Canon’s attitude: what do you think?

Started May 15, 2001 | Discussions thread
BryanS Veteran Member • Posts: 4,104
Canon advertises this? Where?

Somebody show me where Canon advertises that the G1 works with 3rd party flashes, other than some anecdotal nonsense that they "showed the G1 with 3rd party flashes at trade shows."

In fact, I have no doubt that the camera would work with some 3rd party flashes that are designed to do ETTL on Canon equipment. Some here have mentioned good success with such units. However, I don't think I've seen Canon touting this anywhere.


Michael W. wrote:
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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