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7D and 5DII Locking Mode Dial. $100

 
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Dec 04, 2010 22:12 |  #1

Would you buy this modification from Canon for $100 USD?
No mention as to the cost of shipping.

From Canon's web site....

Effective December 6, 2010, Canon will start to provide as a chargeable service, a locking mode dial modification for the “EOS 5D MarkII” and “EOS 7D” digital single-lens reflex cameras.

This modification is available, for a fee, to owners of these cameras who would prefer a Mode Dial which locks in place and can’t be accidentally moved during normal camera operation.

For USA residents, the pricing of the locking mode dial modification service for EOS 5D Mark II and 7D cameras has been set at $100 per camera as of December, 2010. (Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.)

(See site for pics of modified dial.)

Once modified, users must first press and hold down the central lock-release button in order to turn the Mode Dial. The modification is intended to prevent the Mode Dial from accidentally moving, once set to a particular exposure mode by the user.

http://www.usa.canon.c​om …il&docId=0901e0​2480245968 (external link)

IMO, I think if there is a design flaw with the dial not staying put, as set, then Canon should do perform this fix at no charge, just like the fixes made available in their firmware design flaws.

The dial changes quite easily on my 7D, only a small amount of tension while turning it. Dial has changed at least three times on me.




  
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Dec 04, 2010 22:16 |  #2

I've never had a problem with either body though that may be because I don't use straps. A waste of $100 for me.


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Dec 04, 2010 22:17 |  #3

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=966062
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=966348


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Dec 04, 2010 22:19 |  #4

I think this is the result of the locking dial that has come out on the 60D.

I was looking at them in store the other day and at first I couldn't turn the dial on the 60, then I realized you had to push the button first. So I think this might be in response to customer requests for a similar feature, not a way of addressing a flaw.




  
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Dec 04, 2010 22:20 |  #5

I thought I had seen this before. ;)


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Dec 04, 2010 22:20 |  #6

Prolly means that new models won't be coming out very soon.


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Dec 05, 2010 00:00 |  #7

K6AZ wrote in post #11397027 (external link)
I thought I had seen this before. ;)

Considering the fact that you basically live here it would not surprise me that you have seen every post on this board! :P




  
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Dec 05, 2010 00:07 |  #8

Mendal wrote in post #11397332 (external link)
Considering the fact that you basically live here it would not surprise me that you have seen every post on this board! :P

I don't know, I wouldn't call fewer than six posts a day "living here". :p


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Dec 05, 2010 00:17 |  #9

K6AZ wrote in post #11397354 (external link)
I don't know, I wouldn't call fewer than six posts a day "living here". :p

then you have spent over half this time in this thread alone :D

for whatever reason I just always seem to see your name... maybe you hold the same hours as me or something




  
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Dec 05, 2010 00:28 |  #10

Mendal wrote in post #11397384 (external link)
then you have spent over half this time in this thread alone :D

for whatever reason I just always seem to see your name... maybe you hold the same hours as me or something

My hours have been messed up since the summer when I had four surgeries one after another. It's going to be some time before I can do any kind of work so you're stuck with me. ;)


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Dec 05, 2010 00:33 |  #11

When I go to a game, I set C1, C2,C3 the same and start with the camera on C3.Then, not if, but when it changes, I'm still safe. Gaffers tape works well too.


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Dec 05, 2010 02:33 |  #12

Mike R wrote in post #11397444 (external link)
When I go to a game, I set C1, C2,C3 the same and start with the camera on C3.Then, not if, but when it changes, I'm still safe. Gaffers tape works well too.

Ha! That's a good idea!


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Dec 05, 2010 08:06 |  #13

I'd pay $100 to have them taken off. I hate the locking dial! It's a real PITA. Anyone who doesn't check their setting after taking the camera out of a bag probably deserves to have it in the wrong mode anyways. That's photography 101 to check your settings. And the mod is "due to market demand" according to Canon Inc. What market is demanding it is beyond me, though.


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Dec 05, 2010 10:19 |  #14

Count me in on this one. Mine has changed sliding in and out of my bag.




  
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Dec 05, 2010 11:07 |  #15

Yeah but mine's a Market related question. ;)




  
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