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Canon offers locking mode dial upgrade for EOS 5D Mark II and 7D

Canon is offering a hardware upgrade that adds a locking mechanism to mode dials for its 5D Mark II and 7D digital SLR cameras.
Written by Janice Chen, Inactive on

In a somewhat unusual move, Canon has just released a hardware upgrade for its EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D digital SLRs.  According to a service notice for its dSLR cameras, as of yesterday the company is offering a locking mode dial modification for the two cameras, for a fee of $100. The new mode dial option provides a locking mechanism to ensure that the mode dial doesn't get accidentally moved out of the position you've selected. With the new mode dial, you have to press and hold a center button before moving the dial to switch modes.

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