Planning for my DSLR Future and I think it's the 7D Mark II

Started Apr 24, 2020 | Discussions thread
YWG Senior Member • Posts: 1,078
Re: Planning for my DSLR Future and I think it's the 7D Mark II

gedansky wrote:

So, I actually sold some gear, took advantage of the 6 months no Interest on PayPal and bought the Canon 7D Mark II.

HOLY COW this thing is huge and heavy!

How does anyone carry this around all day? I carry my T6 in my backpack everywhere, everyday. This thing is nearly a third larger and almost twice as heavy as my T6.

I REALLY wanted all the speed and fire power improvements, but I wasn’t expecting it to be THIS BIG!

I’ve got 14 days to test it and get used to it. But I may just continue to live with my T6 until the AF, focus tracking, FPS, buffer, and low light performance/low grain at high ISO, finds its way into something the size of a... well... T6.

So...

Do YOU keep your 7D II on you all the time?

Did you come from a smaller camera?

How did you adjust?

Was it worth the compromise in size?

Thanks for your feedback!

7D II side by side with T6

I have the 7D mkI which is a bit lighter than the mkii. I used to find it okay to carry (I had a 1D3 at one point) but eventually favoured m43.

The T8i might be an inbetween solution with a jump in fps, modest increase in resolution and an improved AF system. The 90D looks quite attractive spec wise for a weight inbetween

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