Old Autolock vs New MI (Multiface) hotshoe

Started Jan 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Mike Boreham
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Old Autolock vs New MI (Multiface) hotshoe
Jan 25, 2013

Am I the only one who regrets the passing of the Sony/Minolta autolock hot shoe?

I have always found fitting and removing the flash so much quicker with the autolock than the standard hot shoe, which has a fiddly wheel to tighten up. Gripping the flash and pressing the release button simultaneously was a single movement.

Also the MI (Multi Interface) shoe has a lot of very small delicate looking connectors which make me want to put the protector back in, which I never do with the autolock shoe.

The same connectors are even more exposed on the flash side (or in my case at the moment on the ADP-MAA adapter) which also has it's own fiddly protective cover.

Can I ask any owners of the ADP-MAA adapter or HVL-F60M, are you using the protective covers for the camera and flash/adapter?

Thanks

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