Those of you guys who have problems with the VF... How many of you guys shot with the 7d and how many of you guys had similar issues?
I have the 7D and its not a big issue because its no good in low light in any event, so I do not use it in dark situations. However, with the 5D MK III being a low light camera and able to shoot in almost darkness, I'd like to light up the focus point like the 1D MK IV, and the Nikon D800.
There is a workaround, briefly press the AF point selection button, and all points light with the selected ones flashing, and try to put the point on the subject before they turn off. Then remember where its at and don't move, or it will focus on something else. Its really unworkable.
I returned mine and bought a slightly used1D MK IV for the same price, and like it better. Its not as good in low light, particularly at focusing, but I've been using it at up to ISO 12800 and its produces a reasonable image. I can also AF at f/8 when I'm using TC's. Its no wonder dealers sells out as soon as they are in stock.
I'd like to keep it and my D800, but one has to go, I can't justify having a duplicate set of high end lenses. I just can't decide which, but I do find myself grabbing the D800 because its smaller.