Minolta Auto 220X

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Minolta Auto Electroflash 220X is an automatic flash that can be set to an ISO-range between 64-1600 in 1/3 stop increments and two auto apertures (f/5.6 and f/2.8 at ISO 100). No manual mode. Let you fire a test flash to verify range.

Comes with a wide-angle adapter that extends coverage to 28 mm.

It uses a standard ISO hot-shoe (not the proprietary shoe Minolta introduced in 1988) with one additional pin for communicating with a Minolta X-series SLR.


Generic flash.
Head: Fixed 35mm coverage.
Swivel & tilt: no swivel, 0° to +90° tilt.
Exposure mode: Auto.
No manual settings.
No built-in wireless modes.
Trigger voltage: 2 volt.
Batteries: 4xAA.
Flash duration: 1/1000 sec. @ 1/1 (full output).
Field upgradable: No.
Dimensions: 65 x 109 x 69 mm, 165 g.
Guide number (ISO 100, meter): 22.

Discontinued: Yes.

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



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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