Vivitar 285 hot shoe cable connection

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Carnells, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. Carnells

    Carnells Guest

    Pop up flash necessary for flash use is prevented from opening when flash is
    mounted on hot shoe. Is there a cable that would connect from camera hot
    shoe to flash shutter cord or hot shoe connection. The digital camera does
    not have a flash sync cable connection.
    Carnells, Apr 27, 2005
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  2. Carnells

    dadiOH Guest

    Yeah. Don't recall if the "remote" sensor cord comes with the 285 or
    not. Still have to have the sensor itself on the hot shoe.

    Alternatively - assuming your camera has a flash connection other than
    the hot shoe - just plug into that on the camera and into the flash at
    the jack on the side of the shoe. Flash end requires a wierd plug
    (thanks, Vivitar).


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    dadiOH, Apr 27, 2005
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  3. Ther are all types of cable/hot shoe connections available for mounting a
    flash off casmera. Any camera store or good catalog should offer a lot of
    choices. Easy solution might be a remote slave. Vivitar makes one for the
    283 flash that works on any hot shoe flash. Just slip onto the hot shoe
    mount of the flash, place anywhere you want and the camera flash will
    trigger it. (you will have to figure out proper exposure settings for the
    camera). There also some inexpensive adapters intended to provide a pc cord
    connection to cameras without one, some also allow a shoe mounted flash to
    be mounted on top also, the extra high might just be enought to clear the
    pop up flash without needing a cord.
    R. E. Karlsen, Apr 27, 2005
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