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724afm overexposure Just got a 724afm for my Minolta 7Hi. Problem is that it overexposes (way too much flash) so badly that all pictures are "whited" out. Only way it works is if I stop down to the smallest aperture (f8) and the subject is 15 feet or so away. It's supposed to be a dedicated flash but it certainly isn't working that way. HELP

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  • BowerNot Jun 27, 2008

    Hi I bought the Bower 724 for my A200 and there seems to be no metering of the flash. The seller says it is something to do with a set up on my Camera. Can anyone help?

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Hi stage, I looked into your question a bit, and you don't appear to the be the only person who is having trouble with this flash (http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/printer_friendly_posts.asp?TID=17761). It seems like many other users are having the same problems with controlling the flash exposure. In my opinion, you should stick with flashes and other camera accessories approved by Minolta, and be very cautious when buying 3rd party accessories for your camera. Photography is one area where you get what you pay for -- a $40 flash will _not_ perform as well as a $400 dollar one (much to the dismay of photo students and photographers on a tight budget!). But, if you intend to keep using your 724afm, I suggest you manually control your exposure on the camera, to compensate for the lack of control over the flash.

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