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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2012, 01:02:52 AM »
I don't understand why people are troubled with the dial button.  I mean come on, my 5-year old niece is able to turn the mode dial with ease.

I have it on my 60D and thank goodness Canon didn't leave it out on the 5D3 (unlike the flip-out screen).  I was asked to shoot with a different camera a few times for events  (7D and T3i without a grip) and the button kept being changed the whole time when I'm using it in portrait orientation, it was annoying.  Fortunately I only shoot in manual mode and I noticed right away if the dial had been changed otherwise I would have a lot of bad photos.

I think it's one of those little additions on my 5D3 that makes it close to perfect.  All it needs now is the reticulating screen.
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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2012, 01:02:52 AM »

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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2012, 01:18:03 AM »
I dont like the button. I love it !!! LOL

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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2012, 02:38:28 AM »
I thought it sucked at first but quite like it now used to it. It's not as though it's something I normally change too often during shooting. I remember picking up my 7D once when it was just out of warranty and thinking the top button panel had failed because the ISO and AF buttons wouldn't work and cursing a bit until I realised it'd ended up in green box mode ::).

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« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2012, 02:48:29 AM »
I don't understand why people are troubled with the dial button.  I mean come on, my 5-year old niece is able to turn the mode dial with ease.

I have it on my 60D and thank goodness Canon didn't leave it out on the 5D3 (unlike the flip-out screen).  I was asked to shoot with a different camera a few times for events  (7D and T3i without a grip) and the button kept being changed the whole time when I'm using it in portrait orientation, it was annoying.  Fortunately I only shoot in manual mode and I noticed right away if the dial had been changed otherwise I would have a lot of bad photos.

I think it's one of those little additions on my 5D3 that makes it close to perfect.  All it needs now is the reticulating screen.

agreed. Originally I was against it since it makes it a pain for a quick real time swap between C modes shooting action (making up for  still faulty AutoISO implementation) but then I was shooting two bodies all weekend with the 7D dangling around my back and hitting my backpack and I kept grabbing it and it would in weird modes and at first I'd be what the what is going on, so I quickly learned to love the idea of the mode dial button concept.

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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2012, 05:17:06 AM »
You know what's actually dumb -
1) Not able to figure it out without reading the manual.
2) Coming to online forum to rant about "a problem with 5D3" instead of reading the manual.

It's just a non essential feature that some will hate while others would love.

Truthfully, I hadn't (still haven't) had a chance to sit down and read through the manual. Doubtless had I done so I would have seen that.

I still think it's dumb.

If indeed that's how it works...

That's how Canon says it works.  So...feel free to start continue raging now, if you like.   :P

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« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2012, 06:41:11 AM »
I guess the button is a 50/50 love/hate thing.
The best thing Canon should've done was to make the button "lockable" so for people who don't like it can leave it "unlocked"

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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2012, 06:46:17 AM »
I'm perfectly happy using the dial+push button on mine - takes a fraction of a second.

Mind you, mine almost always stays on M so don't have to change it very often.

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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2012, 10:36:32 AM »
You know what's actually dumb -
1) Not able to figure it out without reading the manual.
2) Coming to online forum to rant about "a problem with 5D3" instead of reading the manual.

^^^^^^ this

lol

Come on, we were all thinking it.  At least someone said it!
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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2012, 11:16:25 AM »
One thing I really like about the Mark III is the location of the on/off switch at the base of the mode dial.  On my Mark I the switch was down low on the back of the camera and when I'd let it hang from the strap, it would bump against my body and switch into a different mode (that I never bothered to identify) which was between the on and off positions.

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« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2012, 12:54:49 AM »
OK. OK. I get it. It was a silly question that could have been avoided had I read the manual.

In my defence, I bought the camera Tuesday, and opened it up to look at it that evening. I wasn't planning to actually charge it up and start into the manual until Saturday, since my job keeps me quite busy during the week.

I would have come across the info about how the lock button works eventually.

Now, my mind is at ease and I can realize my overreaction.
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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2012, 03:09:47 AM »
OK. OK. I get it. It was a silly question that could have been avoided had I read the manual.

In my defence, I bought the camera Tuesday, and opened it up to look at it that evening. I wasn't planning to actually charge it up and start into the manual until Saturday, since my job keeps me quite busy during the week.

I would have come across the info about how the lock button works eventually.

Now, my mind is at ease and I can realize my overreaction.

My apologies, I meant no offense and my comment wasn't directed at you.  neuroanatomist already answered your question.

I'm just annoyed that some people keep on complaining about the lock button which is obviously useful and I'm concerned that Canon might leave it out in the future iterations of their products.  (Assuming they listen to the complainers).

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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2012, 11:44:48 PM »
None taken.

In other news, I held down the button and turned the dial. I guess I'll have to get used to it.

OK. OK. I get it. It was a silly question that could have been avoided had I read the manual.

In my defence, I bought the camera Tuesday, and opened it up to look at it that evening. I wasn't planning to actually charge it up and start into the manual until Saturday, since my job keeps me quite busy during the week.

I would have come across the info about how the lock button works eventually.

Now, my mind is at ease and I can realize my overreaction.

My apologies, I meant no offense and my comment wasn't directed at you.  neuroanatomist already answered your question.

I'm just annoyed that some people keep on complaining about the lock button which is obviously useful and I'm concerned that Canon might leave it out in the future iterations of their products.  (Assuming they listen to the complainers).

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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2012, 03:25:15 AM »
The button is brilliant.  Simple solution to an issue that ruins lots of photos for lots of people.

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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2012, 03:37:06 AM »
I don't understand why people are troubled with the dial button.  I mean come on, my 5-year old niece is able to turn the mode dial with ease.

I have it on my 60D and thank goodness Canon didn't leave it out on the 5D3 (unlike the flip-out screen).  I was asked to shoot with a different camera a few times for events  (7D and T3i without a grip) and the button kept being changed the whole time when I'm using it in portrait orientation, it was annoying.  Fortunately I only shoot in manual mode and I noticed right away if the dial had been changed otherwise I would have a lot of bad photos.

I think it's one of those little additions on my 5D3 that makes it close to perfect.  All it needs now is the reticulating screen.

I'm glad they put the button on. Like you, occasionally I have had the mode dial switch, and almost always at the worst possible time.

RE: articulating screen on the 5d3, personally, I'm glad they left it out. If I shot a lot more video I would have liked it, but I'm almost a pure stills shooter.
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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2012, 03:42:39 AM »
Today, the button on a friend's 7D got turned around to who knows which mode while carrying the camera with one of those blackrapids shoulder straps.  It probably happened more times before but something finally gave in and broke.  Now the dial isn't aligned and it seems to like to stay on the green mode.  He's going to try resetting the camera by removing some battery inside but he might have to send it in for repairs.  It's unfortunate for him but it shows another reason why that lock button is essential.


RE: articulating screen on the 5d3, personally, I'm glad they left it out. If I shot a lot more video I would have liked it, but I'm almost a pure stills shooter.

Haha, I said "reticulating" screen like a snake :D
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