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,

    Philip
     
    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.

    CB
     
    news.compuserve.com, Jul 27, 2003
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  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.)

    Cheers,
    Alan.
     
    Alan Browne, Jul 27, 2003
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