate & wide-angle diffuser
Five levels of power ratio 1/1,1/2,1/4,1/8,1/16
Bounce Positions 0, 45, 60, 75, 90 Degrees
Zoom Positions 28/35/50/85 mm
DSLR Auto Focus
Automatic shutter speed setting
Red eye reduction
Auto focus/TTL metering
LCD display will show zoom position
Guide number 42 at 85 mm zoom position
Uses 4 AA batteries (not included)
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 42' (12.8 m) at 85 mm position
Angle of Coverage 75° - 28°
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/16
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 Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer
Vivitar DF-293 Bounce Zoom Swivel Flash for Sony
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

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    VivitarDF-293 Bounce Zoom Swivel Flash for Sony

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    By Audioblind

    from Montrose, co

    Comments about Vivitar DF-293 Bounce Zoom Swivel Flash for Sony:

    No other flash in this price range comes close. Works exactly as advertised and is fantastic in full manual, as an off camera flash whith a radio trigger. I would like to be able to turn the power down even more sometimes to 1/32 or 1/64 for when you need just alittle light in tight quarters, but for the most part this is my new favorite for a great price!

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    Powerful and adaptable

    By rikipedia

    from Vermont

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer


    • Consistent Output
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful Output


      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use
      • Night Photography

      Comments about Vivitar DF-293 Bounce Zoom Swivel Flash for Sony:

      I have a DSLR with built-in-flash but it is weak and set right above the lens, as most are. Lots of red eye shots. The Vivitar has great reach with it's extendable snout and all the power I need. Lifting the flash away from the lens also avoids red-eyed monsters. The carry case is too tight and there's no separate place to store batteries. However, the description above, provided by B&H is incomplete This flash has settings for 28,35,50 and 85 mm focal lengths also.

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      Required item: Batteries are not included, and are required to power your flash.

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