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Item:404606137600Minolta Auto 360PX Dedicated Flash Unit for Minolta X-700, X-500, X-570 & More. In addition to the TTL flash capability, the 360PX retained the three “auto” settings of the 320X, for automatic flash operation. The 360PX also retained the adjustable power setting in manual mode from full power down to 1/16th power. Minolta Auto 360PX Dedicated Shoe Mount Flash Unit for Minolta X-700, X-500 & X-570. Although full TTL compatible with above mentioned Minolta models, can be used with any Minolta or similar 35mm SLR bodies. Condition: "Very Good" with only light indications of use visible, fully tested & inspected. Factory Description: ref: rokkorfiles.com/X series accessories.html Auto Electroflash 360PX The X-700 was created as the central plank of the Minolta Program System (“MPS”), and accordingly the accessories available for the camera are numerous. These accessories included items such as dedicated flash units, a motor drive and autowinder, a power grip to supplement flash batteries, a data back, a multi function back and a wireless controller. Specifics on these items are as follows: PX Series Flash Units The X-700 and X-500/570 differ from earlier Minolta cameras, in that they include TTL flash metering for the first time. This necessitated a third pin on the flash mount, and a redesign of the various flash units to accommodate the new feature. The PX series range included the 360PX, 280PX, 132PX and a completely new dedicated ring flash, the 80PX. Given that the company was also making the X-300/370 at the same time as a lower specification body without TTL, they did continue to offer the 200X, 132X and 118X dedicated non-TTL flash units, but the 320X was discontinued, replaced by the 360PX. The PX flashes incorporate two extra pins on the flash mount. One is the automatic flash sync pin that was on the X-series flash units, which alerts the camera that the flash is fully charged, and automatically sets the camera to flash sync and activates a blinking “flash ready” signal in the viewfinder. The second pin is a TTL pin, which tells the flash to cut the output once sufficient light has emitted for correct exposure, as determined by the X-700’s off-the-film flash metering system. The 360PX took over from it’s predecessor the 320X as the flagship of Minolta’s Auto Electroflash models. Virtually identical in appearance to the 320X it boasted a guide number of 36 in metres, had bounce and swivel capability, and used thyristor circuitry. The thyristor circuitry enabled flash use at up to 3.5 frames per second with the Motor Drive 1, albeit at very low power. In addition to the TTL flash capability, the 360PX retained the three “auto” settings of the 320X, for automatic flash operation. This makes it a very flexible unit, as it can be used on all Minolta cameras with success in the auto mode, as well as the X-700 and X-500/570 in the auto and TTL modes. The 360PX also retained the adjustable power setting in manual mode from full power down to 1/16th power. This makes the 360PX a very handy tool in the home studio, as its power can be adjusted based upon flashmeter readings or calculation to get whatever lighting ratio is desired. User Manual: cameramanuals.org/flashesmeters/minoltaauto360pxflash.pdf Note: we reserve the right to refuse shipment to any unconfirmed address. There is no reserve on this product. All INTERNATIONAL BUYERS Import duties, taxes, and charges (typically collected upon delivery) are the buyer’s responsibility and are not included in the item price or shipping charges. Please check with the customs office of your country prior to bidding/buying to determine what these additional costs will be. As these charges if any are usually collected by the delivering company, please do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. Additional Request for International Purchasers Although English is a somewhat universal language for commerce, for the benefit of various postal carriers around the world we may request that you supply us with a digital image of your address in your native language, this will make it easier for your local carrier to deliver your package to the correct address. A .pdf or .jpg image would be acceptable. Thank you for your consideration!!