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Flash compatibility Will my Minolta 5400 xi flash work with my Sony A 100

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Re: Flash compatibility

Sorta, it will flash, but only in manual mode, all the benefits of having a gee whizbang electronic flash are lost jumping from the film to digital cameras, the film cameras metered the flash off the film plain, and quenched it when enough light had hit the film, they couldn't apparently figure out how to do the same thing for the digital sensor, so the flashes behave differently,  you need a D flash like the 3600 or 5600 to get automatic flash with the KM 5d, 7d, or sony A100 cameras... sorry... if it's any consolation, I'm in the same boat. :(

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

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You should have no problem, if they are maxuum af. The others should work too- I have an Alpha 100. The alpha 100 works great. I used to run my own photography business, and searched around for quite a while before I found the alpha. There is an adapter ring that i bought, that makes it possible for me to use my favorite old pentax screw mount 135mm f1.6, or any other screw mount, on my alpha 100.
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Sony A100 compatible lenses

Virtually all the old Minolta lenses are compatible with the new Sony SLRs.

For the two you mention, you will need to check whether the lenses are the AF or MF versions.

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This sounds like a defective Sony CCD issue. If so, Sony will fix your Minolta camera for free (with free shipping) regardless of warranty. You need to do this before March 31, 2008 so get going! See this link:

The Dimage models that Sony is accepting for the recall repair are:
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Here is the solution: Flash cannot be used in burst mode! You must set the camera to single shot mode!

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How to power up a Minolta Program 3500 xi flash through a Canon S5 IS?

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Konica Minolta Lithium-Ion Battery Recommendation (warning against the use of non-genuine or counterfeit batteries)

We have received a number of inquiries regarding the usage of Konica Minolta digital cameras with non-genuine or counterfeit Konica Minolta lithium-ion batteries. Please be advised that genuine Konica Minolta lithium-ion batteries are equipped with security system to prevent the camera from damages. It has been reported that some counterfeit batteries are NOT equipped with a security system. The use of such batteries will cause damage to your Konica Minolta digital camera and may cause fire. Further, every Konica Minolta digital camera has been designed to fulfill its nominal value in performance with a corresponding genuine Konica Minolta lithium-ion battery. For safety and optimum performance, we recommend that you only use genuine Konica Minolta lithium-ion batteries with Konica Minolta digital cameras. Genuine Konica Minolta lithium-ion batteries will include the Konica Minolta model # (NP-200, NP-400, etc) and are only available through authorized Konica Minolta dealers and the Konica Minolta on-line store. Please note that Konica Minolta is not responsible for damages or troubles caused by the use of lithium batteries which are not specified in the instruction manuals or not produced/distributed by Konica Minolta Camera Inc. (Updated 01/29/04) Genuine Konica Minolta lithium-ion batteries are listed below: Konica Lithium-ion Battery DR-LB4 for Konica Digital Revio KD-510Z/410Z/500Z/400Z/310Z Minolta Lithium-ion Battery NP-200 for Minolta DiMAGE Xt/Xi/X Minolta Lithium-ion Battery NP-400 for Minolta DiMAGE A1 Minolta Lithium-ion Battery NP-600 for Minolta DiMAGE G400 Minolta Lithium-ion Battery NP-500 for Minolta DiMAGE G500 Minolta External High-Power Battery EBP-100* is available for the following models: Minolta DiMAGE A1/Z1/7Hi/7i/7/5/S414/S404/S304 * EBP-100 is consisted of 2pcs. Lithium-ion Battery NP-100, 1pc. Battery Holder BH-100, and 1pc. Lithium-ion Battery Charger BC-100

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