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Old 10th of January 2007 (Wed)   #1
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Default G7 and 550EX

Hey folks. I recently bought a G7 as a carry around camera, just out of curiosity does anyone know if the 550EX will work dedicated on it?
I could not find a mention of the 550ex or the 380ex in the manual.
Maybe because they are older flashes!
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Default Re: G7 and 550EX

I asked something similar about the 420EX.

Although the 420EX is not listed because it is discontinued, Toogy reported it works fine.

I do not know for sure if the 550EX will work, but it is similar to the 580EX and I guess it should work.

Check the thread Flash for G7, mainly this post by BNF and this post by Toogy
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the 550EX is designed to work with all ETTL and ETTL2 compatible cameras, so yeah, it should work (it'll look kinda funny though )
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Default Re: G7 and 550EX

Thanks Rafael . I was just curious and thought there may be some reason canon did not list it in the user manual. I will give it a try out.

Thanks Leo and I agree it will look quite strange having a flash bigger than the camera. It normally sits on my 20D. Just want to give it a go on the G7 to see the results.
Its a bit of a test I am doing. To do a photo shoot with the G7 and submit it to one of the mags I do work for. Just to see if they notice anything. With the results I have seen so far with only a few test shots, used the right way this camera is a GEM.
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Default Re: G7 and 550EX

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...Its a bit of a test I am doing. To do a photo shoot with the G7 and submit it to one of the mags I do work for...
Shot an extra photo to post in this forum, it will be much appreciated.
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Please take a picture of your G7 with the 550..I would love to see that!
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It looks crazy. Dont know what is heavier the camera or flash. It works all ok though.
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It looks crazy. Dont know what is heavier the camera or flash. It works all ok though.
Hah! That's a funny sight, but a great combo.. I'm sure you'll get plenty of good shots.
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Default Re: G7 and 550EX

I have a G7 and a 580EX and two 430EXs. Before I bought the G7, I took my 580 to the camera store and put it on G7 just to see how they would balance. My opinion is that they don't balance well, but it is a usable combination. I just put my left index finger up alongside the flash for a little more stability. Keeps the flash (which makes the camera top heavy) from tilting down so much.

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Old 17th of January 2007 (Wed)   #10
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Hey Mark.
Its a tricky combination to use balance wise, but I agree that it is a workable combination and a real handy carry around camera when you dont want to lug the SLR stuff around.
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Flash shutter release delay with the 550EX has been the sole disappointment for me. While registering the G7 for its warranty, I took the opportunity to ask whether a firmware fix is on the way. Sorry and no are the gist of their response. If you, too, are less than pleased, perhaps a chorus will get Canon's attention. Yours, Cameron
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