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EOS 1Ds Mk II rear control dial doesn't seem to work

Hello. My EOS 1Ds Mk II has a problem. The rear control dial doesn't seem to work, in that it never changes any setting in shooting mode. In all other respects it works fine, but in M mode for instance, the front control dial changes shutter speed but the rear does zilch. Likewise, flash exposure comp., regular comp. both don't work with the rear dial. Am I missing something? The on/off switch is on, but the camera behaves like it's off. The dial DOES work for menu selection and moving around the menus.

 

Am I missing something? I've reset all custom and personal setting, reset the date/time clock, and the firmware is current.

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Re: EOS 1Ds Mk II rear control dial doesn't seem to work

The switch to the upper left of the dial must be set to 'ON'.  Otherwise the dial wil not work.

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Re: EOS 1Ds Mk II rear control dial doesn't seem to work

Yep, as I said, it's on. I'm thinking the switch is defective. Makes sense.

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Re: EOS 1Ds Mk II rear control dial doesn't seem to work

I agree.  Send it to Canon service.  I think they still work on the 1Ds Mk II but not the 1D Mk II.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Re: EOS 1Ds Mk II rear control dial doesn't seem to work

Say, I never checked this, but if you have your 1Ds handy, can you navigate the menu system using the rear control dial with the switch off?

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Re: EOS 1Ds Mk II rear control dial doesn't seem to work

Just a minute. I'll get it.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Re: EOS 1Ds Mk II rear control dial doesn't seem to work

Yes I can.  You know you have to keep the Menu button pressed?

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Re: EOS 1Ds Mk II rear control dial doesn't seem to work

Yep, mine works that way too. It's definitely the switch.

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Re: EOS 1Ds Mk II rear control dial doesn't seem to work

These are wonderful cameras!  The pixel pitch is big and the prints are fabulous.  They capture stuff the mega MP cameras can't and are not even close.  I mostly shoot with the 1Ds Mk III now but the 1Ds Mk II is a very fine camera.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Re: EOS 1Ds Mk II rear control dial doesn't seem to work


@ebiggs1 wrote:

These are wonderful cameras!  The pixel pitch is big and the prints are fabulous.  They capture stuff the mega MP cameras can't and are not even close.  I mostly shoot with the 1Ds Mk III now but the 1Ds Mk II is a very fine camera.


Yeah, but as some wag once put it, all of the 1D series are about the size and weight of a paving stone. I'm sure they're great on a tripod, and I do see people carrying them around. But at a fast-paced event where you generally need two cameras and at least one big lens, anything heavier than a 5D seems pretty much unthinkable to me. Just sayin'.  Smiley Happy

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