A&P Vivitar 285HV and a Weinz Peanut Slave?

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  1. Killyin

    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    Has anyone tried this combo with decent success?

    I want to get another light or two...and don't want to spend upwards of $1000 for something to toy with. I'll eventually synch them with pocket wizards...but I was thinking of using one as a background light and the other as a fill.
     
  2. Jbrown

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    Pretty sure it's used a lot
     
  3. Killyin

    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    Hopefully!
     
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    brasheye Rotary Crew

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    Yeah it works, But I have the old old old peanut that actually works :hs:
     
  5. BluSpecs

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    Works good for me.

    If you'll be using it near a power source i'd recoment getting a power cord for the flash
     
  6. Yoritomo

    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    I've heard bad things about the new batch of 285HVs

    You can get a used sb-28 for $99 from keh.com consistently.
     
  7. Jcolman

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    Or a brand new Sunpack 383 for $100.
     
  8. Killyin

    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    Does the Sunpack 383 have a built in optical slave?
     
  9. Jcolman

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    No.
     
  10. Yoritomo

    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    They don't make those anymore I believe
     
  11. SugarCoatedSour

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    What types of problems have you been hearing about?

    Thinking of getting another 285 on top of the one I got a few weeks ago.
     
  12. Bloke

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    buy my used one. its a known good one. :naughty:
    has a few scratches but it works as new. ill throw in the wide angle attacment and pc cord for $80 shipped:wavey:
     
  13. Jcolman

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    I found some the other day on either Adorama or B&H. I forget which. But you're right, they are out of production.
     

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