WTB: Hot Shoe Adapter for Minolta

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  1. Efergoh

    Efergoh TPF Noob!

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    I am desperately seeking a hot shoe adapter for my Minolta 5D so that I can use my radio slaves.
    If you have one and are looking to part with it, let me know...
     
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    I don't know about the availability of the genuine Minolta adapters but I suspect they're not that easy to find now. There are some third-party adapters though. There's this one...
    http://www.safe-sync.com/Sony_Alpha_A100_safe_sync.htm
    ... and again here ...
    ... which reduces the voltage of the flash to the camera's tolerance. Unfortunately it's not cheap at $79.

    Alternatively there seem to be quite a lot of cheaper ones on the 'bay and here, but since they don't reduce voltage you'll have to make sure your flashes are below the safe level (which I imagine is 6v going by equivalent Canon and Pentax models).

    P.s. I haven't used any of those adapters or bought from the retailers; this is just what I've managed to Google. So don't sue me if you buy one of them and your camera explodes :D
     
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    Thanks. I'm holding out for a Minolta adapter. There was one at a local camera shop, but it was snatched up by one of the employees.
    I don't need it for flash, I need it for radio slaves.
     
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    Ah sorry I completely missed that part of the post. Anyway will keep my eyes open for a Minolta adapter.
     

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