5D Mark II & 7D Mode Dial Lock Upgrade

Chris Dodkin

West Coast Correspondent
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. (Not seen UK pricing as yet.)

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.

Applicable Products

EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras
EOS 7D Digital SLR Cameras

interesting.........good idea also.....it bloody annoying.......!!

Thanks for the heads up chris.......!
Bot of a flash back to old school eos! I have a lock on my nikon, its pretty useful although I don't use it a great deal if I'm honest