Vivitar Power Zoom DF-283 Flash for Canon AF DSLR

Vivitar Power Zoom DF-283 Flash for Canon AF DSLR
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  • Bounce, zoom and swivel head
  • AF assist
  • Remote triggering
  • About this item

    The Vivitar DF-283 Shoe Mount Flash is an economical full-TTL enabled flash for digital SLR cameras. Featuring a flash reflecting plate this fully automatic, system-dedicated TTL auto flash creates beautiful lighting that greatly enhances your images. With the zoom, bounce, and swivel head, the shoe mount flash gives you immense creative opportunities for your photo shoots. You can cover focal length of 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm with the four-position zoom and allow for dimmer lighting with a horizontal swivel of 270 degrees. The Vivitar flash for Canon features a built-in slave function that enables it to be positioned off-camera, and triggers it by any second flash. You can attain focus in reduced light settings with a red focus beam, and increase your battery life with an auto-off incorporated power-saving circuitry. Red-eye reduction prevents the shoe mount flash from reflecting light off your target's eyes.

    Vivitar DF-283 Shoe Mount Flash

  • Bounce, zoom and swivel head
  • AF assist
  • Remote triggering
  • Accepts light modifiers
  • Power saving mode
  • Slave mode compatible
  • Specifications

    Depth: 4 in
    Height: 5.2 in
    Weight: 9.2 oz
    Width: 3 in
    Required Battery: 4 x battery - AA type
    Power Consumption: Recycling time - 0.3 - 7 sec - with 4 x AA type
    Type: Hot-shoe clip-on flash
    Guide Number (m / Iso 100): 42
    Supported Exposure Control: TTL
    Features: Red-eye reduction
    Lens Coverage: 28mm - 85mm
    Auto Shut-off: Yes
    Vertical Rotation Angle: +90 / 0
    Horizontal Rotation Angle: +180 / -90
    Hot Shoe Type: Olympus
    Red Eye Reduction: Yes
    Model No.: DF-283-OLY
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.1
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.0 x 4.75 x 3.0
    Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
    Origin of Components: Imported

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    terrible flash

    Customer review by jesusfreak312

    1.0 stars by jesusfreak312

    It's true you get what you pay for. This flash washed out all my photos - even when I had the flash pointing straight up. There's no way to adjust the power of the flash (not that I could find.) I couldn't return it fast enough.

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    Shepherdsville, KY
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Usage:Every few days
    great while it worked

    Customer review by sewingvet

    1.0 stars by sewingvet

    I took this out of the box, put in batteries, put it on my camera & it worked great. I used it again 6 weeks later and all was still good. Another two months I got it out again & it was dead. I put in fresh batteries and nothing. Dead as a hammer. I have since bought (and returned) 3 different flashes that didn't work as well as the pop-up flash on my camera. I have talked with 4 different technical support people. UGH! I'm very frustrated. I'm tempted to give this one a try again.

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    Dodge City, KS
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:2 - 3 months
    Usage:Once per month

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    by Geoge 5/25/2011
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    • A. Geoge [ George? ] This answer is a bit late, 3 years, but, as the title states, it is DEDICATED for Canon AF SLRs: Single-Lens Reflex. That-is a, bigger camera, that can use interchangeable lenses, and focuses through the same lens that captures the image. SO, YOUR ANSWER IS 'NO'. The Powershot series MIGHT have a couple of their "Pro" models, but most-all have a separate "viewfinder" lens, that you look-through. Of course, now, with the popularity of phone-cameras, and "selfies" some models have dropped the viewfinder, and the shot is made by looking at the screen. I have been a Pro photographer for a long time, and suggest that if you can find an "Old-time" Vivitar, with ONLY ONE CONTACT POINT. You will have a great flash :Vivitar 183, 283, etc., and it can be used on ANY "hot-shoe" mount camera. Being "dedicated", and with the red [infra-red] sensor, we see 2 or 3 "extra" contacts, along-with the 'main', center-contact, so that specific camera-series will work AUTOMATICALLY, being "dedicated" to its AF, lenses, and electronics. I have owned Vivitar flashes, older models, going-back to the film days, and they have been GREAT - the Viv183 , and worked on Canon, Nikon, Pentax, and other cameras. Buy a flash that is as powerful as you can afford, and avoid "direct" flash - swivel the flash to BOUNCE off the ceiling, wall, floor, or reflector, to avoid the harsh, "hard" shadows and highlights. Good Luck ... Mark, Michigan, USA , FEB, 2014.
      by MarkTPhoto3/1/2014
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    by adrsuhen 4/5/2012
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    • A. Hi "Ad" , almost all the flashes you see here, are "DEDICATED" to a specific Brand, sometimes specific models ONLY. That is for the "automatic" exposure (near or far, or flash "bounced" off ceiling). That is what TTL (Through-The-Lens) means. The camera measures the "incoming" light, and (theoretically) makes a good exposure. If you look at old film-cameras, the "hot-shoe" had only ONE metal contact, and older flashes also had only ONE metal "button" contact, to complete the circuit. If you look at the newer cameras, almost all have 3-or-4 contacts (look at "lying-down" pic for this flash). That is for the complicated electronics needed for "TTL", so you'll have to buy a flash "dedicated" to Olympus, or you may find a cheaper, "non-automatic", one-contact flash, that will work on any camera. Some of those have a sensor to "control themselves", or else you will have to calculate the proper exposure, (depending on distance), and set the aperture manually. Just spend some time taking shots of a person, at different distances, and find-out the best exposure for that distance (say, F/11 at 10 ft, F/8 at 15 ft., etc. ...) Always remember: digital photos are like the old slide-film, if you over-expose ("wash-out") to white, (e.g. someone's face) you have "lost" the info, and ruined the shot. NOTHING can retrieve an over-exposed digital shot (not Photoshop). Much better to under-expose a little, because then you can correct it by computer (make it lighter). I hope this helps, Good Luck... - Mark T., Lansing, Michigan, USA .
      by MarkTPhoto6/25/2014
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