Vivitar DF-683 Radio Wireless TTL Power Zoom Flash for Nikon Cameras

Vivitar DF-683 Radio Wireless TTL Power Zoom Flash for Nikon Cameras

Vivitar DF-683 Radio Wireless TTL Power Zoom Flash for Nikon Cameras


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Product Highlights

  • Built-In Radio System with 98' Range
  • Compatible with Nikon i-TTL
  • Guide Number: 177' at ISO 100 and 180mm
  • Zoom Range: 18-180mm
  • Tilts from -7 to 90°
  • Rotates Left & Right 180°
  • Strobe Mode & External Power Port
  • Recycle Time: 0.3-3 Seconds
  • High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
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With radio TTL functions and compatibility with Nikon cameras featuring i-TTL, the DF-683 Radio Wireless TTL Power Zoom Flash from Vivitar provides users with a powerful wireless flash unit with a guide number of 177' at ISO 100 and 180mm. The DF-683 is also quite versatile with a zoom range from 18-180mm and the head can tilts from -7 to 90° and rotates 360°. The radio function also works in both a master or slave mode with the ability to transmit settings wirelessly.

Manual modes allow power to be set from 1/1 to 1/128 in 1/3 EV steps. Recycle times are quite fast form 0.3 to 3 seconds depending on power output and additional settings like 2nd curtain and high speed sync can be activated. Strobe, or multi-flash, is available as well for creative effects. The rear has an LCD for checking and adjusting settings and the DF-683 can run on 4 AA batteries or an optional power pack. Additionally, it includes a soft case and diffuser cap.

Optical slave triggering with multiple pre-flash settings
PC terminal for off-camera triggering
Wireless range of 66-98' indoors and 33-49' outdoors
Color temperature of about 5500K
Built-in wide-angle diffuser and bounce card
UPC: 681066336694
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Vivitar DF-683 Radio Wireless TTL Power Zoom Flash for Nikon Cameras
  • Flash Stand
  • Extra Wide Angle Diffuser
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Vivitar DF-683 specs

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    Guide No. 177.17' / 54 m ISO 100 at 180 mm Position
    Vari-Power 1/1 to 1/128
    Bounce Head Yes, -7 to +90°
    Swivel Head Yes, 360°
    Zoom Head Full Frame: 18 - 180 mm
    Off-Camera Terminal PC
    Recycle Time Approximately 0.3 to 3 Seconds
    Flash Duration 1/200 to 1/20000 sec
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Wireless Operation Method: RF
    Distance: Up to 98.43' / 30 m
    Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.0 x 7.9 x 2.2" / 75.0 x 200.0 x 57.0 mm
    Weight 13.23 oz / 375 g
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    Package Weight 1.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.3 x 5.2 x 3.8"

