Lightweight non-TTL automatic Flashes.

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sshapiro Regular Member • Posts: 428
Re: Lightweight non-TTL automatic Flashes.

Ellis Vener wrote:

sshapiro wrote:

Ellis Vener wrote:

Sounds like you are looking for a Vivitar 283 or 285.

I still have a Vivitar 283 that I bought over 30 years ago. I seem to recall that it produces a very high voltage at the hot shoe that would damage modern cameras.

That's true. But at least one company made a voltage regulating cold shoe fo 283 and 285s. A double blade sync cable plugged into it. Maybe they are still made and sold by Paramount ?If If it still works, and if use a radio triggering system you can use it as an as an off camera flash without problems. ,

It's good to know the flash is still usable. I don't think I will do anything with it, so maybe I should make it available on ebay. It would be better to put it in service than put it in a landfill.

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