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CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT NEW IF AVAILABLE FLASH WILL WORK WITH THE A1 AUTOMATIC.
-- HASU PATEL (HASU001@HOTMAIL.COM), November 01, 2000
I've no idea if flashes dedicated to the latest Canons (four extra contacts)would work properly - presumably any that rely on the camera for metering are a definite no-no, but even if they do, I would think you're paying a lot for extra functions that you can't use. If you need a dedicated flash (two extra contacts) you might find something from Metz or someone else who does a modular system, else go secondhand. Personally, I think you'd be better off getting a more powerful/flexible manual flash and just remembering to set your aperture manually.
-- Jeremy (email@example.com), November 05, 2000.
I agree with Jeremy. Get a manual flash, like a Vivitar 283 or 295HV and just set the aperture manually.
Or pick up a used Canon flash of the era. The 199A was designed to compliment the A-1. The later 299T will also work very well with the A-1 and give some more capability. Any Canon A or T series flash (except the 300TL) will work great with the A-1.
-- Terry Carraway (TCarraway@compuserve.com), November 09, 2000.