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Vivitar 550 FD External Flash Unit for 35mm Film Camera

Original price £80.00 - Original price £80.00
Original price
£80.00 - £80.00
Current price £80.00

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This external flash unit will work on any 35mm film camera that has a hot shoe attachment, the Vivitar 550 FD external flash has a 7 pin cold shoe for attachment to hot shoes/ cold shoes with 7 pins. Also known as Vivitar 28FD as part of the Vivitar 2800 family.

It is worth checking your camera user manual on how to use the flash.

(How To Guide will be up soon)

The standard way to set up your flash is to slide it on the hot shoe attachment, insert your batteries before or after this then wait for it to charge (you'll hear a little whine whilst its powering up), a light should indicate it has charged.

This model includes a test button where you can test the flash before putting it on your camera. (ALWAYS point the flash away from you to avoid your eyes!)

The Vivitar 550 FD is a TTL flash that works by telling the camera when the flash is charged. The flash does not have a MTTL so this means the settings must be manually put in either camera or flashgun. The model photographed says M/P/O this means the flash is dedicated to a Minolta, Pentax and an Olympus camera. These flashes can differ and have C/R on the back for Canon and Ricoh. Please email us for your dedicated camera (subject to availability)

If you camera is an automatic SLR it will have a flash setting. If not your SLR will need to be set to the same ISO/ASA and shutter speed you have the camera settings on. Test the flash to sync the camera's shutter with the flash. This may take a few attempts! You will see half or a small amount of your photos may have black/unexposed parts if the flash is too fast for the cameras shutter speed.

This flash is in a working used condition.


  • Universal Head size for filters
  • 90 degree tilt
  • Electronic TTL Flash unit for M/P/O
  • TTL -  Synced using flash settings
  • Up to 1600 ASA/ISO
  • Able to illuminate up to 40ft/12m Auto range
  • Able to illuminate up to 60ft/18m Manual range
  • Manual settings and 2 auto settings (A1, A2)
  • Test button
  • Wheel lock
  • Hot shoe mount - 7 pin
  • Requires 4 x AA battery 

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