How to make SL1 mode dial stiffer?

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How to make SL1 mode dial stiffer?

So I have the perfect set up for my needs my sl1 and little f2.8 pancake lens.

BUT sometimes the mode dial - which is not lockable on the SL1 - gets knocked from what I'm meant to be in and onto another which can be a real pain when I'm using auto ISO and in A mode to get the best low light performance and then like today am in a museum, see a great shot and take it only to later find it is blurry and wrongly exposed to to being shot at the wrong s/speed, ISO and aperture....

Gah.  I was thinking get an 80d or M5 and 22m F2 -  as both have lockable dials - but I LOVE my SL1 and want to keep it.

Under the mode dial I can fit my finger nail in a little groove all around it....

I wonder if gluing it or some other method would be an idea to make the dial stiffer?

I'd be happy with it only stuck on A mode tbh, so would superglue if that was the only option, but if there is a less destructive solution I am all ears....

I like the tiny SL1 as it is like carrying a small m/less camera but I get fast start up and an OVF so I prefer it over M/less cameras I have had and also loved (just not quite as much)


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