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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.
Vivitar 285HV (233965) Flash
$76.00 - $139.95
pros: Great for portraits, and distance shots. Wonderful for large group photographs
cons: Heavy and a battery hog unless you have a battery pack
purchasing my 2nd 285 flash
I bought my Vivitar 285 flash in 1983. I traveled around the world with it. I used it through art sc... See Full Review
pros: Reliable,powerful,versatile easy to use. Has different power settings and also different auto flash ranges.
cons: Top heavy and plastic shoe instead of metal.
A trusty workhorse
I have had my Vivitar 285 for many years without any problems. I like the fact that it is automatic... See Full Review
pros: straightforward and easy to use, consistent exposures, durable.
cons: old-timey boxy design, slower recycling time than newer flashes
Vivitar 285HV Flash a good piece of equipment
I have used this flash for a long time to shoot everything from portrait photography to live music.... See Full Review
pros: Powerful, wide-angle coverage
cons: Heavy and bulky. Can't use the light sensor off-unit without using an expensive cord
Vivitar 285HV Flash
I was fairly pleased with this flash unit - its quite powerful (more than I usually need), has sever... See Full Review