Vivitar 285 Flash

Used Vivitar 285 Flash


Condition: Bargain Condition


  • Guide Number: 141′ at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 35-105mm (28mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Manual Power Settings from 1/1 to 1/16
  • PC Sync Terminal
  • Recycle Time: 1.5-10.4 Seconds
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries

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Product Description

The Vivitar 285HV Flash is a powerful non-dedicated shoe-mount unit with a Guide Number of 141′ at ISO 100 and 105mm and has an auto exposure range up to 70′. This flash unit has four auto f/stop settings and built-in variable power to deliver accurate exposures and convenient fill-flash. The zoom head adjusts to 35mm, 50mm, and 105mm and can be set to bounce at 0°, 45°, 60°, and 90°. The unit has an easy-to-read lighted calculator dial so you can work under most lighting conditions, and it accepts optional high-voltage power sources for faster recycle time and more flashes.

  • Guide number 141′ at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Automatic exposure range to 70′.
  • Accepts optional high-voltage power sources for faster recycle time and more flashes.
  • Four auto f/stop settings for controlling depth-of-field and maximum auto flash range.
  • Zoom flash head has three positions for covering 35mm, 50mm and 105mm camera lenses.
  • Bounce flash capability for softer lighting.
  • Removable sensor can be camera mounted with the optional sensor cord permitting automatic exposure when using side bounce flash photography.
  • Built-in vari-power for convenient fill flash and rapid sequence photography.
  • Auto Thyristor circuitry for faster recycle time and greater number of flashes.


Additional Information

Product Condition

“Like New Minus” – the rating of the equipment is at 97 to 99 percent of original condition. Only the closest inspections will reveal slight wear. Perfect glass, but the box and accessories are usually not included.
“Excellent Plus” – rates 90 to 96 percent of original condition. Exceptionally nice, but may have slight wear on finish visible only under close inspection. Glass will be very clean.
“Excellent” – 80 to 89 percent of original. Shows moderate wear for the age of the item, with the possibility of small dings or blemishes. Glass may have slight blemishes but will not affect picture quality.
“Bargain” – items are 70 to 79 percent of original condition. More than average wear for the age of the item, and may have dents, dings or finish loss. Glass may have marks or blemishes, but should not affect picture quality.
“Ugly” – The look only a photographer would love. “UGLY” means equipment is rough, with multiple impressions in metal, excessive finish loss and brassing. Glass will have marks, fungus and/or haze which will affect picture quality.


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