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Old Oct 20, 2004, 5:40 AM   #11
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Yes, auto with redeye on & off, also used with manual F Stop and got the same results. Z3 now returned for a refund due to Lcd/Viewfinder noise problems. ISO was set at 100 for all shots.
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Old Oct 22, 2004, 9:32 PM   #12
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phaedra1106, what is the first digit of the serial number of your Sigma EF500 DG super flash ?

5 means it's an older flash, fully compatible with the D7 series.

6 means it's a newer flash, compatible with the A series cameras.

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Old Oct 24, 2004, 11:06 AM   #13
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Neither

S/No is 3003XXX

It's an EF-500 DG Super andwas bought in the USA if that makes any difference.
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Old Oct 24, 2004, 11:36 AM   #14
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3 ? Well, if what other people say about the serial numbers is correct, your flash is an older vintage. So it's compatibility to the Z3 camera would be low.

The 6 serial series flash are said to be fully compatible with the A1, but the A1 is an "old" camera.

From what I can gather from looking at manufacturers' web pages, a fully compatible flash for the Z series cameras are still in the works.

Minolta seems to have purposely programmed the Z series NOT to be compatible with anything but their own Minolta HS(D) flashes. Even the PCT100 adaptor to use older three pin Minolta flashes, doesn't work on the Z series but will work on the A series cameras.

Question: phaedra1106When did you buy this flash ?
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Old Oct 24, 2004, 8:14 PM   #15
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November2003 from B&H

It should befully compatible, it works perfectly on my 7Hi and was picked up straight away on the Z3.

I had a 500 EF Super before this with my Minolta 35mm and that def. didn't work with the 7Hi, which is why I bought the new one.
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Old Oct 24, 2004, 10:00 PM   #16
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November 2003 ? From what I've learned, it's ancient technology by now.

Seriously, people have reported the 5 serial number flash to work on the D7 series camera, but one or two functions don't work on the A series.

Now with the 6 serial number flashes, everything is fine.... for the A series camera people.

For the Z series camera owners, we just have to wait a bit more.......
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Old Jun 23, 2005, 8:50 PM   #17
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Phoenix has a digital flash that works with any of the Dimage Z series, Phoenix D92-BZS Digital Slave Flash

http://www.pcaol.com/product.cfm?ProductID=600

I bought it from bhphoto and work great.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...amp;sku=311150
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Old Dec 18, 2005, 1:45 AM   #18
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NHL wrote:
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vexedviking wrote:
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Any suggestions on aftermarket flashes that will work on the new z3?
The Z3 uses the Minolta's HS5600(D) flash as an option which the Sigma is compatible with as well: wmussatto wrote:
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I just want an adapter that will allow me to use my old style Minolta flash (ISO + 2 prongs, but powerful w/tilt swivel zoom) with a Minolta camera.
As for the ISO + 2 prongs adapter:
http://www.adorama.com/MNFS1100.html
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Will the FS-1100 adaptor compatible with Z2? What features do I get using this adaptor?
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Has anyone try OS-1100 with Z2? Can I buy OS-1100 & OC-1100 to work with Z2 & 5600HS(D) flash?
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