220ex for the G1 -- Don't laugh!

Started May 25, 2001 | Discussions thread
OP Linda Regular Member • Posts: 137
Re: 220ex for the G1 -- Don't laugh!

jim anderson wrote:

Hi Linda,

Jim from Nevada here. I'm not positive but I think I read that the
two "top" flashes (the 420EX and the 5xxEX [can't remember the
number]) have features not available on the other Canon flashes.
Don't quote me but I think the big ferature is that they will
control the amount of light emitted based on the requirement of the
camera/shot. All the others simply charge a capacitor and fire at
full force every time even though you might only need 25% as much

Good luck.


You sure are a travelling man!

You're right about the 420ex and 5??ex being far superior flashes. The zoom and swivel.

BUT, they are really large and make the G1 top heavy. I wonder if I would carry it around with me.

I had the top of the line (or near it) for my Canon AE1 program, and I did use it .... but rarely used the bounce. Hmmm. Perhaps I would have like my candids better if I had.

Good grief, I think I'm talking myself into the 420, although I think the 380ex swivels up (not to the side). If it's smaller, it might be a good compromise.
Have a good trip.


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