Dynax/Maxxum 5D flash question

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by David Chamberlin, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. Hi all,

    I've just bought a Dynax 5D, having used a Dynax 5 for a few years, and
    am absolutely thrilled with the quality and ease of use.

    I have a question about flash. I've got a FS-1100 Flash Shoe Adapter,
    but the 5D manual doesn't mention it, listing only five compatible flash
    units. The flash shoe on the 5D looks identical to that on the 5 - will
    the FS-1100 work on the 5D, and what can I safely connect to it? I don't
    want to fry the electronics!!

    Any help gratefully received.

    Grace and peace,

    David.
     
    David Chamberlin, Jan 6, 2006
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  2. David Chamberlin

    SL Guest

    Hi David,

    Go to the following link as KonicaMinolta provide details there. It looks as
    though it will work depending on what lash unit you have, though
    full-dedication/TTL may not be available. Unfortunately I have never really
    used Minolta cameras:
    http://www.konicaminoltaphotoworld.com/kmsupport.com/Frequently_Aske.3374.0.html?&L=0
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
     
    SL, Jan 6, 2006
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  3. I use an FS-1100 between my Maxxum (Dynax) 7D and a 20 year-old Minolta
    4000AF flash with no problems. No problems, that is, other than the fact
    that that the 7D and 4000AF don't talk to each other beyond simply
    triggering the strobe and zooming the flash head. leaving everything else
    for my poor little brain cell to figure out... I just don't do enough
    flash photography to justify the purchase of one of the latest whiz-bang
    strobes.

    Depending on what flash you have, you may have similar manual-only
    exposure limitations...

    Coincidentally, a few weeks ago when my 7D with 4000AF attached toppled
    off a table and fell about 30 inches to a hard tile floor, the ~only~
    damage was to the FS-1100 which - entirely contrary to the laws of karma,
    Mr. Murphy, and sound engineering design - sacrificed itself to save the
    camera and flash. $30 for a new FS-1100 adapter and I'm back in business
    (at least once the heart finally climbs back down out of my throat where
    it leapt as the camera fell... ;^) )

    Bob ^,,^
     
    Bob Harrington, Jan 6, 2006
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