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Bobzart Mar 13, 2005 5:37 PM

Is it possible to connect a PocketWizzard to a minolta 5600 hs flash unit. If so, what attachments are needed? :O

bradg Mar 13, 2005 5:46 PM

If the flash has a pc sync port, which I think the 5600 has, then yes.
All you need is a mini-phone to pc-sync. What PW's are you useing? My MultiMax's came with the cord.


Bobzart Mar 13, 2005 5:55 PM

Thanks for the reply. I haven't purchased the PocketWizzard, yet. Probably will get the Plus, but not sure. Just getting info at this time to make a good decision. How does the Multimax compare to the Plus? Also if this is not possible, can anyone recommend a good match-up of lighting and the pocketwizard, especially for wedding photography. Thank you. Bob

marokero Mar 14, 2005 2:04 AM

Bobzart wrote:

can anyone recommend a good match-up of lighting and the pocketwizard, especially for wedding photography
I'm not sure I understand that statement. You can pretty much use a pocket wizard to trigger most all lighting equipment that have either a pc connection or at least a hot-shoe (using a pc to hot-shoe adapter). I have just purchased a Pocket Wizard Plus kit and their wireless module for my Sekonic light meter. I think that's a good advantage: not having to ask an assistant to pop the lights for me, nor having to use a long cord that wedding guests or bridal party members can trip on. I plan on using the Pocket Wizard Plus to trigger a Metz 70MZ-5 with an umbrella.

NHL Mar 19, 2005 7:03 AM

I don't get it either - the Minolta 5600HS has the wireless TTL feature built-in to the flash already. Why do you need a pocket wizard (and lost the TTL feature)? :?

bradg Mar 19, 2005 12:06 PM

NHL, The pocketWizards have a range of 1600 feet, and are the most reliable slaves on the market.

I'm not sure how the Plus and the MultiMaxs compare, as I dont own both.


Bobzart Mar 21, 2005 7:48 PM

That's right. The 5600 does have wireless TTL capability, however the range is sometimes too short for what I want to do with it. Also I want to hide the flash sometimes as well and you can't do that either. Don't get me wrong, the 5600 HSD flash is fantastic for what it does. I would just like to be a little more creative at times.
The question of the flash is a little vague, I guess I was looking for an alternative to carrying around a lot of extra luggage.
Thank you for your replies.
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