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Vivitar 285HV Auto Professional Flash

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Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
A smart flash with a "sufficient light indicator" that allows you to make the most of your photos Variable power control with optional VP-1 Remote sensor capability Sufficient light indicator Illuminated calculator dial.

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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5 out of 5 stars   I own four of them. Nothing else to say.
By Camillefontz (Puerto Rico) June 17, 2014
Review submitted for Vivitar 285HV Auto Professional Flash (VIV285HV)
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Pros: Solid construction Reliable High power Inexpensive Easy to operate
Cons: Full manual (I'm used to this, but some people might find it difficult to use)
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5 out of 5 stars   Reliable Power Flash
By EImages (Oklahoma City) December 02, 2011
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Other Comments: Very good for the price. It does a great job on any scenario
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Would buy the same make and model again
By Frank (Spring Hill, FL) August 07, 2011
Review submitted for Vivitar 285HV Auto Professional Flash (VIV285HV)
Pros: Powerful, Long-Lasting, Good Color Value, Durable
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Other Comments: 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.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   A Clasic Flash
By Chip (St. Charles, MO) May 27, 2011
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Pros: Versatile, Powerful Output
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Other Comments: 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 [...]
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Time proven Vivitar 285s
By db walton (Palmyra, NY) May 19, 2011
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Pros: Lightweight, Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Great price, Powerful Output
Cons: Slow Recycling, Flimsy housing
Other Comments: 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.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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