retro... canon G5: what external flashes will work ?

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  1. cmc4130

    cmc4130 TPF Noob!

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    sorry for the newb question...

    having done some research it looks like Canon Speedlite 220EX works with G-series Canons.
    Amazon.com: Canon Speedlite 220EX for Canon Pro1, Pro 90, G Series and all EOS SLR Cameras: Electronics

    as this camera is basically a p.o.s. i picked on craigslist i don't want to invest too much into it. i just want an external flash that works decently.

    the above Speedlite is $120, yet there are a lot of $50 flashes that work on DSLR's. will some of these work on the G5 even if it doesn't specifically specify so ? i understand that i'm looking for TTL . . . .

    at some point i will upgrade and get something good, but for now this is it....

    for what it's worth... the reason i want the flash is that the built-in flash causes a massive shadow when trying to get past the wide-angle converter lens... as clear in this picture
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    thanks..............
     
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    Gabriel TPF Noob!

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    I think I had a G5 for a while, and if I remember correctly, it worked fine with the 580EX I have, so I figure most any modern Canon flash should work. But I can't say that with 100% certainty.

    I wouldn't call that camera a POS, it can do a lot and for the price, it can't be beat. I regret having sold mine, though I also bought it for a song some years ago.
     
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    There are any number of flashes that will go into the hot shoe of the camera and fire...but if you want E-TTL (automatic flash metering) then you will need a Canon flash (EX line, not EZ) or a dedicated off-brand model. The problem is that dedicated flashes aren't cheap.
     

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