Vivitar SF-4000 Bounce Zoom Slave Flash

Vivitar SF-4000 Bounce Zoom Slave Flash

Vivitar SF-4000 Bounce Zoom Slave Flash

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Product Highlights

  • Zoom Head with 3 Positions
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Wireless Slave Functionality
  • Instant Sync & Skip Pre-Flash Settings
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
  • Flash Bracket Included
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Vivitar SF-4000 overview

  • 1Description

The SF-4000 Bounce Zoom Slave Flash from Vivitar can be used as both a normal bounce zoom flash with tilt up to 90° or as a slave. This flash features 4 slave modes that allow it to work with cameras that fire their built-in flash immediately or cameras that have a single or multiple flash red eye reduction system. The SF-400 has a multi-angle 3-position zoom head that covers wide angle, normal, and telephoto distances. It runs on 4 AA batteries.

3 position zoom head (Wide, Normal and Tele)
Multi-angle bounce flash head
Uses 4 AA batteries
UPC: 681066554456
In the Box
Vivitar SF-4000 Bounce Zoom Slave Flash
  • Camera Hot Shoe Bracket
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Vivitar SF-4000 specs

    Mount Shoe
    Exposure Control Manual
    Bounce Head 0 to +90°
    Swivel Head None
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Slave Timing Modes Instant Sync
    Skip Preflash
    Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Lithium Batteries
    Weight 14.7 oz / 416.7 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 4.6 x 2.7"

    Vivitar SF-4000 reviews

    SF-4000 Bounce Zoom Slave Flash is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 38.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inexpensive solution for product photography My daughter has a Nikon Coolpix L840 that does not have a hot-shoe. So, lighting for product photography is a bit of a challenge. The Vivitar SF4000 is a perfect solution, since it can be used as a slave flash with just about any camera even if the onboard flash does pre-flashes. Used with inexpensive Rogue FlashBender bounce cards to shape and direct the light, she is now able to shoot her artwork with near professional results. The 5 stars reflect the price/performance for the specific product photography situation they were bought to solve. These are NOT the world's best flash units for other applications.
    Date published: 2016-03-07
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Should Have Trusted the Other Reviews I bought this unit for use as a portrait fill flash. Right out of the box it refused to work. Using fresh new batteries, the ready light would glow but the test button wouldn't fire it. Thinking the batteries might be stale, I tried another set with the same results. I tried evrything I could think of, and nothing would get this unit to fire. Vivitar -- once a proud old name representing quality -- is now just another way to spell JUNK! Do not buy this product. (It got one star only because zero is not an option.)
    Date published: 2011-12-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Like its price: cheap. I bought this flash to use in conjunction with my Canon point-and-shoot digital camera. I particularly wanted its bounce feature, to use off-camera. There were problems: 1. Poor construction. Parts didn't fit too well, and the controls were hard to manipulate. Labels were tacky. The whole flash could have been made more sturdily. 2. The test button fired once, then quit. 3. The bounce flash worked the few first times, then quit. I had read the reviews here, noting that the ratings were about 1/2 pro and 1/2 con. I took them into consideration and decided to get it. Result: I was not pleased. But I should have expected that from its relatively low price. If well built and working, this should price out at $50-$75.
    Date published: 2011-12-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk I wasn't expecting a whole lot because of price, but I expected it to work. Photographers giving it 4 or 5 stars somehow got lucky. The flash I received will work twice and stop. Test button doesn't function. Turn it off and wait an hour and maybe it will work again....for two photos. STAY AWAY!!
    Date published: 2012-12-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Flash, Outstanding Value I purchased the flash as a slave flash to use with my Canon and Fuji point and shoot digital cameras. It is easy to use and can be adjusted for cameras that utilize a pre-flash. It uses AA batteries which is a plus. As a supplemental flash it does the job and throws a lot of light. I am very pleased with the look of my photos. When using a point and shoot camera, the flash is bigger than the camera.
    Date published: 2010-01-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great inexpensive slave flash I use the Vivitar Bounce as a slave flash to make a quick key light when I use on-camera speedlight to help speed up cycle time on flash. Couldn't afford a second speedlight right away so I thought I would try it. Worked like a charm. Easy to set up and use, nice output, no misfires W/I 20 feet or so of primary flash. Inexpensive. Wish it didn't fire when the timing flash goes off on my 7D in triggering off-camera speedlights. It would just be a little more versitile.
    Date published: 2010-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the price, a great handy unit... I have three of the SF4000 I use for fill flash when doing wildlife photography outdoors at night. They trigger reliably from a camera 50 feet away. I use a quart sized zip-lock bag to weather proof them which to date has been very successful, my theory is that for the money, if one does get wet or damaged, it can be easily replaced. For the money,these are a great workhorse unit...
    Date published: 2011-04-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It is what it is First one I received was broken. B&H graciously sent me another one. It's cheaply made, mainly because it IS cheap. The tilting head will barely hold its own weight and with the slightest movement it will shift. If you want a serviceable flash and can't afford a more expensive model, this will do, but you can't be rough with it.
    Date published: 2015-02-11
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