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Drizzt321

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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2012, 12:32:09 PM »
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

Indeed you did. I knew what you meant though ;)
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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2012, 12:32:09 PM »

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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2012, 01:06:22 PM »
I hate that button.  I've lost a lot of the feeling in my hands and can't easily operate buttons.  In 14 years of using DSLR's. I've never had the dial turn by accident.  I wonder what it might cost to heve it removed ;)

I bought my first 5DMKII in '08 and have two plus a MKIII. I have NEVER turned the mode dial by accident on either MKII.  I don't know if I hate the button on the MKIII, but to me it is definitely more of a hinderance than a help.  I would definitely prefer the camera without it.

I do a lot of photography on the move...  with the camera hanging from my shoulders by the straps, mode dial issues were ALWAYS  a problem for me...  I would have the dial on M or AV and bring the camera up ready to shoot and next thing I knew it could be in B or C1 or whatever and if i was lucky, i would catch it before I did a shot and got burned... if I wasn't, I would lose shots.  First time I ever really had that problem.. 50D, didn't catch the problem... lost an entire shoot.  My camera usually goes whereever I go and that mode dial has always been a liability for me... not anymore... 
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Re: 5D3 - problem?
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2012, 01:06:22 PM »