Canon’s attitude: what do you think?

Started May 15, 2001 | Discussions thread
OP Michael w Regular Member • Posts: 487
Re: Canon’s attitude: what do you think?

Let me make myself a little more clear… in this analogy Canon is the software vendor and GENERIC flash makers are the computer manufacturers. These flash makers never advertise that their product works for the G1 in specific but they do work with just about every camera that supports a standard hot shoe. Canon advertised that the G1 support generic flashes and it works with NONE. Canon does mention that the G1 will not fire some 3-rd party flashes… I would not have bought the G1 had Canon told me it would not work with ANY 3-rd pary flash.


Michael W. wrote:
That is exactly the point! But you got it reversed.


Tong Yi Tsui wrote:

If you buy a Windows software that screw up on 99% of all Windows
computers, would you expect the software vendor to fix their bugs
or do you think that it's ethical or even legal for them deny
supporting "3-rd party" computers? Would you bring the problem to
Intel or Microsoft instead?

Bad analogy. It should be the other way around. If you buy a
computer that does not run third party software, but you went out
and bought the third party software anyway, should the computer
maker be responsible for making the software you bought run with
its computer? Even though the software may be on a CD-ROM, and your
computer has a CD-ROM driver, does it automatically mean the
computer should run the third party software? I think not.

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