How do you prevent the mode dial from accidentally slipping (7D)?

Started Apr 27, 2010 | Discussions thread
Zee Char
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Re: If it happens as often as you say, ...
In reply to PeaceFrog, May 10, 2010

PeaceFrog wrote:

Bingo, exactly the problem. That second to look at the dial and your target is gone, simple as that. When I am out looking for birds I don’t have to have to worry about a bunch of junk that should have been locked into place before I started. I choose all of my settings and expect them to stay that way until I consciously change them. When that bird pops out of the brush onto a branch or explodes out of the grass There is simply not time to be checking settings, I have to worry about things like finding the darn bird in the viewfinder, making sure focus is good and getting a shot off.

Checking the settings before every shot is great if you have the luxury of shooting at a slow pace but when you go out and spend a whole day trying to get a good shot of a particular species which might be in view for a total of two or three seconds I want to be worried about the bird not the camera.

Greg

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Thanks for the back up.

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