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Canon Offers 5D Mk II, 7D Modifications

Lake Success, N.Y.
– Canon USA said Wednesday that it is offering a modification for the EOS 5D
Mark II and EOS 7D d-SLR cameras.

Effective Dec. 6,
Canon said it will start to provide as a chargeable service, a

mode dial modification

for the cameras.

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

For USA residents,
the pricing of the locking mode dial modification service for EOS 5D Mark II
and 7D cameras has been set at $100 per camera as of December.

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.