Minolta Z-1 Any Aftermarket Flashes

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Wayne, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Guest

    I presently have a Minolta Z-1 camera which I like. I am planning on
    purchasing a flash that will fit the hot shoe. Being In Canada the
    Minolta Digital Flashes are cost prohibitive. The two I have seen are
    priced at $399 the 3600HS (D)and $599 the 5600HS (D). They also make a
    2500 (D) model that I ahvent seen listed. I am pretty sure these
    flashes also work on their regular film cameras for TTL etc. These
    So I was just wondering if Vivitar, Sunpack, or some other
    manufacturer makes a flash at a more reasonable price. Any information
    that is provided would be greatly appreciated.

    Wayne, Dec 31, 2003
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    Charlie Guest

    When I was sold my Minolta yesterday the guy said that he thought Centon did
    an adaptor, but he couldn't get it and I'd have to contact them. I don't
    know if Centon is a big brand in Canada or anything, I know my partner likes
    to use them for his "normal" camera and that I bought him a pretty good one
    last year for £60.

    Charlie, Dec 31, 2003
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    Andy Hewitt Guest

    That's not a lot less than the Minolta 2500 flash, I've seen that
    advertised in the UK for about £80.

    However, I too have been looking for a TO alternative, as I'd use a
    hotshoe flash very little, I find the built-in flash on the Z1 quite
    adequate for most needs.
    Andy Hewitt, Jan 1, 2004
  4. Wayne

    Wayne Guest

    I thank both of you gentlemen for the info. I shall check them out.

    Wayne, Jan 1, 2004
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    Dan Sullivan Guest

    Minolta used to make an adapter that went from their proprietary shoe to a
    regular hot shoe.

    You'd have to shoot with the cam on manual with the F stop being determined
    by the flash (set on AUTO).

    Best, Dan
    Dan Sullivan, Jan 1, 2004
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