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Post Options Post Options   Quote michelb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 June 2020 at 23:28
Quite a few people have suffered the drop of death when using the ADP-MAA adapter on their A99 in the past where the adapter just slipped off the body and the flash was dropped to the ground and even in one case water.

So using these older shoe flash units is not an option for regular active use.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote glefebvre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 July 2020 at 00:11
I have never had an issue with the adapter. Just lock it down and it stays put. Sorry to hear about other have issues with it.

Edited by glefebvre - 01 July 2020 at 00:54
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 July 2020 at 01:11
Isn't that why Minolta came up with the iISO hotshoe ?
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Originally posted by michelb michelb wrote:

Quite a few people have suffered the drop of death when using the ADP-MAA adapter on their A99 in the past where the adapter just slipped off the body and the flash was dropped to the ground and even in one case water.

So using these older shoe flash units is not an option for regular active use.


Happened to me while shooting a wedding. Beside the fact that my flash was damaged, I felt SO embarrassed ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 July 2020 at 04:46
Originally posted by Anita Anita wrote:

Originally posted by michelb michelb wrote:

Quite a few people have suffered the drop of death when using the ADP-MAA adapter on their A99 in the past where the adapter just slipped off the body and the flash was dropped to the ground and even in one case water.

So using these older shoe flash units is not an option for regular active use.


Happened to me while shooting a wedding. Beside the fact that my flash was damaged, I felt SO embarrassed ...

I think I should join this support group. Being use to the auto lock shoe I kept forgetting to lock the Multi interface shoe.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anita Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 July 2020 at 05:50
That is not the real problem. The problem was the flash connecting to the hotshoe. It was only hold by a very small plastic pin. With the flash itself so high and heavy, the plastic pin was of no use, the flash just "walked" of the hotshoe. It was unworkably for me and I swopped the flash for a the newer model.
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