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Vivitar-df-293.33140626
8.5 out of 10

Vivitar DF 293

Great Deal: $79.99

Reviews and Problems with Vivitar DF 293

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Overall 10
10

Fantastic

Audioblind, B&H Photo
15 May 2014
  • Excerpt: No other flash in this price range comes close. Works exactly as advertised and is fantastic in full manual, as an off camera flash whith a radio trigger. I would like to be able to turn the power down even more sometimes to 1/32 or 1/64 for when you need just alittle light in tight quarters, but for the most part this is my new favorite for a great price!
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Overall 10
10

Works Great

NoTime2Exit, Adorama
28 May 2013
  • Excerpt: For the money this flash unit does exactly as claimed. Works great with the Sony Alpha DSLR SLT A37, the camera controls the flash as expected. Pivoting flash head great for bouncing.
  • Pros: Value
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Good flash for the price

Adorama
10 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Overall I am happy with this flash. I put it on my Sony a500, and it works great. The LCD on the back is helpful, and the flash allows you to switch between auto or manual modes. My only complaint is that it seems to take a while to recycle. Other than that, this is a great little flash.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
  • Cons: Slow Recycling
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Overall 4
4.0

Worked well until it just quit!

Bama photo girl, Adorama
13 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I had this flash for 7 months and it worked fine for the money except it really went through the batteries. But it just quit working all of a sudden in the middle of a photo shoot. Now it is a very expensive paper weight.
  • Pros: Easy To Use
  • Cons: Slow Recycling
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Overall 8
8.0

Powerful and adaptable

rikipedia, B&H Photo
6 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I have a DSLR with built-in-flash but it is weak and set right above the lens, as most are. Lots of red eye shots. The Vivitar has great reach with it's extendable snout and all the power I need. Lifting the flash away from the lens also avoids red-eyed monsters. The carry case is too tight and there's no separate place to store batteries. However, the description above, provided by B&H is incomplete This flash has settings for 28,35,50 and 85 mm focal lengths also.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output
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Overall 10
10

Product review, Vivitar DF293

D.C. Bryant, Adorama
17 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I did a shoot in Central Park under the bridge and it came out fantastic...I am enjoying this product as of yet.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Load And Program, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output
  • Cons: Slow Recycling
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Happy

Adorama
3 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I was very pleased with this product. Only been able to use it a few times, but it worked like a charm so far.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Powerful Output
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Recycling
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Overall 8
8.0

Very great product!

Elisha, Adorama
26 July 2012
  • Excerpt: This product is great because it has fairly quick recycling time, is very easy to use for a first time flash, and it has a strong, consistent output. The only downside is the battery location. Be careful when closing and opening because it feels like it could break off. Other than that, I would recommend this to anyone!
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Flash

Grizzbear, Adorama
7 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I use it for fill flash for macro photography. I have only had it for a couple of weeks & have not been out in the field much lately but so far really like the difference it makes in my macro shots.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Great flash

Leonard, Adorama
13 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I've been looking for a flash for my A100 (and now my A77). Works great for both.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
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