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Vivitar-df-183.33141346
8.2 out of 10

Vivitar Df-183

The Vivitar DF-183 Bounce Flash is fully automatic, and provides Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Vivitar Df-183

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

jacqA, Walmart
25 December 2013
Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

ljg6165, Walmart
29 October 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Listed specs are all wrong

acerimusdux, Adorama
3 December 2010
  • Excerpt: The listed specs are completely incorrect. This flash is less than half as powerful, and it has no zoom or swivel or variable power. Correct specs for this model are: <br /><br />Guide Number: 22m at 35mm <br />Zoom Range: 35mm only (no zoom)<br />Bounce Capability: Vertical bounce angle: 0&deg;, 45&deg;, 60&deg;, 75&deg;, 90&deg;<br />Power Selection: none<br />Special Features: Focus beam to assist in low light conditions, auto shutter speed setting<br />Recycle time:...
  • Pros: Bounce, Easy To Use, Inexpensive, Lightweight, TTL metering
  • Cons: No swivel, Not Durable, No zoom, Underpowered
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Overall 4
4.0

More photons please!

Targa86, Adorama
12 November 2010
  • Excerpt: On a PEN E-P1, this shoots underexposed. At 15 ft. this shoots about 3 EF low At 10 ft. it is closer to 2 EF low. At 2 ft. is is correct. Obviously this makes it hard to get good results without manual EF adjustments. In fact it really isn't any better than my old Vivitar 2000 that I've tested with this camera in Manual mode. Unfortunately the old Vivitar is not TTL so it would eventually damage my PEN. This new flash is at least safe for the camera.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Performance 10
10
Overall quality 10
10

Works as good as advertised

1photo, TigerDirect.com
3 October 2010
  • Summary: Clever bounce lighting design. Excellent external flash for my Canon S5 IS camera (the built-in flash circuit was blown by a regular flash) and TTL works as advertised.
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Overall 8
8.0

I got Two Of this

GetUphoto[@], Adorama
2 August 2010
  • Excerpt: i decide to use an inexpensive flash for the conditions were i do my shootings since is to humid but i was impressed by the fast recycling and after 8 months of shooting very day i had to buy a new one not bad for that price , i would buy another one if i have to...
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Recycling
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Overall 8
8.0

Good basic flash

Rick in AZ, Adorama
5 May 2010
  • Excerpt: The built in flash on my camera quit, and I didn't want to spend a lot to fix it, so, the easy solution was a cheap external flash. This one fit that need, and easily replaced the capability of the built in. It works OK, but I did find the range somewhat limited - more expensive flashes will shoot farther. But at [$] I can forgive it for that. The claim of 100 shots per set of batteries seems about right, but it will varry with the distance of your shots.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Weak Output
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Overall 8
8.0

Cheaply built but full featured.

Wildphotographer, Adorama
28 April 2010
  • Excerpt: The flash works with the camera very well. I bought it as a smaller flash for candid shots. It feels very lightweight and flimsy compared with my other flashes. The description says it takes 4 batteries; one reason I bought it. It only takes 2. A nice flash for little money.
  • Pros: Works well with camera
  • Cons: Flimsy
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Overall 2
2.0

SPECS GIVEN ARE NOT FOR THIS FLASH

Meagain, Adorama
20 October 2009
  • Excerpt: This flash is not at all what the advertising specs say. This is barely good enough for up close snapshots.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very bad news - avoid this item

Adorama
29 September 2009
  • Excerpt: The specs on all retailer websites for the DF-183 are incorrect. May be for another unit. Vivitar is now owned by Sakar. Check web reviews for their products. Ordered Vivitar 383 as replacement - failed right out of the box. Check web reviews before you waste your time.
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