New user of a Canon 7D - less than 50 shots taken. Last night, I needed to take a quick picture of something that was on my cell phone with my Canon 7D
I propped the phone up against a white pillow in a very well lit room. I zoomed in to just focus on the screen while in full AUTO / Green mode. ISO was showing 7200 and the exposure light wouldn't stop flashing, so I couldn't take the photo. Any ideas why this happened? Something about potentially being too close to the source? There was bright light in the room - and the flash didn't pop.
I tried recomposing - still had no luck. I WAS able to take pictures of other things in the room. I eventually just flipped to CA and took the shot.
Is this normal behavior - Why did the camera choose an ISO that wouldn't allow for the shot to be taken, rather than using the flash? And auto-focus squares were clearly lighting up.