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Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon

B&H # VIDF483N Mfr # DF483NIK
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Product Highlights
  • Auto Focus/TTL Metering
  • Wireless TTL Function
  • High Speed Sync
  • Six Levels of Power
  • Seven Zoom Positions
  • 2" LCD Panel
  • Automatic Shutter Speed Setting
  • Flash Readiness Indication in Viewfinder
  • Guide Number 164' at 105mm Zoom Position
  • For Use With Nikon Cameras

Vivitar's DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon gives you a sophisticated lighting instrument (with a guide number of 164' with the head at the 105mm position) dedicated for use with Nikon cameras. Its wireless TTL function, 6 power levels, 7 zoom positions, 5 bounce light positions and swivel (left 180°/right 120°) make this one of the most useful portable shoe-mount flashes out there. It also has auto focus/TTL metering, a red AF assist beam, flash readiness indicator in the camera's viewfinder, high-speed sync, automatic shutter speed setting, a built-in slave function, and a built-in reflecting plate and diffuser, plus a large 2" LCD control panel. A power saving mode and red-eye reduction round out the features on this versatile flash. It's powered by 4x AA batteries (not included).

Red focus beam to assist in low light conditions
Auto focus/TTL metering
Wireless TTL function
Six levels of power ratio 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
Seven zoom positions 24/28/35/50/70/85/105mm
Bounce position 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°
Swivel position: Left 180°/Right 120°
High-speed synchronization
Compact and lightweight
2" LCD panel
Red-eye reduction
Power saving
Automatic shutter speed setting
Flash readiness indication in viewfinder
Built-in slave function S0-S9
Built-in reflecting plate and diffuser
Guide number 164' at 105mm zoom position
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 164.04' (50 m) ISO100 at 105 mm position
Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/32
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes, +0° to +90°
Swivel Head Yes, 300°
Coverage 24 mm - 105 mm (Full frame)
Zoom Head Full frame: 24 mm - 105 mm
Recycle Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.8 x 4.8 x 3.8" / 22.2 x 12.1 x 9.5 cm
Weight 1.29 lb / 585 g
Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon
  • Flash Case
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Note:Batteries Not Included

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    VivitarDF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon
     
    4.1

    (based on 33 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (18)
    • Good power output (18)
    • Fast recycling (14)
    • Lightweight (14)
    • Consistent output (13)

    Cons

    • Weak output (3)

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (24)
    • Fill flash (16)
    • Portraits (12)
    • Indoors (7)
    • Low light (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (30), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good entry level wireless flash

    I purchased this flash to use with my Nikon D5100 for an introduction to photography class. I needed something better then the on camera flash to work in low light and wanted something with...Read complete review

    I purchased this flash to use with my Nikon D5100 for an introduction to photography class. I needed something better then the on camera flash to work in low light and wanted something with wireless capabilities to use with a reflective umbrella. This flash was easy to set-up in wireless slave mode and gives good light coverage for my needs. This flash should hold me over until I decide to upgrade to the more expensive Nikon wireless system, and I will still be able to use it with the new flashes if needed.

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    Nice flash until it blew up.

    I give it 3 stars. It was fairly good value for the money while it worked. But it was short-lived and had it's limitations.

    I have used a lot of old...Read complete review

    I give it 3 stars. It was fairly good value for the money while it worked. But it was short-lived and had it's limitations.

    I have used a lot of old Vivitar 283's as slave and off-camera flashes and those old 283's were built like a tank. When I unpacked the DF-483 my first impression was "this sure isn't a 283". The DF-483 is very light-weight, and lightly-constructed.

    The other reviewers who complained about the battery cover were right. Be gentle if you want it to last. The DF-483 does not use a battery caddy like the old 283, and its battery slots are a bit tight, making it fussy to remove (fat) NIMH batteries.

