I`ve learned a lot during my recent quest,mainly from members here and other forums,but also Michael Hohner`s site and other Minolta sites new to me. So,I started wondering why Minolta,in 2003 with the 3L,and 2004 with the 40,limited the flash compatibility to the three D flashes which I believe were the only current ones available at the time.Could it be they were,as it were,testing the new technology prior to launching the KM 5D shortly after? These are the only Dynax cameras not compatible with any older Minolta flashes.Having emailed Herr Hohner and got a very fast reply,I now know that some 3rd party guns are also compatible,Metz and Sigma were mentioned,but not specific models.I now need to identify which ones they are. OMG this is never ending. Someone said changing the body would be a simpler solution.