Which flash to use?

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Overrank Senior Member • Posts: 2,476
Re: Which flash to use?

brandon77 wrote:

Overrank wrote:

brandon77 wrote:

Overrank wrote:

brandon77 wrote:

Overrank wrote:

If you haven’t already, read the manual ( it’s amongst this list https://www.butkus.org/chinon/vivitar_flashes/vivitar_flash_units.htm ). In particular read about the various automatic modes ( yellow, red, blue and purple ).

I am using these, to get my readings

Put it in red mode, at f/8 that gives you a range of 1.2m to 9m with 400AsA film.

Whereabouts do you see between 1.2 m and nine? All I can see is F8 and 9 m

page 24 of https://www.cameramanuals.org/flashes_meters/vivitar_283_larger.pdf

Oh Thankyou. I didn’t even know that existed. I wonder with that kind of range, what the chances are that you’ll get the right exposure. Have you worked with this?

I’ve used “computer” (automatic exposure) flashes in the past, but I think I had the 285 rather than the 283.   I use a Nikon SB-15 on my Nikon FM and use the automatic exposure settings and they work OK.  In the end it’s a single on camera flash so you can only really bounce it, you’re not going to do much in the way of light modifiers etc.

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