The Minolta 5600HS is an excellent powerful flash from Minolta history. It featured an excellent wireless flash system, a rotating head, auto-zoom (24mm-85mm) and included a wide angle (17mm) adapter. It has had nice manual options. With much of Minolta's equipment, the "D" represents their "distance encoding" technology. This system is especially helpful with flashes. You may see it noted as HSD or HS (D) - same thing.
Exactly the same as the Sony HVL-F56AM. A powerful flash for virtually any situation. These should become great bargains as prices drop.
Links below for reviews and current Ebay auctions for this flash.
|MINT MINOLTA 5600HS (D) Shoe Mount Flash + OC-1100 Cable + Stand + Manual|
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|MINOLTA 5600HS (D) Shoe Mount Flash EXC++ From Japan|
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|Konica Minolta 5600HS (D) Shoe Mount Flash same as Sony HVL56|
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