Vivitar DF186 Digital TTL Shoe Mount 4-Way Bounce/Swivel Auto-Focus Flash and Slave for Sony Digital SLR Cameras, Guide Number 30m (98')

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About Vivitar DF186

• The Vivitar DF-186 Speedlite Flash is fully automatic, and provides true throughthe lens operation for seamless flash photography. The light weight, ultra compact design allows you to bring a powerful lighting solution wherever you go.
• It features a four position tilt head, letting you bounce light off of walls andceilings.
• The 270 degree swivel allows you to turn the flash away from the subject. Along with the included flash diffuser, your subjects will have softer lighting, eliminating hot-spots and hard shadows.
• The DF-186 lets you shoot perfectly lit photos from further distances. The auto focus assist lamp provides accurate focusing, even in low light situations.
• The power saving circuitry incorporates an auto-off element, preserving battery life and improving recycle times.
• If you want to step up from the uneven and underpowered built in flash on your camera without breaking the bank, this is the perfect flash for you.

Vivitar DF186 Features

  • Red Eye Reduction
  • Auto Focus / TTL Metering
  • Guide Number 30m
  • Power Saving Functions
  • Focus Beam to Assist in Low Light
  • Flash Readiness Indication in Viewfinder
  • 4 Way Flash:
  • Bounce Up/Down; Swivel Left/Right
  • 270 degree Swivel
  • Swivel Position left 45 / right 45
  • Built-in Slave Function
  • Recycle time: 0.3-10 seconds
  • Power Source 4x AA Batteries

Vivitar DF186 Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers


Good for the money.


from tx  -  Casual Photographer

good for the money. the flash when point straight to subject was weak. But a bounce flash is good.


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Shopper  Is this flash compliant with the sony dcs v3?
Helen O  While this flash unit may fit your DSC-V3, it has been designed to be compatible with Sony brand DLSRs and may not function properly with your camera.
J D  will this work with a Sony DSC-H20 for an external flash. The camera has built in, but I have a shoe bar 6" long. When I use a wide or tele lens I get shadows on pictures at the bottom because of the built in flash blocks out some of it. The built in flash isn't high enough for adapter lenses I bought extra. I have two different shoe bars I use, L bar & a level 6" straight one. I was using a Zeikos slave that works & sometimes doesn't. Looking for a better slave flash takes 1/4 in thread.will this do the trick and give me better then 25ft?
Andrew R  This item is designed for use with digital SLRs and may not function as expected when used with your DSC-H20.
Shopper  Will this work with a Sony A-290 without adapter?
SUNIL K  If it is SLR body - it might work. I am not sure.
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