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    Default Minolta flash vs Generic Flash

    Hi people. need some help.
    I understand that Minolta Dimage cameras such as 7i, A2, A200 can only take Minolta flash unless I use a Minolta FS-1100 hotshoe adapter is it?

    Is it that the FS-1100 converts the 4-pin Minolta mount to a 1-centre pin ISO mount?

    Is that with a hotshoe adapter like this

    http://perlyinc.com/store/product_in...roducts_id=118

    can allow me to use generic flashes with the universal 1 centre pin contact?

    My camera flash is spoilt so I'm looking to get a cheap external flash

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    Quote Originally Posted by taekimon View Post
    Hi people. need some help.
    I understand that Minolta Dimage cameras such as 7i, A2, A200 can only take Minolta flash unless I use a Minolta FS-1100 hotshoe adapter is it?

    Is it that the FS-1100 converts the 4-pin Minolta mount to a 1-centre pin ISO mount?

    Is that with a hotshoe adapter like this

    http://perlyinc.com/store/product_in...roducts_id=118

    can allow me to use generic flashes with the universal 1 centre pin contact?

    My camera flash is spoilt so I'm looking to get a cheap external flash
    I don't use minolta but it looks like an adapter to fit normal ISO-518 flash onto the Minolta shoe. However, dedicated functions like camera data and TTL will no longer be available.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 27th May 2008 at 10:23 AM.

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    Default Re: Minolta flash vs Generic Flash

    Metz should be able to provide flash units compatible with Minolta. Otherwise, you're going to be doing some extra work to get the exposure right.

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    Default Re: Minolta flash vs Generic Flash

    Quote Originally Posted by taekimon View Post
    Hi people. need some help.
    I understand that Minolta Dimage cameras such as 7i, A2, A200 can only take Minolta flash unless I use a Minolta FS-1100 hotshoe adapter is it?

    Is it that the FS-1100 converts the 4-pin Minolta mount to a 1-centre pin ISO mount?

    Is that with a hotshoe adapter like this

    http://perlyinc.com/store/product_in...roducts_id=118

    can allow me to use generic flashes with the universal 1 centre pin contact?

    My camera flash is spoilt so I'm looking to get a cheap external flash

    You can use Sigma flash. They do produce flash for Minolta/Sony cameras. Anyway the original Minolta/Sony seems to be slightly cheaper than some brands too.
    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

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    Got another question, by using the fs1100 or a 3rd party adapter with a generic flash, will the rear sync flash, or adi flash still work?
    Must I use dedicated flash for Minoltas in order for these flash functions to work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taekimon View Post
    Got another question, by using the fs1100 or a 3rd party adapter with a generic flash, will the rear sync flash, or adi flash still work?
    Must I use dedicated flash for Minoltas in order for these flash functions to work?
    No.. the standard ISO-518 will not be able to perform all the dedicated functions. Better to get an original or compatible flash if you are going to use these functions.

    http://www.sony.com.sg/microsite/dsl...ssories01.html

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    thanks for all the replies. your help is greatly appreciated.

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