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!
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: 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
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.