Canon’s attitude: what do you think?

Started May 15, 2001 | Discussions thread
Brent Regular Member • Posts: 258
Re: Canon’s attitude: what do you think?

I bought a Canon EOS A2e about two years ago (it's still being sold today). I have a third-party flash that works fine with it. When I first got the G1, it did not fire at all. With the firmware update, it now fires, but full-power every time.

If I had spent an extra $300 or $400 on a genuine Canon flash, that flash still wouldn't work with the G1 (it would have been the EG series, not the EX).

Canon's going out of their way to make simple TTL flashes not work with their current products in order to gouge the public.

They're crooks.

DanO wrote:

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.

DanO

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