Who is online?
In total there are 10 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 10 Guests :: 1 Bot

None

Most users ever online was 40 on Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:04 pm
Latest topics
» For Sale Unlocked Apple iPhone 6/6 Plus 16GB/64G/128GB $800
by mjohnvictor01 Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:01 pm

» For Sale Unlocked Apple iPhone 6/6 Plus 16GB/64G/128GB $800
by mjohnvictor01 Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:59 pm

» Canon EOS 5D Mark III , Nikon D800E 36.3MP (bestbuysales00@gmail.com)
by dorome Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:52 am

» Samsung Galaxy S5,BLACKBERRY PORSCHE DESIGN P9981 (bestbuysales00@gmail.com)
by dorome Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:52 am

» Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G 128GB,Apple iPad 4 (bestbuysales00@gmail.com)
by dorome Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:50 am

» Original Apple Iphone 5S 64GB Unlocked $350
by dorome Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:49 am

» Indian Landscape & Travel Photography
by Lindas888 Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:39 pm

» Can TaylorMade SLDR Fairway Wood meet your standard?(www.ausgolfsets.com)
by Lindas888 Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:34 pm

» You can definitely run away with Callaway RAZR X(www.e-shopfair.co.uk) PINEHURST, N.C. -- Comparisons were inevitable with the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open being held on the same [url=http://www.e-shopfair.co.uk/Callaway-RAZR-X-Irons-for-sale-1175.htm
by Lindas888 Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:31 pm

» FS : Brand new Apple iPhone 5 64gb, Blaclberry Porsh..contact us at(goodsales03@gmail.com)
by larry001 Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:03 am

» Get the brand new Apple Tablet iPad 2 16GB(Wi-Fi + 3G) for sale..contact us at(goodsales03@gmail.com)
by larry001 Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:03 am

» Nikon price list
by angelaz Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:20 pm

» 2013 TALKS!
by jacksonccs Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:14 am

» WTS:Canon 7D Body Only
by Shaun Long Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:20 am

» WTS:Canon 7D Body Only
by Shaun Long Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:11 am

Top posters
simmon (5065)
 
CY (4153)
 
maxgoh (2938)
 
jonathan (1520)
 
Jameslye (1072)
 
Fred (964)
 
Hanne (935)
 
derricklim (791)
 
changshong (721)
 
Avex (656)
 


The process of changing Canon 7D & 5D mark II's mode dial to a lock-able one

View previous topic View next topic Go down

The process of changing Canon 7D & 5D mark II's mode dial to a lock-able one

Post by xk2 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:56 pm

So guys, we all known that Canon announced that they are offering the services for change the mode dial of 7D and 5D mk2 to a lock-able one.Just like the what we can see on the 60D. And many are shocked for the price u need to pay inorder to change it. Becoz it is not cheap. Although the parts only cost 3000 Yen, but u still require to pay the 10500 Yen labour charge.

Lets take a look at the how it will looks like when the modification is done, here are some sample displayed infront of the counter of Canon service center in Japan.




Now we enter the service department, and yes, this girl is the technician for this modification. ( u guys sure tot all technician are mans Razz ) In Japan , things can be different~





Okay lets take a look at how the done modified will looks like first before i show u the process ~ very nice job by the female technician, totaly doesnt looks like this camera was opened b4 , dun have to worry about the expose of the lens mount because once done modification, technician will "service" and "overhaul" the whole body , and u will get a super clean camera just like New!



Deng deng! this is all the parts required to modify the mode dial, total 8pcs of them, cost 3000 Yen, looks simple, but trust me, you wont want to try change it by yourself at home Laughing The parts are not for sell to outsider also Very Happy



Okay now lets begin the process. The first step : check the physical appearance of the camera , confirmed that no problem in function , then only start the modification job.



the first step of the modification part involved "cabut kulit" ( ouch! thats hurt !) Laughing But since it is in Canon service room , no worry guys~






Take out all the screws, a lens will be mount during this process, this is to make the camera stand firm during taking those screws, guess which lens used to do such "Kuli" job? Ya u get the answer : the cheapest 50mm prime Laughing




And now take out the back cover, together with the LCD with it~ notice the pity little Kuli at the side? it suppose to be use to take picture but in here it is just a "Kuli" to help keep the camera firm Laughing who ask canon sell u so cheap 50mm f1.8 Razz ?




front cover opened



top cover opened, the 5D mk2 is now fully naked :cool2: although just to modify the mode dial, but it cannot be done without remove all the cover.




this is the inner part of the top cover, the thing we going to modify is the silver color wheel thingy,



now take down the metal ball and spring, feel very siok when turning the dial ? this is the structure looks like~




and next, take out the screw from the inner part, take down the dial ~



now we can see very clearly the electronic tape for the mode dial , the electronic signal change each time u turn the dial, casing different mode to be selected



now take out the base of the dial



notice the base structure of mode dial are different ?
the left side is the new one (lock-able dial) and the right side is old one~



now is the time to start install the new parts, put the dial base to its place and screw it~



and this is how it loks like



To ensure the dial perfect contact with the electronic tape, a cleaning is a must to remove the dust / finger print etc~Canon told the formula and ingrediant used to making the cleaing liquid is a secret <_< this type of cleaning liquid is same used in sensor cleaning service for customer in Japan~ not sure about in Malaysia Laughing

a comparison of the bottom look between new and old mode dial , they have different pattern~
the left is lock-able
the right is the retired original one




apply some lubricant to the inner part of the dial, to provide smooter feel when u turn the it , oso act as a part of weather sealing to ur camera




spring in position




this is the new metal wheel, when the center is pushed down, it will allow u to turn the dial, this is how it works



installing the new mode dial




now screw it of course ~



and now lets check out the inner part pf the top cover after modified



lets have some comparison side by side with the top cover of 7D, the build in flash of 7D make its top cover more complex than 5D mk 2. The 5D looks much more simpler in the electronic part



instaling the metal ball



again, apply lubricant for smoother movement of the ball and metal wheel



Inner part finished !!!



