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Can I use the Sunpak auto 221d dedicated for minolta on a canon dslr?

It's an old flash my dad had and I want to use it on my new T3i. Is this safe?

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No. The flash's trigger voltage is much too high. You could use something like this to isolate the units, however you won't get any of the automatic functions.

Posted on Jul 27, 2012

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probably in MANUAL mode only.... my Nikon and Canon's work with the pz4000 (at a save trip voltage I may add) but in a manual mode as mentioned above.....

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

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SOURCE: sunpak pz 4000af for minolta

Hi,

The Alpha 100 only supports pre-flash TTL and ADI flash control which are not supported by the Sunpak. The flash should ignite, but automatic controlling of its brightness is not possible.

For more Information about the different Minolta/Sony Flash Metering modes cf. http://www.mhohner.de/sony-minolta/flashcomp_mm.php

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Sunpak 344D Pentax K20D dedication

Seems like you may be ok. Google pentax k20d supak 344d compatability.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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SOURCE: can I use sunpak 1600a flash (older) with Pentax

Yes, it's possible.
The flash sensor is calibrated for a 35mm optics & iso (asa).

You may have to "UP" your digital camera's iso sensitivity to 800 or so.

You will have to experiment with it at various settings.
Try using the "bracket" sewtting on the camera.
It takes three pictures when you press the shutter button; the three have different "values" of brightness.

The bracket setting is on the UP arrow, where you can choose "single frame", "continuous frame", bracket, etc.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Sunpak PZ42X for Canon and a Canon T1i.

I have the same problem and i dont have a idea to solve it. Did you do something?

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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