Minolta Auto 200X

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This is a well-built compact flash unit with two manual settings (“Hi” and “Lo”). It recycles in 3 seconds on “Hi” with fresh alkaline batteries.

Standard coverage corresponds to 35 mm (FX). Comes with wide angle diffuser that takes coverage to 28 mm (FX).

Two thyristor controlled auto settings (f/2.8 and f/5.6 @ ISO 100).

Thanks to Richard Karash for capsule review and pictures reproduced below.


Generic flash.
Head: Fixed 35mm coverage.
Swivel & tilt: no.
Exposure modes: Auto, Varipower.
Manual settings: Hi and Lo (2 steps).
No built-in wireless modes.
Trigger voltage: 5.3 volt.
Batteries: 4xAA.
Flash duration: 1/1000 sec. @ 1/1 (full output).
Field upgradable: No.
Dimensions: 70 x 90 x 56 mm, 210 g.
Guide number (ISO 100, meter): 20.

Discontinued: Yes.

For a detailed explanation of the above specifications, see the guide.

[Image of Minolta Auto 200X.]



Brand profile

Key info

Established: 1928
Country: Japan

Minolta was a Japanese worldwide manufacturer of cameras, camera accessories, photocopiers, fax machines, and laser printers established in 1928 on Osaka. In 2003, the company merged with Konica to form Konica-Minolta. In 2005, Konica-Minolta sold parts of its photographic division to Sony and left the business of selling cameras and photographic accessories. The Sony line of DSLRs are a direct continuation of the Konica-Minolta line and uses the Konica-Minolta lens mount (A-mount) and proprietary hot-shoe.

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