7D Firmware V2
Slapped the 70-200 mkII on the 7D to look for what you described because I hadn’t noticed that. Guess what – I still don’t see anything saying “AF” followed by anything.
I tried turning AF on and off and tried setting MA and still nothing indicating AF….
Maybe it has to something to do with a particular setting you have activated and nothing to do with the changes in FW v2.0. Might it be in the originally delivered functionality, which was missed by some of us? I even checked Live view, which I never use, thinking you meant that instead of the top LCD display. I saw nothing there either.
Did I get short changed with my upgrade or did you get a bonus feature?
I started in the 50's - my first picture was taken with a Leica and hooked me for life. I no longer use my Leicas, but I am still taking pictures. Some things never change.