Hal Bissinger , Nov 23, 2002; 11:47 p.m.
I Think that you will have better luck (if any) with Cobra than with the camera manufacturers. That's because camera manufacturers treat this information as proprietary. They do so in an effort to prevent, or at least hinder, third party manufacturers from making lenses and flashes that will compete with theirs. Third party manufacturers then resort to reverse engineering to get the information, not always with complete success.
I know nothing of that Minolta hotshoe but at least the trigger is usually pretty much standard among flashes. Don't expect the TTL and other information to be anyway near compatible. I think that the most you could expect is to have a manual triggered flash assuming you could come up with a hotshoe adapter.