January 22, 2013
Canon's Backwards Shutter Wheel
Carrie was having a hard time setting the shutter speed on her new Canon EOS 50D camera. I found myself trying to explain something that really doesn't make a lot of sense. Namely, when you're looking at the exposure indicator, if you want to move the indicator to the right, you turn the wheel to the left. And if you want to move the indicator to the left, you have to move the wheel to the right. So, I'd argue that this is a serious design flaw. And, it's not like it has to be this way. Nikon doesn't have a counter-intuitive backwards moving shutter wheel.
Today, it bothered me enough that I googled it to see what was up. Apparently, I'm not the only one that noticed this. It is backwards. And enough people realized it was backwards that they set up a custom function to reverse the backwards wheel function.
"[...] Under C.Fn IV 4 - It's called Dial direction during Tv/Av - 0 normal and 1 reverse [...]"
Posted by Rob Kiser on January 22, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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