    I like the shoe-lock system on the DF-483 much better than the old 283. It is very quick and positive to lock and unlock. But it sticks out in the back, and after several days of continuous use I developed a small welt on my forehead from constantly pressing against the shoe-lock tab.

    The DF-483 has a built-in optical slave sensor, which the old 283 lacked. It works fine (except outdoors, as would be the problem any other optical slave sensor). There is a convenient on/of slide-switch to turn slave mode on or off (sometimes it would get accidentally switched "on" during handling, double-check that slave switch if the flash is unresponsive when shoe-mounted). The "mode" button allows you so select how many flashes to delay before the slave should fire (0 to 9 delay flashes), so you can use it as a slave with cameras that pre-flash. Nice touch. When used off-camera (not mounted in the camera shoe), the flash does not go to sleep. Other flashes fall asleep after 3 minutes or so, and are rendered useless as slave units. But the DF-483 seems to stay alert when used off-camera in slave mode (I tested for about 20 minutes and it was still awake.)

    For a low-cost flash, and given its light-weight construction, this a powerful flash. Not quite as powerful as the top-of-the line Nikon, Canon, Sony or Pentax models, but as powerful or more powerful than any of the second-model flashes from any of those manufacturers (e.g. Nikon SB-800).

    I mostly shoot in manual mode, so I wasn't particularly interested in auto/program flash performance. If I want reliable auto/program flash, I would buy the brand name flash to go with my camera (e.g. Nikon SB flash). But I used the Vivitar DF-483 in "manual" mode at 1/32 power as fill flash, with my Nikon D3 at ISO 1600 or 3200 and I had a powerful fill-flash that could fire continuously at 5fps with very little power degradation within a burst of 4 to 6 frames.

    There are 2 buttons on the back of the DF-483, one for "mode" and one for "zoom". Zoom ranges from 24mm to 110mm, a nice range for broad fill-flash, or for long-range telescopic lighting.

    The "mode" button has a lot of settings, including all the manual power settings from 1/1 down to 1/32, but there are another dozen or so other options beyond the 1/32 manual setting, so if you need to get back to the beginning you can short-cut by switching the "slave" switch on, then off, and that resets the mode options back to the top, instead of having to press the mode button dozens of times to get back to the top.

    The DF-483 is sensitive to high humidity (higher than 85%) or condensing humidity (e.g. moving from cold to warm/humid environments). The flash becomes occasionally unresponsive. The "mode" button does not respond, and you are frustratedly punching, stabbing, jabbing that little rubber "mode" button until it decides to respond. One or two times I pressed the "mode" button so hard it disappeared inside the housing, luckily I was able to get it to pop back in place. If you live in a dry area where the humidity normally ranges well below 80% you won't encounter this issue except in the winter if the flash has been outside in the cold and you enter a nice warm room.

    My flash finally blew up after several days of hard use in 1/32 fill-flash mode and maybe 150 pops over the course of 45 minutes at full 1/1 and 1/2 power, outdoors in modest humidity (75%), and about an hour later when I tried to used it again indoors at 1/32 power it just blew up internally, and that was the end of my experience, after owning the flash for 3 weeks and using it heavily for about 6 days during that time.

    In a different climate and pattern of use the DF-483 might be quite a successful flash for other users, particularly as a slave flash. So I can't tell you not to buy this flash, but as for me I enjoyed my quick fling with the DF-483 but won't be buying a replacement.

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    3.0

    Pretty good for the money

    By Nate

    from Cleveland, Oh

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos

    Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

    The DF-483-Nikon has some great power for its small build. You gotta love all the features it comes with, such as, bounce card, built in diffuser, ttl, sttl, optical slave mode and everything else. They add so much versatility giving this mid-range flash so many uses. What worries me a bit is the build quality. The battery pannel and diffuser card seems like they will easily break off simply by using them over time. In the short time I have owned this flash, the focus assist beam gave me some problems a few times. The ttl funtion is not very consistant either. The internal machanics are rather noisy along with its recycle/charging. If you had a paid gig like a wedding I would not feel safe using this as my primary flash. After working with both the SB-700 and SB-900 I can say this flash is nice for what it offers but is no substitute. I would say it has all the functions needed to learn how to become a flash photographer but lacks in reliability and consistency.

