Excerpt: I wanted a TTL compatible flash for my FZ200 and didn't want to spend more than I did for the camera. The Vivitar name is trusted so I bought the DF383. I works pretty well and seems to communicate properly with the camera.Only complaint I have is that it won't work with NMIH rechargeable batteries. Just to check it out, neither will my old Vivitar 285. Must be a Vivitar thing. What's with that, Vivitar.
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
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.
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
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.