43am Flash?

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    I have the A33 and looking at the 43am flash, anyone have experience with this flash? Everything I can find says nothing about the compatability, any funstiions not availible if any while using it with the A33.


     
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    It should be compatible If the shoe on the flash is the new ISO sony shoe and the A33 has the old Minolta shoe, you'll need the ADP-AMA adapter, or use entirely off camera wireless using a bracket (chinese ones will work fine for an amateur like us). Judging by the photos at Amazon and B/H, it looks like the Minolta shoe, and I am pretty sure that the a33 does as well.

    I am fairly certain that the only feature you don't have is multi-light wireless control.
     
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    Thanks for the info, the shoe mounts are the same so I am good there. If I get to the point where I can use more than one flash effectively, Ill have a body that will support it...lol
     
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    Oh yeah. If it takes the Minolta mount, you should be fine. It hasn't changed since Maxxum.

    BTW - You know that the crossed-XX doesn't mean anything other than a trademark dispute. I was all excited when I happened to get a crossed-XX, only to find out that it's just a myth. :/
     
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    lol, yeah, I just get the pleasure of owning an older model. I have a thing for stuff like that.
     
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    My oldest lens is an Ilex Solar 5 1/2" I also have a CZJ 50/2.8 1Q T* tessar.

    I only have one AF lens ATM, a Minolta 24-50. I'm switching to Fuji though eventually. I have a really nice Canon FD 35/2 Chrome Nose which I can't even really use on my A-77.
     
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    The A77 is probably gonna be my next upgrade, unless I find a killer deal on a 70 - 200 2.8. I plan on holding on to my old Minolta primes, but starting to rotate the zooms for new better gear, but the Beercan. I like telling people I take pictures with a beercan and seeing the look on their face.
     
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    Oh, I'd probably get a 50/1.4 or 50/2.8 Macro if I was going to stick with Sony. I sold my 50/1.8 with my a350, kind of regretted it - but at the same time it tends to swirl unpredictably and that drived me nuts.

    I'm just not really sure alpha is a platform that will be around forever, and want something more flexible. NEX would be a second choice, but I like the sensor on the X-series better.
     
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    Im pretty well invested in the platform so I hope they stick around, for a few years anyways.
     
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    Id go for an a58. I would cost less and the technology is new. I was not really impressed by the quality off the a77 when I used a friends. My a580 is much nicer but they are hard to find now.
     
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    Fuji is cool and compact. A bit limited in the lenses still but they will develop more. Quality is good. Id love to get an x-100 for a back up/toy.
     
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    When you say quality, are you refering to the build, or the features. Or the over all function?
     

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