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Old May 12, 2008, 9:01 PM   #1
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I am thinking of upgrading to a Sony A300 or A350. Not sure which one yet. I already have a sunpak auto433D I purchased for my KM5D. Will this flash work with either of the sony camera's I mentioned? Thanks...Deb
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Old May 13, 2008, 6:16 AM   #2
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It should, as long as you have a Minolta FS-1100 equivalent adapter (since this flash won't mount directly to the hotshoe on KM or Sony dSLR models without an adapter). Just use the camera in manual exposure, setting the ISO speed and aperture to match the settings on the flash.

Sometimes, the extra pins on a 433D can short out in some adapters (since this is a dedicated versus non-dedicated model that would have a foot specific to a camera brand). If that happens, just tape over the extra contacts on the flash foot (leaving only the center contact exposed).


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I'm assuming that you already have a Minolta FS-1100 or equivalent adapter to convert your 5D's hotshoe so that it will accept a flash model using an ISO standard foot (you can't mount your 433D on a KM 5D without an adapter).

If not, the top two hotshoe adapters in this list will work with your 433D (and this Hong Kong based vendor is very reputable). I'd get the newer one with Voltage Protection built in for the most versatility (although voltage protection isn't needed with a 433D).

http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/home.php?cat=275

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I am thinking of upgrading to a Sony A300 or A350. Not sure which one yet. I already have a sunpak auto433D I purchased for my KM5D. Will this flash work with either of the sony camera's I mentioned? Thanks...Deb
A350 sounds not like a good choice:

Sony themselves dropped the live view from the Alpha 700 series for a reason.

And if are thinking about a A300...why not wait a bit longer and purchase A700?


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