Vivitar SF3000 Digital Slave Flash with Built-In Slave for Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR Camera

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About Vivitar SF3000

The Vivitar SF3000 Slave Flash can be used for both direct hot shoe photography (when switched to "Normal Mode") and remote flash photography (when switched to "Slave On"). This flash also features four slave modes that allow it to work with cameras that fire their built in flash instantaneously or cameras that have a single or multiple flash red eye reduction system.

Vivitar SF3000 Features

  • Auto Pre-Flash Sensor
  • Built In Digital Slave
  • Includes Camera Hot Shoe Bracket
  • Ultra Light Weight Compact Design

Vivitar SF3000 Specifications

Compatible with
Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR Cameras
Warranty
Vivitar warranty
Mfr #
VIVSF3000
SKU
VVSF3000

Vivitar SF3000 Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers

 
1.0

Dont buy it

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from Oxford, NC based  -  Semi-Professional

The good part is it is indeed a flash and better built than I expected but the positives stop there. I needed a flash and as I couldnt afford one of the expensive models so I picked this. I figured at least according to vivitar's website you can use it on your camera's hotshoe. The problem is it only works once then you have to switch it off or to slave mode then back to normal again to use it with your camera otherwise it wont flash. It doesnt even include any sort of lens cloth as was listed so forget that as well. The only thing that this flash has on it that is useful is the test button so you can manually trigger it but fair warning it only does full. It wont do low or high or anything but if you can time it right with the shutter it might be useful. The only good thing that came out of this box was the bracket which is at least of decent quality but it only feels like a consolation for the flash. I would suggest to anyone looking for a cheap flash to pick any other one. I realize I may have been expecting too much from a $14 flash but I did at least expect it to actually do the job I bought it for. Now to send it back it would cost basically half of what I paid for it so im probably just going to toss the flash and use the bracket. All I can really say is I wont be buying a vivtar flash ever again.

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RICHARD R  Can you fire the flash manually by hand?
WILLIAM M  Yes, it has a test button. I tested the test button, but have not used it to take a photo.
RICHARD R  ALL: Thanks. I bought the flashgun and it does what I need. Please close this question - it has been resolved.
RICHARD R  Can you fire the flash manually by hand?
WILLIAM M  Yes, it has a test button. I tested the test button, but have not used it to take a photo.
RICHARD R  ALL: Thanks. I bought the flashgun and it does what I need. Please close this question - it has been resolved.
Shopper  Canon EOS 7D is specified. Will it work with other Canon DSLRs, like my 20D and 50D? If so, why is it described as 7D specific?
Andrew R  I'm not sure why the 7D has been specified here, Vivitar indicates that this unit is not dedicated and provides the following list of compatible Canon cameras: Powershot A1200, Powershot A1200IS, Powershot A2200, Powershot A300IS, Powershot A3100IS, Powershot A3200IS, Powershot A490, Powershot A495, Powershot A800, Powershot D10, Powershot ELPH 100 HS, Powershot ELPH 300 HS, Powershot ELPH 500 HS, Powershot G12, Powershot S95, Powershot SD 1300 IS, Powershot SD 1400 IS, Powershot SD 4000 IS, Powershot SX130IS, Powershot SX20IS, Powershot SX210IS, Powershot SX220IS, Powershot SX230IS, Powershot SX30IS
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