Firmware update woth it ?

Started Jun 18, 2001 | Discussions thread
eshropshire Senior Member • Posts: 2,411
Re: Firmware update woth it ?Don't you trust Canon?

I am getting a little tired of the complaints about the G1 not using 3rd party flashes. Canon from day one said that the camera only worked with Canon EX flahses. I have a nice SunPack flash that is now in my closet gathering dust, but I knew it would when I bought the G1.

Ed

kaoz623 wrote:

Lisa Horton wrote:

kaoz623 wrote:

Lisa Horton wrote:

Jerry wrote:

Don't you all trust Canon?

Not any more. Not after buying a camera that has an
incomplete/incorrect implementation of E-TTL, that won't work with
3rd party E-TTL compatible flashes. Not after buying a camera
promoted as being good to use with studio lights, only to find that
it's not really very well suited at all for that purpose.

Lisa

what do you think is wrong with the implementation of e-ttl then?

I ahve also tried mine out in a studi with lights (first time for
me, i hasten to add) had lots of fun, and prodcued some reasonabel
pics for first time in studio (used an external meter sekonic for
this - as you really should in a studio)

Mike

The problem with the E-TTL is part of the overall flash shoe
problem. It doesn't work with 3rd party E-TTL or even plain TTL
flash units. Every other Canon body that offers E-TTL, even the
lowly Rebel will work with, say, Metz E-TTL compatible flashes.

The studio lighting problem is the dark viewfinder. At 1/125 and
f8, the modelling lights have to be turned up to full brightness to
see much of anything.

Lisa

didnt ralise that about 3rd part e-ttl, bit of a nightmare! what
have canon said about this?

as for studio i guess ur using modelling lights on flash units? i
myself was not using strobe and found that this was OK, no viewing
probs

Mike

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