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Feb 28, 2013 11:39 |  #16

Seems a downgrade to me. Mine stays put on all my cameras. No locking needed.


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Feb 28, 2013 13:50 |  #17

Strange is this. I raised the question of conversion of my 7D with Canon UK at a show late last year. They said they had never heard of it!

Is this conversion aailable only in the USA?




  
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Feb 28, 2013 20:27 |  #18

Lincolnshire Poacher wrote in post #15661844 (external link)
Strange is this. I raised the question of conversion of my 7D with Canon UK at a show late last year. They said they had never heard of it!

Is this conversion aailable only in the USA?

No, see here:

http://www.canon.co.uk …14-796314&page=1&type=faq (external link)


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Feb 28, 2013 21:21 |  #19

Numenorean wrote in post #15661444 (external link)
Seems a downgrade to me. Mine stays put on all my cameras. No locking needed.

Same here - until I shoot an event with the 7D or 5D II. Pulling the camera out of the Think Tank holster frequently bumps the mode dial. I've had to learn to check it EVERY TIME to ensure it hasn't moved.

If I'm not shooting an event, it is no problem. Being in a hurry makes all the difference.


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Mar 01, 2013 01:23 |  #20

Good to know! I might look into this (:


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Mar 02, 2013 13:48 as a reply to  @ echang72's post |  #21

Just got my 7D back from Canon this morning. Love the new mode dial! The detents are nice and firm, just like my 5D Mark III.


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Mar 02, 2013 16:24 |  #22

Nice to see Canon offer the upgraded dial. I personally did not upgrade my dial, even when I was offered the choice for free. I have never bumped the dial on any of my EOS Cameras Film and Digital. Probably because I am changing modes so often. I do think this is great for Canon to offer the upgrade for those who want the new dial.


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Mar 02, 2013 16:43 |  #23

Now this one caught my eye as I for sure have had the mode dial shift and give the odd..............."wha​t the heck has happened to my settings moment" :lol:

For those that have had it done was it a while you wait depending on the service centre/agency and what was the $ or £ cost???

Oh, and when setting the dial is it a simply firm pressure of the index finger and thumb rotation to quickly change the setting???

TIA for the feedback :D


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Mar 05, 2013 15:18 |  #24

How long does it take for such an upgrade? I might be going down to Southern California, Irvine. Wonder if it is something they can fix during my stay down there.




  
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Mar 05, 2013 17:56 |  #25

I have not had the dial shift problem. My dial feels pretty tight for now.


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Mar 05, 2013 19:35 |  #26

Loving the Locking Mode Dial.
Last week on Monday, I dropped off my first 7D to have the new 7D locking Mode Dial installed. On Wednesday while picking up the first 7D, I dropped off my second. Two days later, Friday, back up the Jersey Turnpike to pick up my second 7D. Now both have the new locking Mode Dial installed. No mas Bulb!
Thanks New Jersey Canon Repair Center the quick turnaround and cooperation. This CPS Gold member appreciates it very much.


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Mar 05, 2013 20:35 |  #27

Box Brownie wrote in post #15669359 (external link)
Now this one caught my eye as I for sure have had the mode dial shift and give the odd..............."wha​t the heck has happened to my settings moment" :lol:

For those that have had it done was it a while you wait depending on the service centre/agency and what was the $ or £ cost???

Oh, and when setting the dial is it a simply firm pressure of the index finger and thumb rotation to quickly change the setting???

TIA for the feedback :D

All these questions were answered in the posts above yours.

Turnaround time is about 3 days, not including shipping time.
Cost is $100.

To see what the upgrade looks like, see here:

http://www.canon.co.uk …14-796314&page=1&type=faq (external link)


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Mar 05, 2013 22:13 |  #28

pknight wrote in post #15661403 (external link)
My exact experience. I had both a 30D and a 40D and never had a problem, but I sent my 7D in as soon as this was announced, because it happened far too often before the upgrade.

this here too... Especially annoying if i reach to get it out of my bag, go to shoot something and then realize the bloody mode dial turned to bulb or something and i miss the shot... :(

Still havnt had it done, Might or might not at this point as im considering getting a new body and dont want to spend $100-something on a modification i doubt adds $100 to my body's worth ;)


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Mar 06, 2013 21:52 |  #29

I thought the same thing that this is worthless upgrade I've never had the dial move in the years that I have owned the 7d... Till I was photographing my music fest. Never happened on any of the smaller acts but of course as one of the headliners comes on the stage I'm getting ready to try to photograph him and realize my camera is acting weird and not using the focus point I wanted.
Come to find out somehow the camera ended up going to full automatic green box mode and was trying to auto select the focus point... Also as a side advantage I had the flash pop up as well at which point it was going off with it's focus assist and I'm sure might of even fired a time or.

Just the thing you want to have happen at a huge music fest is to blind the main performer with your flash after the being told by the PR person, the paperwork, the signs, and everythign else more or less no flash is allowed.


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Mar 06, 2013 22:52 |  #30

I've never had a problem with any of my older Canon bodies that didn't have the lock with mode, the switches on my 70-200 is another story, but that doesn't can't and won't ever happen to me. I wasn't happy when i saw that my 5D3 had it because it will make hard to switch modes when shooting under water, but I guess that hassle is better than missing that shot of a life top side if/when the mode got bumped over to bulb.




  
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