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08-23-2010, 02:41 PM   #1
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Howdy from the Texas Hill Country: I've just registered after having scanned these threads for info. and am learning a lot from youse all, thank you! This year I returned to phototaking after a long break tending to life needs. But DSLR and computer applications have recaptured my interest; this is also serving an important stimulus to my slow 69 year used brain! I started with an early Ricoh, then a Minolta SR-1, and lots of P&S toys. My current interest is macro, wildlife, travel scenics and family. I think you can find my brief equipment list somewhere at which I registered.

I've picked up a seldom used Minolta X-700 with a working auto360PX flash; I'll play with film applications for chuckles.

My current question is flash use with my K2000: can I safely use the Minolta auto360PX on the hotshoe (I'm guessing in Manual mode only), alone; and secondly, use that as a master to trigger my AF-560FGZ as wireless slave?

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welcome to the forum. I don't, unfortunately, have an answer for your flash question as I'm just getting into researching them myself.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bigwilly Quote
My current question is flash use with my K2000: can I safely use the Minolta auto360PX on the hotshoe (I'm guessing in Manual mode only)
Minolta used a different hotshoe than anyone else from a certain date onwards, but if it physically fits then voltage wise it should be safe to use.

With any old flash, make sure its trigger voltage won't harm your camera. Anything below 6V and you are golden but Pentax DSLRs should be fine even up to 30V.

The Minolta Auto360PX has been measured at 5.24V so is good to use (provided the hot shoe fits).

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