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7D rear dial not working in Manual mode ..

 
excalibur27
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Oct 25, 2010 20:32 |  #1

Hi all,

Reading here a couple months now and regretfully this is my first post..

I've been shooting in AV for a week or so, switched back to M earlier today and noticed my rear dial won't adjust the aperture (I had been using spot metering prior to this but don't see how it would effect anything). I pulled the battery and still no go. Also went into custom functions and made the rear dial control shutter speed in M. Now aperture works with the top dial, but the rear dial is dead. It works for everything else, just won't control anything in manual mode :confused:.. Hopefully someone here has an idea that's an easy fix.

Any ideas are appreciated.. Thanks

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Oct 25, 2010 20:35 |  #2

do you have the "lock" switch on? located on the lower left part of your rear dial...if you do then you can't adjust your aperture...


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Oct 25, 2010 20:37 |  #3

drigo wrote in post #11164501 (external link)
do you have the "lock" switch on? located on the lower left part of your rear dial...if you do then you can't adjust your aperture


Duh, thanks. I knew it was going to be something stupid and I'd feel like a moron:o




  
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Oct 25, 2010 20:37 |  #4

drigo wrote in post #11164501 (external link)
do you have the "lock" switch on? located on the lower left part of your rear dial...if you do then you can't adjust your aperture

Yeah, that is the sense that I am getting as well. If it works for everything else, then it should work for aperture. Also, check to make sure that you didnt reassign it in your control settings to change metering modes or shutter speed.

Edit: Never mind, that was a quick fix!


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Oct 25, 2010 20:40 |  #5

excalibur27 wrote in post #11164519 (external link)
Duh, thanks. I knew it was going to be something stupid and I'd feel like a moron:o

lol...you learn something new everyday...
but yeah..if that switch is "on" lock..you can't adjust your aperture with the rear dial but if your in AV mode..you can adjust your aperture with the top dial even if the lock switch is on...
glad i could help...


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Oct 25, 2010 22:33 |  #6

excalibur27 wrote in post #11164519 (external link)
Duh, thanks. I knew it was going to be something stupid and I'd feel like a moron:o

Don't feel like a moron. A moron would not ask a question only still having the same problems for weeks and months. Asking is free. Ask away.
You know the old saying, "The only dumb question is the one that is not asked."


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Oct 25, 2010 23:14 |  #7

Well, thats a relief.


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Apr 17, 2011 19:05 |  #8

Argh, that just bit me, too!




  
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Apr 17, 2011 20:21 |  #9

There should be a lock for that lock button.


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Mar 16, 2012 16:47 |  #10

Old thread, but extending my thanks to drigo. I had this happen today and have a huge shoot in LA next week. i was about to waste a ton of gas and service fee to have my camera shop check out my 7D.




  
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Jul 22, 2012 16:21 |  #11

I'm in the same boat. This happened to me last week and I couldn't figure it out. Thank you!




  
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Jul 22, 2012 16:59 as a reply to  @ Dag19's post |  #12

This post is almost two years old.


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Jul 22, 2012 17:46 |  #13

I wish this was the case for my 7D.. I had to send it in for servicing, the rear dial stopped working in AV, TV and manual mode, but worked in menus. Lock switch didn't make a difference... $230 later its back and fixed....


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Jul 22, 2012 19:00 |  #14
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And these are potential "My 7D shoots like crap" posts coming soon.


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Jul 25, 2012 18:27 |  #15

I realize that it's 2 years old but the fix still works. Just wanted to thank whoever posted the reply in the first place. It's still helping people two years down the road. Saved me lots of stress. Thought I would have to take my camera for repair.
p.s My 7D is great. I took over 250K sports pictures set on continuous shooting and never had a single problem. My skills have yet to match the camera.




  
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