Remote flash and cold shoe?
Hi, I am just interested to know if it is possible to use remote flashes (radio) with a cold shoe. (minolta srt-101).


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Nettheim wrote:.

Hi, I am just interested to know if it is possible to use remoteflashes (radio) with a cold shoe. (minolta srt-101).


You need to ask someone who is familiar with the Minolta srt-101. Try the Konica-Minolta SLR talk forum for a start, and ask if anybody knows a Minolta specialist website where you might get an answer.Chris R..

Comment #1

A "cold shoe" is simply an accessory shoe for flash or other camera accessory. The term came about only after "hot shoes" were produced to connect flashes, etc. directly to the camera without an external cord. You'll need a flash that allows connection to your camera via a PC cord. Your Minolta has the terminal to accept it. The PC cord allows only an on/off connection to fire the strobe. No automation or other features will be controlled by the PC cord...

Comment #2

It's a semi-weird question with lots of variables..

But yes is the answer..

But why?.

Buy a pocket wizard, mount it in the cold shoe, run a cord from it to the PC socket on the Minolta SRT 101 (an ancient fillm camera).

Buy a second pocket wizard and a remote flash a Vivitar 283 would be good) and attach the Pocket Wizard to the 283's PC cord socket..

Press the shutter release, the pocket wizard on top sends a signal to the other pocket wizard with the flash, and the flash goes off..

But there are a lot easier ways to set off a remote flash from an old 35mm camera. A little flash on the camera, and an optical sensor on the remote flash is fine, depending on what other lights are flashing..


Comment #3

For about 10.00 you can pick up a "PC to hot shoe adapter" with an attached PC cord. Put the adapter in your camera's cold shoe, plug the adapter cord into the camera's PC outlet and you have an on-camera hot shoe..

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Comment #4

Easily done, the old-school Minolta srt-101 way would be to use optical slaves..

Do you have a flash you are currently using with the camera? You would need external flash(es) and the triggers, there are various sorts. Some look like a hotshoe with an "eye" on the side. I have an ancient Vivitar that is a separate piece, and connects to the flash via PC cord. It has been used with a Nikon F (no shoe at all) and a Minolta srt-101. But both trigger a flash via PC cord..

A setup like this requires that you be able to control the flashes manually, either by power ratios or controlling the distance between the various flashes and the subject. You get no help from the camera or any automated flash measuring system..

But it does work..

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