Vivitar Flash for E-PL1?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by luizweb, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. luizweb

    luizweb New to Mu-43

    Aug 4, 2010

    I'd like to know if somebody have the vivitar df-183 flash unit.

    (ebay id: 310235998189)

    Is it compatible with Olympus E-PL1?

  2. luizweb

    luizweb New to Mu-43

    Aug 4, 2010
  3. et100

    et100 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 15, 2010
    Chicago area - USA
    I dont really know the answer to this....

    but i have used Vivitar DF-383 with E-PL1 and TTL worked fine. The AF lamp did not so in the end i got rid of it.
  4. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    You're talking about the Four-Thirds spec flash? All the Four-Thirds and Micro Four-Thirds bodies can use the same flash units. That's a standardized thing. There shouldn't be (read - shouldn't) any problems with it on the E-PL1, if it was made for the Four-Thirds standard.

    If you're talking about the Vivitar flash spec'ed for another brand, then just use a single-contact trigger or sync.
  5. luizweb

    luizweb New to Mu-43

    Aug 4, 2010
    Right, thanks for the answers.

    I'm not sure if this unit was made for the standard "M43" ... just read that it is compatible with Olympus dSLR...

    But I think if it works with pana m43, it might work for oly m43 too...

    I liked the price and its size ... I'm just afraid of some incompatibility with my e-pl1...that could damage the hot shoe of the camera or something...