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    4.0

    Compact speedlight for Nikon D5200

    By BobZ

    from Needham,MA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Recycling
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • On-camera Overexp In Ttl
    • Small buttons

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • Portraits

    Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

    This speedlight performs well in off-camera mode. It can be set to fire as a slave on 1st flash or delayed until a 2nd through 9th flash trips it. It's easy to set it up in TTL or Manual mode. On-camera in TTL mode using my Nikon D5200, shots are consistently overexposed. It is necessary to use the flash and/or camera exposure compensation to cut down on the brightness. The flash is well built but the control buttons are a bit small and don't extend far enough for really easy setting. This Vivitar DF483 doesn't have the high quality feel of the Nikon SB700/900 speedlights, but at $300-$500 less, it performs well and is worth the price (about $[$]).

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    3.0

    Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon

    By scohen641

    from Ironbound, NJ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Fast Recycling
    • Powerful Output
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • General Use
    • Portraits

    Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

    I wanted to try flash photography and did't want to spend a tone of money for the Nikon flash so I went with this Vivitar. I used it to shoot my daughter family, her husband and my grandchild. As much as I liked it I think I hated it as well. The shots that came out were great and the one that didnt come out were real bad, not sure why yet, flash overpowered most of the time. I do think that was my fault because I'm not real sure on the settings yet. I will say it did work well when I was able to set my settings in manual mode. I will keep on using it and will get better at it.

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    4.0

    Love it!

    By Tod

    from Zanesville Ohio

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Recycling
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use
      • Portraits

      Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

      For fill light on outdoor portaits.

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      3.0

      Not bad for the price

      By Fred

      from n.j.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

          The basic flash seems to function well. The slave unit only works once in a while. I don't know how it will hold up over time because I have not had it that long. So if you don't need the slave function it's well worth taking a chance on the flash, since it costs much less than a Nikon.

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          5.0

          Great additional item for my Camera

          By Len

          from Trenton, NJ

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Recycling
          • Powerful Output
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use
            • Night Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

            This unit provided the level of light I need when using it a my shooting
            Locations.

            I really enjoy the speed of resetting and the flexible ranges.

            I would recommend this unit to all photographers.

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            5.0

            Easy Flasher

            By Watchdog

            from Kensington MD 20895

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful Output
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Photojournalism

              Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

              I will give the flash a complete workout 4/26/13 at a Non-Profit social event. I volunteer each year for photos of attendees. The organization provides support for handicapped children and their parents. My photos are made into a personal photobook that they take with them before leaving for the night. I get lots of compliments and hope my new flash will provide better resolution.
              I like the swivel and rotating head. The price was fair and the unit easy to attach.
              It has a remote capability that I have yet to use.
              In the push for green products I think a CD with instructions and some professional tips would better serve me than a little booklet.
              B&H graciously allowed me to return an earlier flash purchase that was not dedicated to my Nikon like this unit. As always the service provided was outstanding.

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              5.0

              Good supplemental flash

              By Twogiants

              from Lexington, KY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Recycling
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Portraits

                Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

                As an external flash with an umbrella. It works fine with my Nikon D7000 and D300. Still figuring out how to use it and make the adjustments for output, etc.but I'm in an experimental phase with flash anyway.

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                2.0

                Disappointed

                By rippo

                from Ventura, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Optical Trigger Problems
                • Ttl Underexposes
                • Weak Output

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash

                Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

                I mostly shoot film, so I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a high-end flash when I could get by on 'vintage' strobes that work just fine with my Nikon 35mm gear. I did however want two things: a flash with built in optical trigger, and a TTL flash to use with my older dSLR for the times when i needed on-camera flash.

