11-29-2014 08:53 PM - edited 11-29-2014 08:55 PM
11-29-2014 09:17 PM
11-30-2014 10:00 AM
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?
I too wear glasses, and I have trouble seeing the right-hand edge of the frame for the reasons you mention. Annoyingly often, the result is that I end up with the subject displaced farther to the left than it should be. So if my cameras (5D3, 7D, 50D) had a viewfinder configuration that forced me to look at the right edge, I'd probably regard it as a feature, not a bug.
And I too have a scratch on the right lens of my photochromic polycarbonate (= "very expensive") glassess that may have been caused by contact with a camera. As a result, I'm thinking of switching to actual glass when I get my next pair next month. Glass is heavier than plastic, but it's more scratch-resistant.
11-30-2014 10:05 AM
I think you should return the camera. Please post again when you have done it.
So that you can then order it from the refurb shop. Right, Cale?
01-27-2015 11:41 AM
I love this camera. I HATE it that they eliminated the exposure level indicator in Manual Mode on the bottom of the viewfinder. There are times (bright sun coming in from the side and wearing glasses) that I can't see that right-side level indicator at all. Please, people, if this bothers you at all, call Canon and complain about this: 1-800-652-2666. It's possible it can be fixed with a firmware update.
06-06-2015 12:50 AM
The engineers and designers at Canon fell asleep at the wheel or management was pushing too hard to get the Mark II into production!!!!
very extremely disappointed with the exposure level indicator in Manual Mode. If I could take this camera back I would. For me this is a show stopper.
I am currently in Switzerland and wanting to do some manual exposure settings for some creative shooting in some snow scenes. The exposure meter in the viewfinder at times just isn't visible.
Once I get my camera set on a tripod I have to look through the view finder to set the exposure in the meter that I cannot see. On my 7d I could look at the screen on top of the camera and set the exposure in a screen that was easy to see. Now I CANNOT!
Canon has taken creativity away for their automatic settings. Canon really took a camera with some really great features and ruined it!
06-06-2015 12:57 AM
For me it isn't that one location is better than the other. It is a matter of being able to see the meter. In high light, extreme visibiltiy conditions -- bright snow it simply isn't visible. I use manual setting to do creative work and this has totally ruined what is otherwise a beautiful camera.
Try holding your camera very close to the ground or on the ground and try setting the exposure in manual mode -- impossible to do unless you try to make settings before placing your camera into place. Canon just wasn't thinking on this one!