Appendix B. Accessories

Your PowerShot G11 comes with everything you need to begin creating awesome images with low noise and high resolution right out of the box. As you become more accustomed with all the dials, buttons, and menus, and as the camera feels more intuitive to you, you may feel the desire to expand on some of your camera's limitations. This is a good time to consider the many accessories available to you that add to your photographic experience.

Accessories for the PowerShot G11 are vast and include such items as external Speedlite flash units and transmitters and waterproof cases and bags that allow you to take your camera underwater and across the desert safely and easily. Macro Speedlites enable you to take close-up photographs with stunning detail and color. This section highlights some of the specific Canon accessories for the PowerShot G11 along with some items to consider adding to your photographic arsenal to expand your creativity and produce imagery way beyond the ordinary.

External Speedlites and Flashes

Just take a look at some of the cool features that are available with the Canon Speedlite System:

  • E-TTL II. Canon's most advanced flash metering system uses preflashes and flash-metering algorithms to determine the proper flash exposure. The E-TTL II system reads information from all metering zones before and after the preflash. Areas with little change in brightness are then weighted for flash metering. This is done to prevent a highly reflective surface or ...

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