70D and 7Dmk2 is coming what to expect?

Started Feb 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Structural Load Bearing Parts
In reply to WilbaW, Mar 6, 2013

WilbaW wrote:

bobn2 wrote:

the ´╗┐fact´╗┐ remains that the 7D has a plastic chassis

For that to be accepted you'd have to prove that there are no metal components amongst the "structural load bearing parts" of the 7D. I can see two large metal load bearing part in the image you posted back on page 2, so how do we make sense of that?

IOW, either the lens mount and the tripod socket are plastic, or they are not "structural load bearing parts". Which is it?

All of these statements about how the 7D has a plastic chassis, seem to be related to the fact that Nikon has gone to just a magnesium back and the mirror boxes and fronts of the camera are now made entirely of plastic. Rather than admit that a Canon product might be slightly more durable that a Nikon, instead the fantasy is presented that the magnesium body of cameras like the 7D, plays no structural role. It's just pitiful the number of posts wasted in this backdoor attempt to defend Nikon.


The D7000 above looks very similar to the dropped Canon 50D where the lens mount was also torn off.

What has Nikon been smoking?!?

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