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I just bought a Minolta Maxxum 5 and was wondering if I can use it in manual mode with my studio lights. They need a PC socket and the new Maxxum has only a multipin hot shoe. Any adapters? Thanks loads, Philip...

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    Default Minolta Maxxum Flash Question

    I just bought a Minolta Maxxum 5 and was wondering if I can use it in
    manual mode with my studio lights. They need a PC socket and the new
    Maxxum has only a multipin hot shoe.

    Any adapters?

    Thanks loads,

    Philip
    pprocter@pipeline.com Guest

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    You can get a slave to trigger the studio strobes and use the maxxum
    flash to triger that. Or there is a maxxum hotshoe device you can mount
    on the camera that has a PC socket in it... (which I'm also looking for
    for my old Maxxum 7xi).

    [email]pprocterpipeline.com[/email] wrote:
    > I just bought a Minolta Maxxum 5 and was wondering if I can use it in
    > manual mode with my studio lights. They need a PC socket and the new
    > Maxxum has only a multipin hot shoe.
    >
    > Any adapters?
    >
    > Thanks loads,
    >
    > Philip
    Alan Browne Guest

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    My wife has been using the Maxxum 5 with two studio flashes in slave mode.
    She tapes a piece of cardboard in front of the built-in camera flash so that
    it does not illuminate the subject directly, but still emits enough light
    towards the ceiling to trigger the slaves.

    CB

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    news.compuserve.com wrote: 

    I've been doing that as well with up to three Maxxum flashes.

    But the question related to PC synch connection, eg, non Maxxum flashes.

    I also do this when I used stduio flashes (PC sync connector on Maxxum 9
    or slave trigger using a Maxxum 3500xi flash pointed up or to the side.)

    Cheers,
    Alan.
     
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