jeff nakayama , Jan 06, 2002; 07:46 p.m.
it is my understanding that it will only work in e-ttl if there is an e-ttl flash on the camera. i don't think you can disable e-ttl with an e-ttl flash mounted. the camera will work in ttl if there is a non- e-ttl flash being used (on camera flash). i don't believe that you can use a-ttl with a e-ttl camera body. i take it that you have looked at the popular 420ex and found that it is out of your price range. may i suggest you look at a 380ex, which is e-ttl and costs about $100. it is made by canon so you can't go wrong.