Canon will now add locking mode dial to your EOS 5D Mark II or 7D… for $100
Oh, sure — Pentax may have thrown one in gratis on its K-7, and Nikon has done the same on its D3S, but none of that really matters if you’re the proud owner of a Canon, now does it? For those fed up with accidentally moving their mode dial during a critical shoot, Canon is now offering a chargeable service for the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D cameras. For the tidy sum of $100, the outfit will install a Mode Dial with a center-located lock button — the goal here is to prevent the wheel from moving during "normal camera operation," while simultaneously milking an extra Benjamin out of the outfit’s loyal customer base. ‘Course, there’s a glass half-full / half-empty way to look at this. You could bang on Canon for not including this from day one, or you could be grateful to have the option at all.