11-02-2014 02:05 PM - edited 11-02-2014 02:16 PM
I agree with you that the change is horrible. The indicator has completely disappeared on the top of the camera which makes no sense to me, either. I truly hope a firmware upgrade will get the indicator back wherre they were on the original 7D. This is almost a deal breaker, as I almost always shoot in Manual and use Spot Metering. Bad Bad Choice, Canon!
One good thing is that it is still available on the Quick menu, but that does not make up for the loss!!
11-02-2014 06:57 PM
I have one in my hands right now! There is no indicator on the top of the camera in Manual and only a tiny indicator on the right hand side of the view finder. I called Canon to ask if this was a problem with my camera, but was told that it is one of the "quirks" of the camera. I seriously hope they change it.
11-02-2014 08:20 PM
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11-29-2014 05:20 PM - edited 11-29-2014 05:21 PM
I just got my 7DMKII and I am dismayed to find the exposure level meter moved / missing when shooting in Manual with the ISO set. I wear glasses and I can't really get my eye close enough to see the indicator on the right unless I really mash up against the camera. I am afraid of damaging my very expensive glasses!
Setting the ISO to "Auto" is not my preffered way of dealing with this. Where do I compain?