The built-in variable power of the Vivitar 285HV auto professional flash provides you with fill flash and the ability to shoot properly exposed rapid-sequence pictures. This vertical bounce flash gives your photographs soft, professional lighting. The four f-stops give you control over the flash distance range and the depth of field, while the auto Thyristor circuitry allows for a faster recycling time as well as more flashes per set of batteries.
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Reliable Power Flash
from Oklahoma City
About Me Pro Photographer
Comments about Vivitar 285HV Auto Professional Flash:
Very good for the price. It does a great job on any scenario
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Would buy the same make and model again
from Spring Hill, FL
About Me Photo Enthusiast
I purchased my original 285 in the mid 1970's and am still using it today with my Canon DSLR. Works just as well today as it did in the 70's. Took a while to get use to all the settings,however, once mastered it can be used in almost any lighting condition.
A Clasic Flash
from St. Charles, MO
The Vivitar 285 is a classic. I bought my first ones in the 80"s and they still work like new. I bought this recent one to help with background lighting. I've also made a dummy battery pack and use a 6v 4.5 amp SLA battery to power them (5 sec recycle time). Beach Camera had the best price [...]
Time proven Vivitar 285s
By db walton
from Palmyra, NY
I bought two Vivitar 285HV flash units to use as slave flashes when on location. These have been around since the 70s and time has proven them to be real workhorses.