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7D2 Weather Sealing apparently VERY good

 
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Nov 04, 2014 11:26 |  #1

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 (external link)


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Nov 04, 2014 11:56 |  #2

Very interesting. I wonder how long it will be before the first "I got rain on my new 7D2. Please help" thread shows up.:lol:


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Nov 04, 2014 12:02 |  #3

Nice, thanks for sharing!


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Nov 04, 2014 12:03 |  #4

Very good sealing indeed.


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Nov 04, 2014 12:37 |  #5

I don't see a video of it buried in dirt, then hosed down with a water hose in a mud puddle, and then shooting with it and having no issues.

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Nov 04, 2014 12:56 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #6

Roger isn't from China. They'll fix that.


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Nov 04, 2014 18:22 |  #7

I wonder if this contributes to the quieter shutter sound, metal body and lots of seals has to dampen the amount of sound that can get out, even though some can get out around the lens and mount.


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Nov 04, 2014 18:29 |  #8

He left out the fact that the lens mount on the MkII also has a gasket for the weather-sealed lenses to mate up to.


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Nov 04, 2014 18:31 |  #9

Keyan wrote in post #17252549 (external link)
I wonder if this contributes to the quieter shutter sound, metal body and lots of seals has to dampen the amount of sound that can get out, even though some can get out around the lens and mount.

Probably a little. I suspect most come from the new shutter design with dampeners added to soften the slap.


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Nov 04, 2014 20:12 |  #10

I am impressed (finally read it all)...wonder how a 1D X compares.


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Nov 04, 2014 20:15 |  #11

Since this is new shutter technology, the 1DX may well be louder.


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Nov 04, 2014 20:16 |  #12

2n10 wrote in post #17252722 (external link)
Since this is new shutter technology, the 1DX may well be louder.

Heh, I meant the weather sealing, keepin it on topic ;-)a


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Nov 04, 2014 21:03 |  #13

Keyan wrote in post #17252726 (external link)
Heh, I meant the weather sealing, keepin it on topic ;-)a

Ooops!. From what I have read the thoughts are the 1DX is probably better sealed. The 7D2 is the second best sealed.


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Nov 05, 2014 04:58 |  #14

kfreels wrote in post #17251815 (external link)
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 (external link)

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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