KM 2 EOS hotshoe adapter?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Edward Galarza, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. Hi folks,
    I few weeks ago I purchased my first digital cam, a Canon Digital Rebel.
    Is there anything out there today that will allow me to attach a Minolta
    5200i
    Flash to a Canon Digital Rebel and still keep most of the capabilities of
    the
    flash unit (TTL at the very least)? An adapter perhaps? And where, if any
    adapter exist, could I locate it?

    Ed Galarza
     
    Edward Galarza, Oct 4, 2004
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  2. Edward Galarza

    Alan Browne Guest

    SOL, I'm afraid. Even if there were such an adaptor, the flash would not do the
    prefalsh required for a digital camera to work TTL flash. (Off-the-film does
    not work with digital sensors).

    Suggest you get a Canon Speedlite (digital compatible) such as the 550EX at the
    high end or 420EX in the mid range.

    Cheers,
    Alan.
     
    Alan Browne, Oct 4, 2004
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  3. Edward Galarza

    Magnus W Guest

    Impossible. Sorry.
     
    Magnus W, Oct 5, 2004
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  4. How much would you suppose the following setup be worth? I plan to take
    a trip to NYC tomorrow for the Techexpo. It would be an opportunity to sell
    this equipment while I'm there.

    I thought about keeping the filters, but it seems those filters (with the
    exception of the polarizer, 55mm, not a 58mm :-( )
    could be simulated in Photoshop CS anyway. Less filters = Less glass =
    Less distortion and Lens flare no?


    All this equipment has been kept in a LowePro padded camera case and taken
    extremely
    good care of.

    Minolta Maxxum 8000i Body
    Minolta 5200i Flash Unit (w/case)
    Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4
    Step up Ring 49-55mm
    Hoya Sky 1B 55mm
    Hoya Eight Point Star 55mm
    Hoya Gradual Color Blue 55mm
    Hoya FL-Day Florencent 55mm
    Hoya Spectral Cross Soft 55mm
    Hoya Circular Polarizer
    Hoya Combo Fog Filters (Filter A and B, in original case)
    *All Original OEM Manuals Included and Original Retail Box.
    even for the program cards.

    OC Cable
    Remote Cable

    MultiExp Card
    Flash Bracketing Card
    Custom Card
    Exposure Bracket Card
    Multispot Metering Card

    Wide Minolta Maxxum Belt

    -Edward Galarza
     
    Edward Galarza, Oct 5, 2004
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  5. Oh nevermind, I think I will shelve that idea for now. A google search
    revealed to me a few
    web reviews on a new Minolta digital SLR cam dated Sept 28th, Oct 1st and
    4th. hmmm, maybe
    I should just ditch the Canon. Any ideas if the 5200i would work
    with Minolta's new 7D or would the incapability with TTL metering still
    apply
    for it as well?

    I haven't seen a set price for the new Minolta yet.
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0410/04100101kminolta7dgallery.asp
    http://konicaminolta.com/products/consumer/digital_camera/slr/maxxum-7d/
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0409/04092807kminolta7dsamps.asp
    http://www.livingroom.org.au/photolog/reviews/minolta/konica_minolta_maxxum_7ddynax_7d.php
    Thanks,
    -Edward Galarza
     
    Edward Galarza, Oct 6, 2004
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