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Sony hot shoe

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by teefin1, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Hi, is the Sony hotshoe on NEX 7/alpha series the same as Minolta? I have acquired a Vivitar 550FD dedicated Minolta flash and wonder if I'll need a hotshoe adapter?

    Thanks
    Tracy
     
  2. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Steve
    Yes, that's its heritage.
     
  3. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Cool! So it should just fit?? I have never bought a flash so thought I'd give this one a go. :)
     
  4. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Steve
    Mechanically fitting vs. functionally fitting will be the true test. Depending on how old it is, you may lose some functions. This will be interesting to follow, please let us know how it works!!
     
  5. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Thanks srhedd! I will let you know how I get on. I believe it's a legacy lens so have to manually set iso and aperture to match that of the camera. Should be fun :)
     
  6. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Steve
    If it doesn't work to your satisfaction, I just listed a HVL-F43AM in the classifieds.
     
  7. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Thanks :)