PNPhotography wrote in post #17991988
Sorry John,I was referring to John Koerner's post
Noise and color aren't the same thing.
Think of it as an sRGB monitor vs. a color-calibrated, full Adobe RGB monitor.
A wonderfully-timed image, in good light, looks beautiful in either monitor ... it just looks a little better in the Adobe RGB monitor.
Just because the 7D2 has less color potential than the D7200 and, I assume, the D500 does not make the 7D2 incapable of taking colorful images.
To underscore a point, I took this image with the original 7D:
Nice and colorful
However, just because the image is pleasing and colorful, does not
put my 7D in the same class as my D810.
Posting images that are pleasing does not prove anything.
(Like I said, a nice image shown in an sRGB monitor is still a nice image.)
My 7D had a color range of 105 compared to a 1073 color range of my D810.
The 221 color range of the 7DII is twice that of the original 7D, but not really where I wanted to be with my upgrade, when I knew that there were cameras out there with much more potential.
I don't know why the truth offends people.
sRGB monitors are everywhere. I would venture to say most people on this site are looking through sRGB monitors, not
color-calibrated 98% Adobe RGB monitors. It is possible to enjoy images on cell phones, sRBG monitors, and fully-color-calibrated monitors.
However, just because you can enjoy looking at an image on sRGB monitors and cell phones does not make these devices the best possible viewing tools.
In the same fashion, there are many cameras out there that take perfectly-fine images that everyone can enjoy, but not all of them are at the high-end of the potential scale, if measured against each other. Some simply have more potential than others.
It is pretty much spelled out, on many different sites, which cameras fall where: at the high, middle, or low-end of the spectrum.
I could post pleasing photos from my 7D, all day long, but when RAW files are viewed 100% at home, the difference in quality is major.
This isn't meant to offend anyone, just to keep it real.