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This flash was originally sold as a dedicated (sort-off)version of the Vivitar 2800. While “D” stands for “Dedicated”, it did not support TTL in any shape or form, it just made sure compatible camera automatically set the x-sync speed and displayed the flash ready light in the viewfinder. These days, it can be considered a generic auto thyristor flash with two auto aperture ranges (f/2 and f/4 @ ISO 100).
Original kit included four colour panels (red, blue, yellow, tungsten), and a wide angle panel to extend coverage to match a 35 mm FX lens.
Head: Fixed 35mm coverage.
Swivel & tilt: no swivel, 0° to +90° tilt.
Exposure mode: Auto.
Manual settings: 1/1 only.
No built-in wireless modes.
Trigger voltage: 8-11 volt.
Field upgradable: No.
Guide number (ISO 100, meter): 24.
For a detailed explanation of the above specifications, see the guide.
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Vivitar was the leading brand name of a manufacturer, distributor and marketer of photographic equipment founded in 1938 that operated out of Oxnard, California, USA. The Vivitar brand was introduced in the 1960ies, and became in the 1970ies associated with a series of high quality lenses labelled Vivitar Series 1, and a very successful line of auto thyristor flash units. After the death of the original owners, the company went into decline, and eventually bankruptcy. The Vivitar brand was acquired in 2008 by Sakar. Sakar has revived the Vivitar brand. However, the quality of the current crop of Vivitar-branded products is not very good and not on par with Vivitar's legacy.
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