You might try WWW.craigcamera.com. He is one person business; if he does not have it he may suggest someone. I have had success with him in the past for some real out of the way manuals. Happy hunting.
I thought that I had the instructions somewhere, but I can't seem to find them. I know that you can call Vivitar and they will run you through the way to use it.
I have not used it for a long time but I think that it is pretty easy. I think that you just take the number of lights on the read out and transfer it to the circular dial. The reset button on the side resets the meter and eliminates the reading.
I am sorry, but it has been a real long time since I used it, and I realize that I have forgotten a lot. When I got it I called Vivitar and they ran me through the operation. it is pretty straigh forward. I guess that I have to call Vivitar myself.
thanks topcat, I sort of figured out the easy part of this thing, but I have a few questions maybe you know the answer to. for one, what does b.c. stand for.on the side it says b.c. on and off. then, the sensor at the top moves from side to side. I think its for bounce flash readings and straight readings, but im not sure. other than that being a little fuzzy, I can see that it gives me a reading that appears to be fairly accurate compared to recommended ap settings on the strobe itself when in auto. My big question though, is when Im using my mamiya c220 that syncs on any shutter speed, what is the flash meter telling me about shutter speed? I bet Im supposed to know that being this far along as an amatuer, but this is my first run at a flash meter, and Im only using it because I am shooting a friends wedding in June, and wanted to get perfection on the portraits with the c-220.
If I was to make an uneducated guess, I would think that the meter readings are for a 1/60th shutter speed.Then I will have to make the calculations for different speeds as to the meter readings.
I appreciate every one taking the time out to help people on this forum. I hope to be able to return the favor whenever possible. I have been using Konica 35mm slr cameras since 1978 and know a fair amount about the T4 and FT-1, my two favorites. I just bought the mamiya c220 after a little research for this June wedding I am commited for.( I probably should be commited for agreeing to it). anyway, the first roll of 120 through the mamiya came out fantastic, so I expect to learn it like the back of my hand within a few weeks.