                Sadly the Vivitar disappointed on both accounts. First off, the optical trigger is extremely directional. Probably a 5 or 10° window. I needed something that would trigger from almost any direction, or at least approaching 180°. The Vivitar would work in a studio situation when you have time to fuss with the flash body's direction vs the head's direction. But in a run-and-gun wedding situation, forget it: the Vivitar is useless as an optically triggered slave.

                As for the TTL, it worked reasonably well when the head was pointing directly at my subject. But for bounce flash, images came back woefully underexposed. I boosted the flash exposure on my dSLR, which helped a little. But +1 was as far as it goes in the positive direction, and this wasn't nearly enough.

                As far as positive qualities go, I do like the flexibility it offers, such as manual settings, wide panning ability, and the build isn't great but it was sturdier than I was expecting. If you're shooting mostly direct on-camera, or are using it as a studio-style manual strobe off-camera, then this might be a good deal. But for what I was looking for...nope.

                I ended up returning it.

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                4.0

                High powered but seems fragile

                By Antonio

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Build Quality

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Portraits

                Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

                Received this flash and it is definitely high powered and gives you lots of bang for your buck. It can illuminate a medium sized room in bounce position with no problem. Also easy to use.

                But the construction and material it's made out of is lightweight and seems flimsy. It's easier to carry due to its light weight, but I have a feeling if I drop it, it will be toast.

                I have used several Nikon brand flashes in the past and those were always much more solidly built. But they are twice as expensive than this Vivitar, so there you have it.

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                1.0

                Wasted Money

                By Silvina A. Molina

                from Buenos Aires, Argentina

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Nothing

                Cons

                • Don't work
                • Weak Built Materials
                • Weak Output

                Best Uses

                • Cannot Use It

                Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

                The flash didn't work properly from the beginning. It said "QA passed"... I really doubt this. I sent it to three different technicians for reparation. All of them said the same thing: The flash inside has a lot of wires sloppy welding and cannot be repaired. Wasted money.

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                4.0

                Good light-Good price

                By DD

                from Eldorado, IL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Recycling
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Night Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

                  Purchased Two of these speed lights to use with Nikon SB910 and SB 700 in Nikons CLS. They fit in perfectly with the nikons. Using the nikon for the commander the camera controls all of the other lights. This is a wireless system so there is no more tripping over cords. I was able to purchase two of the Vivitar lights for less than the cost of the SB700. They perform very well with fast recycle and good light output. Very pleased with this product.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Value

                  By Feats

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Recycling
                  • Powerful Output

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

                    Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

                    Works perfectly with D90, both on and off camera. Great value for the price compared to Nikon flash. I also have an SB600. No noticeable difference in photo quality.

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                    4.0

                    Pleased with purchase

                    By Foto reviewer

                    from Ferndale

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

                      Just received it and have used it a few times with good results

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                      5.0

                      Good entry level wireless flash

                      By Rax

                      from Bronx, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Recycling
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • General Use

                        Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

                        I purchased this flash to use with my Nikon D5100 for an introduction to photography class. I needed something better then the on camera flash to work in low light and wanted something with wireless capabilities to use with a reflective umbrella. This flash was easy to set-up in wireless slave mode and gives good light coverage for my needs. This flash should hold me over until I decide to upgrade to the more expensive Nikon wireless system, and I will still be able to use it with the new flashes if needed.

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                        5.0

                        ViVitar Flash

                        By ClayT

                        from alexandria Va

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Recycling
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful Output
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash
                          • General Use
                          • Night Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

                          Very Happy with Purchase, flash was shipped quickly and worked great when it arrived, can't wait to use it more.

