Help Needed - Minolta Flash

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Peter, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    I have a Minolta 3500xi flashgun. It works impeccably with my Dynax
    (Maxxum) 800si camera, both on-camera and off.

    I've recently bought a Dimage A2 digital camera. The flashgun works
    fine when mounted on the camera. However, I can't persuade it to work
    in wireless off-camera mode. I have a couple of guesses as to why this
    might be, but no definite knowledge, and no ideas how to correct the
    problem (short of splashing out on another very expensive flashgun).
    Any suggestions, please?

    TIA

    Peter.
     
    Peter, Feb 6, 2005
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    jimkramer Guest

    http://www.minoltaeurope.com/pe/digital/compatibility/flash/k_flash_for_A2_A1_7i_7hi_e.htm

    Sorry, doesn't look like it will work.

    Jim Kramer
     
    jimkramer, Feb 6, 2005
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    Peter Guest

    Peter, Feb 6, 2005
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    Alan Browne- Guest

    Unfortunately the Maxxum wireless system is "digital" compatible
    beginning with the 3600HS and 5600HS flashes. It appears that Minolta
    enhanced the wireless flash control "language" for the digital cameras
    (7i, 7Hi, A1/A2, Max 7D ...) and so far only the 3600 and 5600 flashes
    understand it. The 3500xi does not. (By the way the 3500xi is a very
    good little flash, IMO).

    One experiment I'm hoping to try is to have my 5600HS on camera (Max 7D)
    controlling the 5400HS and 3500xi off camera. We'll see how it goes.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne-, Feb 6, 2005
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    Alan Browne- Guest

    Alan Browne-, Feb 6, 2005
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    Peter Guest

    Interesting. Thank you.

    Peter.
     
    Peter, Feb 7, 2005
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