Canon’s attitude: what do you think?

Started May 15, 2001 | Discussions thread
Peter T Senior Member • Posts: 1,272
Re: Canon’s attitude: what do you think?


I have done a lot of reading on this subject. Here are the conditons under which the flash will work in manual mode: using only f8 or using only 1/10 sec or slower or using the old firmware. Obviously the first two are very limiting.

I'm looking forward to hearing what your Canon rep has to say.

Thank you.


Steve wrote:

Peter, and others,

I'm not a technical guru, but I am going to pass along this thread
to my Canon technical rep and see what he says. Funny thing is, to
my knowledge none of our customers have complained about the flash
problem, but maybe we've been lucky and they're all using the
camera as a P&S piece. I'm also going to ask one of my customers
who has had a G1 for quite a while and see if he has experienced
the problem, or even tried it.

I do agree that Canon should support firing any third party flash
and it should fire in any mode. So I don't understand why you can't
put the camera in manual, set the aperature manually and get good
results. Obviously, it works for some people. You're quite possible
correct that this is a design or firmware flaw that can be fixed.

I'll post my reps reply as soon as I hear from him.

Steve H

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