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Dinky Dec 29, 2004 5:18 AM

Hello all,

Can I use a Minolta Program 3500xi flash on a Minolta A2? I know it will probably be on manual mode but I already have the flash. Bought it 10 years ago with my Dynax 7xi which is still a great film camera.

Thanks to all.

Dinky

amansker Jan 28, 2005 1:05 PM

The A2 (and A1, A200)has a proprietary hot shoe and requires the expensive Minolta flash(s) to use TTL exposure. Fortunately it has a PC Sync connect so you can add an outboard flash in manual or auto mode. It will require a bracket that attaches to the bottom of your camera. I bought a Sunpak 511 for $45 delivered that is professional grade and works great in manual mode. I found that it wasn't all that difficult to get good exposure once you have a little practice.

If you flash has a "PC Sync" connection you can mount the flash to a $10 bracket.

sjms Jan 28, 2005 1:40 PM

sigma makes models that work very well on the A2 right on the propriatary hot shoe mount.

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/html/flashes.htm

and yes they are considerably less then the minolta units and have pretty much all the features


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