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Vivitar DF400MZ

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Overall 8
8.0

A great flash for a fair price.

f4fwildcat, B&H Photo
30 March 2009
  • Summary: I have used this flash a couple of times and have been very happy with the results. It is a little noisy, but I can live with that. It has a little weight to it, but with 4 AA batteries, no more so than what you would expect. I have had several Vivitar products in the past. I have yet to be greatly disappointed.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output, Versatile
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy and cheap flash

figundim, B&H Photo
27 March 2009
  • Summary: It's cheap, a little bulky, it has an incorporated diffuser that can be slided in any time, it works properly!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Powerful Output, Versatile
  • Cons: Bulky
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice little flash

SRV, B&H Photo
17 March 2009
  • Summary: Very easy to use. I like the bounce flash feature.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Vivitar DF400MZ

restonned, B&H Photo
18 February 2009
  • Summary: I'm a nature shooter and this flash has done wonders for me. It is great at fill light situations and with its adjusting head and diffuser and bounce screen it comes through every time. It is a little heavy but thats mostly battery weight and something you probably cant get away from.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Versatile
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Flash!

Doug, B&H Photo
12 February 2009
  • Summary: Use it on camera, with rechargeable AAs. Recharge time is less than 2 seconds in automatic mode. In full-power its about 5 seconds. For the price, this is the best little flash you can buy. Works great as a slave flash too. The zooming is a little annoying, and I don't really use it. I just set it to manual and set it all the way forward and leave it there. It adds weight to my camera, which is not a con to me, I like it to be heavy and not light and flimsy.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Auxiliary Flash

Di, B&H Photo
8 February 2009
  • Summary: Good 2nd light. It is not a replacement for the Canon 580 EX II but it is an inexpensive durable flash that I use with my 580. Good for portraits and general photography.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Better than expected for the price

PhotoBob, B&H Photo
4 February 2009
  • Summary: I read reviews all over the internet, trying to find a flash for my D200 that wouldn't break the bank. I finally settled on the DF400z. Yes, as most reviewers on the net will tell you, it doesn't feel as "solid" as a Nikon, but it also isn't as heavy. It works perfectly in iTTL and all other modes. The swivel and bounce have taken my photos to a whole new level....and finally....no more red eye!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

df400mzflash

muddy, B&H Photo
29 January 2009
  • Summary: it is the perfect unit for my abilities and applications. The staff at B&H have been awesome. They have helped me figure out what I needed and why. I am very happy with my setup matching my skills and usage.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
  • Cons: Slow Recycling
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Overall 8
8.0

A no frills flash!

Brain the Photo Guy, B&H Photo
27 January 2009
  • Summary: Flash was better than expected. I keep this as a back up to my SB-800's. The option of using it as an optical slave is a real plus in my book!
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
  • Cons: Plastic case is delicate
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Overall 6
6.0

Did not appear to use TTL in bounce mode

nykaver, B&H Photo
19 January 2009
  • Summary: I liked the idea of being able to bounce both in portrait and landscape. The Auto zoom head and built in diffuser is nice. Exposure was good straight on. However, I had a big problem with overexposure in bounce mode, both high and average ceiling heights. It seemed to shoot a full-power flash in bounce. The buttons are a little cheesy too. I'm returning for an SB-400 even though it won't bounce in portrait.
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