Hack Your Vivitar 285HV's Proprietary Synch
But then, you can get them for less than $100 and they do have manual adjustment and a synch port. But that synch port is a proprietary one, which means $pecial $ynch cords.
No fear. One of the good things about V285's is that they are quite hackable. And if you know a little basic soldering, you can make that synch outlet pretty much whatever you want.
More info, and links, after the jump.
Neil Creek has a detailed how-to post on how to do just that. (We talked about this briefly in the T-Nut post during HD week.)
Couple of important things to remember:
1. Only the new ones are fer-sure safe with your digicams if you hook them up directly. Old ones can fry your camera with a three-digit synch voltage.
2. PLEASE do not mess around with the inside of a flash unless you are comfy with capacitors and how to bleed the potentially widow-making 300 volts out of them.
(See Neil's how-to post.)
Other Vivitar 285HV goodness:
:: Full Review ::
:: Full-to-1/1024-Power Mod ::
:: T-Nut Light Stand Mount Mod ::
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