Vivitar 285HV Non-Dedicated Shoe Mount Flash Kit, with 4 AA Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) 2300 mAH Rechargeable Batteries with with 2-Hour AA & AAA Quick Charger, 110/220 volt & Car Charger

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Vivitar 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 Specifications

Shoe Mount
Guide Number
70' @28mm, 100' @35mm, 120' @50mm, 140' @105mm
Zoom Range
Yes (35mm, 50mm, 105mm)
Bounce Capability
Yes, 0°, 45°, 60°, 90°
Swivel Capability
Auto Settings
Auto Distance Range 2-11'/ 2-15' / 5-30' / 6-60' @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"
14.9 oz. (423g)

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 1 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good flash, batteries don't fit it


from Austin, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

Love the flash...solid product for a good price. I bought this "package" because it is the same price as the flash alone, so I got a battery charger and rechargeable batteries out of the deal. The batteries however are larger diameter than standard aa batteries so they have a hard time fitting into the flash AND they appear to be incompatible with the flash itself. I could never get the unit to fire reliably with these batteries, had to resort to standard alkaline AA's to get it to work.

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