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Vivitar 285HV
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Vivitar 285HV

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Expert Review

The Phoblographer
14 June 2012
  • Conclusion: In the end, I recommend the Vivitar 285HV for any photographer looking to learn the basics of camera flashes and that will want a powerful and well built flash for their needs. My only major peeve with it was that it ate through my Duracell rechargable batteries too fast, but not my Pearstone or...
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Vivitar 285HV Review

Pop Photo
16 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Solid. Sturdy. Hefty. Old school. Mention "Vivitar 285" to photographers who've been around a while and those are the words that come to mind. The 285 (and its cousin, the 283), were long considered "workhorse" strobe units by working pros and have been around in various incarnations since 1972.
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