Canon’s attitude: what do you think?

Started May 15, 2001 | Discussions thread
Kevin Bjorke Forum Member • Posts: 59
Re: There ARE ISO Standards - Canon Ignores Them

This despite the fact that a Canon engineer heads the ISO steering committee on strobes.

Worse yet, Canon's own demos of the G1 at Photokina etc were using it with a non-Canon studio flash system... so their hypocracy is painful.

For that matter, it also fails in mysterious ways WITH Canon's strobes (see web page below).

Finally, exposure is based on ISO criteria. If the exposure is off, then the camera isn't running at the rated ISO (or the strobe isn't) -- in which case it's again a Canon problem.

kb
http://www.botzilla.com/photo/ETTL1.html

Michael W. wrote:

Below is an inquiry I sent to Canon and their reply. Quite frankly
I’m very disappointed in Canon’s attitude. Isn’t
it consumer’s right to expect that their product is to work
properly with “industry-standard” accessories unless
otherwise stated? Please voice your opinion.

Your inquiry as follows: *****
Flash with non-Canon flash is over exposed as if aperture is full
open at 2.0, regardless what the actual aperture setting is.
Flashes used: Vititar 283, Sunpak 383. Can this problem corrected
by sending in, or is Cannon planning to issue a fix via firmware?
Canon response as follows: ******
Dear Michael

Canon only designs,tests and manufactures accessories for our
products. It is therefore up to other manufacturers to meet our
standards and abilities.

Thank you for your inquiry

Canon USA

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