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Old Jun 11, 2006, 11:29 AM   #1
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I recently bought a Minolta X-700 (mint condition). I would like to get a flash for this X-700 and the dedicated flashes for this camera are 132PX, 280PX, and 360PX, of which 360PX is the best and the latest. I would like to know if I can use any of these flashes with the new SONY A100 D-SLR? :?

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Old Jun 11, 2006, 12:53 PM   #2
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Shoe on that camera is different than in newer Minoltas so Minolta's own flashes definitely wouldn't work in both of them. Never Minolta shoe is entirely different and doesn't even have big central contact.

But there's some flashes which can be fitted to about any camera, MZ-serie/SCA-models of Metz.

If you check SCA-adapter page of their site it shows that MZ-serie flashes work with X-700 when you use SCA 331 adapter.

We don't yet know is signaling of flash shoe in A100 exactly similar as that in KM 5D and 7D but current Minolta flashes should work in it so I suppose SCA 3302 M6 adapter should work.
(and if not Metz quite surely makes updated firmware for adapter)

I myself have 54 MZ-4(i) flash for KonicaMinolta A2, it cost same as original Minolta flash (roughly similar Sigma would have been 1/3 cheaper) but possibility for fitting it to other flash shoes is very handy in long term.
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Old Jun 12, 2006, 12:48 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info :-)
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