Tumax DSL286AF / Vivitar DF-183
Make: Tumax
Web site: DSL28 Series
Manual: PDF

Relative Power @ 50mm1: 0.54×
Relative Coverage2: 0.37×

Key Features: Basic tilt reflector, rear-curtain sync, AF assist beam.

Reasons to Buy: Compact, simple, incredibly cheap.

Notable Drawbacks: Not very powerful or advanced. Very slow recycle time.


A compact, automatic flash which uses only two AA batteries. Not many features, but also very cheap, and it does have a bounce feature. The Metz 24 AF-1 is essentially the same, but a bit more powerful and has no switch for rear-curtain sync, and Metz says the firmware is custom.

More about the Tumax DSL28AF Series can be found on these pages:


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