Tommy Lee , Jul 27, 2007; 02:05 a.m.
You don't need the FS1100. It is just an mechanical adaptor for old ISO style shoe. As you are using the flash already, you already knew the Thyristor auto mode and manual mode work. You just won't get TTL flash. If I were in your shoe, I will continue to use it as it. You will have to pay a lot more for a high end Metz to get that dual light fill flash/bounce options. I don't think Sony offer a model like that. Many like me use manual flashes but only you can decide how much risk you willing to take. Minolta does has a shoe based PC sync terminal adapter with a voltage potection circuit PCT-100 for studio flash. BTW: It ain't cheap and hard to find. You will also have to find a place to mount your flash as it will take up your flash shoe.