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Old 08-23-2017   #1
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Default Dial Indicator Fell Off my 6D

While on a recent trip to the Grand Canyon with the family, I noticed the dial indicator from my 6D was missing. By some miracle, I found it on the floor of our rental car.

What is the best way to re-attach this to my camera? Part of the newly exposed mechanism needs to move and there is a hole that rotates with the dial that looks like it allows access for either maintenance or further disassembly, so I am a bit hesitant to use a "permanent" glue.

My decision point is using a "softer" glue that can be undone, like rubber cement versus something more permanent like crazy glue.

Any advice or insights on this one?

Thanks!

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Nothing new here, been happening for decades.
We used to stock replacement ASA dials for the
Olympus OM series. Cheap way to play the hero

Removal is typically necessary to access various
repairs or adjustments. Rubber cement worked
in every instance. Do not confuse with contact
cement
, which is similar but verrrry strong and
almost impossible to remove.

That hole may or may not be for access. It may
be simply for an alignment peg on the dial.


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Excellent - this is just the input I was looking for. I'll give it a go with some rubber cement.
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Rubber cement is suitably weak
but works cuz there's no stress,
and there's two flat, well mated
surfaces. Fully undo-able.

The spare Olympus ISO dials we
stocked had a peel-off paper on
the back to reveal a mild sticky
adhesive ... prolly double sided
plastic tape, die-cut to a donut
shape.

If you're verrrry handy with such
small operations, you could also
use shellac. Also undo-able and
more immune to getting soft in
hot conditions. OTOH the rubber
cement seems more resistant to
heat than the double sided tape
ever was anywho.

Maybe you should own a spare ?
The Olympus etc situation was a
metal to metal connection. Now
it's about plastic to plastic, and
plasticisers are rather unfriendly
to adhesives :-(

Be glad Canon doesn't have soft
rubber exterior forms stickied to
a plastic chassis, as does certain
Sony and Nikon bodies. :-( :-(:-(
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Just got me 6D .. . noticed that the dial is
metal, not plastic. Hopefully it helps with
adhesion, but I will keep watch over mine
now that I know they can fall off !

I'm sooooo glad Canon issued the new 6D
Mark II .... I bought the display unit at the
local Best Buy, which includes the 24-105L
cuz Canon also upped that to a version II.

I've never been an "early adopter", nor a
"mainstream consumer". I am very much
a scavenger. Model upgrades lately are so
frequent that "scavengers" hardly deserve
that title anymore. We're more accurately
just "slightly delayed adopters"

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Model upgrades lately are so
frequent that "scavengers" hardly deserve
that title anymore. We're more accurately
just "slightly delayed adopters"
. . . partly because it's so true!


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