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Bubber ­ Jones
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Feb 13, 2009 22:32 |  #1

From Gadget Infinity:

Vivitar 285HV flash had been completely sold out and will no longer be available owing to the acquisition of Vivitar's brand by Sakar International. Flash combos with Vivitar 285HV will be replaced by Cactus KF36, the first flash introduced by Cactus. Specifications and functions of which are the same as 285HV. Cactus KF36 will be available at the end of February.

http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com/news.php (external link)

I just bought a new 285HV...




  
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Feb 13, 2009 22:59 |  #2

WOW. seriously?! what the hell....

i just bought 4 vivitar 285HV. i am hella happy with my purchase. :D


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Feb 13, 2009 23:03 as a reply to  @ Marloon's post |  #3

I love my 285HV too... Hopefully It'll just be a Cactus in name only. Looks like there's still plenty in the channels (285HVs), though...




  
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Mar 01, 2009 03:40 |  #4

So this is available now https://www.gadgetinfi​nity.com/product.php?p​roductid=17195 (external link)

From what I have read, it is just a rebrand and you pay a little extra but can anyone confirm whether there are any actually improvements made? The only info I have been able is from the flickr thread below...

http://www.flickr.com …iscuss/72157614​501512048/ (external link)


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Mar 01, 2009 03:46 |  #5

baha its just a 285 with a cactus badge funny


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Mar 12, 2009 19:05 |  #6

it's not the same... for the extra $10, you get a handsome carrying case:

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Mar 14, 2009 09:48 |  #7

baw5t0n wrote in post #7512035 (external link)
it's not the same... for the extra $10, you get a handsome carrying case:
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LOL. the word handsome is underrated when you talk this case...


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Mar 14, 2009 09:49 |  #8

also interesting is the lumopro lp120


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Mar 14, 2009 10:12 |  #9

Personally find the Lumopro most appealing. Never been a fan of the missing power settings on the Vivitar. All 3 of the new manual econo flashes are discussed nicely here.

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Mar 14, 2009 10:23 as a reply to  @ Familiaphoto's post |  #10

If they added a Cactus receiver that would cool for the owners of the Catcus triggers.


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