Technical Specifications

  • Guide Number42(m) at 85mm
  • Zoom Positions28-35-50-85mm
  • Bounce Position0° / 45° / 60° / 75° / 90°
  • SwivelLeft 180° / Right 90°
  • LCDYes
  • Manual Power Ratio1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/16, 1/32 - Info shown on LCD
  • Auto Aperturef/2.0, f/2.8, f/4.0, f/5.6, f/8.0 - Info shown on LCD
  • ISO and f/stop infoShown on LCD, users can easily check settings
  • SlaveYes; Optical and Cable
  • SyncHot Shoe, Cable, and Radio Remote (not included)
  • CircuitryAdvanced IGBT
  • Recycle Time5-8 seconds
  • Extra Power Source SupportAny 6v-3a power pack
  • Weight9.17 ounces (without batteries)
  • Dimensions72x130x102mm
  • Accessories20mm Wide Angle Lens
  •  Reflecting Plate for Bounce Photography
  •  Diffuser for Softer Lighting
  •  2m PC-Miniphone cable (2 pieces)
  •  Flash Stand and Pouch


Thyristor Zoom Auto Aperture LCD Flash

AA-AAA Compatible

The Vivitar 385HV is a versatile and durable high output flash.  It provides powerful, consistent light and can be utilized with any digital camera with a flash shoe.  The auto thyristor circuitry allows for faster recycle times, and a greater number of flashes.  It features a guide number of 138 feet at 85mm.  The flash has 5 auto f/stop settings for controlling depth-of-field and maximum auto flash range.  Built-in variable power allows you to achieve accurate exposures and convenient fill-flash.  The auto aperture gives the photographer easy control over depth of field, a higher degree of exposure accuracy, and less battery usage.

The 385HV features a four position zoom head, covering 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm camera lenses.  It can be set to bounce at 0°, 45°, 60°, 75° and 90° to allow for softer lighting.  Built in red focus beam helps you achieve focus in low light conditions.  The unit has an easy-to-read lighted LCD panel, allowing you to work under most lighting conditions.

The built in optical slave function lets you control your subject lighting, whether it's used on-camera or off.  The flash reflecting plate creates beautiful lighting which greatly enhances your photographs.  The wide angle diffuser can be clipped onto the flash head to soften and increase the coverage of light from the flash.  The red-eye reduction feature will prevent your flash from reflecting off your subject's eyes.   It operates on 4x AA batteries, and also accepts any 6v-3a external power pack for faster recycle times and more flashes.


Key Features

  • Red Focus Beam to Assist in Low Light Conditions
  • Auto Aperture f/2.0, f/2.8, f/4.0, f/5.6, f/8.0
  • Six Levels of Power Ratio 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
  • Four  Zoom Positions:  28 / 35 / 50 / 85 mm
  • Five Bounce Positions 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°
  • 270° Swivel Position Left 180° / Right 90°
  • High Speed Synchronization
  • Compact & Light weight
  • 1.5” LCD Panel with Lighted Display
  • Red Eye Reduction
  • Power Saving
  • Automatic Shutter Speed Setting
  • Flash Readiness Indication in Viewfinder
  • Built-in & Optical Slave Function S0-S9
  • Attachable Reflecting Plate and Diffuser
  • Guide Number 138 ISO 100 at 85 mm Zoom Position
  • Uses 4 AA Batteries (not included)

What's Included

  • Auto Aperture LCD Flash
  • Flash Case
  • Flash Stand
  • Reflecting Plate
  • Diffuser
  • (2) 2m PC-Miniphone cables
  • One Year Warranty Card


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