Canon to Offer Locking Mode Dial for EOS 5D Mark II and 7D DSLRs (for a Price)

December 1, 2010

Canon announced today that it will add a locking mode dial modification to its EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D digital SLRs for photographers who want the feature. The only catch is it will cost $100 for the modification.

“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,” Canon USA said in a statement posted on its website.

“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.”

The locking dial feature will be offered to customers starting December 6th, Canon said, and the US price will be $100 per camera.

For more details, see contact information for inquiries below.

Contact Information for Inquiries:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon Customer Support Center

TTD: 1-866-251-3752
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