Canon’s attitude: what do you think?

Started May 15, 2001 | Discussions thread
OP Michael w Regular Member • Posts: 487
Re: Need help from someone with a Canon flash and a G1

Actually I have. I bought the 550EX, thinking that if the E-TTL thing worked out wonderfully as many others said then may be I would shell out the money. What I found is E-TTL was only adequate (especially outdoor fill where bounce is not possible) and constantly have to revert to manual mode to get the quality I like. The G1 works with the 550EX perfectly fine in manual mode. But then I thought that if I was going to use it as a manual flash exclusively anyway then the $485 price tax wasn't at all justified. Had the G1 worked with third party flashes in manual mode as it's supposed to, a $69 Sunpak is every bit as good as the 550EX if not better. Needless to say, I returned the 550EX and had to deal with this.


Peter T wrote:

It just occured to me that someone with a Canon flash would
probably never use their flash in manual mode. So I'd like someone
to try an experiment for me.

Put your flash in manual mode. Then put the G1 in manual mode at
1/125 sec. Without making any changes to the flash take exposures
from f2 to f8. Then let me know if the exposures are consistent
with stopping down the lens. Thanks.

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