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Originally posted by feinberj feinberj wrote:

   The a99ii requires, at a minimum, the HVL-F20am PLUS the big adapter.


As noted above, the HVL-F20M does not require the adapter. It comes with the multi-interface shoe already.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote feinberj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2020 at 20:32
Unfortunately the HVL-F20M does require an adapter to plug into the a99ii. I just pulled out my HVL-F20M, and it plugs into my a900 directly but not my a99ii. The a99ii did not come with a flash adapter (I think the a99 did) so I will need to order the adapter.
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There are 2 versions of this flash. The HVL-F20 AM is the old Minolta designed hot shoe. The newer version, the HVL-F20M (withouth the "A") has the newer hot shoe. I hate the chunky adapters so much that I bought used versions of my favorite older flashes to use with my A77ii.
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I had no idea there were two versions of this flash! I had actually done searches for flashes compatible with the a99ii, and this did not come up. I am going to get one of these for my a99ii. Thanks for letting me know.
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Before you commit yourself to the 20M flash look into the Godox/Flashpoint R2 system of triggers and flashes.
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Originally posted by feinberj feinberj wrote:

I had no idea there were two versions of this flash! I had actually done searches for flashes compatible with the a99ii, and this did not come up. I am going to get one of these for my a99ii. Thanks for letting me know.


The best place to start your searching is on this forum.
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