G1 Flash Photograph 101

Started May 21, 2001 | Discussions thread
Ted Felix Junior Member • Posts: 25
Re: Non-EX Canon Flashes

Peter T wrote:

I've never owned a dedicated flash so there may be something I
don't understand here. If the camera is in manual mode, why would
it use the dedication signals?

My understanding is that when the G1 is switched to manual, it tells the external flash via the dedication signals to fire at full power. This is how the built-in flash works too.

Why they do that is really beyond me. It would be much more useful if it would just do E-TTL so you could shoot at a given f/stop without having to use Av and be in "fill-flash" mode.

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