Canon’s attitude: what do you think?

Started May 15, 2001 | Discussions thread
DanO Regular Member • Posts: 198
Re: Canon’s attitude: what do you think?

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.

Not to be rude, but let me ask you a question. I hear a lot of people state that they are upset about not being able to use 3rd party flashes. Is this because they already have them, or is it because there is a price difference? I didn't have a flash prior to purchasing my G1, so it wasn't a big deal to me which flash I "had" to buy. I just looked at it as an accessory to purchase with this camera. I had never had a camera before that accepted external flash, so I really can't relate to what the problem is. Also, maybe I am missing something, but I don't remember Canon mentioning other flashes than the EX series, for the G1, when I was looking researching whether or not I wanted to purchase the camera.


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