Anytime we buy gear that turns out to have problems with how it operates it can be very frustrating. The best geeks can hope for is that the manufacturer will quickly offer up a fix for the issues.
If you own a Canon EOS 7D a new firmware update is available that takes the camera to version 1.2.2. The new firmware update fixes an annoying issue where the aperture moves when shooting movies in manual exposure mode using some lenses.
The update also fixes a couple issues with the AF pointer behavior in custom modes and when the viewfinder is used in vertical shooting mode. The update is on the Canon website right now for download at no charge.