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Old Feb 12, 2013, 6:04 AM   #1
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Default Will old Maxxium Flashes work on Sony SLR's?

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My father has passed on to me all of his photographic equipment. So I am a serious newbie! I have a several old Maxxium 7000 & 9000 SLR 35mm camera flash units. I currently purchased a new Sony SLR A57 camera, I checked on ebay and found a posting for converter flash shoe. If anyone could let me know if this is the device I need to be able to use some of the specialized flashes I have. See ebay listing below.

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GENUINE ORIGINAL MINOLTA MAXXUM DYNAX FS1100 FLASH SHOE for SONY ALPHA CAMERAS

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 3:16 AM   #2
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Surprise Surprise, found this adapter in one of the camera bags, For those interested this is the adapter needed to use older type flashes.

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 11:52 PM   #3
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Minolta made adapter probably works better than generic ones sold on Ebay. I bought one not long ago, it didn't fire at all.
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You have to pay attention to the type of adapter you are buying, as the internal wiring is different. There are cheap ones... which will not work correctly and then the true four-wire type, which do. They are around $20.

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 1:43 PM   #5
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The adapter I have is for converting my Sony HVL-42AM flash to use on other DSLR with a regular hot shoe. After communicating with the vendor I bought the adapter from, I found out that it has to be set up on a Sony DSLR into manual mode before I can use it. This setup is to fool the flash thinking that it is a Sony camera it is going to to be mounted on. It does work when the flash is set up like that but it will stop working if I turn off the power on the flash. The only way to make it work again is to reset it on a Sony DSLR.
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Canon EOS T3i, 7D and 70D EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, 430 EXII Flash.
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