for all the vivitars 285HV owner.

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  1. ghache

    ghache TPF Noob!

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    during my last 2 location sessions, i broke 2 vivitar 285HV, stands dropped on concrete becasue of wind blowing in a large door/windows (i know it was stupid not to secure stands with sandbags).

    flash head was fine but the plastic foot (big vivitar mistake) broke.

    i ordered the metal foot replacement on ebay and OMG, what an improvement from the original foot.

    3 Vivitar 283 285 285HV Flash Metal Replacement Foot - eBay (item 160434521181 end time Sep-10-10 16:32:13 PDT)

    the auto thyristor mode is still working, the new foot require some welding but nothing hard to do....
    the new foot also have a test button and a PC port (got rid of the useless vivitar sync plug)
    its so much an improvement that i removed the unbroken foot of my 3rd unit for a metal one.


    i just wanted to share for the ones using the 285hvs
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the link! :thumbup:

    By the way I now use ankle weights from Wal-Mart to help control light stands.
     
  3. ghache

    ghache TPF Noob!

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    haha thats what i use......they work really good (when i use them haha)
    i like the fact that they are small, i can fit like 10 of these in one of my tripod bag
     

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