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                          4.0

                          Accurate exposure, but low power

                          By Jeff

                          from Michigan

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Fast Recycling
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Weak Output

                          Best Uses

                          • Eventwedding photography
                          • Photojournalism

                          Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

                          Picked this flash up to get ttl exposures for some fast paced event photography. Output is quite low compared to what I'm used to (Vivitar 283 and 285). Once I figured out that I needed to boost the ISO on the camera, flash worked consistently, recycled quickly enough to keep up. I'd gladly pay half again more for another stop or two of output.
                          Construction feels a bit light, but no problems yet after a day of use/careful handling.
                          Works well on camera with a light modifier, seems to play well in wireless ttl mode controlled by Nikon D7000.

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                          4.0

                          Very Good

                          By DaveK

                          from Tucson, AZ

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Recycling
                          • Lightweight
                          • Powerful Output
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Bulky

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Night Photography
                          • Photojournalism
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

                          Camera Used Nikon D3200, the DF-483 is doing just what Vivitar claims it should do, and is a good looking flash.The ITTL is accurate, and no Washout and Colors are accurate wether at 10' or 40'..The Red auto Focus assist light is also good to about 25'.the Zoom Head works as stated,to a 105 Lens.The LCD screen Clear&sharp, The manuel Power out put seem to be accurate(7 Settings). The red eye flash portion works fine, but since the flash is so high any way,you wont get red eye, so it doesn't matter..The built in defusior is very handy, and I use it a lot, it prevents harsh photos, and a great help with skin tones, if your not using a soft box or warming filter. Also when I'm at a car show, I use a Vivitar Df-383 as a slave fill flash, with the Defusior, prevents most harshness from to much light.In the sales photo,they show the flash on a mount, well it comes with the flash, so it can be a stand alone slave,or ,with the built in 1/4" nut, it can be mounted on a stand..I have not tried the rear curtain portion yet, but I bet it will work just fine..By the way this Flash also locks onto the shoe, and the foot is partly metal. so it should hold up well..I would like Vivitar to add a Negative Head position for close up flash photos. AND add a seperat button for the Manual power setting, so you don't have to go thrue the additionl features offered, or shut the power off, and then back on, to get back to Auto..

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                          5.0

                          Just what I hoped for

                          By Big Jay

                          from Lansing, Michigan

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Recycling
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

                            Huge upgrade over the 5 year old flash we had.
                            Consistent and speedy recycling a main plus for us.

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                            4.0

                            Great price and output, not great lock

                            By kadeater

                            from Utah

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Recycling
                            • Powerful Output
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Poor locking mechanism

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Vivitar DF-483-NIK Wireless TTL LCD Flash for Nikon:

                            I am a semi pro photographer who needed a second flash to pair with my Nikon Speedlight. This flash is a great slave flash and has worked perfectly for me. My only complaint is the locking mechanism. It is nowhere near as sturdy or secure as the Nikon system, but it is also much much cheaper.

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                            Batteries & Power

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

                            Varta -  High-Energy 1.5 V AA E91 Alkaline Battery - 4 Pk
                            • You Pay: $2.99
                             
                            Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
                            • You Pay: $17.95
                             

                            Flash Diffusers

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                            Vello -  Universal Bounce Diffuser
                            • You Pay: $9.95
                             

                            Softboxes

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                            Vello -  Ringbox
                            • You Pay: $89.95
                             

                            Bouncers

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                            Vello -  Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes
                            • You Pay: $14.95
                             

                            Reflectors

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                            Vello -  5" Snoot/Reflector for Portable Flash
                            • You Pay: $22.50
                             

                            Flash Mounting

                            Vello -  Compact Shoe Stand for Universal Shoe Mount Accessories
                            • You Pay: $7.95
                             

                            Sync Cords & Flash Remotes

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                            Vello -  Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Nikon Cameras (3')
                            • You Pay: $14.99
                             
                            Vello -  Off-Camera TTL Flash Cord for Nikon Cameras (1.5')
                            • You Pay: $14.95
                             

                            Flash Pouch

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                            LensCoat -  LensCoat FlashKeeper (Black)
                            • You Pay: $24.95
                             
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