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Old Dec 9, 2004, 9:05 AM   #1
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I have an old Minolta 2800AF external flash. According to the site, http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html, this flash has a low trigger voltage that won't damage modern cameras. The 2800AF has about 5 pins, while the FZ20 only has one contact plate on the hot shoe.

Does anyone know if this flash can be used with the FZ20 if the extra pins are covered? I don't want to try it since I'm afraid I'll blow the camera.
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Old Dec 9, 2004, 9:01 PM   #2
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Your flash is dedicated for Minolta cameras, so the extra pins. The FZ doesn't use those pins so it doesn't have an effect on the camera. I have used Sunpaks dedicated to Minolta, Nikon etc. with no problems. As long as the trigger voltage is low enough you should be alright. I use a Sunpak 433D which is just like the 383 except dedicated. It's easier to find on Ebay and cheaper and has the same features.:|
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Old Dec 15, 2004, 12:49 PM   #3
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But, two of the pins on the 2800AF flash are close enough together that they would both touch the round contact on the FZ20 camera.
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