G1 and external flash?

Started May 24, 2001 | Discussions thread
Peter T Senior Member • Posts: 1,272
Re: G1 and external flash?

The significance of the problem depends on how you use your camera and flash. I read the info on the botzilla site prior to purchasing my G1 and thought that the flash situation was ok. Once I got the camera I realized that none of the various workarounds work for my needs.

However, I have found a workaround that is bearable in my situation. I use the internal flash to trigger the optical slave on my flash and use a business card about 1/2" in front of the internal flash to keep it from lighting the subject but still allow it to trigger the slave. I am shooting with the camera in manual mode.

There is no problem in aperture or shutter priority mode. How the camera assumes that you are using the flash for fill and sets the shutter/aperture based on an ambient light reading.

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