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Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by teefin1, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Hi all,

    I have a Vivitar 550FD flash, designated Minolta/Pentax/Olympus, but it doesn't fit the A57 hotshoe. Am I just thick or is it not supposed to fit without adapter? I thought it should???

    Thanks for any info!
     
  2. Michael Johansson

    Michael Johansson TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 15, 2012
    Ystad, Sweden
    Michael Johansson
    I suppose the flash has an ISO hotshoe common with most cameras except Minolta/Sony. The Minolta/Sony hotsho is different and technicly superior to the ISO. Only disadvantage is that it is not so common. Now even Sony has abandoned it on A99 and NEX-6 in favour of the lousy ISO-shoe.

    You can buy an adapter Minolta/Sony camera shoe > ISO flash. That might help but most likely you will have to use the flash manually.
     
  3. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    618
    Sep 7, 2012
    Thanks Michael, I think you're right, the flash has the old ISO hotshoe, which I didn't realise some of the old Minolta camera's have. Bit of a dud for me really. Think I'll just splash on the Metz 50, which is still cheaper than the HVL43AM, but pretty good by all accounts. :)