07-12-2020 09:48 PM
And to the party saying it is Canon's perogative to make an exclusive flash shoe for their cameras, because some flashes can ruin a camera . . . well that is the very "new" attitude you will find with most capitalists. For years every camera had a flash shoe compatible with any flash. Now, without notice, putting out a product in buyer beware mode? Give me a break! When we go down, it will be on account of the Canon's of our world, pulling us down with them.
07-13-2020 10:44 AM
As stated earlier....
"Canon does not design their gear to be compatible with 3rd party hardware. It is of no concern to them."
Why would they? If you sold flashes and cameras you would not make sure your camera worked with any and all off brand flashes.
07-13-2020 10:47 AM
" I am waiting to hear from my complaint filed to the BBB,..."
I, also, am interested in knowing whether the BBB cares if Canon doesn't make sure its cameras work with all other brands of flashes. You might try that "pine tree" for some sympathy!
07-13-2020 11:06 AM
So the general concensus is this: Canon can, and did, change their flash shoe by eliminating the central 5th pin, so that purchasers of their recent photo equiptment will be forced to buy their external flashes. I'm ok with that if that is the road they care to take, but after making cameras for such a long time, going back to the 60's and 70's with their SLR's that were equipped with a standard flash shoe and then to not advertise or post any warnings to the general public that they had made these changes is ok?
The argument that 3rd party flashes causes damage to Canon cameras falls flat on account of Canon making their pricier cameras with a standard flash shoe. This makes no sense.
My question is why you defend this practice, especially in these days of a very precarious economy? Since the days I had started in the very early years of the 70's with my Minolta SRT 101, I thoroughly enjoyed photography. It was a means that I could express my view of the world. When my Canon bundle arrived, that happiness came back. But it was soon vanquished when I learned it would not accept my Godox flash.
Maybe you are an employee of Canon, but if I worked there, I would hang my head in shame for allowing my company to fail the public in such a way as this.
07-13-2020 11:26 AM
Look, it is what it is.
Exactly *2* people have complained about this since Canon removed the central contact point on *entry level* cameras. It is really down in the noise.
We have no insight as to why Canon might make these kinds of decisions. We are just users.
07-13-2020 12:04 PM
I've found a satisfying work-around is to buy a genyoowine Canon EX flash on eBay for a dime on the dollar :-D
Now I have a great E-TTL flash for my otherwise great Canon camera while foiling Canon's daft and petty strategem.
07-13-2020 01:03 PM
"I had started in the very early years of the 70's with my Minolta SRT 101,..."
Did you make such a fuss when the camera mount changed? I didn't like it because I had way more invested in lenses than you have in a obsolete flash. It was in the best interest of the company. Companies have to make a profit or they won't make any cameras with or with out flash shoes. Things change, things progress.
What model Canon camera did you buy anyway? A dedicated flash sure would be a nice addition!
No, I am not a Canon employee and I doubt any of them hang their head in shame over the flash shoe.
07-13-2020 03:13 PM
I got what I could afford. A Rebel T7. I should have guessed with a camera being named "Rebel" doesn't exactly fit in the echelon of Hasselblad or Nikon, but this I say as my truth. If there was a dissclaimer on the ad I saw on Amazon, I would not have made the purchase.
It is a shame that in these days no one hangs there head with remorse. It is simply $$$ any more and to a 68 year old guy, I am just going to have to accept the new 'Golden Rule' which is the man with the gold is the one who makes the rules.
As a staunch left-winger I live for the hope of capitalism sinking like the Titantic as I cannot foresee something so temporary as companies like Halliburton, BP, Dole, and yes Canon who some take land with impunity, some clear rain forest's, some even make systems that are made exclusive and require the companies parts and mechanisms to work. All these things we face but don't care enough about. I do look for the market crash and if society ever gets back on its feet, they will remember that unlike Gordon Geccko, GREED is not got.