    Vivitar DF-683 reviews

    DF-683 Radio Wireless TTL Power Zoom Flash for Nikon Cameras is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Vivitar Flash for Nikon Well...its not a high quality flash like Nikons,you get what you pay for. It works and thats all i need.iTTL only works accurate if you set the zoom/lens on the back of the Vivitar menu to the proper mm that matches your lens.(ex:35mm,105mm,180mm).I did not use as multi flash,i only purchased one.It does work off camera as a slave with the on camera flash. As others said,it uses up the batteries rather quickly.(4 AA Duracells not included)White Balance seams accurate(5500k).The plastic included stand features a 1/4-20 socket for mounting on a stand.Flash has a beep when you turn the flash on or off,also when its ready to fire(menu function C.Fn-14 turns beep on or off)
    Date published: 2016-04-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never functioned correctly I was shooting a series of rehearsals for a stage show, and was scheduled to also shoot the live performances. My Nikon SB-600 flash died suddenly. I ordered the Vivitar DF-683, and while waiting for it to arrive, I used my 40 year old Vivitar 550FD (with a thyristor sensor, but no TTL). When the DF-683 came in, I found I could never get consistent exposure. I at first thought it was the variable and strangely colored stage lighting, but I later took it on a trip and tried it under many different conditions, and concluded that the flash was defective. I returned it in exchange for a Vivitar DF-372, which has been very satisfactory, and has no problems with consistent exposure. Both the new Vivitar flashes produce a light that is a bit purpleish, compared to the 40 year old Vivitar, which is more yellow, and more pleasing to my eye. But the i-TTL of course gives more accurate exposure in many conditions.
    Date published: 2016-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm for me.... I have 3 I use off camera with wireless triggers... At a 3rd of the price of a 910. I got 3 for the price of 1 910. So far so good!!
    Date published: 2014-11-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Alternative Built in RF transceiver. With multiple units you can have wireless off camera capability without extra hardware like Pocket Wizard. Each unit can be either a master or slave. A master can control three groups independently., both manual and iTTL. More expensive than most Yongyuo's, but 1/4 the price of a Nikon Speedlight. They seem a bit bulky and weighty, but I really do not have day to day use of the competitors to compare. I have 3; I will likely buy a 4th.
    Date published: 2015-11-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Opening A Whole New World I've always been an existing light photographer because I never liked how flash pictures looked, or should I say on-camera flash pictures. This Vivitar flash, with the ability to direct the flash for bouncing off the ceiling or walls to avoid the harsh shadows I'd normally try to avoid has expanded my bag of tricks. And to be able to use it as a slave unit OFF of the camera and really start to get creative is making photography fresh for me again. If you've avoided flash photography because you weren't sure, get one of these units, you won't regret it.
    Date published: 2016-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two is better than one If you are wanting a portrait studio that functions well for home use but don't want to spend $1000's for a set of studio lights this flash is an inexpensive alternative. An advantage is that it is lightweight and portable. It also functions as a great flash on its own for a fraction of the cost of Nikon 910 flash. I purchased this flash to use as a slave for a home studio. Using this flash with an umbrella gives great results. I like the power settings (1-1, 1-2,1-4...1-128). This gives me a lot of control. The beep sound is great - it lets you know the flash went off each time and when it is ready. You must be careful the flash doesn't go to sleep. It won't wake up automatically when using as a slave. You need to touch the power button on the flash to wake up and it works. I originally thought the flash wasn't operating correctly. It does use batteries. However, if you want a lightweight portable lighting system these lights work great. After using this with my main flash, I ordered a second one of these to use as a hair or background light. Light output with an umbrella is good. I can shoot at ISO 100 at f5.6 from 6-8 feet away. This works well for portraits of 1-3 people. I love the 180 degree rotation of the head. The i-TTL feature seems accurate on my D810. The base works well as it is very stable. I've only had the flash a few weeks. I hope it lasts for years. I've never had a flash stop working.
    Date published: 2016-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted! I've only had it for a few days, but I'm impressed with this flash so far! Easy to adjust to exactly how you need it and has a lot of features. Worth the money!!
    Date published: 2014-12-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Can't get them to work in remote or master modes... Once revered Vivitar as an dependable product, practically synonymous with nikon,but since my last encounter with these flashes... I've become disenchanted with Vivitar's quality and customers service. I've recently purchased two Vivitar DF-683 flashes, but could not get the flashes to work in the master or remote modes. Subsequently, I've read the directions numerous times -- trying to trigger-off my other flashes... I presently own three Yongnuo YN565EX flashes, and one Nikon SB 700 flash. These flashes work with each other in remote modes and even with master/ command mode -- in the Nikon SB-700, but none of the flashes -- can trigger or be triggered by the Vivitar 683 -- when in the remote or master modes. I've even tried getting a replacement order of the two Vivitar flashes and had the same problem. Hence, I've given up --- due to lack of product support and sent them back for the Nissin Di 866 flash!!! Who'd ever running Vivitar now, is definitely not concerned with customer service...
    Date published: 2016-02-23
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