Vivitar Digital Off Shoe Flash Cord for Pentax Cameras


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Vivitar : Picture 1 regular $13.15

About Vivitar

The VIV-FC-PEN Digital Off-Shoe Flash Cord is for all dedicated flash units for Pentax cameras. One end of the cord plugs into the hotshoe of the camera, and the other has a hotshoe connection for the flash. This allows the flash to be removed from the camera's hot shoe for creative lighting, but the flash still communicates with the camera.

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Pentax cameras
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Reviewed by 1 customers


Does not work


from Acton, MA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this off shoe flash cord to use with a Vivitar DF 383 flash on my Pentax K-x camera. The flash behaved normally on the camera's hot shoe with good exposures in TTL mode. Using the off-camera cord, the flash will only fire when the flash is set to 'manual' mode and will not fire when set to 'TTL,' making metering off camera impossible. I have seen similar comments for similar products sold under other brand names. It is impossible to know if this defect occurs randomly or is systemic to the product. I do not recommend purchase as it is essentially useless.


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Randi R  Does this work with manual flashes for off camera effects or only with programmable automatic flash units?
CHRIS P  The cord should work with any manual flash that would work if installed directly on the camera. That being said, I found this cord to be unreliable with any flash, and eventually just paid the extra dollars to get the genuine Pentax cord and shoes, which also allows for a much longer, uncoiled cord to be used.
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