For a detailed explanation of the above specifications, see the. Automatic sensor measuring angle: 15°. Yellow - The widest lens opening for shallowest depth of field. It seemed to work okay at first when I tested it on her camera, but every time she went to use it she had problems. The outer collar of the sensor is the mode selector.
Auto Exposure Control On the front of the flash is the Auto Thyristor Sensor. And the few times it did work, it ate batteries like crazy. I did this review primarily to pass along this caution, which should apply to any suspect older flash. Two auto aperture distance ranges, indicated by red and blue on the front switch and back dial. It is a couple of years old, but I know for a fact it hasn't been used ten times. This will reduce shadows and soften the glare normally associated with flash photos. You will want the camera's shutter speed set to recommended settings.
Vivitar Auto 252 Check availablity:. I would recommend this flash to anyone who is looking for added light for their pictures. We take intellectual property concerns very seriously, but many of these problems can be resolved directly by the parties involved. Using the color that covers your distance range, set the thyristor, and your camera using the f-stops given just above the distance and color indicators. Press the holder into the cavity, and hold it down against the spring pressure as shut the cover. Not responsible for typographical or illustrative errors.
In particular, if no trigger voltage is listed or you believe the trigger voltage indicated is wrong and you own this flash and have measured the trigger voltage, please with the additional or corrected data, or and tell us how we can improve the product database. This rotates to set for different aperture ranges while in the automatic mode, or to set for manual operation. You actually need to have the sync cord plugged into the pc-socket in the cord chamber for the flash to fire in a hot shoe. Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from I love it I bought two of these, one for myself and one for my son in law for Christmas. Thanks for a great find! 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.
The calculator dial is not connected to the flash and does not control functions. Head: 35mm coverage, zoom type unknown. The classic example is the Vivitar 283, but here's another and there are many more to beware of. Again, for a limited purpose and used wisely, it's just fine, but. The flash will emit a high pitch as it is charging, and when it is ready, the Open Flash control lights. Do not try to completely remove the compartment door.
Users can use the flash quickly thanks to a recycle time of 2. The reflective surface's light absorption characteristics will affect the amount of illumination that gets to the subject. Flash Guide Numbers Flash guide numbers will help you calculate f-stops for exposures using the manual position or when you bounce your illumination. I haven't given it to him yet but I use mine all the time and I love it. Red - A medium lens opening for greater depth of field, but shorter operating distance, from 4 to 30 feet. Usage This flash has auto mode in two distance ranges, indicated by red and blue on the front switch and back dial.
If the image below looks like your flash, click the link to see the full manual. This will allow the greatest depth of flash illumination while in an automatic mode, from 5 to 43 feet. Find out more in our. When bouncing off absorbent surfaces, open the calculated f-stop one additional stop. Reasonably lightweight, with a lock lever for both locking it in place and tightening the hotshoe contacts to complete the circuit.
Either estimate or measure the distance from the flash to the subject being illuminated. Finally it quit working altogether. Thyristor Sensor Socket Settings M - Manual, the maximum amount of light will be output in this setting at all times. I may have what you're looking for! The holder may now be removed. Holding the unit upright and pointed to the right, the small window on the side of the sensor shows the ranges in different colors, flash power or M for manual. When in doubt, measure the voltage at the trigger pin before using, and if it's above the limit for your camera, don't attach it directly. Vivitar Electronic Flash, model 252 with automatic exposure control.
Calculator Dial On the end of the flash hinge is the calculator calc. To insert the batteries, rotate the head to the 0 degree position, and slide the battery compartment door toward the rear of the body. Can also be used in manual mode by setting the switch to M. Comes with flash, original box, manual, little black travel bag, wall plug, and little cord in plastic bag as shown. The color will also be transmitted to the subject, so choose neutral colored surfaces.
Metal buttons on the back of the black travel case are worn. Prices, specifications, and images are subject to change without notice. Blue - Greater still depth of field, shorter depth of illumination, 2 to 15 feet. The other thing is to watch out using older flashes with modern electronic cameras, high trigger voltages can damage sensitive electronics. Pushing button on top activates built-in light for calculator dial.