G1 and external flash?

Started May 24, 2001 | Discussions thread
Sunil Regular Member • Posts: 100
Re: G1 and external flash?

a l b e r t wrote:

I plan on getting a G1. Before I do, I've a few questions regarding the use of external flash:

Can I use any 3rd party external flash other than Canon's? I can manually set the external flash, but other than that, would I have any problem?

I have a Canon compatible 5 point flash that works fine on my EOS 5QD (A2E) but does NOT work on the G1. I had to get a 420ex.

Haven't tried any other 3 point contact flashes.

If I have some non-Canon external flash setup, the build-in flash is turned off automatically, right? Or is this a setting I need to change in the camera?

As far as I can tell, it is turned of automatically.

Haven't detected any "settings" to be applied.

If I set flash off in the camera, would the external flash attached be turned off, or does this just affect the internal flash only?

Haven't checked this one as the internal falsh is turned off auto. (as above). Well you can turn off the external flash by switching it off ?

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