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    Posted: 19 June 2019 at 04:06
Listed for sale worldwide on eBay is this Minolta 3500xi flash in its original leatherette case with stand, in perfect working order. Just add 4 x AA batteries.
Compatible for off camera wireless flash using the pop up flash or hotshot mounted Minolta or Sony flash units on your camera.
Hotshoe fits Minolta and Sony DSLRs up to a900, and for more recent DSLT and mirrorless Sony cameras, can be used with the Sony ADP-MAA hotshot adapter.
Starting price AU$19.00 which is approx. Eu.12, or US$13 or GBP10.

NOTE: Following a query from Dyxum member @Atom Ant Oz, about whether this unit can work as an off camera wireless flash triggered by the pop-up flash on an a77ii or a hotshot mounted flash on an a99ii, I tested it and found this doesn't work. The 3500xi can be set to wireless mode via the function menu when it is mounted on a camera hotshoe, then when turned on and mounted on its stand it sits showing wireless mode, with its red strobe light flashing waiting for the trigger, but the modern flash units don't trigger it. Might be a radio frequency thing?

I imagine it could work using a dedicated third party wireless trigger, but that would need some further research.

Anyway, the unit is being sold as is, in good working order, for a modest price. It certainly works OK as a fill flash when mounted on a camera hot-shoe. The flash head has a zoom function from 28mm to 105mm, and the flash intensity can be set to full or half strength. For cameras up to and including the a900 it's a natural fit. For more recent cameras it would need the Sony ADP-MAA hotshoe adaptor.

Any questions can be sent via PM.

Edited by Jozioau - 20 June 2019 at 07:59
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