Vivitar 2800

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Two auto aperture ranges (red is f/2 @ ISO 100, range 1.8 to 12 meter, blue is f/4 @ ISO 100, range 0.9 to 6 meter).

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.

Specifications

Generic flash.
Head: Fixed 40mm coverage.
Swivel & tilt: no swivel, 0° to +90° tilt.
Exposure mode: Auto.
Manual settings: 1/1 only.
No built-in wireless modes.
Trigger voltage: 40-180 volt.
Batteries: 4xAA.
Flash duration: 1/2000 sec. @ 1/1 (full output).
Field upgradable: No.
Guide number (ISO 100, meter): 24.

Discontinued: Yes.

For a detailed explanation of the above specifications, see the guide.

Literature

Documentation:

Brand profile

Key info

Established: 1938
HQ: Edison, NJ, USA
Web: US, man

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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