Hi, I have a brand new 7D Mark II and I'm experiencing intermittent metering issues. For example, I will be shooting just fine in aperture priority in a normal outdoors environment, say at F4.0 at 1/250 sec at 400 ISO, and then all of a sudden, the camera will show that it needs a 30 second exposure (on the LCD screen on the top of the camera). However, if I switch to live view, the screen on the back of the camera will show a normal 1/250 sec exposure. When I switch off the live view, the top LCD screen will go back to showing some ridiculously long exposure time.
Changing shooting modes (TV/Manual, etc.), metering modes, AF modes, etc. seem to have no effect on on correcting the crazy long exposure time. However, after a minute or so, things will go back to normal.
Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon? Thanks for advance for your input.
That is not normal and while I sent my 7d2 back to canon for other reasons, I never experienced this issue. Check the electrical contacts on the camera and lens for any dirt or lint. If that's ok, can you try another lens and see if the problem still happens?
If you don't have another lens, try to find a series of steps to reproduce the problem and send the lens and camera back to canon for replacement or repair while it's still under warranty.