Minolta 5600HS Questions

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Minolta 5600HS Questions

Unread postby shotokan101 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:31 pm

Hi are there any drawbacks or issues with using a Minolta 5600HS flash with the modern Alpha DSLT models such as the A77?

Also are all 5600HS models actually HS(D) ?

And finally what's a reasonable price to pay for one ?

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Re: Minolta 5600HS Questions

Unread postby pakodominguez » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:39 pm

shotokan101 wrote:Hi are there any drawbacks or issues with using a Minolta 5600HS flash with the modern Alpha DSLT models such as the A77?

Nope, it supposed to work perfectly on the A77
shotokan101 wrote:Also are all 5600HS models actually HS(D) ?
there is only one 5600, related with the Sony 56AM
http://www.mhohner.de/sony-minolta/flas ... =hvl-f56am

shotokan101 wrote:And finally what's a reasonable price to pay for one ?

Regarding the state of the flash, less than 200$
http://www.adorama.com/US%20%20%20%20608167.html
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Re: Minolta 5600HS Questions

Unread postby shotokan101 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:15 am

pakodominguez wrote:
shotokan101 wrote:Hi are there any drawbacks or issues with using a Minolta 5600HS flash with the modern Alpha DSLT models such as the A77?

Nope, it supposed to work perfectly on the A77
shotokan101 wrote:Also are all 5600HS models actually HS(D) ?
there is only one 5600, related with the Sony 56AM
http://www.mhohner.de/sony-minolta/flas ... =hvl-f56am

shotokan101 wrote:And finally what's a reasonable price to pay for one ?

Regarding the state of the flash, less than 200$
http://www.adorama.com/US%20%20%20%20608167.html


Many thanks :)

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Re: Minolta 5600HS Questions

Unread postby bfitzgerald » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:13 am

There are no serious drawbacks
Some minor ones..manual power limited to 1/1 – 1/32, newer flashes go quite a lot lower manual power output (probably not a big deal for most)
It doesn't have a built in white card, and it can't do a dumb optical slave (which is useful for mixing flashes like the Yongnuo ones)

I don't see that many around, I see the odd Sony going for £150 odd, personally I would not pay that you can buy a much more up to date flash from other makers brand new for less or just a bit more. It's worth getting one, but only at the right price


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