Hello Canon enthousiasts,
Since it's my first post on this forum I'll first give you a short introduction of myself.
My name is Laurens, I come from the Netherlands and work mainly a photojournalist for a newspaper.
I read the topics on this forum quite often and also regularly check the main page too see what's going to be out there.
I'll get down to my issue. I bought a 7D II and noticed that the top LCD doesn't show the lightmeter in manual mode anymore... Like my 7D MkI, 5DII and III do. There is however a exposure correction bar(in AV or TV) that could do this. But I'm not able to find anything about how to make it work like that in the manual, nor the internet.
Does anybody have any idea why Canon deleted that function, and more important, how to get it back?? Noting has taken the place, it's just a blank field when I press the shutter button half way on the 7DII.
You can see the pic's below to understand what I mean.
I'm sorry if there are faults in my post, but English isn't my native language and I haven't been on a forum for a long time now.
All the best,
I thought your English was excellent and you gave a good description of your problem with visuals (though I might have called it the "exposure compensation scale"). I don't shoot a lot in M so I grabbed my 7DII to see how that worked. I turned it on, went to M and the scale was there. But I noticed I was still in Auto ISO so I set the ISO to 400 and there was no compensation scale visible. Then it struck me, perfect exposure would be is a combination of perfect aperture, perfect shutter speed and perfect ISO. To change exposure compensation you have to change one of those attributes. With Auto ISO compensation changes the ISO. And this compensation is visible in a vertical scale on the right of the viewfinder. The same scale seems to be used for the M mode when using a fixed ISO. At least that is the way it appears to work on my camera. I haven't looked at the manual yet but will see what it says. I hope this explanation is clear enough. English is my first (and only) language but I've never been proficient in it.
Edit: I checked the manual and this behavior is explained on page 222 (at least page 222 of the English manual).