70D and 7Dmk2 is coming what to expect?

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Re: 70D and 7Dmk2 is coming what to expect?
In reply to bobn2, Mar 2, 2013

bobn2 wrote:

See the plastic chassis, see also that the lens mount is still attached even though the magnesium skin has been removed - the skin is just that, a skin - not structural.

Sorry it is simply a fact that all Canons apart from the 1D series have plastic chassis.

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More BabelN2 fantasy.

The magnesium shell acts as a structural exoskeleton and everywhere it is screwed, it is screwed into metal and not plastic. It is not simply a cosmetic 'skin' as you suggest.

Also clearly displayed in your photo is an additional metal reinforcement going from the lens mount to the tripod mount. This magnesium exoskeleton to steel internal extensions exists throughout the camera.

Here you can see the steel frame that extends from the 7D exoskeleton and provides structural support to the back of the mirror box.

So while the mirror box is engineering plastic, it is not the 'structural chassis' as you fantasize.

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