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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2023 at 11:12
Originally posted by Hyacin Hyacin wrote:

Yeah good call... $60 (used 3600 HS D I found) and problem solved. If I need more than one off-camera flash I can just shoot with my A9 ... not like I'm going to be doing any serious heavy-duty portrait sessions with the Maxxum 7 (or at all for that matter).


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$60 for a 3600HS/D ?
That sounds expensive , even for Canada ! They sell for £15-£20 over here .
The UK £ is about a US $ , I'm not sure about the Canadian $ .
Have you had a look on ebay and click on the "sold items" filter ? This will show you what they have actually been selling for rather than just what they are being listed at .

I'd keep looking . It depends on what and how you want to use the flash for , as all the Minolta iISO hot shoed flashes are fully compatible with the Dynax 7 .

If all you wanted was TTL flash control , with the flash staying mounted on the camera , the Minolta 5200i would do the job .
No off camera flash , no HHS . Just a good sized flash that is hotshoe mounted .
Costs next to nothing .

If you want flash that works on camera or off camera wirelessly , controlled by the Dynax 7's flash with full TTL metering ,the Minolta 5400xi or 3500xi flashes will do you .
Still very cheap flashes . You might even pick up the smaller 3500xi for less than $10 .

The next model up give you Wireless TTL flash control , as above , but also add high speed synch ( HSS ) . They allow you to to fire the shutter faster than usual , 1/12000 second on the Dynax 9xi , and still have full flash coverage .
This is typically used on sunny days with fast lenses where you need a bit of fill in flash where a fast shutter speed would otherwise result in over exposure .
This flash is the Minolta 5400HS .
All the above flashes are very cheap as they only function correctly and with TTL with film cameras , they have limited use on digital .

The Minolta 3600HS/D , Minolta 5600HS/D and rebadged as the Sony HVL-F36AM & HVL-F56AM are the dearest just because they work fully with digital cameras .

If you want to experiment with TTL flash with the Dynax 7 , save your money and get the earlier models . If you want only one flash that can be used on either film or digital , get the later Minolta HS/D model or Sony version .
If you want to experiment with multiple off camera flash with the film camera only , then some of the xi flashes would be the cheap option . If you get the larger model to mount on the camera you then have the option of playing around with ratio flash control , where different flashes fire with different outputs .

For the specifications of what gear Minolta ( and Sony ) made , see here ;

For lot's of information on Minolta's wireless flash control , a nice article on the Dynax 7 , look at the Friedman archives ;


There's a lot more than just that article on his website .
That should give you somewhere to start .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rastapartaman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 January 2023 at 16:06
Another great flash that does TTL and HSS is the Metz 54 mz3. Can also be used off camera. I've only used it with digital but it gave better results than the Minolta 5600. Just make sure you get it with the right hot shoe.
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