now add the center lock



Now put some glue on the dial , this step is very important and very good skill are needed , the glue must be carefully apply with correct amount



The modify process are done with the label applied using hand to avoid scratch~



now clean all the pin/tape contact before reattach all the cover~



all screws return to position



The "Kuli" is once again in used~ Laughing



Date need to be re-set due to the removal of the battery that used for keep ur setting during the modify process~



last~ return ur skin Laughing but this havent end the whole process, technician still have to do a cleaning process to the viewfinder, whole body sensor etc , once the cleaning process done, the camera are ready to back to its owner~



Lets see how the result looks like on 7D






5D mk2 before modify


5D mk2 after modify , we can see the center button can be push down around 1mm to unlock the dial



The 60D which oredi had it by default




Lastly, some 5D mk 2 porn~ :thumbs:










`

xk2
Soldier
Soldier

Join date: 2011-01-15

Back to top Go down

Re: The process of changing Canon 7D & 5D mark II's mode dial to a lock-able one

Post by CY on Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:48 am

Thanks for sharing, quite a difficult process here :S. Not possible to DIY for most people.

_________________
My own page on Facebook, www.facebook.com/CYPixels

CY
Space Ensign
Space Ensign

Join date: 2009-09-06
Age: 27
Location: Melaka

Back to top Go down

Re: The process of changing Canon 7D & 5D mark II's mode dial to a lock-able one

Post by xk2 on Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:32 pm

CY wrote:Thanks for sharing, quite a difficult process here :S. Not possible to DIY for most people.

yalo , but want DIY oso cannot, the parts are not open for sale to public Smile

xk2
Soldier
Soldier

Join date: 2011-01-15

Back to top Go down

Re: The process of changing Canon 7D & 5D mark II's mode dial to a lock-able one

Post by CY on Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:24 pm

Aiseh, sure got ways to get it one... hahaha.

_________________
My own page on Facebook, www.facebook.com/CYPixels

CY
Space Ensign
Space Ensign

Join date: 2009-09-06
Age: 27
Location: Melaka

Back to top Go down

Re: The process of changing Canon 7D & 5D mark II's mode dial to a lock-able one

Post by desmondlau on Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:59 am

no need to DIY la... change body... Very Happy

desmondlau
Captain
Captain

Join date: 2010-06-28
Age: 21
Location: Melaka

Back to top Go down

Re: The process of changing Canon 7D & 5D mark II's mode dial to a lock-able one

Post by xk2 on Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:04 pm

desmondlau wrote:no need to DIY la... change body... Very Happy

Desmandlau sponser D3s for everyone Cool

xk2
Soldier
Soldier

Join date: 2011-01-15

Back to top Go down

Re: The process of changing Canon 7D & 5D mark II's mode dial to a lock-able one

Post by CY on Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:42 pm

Wah seh, that Desmond after change body talk a lot... Hahaha!

_________________
My own page on Facebook, www.facebook.com/CYPixels

CY
Space Ensign
Space Ensign

Join date: 2009-09-06
Age: 27
Location: Melaka

Back to top Go down

Re: The process of changing Canon 7D & 5D mark II's mode dial to a lock-able one

Post by xk2 on Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:45 pm

walking oso got wind now~

xk2
Soldier
Soldier

Join date: 2011-01-15

Back to top Go down

Re: The process of changing Canon 7D & 5D mark II's mode dial to a lock-able one

Post by CY on Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:49 pm

Carrying Nikon's flagship FX body leh! Sure got wind lah... But later when replacement model out then Razz

_________________
My own page on Facebook, www.facebook.com/CYPixels

CY
Space Ensign
Space Ensign

Join date: 2009-09-06
Age: 27
Location: Melaka

Back to top Go down

Re: The process of changing Canon 7D & 5D mark II's mode dial to a lock-able one

Post by desmondlau on Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:57 pm

cant afford to sponsor la... where got wind???? if got wind i fly away edi lor
hahahaha
nvm lor.... the most extra 1 or 2 D4 in photonian lor... I think CY know who lor... hahaha.... I poor ma.... what to do?

desmondlau
Captain
Captain

Join date: 2010-06-28
Age: 21
Location: Melaka

Back to top Go down

Re: The process of changing Canon 7D & 5D mark II's mode dial to a lock-able one

Post by CY on Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:10 pm

Desmond got no lens now already got wind... wait till his VRII arrives wah seh become superman~ pewpew~!

_________________
My own page on Facebook, www.facebook.com/CYPixels

CY
Space Ensign
Space Ensign

Join date: 2009-09-06
Age: 27
Location: Melaka

Back to top Go down

Re: The process of changing Canon 7D & 5D mark II's mode dial to a lock-able one

Post by desmondlau on Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:11 pm

CY wrote:Desmond got no lens now already got wind... wait till his VRII arrives wah seh become superman~ pewpew~!
=.=ll say until like this pula....zzzzzzzzz
i got no money la k?

desmondlau
Captain
Captain

Join date: 2010-06-28
Age: 21
Location: Melaka

Back to top Go down

Re: The process of changing Canon 7D & 5D mark II's mode dial to a lock-able one

Post by xk2 on Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:56 pm

seems like 70-200 VR II is a basic equipment for photonian gangs Sad

xk2
Soldier
Soldier

Join date: 2011-01-15

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum