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Offline MsBugster

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Sony A68 using Minolta Maxxum 1800 AF
« on: December 28, 2016, 03:34:16 AM »
I'd like to use my old Minolta Maxxum 1800 AF (external flash) with my new Sony A68 DSLR.  I have turned off the camera's built-in flash, yet no matter which shooting mode I use (auto, program auto, aperture, shutter, or manual), all the pictures I take with the 1800 AF turn out very over exposed.  Is there another setting in the menu of the A68 that I can change to allow me to use the 1800 AF?  Or is this older flash simply not compatible with the new digital technology?

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Re: Sony A68 using Minolta Maxxum 1800 AF
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 04:36:03 PM »
I suspect it will be always firing on full power.

The A68 has the new Sony multi interface flash shoe, so needs a flash designed to work with this.

If you want a (relatively) cheap, light flash the Neewer NW320 is only £60 from Amazon, has twice the power of the 1800AF, adds bounce and swivel, and can act as a remote slave (but only manual power control in slave mode).

I use one on my A6000, due to it's small size, making it perfect as part of my 'travel kit'

It is also branded as Meike MK-320
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