Which flash to use?

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Svein Eriksen Senior Member • Posts: 2,191
Re: Which flash to use?

TTL with a Pentax K1000 isn't possible so you wont get more "integrated" auto than the Vivitar 283 offer. The 283 was an excellent flash for it's time. Fairly powerful with GN 36 in meters at ISO 100 and one of the first with thyristor so it use just the part of the charge that's needed.

One problem with early 283s were high trigger voltage, but that's already been covered in several posts. Another disadvantage were only four apertures too choose from in auto mode and which apertures changed with ISO so increasing ISO wont help for range in auto mode.

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