I have this too (Vivitar 285):

What is TLA vs TTL, vs manual??

I know manual, where I pick the f stop, ISO then the Vivitar has a chart on the side to do the rest?

Sorry folks I am as flash clueless as they come. It's relevant today for me because I'm trying to buy a G2 kit and some offer the flash, some don't and Inwant to spend the least so I can buy lenses, film, etc.

I rarely use a flash but wd consider a Cobtax TLA if it works with the camera better or something??? Forgive my ignorance here....