Vivitar DF-283

Vivitar DF-283 features Angle of Coverage 75 to 28° (28-85mm lens in 35mm format); TTL Dedication; Bounce Head; Swivel Head; Zoom Head 28-85mm (manual zoom); Recycle Time 0.3-7.0 seconds; Power Source 4x 1.5V “AA” batteries (alkaline, lithium, NiCad & NiMH). The Vivitar DF-283 measures 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.0″ (132 x 102 x 77mm) and weighs 9.2 oz (260g) (without batteries).

Overall Rating: ★★★★★ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Vivitar DF-283 User Reviews

Great Flash by Vivitar
“I was really struggling to justify over $400 for a Canon Speedlite when I came across the Vivitar DF283 shoe mounted flash at Amazon. Having owned a Vivitar flash before, I was aware of the quality of their products. As soon as I received it I put it to the test. It functioned perfectly. It has 4 zoom positions from 28-85mm. It swivels and tilts for bounce flash. It comes with a diffuser, a bounce card, cleaning kit and 4 batteries. I am quite pleased with this flash and it’s capabilities. It is well worth the investment and I still have enough for a new lense. “ – By W. F. Lehman
Rating: ★★★★★

Vivitar DF283 Flash
“We have not used this flash extensively yet but so far it has performed as most reviews said it would. Amazed at how it fills in the dark spots in photos we had not realized were there before. Easy to use, bought for my wife who is an amatuer photographer. She just slid it on and started shooting. Good flash at a good price as we had been told, you won’t be sorry. Maybe a more soficticated flash in the future might be in order but this one will certainly do the job as long as i can see.” – By nickel-black
Rating: ★★★★★

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Features & Specifications

Vivitar DF-283 Features & Specifications

The Vivitar DF-283 Shoe Mount Flash is a fully automatic, system-dedicated shoe mount flash, featuring full TTL flash support for digital SLR cameras such as the Canon line. Although it is an economical and simple to use flash, it still provides some extra features like bounce & swivel, and a manual zoom head and outputs a substantial amount of light.

Bounce, Zoom, & Swivel Head
Flash has vertical bounce of 90° and horizontal swivel of 270°, with zoom settings of 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm

AF Assist
Autofocus auxiliary lamp helps the camera to focus in low-light situations

Accepts Light Modifiers
Includes reflecting plate & wide angle diffuser

Power Saving
Circuitry incorporates an auto-off power saving element

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