Vivitar 3500

Discussion in 'Photography' started by WorldsWorst, Nov 4, 2003.

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    WorldsWorst Guest

    Vivitar's website may be of help in aquiring a guidebook but understanding
    the dots is easy and you may not need to. Basicly, the coloured dots are
    the auto flash exposure settings any book about beginning flash photography
    should cover the subject - this flash, when used in auto (coloured dots)
    mode will give different power outputs according to the subject distance -
    it will give just the required amount of flash power to give you a well
    exposed shot. The auto settings are great if you want to control the depth
    of field in your flash shots.

    First of all, set the correct film speed on your flash. Beside the coloured
    dots there should be a number that corresponds to the aperture settings on
    your lens. If, say 5.6 is beside the green dot, then set the flash sensor
    to the green position and your camera lens to this aperture and that's it -
    shoot away to your heart's content and as long as the OK light is coming on
    your shots should be OK. If the OK light doesn't shine, then use a smaller
    number (wider aperture) that is next to another colour. Likewise, if 11 is
    beside, say, the red dot, do the same according to this colour. You'll find
    that the further away you are from your subject or if you're bouncing the
    light off a ceiling or wall, a wider aperture will be needed so go for the
    colours corresponding to the lower numbers.

    Hope this helps.
    WorldsWorst, Nov 4, 2003
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    Stephen Gray Guest


    Does anyone out there know where I can get a manual for a Vivitar 3500 flash
    or indeed know how it works ? It look pretty simple but there are a couple
    of things I don't understand on it (coloured dots etc.).

    Stephen Gray, Nov 5, 2003
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    Stephen Gray Guest

    Thanks a lot !


    Stephen Gray, Nov 6, 2003
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    Feb 18, 2012
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    I hope the attachment made it through as I can't see it anywhere. It's the English version of the Vivitar 3500 flash manual and it's a pretty basic manual.

    Coastalbody, May 2, 2012
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