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PS201
Posts: 188
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


Hey guys, a quick solution for the D7k mode selector problem.
I have heard of people putting shrink wrap or O-Rings, around it.
Well, I had neither of those, but I had a rubber band that came with some tech (it must had been holding the lead of a transformer or something) so I put it around the knob... and presto! No more problems with the selector changing itself to another shooting mode.
Hope you find it useful.

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Jan 02 13 09:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,568
Upland, California, US


I find it comical that you've gone so far to eliminate a problem that I never experienced after shooting with the D7000 for over 2 years... roll   Oh... and I love your avatar... lol
Jan 03 13 12:34 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PS201
Posts: 188
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


Select Models wrote:
I find it comical that you've gone so far to eliminate a problem that I never experienced after shooting with the D7000 for over 2 years... roll   Oh... and I love your avatar... lol

I don't get it, I don't know why is so comical to offer a solution to what it seems to be a very common hardware problem.

going so far by putting a rubber band around a knob? We have very different standards as to what "going so far" is, my old chap.

And thanks for the compliments.

Jan 03 13 01:56 am  Link  Quote 
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R_Marquez
Posts: 4,609
San Francisco, California, US


Select Models wrote:
I find it comical that you've gone so far to eliminate a problem that I never experienced after shooting with the D7000 for over 2 years... roll   Oh... and I love your avatar... lol

It may be hard to believe, but there are other photographers in the world. Even harder to believe, there are people that shoot with more than one body at a time during events. *gasp*

When people shoot events with multiple bodies, dials may be accidentally moved. I know, magic pixie elves that move dials are terrible. But, they're there.

Jan 03 13 04:07 am  Link  Quote 
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JGC Photography
Posts: 134
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Select Models wrote:
I find it comical that you've gone so far to eliminate a problem that I never experienced after shooting with the D7000 for over 2 years... roll   Oh... and I love your avatar... lol

Must be the way we hold our cameras because I bump mine often enough to royally screw the odd image...I have blown half a dozen frames before i noticed the issue. Over all I find the layout of the D7k amateur at best....I cant wait to get back to a D800 style of body.

Will try your idea 201...Thanks!

Jan 03 13 05:02 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PS201
Posts: 188
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


It used to happen to me when taking the camera in or out the camera bag, or while the camera was hanging to the side on the strap.
It hasn't happened since putting the rubber band around the dial.
Good luck.
Jan 03 13 07:38 am  Link  Quote 
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Aaron Duarte
Posts: 102
Manchester, New Hampshire, US


Great idea!  It happened to me twice shooting weddings.  I later realized that it happened when I went from landscape to portrait orientation with the camera.  My thumb rolled the wheel as I rotated the body.  To those that say it isn't a problem, my D600, with a similar layout, has a lock for the knob.
Jan 03 13 01:57 pm  Link  Quote 
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John Jebbia
Posts: 27,612
Phoenix, Arizona, US


I've actually run into this problem with this camera. I have been shooting and bumped the selector with my thumb or something and didn't realize it till several shots in.
Jan 03 13 02:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Leo Howard
Posts: 6,757
Phoenix, Arizona, US


is it maybe a D7k without a grip vs with a grip type of issue, because I haven't had an issue with this happening
Jan 03 13 02:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PS201
Posts: 188
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


Leo Howard wrote:
is it maybe a D7k without a grip vs with a grip type of issue, because I haven't had an issue with this happening

It seems to be a fairly common problem but no all D7K seem to suffer from it.

There are people who say their camera needs a fair "intention" to turn the dial, mine just needed to rub against something in order to spin.

I have owned D70, D300 and D800 with and without grip. This had never been a problem before

Jan 03 13 02:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Leo Howard
Posts: 6,757
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Leo Howard wrote:
is it maybe a D7k without a grip vs with a grip type of issue, because I haven't had an issue with this happening
Studio201 wrote:
It seems to be a fairly common problem but no all D7K seem to suffer from it.

There are people who say their camera needs a fair "intention" to turn the dial, mine just needed to rub against something in order to spin.

I have owned D70, D300 and D800 with and without grip. This had never been a problem before

hmmm, now that someone has brought this up and I know about the issue, I will now begin to not knowingly bump that dial. LOL

Jan 03 13 02:38 pm  Link  Quote 
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Richard Klein Photo
Posts: 174
Buffalo Grove, Illinois, US


Reminds me that in the days of the cavemen, uh...shooting film with my Nikon lenses and MD12 motor drive, I would tape down the f-stop so I didn't accidentally move it while shooting with my studio lights.  I like to shoot as fast as they recycle and taping the lens down to the right aperture allowed to me focus without worrying about the aperture being fouled up.  And of course, I learned that trick through the school of hard knocks!
Jan 03 13 02:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Hero Foto
Posts: 878
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Select Models wrote:
I find it comical that you've gone so far to eliminate a problem that I never experienced after shooting with the D7000 for over 2 years... roll   Oh... and I love your avatar... lol

o.0 ...

I run dual bodies at events and sports venues, shit gets bumped all the friggin time ... I pull up, shoot, chimp and crap the dials been bumped ... shits outt whack ... had it happen on my D600, not the mode dial, but the main and rear selector dials ... trudging thru the snow with bodies swinging and bouncing around ...

Jan 03 13 03:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JGC Photography
Posts: 134
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


PS201 wrote:
It seems to be a fairly common problem but no all D7K seem to suffer from it.

There are people who say their camera needs a fair "intention" to turn the dial, mine just needed to rub against something in order to spin.

I have owned D70, D300 and D800 with and without grip. This had never been a problem before

The D300 and D800 have a mode button so you can't bump it from Manual to Aperture (for instance). Even though the wheel just controls frame rate etc. it has a lock button.

The D7k has the amateur mode wheel layout and no lockout button...The D6k has the same layout, but the mode selector wheel does have a lock button on it.

Jan 03 13 08:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,568
Upland, California, US


R_Marquez wrote:

It may be hard to believe, but there are other photographers in the world.

Nooooooooo... are you SERIOUS?... yikes... OH DARN... hmm... I was hoping the Mayan Calendar caught up with a few million of you guys... lol

Jan 03 13 08:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PS201
Posts: 188
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


JGC Photography wrote:
The D300 and D800 have a mode button so you can't bump it from Manual to Aperture (for instance). Even though the wheel just controls frame rate etc. it has a lock button.

The D7k has the amateur mode wheel layout and no lockout button...The D6k has the same layout, but the mode selector wheel does have a lock button on it.

Yep! that's right.

It is a real pain when you don't realise that it has changed shooting mode and you have already burnt a few frames.

hmmm, now that someone has brought this up and I know about the issue, I will now begin to not knowingly bump that dial. LOL

I hope you are not jinxed LOL

Jan 03 13 09:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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