Minolta uses a proprietary hotshoe, so you'll have to either buy Minolta flashes (recommended) or get a 3rd party flash with the Minolta hotshoe.Originally posted by Kevin
HI Fellow Minoltean
I just discovered from the Service Centre my 5xi do have a hot shoes for flash (YS thot don't have at 1st). What kind of external flash that I can use to sync with Cam? Please advise...
Actually, any of the 3rd party flashes meant for the Minolta Dynax series will have the appropriate hotshoe.Originally posted by Kevin
Thanks CK. That is fast! Better than Fedex!!!
The 3rd party Flash with Minolta hotshoes mean any 3rd party flash that is compatible to Minolta hotshoes format?
You won't be able to, the 602 uses a standard hotshoe. The Minolta has a non-standard one. I am not very familiar with 3rd party flashes, so maybe someone else can help here. You can try stuff like the Vivitars, Achievers and Metzs.Originally posted by Kevin
Any brand that you can recommend? How much are they? cheapper than Minolta one? In future let say I get the Fuji S602 can use on it also?
Thanks again...Originally posted by ckiang
You won't be able to, the 602 uses a standard hotshoe. The Minolta has a non-standard one. I am not very familiar with 3rd party flashes, so maybe someone else can help here. You can try stuff like the Vivitars, Achievers and Metzs.
YEs, the Minolta service centre told me that there is a remote control sort of connection for triggering nightshots. Are you refering to the same connection to trigger the flash also?Originally posted by StreetShooter
I have the Minolta Dynax 5xi, as well as the Minolta Flash that goes with it. Has given me many nice photos.
Did you know that there is a built-in wireless connection? In other words, you can trigger off your flash off-camera without any other equipment? The camera communicates directly with the flash. Amazing. considering how old the system is.
I just wonder why some manufacturers just can't stick to mainstream standards. Minolta has the non-standard hotshoe, and Sony digicams has a dumb hotshoe and proprietary connector. And Nikon Coolpixes have that proprietary TTL connector as well. All to make you spend more on their accessories.
yar loh and made me lose "business". I had several queries from Minolta users for an external lash I put up for sale but it won't fit the hotshoeOriginally posted by ckiang
I just wonder why some manufacturers just can't stick to mainstream standards. Minolta has the non-standard hotshoe,...
huh ?? you mean canon and nikon got standard hotshoe? canon flash can use on nikon camera??
yup, if I'm not wrong. there're many people that uses 3rd party auto flash with Canon cameras.Originally posted by ninelives
huh ?? you mean canon and nikon got standard hotshoe?
This part I'm not sure. If there's manual or auto mode, there shouldn't be a problem.Originally posted by ninelives
canon flash can use on nikon camera??