Minolta Maxxum Flash Question

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by pprocter, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. pprocter

    pprocter Guest

    I just bought a Minolta Maxxum 5 and was wondering if I can use it in
    manual mode with my studio lights. They need a PC socket and the new
    Maxxum has only a multipin hot shoe.

    Any adapters?

    Thanks loads,

    pprocter, Jul 13, 2003
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  2. pprocter

    Alan Browne Guest

    You can get a slave to trigger the studio strobes and use the maxxum
    flash to triger that. Or there is a maxxum hotshoe device you can mount
    on the camera that has a PC socket in it... (which I'm also looking for
    for my old Maxxum 7xi).
    Alan Browne, Jul 13, 2003
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  3. My wife has been using the Maxxum 5 with two studio flashes in slave mode.
    She tapes a piece of cardboard in front of the built-in camera flash so that
    it does not illuminate the subject directly, but still emits enough light
    towards the ceiling to trigger the slaves.

    news.compuserve.com, Jul 27, 2003
  4. pprocter

    Alan Browne Guest

    I've been doing that as well with up to three Maxxum flashes.

    But the question related to PC synch connection, eg, non Maxxum flashes.

    I also do this when I used stduio flashes (PC sync connector on Maxxum 9
    or slave trigger using a Maxxum 3500xi flash pointed up or to the side.)

    Alan Browne, Jul 27, 2003
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