Canon’s attitude: what do you think?

Started May 15, 2001 | Discussions thread
Peter T Senior Member • Posts: 1,272
Re: Need help from someone with a Canon flash and a G1

Well, so much for that idea. Aside from the frustration of this not working, I'm really puzzled as to what the heck the camera is doing to cause this behavior.

Michael W. wrote:

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


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