Sony A100 dslr and minolta Flash 5600HS

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  1. Jan

    Jan Guest

    Has anyone any experience with this combination?
    Jan, Jun 3, 2007
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  2. Yes, got this combination. It works.

    David Kilpatrick, Jun 3, 2007
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  3. Jan

    Alan Browne Guest

    Was their a bias problem as 'tween the 7D and the 5600HS?
    Alan Browne, Jun 3, 2007
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    Jan Guest

    Jan, Jun 3, 2007
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    David Guest

    I have the same overexposure problem with the non-digital 5600HS - even
    reducing flash by 2 stops doesn't help. Bouncing flash does help - even with
    a Lumiquest type device - but still isn't perfect.
    David, Jun 3, 2007
  6. 5600HS(D) and 7D - 5D : early versions of the 5600HS(D) may need
    calibration to produce a different level of pre-flash for metering
    purposes. It was recommended the camera and flash were sent for service
    together, to be matched up.

    My 5600HS(D) - was ex-KM staff use. Had been calibrated already for
    general use with 7D/5D, so it also works fine with the A100.

    Older 5600HS with no (D) - D does not stand for digital, it stands for
    ADI metering compatible. This does not produce two stops over, it
    actually fires at full power all the time on any auto setting. This may
    look like two stops over in many conditions. It is not compatible with
    any digital body, including the Dimage 7/A series models and the
    Dynax/Maxxum 7D/5D or Sony A100. Use in Manual mode and fractional
    power, setting the camera to M with manually set shutter speed and
    aperture, and the flash mode set to fill-in. The pop-up flash can not
    control the 5600(HS) wirelessly, and mixed set ups with
    5600HS(D)/3600HS(D) and the earlier 5600HS, 3500HS do not function.

    New Sony HVLFXXXwhatthehellaretheletters 5600 whateveritis (usual Sony
    non-memorable product name) - comes calibrated for A100 from the start,
    and also works well with earlier digital models. Some experiences differ
    as the metering is very sensitive to small bright reflections.


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    Stephen Guest

    There is no digital/non-digital 5600HS(D). That D stands for

    Stephen, Jun 4, 2007

  8. Stephen-

    Later KM film SLRs, as well as the KM/Sony DSLRs, are not compatible
    with the older non-D flash in automatic (TTL) modes. The D may not mean
    digital, but it is an indication that it is compatible with the digital

    Fred McKenzie, Jun 9, 2007
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