kfreels wrote in post #17251815
Roger at lens rentals did his usual dissection of the 7D2 and had this to say:
“So there you have it. This is, by dissection at least, the most thoroughly weather-sealed camera I’ve ever run across. (I would point out that I don’t take apart every camera so please don’t change my wording to say it’s the most weather sealed camera. I don’t know that.) But this isn’t just market-speak weather sealing. It’s a thorough and complete attempt to seal every possible crack and crevice the camera has.”
More here. http://www.lensrentals.com …1/cracking-open-the-7d-ii
Very useful info, and a big plus point for the 7DII. I was going to say well done Canon.
But then TBH, He goes on about rubber gaskets as though its something remarkable.
God I bought a £9 security light from B&Q and youve guessed it - it had rubbber gaskets on all the seperating components, even a compression gasket on teh flex inlet!
In my naivety, I automatically asssumed say on my 5D3 with an initial price of what £3,000 this would have been standard. In production terms those gaskets cost less than a £10 note.
And no, I would never, take my baby out in the rain. Thanks to this forum advising me that Canon's Marketing Department were barking mad, running the gauntlet, with their claims on weather sealing. Some words about "build for the harshest environments" ( I forget the exact words ) would have meant had I been caught in a light shower, and it failed, I would definitely get them to repair or replace it. And I definitely would have won in the UK. Would it go to Court?; probably not, as they would not want to open the flood-gates on claims. It would be settled as soon as they got the small claims court submission.
In any event its a good move by Canon to avoid litigation.
I'm sure numerous members will, think I am mad, but then I know how to make big companies honour their part of the bargain.
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