Canon’s attitude: what do you think?

Started May 15, 2001 | Discussions thread
Kevin Bjorke Contributing Member • Posts: 599
Re: Canon’s Spin Control

Samath wrote:

Canon make a camera and they make a flash gun to fit on it. You
bought a flash-gun which Canon does not support fully ( I say fully
as it fires the flash). Now you want Canon to make their camera
compatible with your flash gun.

No he just wants Canon to support the same industrial standards that Canon CLAIMS to support when they participate in the ISO flash trigger working group and when they place an ISO-standard hotshoe on the top of a camera they label as suitable for "professional" shooting.

If Canon has topped the G1 with a proprietary connector (as Nikon and Sony do), that would have been appropriate. But they didn't, because Canon wanted to sell more cameras to people who know how to use flash. The fact that the camera works improperly in the very applications for which it was advertised is at best a screwup and at worst an underhanded trick -- either way it could be argued that since the camera is inapproriate for the purpose for which it was marketed, it violates the US Uniform Commercial Code and Canon should be obligated to fix, buy-back, or replace those units.

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