Getting flash off of the camera

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by blinded, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. blinded

    blinded TPF Noob!

    Dec 3, 2003
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    What are my options for getting my flash off of the camera? I have a Minolta Maxxum 7000, and currently an Minolta 1800AF flash, and neither have a pc socket or anything. I know my camera has a very old flash shoe that Minolta doesn't use anymore, but I don't care if I lose TTL, so it doesn't matter.

    I can't seem to find any off camera cords which just plug into both hotshoes? Are there such things or am I not looking hard enough?

    I'll be getting a new flash soon, probably a vivitar 285, if that matters.

  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

    Aug 25, 2003
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    Usually you would need 3 pieces to go off the hot shoe. The hot shoe adapter, the cord, and the adapter that goes on the flash. Sometimes you can find these things sold as a complete unit.

    With the Vivitar you could get the hotshoe adapter with a pc socket, and then a pc to vivitar cord, which will plug directly into the flash.

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