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Vivitar

Vivitar 285HV Non-Dedicated Shoe Mount Flash with a Maximum Guide Number of 140 at ISO 100

SKU: VV285HV MFR: VIV-285HV
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About the Vivitar 285HV

The Performance Flash

The Vivitar 285HV is commonly used for Fill flash, General purpose, Night photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports photography and more.The Vivitar 285HV is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Vivitar 285HV is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Vivitar 285HV: Consistent output, Durable, Easy to use, Fast recycling, Good power output, Lightweight and Versatile.

Vivitar 285HV Includes

  • PC-flash sync Cord, 28mm WideAngle Panel Diffuser

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Durable (34) , Consistent output (30) , Easy to use (28) , Good power output (23) , Fast recycling (22) , Versatile (12) , Lightweight (11)
Cons:
Heavy / bulky (12) , Heavy (10) , Slow recycling (4)
Best Uses:
General purpose (38) , Portraits (26) , Fill flash (20) , Night photography (15) , Photojournalism (6) , Sports photography (4) , Back-up (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (15) , Semi-pro photographer (7) , Pro photographer (7) , Semi-professional (6) , Photo enthusiast (5) , Professional (3) , Tech savvy (1) , Advanced amatuer (1) , Casual user (1) , Casual photographer (1) , Film professional (1)

Vivitar 285HV Features

  • Powerful automatic exposure range to 70 ft
  • Guide Number: 120 (ISO100/ft.)
  • Control flash distance range and depth of field with four auto f/stop settings
  • Auto Thyristor circuitry for more flashes and faster recycle time
  • Vertical bounce flash for softer, professional quality lighting
  • Built-in variable power for convenient fill flash and rapid sequence photography
  • Removable sensor for off-camera automatic flash with optional cord

Vivitar 285HV Specifications

Type Shoe Mount
Guide Number 70' at 28mm, 100' at 35mm, 120' at 50mm, 140' at 105mm
Zoom Range Yes (35mm, 50mm, 105mm)
Bounce Capability Yes, 0, 45, 60 & 90 Degrees
Swivel Capability No
Auto Settings Auto Distance Range 2-11'/ 2-15' / 5-30' / 6-60' at 50mm
4 Auto F/Stops f/2, f/4, f/ 8, f/11
Angle of Coverage 28-105mm (with W/A Adapter), 70-27 Degrees
Recycle Time 4 AA Batteries 10.4 sec
NC-3 NiCads 5 sec
HVP-1 (w/E497 & NC3) 1.25 sec
HVP-1 (w/R8-510 & NC3) 1.5 sec.
PPG-1 (w/NC-3 in grip & flash) 3.8 sec.
SB-4 (w/4 AA Alkalines in flash) 4.8 sec.
Power Source 4 AA Batteries
NC-3 NiCads
HVP-1 (w/E497 & NC3)
HVP-1 (w/R8-510 & NC3)
PPG-1 (w/NC-3 in grip & flash)
SB-4 (w/4 AA Alkalines in flash)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4" x 5.2" x 4.2"
Weight 14.9 oz. (423g)
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