|SUNPAK AUTO 433 D FLASH MINOLTA X-370 X-370N XG-A XG-1 XG-7 XG-9 XD-5 XD-11|
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|Sunpak is one of the world's largest manufacturers of electronic flash equipment. Sunpak electronic flashes are designed to work with today's auto focus cameras having dedicated flash capabilities. All Sunpak flash units offer advanced features to provide the widest range of creative control, and are supported by a wide range of system accessories.|
|Guide Number||120 ft/ISO 100|
|Supported Exposure Control||TTL|
|Compatible Brand||For Konica Minolta|
|Manual Power Control Levels||1/1, 1/16, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8|
|Required Battery||4 x battery - AA type|
Average review score based on 2 user reviews
A good flash for the money. The Sunpak 433D dedicated flash is an economical alternative to the Minolta 360PX. It has similar power to the Minolta 360PX plus tilt and swivel adjustments, but lacks the lighted calculator dial and full integration to Minolta's Power Grip and Databack accessories. However, it makes up for its shortcomings by having more 3rd party accessories available for it. It is also compatible with older bodies that don't have TTL (2 shoe contacts instead of 3); you just flip a small switch on the hot shoe.
There is a slight incompatibility with the "ready" indicator in the viewfinder. When a dedicated Minolta flash is ready, it causes the LED at the synch speed in the viewfinder to blink at about 1 Hz. The Sunpak unit does not cause the LED to blink, just holds it steady. You can still tell the flash is ready even without the blink because the LEDs for "A", "M", or "P" modes will be turned off when the flash is ready... only the LED locked steady at the synch speed will be visible. ***This only applies to the 433D unit; the Sunpak 444D unit (with the interchangeable MX-2D module for Minolta) behaves just like a Minolta brand flash.
The unit was in excellent condition. Much appreciated. These aren't used much anymore now that film has been replaced with digital cameras. This will be used in museum where there isn't the funding for high tech equipment, so the price was right. It will be adapted for close up photography of small objects so the size is just right.